Going to talk to the priest in 8 hours…

posted 3 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
92 posts
Worker bee

It varies not only from parish to parish but from priest to priest as well. My church is generally more on the liberal side but we do have some stricter priests. I appreciate you trying to please your family but in the end you gotta do whats right for YOU. good luck 🙂

Post # 4
22 posts
  • Wedding: August 2014

Mine spoke to us together and then spent about 5 minutes with each of separately, asking such questions as:  Are you marrying on your volition? Have you been married before?  When did you get engaged?  Do you live together? How often you attend mass?

I was SO nervous prior to my appointment with the priest and found to my relief it went very well.  Good luck  🙂

Post # 5
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - St. Francis of Assisi Church & N.O. Board of Trade

Don’t be nervous about it!


The first meeting, in general, it seems that they just need to get some info about you.  We both provided the same address since we live together and he had no problem, and I think they just ask if you attend mass “often” “frequently” or “rarely”, something like that.  He asked if we were both confirmed and at which church, as well as some things like if you’re being forced to marry or if you’ve been married before.  




He might ask you why you’re getting married in the church and just get to know you more.  Every priest is different, but ours was definitely not a grilling question session.




Post # 6
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@SarahTee:  It does vary based on the priest and parish.  He’ll ask you a bunch of questions to make sure you’re coming of your own free will and aren’t siblings or underage or whatever.  One thing is you will have to be open to children and vow to raise your children Catholic.  Another weird one is you have to be able to have sex with each other for a Catholic marriage to be valid.  Other than that, he’ll probably give you a booklet to help you pick out your readings, go through whether you want a full Mass or just a ceremony, and give you some pre-Cana (aka pre marital prep) recommendations.

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