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Mark A. wrote:

Hi, guys —

I am a Catholic who has been baptized in the Church and am planning to get married.

  • Do I still need to receive my First Communion to get married in a Catholic Church?


  { Do I need to receive my First Communion to get married in a Catholic Church? }

Mary Ann replied:

Dear Mark —

No but, in the six-month preparation period for the sacrament of Matrimony, your pastor will want you to undergo preparation for receiving the Eucharist and Confirmation. These will fully initiate you into the Catholic Church (I assume you wish to be fully Catholic.) Talk to your pastor.

Marriage is a way of living out the relationship of Christ and His Church, His Body. It is a reflection of the Eucharistic union. You will need the grace of the Holy Spirit to faithfully live out your marriage in today's world.

Mary Ann

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