By their marriage, man and wife witness Christ's spousal love for His Church.


Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to live alone. I will make a suitable companion to help him.” That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united with his wife, and they become one.
— Genesis 2:18,24

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.

  • Sacraments

    • (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.  

  • 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.

Have questions about marriage prep or convalidation?

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