Sample Wording for a Catholic Wedding Program

Read on for a helpful Catholic wedding program template.
by The Knot

Religious elements or traditions can enrich a wedding ceremony, but determining what to include in the program to reflect your beliefs as a couple can be difficult. We've gathered sample programs from several religions to get you started. Use them as a guide and add your own spin to make your day truly personal. Below is some helpful sample wording for a traditional Catholic wedding program.

Front Cover

A Celebration of Marriage

Bride's name
and
Groom's name

Date

Name of Church or Chapel
City, State

Inside Page 1

Celebrant
name

Concelebrant
name

Parents of the Bride
names

Parents of the Groom
names

Matron of Honor
name

Best Man
name

Ushers
names

Ring Bearer
name

Flower Girl
name

Organist
name

Soloist
name

Musicians
name(s)

Inside Page 2

Prelude

Processional
"Name of Song," Composer


Bride's Processional
"Name of Song," Composer

Liturgy of the Word

Opening Prayer

First Reading—Book of the Bible Chapter: Verse, reader's name 

Responsorial Psalm: Name of Psalm, reader's name

Second Reading—Book of the Bible Chapter: Verse, reader's name

Gospel Acclamation—Book of the Bible Chapter: Verse, reader's name

Homily

Inside Page 3

Sacrament of Marriage

Exchange of Vows

Blessing and Exchange of Rings

Unity Candle
"Name of Song," Singer's name

Prayer of the Faithful
reader's name

Response: Lord Hear Our Prayer

Presentation of the Gifts

Liturgy of the Eucharist
Eucharistic Prayer

Lord's Prayer

Nuptial Blessing
Sign of Peace

Communion
“Name of song," Singer's name

Presentation of flowers to the Blessed Mother
"Name of Song," Composer

Final Blessing

Recessional
"Name of Song," Composer

Note for Back Cover (Optional)

Thanks so much to all of our family and friends for your love and generosity. We are so grateful all of you were able to join us and share in our special day.

Bride's name and Groom's name


Special thanks to The Chapel of the Immaculate Conception, Mount Saint Mary Academy, Watchung, New Jersey

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