What elements are essential to marriage in the eyes
of the Church? If your marriage did not follow the prescribed form for a Catholic marriage (e.g. you
married civilly or in another Christian denomination without benefit of a dispensation, etc), what can be done so the Church can celebrate marriage with you? What is the “so-called” annulment process and under what conditions must a Catholic seek an annulment in order to marry validly in the Church? Dr. Pat Norris of the Metropolitan Tribunal (the Archdiocesan agency that resolves questions of justice, especially in regard to marriage, according to the laws and teaching of the Catholic Church) will be present at Holy Trinity to address these questions on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 7-8:30 P.M., in the Adult Formation Room.
Any interested persons are welcome to attend. This evening would be especially helpful to those considering marriage, those who married outside of the Church but would like to explore ways to have their marriage recognized by the Catholic Church, those who are divorced and have already remarried or hope to marry in the future and who wonder what their status in the Church is.