Wedding Ceremony: Who Can Be an Attendant at a Catholic Wedding?

Q:

My fiance and I are having an elaborate Catholic wedding. His best man is Catholic but my maid of honor is Jewish. Is our priest going to object to this?

A:

Although the Catholic Church prefers that both the best man and the maid of honor be Catholic, only one must be. Your maid of honor cannot receive the Eucharist, but she can stand up for you and follow the readings. To be absolutely sure of your church's policy, call and ask your rectory.


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