At least six (6) months before the wedding, the wedding parties meet with the priest or deacon for the initial interview and the setting of the wedding date. At least six (6) weeks before the wedding, the wedding parties attend a Marriage Preparation Course or Workshop. A certificate of attendance is part of the marriage documentation. At least six (6) weeks before the wedding, the wedding parties meet with the priest for the canonical interview and complete the required documentation, including the following documents:
Certificate of Baptism for the Catholic party/parties, issued for marriage purposes after the initial interview.
A copy of baptismal certificate of baptism of the non-Catholic party.
Proof of freedom (Form 2A)
Concerning Baptism (Form 2B)
Certificate of Marriage Preparation Course
Musical program (approved by parish musician)
Wedding Service program (readings, prayers, vows & blessings)
Permission letter from parish priest (if from another parish)
Complete legal names of two (2) witnesses with their respective complete mailing addresses (with postal codes)
At least four (4) weeks before the wedding, the Catholic parties celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation as preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony.