Getting married in the Catholic Church means that you have to have a Catholic Wedding Ceremony. There are two different kinds of ceremonies: the Catholic Nuptial Mass, or the Catholic Wedding Service.

For each option, we’ve created a guide, with the order of events for either ceremony. For some of the events, you can choose the readings and the prayers. We’ve given you a selection of options that are available next to each of these events: these will help you complete your Wedding Booklet and prepare for your Catholic Wedding Ceremony.

The Catholic Nuptial Mass

A Catholic Nuptial Mass is made up of the Liturgy of the Word, The Rite of Marriage as well as The Liturgy of the Eucharist (Communion). Below is the order for a Nuptial Mass

  • Entrance Rite
  • Liturgy of the Word
  • Liturgy of the Sacrament
  • Liturgy of the Eucharist
  • Conclusion

The Catholic Wedding Service

A Catholic Wedding Service is made up of the Liturgy of the Word and The Rite of Marriage but does not include The Liturgy of the Eucharist (Communion). Below is the order for a Catholic Wedding Service.
  • Entrance Rite
  • Liturgy of the Word
  • Liturgy of the Sacrament
  • Conclusion

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