Post # 1
Hi all. Quick question without getting into any of the background details yet…I’m sure I will be asking tons of questions about other stuff as time goes on. 🙂
Is a wedding ceremony between a Catholic (him), and a baptized non-Catholic (me!) which takes place in a Catholic church but NOT with a Mass still a sacrament?
My understanding from reading old posts and other sources is it IS for him…and can be for me if I become confirmed later? I plan to join the Church AFTER our wedding due to some scheduling issues with our families…
Thanks for your help. I want to make sure my non-Catholic-ness isn’t making my fiance miss out.
Post # 3
Yes. If you plan on joining the church later, you’ve still received the sacrament of marriage within the church. The church still recognizes your marriage, and really, no one is keeping track of the sacraments you’ve received – there’s not a checklist or anything. As long as the marriage takes place in the church and officiated by a priest, it will be a valid sacrament. 🙂
Post # 4
Yes, it is a sacrament! You two are performing the ceremony!
Post # 5
Actually you had better check with your diocesen Canonical Services office. Usually a marriage between a Catholic and an unbaptized person is not allowed unless you get special permission. And yes, the sacraments you are receiving are kept track of. Information about your wedding should be sent to the baptismal church and it should be recorded on the back of his baptismal certificate.
Post # 6
Sorry if my post was confusing. I am baptized, in another denomination. Just not Catholic.