Ara
Just Said Yes March 2013

Catholic Ceremony with communion for bride and groom

Ara, on January 29, 2013 at 1:45 PM Posted in Planning 0 13
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Hi everyone! So for some reason I thought the shortened Catholic Ceremony (compared to the full nuptial mass) still includes the Eucharist for the bride and groom only. Apparently I'm incorrect in this? Does anyone know if this is something that can be added to the ceremony? I'm just wondering for the bride and groom, not communion for the whole congregation.

Thanks for your input!

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Latest activity by Erin, on January 31, 2013 at 12:13 AM
  • Lucky me
    Master June 2013
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    If you are going to have you and FH get communion why would you not let everyone else? It is still going to take the same amount of time to do the blessing of the eucharist if it's just the bride and groom.

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  • We'llAlwaysHaveParis
    Master November 2013
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    I've never heard that.

    Part of the mass is to consecrate the bread and wine into body and blood. Without the Liturgy of the Eurcharist (which is part of the full mass, the other part being the Liturgy of the Word) there is no communion.

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  • IrishLove™
    Master October 2013
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    I agree, why not let those who would like to take communion take it? Other wise the only suggestion I can think of is for the priest to bless you like he does to those who are not able to receive communion.

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  • Ara
    Just Said Yes March 2013
    Ara ·
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    I would love to have a full mass but the time slot available for our wedding only allows for the ceremony because of their regular mass to follow, only 45 min. That's why I was wondering about Eucharist for the bride and groom but it sounds like either everyone gets it or no one does.

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  • We'llAlwaysHaveParis
    Master November 2013
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    With that reasoning, ask the priest if communion is an option (for the two of you). I know deacons and such take hosts out to distribute at nursing homes etc, and they have to come from somewhere.

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  • Lucky me
    Master June 2013
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    Yeah I would ask too, you never know they may have something already blessed and prepared.

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  • Michele, my Belle
    Super December 2012
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    As a Catholic, I think offering the Holy Eucharist to only the bride and the groom would be counter to the sacrament itself. When Christ eat the bread and drank the cup during the Last Supper, he didn't offer the bread and cup to only one or two special disciples, he offered it up to all attending the supper.

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  • We'llAlwaysHaveParis
    Master November 2013
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    Michele has a point.

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  • Ara
    Just Said Yes March 2013
    Ara ·
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    Ooo good point Michelle. I didn't even think of that. The only reason I'm asking about it is because I originally thought that's how it was done but just found out I was incorrect.

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  • Sarah
    Super October 2013
    Sarah ·
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    Our faith is VERY important to FH and myself, so we will be doing communion with only the two of us and each of our parents as it is also important to them.... I think that serving everyone is overkill and I also wouldnt want people taking it if they dont understand the significance of it.

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  • MJ
    Master June 2013
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    Yes you can just have communion for the two of you, or you and your wedding party, or you and your parents. We are not having communion.

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  • Celia Milton
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    I think you should offer it to everyone. Those who don't understand it or believe in it will pass.

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  • Erin
    VIP September 2013
    Erin ·
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    If communion on your wedding day is very important to you, but don't want to include it in your actual service perhaps you can see if the priest will visit each of you in your dressing rooms before the ceremony and spend a few minutes with you in prayer and administer communion then?

    Sorry if this is really wrong for the Catholic faith, I'm Lutheran and I know we do things a little differently

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