Catholic Vow Renewal – Sample?

posted 12 months ago in Catholic
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Do you mean a convalidation ceremony, which would be if you were already married in a non-Catholic civil ceremony and wanted to be married in the Church?

From what I’ve read I think a convalidation ceremony can have all of the same parts of a regular wedding ceremony- I’m not sure about the cord/arras, that might be up to your individual parish. Although typically the main “trappings” of a big wedding such as having bridesmaids, wearing a big white dress, etc. are discouraged since the Church does recognize that you’re already married, and it shouldn’t be a “re-do” wedding. 

Here’s my usual source for most Catholic wedding info: https://togetherforlifeonline.com/wedding/convalidation/

 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

^ What PP said.

However, if this is like your 50th wedding anniversary and you want to celebrate with a vow renewal, I’ve seen that done at mass on a regular good ol’ Sunday mass, and my grandparents did it. It took zero planning and according to them was pretty stress-free. Your priest would definitely be able to help you – or any priest in the neighborhood, really. 🙂 

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