(Closed) Wording of a Roman Catholic Wedding

posted 4 years ago in Catholic
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

This will have a lot of it.  http://www.catholicweddinghelp.com/

I would say, you are going to have a hard time escpaing Jesus if just because you will need to use Catholic readings.  You will also have “In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit” a few times.

Honestly, I don’t think this request will work. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

cdohertyx3:  Oh, this is a tough one.  In the Catholic church the reason that we don’t believe in divorce is because in marriage we are vowing to love each other as Jesus loves us.  Jesus will never stop loving us.  It is because of this that Catholics do not believe in divorce. 

In marriage, we are vowing to love one another with the same love as Jesus.  Sorry.  I know this doesn’t help but, Jesus is a huge part of being a Catholic. 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by  LaurieW.
Post # 4
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Blushing bee

cdohertyx3:  

The Order of Celebrating Matrimony Between a Catholic and a Catechumen or a Non-Christian

This outlines the form for the marriage of a Catholic to an unbaptized person. While the vows themselves do not say anything about Jesus, the ceremony normally takes place within the Liturgy of the Word, and I doubt you’d manage to make it through a Gospel reading without hearing ‘Jesus.’ The options for the other prayers (introductory prayer, nuptial blessing, blessing of rings etc) aren’t listed on the For Your Marriage website, so there may be some options for those prayers that fit his requirement, but I’m not sure.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

Misswhowedding:  I didn’t even think about the sign of the cross! If your Fiance doesn’t want any mention of Jesus, the ‘son’ might bother him, and the priest is probably not going to omit the sign of the cross.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by  ronmcdon. Reason: spelling
Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Seeing as Jesus is 100% the difference between a Catholic and a Jew, this could be tough.  Honestly I don’t even know why your Fiance is willing to get married in the church if he is so against it!

Also, you do realize that your “public” ceremony will then be a vow renewal?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Sounds like you all need to sit down with each other and/or a counselor and/or clergy to discuss this more. Any Christian (whether Catholic or Protestant) ceremony is going to acknowledge Jesus because Jesus is literally the whole point of Christianity. I don’t know why your Fiance objects to “Jesus” but not pronouns and other forms of the name, but no matter, I don’t think a priest is going to be ok with that.

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yeah um, since Jesus is a pretty big player in the Catholic Church, I think your Fiance is going to be out of luck.  Asking a priest to abstain from referencing the Savior of the Catholic Church is probably not going to end well for you guys.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

cdohertyx3:  Many churches in the U.S. use the booklet “Together for Life” for liturgy planning for weddings. You can buy it on Amazon, or your parish may provide it for you during the planning process. If you want to know before your meeting with the priest what to expect for choices on readings and the prayers for the entire wedding ceremony, I would recommend getting a copy of that book. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Our ceremony actually did not have the name Jesus in it.  Not on purpose just worked that way and the priest didn’t say that in our homily And none of the readings we picked had it.  I think it wasn’t in our homily because he did it based on the reading I did to my groom. I chose to do the first reading as it was one as if I was speaking to him. We did have to finish our vows by reciting individually “in the name of the Father, and of the son, and of the Holy Spirit “

edit: I lied sorry. My gospel reading started with “Jesus said”

the reading itself didnt have Jesus but that’s how it started

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by  MangoBreezy.
Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

also I would not ask the priest to not mention it, don’t think that will go over very well.  he might not agree to marry you if your fiancé makes that type of request

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

cdohertyx3:  this might just be the first step to him hearing Jesus.  If the children are being raised Catholic (which they have to be if you are getting married in the church, as you already know,  plus he has agreed to it).  There will be plenty of Jesus talk in your future.   

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