“Don’t take offence if they have to decline your invitation.”

There is a great post over at my friend Fr. Finigan’s blog, The Hermeneutic of Continuity about lay people and their weddings and inviting priests… and concelebration.

Remember, I think concelebration should be safe, legal and rare.

Fr. Finigan seems to agree.

 

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3 Responses to “Don’t take offence if they have to decline your invitation.”

  1. Supertradmum says:

    Most areas I know have such a priest shortage, concelebration is physically impossible. Are these priests who are family members? I find this odd and disconcerting, as well as a lack of humility on the part of the couple.

    The article by Fr. Finigan is good and hopefully, helpful.

  2. Fr. Thomas Kocik says:

    Readers might wish to read my article about occasions on which it is more proper for a priest to assist “in choir” rather than concelebrate: http://www.liturgysociety.org/JOURNAL/Volume10/10_2/kocik.pdf

  3. Nan says:

    Dear Father Kocik, thank you for posting the link to your article. I found it very informative and am guilty of having described “in choro” as “giant altar boy look” after my first encounter; I had since learned that altar boys were replacements for acolytes. Note also that I’m neither a reader nor EMHC as I don’t think women belong in the sanctuary.