Wedding Planning

 

Congratulations! We are happy to assist you as you plan your wedding! This site will help guide you through the process. Below is a list of pages that may assist you. If you have any questions, please contact the parish office at 218-346-4240.

 

The Wedding as a Liturgy of the Church

Roman Catholic liturgy is always communal. The celebration of the Rite of Marriage is not a private function but rather a celebration of the entire Church. While a wedding liturgy touches the couple, their family and friends in a particularly intimate way, it nevertheless pertains to the entire parish faith community and the larger Church as well. Couples do not simply rent a church building for an hour. They are expressing their faith and undertaking a grace-filled commitment in the midst of a liturgical assembly.

 

 

Prayer of Blessing

Almighty and eternal God, you have so exalted the unbreakable bond of marriage that it has become the sacramental sign of your son’s union with the Church as His spouse. Look with favor on us whom you will unite in marriage, as we ask for your help and the protection of the Virgin Mary. We pray that in good times and in bad we will grow in love for each other; that we will resolve to be of one heart in the bond of peace. Lord, in our struggles let us rejoice that you are near to help us; in our needs let us know that you are there to rescue us; in our joys let us see that you are the source and completion of every happiness.

We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen