My fiancée and I are from separate hometowns, but now live in the same city. She is from a small village in Newfoundland, where none of her family live anymore. Most of her family is either working out West, or scattered across the province.
We had wanted to have our wedding in her home province, in the largest city on the island. We decided this as travel is quite a consideration for family and friends on both sides of the aisle. The city we chose is a happy medium for all involved.
We have since had trouble finding a priest to marry us. We are both Catholic, and our priest here had told us it usually isn’t a big deal getting married outside your parish. We are finding that the opposite is true. The churches we have contacted have told us they can allow us the building, but cannot guarantee us a priest. They also let us know they cannot help us find a priest.
Is this a common parochial rule?