A Wedding is a day…

…A Marriage is a lifetime.

In a sacramental marriage, God’s love becomes present to the spouses in their total union.

Today many engaged couples handle alot of their own wedding planning.  When at least one of the individuals is Catholic, this can include making arrangements to be married in the Catholic church.  This is a significant decision.  It means more than just choosing an appropriate and picturesque setting for the ceremony and the photos.

At St. Anthony’s and St. Rita’s we are fortunate to have a Marriage Coordinator, Natalie Taber who can guide you with the planning of your special celebration – together you can complete a Planning Guide to ensure attention to every detail.  Music Director Karen DeVoe can assist you with your music selections to personalize your special day.

Getting Started

It is presumed that the bride or grooom is a member of this parish and is practicing the faith.  It is our hope that Catholics are faithful to the weekly celebration of the Eucharist.

Please contact the parish at least 6-7months in advance of any wedding date, and don’t reserve a reception hall until you have checked with the parish.

Music selection for the ceremony should reflect the sacramental nature of the service.  Contact the appropriate Parish Music Director several months in advance to reserve. 

Thoughtful, prayerful planning and participation in your Catholic wedding will bring many blessings to your married life.

Mr. & Mrs. Sean Maloney, January 2, 2015

Congratulations to parishioners Emma O’Donnell, daughter of Peter and Catherine O’Donnell, and Sean Maloney, son of John and Susan Maloney.

ALLOW AT LEAST 6-7 MONTHS

CHURCH

CONFIRM THE CHURCH DATE FIRST

DO NOT book a reception hall until you have checked with the Parish:

St. Rita’s: 508-748-1497

St. Anthony’s: 508-758-3719

CEREMONY

Marriage Coordinator

 

Natalie Taber: 508-758-6223

MUSIC

Contact parish music director several months prior to your wedding date to reserve:

St. Rita’s: Fr. Bill Campbell: 774-678-0274

St. Anthony’s: Karen DeVoe: 508-965-1329

Sample Readings

SAMPLE READINGS

Old Testament

Genesis 1:26-28

Genesis 2:18-24

Genesis 24:48-51, 58-67

Tobit 7:6-14

New Testament

Letter St. Paul to Romans 8:31b-35,

37-39

Letter St. Paul to Romans 12:1-2,9-18

Letter St. Paul to Romans 15:1b-3a,5-7, 13

Letter St. Paul to Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20

Letter St. Paul to Corinthians 12:31-13:8a

Gospel Readings

Matthew 5:1-12a

Matthew 5:13-16

Matthew 19:3-6

Mark 10: 6-9

John 2:1-11

John 15:9-12