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WEDDING CATHOLIC CEREMONY PROCESSIONAL ORDER, POSITIONS AT THE ALTAR AND CEREMONY ORDER

If you are getting married at the church, here is some information you need to know during your planning process.


The Processional for a Catholic Ceremony goes in these order to enter the church and celebrate the mass.


PROCESSIONAL ORDER

  • Altar Boys/Girls

  • Readers

  • Priest or Minister

  • Groom with his Mother

  • Father of the Groom and Mother of the Bride

  • Godmother and Godfather (sponsors) of Candles and Veil

  • Godmother and Godfather (sponsors) of the Cord

  • Godmother and Godfather (sponsors) of the Coins and Rings

  • Godmother and Godfather (sponsors) of the Bible and the Rosary

  • Godmother of the Virgin Flowers

  • Bridesmaid/Groomsman

  • Bridesmaid/Groomsman (repeat depending on how many couples you have)

  • Maid of Honor

  • Flower Girl and Ring Bearer

  • Bride and her Father


POSITIONS AT THE ALTAR


Priest or Minister

Bride and Groom

Maid of Honor - Best Man

Flower Girl - Ring Bearer

Bridesmaids - Groomsmen/Ushers

(seated) Bride's Parents - Groom's Parents (seated)

Godmothers - Godfathers

(seated until presentation of Bible, coins, and cord)


CEREMONY ORDER


Greeting and Prayer

Opening Prayer

Liturgy of the Word:

(First Reading from Old Testament)

(Responsorial Psalm)

(NewTestament and Gospel)


Homily

Rite of Marriage

Consent and Blessing

Exchange of Vows (Script or Own Vows)

Confirmation of Vows\


Prayer, Blessing of the Rings, Coins (optional)

Nuptial Blessing, and Our Father, continuos which the arras, cord and veil is removed

Ring Ceremony

Imposing the cord

Veil Imposing with prayer

Imposing the Cord with prayer


General Intercessions

Nuptial Blessings

Family Blessing (Optional)

Concluding Rite

Prayer Our Father

Solemn Blessings

Presentation and Dismissal







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