The Convalidation Inventory is a complete inventory for couples who were civilly married and seeking validation in the Church.


This inventory is not simply a “tack on section,” but a full inventory designed for couples who have been civilly married. Whether a couple has been civilly married for a few years  or many years, this specialized inventory includes key points for couples to discuss.  The language of the Convalidation Inventory acknowledges the lived experience of the couple as a spouse, and captures this vital opportunity to enrich that experience while preparing for sacramental marriage.

Topical areas covered are:

  • Marriage as a Sacrament
  • Recreation, Friendships, Habits & Boundaries
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Communication & Conflict Resolution
  • Catholic Identity
  • Finances
  • Intimacy & Sexuality
  • Catholic Parenting
  • Vocation & Careers
  • Special Sections for Ecumenical Marriage, Second Marriage and Blended Families

The Convalidation Facilitator Guide pages include in-depth catechetical teaching points, additional references to scripture, and quotes from the Couple’s Workbook. Moreover, these materials carry a Nihili Obstat and Imprimatur.

All materials available in Spanish.

The materials can be ordered online via your parish profile or by calling 320-252-4721.

The inventory is available in both online and paper/pencil versions. The cost of the materials are as follows:

  • Inventory Booklet: $4 each
  • Couples Workbooks: $7 each
  • Facilitator Guide pages and tabs (designed to fit in the back of an existing Facilitator Guide):
    • $12 English pages
    • $17 Bilingual pages

The cost for the scoring is the same as the Premarital Inventory ($12)