OCM 69: Universal Prayer and Creed

After the hymn or canticle (OCM 68), spoken prayer follows. It goes by many titles, General Intercessions, Prayer of the Faithful, Petitions. Here’s another: Universal Prayer.

69. The Universal Prayer then takes place in the usual manner (examples are provided in nos. 216-217).

After this, the Symbol or Creed is said, if required by the rubrics.

The Creed is nearly universal on Sundays and major feasts. The revised Rite of Matrimony includes other features of Sunday: three readings instead of just two, and the singing of the Gloria. A few years after the revision of the Roman Missal and this sacramental rite, I suspect few weddings include the Creed.

It seems strange to place it differently from its place at Sunday Mass. I would favor a brief renewal of baptismal promises during OCM 59 when the minister mentions God “enriches and strengthens those he has already consecrated by Holy Baptism …”


The text cited in red are rubrics and bold black are ritual text from the English translation of The Order of Celebrating Matrimony © 2013, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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