A Message from Our Parish Family

Congratulations on your engagement! We are excited to help celebrate the Holy Sacrament of Marriage with you and your families.  We hope that these resources assist you in preparing a liturgy that truly celebrates God’s great gift of love in your lives.  Our parish music director can assist with all music arrangements, from song selection to arranging for additional musicians.

 

Additional Musicians

Included in your wedding fee is the music director who plays piano and sings.  However our rich musical tradition here at Saint Frances of Rome allows for many options.  We highly recommend hiring a cantor at the very minimum. Below is a list of the fee schedule. These musicians are not included in the wedding fee and must be booked 3 months prior to the wedding.

 

Cantor $100

Drummer $100

Bassist $100

Flautist $100

String quartet $850

 

Selecting Music

In a general sense, music that is appropriate for a Catholic Mass is appropriate for a Wedding Liturgy. Although we have assembled a list of common songs used at weddings, the list is by no means a complete list of liturgical music.  

 

Responsorial Psalms

Psalm 34: Taste and See  

Psalm 103: The Lord is Kind and Merciful  

Psalm 145: I Will Praise Your Name  

 

Common Songs

Ave Maria (Schubert)

Taste and See (M. Moore)  

We Have Been Told (D. Haas)  

The Servant Song (R. Gillard)  

Ubi Caritas ( B. Hurd)

 

Instrumental Selections (for entrance and recessional processions)

Canon in D (J. Pachelbel)

Ode to Joy (L. Beethoven)

Bridal Chorus (R. Wagner)

Wedding March (F. Mendelssohn)

 

Eucharistic Songs (particularly appropriate for Communion)

10,000 Reasons

Gift of Finest Wheat (O. Westendorf)  

One Bread, One Body (J. Foley)

Taste and See (J. Moore)  

 

 

The Wedding Liturgy

The Catholic Wedding can take two possible forms: within a Mass, or outside of a Mass. We’ve included an outline of the liturgy here, with notes where hymns are usually included.

 

ENTRANCE RITES

Procession of Grandmothers & Mothers  music selection

Procession of Groomsmen/Bridesmaids –  

Bridal Procession 

 

THE LITURGY OF THE WORD

First Reading

Responsorial Psalm – music selection

Second Reading

Gospel Reading

Homily

 

RITE OF MARRIAGE

Address and Statement of Intentions

Consent and Exchange of Vows

Blessing and Exchange of Rings

General Intercessions

 

*LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

Preparation of the gifts  Offertory Song

The Eucharistic Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer and The Sign of Peace

Communion – Communion Song

 

CONCLUDING RITE

Blessing

Dismissal

Recessional – Recessional Song (instrumental)

 

* In a wedding outside a Mass, these items are not included. The congregation will sing/recite the Our Father, and continue with the Blessing over the couple.

Info

Parish Contact

Saint Frances of Rome

501 East Foothill Blvd

Azusa California 91702

 

(626) 969-1829 TEL

(626) 815-2755 FAX

Info@sfrchurch.org 

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