(Closed) Vow renewals

posted 6 years ago in Vow Renewals
Post # 3
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

As you said, vows do not expire, so Catholics do not have a “vow renewal”; but we do have Reaffirmation of Marriage Vows. The Reaffirmation Ceremony is customarily done for 25th and 50th anniversaries:

“I (Name) reaffirm my marriage vow of (25, 50) years ago, and rededicate myself in the same spirit that I once took you (Name), for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, till death do us part.”

I don’t know if a priest would do it for a 6th anniversary, but it does not hurt to ask your parish priest. I’ve seen anniversary blessings being given at various times, and also wedding anniversary Mass Intentions. The priest might suggest this if it’s more appropriate.

Post # 4
3220 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

would you feel comfortable having just a celebration of your marriage outside of the church? your vows are still valid and you don’t have to have any sort of religious person there, but maybe you could personally renew your vows at a quiet place in a park? or have a dinner with your closest friends and toast one another?

Post # 6
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@loopy_lou:the Reaffirmation of Vows is basically the Catholic vow renewal. I’m pretty sure a priest will let you do it for any anniversary (although it is more common for big ones), but you might have to pay a fee for use of the church, etc. I know a couple that did it for 5 years (they never had a big wedding, so they used their 5 yr anniversary as a big celebration).

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