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The Wedding Ceremony


Catherdral - Sagrada Familia

Father Álvaro Rueda Quintero

February 23rd, 2019

Penitential Act Liturgy of the Word
All: I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers A reading from the Book of Tobit 8:4b-8
and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my
thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and On their wedding night Tobiah arose from bed and said to his
in what I have failed to do, through my fault, wife,
through my fault, through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the “Sister, get up. Let us pray and beg our Lord
Angels and Saints and you, my brothers and sisters, to have mercy on us and to grant us deliverance.”
to pray for me to the Lord our God. Sarah got up, and they started to pray
Celebrant: May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring
and beg that deliverance might be theirs.
us to everlasting life. R. Amen. They began with these words:
“Blessed are you, O God of our fathers;
The Gloria praised be your name forever and ever.
Let the heavens and all your creation
All: Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to praise you forever.
people of good will.
You made Adam and you gave him his wife Eve
We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, to be his help and support;
we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great and from these two the human race descended.
glory, You said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone;
Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father. let us make him a partner like himself.’
Now, Lord, you know that I take this wife of mine
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take not because of lust,
away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; but for a noble purpose.
You take away the sins of the world, receive our Call down your mercy on me and on her,
prayer; and allow us to live together to a happy old age.”
you are seated at the right hand of the Father: have
They said together, “Amen, amen.”
mercy on us.

For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the The word of the Lord. [All Respond: Thanks be to God.]
you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.
Responsorial Psalm A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the
Colossians 3:12-17
R. How good is the Lord to all.

Psalm 145:8-9, 10 and 15, 17-18 Brothers and sisters:

Put on, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved,
The Lord is kind and full of compassion,
heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and
slow to anger, abounding in mercy.
How good is the Lord to all,
bearing with one another and forgiving one another,
compassionate to all his creatures.
if one has a grievance against another;
as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do.
R. How good is the Lord to all.
And over all these put on love,
that is, the bond of perfection.
All your works shall thank you, O Lord,
And let the peace of Christ control your hearts,
and all your faithful ones bless you.
the peace into which you were also called in one Body.
The eyes of all look to you
And be thankful.
and you give them their food in due season.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly,
as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another,
R. How good is the Lord to all.
singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs
with gratitude in your hearts to God.
The Lord is righteous in all his ways
And whatever you do, in word or in deed,
and holy in all his deeds.
do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus,
The Lord is close to all who call him,
giving thanks to God the Father through him.
who call on him in truth.

The word of the Lord. [All Respond: Thanks be to God.]

R. How good is the Lord to all.
Gospel Acclamation
The Lord be with you.
All: And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew 19:3-6

All: Glory to you, Lord.
Rite of Marriage
Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and tested him, saying,

“Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause


He said in reply, “Have you not read that from the beginning Blessing and Exchange of Rings and Harras
the Creator made them male and female and said,

For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother

and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?

So they are no longer two, but one flesh.

Liturgy of the Eucharist
Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not


The Gospel of the Lord.The Gospel of the Lord.

R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Concluding Rite