Sacrament of Marriage
For Catholics, the Sacrament of Marriage, or Holy Matrimony, is a public sign that one gives oneself totally to another person. It is also a public statement about God.
In a sacramental marriage, we believe that God’s love becomes present to the spouses in their total union and also flows through them to their family and community. By their permanent, faithful and exclusive giving to each other, the couple reveals something of God’s unconditional love.
The sacrament of Christian marriage involves the entire life of spouses as they journey together through the ups and downs of marriage and become more able to give to and receive from each other. Their life becomes sacramental to the extent that the couple cooperates with God’s action in their life.
Catholic teaching holds that the grace of this sacrament brings to the spouses the particular help they need to be faithful and to be good parents. It also helps a couple to serve others beyond their immediate family and to show the community that a loving and lasting marriage is both desirable and possible.
Marriage Ceremonies at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Deepdene
Our Lady of Good Counsel (OLGC) Church is available for weddings on most Saturdays during the year between 1.00pm and 3.00pm. It is also possible to schedule a wedding during the week, subject to the availability of the church and celebrants.
To assist you with planning a marriage ceremony at OLGC Church, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions.
Marriage Ceremonies at Our Lady of Victories Basilica, Camberwell
Our Lady of Victories (OLV) Basilica is available for weddings on most Saturdays during the year between 12 noon and 4.00 pm. It is also possible to schedule a wedding on some Sundays, at 2.30 pm only, or during the week, subject to the availability of the Basilica and celebrants.
To assist you with planning a marriage ceremony at OLV, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions.
Submit an Enquiry
To enquire about booking a wedding at either Our Lady of Victories Basilica, Camberwell or Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Deepdene, please complete the Wedding Enquiry Form.
Sally McIntosh is the first point of contact for couples enquiring about marriage ceremonies at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church or Our Lady of Victories Basilica
T: 9816 9291 (Parish Office)