(Closed) Songs allowed in Catholic Churches?

posted 6 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

It shouldn’t be a problem.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

In the Roman Catholic church I think you will be hard pressed to find a priest that will allow any outside music. There are a list of appropriate wedding songs and readings that you will get at a pre cana or engaged encounter course. feel free to pm me if you want a list.

for what its worth not even the wedding march is permited anymore….

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@Dutchie:  Really? I used to cantor for weddings and people used modern instrumentals frequently. Maybe our church was more laid back.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@Dutchie:  this depends on the Church. DH’s allowed it, but others don’t.

 

We wanted to use a song from a musical for the unity candle……and it was allowed begrudgingly (‘you know this isn’t really a religious song and we don’t want to make a big deal out of the unity candle’). And it was a 50-year old song. I imagine a current pop song would have been kaboshed. Definitely ask before you get set on a song so you don’t end up with problems down the road!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@KatyElle:  the instrumental stuff might be different…..since there are no words? It all gets so complicated. Le sigh.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

sorry should have been more specific. During the mass/ceremony I have never heard any outside music played. however before the priest enters and people are being seated, I have heard oustide instrumentals.

 

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I chose several modern songs for my mass.  Although to be fair when the actual “churchiness” starts they are mostly church songs.  I tried to be respectful of that while still getting to pick what I wanted.  My church was really open to it.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

whooooooooooooops I see you said instrumental only 😉 So ignore what I said about a song from a musical….although I know some are still picky about the Wedding March as it comes from an opera with a shotgun wedding or something like that. Nevermind the fact that NO ONE associates the Wedding March with that…….it’s the Wedding March!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

The priest who will be doing ours is very laidback, he’s got no problem with modern/popular music. However I know the Catholic cathedral here is VERY strict. Only approved hymns, and only performed by someone from their list of approved musicians – so if your sister or whoever is a great singer, NO DEAL.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

uahhhh really? i wanted to walk down the isle with that Canon in D instrumental song…i hope some catholic churches are fine with this :/

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Romantigua: canon in d should be acceptable. it’s been used for several catholic weddings i’ve been to and i’m planning on walking down the aisle to it too.

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