(Closed) Our priest can no longer do our ceremony :(

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’m not Cathlic so I don’t know how the whole parish thing works, but since you already have a relationship with the old priest, is there anyway you could see if the priest that is new to your parish could do the wedding that your old priest has to do now so old priest can do yours? Is that even possible?

Post # 4
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I haven’t had to deal with choosing a new priest; but I did have to (read: want to) find a priest outside our parish, for the same reasons as you – the parish priest is new, strict, more conservative, and I just am not a superfan. 

I know some people have asked childhood priests (those who have performed confirmation, first communion, etc); I decided to ask a priest who was a friend of my Mom’s.  

Good luck!

Post # 5
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

If you have any other priests that you have a relationship with (family friends, from another parish that you have attended mass at, etc), I would consider asking them. I don’t think that the new priest will impose any new conditions on you–usually things like FOCCUS and precana are determined by the diocese, not the priest.  I would go into your meeting with him with an open mind–maybe he just comes off as conservative and formal during the mass setting, and is much more personable on an individual basis. Best of luck!

Post # 6
45 posts
  • Wedding: October 2011

That happened to us to…it sucks, but the new priest seemed nice (if not confused and overwhelmed by the number of weddings he has to perform since he just got transferred to a tourist town)  Good luck trying to find a new preist…a lot of times that’s why more work that it’s worth

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