Post # 1
I am getting married in the church and trying to incorporate all of my closest friends and family in our wedding. I was going to ask one of my best friends to read at the ceremony (we are not having a full mass), but she is not Catholic. Does that matter? I grew up going to Catholic school and they let whoever read at our school masses whether or not you were Catholic, but I was not sure whether or not a wedding mass was the same. Thanks for all of your input!
Post # 3
No, readers do not need to be Catholic.
Post # 4
@Rx4love: The technical answer is here: http://www.nccbuscc.org/liturgy/q&a/mass/ncrd.shtml In practice, I’ve seen many non-Catholic readers during Mass and I’ve never heard of someone being denied or rejected for that during a wedding.
Post # 5
I asked our priest the same question recently and he said they do not have to be Catholic. 🙂
Post # 6
One of our readers wasn’t Catholic, and they never even asked us if our readers were or weren’t. 🙂