Nuptial Mass or Marriage Ceremony

Wedding officiants
May 31 2014

Nuptial Mass or Marriage Ceremony

The determination on whether to have a nuptial mass or marriage ceremony usually depends on the background of the parties.  A Nuptial Mass is a ceremony with Communion while a regular Marriage Ceremony does not have communion.  This decision is made by the parties to the marriage after meeting and consulting with the priest who will preside at the wedding.  Many Catholic churches will recommend a  Nuptial Mass (Mass with Communion) if both the bride, groom and their families are practicing Catholic.  In many cases, there will be a lot of guests that are not catholic.  Therefore, consideration must be given carefully whether it is appropriate to have a nuptial mass in these circumstances. For a Catholic marrying a Non-Catholic Christian or a person of another faith, it is usually recommended to have a wedding ceremony without communion.

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