Your Catholic Wedding: The Entrance Rite

“Where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20).

The entrance rite of a Catholic wedding is designed to gather in a particular way all those who have come together to celebrate your wedding. Like all liturgical gatherings, the purpose of the gathering at a wedding is so that Christ might be made manifest in the midst of the assembly.

A true liturgical gathering requires more than simply getting everyone to the church at the same time. It means helping all be present to one another, extending to each other hospitality and care, recognizing a common purpose, and sharing a spiritual bond.

The entrance rite helps to focus the attention of those assembled toward one another, toward the liturgy in which they will participate, and toward Christ in whose name they gather.

Planning the Entrance Rite for your Catholic Wedding:

The Gathering

The Entrance Procession

Greeting by the Priest or Deacon

Opening Prayer


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