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Catholic Wedding Program

A Sample of a Wedding Program, specifically for a Catholic Wedding

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If you're looking for a sample ceremony, here's a wedding program from a Catholic wedding ceremony. Not only will this show you how such programs are written, and what they might include, perhaps it will give you ideas for songs or readings for your marriage rites. See more Catholic wedding readings


The Marriage Ceremony

uniting

Susanne Adriana Campanella
and
Alexander Christopher O'Malley

Saturday, the fourteenth of May
Two Thousand Five


Saint Patrick's Roman Catholic Church
New York, New York










The Wedding Party

Officiant………………..……Father Charles Patorno

Parents of the Bride………..... Stephen and Antoinette Campanella
Parents of the Groom……….. John and Catherine O'Malley
Grandmother of the Bride…... Alice Campanella
Grandparents of the Groom…. Edward and Pat Flynn

Maid of Honor………………..Amy Campanella, Sister of the Bride
Bridesmaids…………………..Mary Levinson, Childhood Friend of the Bride
………………………………..Catherine O'Malley, Sister of the Groom
………………………………...Sarita Diaz, College Friend of the Bride

Best Man……………………...Alex Woodward, College Friend of the Groom
Groomsmen……………..…….Luke Bereson, College Friend of the Groom
………………………………...Stephen Campanella, Jr., Brother of the Bride
………………………………...Eddie Williams, Childhood Friend of the Groom

Organist……………………….Elton Pernitone
Vocalist……………………….Lisa Hamilton




The Ceremony

Prelude
"The Wedding Song" by Stookey

Seating of the Families

Entrance Rite

Processional
"Trumpet Tune" by Purcell

Entrance of the Bride
"Bridal Chorus" by Wagner

Opening Prayer
Father Charles Patorno

Liturgy of the Word

A Reading from the Old Testament, Genesis 2:18-24
Amy Campanella

Respnsorial Psalm, "The Earth is Full of Beauty"

A Reading from the New Testament, 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:8
Marie Campanella

Gospel Acclamation, "Celtic Alleluia"

Gospel Reading, Matthew 5:1-12A
Father Charles Patorno

Homily

Rite of Marriage

Exchange of Vows

Blessing and Exchange of Rings
A circle is the symbol of wholeness, perfection, and unity. Like circles, their rings have no beginning and no end. They are tokens of the growing relationship that Susanne and Alex have come here to celebrate and confirm.

Lighting of the Unity Candle
"Ave Maria" by Shubert
Susanne and Alex are going to light their Unity Candle, a symbol of their relationship and love. The candles from which they light it have been lit by their parents to represent their lives to this moment.

The lights, representing the faith, wisdom, and love they have received from their parents, are distinct, each burning alone. Susanne and Alex will light the center candle to symbolize the union of their lives. As this one light burns undivided, so shall their love be one.

May the radiance of this one light be a testimony of their unity. May these candles burn brightly as symbols of their commitment to each other, and as a tribute to their parents' everlasting love for them.


Prayer of the Faithful
John O'Malley

Sign of Peace

Concluding Rite

The Lord's Prayer

Final Blessing

Recessional
"Wedding March" by Mendelssohn

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