Engaged couples begin preparation a minimum of six months prior to the date of the wedding.  

Please contact the parish office at (916) 684-5722 to schedule and for more information regarding wedding preparation requirements.

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“A Convalidation is not simply a renewal of the previous intention to marry, but the creation of a valid marriage in the sight of the Christian community.” USCCB

A “convalidation ceremony” is a remedy for a marriage which has been impeded by some canonical defect.  Catholics who exchange vows in the presence of ministers from other religious traditions or civil officials are not considered sacramentally married in the eyes of the Catholic Church.  Couples who choose to bring their marriage into the Church receive many gifts – peace of heart, oneness with the Church, and the fullness of the sacraments.

Contact your Parish Advocate, Menchie Cabrera 916-683-2963 or to start the process of making your civil marriage valid in the Catholic Church.

Convalidation preparation needs to begin at least 6 months prior to the date of the convalidation ceremony.