Archbishop's Appeal

The Archbishop’s Appeal is the annual fundraising campaign that provides supplemental financial assistance to institutions, programs and ministries affiliated with the Catholic Church throughout the Archdiocese of San Antonio.

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Marriage & Family Life

Marriage Preparation for Convalidation

Marriage Preparation for Couples Convalidating their Marriage in the Church

A marriage preparation course for couples civilly married, or not married before a Catholic priest or deacon or married by a minister from other religious traditions in a ceremony outside the Catholic Church. A marriage convalidation brings their marriage to the dignity of a sacrament in order for their marriage to become fully recognized by the Church. Please note that the couple must first have the facts of their marriage reviewed by their parish priest. In some instances, a determination must be made as to whether a declaration of nullity -of a prior marriage- may be necessary. For more information please visit the following USCCB guidelines: