WEDDING LITURGY OF THE WORD
Prelude: The organist will play some quiet music as the assemby arrives. You may select a special piece for members of the family to be seated if you prefer.
RITE OF WELCOME
Processional: The entire bridal party will process up the centre aisle to one instrumental selection.
Entrance Chant: This is a hymn sung by everyone when you arrive at the front of the church...like the opening hymn on a Sunday. Any hymn of praise from CBW III or Celebrate in Song is appropriate here.
LITURGY OF THE WORD
First Reading: A reading selected from the Old Testament
Responsorial Psalm (sung): a psalm sung in response to the first reading
Second Reading: A reading selected from the New Testament
Gospel Acclamation: an Alleluia sung just before the Gospel is read.
Gospel and Homily Normally the Presider chooses the Gospel passage.
RITE OF MARRIAGE*
Statement of Intentions and Declaration of Consent
Blessing and Exchange of Rings
General Intercessions: (Response: Lord hear our prayer)
Signing of the Marriage Documents: While the marriage documents are signed, an instrumental piece or solo can be performed here.
Recessional: Instrumental music as the bridal party walks out of the church