It is necessary according to both Church law and civil law that certain documents are procured before the wedding.
CERTIFICATE OF BAPTISM
The Church requires a recently issued baptismal certificate. Contact the parish where you were baptized six months prior to your wedding to request a copy of your baptismal certificate. This certificate should be given to the clergy person preparing you for marriage.
You will need an Ohio marriage license issued no more than sixty days prior to the wedding date. The license is obtained at Hamilton County Probate Court, James Cissell, Judge 230 E. Ninth Street, 10th Floor Cincinnati, OH 45202-2145. Please visit their webpage at http://www.probatect.org/marriagelicenses/index.htm. Or you may call the court’s 24 Hour Recorded Information Line at (513) 946-3589.
THIS IS NOT YOUR FIRST MARRIAGE?
If you or your partner has been previously married, you will need either a statement of a Church annulment or a certificate of the death of your former spouse.
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?
If you have any questions or need more information, please contact St. Francis de Sales Office a at (513) 961-1945 ext. 150 M-F between 9:30 am -2:00 pm or at firstname.lastname@example.org.