So, I’ll keep this brief.
My wife and I want to have our child baptized not at our current parish, but our first parish, in our former state, closer to our families (so they can attend) and in a more beautiful place more rich with memories. As I understand it, this is not a problem, and is, in fact, a fairly frequent occurrence. We just need to satisfy the education requirements for our parish here, and have our parish priest write our former parish priest giving him permission to baptize the infant.
So my question is: what if, in addition to changing the venue of the baptism to our former parish, I wanted to have the Melkite priest who catechized me three years ago (Fr. Ignatius) baptize our child? Would that be permissible? Fr. Ignatius has his own parish in our former town, but it’s small and, well, Melkite–it would probably throw the family off a bit for our baby to be baptized there, and really, I’d prefer still having the baby baptized at our first parish, for symbolic reasons.
If I asked the priest of our former parish about this, would it offend him?
Are there any major rite issues involved, since I’m Latin, and Fr. Ignatius is Melkite?
Is this just an absolutely crazy idea that I should forget I ever thunk up, or can I reasonably go about trying to have our baby baptized at an old parish by a priest from a different Catholic Church not associated with that parish? If so, how should I go about doing that?