(Closed) Catholic Church Requirements

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I found this explanation: 

The reception of baptism is necessary for the valid reception of the sacrament of matrimony. The reception of the sacraments of confirmation, penance, and Eucharist is strongly recommended for Catholics who enter a sacramental marriage (including a mixed marriage) as well as those who enter a disparity of cult marriage. Although following this recommendation is not necessary for the validity of the marriage, it is urged in virtue of the faith dimension of marriage as well as the ecclesial obligations.

http://www.marriagepreparation.com/Confirmation_required.htm

 

So it seems that confirmation is not required, but strongly urged. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Confirmation is not a requirement. Both of you don’t have to be Baptized either—just one of you. Some priests recommend things, that are not real rules. It is up to each individual priest/parish. But technically you are absolutely allowed to get married w/o being confirmed. The classes, preparation, and confirmation day is a lot of work and a HUGE time commitment that may cause unneeded stress during your already busy wedding planning season; so maybe you can consider getting confirmed after your wedding. Why don’t you talk to your priest and express this intention. I am assuming since you want to get married in a church, you also want to raise your kids Catholic if you have them. Tell him this as well. It’s things like this that make me happy I have priests in the family who do all of our wedding, baptisms, etc..

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@mae437:   I think it also depends on your parish and if one of you is not Catholic.  A friend of mine was able to get married at a Catholic church and her husbandsisn’t a Catholic.  They had to do the couples retreat but was not required for her husband to be confirmed.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Padua Hills Theater

I always thought at least one of you has to be confirmed but idk. Every church and priest is different is seems

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