This is somewhat related to the message already on this board called “Deeming my Marriage a Catholic Union” but my situation is a little different.
Not currently being catholic, there is a lot I dont understand, so the more detail in your responses the better for me
My fiance and I are to be married in Sep 06. We called the catholic church in our area and learned that we already missed the Sep 05 start date for the 9 month RCIA program. We are both Christian without any current affiliation. I was worried if we got married without being catholic we would not be able receive the sacrament of marriage. However, after calling the local parish, it seems like they have a process, I believe she called it “recon-validation?” where we can receive the marriage blessings once we become catholic and go through some sort of process.
Can someone help me understand that if we become catholic, and receive this “recon-validation” that its the same as if we were catholic when we originally got married?
Its unfortunate that we cant delay the wedding until we are catholic but we are at a point where we need to do so before the potential passing of certain key family members that we want to be a part of this experience.
Any help is very appreciated!