2 The Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage Principles, Policies and Procedures
3 Dear Engaged Couple, We are delighted that the two of you are getting married and plan to continue your Christian journey with us as a married couple. As an assembly of believers we focus our lives on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. By seeking the sacrament of Marriage you indicate that you intend Jesus' message to be the guiding factor of your life together. We commit ourselves to support you. The celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage, which is rooted in the Sunday assembly, is not a private family function, nor is it merely a social affair or a personal expression of your love for one another. Rather, it is an action of the entire church in whose presence you commit yourselves to one another. Because the sacrament of Marriage is worship, it is principally congregational. And because it is congregational, every effort should be made to enable the assembly to participate in a full and active manner. The liturgy is neither a show nor a performance and it is not enhanced by the presence of passive observers. Everyone present should be able to hear, see, speak, sing, and pray. The wedding staff at The Basilica of Saint Mary is happy to help you with the preparation of your wedding. Together, we have many years of collective experience. Did you know that we celebrate over one hundred weddings every year? Also, please remember that in addition to weddings, The Basilica of Saint Mary hosts many other liturgical functions every day of the year. In light of this we have developed a set of Principles, Policies, and Procedures for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage at The Basilica of Saint Mary. Our main reason is to ensure that the Sacrament of Marriage which you ask to celebrate with us be of the best theological, liturgical, and artistic quality, and be an unforgettable moment in your life.
4 General Policies and Procedures 1. Either the bride or the groom must be a registered and active member of The Basilica community six months prior to booking a wedding here. 2. The couple should contact the office of marriage ministry at least one year before the desired wedding date. The wedding date will be secured upon receipt of the signed contract and the Marriage Preparation fee. One half of the fee is refundable upon cancellation of a wedding date. 3. The Basilica of Saint Mary is available for the celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage on Friday at 5:00 PM and on Saturday at 12:00 Noon and at 3:00 PM. Most weddings are celebrated in the main church; however, for smaller weddings (up to 90 guests), the Saint Joseph Chapel is available. The wedding liturgy planner and wedding coordinator will be able to discuss the wedding arrangements in the Chapel. The Sacrament of Marriage is not celebrated during Advent and Lent. These days and times are not negotiable. 4. The Basilica of Saint Mary fee covers the following services: - Consultations with the director of marriage ministry - Meeting with the rector, vicar, or deacon - Marriage preparation materials and processing fees - Pre-marriage inventory, feedback, and skills development meetings - Wedding Workshop - Planning meeting with the wedding planner - Copy of music CD - Preparation of a worship booklet by Basilica staff copies of worship booklet on standard stock - Rehearsal directed by the wedding coordinator - Wedding coordinator present on wedding day - Honorarium for presider (if scheduled by The Basilica)
5 Fees not covered: - Engaged Couples Temperment Retreat ($120) - Musicians hired for wedding (see fee schedule page 6) - Damage Deposit ($500), refundable after wedding 5. Here are the steps in planning your wedding: A. Contact the office of marriage ministry at least one year prior to the desired wedding date. In addition to establishing your wedding date and rehearsal time, the director of marriage ministry is responsible for facilitating your marriage preparation process. You will be informed of the requirements and time line for completion. We require a premarriage inventory (called Prepare), attendance at a retreat, and a wedding workshop. B. We require that you attend a wedding workshop conducted by the wedding planner and the wedding coordinator three to four months prior to the date of your wedding. Many of your questions will be answered by attending this informative workshop. Wedding workshops are scheduled for Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings in January, March, May, July, and September beginning at 6:30 PM or 8:00 AM. Reservations for the workshop are encouraged and are made with the director of marriage ministry. C. Contact the Basilica wedding planner at least two months prior to the wedding or schedule a meeting with the wedding planner the night that you attend the wedding workshop. The wedding planner will assist you in the preparation of the liturgy (e.g. selection of readings, music, musicians, etc.). You are to direct all questions pertaining to the liturgy to the wedding planner or the wedding coordinator. D. Please contact your wedding presider at least two months prior to your wedding to make an appointment. (Presiders are scheduled by the director of marriage ministry.)
