(Closed) Catholic Weddings- Forms to fill out?

posted 10 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

yeah, it’s true. i’ve never done one but friends of mine have. i’m under the impression it’s not really a big deal — it’s more a way of figuring out what issues you might need to have some counseling around before the big day…

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007 - The Wellington House in Fayetteville, NY

YUP, you sure do.

They will seperate you and ask you all the questions on the form and see if you answers match up I guess. 

I know what the questions on the Archdiocese of Chicago’s form are.  They are probably pretty close to any Archdiocese.  If you want to know the "tricky" ones, let me know.

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007 - The Wellington House in Fayetteville, NY

I sent you a messge 🙂

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

We’re Lutheran and our pastor had us take a 160-question "test" online, part of the Prepare/Enrich program. We scoffed at it but answered honestly and really enjoyed it. Our Pastor reviewed the results and through three different evening we discussed what was reported as strengths, weaknesses, etc. It was in no way meant to be an indicator of the success of our marriage; more an opp’y to learn more about eachother.

Everyone thinks they know absolutely everything about their fiance/e; themselves and their relationship. Guess what? Ya don’t! We thought the "test" was fun and very helpful at further solidifying our relationship.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

The Catholic compatibility test was no big deal at all. Bascially they are just screening you to see if there are any major issues in your relationship (some of the questions ask whether or not you are afraid of your partner, etc), and also sort of checks to see if you have discussed big issues with each other (having children, financial issues, raising children, job stability, etc). I think you’ll find it to be easy and fairly informative. It also asks you questions about your feelings about your religion…kind of neat to compare with what your fiance said. I agree with Christigpa…it helps to further solidify you and may highlight some areas you need to talk more about.

Post # 11
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Newbee

We just took ours recently. We are still waiting for the results. 

 We had discussed a lot of the questions asked, so the test itself wasn’t a big deal to us. But we’re still a bit nervous to see the results and what kind of discussion will come out of it. 

Post # 13
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Newbee

Funny you should mentioned SATs . We actually felt like we were taking the SATs since the questionaire was one of "those fill in the buble with number 2 pencil" kinda test.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2007

hahaha, miss kiwi, not to worry!  the FOCCUS questionnaire is really more of just a personality test.  you know, like the ones that you would take in magazines as a teenager girl.  they do separate you and your fiance, so as not to get a biased answer from either one of you.  it’s a scantron quiz and it just asks you simple questions that display your values, personality, habits.  after they assess both quizzes, out pops a neat little summary about what things you have in common and it just helps point out huge differences that you may or may not have discussed.  some things are important, some are not and i’m sure you and your fiance have pretty much discussed everything.  so no worries!

by the way, speaking of forms, someone from your family should also have signed some sort of form indicating that you have not been married before.  you’ll need 2 people from both yours and his family to do this for each of you.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

all our forms have to be in "ASAP"…. we’re actually sending them today.

besides all that eventually you’ll need copies of baptism certificates & confirmation certificate (if you guys did this). 

and the problem about the "freedom to marry" form is that even if your parents arent catholic they still need to be notarized by a catholic church in their area….not their own church…. this was a major pain for my them.

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