Each year, thousands of Catholic couples get engaged. Then, almost immediately, the planning and preparing for the big day begins. How can the wedding liturgy be the glorious center of the wedding day? What might such a celebration look and sound like? What wonderful things happen when a couple becomes actively involved in preparing their wedding liturgy? What choices are available to couples that will help make their Catholic wedding truly their own and truly Catholic?
This new video shows one couple's active involvement in the preparation of their wedding liturgy. Viewers, including newly engaged couples, their parents, family and friends will have the chance to see what meetings with the parish priest and musicians are like. Then, they will see the options one couple selected for the opening procession, vows and rings, prayers, music and songs, and the nuptial blessing.
Austin Fleming, a parish priest from the archdiocese of Boston, and Paul Covino, a married man and campus minister at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, are nationally recognized authors and teachers on the Catholic Rite of Marriage. They and two couples, parents and parish musicians offer their insights on the Rite of Marriage.
This new video will help any viewer to better understand how to plan a wedding liturgy that is a celebration for the entire community and the highpoint of the entire wedding day. Ideal for engaged couples, presiders and wedding preparation ministers. Or, try using this video in junior high or high school classrooms as part of a unit on sacraments.
VHS, closed-captioned, 30 minutes.
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