My Fiance and I would like to get married at a catholic church, he is not catholic. Does he need classes?

My fiance and I decided to get married in a catholic church. I am catholic, he is not, does he need to take any relgious courses for the marriage to take place there?

I know i'm a "slackin' catholic" but I can't remember.

12 Answers

  • Terry
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    You can be married in a Roman Catholic Church with little more than some counseling and his signing a contract that the children would be baptized Catholic. However, there can be no Mass or Music. To have a full blown wedding with Mass and communion he would have to become a Roman Catholic, which takes a lot of classes.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It doesn't matter what religion you are, anyone can get married in a Catholic church, it has happened twice in my family. The only thing is you will have to attenend a pre marital course maybe for one or two nights. Just make sure you just have a wedding and tell the preist you don't want a mass as well, because that just takes forever. This is how it happened to my family but we are in Sydney Australia, so wherever you are might be different

  • 1 decade ago

    He should be a Catholic, but if you go to the priest at that church, he might be able to get you a special dispensation so you can get married. He can either get baptized a Catholic or promise to raise your children as Catholics. Congratulations on your wedding in advance!

  • 1 decade ago

    He need not convert. You both would need to attend classes for marriage preparation.

    He may want to attend RCIA classes just to understand what it means for you to be a Catholic...and you should go too.

    Being Catholic is not only about which church you go to - or should be going to- it should be a part of who you are.

    Source(s): I teach religious education in a Catholic parish.
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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    There will be some pre-wedding meetings with a priest where you'll discuss many issues of a religious nature related to marriage. But he doesn't have to go to RCIA or convert to Catholicism. Contact your local priest for more details. Happy wedding! =)

  • kelsoe
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    You both will have to attend a Marriage class.

    Your fiance does not have to convert (but he can if he wants).

    Contact your local parish at least six months in advance.

    With love in Christ.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You both need to go to pre-cana together. I married a catholic girl. The only awkward moment was when the Priest took my hands and made me swear to bring the kids up catholic. What a crock!

  • 1 decade ago

    More than that, unless things have changed.. he has to confirm that your children will be raised Catholic, etc.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No, he needs therapy - to put up with the condemnation he will receive the rest of his life for not being Catholic ....

    Make sure you judge him as often as possible, like a good little Catholic should!!

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