Anonymous asked in Family & RelationshipsEngagements & Weddings · 1 month ago

What Would Be The Procession Order of a Catholic Wedding?

Specifically a Catholic wedding with no mass where there is a Catholic groom and a non-Catholic bride. Would a priest or deacon conduct the ceremony? Alter servers? Groom/bride walking with their parents down the aisle or would groom & bride walk down together? 

Can you answer this by using a step by step method, which would really help.

7 Answers

  • 4 weeks ago

    You should be talking to the priest who will be officiating.  As I remember from my Sisters wedding It was the Priest who provided that information and it was not considered a "Catholic" wedding because both parties were not Catholic.

  • Trish
    Lv 5
    4 weeks ago

    I will Love to see answers to this because I am in the same situation as you.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Catholic wedding ceremony can take up to an hour. 

    1. The assembly stands. The entrance song is sung while priest and wedding party take their places. The Order for Celebrating Matrimony suggests two forms for this (#119): the presider in vestiments proper to the liturgy greet the bridal party at the door of the Church then all enter in procession (the ministers go first, followed by the priest, then the bride and bridegroom, possibly proceeded by their parents and the two witnesses); or the priest and servers go to the place in the sanctuary prepared for the couple or to his chair, ready to greet the couple when they arrive at their place. In both forms, the presider then addresses the couple about the significance of this celbration of Marriage. The Rite of Reception or Entrance Rite may be omitted if circumstances suggest it. Discuss this with your presider.

    2. Priest greets the assembly and people respond.

    3. Liturgy of the Word

         - First Reading, Responsorial Psalm, Second Reading, Gospel Acclamation, Gospel, Homily

    4. Celebration of Matrimony

    5. Address and Statement of Intentions

        - All stand, including the bride and groom and witnesses. The presider asks the couple questions to state their intentions about their freedom of choice, fidelity to each other, and the acceptance and upbringing of children (unless the couple are beyond the child-bearing years). The bride and groom respond to each question separately "I have" or "I am."

    6. Exchange of Consent

    The priest invites the couple to declare their consent to be married, which they do by stating their marriage vows. The Order of Celebrating Matrimony offers four different options for the vows. After the exchange of vows and the presider receives the couple's consent all present praise God in a brief spoken or sung acclamation.

    7. Blessing and Giving of Rings

    The presider blesses the wedding rings through prayer and the sprinkling of holy water. The husband places his wife's ring on her finger, and the wife places her husband's ring on his finger. The Order of Celebrating Matrimony provides options for the blessing of the rings as well as the exchange of arras (coins) according to local custom. While not specified in the ritual text, local custom may include the exchange of a kiss.

    8. The Universal Prayer

    The Universal Prayer, sometimes referred to as the Prayer of the Faithful or General Intercessions, is read by a lector, cantor, or another designated person. The reader usually offers each intercession ("For ..., we pray to the Lord.") and the assembly responds with an appropriate response, such as, "Lord, hear our prayer."

    9. Nuptial Blessing

    The presider faces the couple and prays over them. The Rite of Marriage provides three different options for the Nuptial Blessing

    10. Concluding Rite

           - The Lord's Prayer, Blessing, Dismissal, Recessional

  • 4 weeks ago

    The couple would have to go through the pre-wedding catholic marriage sessions (especially anyone not of the faith). You can ask the priest any questions about the wedding when you've got through these hoops. 

    Some will be however the priest at that church runs things; some things may be up to you (like who walks down the aisle)

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  • Jon
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Though many aspects of Catholic worship are fixed and invariable, I very much doubt there are specific rules about who escorts the bride down the aisle in weddings. You can speak to the staff of the parish to find out how they usually do things.

  • drip
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You can google this.

    The non Catholic will need to promise to bring up their children in the Catholic religion and possibly need  go through some counseling at the church first. A priest would conduct the ceremony.

    The groom is already at the alter,  the bride is escorted down the aisle by her father. 

    More and more couples are breaking away from strict traditions.  A bride may walk down the aisle by themselves. A groom may meet her half way. 

    You would need to discuss this with the priest at the church you want to get married in. What they will or will not allow can vary. 

  • T J
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    Wait until they want to meet with you, and make you promise to raise your children catholic. If you are smart, go to city hall or elope. Avoid all of this BS religion crap. Are you sure you even want to marry this guy. Don have a church wedding just because him, his family are pushing you into it. Because its only the beginning of being pushed into crap with him and the family. Is he a mommies boy? if he is, run like the wind.You will never come first.

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