(Closed) FOCUS survey

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
643 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

That date hasn’t happened yet?

Post # 4
133 posts
Blushing bee

That’s 4 days in the future, so I imagine it’s a typo. 

The FOCCUS test takes a minute to score.  There’s a machine that reads the answers and outputs a result.  However most churches don’t have a machine.  They mail your answers off to someone that runs it through a machine and mails it back.  That process can take up to 2 weeks.

In addition (especially if you scored very high and your wedding is far off, which yours is), that test is probably not the priest’s #1 priority so it could take some time for him to go through it and then call you to schedule a meeting to discuss it.  I know it can be frustrating, but if someone is getting married next month, or if someone has a family member who is about to die or has just died, they take priority.

But relax.  The only way to score low is you marked “unsure” or “disagree” for many items.  And you would already know if you did that.  Also, you can’t fail.  A priest won’t refuse to marry you even if you score a 0.  You’ll just have more pre-marriage counseling sessions.   

Post # 5
2820 posts
Sugar bee

We did ours privately without the priest and when we had our next visit with him he asked us questions about it so I think it just depends on the priest. 

Post # 6
26 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

This may not be your situation, but our FOCCUS inventory wasn’t even scored.  Our deacon told us that it was meant as an exercise so that we were cognizant of which areas we needed to talk about on our own.  But he didn’t tell this until afterwards.  It actually worked because while Fiance and I were in the car, we were talking about it.  We asked each other, “What did you put for…?”

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