That certainly wasn't told to us by anyone in the RCIA program, it's something I've stumbled across recently, and I am upset about it as we have been taking the Eucharist. Are we really not supposed to be taking the Eucharist until that is done?The ceremony lasts as little as 5 minutes and it’s free.Validation of marriage or convalidation of marriage is, in Roman Catholic canon law, making a putative marriage a valid one, after the removal of an impediment, or its dispensation, or the removal of defective consent. Sorry for all the questions, but I am pretty upset. You will exchange vows and some paperwork will be done. If you abstain from sex until the convalidation, you don't need to abstain from the eucharist. I know that's how it works when unbaptized people in a couple become Catholic. You will exchange vows and some paperwork will be done. If you abstain from sex until the convalidation, you don't need to abstain from the sacraments. My DH was raised LDS and did not have a valid baptism until Easter vigil 2006. We were married by a Mormon "bishop" in a Mormon church. It was only months after Easter Vigil that a parish secretary mentioned in passing that our marriage would need to be Convalidated. If we're not supposed to be, do we need to go to confession? If a protestant, the first marriage (though not sacramental) may not be invalid, and so be made sacramental by the waters of your husband's baptism itself. If a protestant, the first marriage (though not sacramental) may not be invalid, and so be made sacramental by the waters of your husbands baptism itself.
In hindsight some expressed their regret not having gone to see their priest first to make sure that they were approaching holy matrimony in the right way.It is a very serious sin for a Catholic to marry outside of the Catholic Church without an official dispensation from the bishop and without marriage prep done through one’s local parish.It also nullifies your privilege to be a godparent for Baptism or be a Confirmation sponsor.If a couple's wedding took place outside of the church, convalidation is necessary for the marital union to be formally recognized by the Catholic Church.Although this is a more formal occasion, the etiquette for a convalidation ceremony should basically be almost the same as it would be for any vow renewal ceremony.