The revised (2nd) edition of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony (OCM) 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."
Workshops to introduce the new Order of Celebrating Matrimony and present updates in marriage preparation in the diocese will be held in each deanery beginning in August. The workshops are intended for those who preside at weddings and/or are involved in ministry to couples preparing for marriage, such as priests, deacons (especially those who will not be able to make it to the deacons’ fall convocation), coordinators and team members in marriage preparation programs, music ministers, and parish wedding coordinators. Please click here to see the schedule for each workshop.
Because lunch is being served at these workshops, all participants must pre-register. There will be no on-site / same-day registration.
Amoris Laetitia (Vatican website)
For Your Marriage
-an initiative of the USCCB; resources for marriage preparation and all the stages of marriage
USCCB: Marriage and Family Site
-resources on marriage, natural family planning, and Amoris Laetitia
Catholic Wedding Help
-sponsored by Our Sunday Visitor; resources for helping to prepare the wedding (caution: the site still uses the 1969 texts)
Together for Life
-sponsored by Ave Maria Press; resources for preparing the wedding as well as for marriage preparation and enrichment; the liturgical texts will be updated in September
S panish (Español; 2010)
Consent Cards: English w. Pocket / Bilingual with Pocket
Consent Cards (Bulk): English / Spanish
One Love: A Pastoral Guide to the Order of Celebrating Matrimony (Paul Turner)
Inseparable Love: A Commentary on The Order of Celebrating Matrimony on the Catholic Church (Paul Turner)
Marriage in Christ (3rd edition) - liturgical participation aid
Marriage in Christ/Matrimonio en Cristo (bilingual edition / edición bilingüe) - liturgical participation aid / guía para la participación litúrgica
Celebrate, Remember / Celebrar, Recordar: Bilingual Music for Weddings and Funerals / Musica Bilingüe para Bodas y Funerales (also available in CD)
A Guide for Celebrating Matrimony (practical resource for presiders)
A Guide for Celebrating Matrimony: Q&A for Couples
United in Christ: Preparing the Liturgy of the Word at Catholic Weddings (to help couples select texts for the wedding)