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Q: Catholic wedding protocol ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: Catholic wedding protocol
Category: Family and Home > Relationships
Asked by: jasonsmom-ga
List Price: $3.00
Posted: 28 Jun 2005 22:36 PDT
Expires: 28 Jul 2005 22:36 PDT
Question ID: 538208
When the groom's grandfather is deceased, who is the best choice to do
the scripture reading?  Is his brother (the groom's great-uncle)
preferred over his son (the groom's uncle)?  Or is a step great-uncle of
similar age better?  (The groom's mother remarried and has an extended
"new family".)  The groom's mother's family is Catholic, as is his
fiance.  His father's family does not have a recognized affiliation.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Catholic wedding protocol
From: myoarin-ga on 29 Jun 2005 02:32 PDT
Hmmm?  I don't know of any wedding protocol that suggests that the
groom's grandfather or the oldest male member of his family doe the
scripture reading, though it is a nice choice if the person wants to
and the couple wants him to.
I would leave the choice entirely up to the couple and hope they chose
someone whom they really wanted to be involved in the wedding  - but
also with respect for persons who would be hurt if they were not
included.  More than just one person can speak at a wedding, not just
reading the scripture but also appropriate texts from other sources  -
or their own words for their hopes for the couple.
Subject: Re: Catholic wedding protocol
From: nelson-ga on 29 Jun 2005 05:56 PDT
I was raised Catholic, and I don't think there is any protocol on who
does the reading.  How about a friend of the bride or groom or a
favorite cousin.
Subject: Re: Catholic wedding protocol
From: ufoolme-ga on 01 Sep 2005 16:14 PDT
I'm catholic and have been to pently of weddings, I don't believe
there is a protocal.
BUT it actually depends on the couples nationalities .. as I've been
to irish, chinese, australia, filo etc..
AND they all have different customs.
While there is no exact rules for reading scripture at a wedding, it
is normally done by adult catholics - hope that narrows it down a bit.

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