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Church Requirements for Weddings 11/22/2011

Filed under: Church Venue — Weddingly Yours @ 5:40 am
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I just want to share with you the church requirements that we had before we got married. Please note that there may be additional requirements depending on your chosen church venue.

  • BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE of both the Groom and the Bride, latest issue (with validity of 6 months), with annotation “For Marriage Purposes”, with parish seal, book, page and line numbers and signed by the Parish Priest.
  • CONFIRMATION CERTIFICATE of both the Groom and the Bride, latest issue (with validity of 6 months), with annotation “For Marriage Purposes”, with parish seal, book, page and line numbers and signed by the Parish Priest.
  • MARRIAGE LICENSE acquired from the City or Municipal Hall either the Groom or the Bride with a validity period of 120 days (for those not yet married.) Requirements for Marriage License –  (1) Certified True Copy  of Birth Certificate from NSO; (2) Cedula; (3) CENOMAR (Certificate of No Marriage to be secure from the NSO); (4) attended Family Planning Seminar; (5) Parents Consent (for 25 years old and below);
  • ORIGINAL MARRIAGE CONTRACT OR CERTIFIED TRUE COPY  from NSO / CITY Hall for those already CIVILLY MARRIED.
  • PERMIT from Bride’s and Groom’s Parish (to be prepared by the Parish office).
  • PUBLICATION OF WEDDING BANNS for three consecutive Sundays (to be prepared by the Parish Office and published in the respective parishes of the Groom and Bride).
  • CANONICAL INTERVIEW with the Priest (to be scheduled by the Parish Office).
  • PRE-CANA SEMINAR whole day seminar (usually scheduled on the third or fourth Sunday of the month prior to the wedding month).
  • INDIVIDUAL CONFESSION for both the Groom and the Bride prior to the wedding day. This maybe done / availed of in other churches

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Foreigner
      • Copy of free status to marry / legal capacity
      • Certificate of freedom to marry (to be secured from the church abroad)
      • Secure clearance from Chancery Office of Arzobispado de Manila (Tel. Nos. 5277631 / 5273850)
    2. Divorced/Declared Nullity of Marriage
      • Should legally process papers that will show freedom of the concerned to marry
      • Secure clearance from Chancery Office of Arzobispado de Manila (Tel. Nos. 5277631 / 5273850)
    3. Mixed Marriage (Non-Catholic)
      • Should sign a petition for dispensation recommended by the Priest Interviewer
      • Secure clearance from the Chancery Office.
      • Should secure a petition from canonical impediment of disparity of cult
    4. Widower / Widow
      • Should secure a copy of death certificate of the deceased spouse
    5. For Filipinos working / living abroad where he/she lived there for six (6) months or more
      • Certificate of Freedom to Marry to be secured from the church abroad

     

ALL DOCUMENTS must be submitted at least two months before the wedding.

 

WEddingly Yours,

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