I am a Permanent Deacon and I have been asked by a colleague at work to ‘take’ his approaching wedding service.
I am of course happy and honoured to be asked but I think that possibly I may not be able to do this?
The reason being that happily my colleague is having his wedding within a Nuptial Mass and accordingly the parish priest will be present. Also my colleague’s Uncle is a priest and he will be there too- he intends to concelebrate but says he is too old to do the rest of the service!
Due to the presence of the priests at the service, I therefore believe that I am not permitted to ‘take’ the service and that it will be the priest’s responsibility to recieve the marriage vows etc.
I would be grateful if someone was able to confirm this and also may be able to find a document that sets it out in writing.