- Readings for the marriage service or nuptial mass
Nuptial Mass Readings
At a Catholic wedding liturgy we are invited to listen attentively to God’s Word as it relates to the Church’s faith about marriage. For this reason, only readings from the scriptures (the Bible) are acceptable – however tempting some other writing might be.
There are nine options for the first reading from the Old Testament, thirteen options for the second reading from the New Testament and ten choices for the Gospel. You choose one from each of these categories. You may choose to have only one reading from either the Old Testament or the New testament before the Psalm and the Gospel.
You may find it helpful to reflect together prayerfully on each reading and to choose those that speak of your hopes and dreams for your Christian marriage. The links below include the reading options in their entirety.