Couples Now Living Together

You are aware that the Catholic Church does not approve of couples living together before marriage, nor is such a living arrangement in harmony with gospel values.

We are happy to witness your marriage so that your living arrangements can be brought into harmony with God’s laws. However, we would strongly encourage you to consider living apart during this very critical time of discernment. It is profoundly important that your choice to marry is one that is made with total freedom, and that freedom can more readily be achieved if you are not already living together.

We know that God will bless your decision to live separately. If you cannot do so, however, we encourage you to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to your wedding.