(Closed) Sunday wedding

posted 7 years ago in Catholic
Post # 3
1310 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I have actually heard of this being done. However, it was not a separate wedding Mass. The couple were seated in the front row at a regularly scheduled parish Mass. They came up in front of the altar after the readings (before the liturgy of the Eucharist) and they had the rite of marriage (exchange of rings and so on). The Mass then went on as normal.

The readings were not “wedding” readings, they were the normal readings for the Sunday. The prayer of the faithful did mention the couple.

It was very low-key; the bride wore a beautiful Mad Men-ish coat dress and the groom a nice suit. No veil or anything. She had a corsage pinned to her dress. He didn’t have any flowers that I saw.

They definitely had “guests” there (the first few rows of people were obviously there for the wedding) but most of the people in the congregation were there because it was their regular Sunday mass.


Post # 4
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I can’t help you specifically with the area you are asking about but thought I’d say that I’m having a Sunday wedding in a rather busy parish church and they booked us in straight away when we made the phonecall. We were limited on the times available in order to make it work around the regular Sunday Masses but this was fine.

We aren’t having a full Mass though (I’m a convert and non of my family and none of our collective friends are Catholic- and a lot of FIs family aren’t practicing anymore so made more sense this way) and I’ve heard about the readings as Megdalena mentioned. As we aren’t having a full Mass on a Sunday it doesn’t appear to apply to us thankfully as I’ve loved choosing our readings, writing our prayers ofthe faithful etc. This is something you may want to consider if you want a full Mass on a Sunday.

The best way to findout, if no bees here know specifically about the area you require, is to ask the church(es) you have in mind.

Post # 5
4336 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I know for a fact that I have been to a Catholic wedding mass on a Sunday that was not part of Sunday mass. You probably just have to ask at the church where you are getting married, cuz I’m sure different churches and different priests, even within a diocese, have different policies.

Post # 6
428 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We are getting married in the South at a Catholic church on a Sunday and it’s not part of the mass. I think it depends, as others have said, on the parish 🙂

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