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Non Catholic marrying a Catholic in Catholic Church

What to expect when marrying a Catholic in Catholic Church? Ceremony? Pre meetings with priest? Etc

Re: Non Catholic marrying a Catholic in Catholic Church

  • holyguacamole79holyguacamole79 a taco truck in Houston member
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    edited September 2014
    happy2016 said:
    What to expect when marrying a Catholic in Catholic Church? Ceremony? Pre meetings with priest? Etc

    Check out this thread. http://forums.theknot.com/discussion/1038849/questions-from-a-non-catholic-about-a-catholic-ceromony

    You will go through some sort of marriage prep.  You will work with the priest / deacon to decide if you want a full Mass or not.  Here is a really good site - 
    http://www.foryourmarriage.org/catholic-marriage/planning-a-catholic-wedding/
    CMGragain
  • Hey! I am a Catholic and married a non-catholic  He was wondering the same thing! HA!  Basically you guys will choose your church and date and sit down with a priest to 'book' your date.  Then the priest will give you a list of what you will need before you get married.  You'll pick your readings and songs too.  I think some parishes also have you take a 'test' of sorts to see how you guys measure up with eachother on the important marriage issues (finances, etc.)  I use the word 'test' in quotes because it wasn't like, pass/fail, it was more like, lets see if we actually talk. HA

    And yes, you'll need to do pre-cana. We really liked ours, but I've heard mixed reviews on them.

    Good luck and go with the flow! 
  • Both of you will need to attend Pre-Cana classes together.  Is he a baptized Christian?  That can be very important.  He does not need to convert to Catholicism.  You should meet with your priest ASAP.
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  • I'm also getting married in a Catholic church but I am not Catholic. So far we have taken the pre-test and we failed horribly, but don't worry, it isn't really failing. As we learned by looking at our answers, we agreed on a lot of things, but if we didn't have the answer the church wanted us to have then we 'missed' the question. We had the option of a Catholic ceremony without a Mass. Since my family cannot take communion and his mother's side of the family also could not, we decided this would be the best option as to not leave anyone out. It's all gone quite smooth, the only thing we still have on our agenda is the marriage prep class...and natural family planning which is required at our church.


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