Our Nuptial Mass will be a Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, also referred to as the Traditional Latin Mass. What does that mean? It means that Mass will be celebrated in Latin, as it had been for hundreds of years, according to the 1962 edition of the Roman Missal. In this ancient form of the liturgy the priest faces the same direction as the people, ad orientem. In a Solemn High Mass, the priest is accompanied by several altar servers, a deacon, and a subdeacon. For Catholics in a state of grace, Holy Communion is received on the tongue while kneeling at the Communion Rail. Although it is not a requirement, all of our female guests are kindly encouraged to wear a chapel veil (also known as a mantilla) during the ceremony as part of the traditional women's attire for Extraordinary Form of the Mass.
This form of the Mass has been very dear to our hearts over the last few years. For those of you who know us well, it is the Mass we now attend every Sunday together. It has been a significant part of our spiritual growth, as Catholics, and has strengthen our relationship with Christ and with each other.
While this may be a very new experience for you, we can assure you it will be very beautiful and majestic. We will have programs for you to follow along in, but if you get lost for one reason or another it will be okay. It is very natural to feel lost if one has not experienced the Extraordinary Form of the Mass before. So just sit back, relax, and take in all the beauty and wonder during the ceremony. It will surely, no doubt, be a unique experience you will never forget. And we can't wait to share it with you!
We are having a Nuptial Mass in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite, also known as the Traditional Latin Mass, which will be said according to the 1962 Roman Missal.
It is always most edifying to note that gentlemen wear a coat and tie to Holy Mass. Going back to the tradition of the early Church, many women, in imitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, choose to wear the chapel veil (mantilla), as a way of expressing their modesty and femininity.
Since our Nuptial Mass will be according to the 1962 Roman Missal, it is in tradition that women veil for this liturgy and our female guests are encouraged to do so for our wedding.
Ladies, if you would like to order a veil to wear please check out the following links. These online stores have some great options: Veils By Lily, Veils & Mantillas, The Veiled Woman, and Maria's Mantillas.
Along with the chapel veil, ladies are to dress modestly and respectfully for Holy Mass. It is formal attire, so wearing a formal dress is suggested. A formal skirt and top or pants suit could also suffice for the evening attire. If you have any more questions please do not hesitate to ask! We are here to help.