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Pastor Bob Tousey

Baltimore, Maryland

Pastor Bob Tousey 410-940-4380

Formerly Christian Life Events Ministry

Baltimore, Maryland

Serving Christian Families Since 2001

SAMPLE CATHOIC

CEREMONY

SAMPLE CATHOLIC CEREMONY

Rev. Bob: Who presents this woman to this man?


Father: Her mother and I.


Rev. Bob: In the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.


People: Amen


Rev. Bob: A wedding is a celebration of love, the union of two individuals who until now have been separate and independent from each other, they will soon become one. ________ and ______ your lives are about to become woven together. Sorrow for one will be sorrow for the other. Happiness for one will be happiness for the other. Today you offer yourselves to each other before God and your family and friends. Your family and friends will offer their prayers for you. You will hear the word of God and then you will exchange vows that will make you one for as long as you both shall live.


Rev. Bob: The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always.


People: And also with you.


Rev. Bob: The love and fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you always.


People: And also with you.


Rev. Bob: The Lord be with you.


People: And also with you.


Rev. Bob: Let us pray.


Rev. Bob: Father, hear our prayers for ______ and _____, who today are united in marriage before this community. Give them your blessings, and strengthen their love for each other. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


People: Amen.


Reader: Prayer for the Family


One Lord God, from You every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. Father, you are Love and Life. Through Your Son, Jesus Christ, born of the Virgin Mary, and through the Holy Spirit, fountain of divine charity, grant that every family on earth may become for each successive generation a true shrine of life and love. Grant that Your grace may guide the thoughts and actions of husbands and wives for the good of their families and of all families in the world. Grant that the young may find in the family solid support for their human dignity and for their growth in truth and love. Grant that love, strengthened by the Sacrament of Marriage, may prove mightier that all the weaknesses and trials through which our families sometimes pass. Through the intercession of the Holy Family of Nazareth, grant that the Church may fruitfully carry out her world wide mission in and through the family. Through Christ our Lord, Who is the Way, the Truth, the Life for ever and ever. Amen.


Reader: Read Old Testament Reading


Reader: This is the Word of the Lord


People: Thanks be to God. Reader:


Reads New Testament Reading


Reader: This is the Word of the Lord


People: Thanks be to God


Rev. Bob: The Lord be with you


People: And also with you


Rev. Bob: + A reading from the holy gospel according to _____.


People: Glory to you, Lord Jesus Christ


Rev. Bob: Reads Gospel


Rev. Bob: This is the gospel of the Lord


People: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


Rev. Bob: Homily


Rev. Bob: _______ & _________, you have come together before this community so that the Lord may seal and strengthen your love in the presence of the Church's minister and this community. Christ abundantly blesses this love. He has already consecrated you in baptism and now he enriches and strengthens you by a special sacrament so that you may assume the duties of marriage in mutual and lasting fidelity. And so, in the presence of this community, I ask you to state your intentions.


Rev. Bob: __________ and _________ have you come here freely and without reservation to give yourselves to each other in marriage?


Couple: We have.


Rev. Bob: Will you love and honor each other as husband and wife for the rest of your lives?


Couple: We will.


Rev. Bob: Will you accept children lovingly from God, and bring them up according to the laws of Christ and his Church?


Couple: We will.


Rev. Bob: Since it is your intention to enter into marriage, join your right hands and declare your consent before God and this community.


Bride: I, ________ take you _______, to be my husband/wife, I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.


Groom: I, ________ take you _______, to be my husband/wife, I promise to be true to you in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health. I will love you and honor you all the days of my life.


Rev. Bob: You have declared your consent before this community. May the Lord in his goodness strengthen your consent and fill you both with his blessings. What God has joined, man must not divide.


People: Amen


Rev. Bob: May the Lord + bless these rings which you give to each other as a sign of your love and fidelity. In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


Groom: ________, take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity. In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.


Bride: ________, take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity. In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Optional Prayer of the Faithful can be inserted here

This is where it is highly recommended that you add a closing tradition.

Rev. Bob: + May God bless this union of ________ and _________ , may God guide them as they raise their family in accordance with the Will of Christ our Lord.


Rev. Bob: You may kiss the bride.


Rev. Bob: For the first time as husband and wife, I present, Mr. and Mrs. ____________.


Recessional