(Closed) Catholic Church Brides!

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
3729 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I’ve never heard of anyone getting denied. Fiance and I are registering at church x right near our venue and doing pre-cana there. It’ll be where we’ll raise our children. We are getting married at university chapel y in a different diocese (literally church x and y are both 1.5 miles from my house). Church y needs the letter of good standing from x and all that they are checking is if we attend mass.

Post # 4
6474 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia

We got married at a church that neither of us practices at. Sure, churches will tend to give preference to parishioners, but if you’re getting in early & prepared to pay the voluntary fees, most wouldn’t turn you away? (I imagine!)

Post # 5
685 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

They won’t turn you away!  To be honest, they want the money. 

Post # 6
268 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am in this same situation, we are living in Chicago, but are getting married in New York and need permission to be married outside of the parish.

I asked my priest in Chicago and in New York this same question.

The priest in New York said it won’t be an issue at all, and the priest in Chicago said he said he only heard of someone being turned away once, and it was outside of the country (Italy). He said they never turn you away in the United States.

Also – we are brand new to our parish, and it is huge, so they didn’t know us personally either. They just asked if we were officially registered (which we were able to do online) and that was enough for them! 

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