St. Flannan's Catholic Parish



"So they are no longer two, but one flesh.

Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate" Matthew 19:6

A church is the appropriate venue for the wedding of those who believe in Christ and who which to celebrate publicly God's blessing of their union with the Sacrament of Marriage..

Sacrament of Marriage

The Sacrament of Marriage is the official ritual of the Church, so the Church regulates its celebration.

Initial Appointment

Couples inquiring about a wedding at St Flannan's Catholic Church should make an appointment with the Parish Priest at least 6 months prior to your proposed wedding date.

Prior Marriage/s

If either of the couple has been married previously, including civilly or in another faith tradition, the priest may not be authorised to celebrate your wedding.

An interview with the Parish Priest is required to clarify the matter.


The Church encourages you to spend your engagement preparing for a strong, lifelong marriage. Attendance at a Marriage Preparation Course, such as that offered by Centacare, is a requirement for a wedding in the Church.
In preparing your marriage liturgy and wedding booklet, the electronic resource 'LabOra Marriage', is an invaluable planning aid. It is available from Liturgy Brisbane.


There is quite a lot of paperwork to complete - both for the Church and the Government. To help in this regard, you will need to obtain a copy of both your Birth Certificate and your Baptism Certificate.


  • Use of Church $350
  • Priest Stipend $400
  • Paperwork preparation and lodgement $30
  • The parish office can offer you contact details for an organist, vocalist, or catering services, should you require these services.
  • Should any costs cause undue financial stress, accommodation for your situation can be made in discussion with the parish priest.
  • For payment via credit card or EFT please refer to the Donations page of this website

Further Information

Contact the Parish Office to make an enquiry or arrange an appointment.

Archdiocese of Brisbane Links:

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St. Flannan’s Parish Vision Statement

"We, the members of St. Flannan’s Catholic Parish, united by our common faith and nourished by our shared Eucharist, strive to make Jesus a reality through our lives as we face the challenges of a changing world.

Our aim is to be a welcoming and caring people, respecting the dignity of all, as we walk together in service to each other and the wider community"

To enquire further, please contact the Parish Office.

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time - Two-Minute Homily: Fr Tom Elich

Two-Minute Homily by Fr Tom Elich for the Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2024. “Our prayer time is not an escape from our mission to love and care for others. Rather, our quiet time gives us the focus and the energy to do our ministry well.”...


Your Generosity. Our Mission.

One of the greatest contributions you can make to the mission of the Church is to leave your own legacy of faith for future generations. A gift in your will, no matter how big or small, is one way you can personally advance your faith and the work of the parish.

Parish Office

Tue-Fri from 9.00 AM to 3.00 PM

Parish Priest: Fr Rafal Rucinski
Parish Secretary: September Morn Gorospe


3265 3977

194 Handford Road, Zillmere, Qld, Australia
PO Box 214, Zillmere, Qld 4034

[email protected]