(Closed) Readings at Catholic wedding

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@nurseamanda – I’m also in Houston and getting married a week before you.  Which church are you getting married in?  

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

We are getting married at St. Anne’s in Houston!

To answer your original question – I haven’t gotten this far.  We have our information meeting at the church next month and I’m sure they will give us a list of approved readings then.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

For the Traditional Latin Mass we don’t have a choice.  Its: Ephesians 5: 22-23 and Matt 19: 3-6  .

If we’re unable to find enough altar servers for the Latin Mass, I would only change things as is have the Ephesiains reading begin with verse 21 rather than 22 for clarity sake else the verse sounds hostile to women just because of the layout of the text.  What the text is actually saying is really nice.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

We did a collection of verses from Song of Songs (it’s in Together for Life)  1 Corinthians 12:31-13:13, and John 2:1-11.

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Buzzing bee

Here’s our readings:

First Reading – Song of Songs 2:8-10.14.16; 8:6-7

Responsorial Psalm – The Earth is Full of Goodness

Second Reading – Colossians 3:12-17

The Native American Wedding Prayer (not part of Catholic Mass, but our priest is allowing since FI is Native)

Gospel Acclamation – 1 John 4:12

Gospel – Matthew 5:1-12A

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

^ That’s the one!  We did the same first reading as Erindesmar.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m thinking about using a passage from Little Women from Meg’s wedding. I always loved that book!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

gidgett – don’t get too excited about the passage from little women. in a Catholic ceremony you are only allowed to pick readings from the book they give you.

I haven’t picked all readings, but I will definitely have the traditional “love is patient, love is kind…” from 1 Corinthians.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

@Jacqui while that is generally true, sometimes you can ask your priest for a variance, like we did with the Native American Prayer.  It just depends how progressive your priest is.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

Yeah, thanks for clarifying Erin – you can probably add to the ceremony, but usually not replace a reading with something else. But like you said, it depends on the priest.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am actually having two ceremonies – one in the Church and one in another city.  I love 1 Corinthians 13.  It was my sorority’s reading and we have had it at all of our weddings.  If it isn’t an option to choose for my Catholic ceremony, I will have it in our other ceremony.

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