(Closed) How To Get Approved By The Catholic Chruch?

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
8736 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@mrsrubenmavis:  Have you talked to the officiant? What kind of pre-marital counseling is required?

Post # 4
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You really need to speak to your church (or the church you want to get married at).  Has he been married before?  You may be able to have a blessing ceremony and not the full mass if he isn’t Catholic.  You really need to speak with your pastor.

Post # 5
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

You can’t be refused just because he is baptist. Period.

Set up an appointment with your priest and go from there.

Post # 6
1493 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@mrsrubenmavis: You should be able to marry in the Catholic church with one member of the couple who isn’t Catholic. It requires some extra paperwork and a dispensation from the diocese, but it’s possible. I think most church websites detail the process of marrying a Catholic and non Catholic. Also, you can do a full mass even with a non-Catholic since you have the dispensation letter. We chose not to do the full mass because a majority of our friends aren’t Catholic.

Post # 7
566 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m marrying a Presbyterian so I am going through this right now. If he is a baptized Christian you just have to get a dispensation from the bishop, which your priest will coordinate for you. Give your church a call and set up a meeting with the priest for the three of you. It’s not as scary as it seems!

Post # 8
4122 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

All you need to do is set up with your church however they request to start the marriage process. Will usually be listed in the bulletin and usually just involves calling the church. The sec. will set you up with whatever.

Baptists are Christians like us Catholics and these days darn near 50% or more of Catholic weddings are interfaith. It’s not scary at all… just call your church 🙂

Congrats and good luck!

Post # 9
2161 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I got married in the Catholic church.  I’m from the United Chruch.  I was baptised and confirmed, and it was no problem at all.   Talk to your priest.

Post # 10
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My fiance is baptist. We’re halfway through marriage prep in the church with no issues at all.

The biggest thing was getting a copy of his baptism certificate, but with the help of his mom even that happened.

Priests would rather you marry a non-catholic in the Catholic church than marry elsewhere and leave the faith all together! They don’t usually refuse people. they just guide you so you can refuse to get married yourself if that’s what’s necessary.

Post # 11
95 posts
Worker bee

I’m the non-Catholic party and all I had to do was get my baptism certificate from my Protestant church to give to the priest.


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