Mariachi can be a fun, cultural addition to your wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. Traditionally, our couples will have the mariachi perform a few songs during their ceremony and then have the band remain for cocktail hour to entertain the guests before the reception. But what if you are having a Catholic wedding Mass? Are mariachi allowed?
What is allowed at your Catholic wedding Mass is largely dictated by your priest. He will have a preference for how his weddings are celebrated and if he doesn’t want mariachi at the celebration, you are probably out of luck. However, mariachi music is allowed during Catholic Masses and wedding celebrations. An outgrowth of Vatican II reforms in the 1960s, Misa Panamericana, the Mariachi Mass, was authored by a Canadian priest and first performed in Mexico. It quickly grew in popularity throughout Spanish-speaking parishes in the United States. If you search for “Misa Panamericana” you will find several examples of mariachi-style music appropriate to perform during Mass, including Gloria a Nuestro Dios and Aleluya. During Lent, it is more common to forgo trumpets and take a more somber tone with the music.
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