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The nuptial mass

1. The Nuptial Mass: the bride arrives at the church with music or choir
The guests are already in place. The groom can stand quietly to the right of the altar or make a solemn entrance of her mother’s arm. The children of earnest money and the priest, if it is not found on the altar, precede the bride, who cross the ship of the right arm of her father to join her fiance. This small procession may be accompanied by a song or music chosen by the couple; classical, modern or gospel, just have the authorization of the priest.

Father of the Bride removed the veil from the face of his daughter, if it is veiled, and kisses her before taking his place.

The ceremony began with a welcome from the priest or reading a text that future spouses have written or chosen.

Grooms depends, if they want, skipping a bit protocol, if the ceremony is rigid, without forgetting that we must respect the sacred place. The couple may also come together one arm or the other.

2. First reading in the nuptial mass
Someone close to the couple, if possible with oral skills, read an excerpt from the Bible, carefully selected by the couple and should evoke themes important to the couple.

3. The psalm
can be read or sing. He is the host of the word of God.

4. The Gospel
is a very important moment in the Catholic mass. Always read by the priest while the guests remain standing.

5. Exchange of consent
is the key moment of the nuptial mass. The priest before God receives the consent of love eternal promise of fidelity and assistance of the spouses.

6. The blessing and sharing alliances
To symbolize this union the couple exchanged partnerships. Witnesses are responsible for storing very carefully.

7. The prayer of the spouses
is a somewhat awkward moment. What you can compose the couple or ask the priest read a liturgical text or one selected by them.

8. The collection and presentation of donations

Better known as collection, children arras paneras circulate that the couple have decorated, and where the guests deposited money will be donated to the church for their various causes. You can also place the bread basket before the altar for those who want to make a donation.

9. Universal Prayer
closest Witnesses and read the intentions that the couple have written for patients, family members who are no longer or for causes they really care about.

10. Sanctus, and the Agnus Dei Father
Son classical Mass and prayers throughout recites the entire forum.

11. The Eucharist Mass Wedding
The priest prepares communion. Guests who wish can take music accompanied the bride and groom have chosen.

12. nuptial blessing by the priest
The priest reads a last prayer chosen by the spouses and blesses the assembly and newlyweds.

13. The signature of the records with the witnesses at the wedding Mass
Newlyweds and witnesses sign the register on the altar.

14. The output of the church

It is preferable that the newlyweds leave the past, so guests can throwing rose petals and take pictures.

Did you know that …?
For the nuptial mass both spouses must be baptized?; however, the bishopric may deliberate waivers disparity of cult or mixed religion. The priest who will marry will know guide you.

? If one of them is not baptized, the nuptial mass can be replaced by a blessing.

Not you are forced to marry in the church of your city. You can ask the priest to another parish, because you can marry in the church of another region, even another country. But it is easier if you know in advance the priest.

? They must attend a premarital course .

Important: ie several meetings with the priest and even with other couples about to get married to discuss the vision of the concept of partner and family. This will let the priest know better partner and the latter may ask all the questions you need. As his advice on the texts to be elected.

? No weddings are celebrated at Easter.

Documents to be provided to hold a nuptial mass

Must submit a dossier with photocopies of the identity card, baptismal certificates or clinic or authorization of disparity of cult civil marriage certificate and a statement of intent which promised to commit to respect the four fundamental rules of sacrament of marriage, ie freedom of consent, fidelity, spousal support and education of the children in the Christian faith.

The choice of songs and texts

Do not hesitate to ask the priest to guide you when deciding. Anyway, you have to have approval if you choose texts or religious songs.