(Closed) Catholic workshops: how far in advance?

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I can’t answer your question because each diocese is different, all of our classes including the above will be about $700-800. It was recommended to “get on the books” with the church early, and then after that it’s all about just signing up for the classes, attending, and then giving your class “diplomas” to your church lady.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Our church requires couples to start 6 months in advance.  We got our preparation done early.  We did our counseling done in September and went to the Engaged Encounter in October.  We aren’t required to go to NFP classes.  The counseling we did with a certified marriage therapist – two sessions at $100 a piece.  The EE was $375 for the two of us.

The person who coordinates weddings at your church should be able to tell you how much the classes are.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You might want to really get to your church, mine said we were lucky to get in before the diocese of Phoenix changed to the 9month period mandatory. As of 2009 it was still 6 months. PHEW!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

If you are interested in using NFP then I would suggest taking the classes as soon as you can because then you have time to learn your cycle before you have to put it into practice.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ugh I know exactly how you feel we had do submit for dispensation for marrying a lutheran (FI), marrying outside of a Catholic Church (it’s a chapel), getting married by a lutheran minister (FI’s 2 sisters were married by him), and getting married outside of my home diocese… it’s a lot of work!

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