Understanding Your Catholic Wedding Ceremony

You are about to embark on a journey together. You want your marriage to work and your Catholic wedding ceremony to be wonderful. The Catholic Church provides a rich resource of Scripture readings, prayers, vows, blessings, and other alternatives that personally seem appropriate and attractive. During the past forty years over eight million couples have used the Together for Life booklet to prepare for their Catholic wedding ceremonies. The information you can explore below is meant to supplement that important resource and help you in your wedding planning process.

Catholic Wedding Ceremony

Resources for Your Catholic Wedding Ceremony

Catholic Wedding Readings

Catholic Wedding Prayers

Catholic Wedding Music

Catholic Marriage FAQs

Catholic Wedding Planning Checklist

Understanding Your Catholic Wedding Ceremony

The Rite of Marriage

1. The Entrance Rite

2. The Liturgy of the Word

3. The Liturgy of the Eucharist

4. The Concluding Rite

Catholic Wedding Traditions (full article)

Lighting the Unity Candle

Hispanic Wedding Traditions:

Asian Wedding Traditions

Celtic Catholic Wedding Tradition

Filipino Catholic Wedding Traditions

Frequently Asked Questions About Catholic Weddings

Getting Married in the Catholic Church FAQs

What are the requirements for getting married in the Catholic Church?

What does the Church teach about a Catholic and non-Catholic mixed marriage?

Should we give flowers to Mary during our Catholic wedding?

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