Have any of you readers, especially clergy, musicians, or grooms and brides, had an experience with a wedding during the liturgical Christmas season? By this I mean between December 25th and Epiphany, when the church’s Christmas decorations were still in full poinsettia.
My parish has three this week: last night, today, and tomorrow. I get to play at today’s, which I’m looking forward to. Nice couple, active parish family, a good singer, and an openness on the part of the couple to include some fun seasonal music.
One potential hang-up is the clash of the Wedding Mass with certain feasts. How do you handle what some see as a “minor” feast day (compared to Christmas) superceding the celebration of a wedding Mass? You all do realize that liturgically, weddings are not prohibited on January 1, nor is the celebration of a wedding at Mass, only the use of the Roman Missal prayers and readings for a wedding Mass? In other words, one can get married at a holy day Mass.