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Rite for Celebrating Marriage Between a Catholic and an Unbaptized Person

Rite for Celebrating Marriage Between a Catholic and an Unbaptized Person

The rite for a Catholic marrying a catechumen (one who is preparing for baptism), a non-Christian, or someone who does not believe in God exemplifies sensitivity for the unbaptized person and his/her family. This third form has the same four basic elements as the first two forms of the rite: questions about intent, exchange of consent, the blessing and exchange of rings, and the nuptial blessing.


Rite for Celebrating Marriage Outside of Mass

Rite for Celebrating Marriage Outside of Mass

When a Catholic marries a Christian of another denomination, the Rite for Celebrating Marriage Outside Mass is used. Hospitality suggests that this form is the appropriate one when a significant number of guests are not Catholic and cannot join in Holy Communion.


Rite for Celebrating Marriage Within Mass

Rite for Celebrating Marriage Within Mass

The Catholic Rite of Marriage centers around two key moments: the Exchange of Consent and the Nuptial Blessing. Marriage is rooted in the couple’s mutual vows of faithful love and is blessed by God as an image of the marriage between Christ and the Church. The couple’s declaration of reciprocal consent and the nuptial blessing reveal the sacramental nature of marriage as the spouses become symbols of Christ’s selfless love.


Gospel Readings

Gospel Readings

Gospel reading suggestions for a Catholic wedding ceremony.


New Testament Readings

New Testament Readings

Readings and reflections from the New Testamant.


Old Testament Readings

Old Testament Readings

Readings and reflections from the Old Testament.


Marriage As Sacrament

Marriage As Sacrament

When the Catholic Church teaches that marriage between two baptized persons is a sacrament, it is saying that the couple’s relationship expresses in a unique way the unbreakable bond of love between Christ and his people.


Marriage in the News February 2010

Marriage in the News February 2010

David Gibson discusses why the location of a Catholic wedding matters, marriages that thrive, the meaning of love or sexuality, the new economics of marriage, and much more.


Planning a Catholic Wedding

Planning a Catholic Wedding

Nowadays many engaged couples handle a lot of their own wedding planning. When at least one of the individuals is Catholic this can include making arrangements to be married in a Catholic church. This is a significant decision. It means more than just choosing an appropriate and picturesque setting for the ceremony and the photos! […]


Marriage Prep Resources

Marriage Prep Resources

How do you know if you’re ready to get married? Or if this is the right person? Once you’ve decided to marry, prepare yourselves. A premarital inventory can identify potentially troublesome issues before the wedding.  Research has proven that a marriage preparation program can get your marriage off to a great start. Marriage preparation programs […]


Getting Married Catholic

Getting Married Catholic

The Catholic Church has a long history of helping couples to prepare for marriage. It has learned a great deal that can benefit any couple, regardless of religion. Because the Catholic Church wants couples to form strong, lasting marriages, couples who wish to marry in the Catholic Church are asked to: Contact and meet with […]


About Catholic Marriage

The Catholic Church cares about your marriage. In fact, the U.S. Catholic bishops are working hard to make marriage a priority (see National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage). Every marriage matters, because marriage comes from the hand of God. God brings a man and a woman together to love and support each other. Their love becomes […]


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Marriage in the News September 2009

Marriage in the News September 2009

How to assure your apology is “heard” by your spouse; Updated Phoenix diocesan policy accents need for marriage preparation; Couple dances down the aisle to get married; The health effects of losing a spouse; Marriage: Vocation to make God’s love visible in the world; SPECIAL REPORT: The Ins and Outs of Marital Collaboration.


Marriage in the News March 2009

Marriage in the News March 2009

Marrying in a recession: Wedding cost control; Marriage preparation: More popular than ever?; On winning and losing in a marital conflict: Year of the Family in Austin; How couples manage disagreements: A few marriage essentials; Why money spent on a shared experience counts: Finding happiness; Lent and the economic crisis: Reflections for families, parents and others.


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