(Closed) need to get this going…getting a hold of the priest

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i’m not getting married in or church, nor do i attend services regularly, but i am guessing there may be a department or a section of the church that deals with weddings/etc.?  i would definitely try calling again, because you would be directed to the person(s) you need to get in contact with, but if that doesn’t work, maybe stop by on a non-church day to find out.  you could also try to contact anyone that you may know that had been married in that church for their advice.  hth!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

Did you leave a message for the priest directly? I would dial the priests extension directly to leave a message for him, not the office staff (not that they wouldn’t get the message to him, just that you skip a step by getting in touch with the priest directly). Also, you could ask the secretary about his schedule. Priests often go on retreats, so your priest may not be around to return your call right away.

Is it a Catholic church?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Do you belong to the church, or a different church?

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

I totally get where you’re coming from. I grew up Catholic (my FI is orthodox) and we are going to marriage prep right now in the Catholic church. Most parishes will make you register in order to get married there. I was actually confused for a while about what I needed to do, who to contact, which church to go to, etc. I called a bunch of different parishes and talked to lots of coordinators and secretaries. So finally I learned that I was supposed to register in parish that i lived in the boundaries of. I went to church on Sunday and registered even before talking to the priest. I found it a lot easier to say, “I’ve been coming to church (even if it is just for a couple of weeks) and I’m already registered and I would like to get married in the church.” That’s great that you want to have your kids baptized and brought up in the church, since that is a requirement to being married in the church. Once you make the initial meeting with the priest everything should run a lot smoother. Good luck!

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