THE WEDDING MASS

      Weddings are special occasions. For weddings that are scheduled outside solemnities, readings may be taken from any of the following with the themes:

     Old Testament Readings (and Psalm)

1.  Male and female he created them  (Genesis 1:26-28.31)

2.  They become one flesh (Genesis 2:18-24)

3.  Isaac took Rebekah and he loved her. So he was comforted after his mother’s death (Genesis 24:48-51.58-67)

4.  May the Lord of heaven, my child, guide and prosper you and grant you mercy and peace (Tobit 7:6-14)

5.  Grant that we may grow old together (Tobit 8:4-8)

6.  Love is strong as death (Song of Songs 2:8-10.14.16; 8:6-7)

7.  Like the sun rising is the beauty of a good wife in her well-ordered home (Sirach 26:1-4.13-16)

8.  I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah (Jeremiah 31:31-34) 

9. Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb (Revelation 19:1.5-9)

10.  A woman who fears the Lord is to be praised  (Proverbs 31:10-13.19-20.30-31)

   

     New Testament Readings

1.   Who will separate us from the love of Christ? (Romans 8:31-35.37-39)

2.   Present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God (Romans 12:1-2.9-18)

3.   Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 6:13-15.17-20)

4.   If I do not have love, I gain nothing (1 Corinthians 12:31-13:8)

5.   This is a great mystery, and I am applying it to Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:2.21-33)

6.   Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony (Colossians 3:12-17)

7.   All of you, have unity of spirit, sympathy, love for one another (1Peter 3:1-9)

8.   Let us love in truth and action (1 John 3:18-24)

9.   God is love (1 John 4:7-12)

10. May God grant you to live in harmony with one another (Romans 15:1b-3a.5-7.13)

11. Maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace (Ephesians 4:1-6)

12. The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts. (Philippians 4:4-9)

13. Let marriage be held in honor by all (Hebrews 13:1-4a.5-6b)


      Gospel Readings

1.   Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven (Matthew 5:1-12)

2.   You are the light of the world (Matthew 5:13-16)

3.   He built his house on rock (Matthew 7:21.24-29)

4.   What God has joined together, let no one separate (Matthew 19:3-6)

5.   This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it (Matthew 22:35-40)

6.   They are no longer two, but one flesh (Mark 10:6-9)

7.   Jesus did this, the first of his signs, in Cana of Galilee (John 2:1-11)

8.   Abide in my love (John 15:9-12)

9.   This is my commandment, that you love one another (John 15:12-16)

10. That they may become completely one (John 17:20-26)

 

  • If the wedding takes place during a solemnity, the readings of the day are used.
  • One or two readings may be used for the Mass. Only commissioned parish lectors are allowed to proclaim the Word.  Should you wish to have friends or relatives who are commissioned lectors from other parishes/dioceses proclaim the readings, please request them to secure a letter of recommendation from their parish priest.  This must be shown to our parish secretary early on.
  • Readings are read from the Lectionary, not from any prepared missalette. The Responsorial Psalm is normally sung or may be read.  If it is to be sung, please inform our parish secretary so necessary arrangements may be done with any of our psalmists.
  • Couples are not allowed to compose their vows. The official text should be used. Composed vows may be read as Invocation during the wedding reception.
  • The parish will provide a copy of the Prayer of the Faithful. This will include the general intentions: for the whole Church, for the civil leaders, for the local community and its needs, and for the couple who have just been married, for the dead relatives. Normally there are about five intentions, and the intentions for the couple will center on the idea of marriage, e.g. asking help for all married couples, for the protection of this marriage, for others preparing for marriage, for deceased relatives of the couple or for those who are absent on this happy occasion.
  • The parish has prepared powerpoint slides for Wedding Masses. You may request for this through our parish secretary. You however, will have to assign a friend or a relative to flash these slides.
  • Weddings during the seasons of Advent and Lent should consider the nature of the said seasons. Flowers should be subdued. No Wedding Rite is celebrated during the Sacred Paschal Triduum.
  • A floral offering to the Blessed Mother may be done after the Rite. Should you consider this, please inform our parish secretary beforehand so necessary arrangements may be done with the choir/soloist and the Mother Butler Guild.
  • Should you prepare a missalette, please have this reviewed and approved by the coordinator of the parish Commission on Liturgy and Popular Religiosity before printing. Email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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