Category Archives: Rite of Marriage

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: 56. 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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OCM 54: Ritual Mass Or Mass of the Day?

This question is covered in OCM 34, which we discussed here a little while ago. It’s repeated as a rubric and lifted closely worded from that prior paragraph in the introduction: 54. On those days when Ritual Masses are permitted, … Continue reading

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OCM 51-53: Matrimony Within Mass, Introductory Rites

Three sections get the wedding Mass from the end of the procession to the collect or opening prayer. OCM 51 instructs the priest that after the Sign of the Cross has been made, one of the three Roman Missal formulas … Continue reading

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OCM 48-50: Matrimony Within Mass, Second Form

Following up on one way to begin a wedding Mass, form 1, there is a second option, a simpler one: 48. At the appointed time, the Priest, wearing an alb and a stole and chasuble of the color of the … Continue reading

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OCM 45-47: Matrimony Within Mass, First Form

Paragraphs 45 through 78 detail the rubrics and ritual texts for Celebrating  Matrimony Within Mass. Let’s look at the “red” for the introductory rites. Here is form 1: 45. At the appointed time, the Priest, wearing an alb and a … Continue reading

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OCM 43-44: Final Notes On Adaptations

The praenotanda (introduction) to the new marriage rites concludes with some general observations on non-Christian traditions for weddings. Let’s read a thought on celebrating in mission territory: 43. In the usages and ways of celebrating Marriage prevailing among peoples now receiving … Continue reading

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