The Wedding Ceremony

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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 Marriage during a Nuptial Mass. Next to a number of the events, we have provided you with a link to a selection of options that are available to you to help you complete your Wedding Booklet and prepare for your Wedding Ceremony:

  • Entrance Rite:
    • Entrance Song/Music
    • Greeting
    • Penitential Rite
    • Lord, Have Mercy
    • Glory to God
    • Opening Prayer (Options)
  • Liturgy of the Word:
  • Liturgy of the Sacrament:
  • Liturgy of the Eucharist:
    • Offertory/Preparation of the Gifts
    • Prayer over the Gifts (Options)
    • Eucharistic Prayer
    • The Lord’s Prayer (Our Father)
    • Nuptial Blessing (Options)
    • Sign of Peace
    • Communion
    • Prayer After Communion (Options)
  • Conclusion:
    • Final Blessing (Options)
    • Signing the Register
    • Recessional Song/Music
  • All options for a Catholic Nuptial Mass

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. Next to a number of the events, we have provided you with a link to a selection of options that are available to you to help you complete your Wedding Booklet and prepare for your Wedding Ceremony:

 

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About the Author:

Francine & Byron Pirola
Francine & Byron Pirola are the founders and principal authors of the SmartLoving series. They are passionate about living Catholic marriage to the full and helping couples reach their marital potential. They have been married since 1988 and have five children. Their articles may be reproduced for non commercial purposes with appropriate acknowledgement and back links.

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