My boyfriend is Catholic and I am a Jehovah’s Witness. I’m disfellowshipped now, but I plan to get reinstated and remain a Witness. I’ve been married before to another Witness in a Kingdom Hall and I was baptized as a JW (though I’m told Catholics don’t recognize the baptism because we don’t get baptized in the Trinity). My ex-husband and I got a divorce quite a while ago so it is no longer recognized by the state at least. Not sure about how the Catholic Church views it.
My boyfriend and I want to get married, but I want to know what I have to go through to get married by his priest in his Church. I’ve heard anywhere from taking two years of RCIA classes before I can get married to just having to sit down with a priest and go over our plans for ourselves and any children we have in the future.
Do we just have to sit down with the priest or do I have to go to classes or what? I’m pretty confused about this and my boyfriend isn’t sure either as he’s never been married before and obviously not to someone of a different religion. I’m just trying to do some research so I’ll know what to expect and if I want to go through all of it or simply have a JP marry us.
I feel the need, after some former misinterpretation of myself, to express that we are fully prepared for the consequences of marrying someone of another religion. We know that sometimes it will be difficult, but marriage is all about compromise and certainly marrying someone of the same faith doesn’t guarantee you a perfect life either. I can certainly attest to that.
Any help and advice you all could offer would be really great. Thanks!