(Closed) I'm in tears

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

Will do. Also, ask St. Anthony to intercede. (He specializes in tracking down things that get los!)

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If a church wedding is important to you, I would wait and go through with the annullment.  If it’s not as important, then you could do a civil wedding and a convalidation later. 

Make sure you get all of your records in writing, this time!  These vital records are often necessary when least expected!

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@W292737:  Maybe I’m not totally understanding this, but could you possibly call the tribunals of both the diocese’s (instead of trusting the parish priest) to see if they have any paperwork on it? Also, if YOU are Catholic, and you got married by a Justice of the Peace, I am pretty sure that the annulment should not  take 9 months! It should be a simple “lack of form” single piece of paper! If I were you, I would also contact the tribunal and ask them to clarify that, since it sounds to me that unfortunately your priest doesn’t really know what he is doing, or he isn’t quite on top of it. (Or I’m missing part of the story and/or not understanding you.)

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I think maybe i’m not understanding you… you were married by a justice of the peace but the church is granting an annulment?  I thought if you weren’t married in the church you weren’t considered married by the church, thus no annulment from them necessary?  Though if you’ve done all that paperwork I’m assuming you did something there as well.  Is it this same priest who helped you the first time?  If he has to submit that paperwork somewhere for records, maybe it was sent higher up the chain and you can track it down?  Does he have a secretary that can help who might be more organized?

Prayers for you!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I would look up catholic weddinging help, they have many answers about the church and marriage

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

The short form is the one for saying that the marriage was never valid because you were a Catholic who married outside the Church.  It does not take long. My husband was previously married outside the Church and we had to do very little to be approved to marry in the Church, since it was not considered valid. Our whole engagement lasted a little less than eight months.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I hope it works out! Keep us updated when you find out.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Is their anyway to track down the priest who lodged the annulment? Has he moved to another parish?

I’m sure he would remember you and be able to intercede on your behalf.

I’m sure that the archdiocese knows that the priest you delt with is a bit ahh…. forgetful….I would be ringing them everyday and telling them that you would really want to recieve the sacrament of marriage in a church.

the only other thing I would suggest is to track down the archbishop in your area and plead your case directly to him….he may have more of an ability to push things through.

good luck

 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

I had to go through this process when I decided to get remarried in the Church. My first marriage was just a courthouse marriage. I had to do the long form and it only took about three weeks for the Archdiocese to process it.  I’m in Boston so I’m not sure how long it is in other places.  Good luck!

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