(Closed) Catholic Ways of Incorporating Deceased Loved Ones?

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
3176 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We are just including them in the program and our prayers to the faithful but in order to keep it not uber sad, we are simply praying “for those who died, especially the grandparents, relatives, and friends of June and Mr. June, and of all present for this wedding, that they may enjoy perfect happiness and total fulfillment in eternal life, We pray…

Post # 4
6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

i personally put them in the programs – we had our mothers light the unity candles but i think having the grandma’s do it is a wonderful idea.i also think putting them in the prayers of the faithful is great – i made special note in ours to pray for the troops since we both have brothers in the marine corps – i also had them pray for all the expecting mothers out there, my SIL a coworker a cousin. there were a few of them so that was important to me too – so i think prayers of the failthful is the perfect place for them.

Maybe you could do something at the reception too? i had my grandparents wedding pictures on display – his and mine and our parents too! all my grandparents have passed and 1 of his has – unfortunately none of his grandparents could make the wedding so it was nice to have those pictures up for that reason too.

Post # 6
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m going to have deceased family members listed in my program.  Also, I know some people have a bouquet on the altar and then bring it to display at the reception.  I think the idea of having your grandmothers participate in the mass sounds beautiful.  I’m sure what ever you choose to do will be touching.  Happy planning!

Post # 7
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We mentioned them during the Intentions, which you could still do even if you’re not doing a full mass.

Post # 8
383 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Were they also Catholic? If they had a favorite saint, I like the idea of the grandmothers putting flowers by a statue of them and mentioned that in fine print in the program.

We’ll be incorporating my dad in the Mass through a small favor. Ever week at Mass, he’d leave a gold dollar in the poor box as he left church. I’ll be handing out gold dollars with a note letting them know to think of him and inviting them to join in that tradition to leave a dollar on their way out. I feel like it makes the idea of a donation favor so much more personal for the guests!

Post # 9
609 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

We are having them added to the Prayers of the Faithful specifically. To “FI’s grandparents who could not be here today” and we are adding a “wish you were here” part to the program as well.

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