(Closed) Recessional Song for church??? Help!!

posted 8 years ago in Music
  • poll: Which recessional song would you pick???
    Something more church like, ex instrumental : (1 votes)
    100 %
    Country : (0 votes)
    Something happy, like UB40 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    582 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Check what’s allowed in your church first of all. Mine could only be instrumental and/or liturgical music. Anything that just sounds joyful will do.

    Post # 4
    4123 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    In the Catholic church, the non-mass version of weddings still contain everything the mass does… just without the Eucharistic Liturgy. Even though you will not be consecrating the Eucharist… the tabernacle is still present in the sanctuary with the Eucharist inside and you are in a blessed “house of God.” 

    Because of this, it would be an extremely rare situation (and one where the priest is breaking the “rules”) to allow a secular song. All music needs to contribute to the sanctity of what is taking place and be of Sacred Nature. In short, 

    “to be suitable for use in the Liturgy, a sung text must not only be doctrinally correct, but must in itself be an expression of the Catholic faith.”

    For our recessional, we had “Joyful, Joyful, we adore Thee” played very upbeat and charismatically (think sister act).

    Best of luck to you! (oh, and there’s a lot of music posts over on the Catholic board.)

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