Do I have to get re-baptized if I was baptized outside of the Catholic Church?
- No. There is no such thing as “re-baptism” in the Church. If your baptism was done in the Christian way, which is by water and the Trinitarian Formula (I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit), and if the church/community was truly Christian, you’re good.
- You may need to be baptized if your group was not strictly Christian, just as Seventh Day Adventists, Christ Scientist, Mormons, or Jehovah’s Witness. This is due to their non-Trinitarian theology. But this is not considered a re-baptism, but a first-and-only baptism.
Do I have to be Confirmed in order to be married in the Catholic Church?
- No. Though it is strongly encouraged that you complete the sacraments of initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation) before you get married, it is not strictly required. However, you may run into contrary policies at other parishes, especially in Mexico, where pastors may refuse to marry a couple without it.