(Closed) Collection at a DW Mass?

posted 5 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
7208 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@houstonwhodat:  That sounds really odd to me. I’ve been to probably 2 dozen Catholic weddings and I don’t think I’ve ever seen them take a collection. I would request it not be done and clarify if the fee is going to the priest. If not, I’d give him a donation for $200 (which is what is donated to the priest at my home parish)

Post # 4
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

The first thing you have to do is to clarify what the money is for. If it is for the upkeep of the church building (a historical building) or if it goes to a local charity, it would seem to me to be somewhat churlish to refuse to have a collection. However, that said, I haven’t seen a collection at a wedding either.

Post # 5
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have never in my life seen this done at a wedding. I would request it not be done. Many guests probably won’t even bring cash to a wedding, so what’s the point?

Post # 6
3697 posts
Sugar bee

Yes, collections are not typically done at weddings, Catholic or otherwise. On rare occasions I’ve heard of couples taking up a collection for a specific charity or organization (it would be announced out loud or in the program so that people knew what the donations were for), but it is definitely not standard protocol for weddings.

I second the PP who suggested that you find out what the collection goes to and then decide how to proceed.

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