(Closed) Prep courses

posted 9 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
270 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2001

Don’t be afraid to ask!  I have found the people who work in our church offices to be very helpful and friendly. I am not posotive, but it may depend on a few things. For example, do you plan to be married in the Catholic church at all?  Are you a practicing Catholic?  Iwould call your local parish and ask to speak to the person in your church who handles marriages.  Good luck!

Post # 4
730 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I definitely think they’ll allow it! There were a few couples on our Engaged Encounter retreat that weren’t even Catholic at all. Apparently there was an Episcopal church and a Lutheran church that were recommending it to their couples as well!

Have you considered having your marriage convalidated by the Church after the wedding? Most people who do that go through the same prep course as those who have their wedding in a Catholic church.

Post # 5
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

My Fiance and I are taking our prep courses right now and there are plenty of couples not getting married in a church. There are destination weddings, outdoor weddings, church weddings, already married couples, pregnant couples, non catholics. To me it seems like anything goes and they’re there to help no matter what 🙂  

Post # 6
31 posts
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree. We started our class last night.  It was fun. 🙂 There was a really nice couple that was not Catholic in our class.  I really enjoyed talking to them.  You pay for the courses in any case, so I would ask just to be sure. But I’m almost positive you could do this 🙂 

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