6 6. Guest priests or deacons are welcome to preside. They, too, will be asked to abide by the Principles, Policies, and Procedures for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage at The Basilica of Saint Mary. You will need to submit their name and address to the director of marriage ministry at the time of your first meeting so that we can contact the presider in a timely fashion. Also, guest presiders are strongly encouraged to attend the wedding rehearsal, which will be conducted by The Basilica s wedding coordinator. Although they undoubtedly have presided at many weddings, The Basilica of Saint Mary has its own specific needs and every presider brings his own style and presence to the liturgy. To ensure that your ceremony goes smoothly, your guest priest should be at the rehearsal. 7. When either the bride or the groom is not Roman Catholic, we celebrate the Rite of Marriage outside of a Mass out of respect for both the Eucharist and attendees who are not Catholic. These weddings are often celebrated by one of our deacons. 8. The wedding party, the florist, the photographer, and the videographer are to abide by the Principles, Policies, and Procedures for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage at The Basilica of Saint Mary. It is extremely important that everyone follow the timetable strictly, so there is a smooth flow, both for your wedding and for the liturgical function which will follow your wedding. Failure to abide by the policies will result in the loss (partial or full) of your damage deposit. 9. The Basilica of Saint Mary has its own well-trained and experienced wedding staff. They will assist you in your preparations, conduct your wedding rehearsal, and be present for the liturgy. They will also see to it that all the legal papers involving your wedding are in proper order. If you have contracted someone else to help with your wedding, please understand that this person s responsibilities do NOT pertain to the liturgy and that they are NOT to interfere in any way with the responsibilities of The Basilica wedding staff which include the preparation, the rehearsal, and the celebration of the liturgy.
7 10. If you think it necessary to have refreshments available for the wedding party prior to the wedding, please keep them to a minimum (simple snacks and beverages). Vending machines are not available. Beverages and food are allowed only in the Catherine of Siena Room, located in the Undercroft. No alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs are permitted on the campus of The Basilica of Saint Mary. (This includes the streets around the Basilica.) All Basilica buildings are smoke free. All food deliveries should be made to the Undercroft. You are responsible for cleanup. A special attendant should be appointed whose responsibility it is to remove any remaining food and trash so that the room is left clean for the next wedding party. All articles must be removed from the undercroft prior to the beginning of the wedding liturgy,; NO EXCEPTIONS. Any items left in those rooms will be removed by custodial staff during the ceremony. Please communicate this to your bridal party and family. In case of damage or extra clean-up, an additional fee may be assessed. 11. Due to time constraints we do not allow a receiving line or guest book signing in The Basilica of Saint Mary or anywhere else on The Basilica Campus. You may want to advise your guests of this beforehand. Also, it is the responsibility of the ministers of hospitality (ushers), and not of the newly-wed couple to usher guests out. 12. Please make sure that the lectors have their readings well in advance of the rehearsal so they can practice at home and encourage your lectors to attend the wedding rehearsal. Advise lectors that they are to speak slowly and to project clearly. They will be asked to rehearse at the microphone during the wedding rehearsal. The readings you select will be provided in a largesize type at the rehearsal.
