My FI and I are getting married on May 19th. We met with our priest last weekend to go over some of the details of our ceremony and as a follow-up, he sent me an outline to include in our programs. I immediately noticed that it did not include the Liturgy of the Eucharist. When I asked him about this, his response (via email) was, "You are having a ceremony, not a full Mass."
I have a message in for him and I'm waiting for a phone call, but I feel confused! From the beginning, we had expressed that our intentions were to have a full Mass. We are both practicing Catholics and it is important to us to receive Communion together and to celebrate our marriage within the context of a Mass. Other than a miscommunication, are there reasons to have a ceremony only? Am I over-stressing the importance of having a full Mass?
I have been lurking here for a while and all of you have been so helpful (and kind)! Thank you.