Priests might not officiate our wedding?!

posted 2 years ago in Catholic
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

wintermoon:  We ran into a similar situation where we got married (it was a BYOP church– bring your own priest 🙂 ). My now husband called up his childhood priest who was now working at a different church. It was all in the same diocese, so it was easy.

My future SIL is also dealing with this issue. She called her now retired childhood priest, paid to fly him up from his retirement home, and he is doing two weddings that week. They had to do some paperwork because he is from a different diocese, but it was easy.

Is there any priest you know? It can go way back– our priest hadn’t spoken to my husband in 20 years. If not, is there a Catholic college near by that may have a priest you could pay to perform? A good Catholic friend who knows a priest?

If you are nice, good Catholics wanting to do the right thing, many priests will help out. You pay them $500, they say mass, all is good.

Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would go to church this Sunday and talk with one of the priests face to face. Ask them for an appointment so you can discuss your situation.

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