Sacrament of Matrimony

Sacrament of The Matrimony

The following documents are required and must be promptly provided to the parish office.  There are no exceptions to these documents; every parish is required to include these documents in the wedding file, prior to any wedding taking place.

– Baptismal Certificate(s) or a Profession of Faith Certificate issued within six months from the Catholic Church of your baptism or where you became a Catholic, with any sacramental notations listed on the back.

– Proof of baptism (certificate of baptism or letter from minister or witness) for a baptized non-Catholic intended spouse.

– Two Affidavits of Freedom to Marry each for the groom and bride, provided by the church, completed and returned.

– A valid civil Marriage License can be obtained at any County Clerk’s Office in Texas and be used anywhere in Texas. Texas law states a marriage license will expire 30 days from the date it is issued, and it must be secured at least 72 hours prior to the wedding. However, the Our Lady of Czestochowa Parish requires your marriage license to be in the parish office one week prior to the wedding.  Without a valid civil marriage license, there will not be a wedding.