Marriage

Our Lady Help of Christians (OLHC) Parish warmly welcomes couples wishing to celebrate the Sacrament of Marriage. The Parish has two Churches, Our Lady Help of Christians at Hendra and St John’s Church at Northgate.

OLHC church is located at the corner of Manson Road and Bowman Street, Hendra.  St John’s Church is at 688 Nudgee Road, Northgate.  Both churches have AV facilities as well as an organ and/or piano to accommodate wedding music. Flowers and booklets are by own arrangement.

An initial Marriage Enquiry interview with Fr Paul Chackanikunnel, CMI, the Parish Priest, is required at least 6 months prior to the intended date of the wedding. The wedding documents will be prepared at this interview as well as confirmation of the date of the wedding.

At this meeting, couples are required to provide the Parish with a copy of the Bride and Groom’s Birth, Baptism and Confirmation certificates.  Couples are also required to attend a Marriage Preparation Course (Centacare, Anglicare, Spiritus) before their marriage takes place.  Further meetings with Fr Paul will be as required (at least 2-3 meetings to complete the pre-marriage documentation and preparation).

An administration fee of $200 for the use of the Church and $250.00 stipend for the celebrant is applicable.

If you have any questions or queries, or would like to check church availability please contact the Parish Office on (07) 3268 3040 or via email hendra@bne.catholic.net.au.