Couples intending to get married in St Ignatius Church must meet the following criteria:

  1. Either the bride and/or the groom must be a baptised and Confirmed Roman Catholic, and;
  2. Either the bride and/or the groom must be residing in the St. Ignatius Church pastoral care zone. If both bride and groom are Roman Catholics but one is not residing in the St. Ignatius Church pastoral care zone, they must provide a letter of consent / no objection from his/her Parish Priest.

Couples are advised to get in touch with the Parish Office at least nine (9) months before the intended wedding date. The Wedding Enrollment form must be completed and submitted to the Parish Office.

Upon registration, couples will be advised on the conditions and procedure for marriage in Church particularly with reference to Pre-Nuptial Inquiry (PNI) and Catholic Marriage Preparation Course (CMPC).

For a step-by-step guide to getting married in St. Ignatius Church , please refer to the Procedure section below.

If a couple intends to be married in the St. Ignatius Church and desires the Wedding Mass to be celebrated by a Catholic priest from a different parish, please contact the Parish Priest of St. Ignatius Church to seek permission.

In the case of a mixed marriage, where one of the couple is not a Catholic, a wedding service will be held. However, if the couple intends to have full Mass (with Eucharist) they should contact the Parish Priest who will then recommend and seek approval from the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur for such a marriage to take place. For such cases, the non-Catholic party should understand the meaning and significance of the Eucharist.

If a Catholic wishes to marry in a church of another denomination, temple or in other places, he / she must contact the Parish Office. A PNI will be carried out, after which the Parish Priest will seek approval from the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur for the Catholic partner to be married outside the Catholic Church.

Catholics who have not been married in the church and wish to solemnise their marriage may contact the Parish Priest to make arrangements for a convalidation of marriage in the church.


  1. Enroll with the Parish Office and Wedding Enrollment form at least nine (9) months before intended wedding date.
  2. Check if the desired wedding date and time are available. Availability is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that weddings will not be conducted during the season of Lent, on Christmas Day, Chinese New Year, Malaysia Day, Labour Day, Agong’s Birthday and Sultan’s Birthday. One may however meet the Parish Priest if there is a special case.
  3. Register for the CMPC.
  4. Upon completion of CMPC, arrange with the Parish Office for PNI.
  5. After PNI, the couple may proceed to apply for the Civil Registration of Marriages and register the marriage with the authorities.
  6. Arrange for a commentator and a lector (reader) for the wedding Mass. These must be Catholics and know the church procedures.
  7. Arrange for the choir. Make sure to check if they are familiar with the songs selected.
  8. Prepare the wedding booklet and submit it to the Parish Office for Priest to peruse and approve.

  9. Complete and submit Floral Arrangement Form to engage the Altar Society. Alternatively, make arrangements with an external florist (refer to Floral Arrangement Form for guidance on the flower arrangement necessary).

  10. Arrange for wedding rehearsal with Sacristan. This should be done generally one (1) week before the wedding date. Contact Branden Fidelis – +6 03 7803 5217 / +6 012 757 4430.

  11. Receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation (for the Catholic partner(s)) before getting married.

Documentation checklist

  • Letter of consent / no objection (if relevant)

  • Copy of Baptism Certificate extracted by the church where the you were baptized (within the last 6 months)

  • Copy of Confirmation Cert extracted by the church where the you were baptized (within the last 6 months)

  • Recent passport-sized photos: one of each person, to be used in the Banns.

  • Copy of CMPC certificate.

  • Copy of Civil Registration of Marriage certificate.

  • Copy of wedding booklet (to be provided a few days before the wedding for priest to review). Refer to Procedure section for sample booklet and guidelines.

  • Provide names and NRIC of two witnesses; one for the bride and one for the groom. Parents are not accepted as witnesses. Witnesses do not have to be Catholic.

Click to download: Wedding Checklist and Wedding Enrolment Form.

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