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Brenda wrote:

Hi, guys —

My partner and I want to baptize our son but we have not been confirmed and were told we needed to first take Confirmation classes.

Since we live together, we cannot receive Confirmation until we are married so my question is:

  • Do I need to get married by the Church, or by law, to be able to receive Confirmation?

Thank you,


  { Do I need to marry in the Church to be able to receive Confirmation and have our son baptized? }

Bob replied:


The answer is both: your marriage not only needs to be legal but it needs to be sacramental.

The main thing is being right with our Lord. Living together in a sexual relationship outside of marriage is wrong and therefore becomes a barrier in your relationship with God and the Church.

God wants us to be close to Him and living in the state of grace, so make the right moves and you will be blessed.


Bob Kirby

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