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Kristal wrote:

Hi, guys —

I want to get married some day in the Catholic Church. I have been baptized in a Catholic parish but my parents never took me to First Communion classes as a child so my question to you is:

  • Do I need to receive my First Communion in order to get married?


  { Can I marry in the Catholic Church if I was baptized yet never received my First Communion? }

Fr. Jonathan replied:


You are not required to do this but it is time you took steps to explore the faith.

Perhaps you could join what is called the RCIA group in your parish. This is the program that teaches the faith for those who want to be Catholic. You are already a Catholic but you could join anyway just to get the knowledge or see if they have Adult Confirmation classes there.

Talk to your priest. It will change your life.

Fr. Jonathan

Mike replied:

Hi Kristal,

I would also add that besides teaching you the faith, an RCIA program will also expose you to various ministries your local Catholic parish offers.

It's a great way to meet new Catholic friends and develop like interests.

I hope this helps,


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