(it's a record, scratching - just go with it...)
so i compose myself and say, "sorry, i thought you said 'our priest is leaving'" - and he repeated the same gloomy news...
so to give you some background - we live in CA, we're getting married in CT, and our priest has been awesome so far. he's letting us do the "engaged weekend" thing (pre-cana in a day) out here in california instead of back east, and has squeezed several meetings in to just a few to help accommodate our travel schedules. he knows what our overall theme is, he knows the few special things we have planned and most importantly, he knows US! so needless to say i was a little upset to find this out from my dad, who hasn't been to church since he was 15, and not our priest. supposedly we can call him tomorrow and request to have him marry us, but i'm not sure if because he will "belong" to another church at that point, will that mean we have to pay for him? otherwise, it's back to square 1 for us and we'll just see if we can get to know the new guy!