Are You Already Married? Were You Married in the Catholic Church? If not then We Invite You to Consider Getting Married in the Church!
Many Catholics are married but, for various reasons, chose to marry outside of the Catholic Church. Perhaps this is your situation. Maybe you married before a justice of the peace, or at a beautiful beach resort, or at Protestant church. You may have had various reasons for not marrying in a Catholic Church. Perhaps you or your spouse had already been married. Maybe you did not realize that it even made a difference where or how you married. Either way, we are very glad that you are visiting this page! We want to invite you to consider marrying in the Church. Some people call this "getting their marriage blessed." The Church often refers to this as a "validation" or "convalidation" of a civil marriage. There are important differences between a marriage that takes place in the Catholic Church and one that does not. God wants to give you all of the special graces necessary to live the best possible marriage. Check out this information on this page and then contact us. God bless! Fr. DiTomo, Pastor
Married Outside the Catholic Church?
Watch this video! Fr. DiTomo explains the booklet "Married Outside the Catholic Church? Divorced and Remarried? Can I Receive Holy Communion?"
Were you or your spouse married before? Check out these articles related to marrying in the Catholic Church
In some cases when two people marry there was something essential to marriage that was missing at the time that consent was exchanged. If you are divorced you can have the Church tribunal investigate your prior marriage to see if it was, in fact, a valid marriage.
So you or your spouse were married before. Were either you or your spouse baptized Catholic or married to a baptized Catholic? If so, did that marriage take place outside of the Catholic Church? Read the following article.