Category Archives: Rite of Marriage

Hat Tip: Will and Kate

Imagine my surprise when the WordPress site stat page informed me that yesterday was the most popular day yet for Catholic Sensibility. Even beating my shoutout from Andrew Sullivan and my criticism of Miley Cyrus baring her back for Annie … Continue reading

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A Glance at Marriage Preparation, A Genius of an Idea

I was in a meeting with our two priests and Brenda, our marriage coordinator, today and I heard a few things that perked my pastoral ears. If your parishes and dioceses are like mine, they offer engaged couples a number … Continue reading

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Wedding Psalm 118?

Every church musician should know the seven wedding psalms: 33, 34,103, 112, 128, 145, and 148. I have a wedding coming up in a few weeks. The cantor pitched Psalm 118, which she had at her recent wedding. Here’s the … Continue reading

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A Wedding Music Compass 2.1: Meeting Wedding Musicians

For those coming late to this series, I refer you to my previous two posts in the series, here, on finding good wedding musicians, and here, on what you can expect from good wedding musicians. When I meet with an engaged … Continue reading

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A Wedding Music Compass 2.0: Expectations of Wedding Musicians

As promised in the last post, I’ll give you some tips on wedding musicians today: what you can expect, how you should conduct yourself, what to ask. Stuff like that. As always, this advice is lensed through my experiences as … Continue reading

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A Wedding Music Compass 1.0: Finding Good Musicians

I had a delightful meeting with an engaged couple last night. Their wedding is still nearly a year in the future, but time flies and ducks must be lined up in their row. Plus, with a May wedding, you can’t … Continue reading

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A Monster of a Discussion

Bridezillas, make way for blogzillas. I don’t know that I would have predicted that the Left-Right Blow-up in the Blogosphere would have happened over the way people got married. Friend Dale blogs here and here about Vox Nova blogging here … Continue reading

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The Princess and The Priest

Worth watching: Busted Halo’s series The Princess, The Priest and the War for the Perfect Wedding. Episode three: Why Can’t We Get Married On The Beach? I’ve watched these productions. Love the concept and the execution. If I can ever … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Ruth 1:8-11a, 13b-17

Many clergy expand the Lectionary offerings they provide to mourners or to engaged couples. We’ve read earlier in our examination of the Pastoral Care rites that preparers of the liturgy are not limited to the Lectionary options for the sick … Continue reading

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The Eucharist and Ecumenical Weddings

In helping engaged couples plan their wedding liturgies, the intersection of the Eucharist with a non-Catholic groom or bride is always a troubling point. I say this not because it becomes a bone of contention between couple and Church–that’s a … Continue reading

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How To Find a Particular Wedding Psalm

Bethany asks in the combox of one of the wedding lectionary posts: I am also trying to find the sheet music for this particular responsorial psalm. I am the cantor in a wedding and no one can seem to find … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: Psalm 128: (1a adapted or 4), 1-2, 3, 4-5

The very last of the wedding Lectionary selections to be tackled on Catholic Sensibility is probably the most popular of them all. There are innumerable musical settings of this psalm, many of which are good. Most Catholic hymnals list a … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: John 17:20-26

Chapter 17 of John’s gospel contains a Last Supper prayer by Jesus to his Father. As a farewell address, one might question its place in the wedding Lectionary. Sure enough, it is not often chosen. I cannot think of a … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: John 15:9-12 & 15:12-16

The wedding Lectionary offers to couples three choices from Jesus’ Last Supper discourse in John’s Gospel, chapters 13 through 17. We’ll take a look at two of these choices, as they overlap with John 15:12′s statement, “This is my commandment: love … Continue reading

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Wedding Lectionary: 1 Peter 3:1-9

I will tell you truthfully this reading is not a top choice for the wedding liturgy. This, despite the fact that Peter links the Christian approach of slaves (1 Peter 2:18ff) and husbands (3:7) to that of the subordinate wife. … Continue reading

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