Hello - I’ve been in touch with my parish priest, who told me to get in touch with a deacon, regarding marriage preparation. My (civil) husband and I have been legally married since March 2001. I’m returning to the practice of my Catholic faith, he is not.
Anyhow, I left a phone message for the deacon last Monday, with no response. So I emailed a (polite) follow up today.
I’m curious for those who have had their marriage convalidated - what kind of preparation process did you undergo? I’m worried because we have a baby due around Christmas time, and she will be exclusively breastfed. So, I will not be able to leave her with anyone for lengthy marriage prep classes. If I can bring her with me, then there won’t be any problem. I could try getting her to take an occasional bottle of expressed milk (after breastfeeding is established, of course) but 2 of my 3 girls would not take a bottle at all - even though I was working and/or in school at the time.
I really don’t want the convalidation to be delayed for any longer than absolutely necessary. The thought of having to wait until the baby is old enough to eat other foods/drink from a cup is kind of depressing!
Thanks in advance.