Marriage and Convalidation

Understanding the marriage and convalidation process and the Sacrament of Matrimony

Sacrament of Matrimony

Engaged Couples:

Congratulations on your engagement!  Begin your new life together by getting married in the Catholic Church, which by canon law all baptized Catholics are required to do, following a solid preparation for marriage.  For marriage preparation in English, please contact Ann at least six months before your desired wedding date.

Bring Your Marriage into the Church (Convalidation):

Did you know that canon law requires all baptized Catholics to marry in the Catholic Church, unless given official permission to do otherwise?  It’s important.  If you married outside of the Church, we encourage you to celebrate your marriage in the Church – called convalidation.  It’s not difficult to do or a lengthy process, and it brings your marriage “into good standing” with the Church.  Convalidations are usually celebrated on a weekday afternoon very simply.

To learn more about weddings and Convalidations contact Ann Brophy at the parish office, email directly at [email protected] or fill out a contact form by clicking on the contact us button on this page..

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