1.A Baptismal Certificate DATED WITHIN ONE YEAR of the wedding (NOT YOUR ORIGINAL) along with a CONFIRMATION certificate. (If you have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation please discuss this with the priest or deacon. The RCIA program is available to you, but not mandatory.)
2.The Pre-Marital Inquiry will be done at your First and Second meetings along with the FOCUS instrument which is a compatibility profile.
3.A certificate indicating the completion of the Pre-Cana session
4.A MARRIAGE LICENSE obtained WITHIN 30 DAYS of the Wedding. It is obtained:
- From the town in NJ where the bride resides
- Or from the town in NJ where the groom resides
- Or from Berkeley Township if the legal residence of both the bride and groom is outside the state of NJ.
The Berkeley Township Clerk can be reached at 732-244-7443.
The witnesses sign the license and THE LICENSE MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE WEDDING REHEARSAL. Weddings cannot take place without a civil license.