The following documents are required and must be promptly provided to the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. 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 90 days from the date it is issued, and it must be secured at least 72 hours prior to the wedding.
But the Co-Cathedral 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.