(Closed) What to do?

posted 5 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
Member
93 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Make sure the church will marry you during that time. When we went to speak with my church Deacon, we were informed that we couldn’t get married during specific times, Christmas and Easter. 

Post # 4
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

Talk to the priest.

Go Directly to the Priest. Do Not Pass the Parish Secretary’s Desk, Do Not Collect $200…

Seriously, that’s the best thing to do in general, let alone in special circumstances. Depending on which parish you hope to celebrate the wedding in, talk to that priest (or have your parents mention it to him, if it’s the hometown parish and you’re not there often) and find out what he can do to help you out. You might be able to provisionally plan the wedding 6 months out and made adjustments if necessary once you know the details of when they will have their leave.

Post # 6
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

Good luck!

Also, re. erclay’s comment: you can’t have your wedding on Christmas Day or Easter Sunday, but you can definitely get married during the Christmas and Easter seasons. Again, check with the priest for the specific church’s rules (for example, they might not allow Christmas Eve weddings if it’s a really busy parish with a lot of other programming going on, etc.), but there’s no Church-wide prohibition on Christmastime weddings.

Post # 7
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2712 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@armybride2014:  Definitely talk to the priest.  It doesn’t sound like your situation should really be an issue.  From my understanding, you need to start 6 months out because that’s how long it will usually take to do the Pre-Cana and marriage prep stuff.  Once that’s done, and as long as the church is available, you shouldn’t need a whole lot of notice to book a wedding.

 

Post # 9
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1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@armybride2014:  In our parish, exceptions are made for certain circumstances. Military is one of them. They may be able to work something out with marriage prep, too. You laugh, but Skype may be an option!

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