(Closed) Litany of the Saints-Will Non-Catholics feel left out?

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
  • poll:
    Musical Litany : (13 votes)
    87 %
    Individual call for prayer : (2 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I like the idea of the musical litany, but think having over 100 people make small individual speeches would be challenging from a logistical perspective.

    Post # 4
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I love this idea and it has me thinking about incorporating a litany into my ceremony. I would be concerned about non catholics feeling left out if you have the catholics stand up or list the names of all Catholic guests in the program. I would ask Catholics to tell me their patron saints beforehand (maybe they could add it to the wedding website) and then have the list ready to be sung at the mass.

    I think it will be lovely!

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I agree with your Fiance. Why not have just 3-4 special family members who are Catholic represent this idea that is already outlined in full in your program. Your priest can reference the program when asking these few to stand. These few can call on their saint — you may have some repeat saints anyhow with 20 Catholic guests that would have stood to this effect. That way this portion of your mass doesn’t go on too long and your guests are less likely to feel such a divide. What do you think?

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee

    Will all your Catholic guests even know who their patron saints are?  I have no idea who mine is lol…is it the saint you pick when you’re Confirmed?  Is it the saint associated with your birthday?

     

    Aside from that, I personally wouldn’t include it, due to time and possible confusion.  Maybe just do the saints for you and your man?

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    @Aubergold:  Whoops!  Sorry.  I think I’d still go for the musical litany, but 20 is more do-able.

    Though perhaps I shouldn’t be weighing in.  Am a lapsed Episopalian.  Catholic-lite!

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Non-Catholics will feel left out of a Catholic ceremony, period, no matter what you do. It’s the nature of the specificity of the church.

    As an athiest, do it, don’t do it, it’s all the same to me!

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @Cornflakegirl: I agree with this. If it will already be in the program, having 20 people stand up might get a little long. Say each person takes 8-10 seconds to say their piece and sit down–the whole thing would be about 3 minutes. Which isn’t long in the grand scheme of things, but for the non-Catholics it might be.

    I like the idea of having it in the program and a musical litany!

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @Aubergold: LOL. I like the saints idea though! A general blessing and accessible music also help to make non-Catholics feel more comfortable (at least that is what the many nonreligious folks at our wedding said to us…they liked the ceremony!). You’re DC–Arlington or Washington diocese?

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