Post # 1
Which comes first usually in the ceremony, laying the flowers at the statue of Mary, then the Lord’s Prayer, then the Final Blessing, or….
Lord’s Prayer, laying of flowers, then Final blessing?
Help, I am trying to make my programs and was using/confused by the Together for Life book and my own church’s guiding example ceremony paper.
Also, any tips for writing Prayers of the Faithful? Also, who usually reads the Prayers of the Faithful? (the priest or a reader or the couple?)
Are any of you doing Prayer of the Couple?
By the way, my ceremony is outside of mass (for a baptized Christian)
Post # 3
I just happen to have the program from the catholic wedding I was at two weeks ago in my purse.
Laying the Flower, Lord Prayer, then Final blessing.
Post # 4
If you’re not confident, call the priest who is marrying you!
Post # 5
We laid the flowers after communion… which is after the lords prayer. Are you having a full mass or just the service?
Post # 6
The final blessing is always last, but the laying of the flowers can go anywhere, depending on your church. I’d ask your priest!!
Generally, the couple reads the prayers for the faithful.
Post # 7
@afbacher: I’ve actually never seen the couple read the prayers of the faithful and I’ve been to a ridiculous amount of Catholic weddings… Roman and Eastern Rites. I’ve “heard” it’s been done before but I wouldn’t say that “Generally” the couple does it. From my experience (nationwide) it’s the exception not the rule.
The laying of flowers can go anywhere except to change the rubrics of the rite of marriage. It can be done before or after the rite. I would say that after the rite of marriage is finished before the petitions would be a good place to insert it with no mass. With mass, after communion.
Post # 8
We had a reader (friend of the family) read the prayer of the faithful. I have never seen it done by the couple and I think the priest doing it would be quite unusual as well. Its also a great way to honor another family member by giving them a way to participate in the mass/ceremony.