(Closed) Processional and opening song?

posted 5 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We had a full Mass, and I’m looking at our booklet right now.  You still have an opening prayer, but the first “song” we had was the Celtic Alleluia for the Gospel Acclamation.  The first song (hymn) that we chose was for the Presentation of the Gifts.

Hope that helps!

Post # 5
3697 posts
Sugar bee

@Amitchell12:  It can, but it doesn’t have to. You have the option of including an opening hymn that the whole assembly sings together after you enter. It’s a nice way of encouraging your guests’ participation in your wedding Mass, even if they’re not Catholic and won’t be taking communion. If you are worried about the length of the wedding, it can be trimmed. It’s one of the areas where you have some flexibility in the planning.

re. the Gloria – check with your priest. The new liturgical norms say that the Gloria should be used at a wedding Mass, but priests have some discretion about whether to include it. If it’s already going to be a long Mass, or if there will be a lot of non-Catholics in the assembly who wouldn’t know it, some priests will opt not to do it.

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