Order of Celebrating Matrimony - 2016

Matrimony 2016 Wedding RingsThe Office of Divine Worship is pleased to join Bishop Ricken in welcoming to our local Church the newly revised text of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony (formerly the Rite of Marriage) which was implemented throughout the United States by December 30, 2016, the Feast of the Holy Family. The new edition includes not only a new translation of the ritual but a variety of minor changes and clarifications from the former edition including new prayer texts, addition of optional of cultural practices (exchange of coins, veil), and an expanded introduction (praenotanda).

The Office is committed to assisting parishes in a smooth transition to the new text and offered a major workshop on October 12, 2016. Abridged sessions and discounted ritual book and resource orders were offered in Fall 2016 in preparation for the edition.

Please see the following announcements and contact us with any questions either at (920) 272-8342 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Welcome Letter from the Most Rev. David L. Ricken

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Welcome Letter from Michael J. Poradek, Divine Worship Director

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Overview of Changes for 2016

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