The Wedding Program

 

Prelude

 

ENTRANCE RITES

 

Processional . . . . . . . . . . "Trumpet Voluntary" (Clarke) & "Bridal Chorus" (Wagner)

Sign of the Cross & Greeting

Glory to God

Opening Prayer

 

LITURGY OF THE WORD

 

Old Testament Reading . . . . . . . . . . Sirach 26: 1-4,13-16

Responsorial Psalm . . . . . . . . . . "Psalm 33"

New Testament Reading . . . . . . . . . . Romans 8:31-35, 37-39

Gospel Acclamation . . . . . . . . . . "Alleluia"

Gospel . . . . . . . . . . Matthew 5:13-16

Homily

 

CELEBRATION OF MARRIAGE

 

Consent & Exchange of Vows

Blessing & Exchange of Rings

Lighting of the Unity Candle

General Intercessions

 

LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST (* during a Nuptial Mass)

 

*Preparation of the Gifts

*Holy, Holy, Holy

*Mystery of Faith

*Amen

The Lord's Prayer

The Nuptial Blessing

*Sign of Peace

*Lamb of God

*Communion . . . . . . . . . . "When Love Is Found" (Haas)

*Prayer after Communion

 

DISMISSAL RITES

 

Final Blessing

Dismissal

Recessional . . . . . . . . . . "Allegro" from Water Music Suite (Handel)

Postlude