A short 30 minute (non-roman) catholic mass with or without communion, or a ceremony having touches of catholic traditions is an option. We officiate indoors/outdoors, on a beach, or at any venue. Ceremony is of the Old Catholic Rite. The Rite is catholic and valid but not in union with Rome.
When this option is selected, Communion is given to usually everyone, if desired, regardless of their faith or their lifestyle. We preside as Celebrants in the ceremony and many catholic traditions & rituals are available.
We offer flexibility in the above options not commonly available for couples who are not active in their local catholic parish. A couple may want to have a catholic style wedding ceremony that is inclusive and progressive that can be celebrated outside of a catholic church sanctuary.
CATHOLIC & TRADITIONAL CEREMONY: Selections of a catholic wedding mass or a traditional ceremony option is approx. 25-40 minutes versus the usual 1 hour plus ceremony, additional travel costs to the venue may apply; Contact our office for travel/mileage details.
*Note: If a catholic ceremony option is selected, certain rituals & rubrics must be followed in catholic traditions. Call our offices for details. The liturgy of the Rite is close to the Novus Ordo.
The catholic (non-roman) ceremony has extra features involved in a Ceremony of this type, outdoor locations with much noise or winds, should be avoided. This ceremony option requires Catholic rituals where officiants wear vestments). When having a Mass, Communion is normally given out.
a.) Wedding Ceremony Mass with Communion ONLY given to the Bride and Groom? Yes___ No___
b.) (The most common selection) Wedding Ceremony Mass with Communion given to ALL guests attending the Wedding Ceremony Mass? Yes___ No___
This is all on the wedding registration form.