Catholic brides – how did you write your programs and the verses for readings???

posted 3 years ago in Catholic
Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ours was a pamphlet because we wanted to include the music and text of the readings, but here’s the general order of it:

Prelude

Greeting

Gloria

First Reading: Sirach 26:1-4

Responsorial Psalm

Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:31-13

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: John 15:12-16

Homily

The Rite of Marriage

The Liturgy of the Eucharist

Offertory Hymn

Sanctus

The Mystery of Faith

The Lord’s Prayer

Nuptial Blessing

Sign of Peace

Communion Instrumental

Final Blessing 

Recessional. 

 

(phew! All that in 45 minutes!)

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@HappinessIsInDaisies:  Mine is a small booklet. We didn’t include the music in the program but did put the song name and number from the hymnal so the guests could find it if they wanted. We also put all of the responses in the program. This is what ours looks like:

INTRODUCTORY RITES

wedding party processional

Bridal processional

Welcome

Gloria

Opening prayer

LITURGY OF THE WORD

First reading / Song of Songs 2:8-10, 14, 16a, 8:6-7a/ Read by:

  Lector: The word of the Lord

  Response: Thanks be to God

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 103

  Refrain: loving and forgiving are you o Lord. Slow to anger, rich in kindness, loving and  forgiving are you

Second reading /Ephesians 5:2, 25-32  / Read by:

  Lector: The word of the Lord

  Response: Thanks be to God

Gospel acclamation

Gospel Matthew 7:21, 24-25

Homily

RITE OF MARRIAGE

Statement of Intentions & Exchange of Vows

Blessing & Exchange of Rings

Prayer of the Faithful

  Lector: We pray to the Lord

  Response: Lord hear our prayer

LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

Presentation & Preparation of Gifts

Eucharistic prayer

  Father: The Lord be with you

  Response: and withyour spirit

  Father: Lift up your hearts

  Reponse: We lift them up to the Lord

  Father: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

  Response: It is right and just

Holy, Holy

Memorial Acclamation

Great Amen

The Lords Prayer, Nuptial Blessing & Sign of Peace

Lamb of God

Communion

CONCLUDING RITE

Final Blessing

Recessional

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

following 🙂 for non-catholics, seeing such a long list is going to be overwhelming for sure! ah well.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

To be honest I wish I knew… Im 19 days out and have left 2 VM’s for the priest to call us back to schedule our last meeting to PLAN THE FREAKIN CERMEONY…. like hello???? At this point Im thinking of just making fan programs with just the bridal party info and some quotes about love etc….

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@shanbp:  sorry to hear that about your priest. if you can’t get the ceremony information in time, you really don’t NEED programs, so you could take that stress off your list!? 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@kristen182:  ya I kinda figured 🙂 we’re not doing a full mass or anything so I dont think its too big of deal Plus I dont think I could fit all that info on my fans. I’m just frustrated we havent dealt with the most impt part of the day yet….like really lol.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@shanbp:  My program is a little longer because we are having a mass. It is quite a bit shorter when you don’t have the Liturgy of the Eucharist section. Since you aren’t having a mass it may not even be necessary. I like the idea of the fan with the bridal party info. As a guest I enjoy reading how each person is connected to the couple.

The main reason I am doing a program is because many on my side are not catholic and I want them to feel included and participate. I dealt with the church’s secretary and they always got back to me. What I did, and it may work for you, was put together the program (with a big help from http://www.catholicweddinghelp.com) and then emailed it to them and asked them to have the priest look it over and see if any changes need to be made. It may be more convenient for him to look it over than to set up a meeting and go over each selection. Just a suggestion. Good luck!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@BulldogBride:  totally… although its odd because the last time we were in to see him he said something about me and FI bringing up the host for the offering…?

oh well lol…I guess ill find out soon enough

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