Post # 1
I am doing up the wedding mass and have some questions.
1) What does E.T. Alleluia mean? It’s beside the Entrance Antiphon choices.
2) I want to do a pro life prayer of the faithful, but don’t know how to word it without being OTT.
3) Does the psalm *have* to be sung? If not, does the priest read it?
Post # 3
For #3, technically the psalm can be spoken, but you will want to check with the parish in case they have individual rules about it. If you have it spoken, it would be done by a reader of your choice.
Post # 4
I’ve heard “for the protection of the sanctity of human life, from conception to natural death” in the prayers of the faithful a lot. This website has a few other options too: http://cms.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/how-we-teach/new-evangelization/year-of-faith/upload/Prayers-of-the-Faithful-Life-Liberty-Marriage.pdf
The psalms are meant to be sung (they were written as songs), but if it’s okay with your parish it could just be read. A reader/cantor would do the psalm, not the priest (I think the priest *can* do it, but typically it would be a reader or cantor).
I have no idea what “E.T. Alleluia” means.
Post # 5
1) No clue… and I was a music minister for 15+ years. Ask the coordinator at your parish- it’s probably something they use to distinguish which Alleluia they are using.
2) Blue Bonnet gave a good resource.
3) No. It can be read by a lector.