(Closed) Catholic Bees, I need some help!

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

We are getting married in the Joliet, IL diocese but we live in the Chicago diocese. We moved around a bit and didn’t have a “regular” church in Chicago, but I just registered at the one down the street from us right after we got engaged so I would have an official church. I just emailed them and asked for a letter of approval or what not and told them I am getting married in the Joliet diocese and the name of my church and they sent the letter to the priest at my hometown church. It was a bit of a hassle, but not too much work.

Post # 4
1093 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’ve not been in this situation exactly, but you should trust your priest/whoever is helping you with the paperwork. They do it everyday! If they say it shouldn’t be a problem, believe them!

Post # 5
13249 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m not in your situation (civil wedding), but I go to St. Charles Borromeo in Clarendon, and it is a fantastic church!

Post # 7
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We had a similar situation–got married in one diocese, did our marriage prep through the diocese where my husband lived at the time, and I was living in another diocese altogether. If a woman gets married in a parish other than the one that she is registered at, she is (usually) required to obtain a permission letter from the priest at her home parish. I hadn’t previously registered at my parish, since I was just a grad student living in that city for a few years, but I did so that I could get a permission letter.  You’ll want to register at the parish where you are attending; even though you don’t technically live in its boundaries, most churches are understanding that people like to attend at a church that fits their style (my husband and I literally drive by 2 other Catholic churches to get to the parish we attend!).  I would just talk to the priest at your church after mass, and explain the situation.  Good luck!

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