Can we get our marriage convalidated NOW?


#1

May two Baptists, baptized in the Trinity, married by a Justice of the Peace, and now going through RCIA to enter the Catholic Church, have their marriage convalidated NOW? If possible, they do not want to wait until after the Easter Vigil when they will become full members of the Church. Many thanks.


#2

I don’t see any reason that your marriage needs to be convalidated. Marriages between non-Catholics are generally considered valid unless proven otherwise. And since you both were apparently validly baptized (even though outside the Catholic Church) your marriage is also sacramental.

For more information see:
What is meant by convalidation?
Marriage, Convalidation, and Annulments
When is marriage a Sacrament?


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