Sacrament of Marriage

Your desire to marry is a sign that you and your partner have opened your hearts to one another. During the ceremony you will exchange rings and join your hands as a sign of your love. It is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to another person.


As it states in the Catechism of the Catholic Church

"God who is love and who created man and woman for love has called them to love. By creating man and woman he called them to an intimate Communion of life and of love in Marriage; 'So that they are no longer two, but one flesh' (Matthew 19:6). God said to them in blessing ' Be friutful and multiply' (Genesis 1:28)."


  • The Parish of Christ the King requests six months notification of marriage in order to facilitate necessary preparation of the Sacrament of Marriage.
  • The Church also recommends that the couple should fulfil a marriage preparation course, which is facilitated by Accord - Marriage Care which have many locations around Dublin and Ireland. You can get more information on their website &
  • The Civil Authorities requires all couples planning a marriage ceremony in Ireland to register their intent of marriage with the State at least three months prior to their wedding date.  To notify the Registrar of your intention to marry you may book a Marriage Notification appointment in person, by telephone or on line at  For more information you can visit