Worship Aids

Couples are encouraged to provide a worship aid (program) for your invited guests, detailing the order of worship.  This worship aid can be a great help to those in attendance, especially for non-Catholics. 

A sample for worship aids for the Rite of Marriage during or outside of Mass, as well as downloadable as a form (to the right).

The Rite of Marriage during Mass  (Nuptial Mass)
 
We encourage couples to prepare for the wedding liturgy. The following is an example of the order of worship for the Nuptial Mass.  The Rite of Marriage during Mass is the norm when both the groom and bride are practicing Catholics.
 
GATHERING  HYMN:     (List the hymn title and number.)

INTRODUCTORY  RITE
             Greeting and Opening Prayer/Collect

 
LITURGY of the WORD
             First Reading     (List the Old Testament citation.)
             Responsorial Psalm     (List the sung response.)
             Second Reading     (List the New Testament citation.)
             Gospel Acclamation
             Gospel     (List the Gospel citation.)
             Homily

 
RITE of MARRIAGE                
             Exchange of Consent
             Blessing and Exchange of Rings
             *
             General Intercessions: Response-Lord, hear our prayer.

             
 
LITURGY of the EUCHARIST
             Preparation of the Altar and the Gifts (List the hymn title & number.)
             Prayer over the Offerings
             Eucharistic Prayer

 
COMMUNION  RITE
             Our Father
             Nuptial Blessing
             **
             Reception of Holy Communion:
             (Those who are practicing actively the Catholic Faith may receive
               Holy Communion.)

             Communion Hymn:    (List the hymn title and number.)
             Prayer after Communion

             
 
CONCLUDING  RITE and FINAL  BLESSING
 
*Arras, Presentation of the Bible/Rosary OR the Unity Candle are all allowed.
**Flowers to the Blessed Mother 

 

- We respectfully ask that all people maintain a prayerful reverence at all times  in the church since it is a sacred place for prayer and worship.
- Please refrain from taking any flash photography during the Nuptial Mass.
- Please turn off or mute all cell phones. 


The Rite of Marriage outside of Mass (No Holy Communion)
We encourage couples to prepare for the wedding liturgy. The following is an example of the order of worship for a wedding with the Liturgy of the Word. The Rite of Marriage outside of Mass is the norm when a Catholic marries a baptized non-Catholic.  The Rite of Marriage outside of Mass must be used when a Catholic marries a non-baptized person.

 
GATHERING  HYMN:  (List the hymn title and number.)

INTRODUCTORY  RITE
             Greeting and Opening Prayer/Collect

 
LITURGY of the WORD
             First Reading     (List the Old Testament citation.)
             Responsorial Psalm     (List the sung response.)
             Second Reading     (List the New Testament citation.)
             Gospel Acclamation
             Gospel     (List the Gospel citation.)
             Homily

 
RITE OF MARRIAGE
             Exchange of Consent
             Blessing and Exchange of Rings
             *
             General Intercessions: Response-Lord, hear our prayer.
             Nuptial Blessing
             **

 
CONCLUDING  RITE and FINAL  BLESSING
             Our Father
             Final Blessing

 
*Arras, Presentation of the Bible/Rosary and Lasso OR the Unity Candle are all allowed.
**Flowers to the Blessed Mary

 
- We respectfully ask that all people maintain a prayerful reverence at all times in the church since it is a sacred place for prayer and worship.
- Please refrain from taking any flash photography during the Liturgy.

- Please turn off or mute all cell phones.