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Seeking Help: Need Catholic Priest for concelebration in marriage ceremony!

By GMoney - 12 September 2008 25

Its a simple request…

Im getting married in about six months time, however the lady of my life is not Catholic and wants the marriage to occur in her church.

Heres where the fun begins, I dont know any Catholic priests in Canberra that might take part in a concelebration.

Anyone know a Catholic priest that could help??

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Seeking Help: Need Catholic Priest for concelebration in marriage ceremony!
Overheard 1:28 pm 12 Sep 08

Fair enough. I genuinely don’t know; I’ve only ever heard the term in reference to the Anglicans having squabbles over whether women should be ordained as priests. My old mob has pretty much knocked that argument into a cocked (no pun intended) hat.

And while I’m very much lapsed, I still hang around with a bunch of people from my old Catholic school…. er, not so much to discuss the relative merits of the Vatican Councils, but more to play poker and drink vats of red wine!

I really find the squabbles between the Christian factions very tiring. You’d think they were partners in a time-share arguing over who’s higher in the pecking order for dibs on Christmas and the October long weekend.

If there is an almighty, I reckon he’s sitting there with her or his head in hands like some despairing parent, absolutely exhausted from watching a bunch of unruly kids fighting over the blocks and other toys.

captainwhorebags 1:08 pm 12 Sep 08

Overheard: possibly. I’m a Catholic by upbringing but also did IT work for the Anglican Archdiocese, so I may have the terms mixed up.

Wiki says that Synod is a general term for a church council, more or less.

GMoney 11:36 am 12 Sep 08

And who was it?
or could you find out who the priest was?

OzChick 11:28 am 12 Sep 08

GMoney said :

Now common… Looking for serious comments here!

FYI, Catholic priests can perform ceremonies in other churches, eg: anglican church.

I saw an article in the CT some months ago where someone had a joint marriage, Catholic and Anglican… an ideas on who it was?

Yeah, I know whose that was.

Thumper 11:22 am 12 Sep 08

Or a Pastafarian and be married with the approval of his noodly appendage.

justbands 11:17 am 12 Sep 08

You could both become atheists & be married by a celebrant.

GMoney 11:05 am 12 Sep 08

Thanks for the information folks.

Overheard 10:51 am 12 Sep 08

“Bless me father, for I have Synod.”

Isn’t that a C of E term? he asks in ignorance.

captainwhorebags 10:43 am 12 Sep 08

GMoney: call the Synod office for the diocese. They should be able to tell you straight away if it can or can’t be done, and if it can, who can do it.

A quick whitepages search reveals this:

Catholic Marriage Tribunal

(02) 6201 9802
Favier House
51 Cooyong St
Braddon ACT 2612

I dare say they’d be authorities on the matter.

Overheard 10:41 am 12 Sep 08

I know where you can find a sensational weddingmc (dot com dot au!)

But seriously folks, you could start with the Catholic Education Office and they might be able to kick you in the right direction. When I married outside the faith back in ninety and one, we had to go to a special course. Ugh!

Failing that, give Blackriars Parish at Watson a ring. My information on names is almost 20 years aged, so that’s about as much as I can tell you.

I was a Catholic but the charges for International Roman were piling up, so I discontinued my plan.

GMoney 10:37 am 12 Sep 08

Now common… Looking for serious comments here!

FYI, Catholic priests can perform ceremonies in other churches, eg: anglican church.

I saw an article in the CT some months ago where someone had a joint marriage, Catholic and Anglican… an ideas on who it was?

hairy nosed wombat 10:25 am 12 Sep 08

and this is the cue for all the polygamy jokes

hairy nosed wombat 10:24 am 12 Sep 08

I think it also depends on what her religion is, i doubt you would get a catholic priest to set foot in a Mormon or Jehovah Witness Temple.

tylersmayhem 10:19 am 12 Sep 08

Ahhh – the Catholic religion. “We accept and love everyone…except homosexuals, people with body piercing, non-catholics etc etc. We DO accept kiddy fiddlers though. Hang-on, we’re over quota in that department”.

neanderthalsis 8:51 am 12 Sep 08

I’m fairly sure that Catholc priest can’t conduct the sacrement of marriage in anything but a Catholic church.

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