- 11 years ago
- Wedding: March 2010
I don’t go to church regularly. But, I was Baptized, got Holy Communion, and Confirmation. I went to all Catholic schools, up to high school. When I was younger, my Grandmother would take us to church walking, but we moved further away from the church, and she got old and couldn’t leave the house. My parents are Catholics, but they never went or took us to church. So when I was older, I would sometimes go with my friend and her family to their church. But I never went to any church regularly. A few years ago I went to Christmas mass at the church close to my house, and I left feeling really mad and terrible because the priest pretty much scolded everyone (the once a year christmas church ppl) and said, “if u don’t come to church every week, don’t come up for communion because you are sinners and u need to go to confession, and you don’t deserve to take part in Jesus’ body!” So ever since then I have felt like I don’t want to belong to that parish. But now that marriage has come up, I am feeling that I do want get married in the Catholic church because that’s what I was raised believing in, and I do believe in still. But, I just find that they are being so unwelcoming if you haven’t been going to their church giving money to them every week. It’s like church is a business. Jesus would never turn people away, and tell them go back to that other church where you were baptized, which obviously I don’t attend anymore. As of right now, we are very frustrated trying to find a Catholic priest. But, more than one Anglican priest has offered do it, even if it’s not even inside a church. I don’t know what we should do, we might just end up getting a Justice of the Peace and that’s it. If you get married by an Anglican priest and you are Catholic, what happens?