Asked by: Catherin Matejka
asked in category: General Last Updated: 2nd June, 2020

Can you renew your vows in a Catholic church?

Yes, we believe it is possible to renew your vows in the Catholic Church. However, consult your priest. You will first need to have any previous marriages annulled and your present marriage blessed by the Church. You can probably renew your vows when you get your present marriage blessed.

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Regarding this, can you renew your vows in a church?

A vow renewal can be held anywhere from your church, a banquet hall, or in the comfort of your own home. There are no strict rules that apply, so make it a personal experience by choosing a place that is the most meaningful for you and your spouse.

Beside above, how do we renew our vows? Simply put, a vow renewal is a way to celebrate your marriage. Perhaps you've made it to 2, 5, 10, 25 or 50 years together and you want the world to know you'd do it all over again in a heartbeat. Maybe you want to reaffirm your commitment to each other after a rough period in your relationship.

In this way, do you need a priest to renew your vows?

Officiant for Vow Renewals You will not need to have an officiant who can perform a legal marriage for a vow renewal. You may want to have a clergy member or judge officiate if that would make it more meaningful to you. But you can instead have no officiant at all, saying your vows to each other.

Does a vow renewal have to be on your anniversary?

There are no rules about when to renew your vows. From the year to the date, it's all up to you. You may elect to renew your vows every year on your anniversary with just the two of you at home or away on a special vacation. You might want to renew you vows every five years with an officiant to preside.

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