Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!
The staff and parish of Divine Mercy are praying with you as you prepare to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony. The Wedding Liturgy is a beautiful ritual and it is my goal to help you prepare for it thoughtfully and prayerfully. The texts you choose for readings and music will greatly add to the celebration. I know that you will want to plan your liturgy with attention to your family and friends. More importantly, they will be fellow worshipers who will gather and pray with you and for you. Your guests are not merely onlookers but active participants, praying witnesses of this great event in your life and the life of Christ’s Church.
To help you select your music for your special day, please refer to https://www.divinemercymusic.org/wedding-program-form.html
For your worship aid you may send the list of names with your reading choices, the names of those you've asked to read to me separately in an email. You can also send a photo to include on the cover.
First Reading and name of the reader
Second Reading and name of the reader
Reader for the Universal Prayer (a.k.a Prayer of the Faithful)
Other details about the liturgy may be discussed with our parish wedding coordinator.
It is my hope that these materials will be helpful to you in planning your celebration. You may complete the form at the bottom of this page and it will be sent to me.
May your wedding day be a spiritual and social celebration of joy for you, your families, and friends.
With prayers and best wishes,
Director of Liturgy and Music
Divine Mercy Parish
PRECAUTIONS DURING THE PANDEMIC
The present capacity limit at both Sacred Heart and St. Philip the Apostle is NO MORE THAN 50 participants. This include the Bride, Groom and Wedding Party. It does not count clergy and music ministers.
All planning will be done via email and phone.
A complete RSVP list confirming individuals attending your celebration must be brought to the rehearsal and given to your wedding coordinator.
Only stringed instruments and percussion are permitted to play during the liturgy. NO woodwind or brass instruments are permitted.
Everyone at the rehearsal and the liturgy must wear masks. Persons who cannot wear a mask will be seated in the back of the church. Even if participants have received the vaccines for COVID, masks are still required.
No altar servers under the age of 18 are permitted.
As precautions are updated you will be notified after you begin planning your wedding celebration with the Director of Liturgy and Music.
You may contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org