Category Archives: Rite of Marriage

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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