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Catholic Institute of Sydney

Canon Law and Celebrating Marriage 2021: Module Three

The Catholic Institute of Sydney is offering four modules designed to assist clergy, parish secretaries and others who are interested in the preparation and celebration of marriage. The “Red Book” – Celebrating Marriage in the Archdiocese of Sydney has recently been updated to take into account the significant and rapid social change in Australian society and in the Church as well as recent changes to the 1983 Code of Canon Law.


MODULE ONE: Friday 26 March 2021


Catholic Marriage; Marriage Preparation; Domicile and Marriage

MODULE TWO: Friday 28 May 2021

Practical Issues

Place of Marriage; Mixed Marriages; Impediments and Dispensations

MODULE THREE: Friday 3 December 2021

More Practical Issues

Marriage and Baptism; Eastern Churches; Validation

MODULE FOUR: To be advised

Concluding Issues

Church Tribunal; Civil Law; Q & A Session


The Modules will be facilitated by Civil and Canon Lawyers (all priests of NSW dioceses) who will introduce and explain the information and instructions outline in the book.

The input and material provided will also be helpful for those from other dioceses beyond Sydney.


Modules will run from 10am to 3pm. There will be a limited number of places for those who wish to attend in person. It will also be available via Zoom.


For registration please complete and return the form below and indicate if you prefer to attend in person or via Zoom.

Canon Law and Celebrating Marriage_2021 Registration form


For further information please contact Angelina Tropeano on (02) 9752 9500 or email at