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A Celebration of Convalidation

February 8, 2025 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


A Celebration of Convalidation is an opportunity for couples married outside of the Catholic Church to enter a marriage covenant in the Catholic tradition, be strengthened by God’s grace, and be supported by His Church. A husband, wife, and God are like a three-ply chord – “… not easily broken” (Eccl 4:12).

If you and your spouse desire holy matrimony in the Catholic Church, you are invited to convalidate your marriage through your parish at a date of your choosing or join Bishop Mark O’Connell, Bishop Cristiano Barbosa, and other couples at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Saturday, February 8, the eve of World Marriage Sunday. 

Before you register, download this document for important information regarding the preparation for convalidation. This document is also available in Haitian-Creole,   Portuguese and Spanish.

Families and friends are invited to attend. The ceremony will include the Liturgy of the Word and the Celebration of Matrimony. All are welcome to attend the regularly scheduled 4:30 PM Mass prior to the ceremony.

Note: The ceremony vows will be offered in the primary language of the couple presenting themselves for the Celebration of Matrimony.



February 8, 2025
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Emily Elliott


Cathedral of the Holy Cross
1400 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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A Celebration of Convalidation
Celebration of Convalidation takes place Feb. 8, 2025 @ 6:00 pm at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Boston. For questions contact Emily @ 617-746-5756. Marriage paperwork due by Jan. 15, 2025. See downloadable PDF on event page for more details.
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