(Closed) HELP! Non Catholic marrying a Catholic

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MsLouella:  Would his parish permit him to have an English speaking priest to come in for your wedding? I’m allowed to bring in any priest I want as long as I get permission from my parish.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

@MidwestBride2012:  <– +1

This will be the easiest way to do it, logistically. If he wants to get married in a parish other than the one where he’s a member, it’s definitely possible – but it’s up to the host parish and their individual rules. It will automatically involve some extra paperwork, and probably a higher fee. If you can get another priest to come to FI’s home church, there will still be a little extra bureaucracy involved, but it will be the easiest way to do it.

If it turns out that isn’t an option, though, don’t worry, you will still be able to marry in the church. It will just take some extra looking.

Post # 6
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Worker bee

You may have to take some classes.  But I’m going to warn you:  some Catholic churches will come off as cold and rude.  My best friend wasn’t Catholic, wanted to marry in a Catholic church, and several churches were extremely discouraging.  This is do-able though.  Good luck.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@anghp:  Was she marrying a Catholic? If so, it probably would have been best to have the Catholic half of the couple make the phone calls – that probably would have elicited a better response. If not, why did she want to get married in a Catholic church?

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