Skip to comments.[Baltimore] Archdiocesan Policy Now Allows for Outdoor and Other Locations for Weddings
Posted on 06/09/2018 5:57:04 PM PDT by marshmallow
Archbishop William E. Lori promulgated in February a revised policy regarding the place of weddings in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. The policy now allows weddings at locations other than a parish church.
The priest or deacon celebrating the marriage must apply to the chancery for permission to use another location at least six months in advance.
Diane Barr, chancellor of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, said the new policy comes as a result of conversations, especially with young people, who want to be married in the church but also wish to have the wedding at a special location.
The archbishop has been emphatic about reaching out to young people, Barr said. There is more openness to considering other options.
The preferred location for a wedding of a Catholic is still either the brides or the grooms home parish church. The engaged couple must complete the proper Catholic preparation for marriage, as required by the church, according to a Frequently Asked Questions about the policy.
Catholic brides or grooms who live in the archdiocese are eligible to receive permission to marry at a location other than his/her parish church. One of the most common requests is for use of a chapel at a school. Alumni, current employees and others with a connection to the location can be married at an approved Catholic high school, college, university or other Catholic site.
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Wow, what a great idea!
Maybe he can celebrate rap and hip-hop masses to attract young people, too!
This is wonderful
An outdoor wedding in the beauty of God’s creation.
You do realize that the very first wedding performed, that done by God, was an *outdoor* wedding, don’t you?
“And you obviously don’t know the reason why Catholic weddings should be performed in a Church-———”
What IS the reason?
For Catholics, Marriage is a Sacrament, integrally tied to the Crucifixion and Resurrection. Hence, the preferred venue is at the Altar.
Jesus died outdoors on a cross, not in a church on an altar.
It didn’t seem to be a problem for God when He married Adam and Eve.
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