(Closed) Just curious

posted 8 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
5823 posts
Bee Keeper

No one ever uses one at my church, but I never thought it was a rule.

Post # 4
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I am pretty sure we can use one at our church but I’m sure it would depend on your church.  Some may not be so strict on stuff like that.

Post # 5
636 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Aisle runners are not allowed in our church but I’d guess all are different. They also use candles during wedding masses so maybe that has something to do with it as they might be a fire hazard?

Post # 6
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

That’s funny, because I always think of red as a color that represents God.. The Catholic church I grew up in has red carpetting and the mural of jesus that is above the altar shows him wearing a white robe with a red piece of fabric draped across his shoulder.  A lot of the Catholic churches in my area don’t let you use aisle runners (must be liability issues with people tripping and falling), and my church has the same policy.  Even if you cover up the carpetting in the aisle area the carpetting everywhere else is still going to be red, so I wouldn’t simply decide to use an aisle runner just to cover up the color of the carpet because you’ll probably still have tons of red carpet visible.

Post # 7
2204 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My church allows runners but I personally don’t think it’s neccessary. They even put the aisle measurements in the little information guide they gave us.

I think runners always get crooked and look sloppy in the end (in my opinion). My priest said less and less couples opt to use them.

Post # 8
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@PinkPinstripes:i agree that when aisle runners arent secured properly the do end up looking sloppy

Post # 9
350 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

@starry: You can’t use a runner here, but we have marble floors.  The problem is that you can’t secure the runner so it could slide while you walked on it. 

But tell him not to worry about the red.  It’s historic for churches to have red flooring (and doors).  The red floor represents the blood spilled on the cross.  The historic color for Satan is black, not red.

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