June 17, 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 diocese of the United States."
The Bishops' Committee on Divine Worship and the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions are hosting regional workshops around the country (see the
for details; registration is now open). In addition, for those unable to attend a regional workshop, we plan on offering local workshops in each deanery.
See our "
New Order of Celebrating Matrimony
" webpage for more details.