readings appropriate for a Catholic marriage ceremony

Are you getting married in the Catholic church with everything and mass? Then you may be able to customize your marriage ceremony with Mass choosing the readings, the responsorial psalm, and even gospel. If! Unless you marry on Sundays of Advent, Lent or Easter, in the days of the Octave of Easter, on the day of the Holy Innocents, on Ash Wednesday, during Holy Week, or Day of Obligation Holy you can practically choose all the details of it, including the entrance antiphon and even customize the rite of marriage and the nuptial blessing.

Here a reading list approved by the Catholic Church, as included in the Catholic Guide “Rite of Marriage”.

Note: Readings are listed with a descriptive title and biblical quotes so you can find and read them with your partner.

Old Testament readings.

The readings usually recommended for first reading in a Catholic marriage ceremony with Mass are

(In this link all the readings that are listed above as well as background information on them are included [in English])

Psalms

Generally recommended for the responsorial psalm in a Catholic marriage ceremony with Mass.

New Testament readings

The readings generally recommended for second reading in a Catholic marriage ceremony with Mass are

(In this link all the readings that are listed above as well as background information on them are included [in English])

Verses cheer hallelujah

According to Catholic Rite of Marriage guide, these are the four options for the verse that reads before the gospel reading in a Catholic marriage ceremony with Mass.

New Testament readings for the gospel

The readings usually recommended for reading the gospel in a Catholic marriage ceremony with Mass are

(In this link all the readings that are listed above as well as background information on them are included [in English]

Give yourself time to find readings that speak to your heart

Even if for some reason they decide to celebrate the rite of marriage without mass, or your pastor help them choose the readings, or even celebrate their marriage in another way, review these beautiful readings could be a super rewarding and special experience for you and your partner . Enjoy!

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