The Order of Celebrating Matrimony without Mass

The Introductory Rites

  • Entrance
  • Sign of the Cross & Greeting
  • Introduction
  • [Penitential Act & Gloria omitted]
  • Collect

The Liturgy of the Word
First Reading from Old Testament (or New Testament if only one reading)
Psalm (or a hymn based on a psalm)
(Second Reading from New Testament)
Gospel Acclamation
Gospel Reading – Matthew, Mark, Luke or John

The Celebration of Marriage

  • Introduction
  • The Questions before the Consent
  • The Civil Declaration of Freedom
  • The Consent
  • The Reception of the Consent
    • Acclamation by All
  • The Blessing and Giving of Rings
    • Hymn
If Holy Communion is not distributed
  • Universal Prayer click for examples
  • Our Father
  • Nuptial Blessing
If Holy Communion Is Distributed
  • Universal Prayer click for examples
  • Nuptial Blessing
  • Our Father
  • Sign of Peace
  • Holy Communion
  • Prayer

The Conclusion of the Celebration

  • Blessing
  • Signing of Register