Invite wording for Catholic Mass

posted 3 years ago in Catholic
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

If it’s at a Catholic Church, people will get that it’s a mass.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

smiley124 :  Honestly, do what you want to! I worded mine as

“Mr & Mrs John Jones request the honour of your presence

at the marriage of the daughter

Mary Jane

to

Joseph Smith”

followed by the details. I am having a Catholic wedding and I did not indicate that in any way other than the churches name and address.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

We’re having a Catholic wedding without mass (FI is Catholic, I’m not). Several of FI’s Catholic friends have got married to non-Catholics, so no mass. I think the nuptial mass wording you suggested is fine – if I was invited to a Catholic wedding (never been to one, mass or no mass as FI’s friends didn’t invite partners) I would assume a mass was likely, but as it’s not always guaranteed I can see why you want to make it clear to your guests before hand.

Post # 7
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Worker bee

how about: name and name 

request the honor of your presence

at the nuptial mass uniting them

in marriage

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

smiley124 :  If you are still considering options, one option that is a tad wordy but correct is

Hosts

request the honor of your presence

as their (children/daughter/son/they)

blank

and

blank

are united in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

and for the celebration of a nuptial mass

etc

It adequately explains 1) sacrament 2) full mass and the use of ‘and’ rather than ‘to’ seems more in keeping with the Church’s attempts to make the marriage ceremony more egalitarian.

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