Thursday, September 8, 2016
The revised (2nd) edition of the
Order of Celebrating Matrimony has received final approval and is set to be published. This ritual text may be "used in the Liturgy as of September 8, 2016, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and its use is mandatory as of December 30, 2016, the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. From that day forward, no other English edition of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony may be used in the dioceses of the United States."