Post # 1
I set our first meeting with the priest for next Tuesday. My fiance and I have completely different work schedules so a night was the only option for us. I’m a bit nervous about it and what to expect. The receptionsis said to arrive about 10-15 minutes early to fill out a questionaire, which I think may be the Foccus test?? Any advice on what to expect? I’ll be coming straight from work so I’ll be fairly dressed up.
Also, I had to go and pick up an information packet prior to the meeting. It just asks for our contact information, date we want to be married, etc. One question asks about the parish we attend. My fiance doesn’t really go to church much but when he does, it’s always the same one that his parents go to. Should I put that down as his parish although he isn’t registered?
Thanks ladies 🙂
Post # 3
We met with the deacon and he filled out any paperwork with us. My Fiance rarely attends church, so when we told this to the deacon, he told us my FI will now a member of the church we will be married. I’d probably just leave that question blank on the paperwork and they’ll probably register him at the church you’ll be married in too.
Post # 4
I suppose that every priest has a different routine- but our first meeting was very pleasant.
Just to clarify, we are having a Catholic ceremony. When we showed up, he had a large packet to hand us that included all sorts of wedding information and some informational pamphlets. I can’t remember filling out any paperwork but again, I’m sure each church is slightly different.
He asked us some simple questions- like what we do for a living, how we met, and what we like about each other. Then he asked us each question separatley and entered our responses in “the big book of weddings” (who knows what it’s actually called), questions like your mother’s maiden name, birthdate, where you were born, and if you were married before. Nothing to be afraid of.
Then we all went through this packet of information and discussed when the wedding was and when to plan the rehersal.
Then he separated us and gave us the test- it has changed (at least in our parish) and is now called the FACET. It took us 30 min or so to fill out.
We also have to go to an engaged couples conference for 5 hours and have one meeting with the priest and a married couple. Not bad.
As far as the parish question- put the parish that he had his sacraments in (probably his parents parish unless he’s moved a lot). The priest will likely ask you if you intend on registering with your parish after the wedding.
Hope this helps. PM me if you have any other “specific” questions. Don’t worry, it’s painless.