|The marriage of a Roman Catholic is a religious sacrament so weddings must take place in the
church rather than in a resort or other location. A Catholic priest is not permitted to officiate
at a wedding outside the church building.
Marriage is a lifelong commitment, and therefore, the Catholic Church in Jamaica requires a
period of serious premarital preparation :
1. At least three months before the planned wedding date, the couple overseas must begin
preparation with their own local priest.
2. Your local parish priest will send all the documents and paper work to his own Chancery
office. The local chancery then forward all these documents with a testimonial letter at least
two months before the date of the wedding to:
Msgr. Etuale Lealofi
Roman Catholic Cathedral of The Blessed Sacrament
P.O. Box 197
Montego Bay, Jamaica
The same documents are required in Jamaica as would be required if the couple were to marry
in their own parish at home (certificates of baptism, dispensations, statements of freedom to
3. A written statement regarding the extent and content of the premarital preparation is to
be included by the priest.
4. Permission granted by their own parish and diocese for the couple to be married in Jamaica
is also to be included.
The couple must take care to arrive in Jamaica 2 full business days before the wedding in
order to apply for the necessary Minister's License. The wedding coordinator at The Blue
House will make arrangements for this license for you.
The couple is to contact the Catholic priest in Ocho Rios to arrange for the date and time of
the wedding as well as to plan the wedding liturgy. Ordinarily, this is done at the same time
wedding reservations are made with The Blue House.
Fr. John Bosco Maison
Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic Church
Main Street, Ocho Rios
A stipend of $200 US is suggested for the use of the church.
If you'd like, the wedding coordinator at The Blue House is available to make arrangements for
flowers for the church, musicians, soloist or a choir. For additional information, please click on
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