posted 3 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
3112 posts
Sugar bee

@jordyanna:  Wow, lots of questions.

No, the psalm does not need to be sung.  The lector can read the psalm and the congregation can speak the response.

My favorite song from our wedding mass was “Song of the Body of Christ.”  “Ave Maria” is another VERY popular wedding song.

Honestly, it sounds like you’re kind of butchering the mass.  As a Catholic who goes to daily mass, I would be upset and uncomfortable with attending a mass that was significantly altered, mainly because that’s the beauty of Catholic (meaning “universal”) Church–it’s so consistent.  

In fact I’m not sure how it would even be a mass if you “modify” both the readings and the consecration.  The mass has two parts–the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist.  You’re talking about editing out both of those essential aspects, which again, does not sound like a mass.  Just my two cents.



Post # 5
1739 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

But you and your fiance are both Catholic? How is his family not Catholic? I am confused.

Post # 7
804 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@jordyanna:  I also think that the celebration of marriage without Mass would be more appropriate for you and your guest list. 

I’m also struggling with music selections.  Keep in mind that you generally can’t use pre recorded music in Church, so the songs that you choose show be easy to sing a long to, since they will be acapella essentially.  I’m actually really surprised that your priest is allowing secular processional and recessional – are they going to be sung/performed?

Post # 8
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@jordyanna:  FI and I are Catholic, and we considered having a shorter prayer service type ceremony vs a full mass as well. 

Ave Maria is a good one, as is All I Ask Of You and Amazing Grace. My Parents had Let there Be Peace on Earth, which we’ll probably use too.

Post # 9
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

If your guests are not predominantly Catholic, and you don’t feel strongly about having Mass, I would have the shorter ceremony that doesn’t include it, honestly.

That said, if you’re looking for traditional Catholic wedding hymns, try “Ave Maria” as was mentioned previously, “Come and Journey with Me,” “Where There is Love,” and “Panus Angelicus” are all nice. Keep in mind though, if you’re doing a mass, the songs will need to coordinate with what you’re doing, such as the presentation of the gifts, etc. – so a typical “wedding” song might not be appropriate. 

It might help to speak with whomever is playing the organ (?) and ask what they’re familiar with. 

Post # 10
3112 posts
Sugar bee

@jordyanna:  That sounds like a really sticky situation.  I’m sorry to say, but that aspect of your relationship will never get easier!

Post # 11
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Catholic Church and Lord Hill Farms

Love Divine all love excelling is a traditional hymn at my Catholic church with the theme of love

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