Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Sodality Founder Anthony Joseph Mocny Wed in Holy Matrimony to Katherine Nicole Harris on January 4th, 2014!

Immediately following the ceremony on the steps of Our Lady of Sorrows Church
Our one-of-a-kind, well spoken Sodality Founder, Anthony Joseph Mocny, was solemnly wed in Holy Matrimony to Katherine Nicole Harris on Saturday, January 4th, 2014, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Santa Barbara in a Tridentine Nuptial Mass.
Five minutes before one o'clock the bells of Our Lady of Sorrows began to ring over the City of Santa Barbara, and ten minutes past one o'clock the ceremony began. The bridesmaids began to process in to the tune of Johann Pachelbel's Canon in D. The bride's processional then began after that, but I cannot find the name to that very grand and triumphant march. Once the glowing bride had made her way to the nave of the church, the ceremony commenced. Father Andrew B. Garcia, S.J., Associate Pastor of Our Lady of Sorrows Church officiated the ceremony. Following the vows and "I do's", High Mass began. The bride and groom were able to celebrate their first Mass together, right after the moment they were wed. The Tridentine Nuptial Mass was celebrated by Father Joseph Illo, from Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula. The Mass was sung by Father Illo and the Choir of Our Lady of Sorrows Church, which was led by longtime Choirmaster, Robert Helman, with longtime organist, Sandi Ward. 
A reception 5 blocks down the street from the church at El Paseo Restaurant immediately followed the wedding ceremony. The reception featured an open bar, music & dancing, and a choice from three different entrees. A grand time was had by all. 
This wedding and reception seemed to be that of young royalty. I am quite certain that they both would deny that statement though, being as humble as they are. But there is no denying that there was something very different about this wedding. In this day and age it was honestly a very counter-cultural ceremony. But what I saw from high atop the choir loft of OLS was two fully grown adults humbling themselves to come together as children of God.

Congratulations Anthony & Nikki Mocny. God Bless you both!


Can you guess who the bride is?

The Royal Wedding Banquet

Father Andrew says a few words to the newlyweds, Nikki & Anthony

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