Category Archives: Rite of Marriage

OCM 62-63: Exchanging Consent

What couples and ministers once (or continue) to term as “wedding vows” is listed as “Consent” in the revised rite. 62. The bridegroom says: I, N., take you, N., to be my wife. I promise to be faithful to you, … Continue reading

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OCM 61: Inviting Consent

What couples and ministers once (or continue) to term as “wedding vows” is listed as “Consent” in the revised rite. 61. The Priest invites them to declare their consent: Since it is your intention to enter the Covenant of Holy … Continue reading

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OCM 60: The Questions before the Consent

Let’s look at “The Questions before the Consent,” which follows the presider’s address to the couple. That these are done publicly show at least a two-level situation. The Church is seeking from the couple, a moment of listening (OCM 59) … Continue reading

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OCM 59: The Minister Addresses The Couple

After the homily, the minister gives a brief address: 59. With all standing, including the couple and the witnesses, who are positioned near them, the Priest addresses the couple in these or similar words: Dearly beloved, you have come together … Continue reading

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OCM 58: Celebrating Matrimony Within Mass

After the homily, the new Order of Celebrating Matrimony devotes eleven numbered sections of “black and red” to the “core” of the Wedding Mass. The first is here: 58. If two or more Marriages happen to be celebrated at the … Continue reading

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OCM 57: Wedding Homily

Between the readings and vows, we have the matter of the homily to discuss. There are four points to cover. Here is what the Church says about what the preacher is to preach: 57. After the reading of the Gospel, … Continue reading

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OCM 55-56: Liturgy of the Word at Mass

What does the Church say about the readings at a wedding? Here’s the red print: 55. The Liturgy of the Word is celebrated in the usual manner. There may be three readings, of which the first reading should be from … Continue reading

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