Planning a Catholic wedding
From “yes” to “I do” and beyond, Catholic Wedding Help provides a complete, straightforward and faithful step-by-step guide to planning your Catholic wedding. From learning how to build a foundation with marriage preparation at your parish to the many details of a nuptial Mass, these are resources you won’t find on a typical wedding planning site.
Scripture readings, music, vows, family roles, programs, the reception … you’ll find it all here at Catholic Wedding Help.
Transitions in the Ritual
The Roman Catholic Church in the United States is currently transitioning to a new edition of the ritual texts used in celebrating Catholic weddings. The “Order of Celebrating Matrimony” will become mandatory across the country starting December 30, 2016. Catholic Wedding Help is in the process of reviewing the newly released edition and updating the related sections of the site to reflect the changes in the Order of Celebrating Matrimony.
Note, the new edition retains the three basics forms for the ceremony (celebrating within Mass, celebrating without Mass, and celebrating between a Catholic and an unbaptized person) with a few changes in order or options for texts or customs. Dioceses may begin using the “Order of Celebrating Matrimony” on September 8, 2016, though the “Rite of Christian Marriage” detailed in this site is still a valid option through December 30 unless a local bishop chooses otherwise. Please talk with your local pastor for guidance on this matter.
|Top 10 Catholic wedding pages|
1 in 2 visitors will read one of our Top 10 Pages during their visit. We hope you will find them useful, too.