Photographs and Video Recording
The making of a video and the taking of photographs is no problem so long as it does not take from the sacredness of the ceremony.
The Church Ceremony
This should be discussed in detail with the officiating priest.
If you intend printing a booklet for your wedding, it is advisable to have it checked over with the priest who will officiate. Reading should always be from the bible. Samples are available.
The music for your wedding must be suited to the dignity of the occasion.
There is no fee for the use of the church. It is however customary to give a voluntary offering to the priest who celebrates your marriage.
If neither party of the wedding is from the parish it is presumed the couple will invite a priest from their own parish, a relative or a friend to officiate. The documentation required will be attended to by the priest in the home parish and forwarded to Bandon. The priest in the home parish should be contacted several months before the wedding date.
In the case where you invite a priest relative or friend to officiate at your wedding, he must produce a current Celebret from his bishop or superior to the parish clergy. Please inform him of this regulation.
If you wish to receive a Papal Blessing, you can organise it through Veritas on Carey’s Lane, Cork or at The Roman House on North Main Street, Cork. Organise it well in advance of date.
Very Rev. Denis O’Leary P.P. Parochial House, Bandon, Co. Cork. Tel: 023 8843794
Rev. Myles McSweeney C.C. The Presbytery, Bandon, Co. Cork. Tel: 023 8865067