(Closed) Had First Meeting with My Priest

posted 9 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m glad things went so well for you!  Congrats on starting the process!

I took the PMI in college for a scoiology class, and the PMI is actually very similar to the FOCCUS test.  Both tests are designed for the purpose of highlighting compatiblities/incompatibilities in the couple and to further discussion in these areas.  If I remember right, the PMI had more questions about finances/spending and more specific questions about lifestyle expectations.  I feel like the FOCCUS test was more general (e.g. “Faith is important in my life” versus “I prefer to attend church every Sunday.”) 

I believe most Catholic churches prefer that bride and groom walk down the aisle together or that the bride walks down alone.  The “giving away of the bride” tradition is actually Protestant, not Catholic.  My husband and I decided to walk down the aisle with both of our parents, which I thought was nice.  If you or your family really wants your dad (only) to walk you down the aisle, though, just ask your priest.  Most churches are flexible on this, even though they have a preference.

Post # 5
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  • Wedding: May 2009

I really liked that both my husband and I walked down the aisle with our moms and dads.  I felt like it symbolized leaving our families and joining together to make new family.  🙂  I also really like the symbology of a bride and groom walking down the aisle together; I think it would be very beautiful and moving (although I haven’t seen it in real life, either).  Good luck!

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