By their marriage, man and wife witness Christ's spousal love for His Church.
what is matrimony
The matrimonial covenant, by which a man and a woman establish between themselves a partnership of the whole of life, is by its nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring; this covenant between baptized persons has been raised by Christ the Lord to the dignity of a sacrament (ccc 1601). This covenant is made between a man and woman in front of God and lasts a lifetime. The love between married couples is as our Lord loves His Church. The ultimate goal of a married couple is to get their spouse, and children, to heaven.
Marriage Preparation requirements
If not a parishioner a letter of permission is first required from there parish pastor.
(Updated Copy) for Baptism Certificate
original copy of Confirmation Certificate.
If no certificate
a letter stating Church name, address, state and Date
of confirmation than signed by 2 witnesses (Parents, Godparents, sister,
brother, friend, anyone present etc.)
Prenuptial Questionnaire to be filled out.
We have a survey (provided by Fully Engaged) in which mentor couples are paired with the engaged couple, to in which the engaged couple discusses survey questions and answers.
Fully Engaged seeks to ensure that the engaged couple continues to grow
in the Sacrament of Marriage during their time of preparation and beyond.
Learn about Natural Family Planning by clicking here as a couple and learn what the Catholic Church teaches about childbirth.
Marriage convalidation requirements
Couples wanting their Marriage Blessed in the Catholic Church would also need
Copy of your Marriage License (State where married) if married civilly.
If previously married (civilly) a copy of divorce degree is required.
Call the Prince of Peace Catholic Church office 210 681-8330 Ext 10 to speak to check if the date is available for wedding.
Ministry coordinators will be notified and will call you to start your Marriage preparation and answer any questions.