Ever hear of this?
Family is regular active member in St. X parish for 25 or 30 years. Daughter and son attend that elementary school, etc. Daughter goes to college, gets job in another town and moves away.
Now daughter is 25 and wants to get married at St. X parish because that’s her “home” and is where all her family and friends are anyway.
Parish says, “oh, you are not a member of our parish. The fee for a non-member wedding is $1200!”
I couldn’t believe it was true. Of course this is a somebody told somebody who told me deal so I can’t say for sure this was the deal.
But isn’t the use if the church for weddings normally free or nominal fee?