Originally Posted by jbascetta209
goodness, now I'm terrified of Father Quinn. We have been legally married in the states for over 3 years and have a child together. how is he going to be with us?!?!?!
oh no, sorry, i don't want to make you nervous. i mean, he got the job done so to speak and let us choose everything for the ceremony. i think he's just a bit direct - nobody else has mentioned any problems! the other thing that stressed us out is that he doesnt reply to any emails and rarely answers the phone. we just did our complete service sheet by ourselves, and then he approved all of the prayers and readings a few days before the wedding. Not sure what we would have done if he'd have vetoed any of them!
Honestly it may well have been that my fiance wasn't contrite enough about living together and i guess the whole point of confession is to make amends for sins and demonstrate that youre sorry (so says the anglican about how you catholics do things, im not really sure - we deal with God directly hahaha)
I would suggest arriving to your meeting early and make sure ceremony starts on time! though in my defence its quite nervewracking to have 40 missing guests somewhere on a bus in playa del carmen!! ah well, at least i didnt get nervous for my grand entrance to an empty church hahaha
Originally Posted by melissa2014
Sorry to hear about the issues with the preist . That's why I have been asking so many questions regarding the priests . I haven't heard of any truely positive reviews . We've asked our local preist to come with us and he said its a possibility but we need to get approval from our bishop .
Crossing my fingers it actually can happen
thats what we planned to do as our priest here is simply lovely. he's happy, puts people at ease, understood difficulties of a mixed marriage and talked us through them etc....but then he didn't get the permission =( I think a priest you have a connection with will always be better. Fingers crossed you can get yours to come with you!