- 3 years ago
Hello Bees, longtime lurker here. I’m writing a post because I’ve gotten myself into a pickle and have absolutely no idea what to do. I’ll try to keep it short.
At the end of 2013, FI and I decided to take a step as adult Catholics and officially register at the parish we’d been attending for about 6 months. We began attending Mass at this parish because it was gorgeous, peaceful, and the priests didn’t talk about funding during every single homily. I’ll be honest: we don’t attend Mass every Sunday, but we go when we can and we donate as much as we can.
I started wedding talks with the wedding coordinator in January of 2014 for a wedding in January 2015. She told us that we’d have to pay the non-parishioner fee, which was fine. What she didn’t tell us was that the priests at our parish only perform marriages for parishioners. Which we don’t qualify as for another 6 months after the wedding date we set. That would have been lovely to know before we paid the deposit, hired vendors, and told all of our relatives and friends our date!
I’ve contacted the parish priests to see if they can make an exception, but they haven’t gotten back to me with an answer yet. I considered moving the date, but I’m finding out that a lot of our relatives have already bought tickets and made hotel arrangements! I really want to avoid their losing money.
Is there anything we can do to still get married by a Catholic priest in this church on the chosen date?
- This topic was modified 3 years, 1 month ago by wintermoon.