Sample Order Of Celebrating Matrimony Within Mass Template


Sample Wedding Program
The Order of Celebrating Matrimony within Mass
Words or phrases in [brackets] indicate where to insert your selections
Topics labeled as (Optional) should be omitted from program, if not used.
Music for the Preparation of the Altar/Gifts:
Wedding Ceremony
[insert hymn title and #]
Holy, Holy
Memorial Acclamation
The Entrance Chant
Great Amen
[insert title and composer for entrance music]
The Lord’s Prayer
Nuptial Blessing
Sign of Peace
Opening Prayer
Lamb of God
[Use these or similar words to catechize guests about
Liturgy of the Word
(Please Sit)
who may receive Communion]
First Reading:
[insert ex. Gen. 1:26-28, 31]
Because Catholics believe that the celebration of
The Word of the Lord.
the Eucharist is a sign of the reality of the oneness
Thanks be to God.
of faith, life, and worship, members of those
churches with whom we are not yet fully united are
Responsorial Psalm:
[insert ex. Ps 148:1-4, 9-14]
regrettably unable to receive Communion. At this
Please sing in response:
time, please pray for the day when we may all be
Let all praise the name of the Lord.
[insert ex.
united in one Eucharist.
[insert ex. 1 Cor. 12:31 – 13:8]
Second Reading:
Communion Hymn:
[insert hymn title and #]
The Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.
Blessing [and Dismissal]
(include “and Dismissal” if Dedication to Mary not used)
Gospel Acclamation:
(Please Stand)
Please sing in response:
Dedication to the Blessed Virgin Mary
[insert ex. Mark 10:6-9]
The Gospel of the Lord.
Priest or Deacon:
[insert title and composer for exit music]
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
To Our Guests:
Please, no flash photography
(Please Sit)
during the ceremony. Pictures will be taken
immediately following the ceremony. Due to time
The Celebration of Matrimony
(Please Stand)
constraints, [bride] and [groom] will personally
greet everyone at
The Consent
the reception.**
The Reception of the Consent
Let us bless the Lord.
(**Note: Use this or similar message in your program
Thanks be to God.
All respond:
to comply with our policy of no flash photography during
The Blessing and Giving of Rings
the ceremony and no receiving line at the church. If the
Prayer of the Faithful
guests do not leave their pews right away, please
advise your ushers or groomsmen to assist them in
Liturgy of the Eucharist
(Please Sit)
Updated November 2016
The Order of Celebrating Matrimony
Effective December 30, 2016


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