(Closed) Catholic Destination Wedding HELP!

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@FutureMrsSMW: I would contact all your options and see what sticks. Some priests will indeed travel.

Post # 4
408 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@FutureMrsSMW: We are getting married in my church, but will be having a priest from FI’s church perform the ceremony.  He will have to travel for this, so I know that priests will travel.  I would ask the priest of the parish you are registered and see what he says. 

Post # 5
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Although the chapel has mass celebrated there, they still might not be able to perform a Catholic wedding, because it has to be done in the parish setting.  An example of this is how it is possible for a priest to say mass anywhere (a private home, for example), but they can’t perform a wedding there.  I would continue trying to get in touch with the local parish (if you have only emailed, I would recommend calling–churches are not always the best at emails!), because they are the ones who would have to file your paperwork with the diocese even if you got brought in a different priest.  You also will need a letter of permission from the priest of the parish where you are registered to get married in a different parish.  

That said, it is possible to bring in a priest from outside, like you suggested.  However, a lot of priests have obligations on the weekends to their own parish, so it can be difficult to arrange this (my husband wanted to bring in a priest close to his family, but he wasn’t able to get anyone to cover his Sunday masses).  

Post # 7
126 posts
Blushing bee

I’m glad things are moving more for you!  Smile

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