Wedding couple distributing communion

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

In a wedding within a Eucharist is it permissible for the couple to distribute holy communion and not the priest? (I’m pretty sure the answer is no because they are not ordinary ministers, but I just wanted to see it in writing.)


A: A couple may not distribute holy communion instead of the priest, but they may distribute communion together with him. The easiest place to find this is in the front of the missal, right after the GIRM, in the Norms for Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion Under Both Kinds in the Dioceses of the United States of America. No. 28 says that lay ministers may assist the priest. If the couple are not communion ministers, he could actually depute them for that one occasion. For example, the priest could distribute the Body of Christ, and the bride and groom could each offer the Blood of Christ.