(Closed) Looking for a catholic church to do all prep work

posted 8 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Have you looked up the diocese that supports the area?  They probably have a webiste.  That’s the same boat I was kind of in.  We got married in Ohio, but were living in Chicago.  I just looked up the dicoese that supported Chicago and found a pre-cana class to register for.  It was really easy.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m living 3,000 miles from the church I’m getting married in. Some churches require you to be an official “member” of their church in order to do your prep, and since I’m staying here for the next few years, we officially “joined” a church (ie, sent in a registration form). Most churches have a specific person you can contact to ask about their preparation process – I’d start by contacting the church secretary.

I’d also echo @otb. If you go to your local diocese’s website, you should be able to find information about their preparation courses. We had the option of doing an Engaged Encounter retreat through our local diocese. We chose to do it in the church because the retreat dates conflicted with our schedules and were a little expensive, but both were good options.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I joined my local parish, but I’m getting married in my hometown. So I’m doing all the prep work with my local parish, and the wedding in my hometown. I think that is probably the easiest way to do it.

But if it helps- when I was searching for the same info you were, I did find that Holy Trinity in Georgetown was a possibility. I don’t think they require you to be a parishoner to do the marriage prep. Although that can be far to travel on a regular basis, so I’m glad I decided to join and do prep work at the closest church to where I live.

Also, I first checked with the church I’m getting married at in my hometown to see what requirements I needed to fulfill. So I’d recommend doing that. The priest there basically told me to do whatever my local parish needed, and they would just transfer the information package once the prep was complete.

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