Tuesday, November 3, 2015
USUALLY DEATH FOLLOWS MARRIAGE BUT NOT AT SAINT JOSEPH CHURCH, MACON, MARRIAGE FOLLOWS DEATH!
This coming Saturday, I will celebrate a Solemn Sung Nuptial Mass in the Extraordinary Form for two of my parishioners. We'll have the same deacon and subdeacon for this Mass but use Gregorian Chant throughout.
In the Roman Missal, death follows marriage. But not in practice at St. Joseph, marriage follows death!
I think this will be my fourth EF Nuptial Liturgy, but the first as a Solemn Sung Nuptial. I've also celebrated a number of EF baptisms. And while I have celebrated EF Requiem's for All Souls, I've never had anyone request an EF Funeral yet.
I haven't had any request for the EF Rite of Penance. As I recall, it is the same as the OF except the absolution is given in Latin as the penitent recites the English Act of Contrition. The only part of the Rite of Penance as I recall from my youth that is in Latin is the absolution.