Convalidation

This workshop is recommended for couples that have been civilly married for longer than 2 years. When couples have been civilly married for less than two years it is recommended that they attend a Pre Cana Weekend Retreat (or a Marriage Encounter Weekend). We would be happy to work with you in determining the best way to meet the needs of these couples.

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“Couples already civilly married are not coming to the Catholic Church for a “blessing of their marriage.” They are consenting to become a sacramental couple in the sight of the Catholic community.  A sacramental marriage is an ongoing journey that begins on the day of your convalidation and lasts a lifetime. It involves the married couples’ relationship with God and the Church community as they strive daily to live their sacramental promise.”

If you have questions about the best program for your preparation of the Sacrament of Marriage, please contact the Family Life Office at 407.246.4882.