Contact:  Linda Rega, 770-977-1442, Ext. 131 /  lrega(at)

What’s Required

 Initial Preparation Session

  • RE-FOCCUS and RE-FOCCUS review
  • Two (1 each) Freedom to Marry Affidavits
  • Bride Form and Groom Form
  • Permission/dispensation required if either the husband or wife is not Catholic
  • Workshop (if deemed necessary by Presider):

o   Marriage Encounter or

o   Retrouvaille

  • Baptismal Certificates
  • Meeting with Presiding Priest or  deacon
  • Copy of Civil Marriage License

Additional Considerations:

  • A date cannot be set until the couple has attended the initial session.
  • In addition to the preparation requirements listed, in some instances premarital counseling may also be required.
  • If either the husband or wife has been married before:

o   A copy of the death certificate is required if the prior spouse is deceased.

  • If the previous marriage ended in divorce, an annulment is required.