(Closed) ceremony details…..not sure what to expect

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

are you both catholic? i have never been to a catholic wedding that didnt have a mass but from what i gather below you will still sit stand and kneel. you just wont have communion.

A wedding without Mass includes the procession, the opening prayer, the Scripture readings, the homily, the couple’s exchange of consent, the rings, and the blessings. It does not include the preparation of the bread and wine, the eucharistic prayer, and the communion rite.

check out this website

http://www.catholicweddinghelp.com/topics/order-wedding-outside-mass.htm

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

there are a bunch of great catholic bee’s on here that are more knowledgeable than me – so hopefully they will give their 2 cents!

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I think it depends on the parish…the priest told us we would be sitting, but alot of parishes have the bride and groom kneel instead

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did the ceremony only and were given the option – during the parts where the guests were sitting (pretty much just the readings) we could either 1) kneel at the front, or 2) sit in two chairs to the right side of the altar. We decided to sit when our guests sat, and I’m really glad we did because our photog got some great photos of us from that angle!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

I missed this the first time through.  If there’s no Mass, there’s no kneeling. Only sitting (for the New Testament and Old Testament readings and the homily) and standing (vows, gospel reading, exchange of rings, etc).

 

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