8 13. The Sanctuary is not a stage; it is a place where sacred actions and rituals are conducted. Therefore, no liturgical furniture is to be moved. This holds especially true for the altar as it is one of the great symbols of Christ and a permanent reminder of his sacrifice for our salvation. Please do not set cameras on the altar or any other liturgical furniture. 14. Only Basilica musicians are allowed to sing and play for liturgies at The Basilica; including all weddings. This helps to avoid disappointment to the couple and their families, since it ensures a desirable continuity with the church's regular worship life. It protects The Basilica's mission in terms of high quality liturgy. And it helps guarantee that the service will go smoothly because presider, cantor, organist, and instrumentalists are accustomed to working with each other as well as with the specific demands of the space. It is the responsibility of the wedding planner to contract all musicians. The following is a sample listing of musicians fees. All fees are due to the wedding coordinator at the time of the wedding rehearsal. Sample Musician Fees (Effective July 2008) Organist/Pianist $200 Cantor $125 Cantor/Soloist $175 Trumpet $175 Brass Quartet $750 Violin $175 String Quartet $750 Flute $175 Harp $275 Bagpipes (outdoors) $250 Basilica Choir $600 donation Mundus Choir $350 Contemporary Music Musicians $125 each member
9 15. The cantor plays an important ministerial role in your wedding. He/she leads the hymns and the acclamations and sings the psalm. In many cases the cantor also functions as soloist. People who may be fine soloists are not necessarily trained as cantors. You will need a Basilica cantor for your wedding. 16. Performing in The Basilica of Saint Mary is very different than most other churches. Our sound technicians are familiar with building acoustics and the sound system. They understand how to insure the best sound through microphone and musician placement. 17. Any special needs in terms of the sound system, lighting system, or use of various facilities on the campus must be discussed with the wedding coordinator at least one month before the wedding so that arrangements can be made in due time. No one, except for The Basilica staff, is to touch the sound system or lighting system. 18. Only the wedding couple and the liturgical ministers (priest/acolyte) will sit in the Sanctuary. The wedding party will be seated in the first row of pews. Everyone will go to their assigned seats during the procession. The wedding party will join the couple in the Sanctuary at the exchange of the wedding vows. 19. Rice, bird seed, bubbles, confetti, flower petals, and balloons are not allowed in The Basilica or on The Basilica campus. Flower girls are welcome to carry flowers, but not to throw them about. Always remember that there is a liturgical function scheduled after your wedding. 20. Be careful not to leave any of your belongings unattended, even in your car. Despite its security officers, The Basilica of Saint Mary is not responsible for loss or theft.
10 21. If all of this seems overwhelming, it may be helpful to remember that these guidelines are the result of celebrating the Sacrament of Marriage over one hundred times each year at The Basilica of Saint Mary. We quote this number with great pride as we see this as a great privilege. In return, we have a collective wedding experience which is quite exceptional. In addition, The Basilica of Saint Mary, as the Cathedral Church for Minneapolis, is held by high standards and is expected to celebrate liturgies of the highest quality. So, although the guidelines may seem endless and restricting, in the long run, they assure a wedding liturgy which will be breathtaking and unforgettable. Ministers of Hospitality (Ushers) Before you invite anyone to be an usher at your wedding, please advise them of the following duties which they will be asked to perform. Remember that any ministry is much more a position of service than of honor. The ushers are the ministers of hospitality. As soon as the guests arrive at the church, they are welcomed by the ushers. The ushers hand out the booklets and seat the guests. You are required to have one usher for every 50 people. It is highly recommended to have a minimum of four ushers, regardless of the number of guests. They should attend the wedding rehearsal to familiarize themselves with the space. Weddings are to begin on time. This can only happen if the ushers take their ministry seriously and seat people as they enter. Ushers are encouraged to have the majority of the wedding guests seated ten minutes prior to the start of the wedding. Late arrivals may be seated once the procession has reached the Sanctuary. Ushers should remain alert throughout the entire liturgy and be ready to assist when needed. Also, they are to assist the guests as they leave the church. It is the responsibility of the Ushers to remove pew bows and ribbons as well as any programs and any other articles left in the seats or the front entrance to The Basilica.
11 The Wedding Booklet The Basilica wedding staff will prepare a customized booklet for your wedding. The same standards that hold for the liturgy also hold for the booklet. This booklet is neither a biographical scrapbook nor a compilation of favorite poems. It simply details the liturgy so the assembly may participate in the celebration of your wedding. We have developed the following process: 1. The couple provides all necessary information on The Basilica Wedding Information Form (given to you by your wedding planner) a minimum of four weeks prior to the wedding date. 2. You will receive a proof of the leaflet by fax, mail, or you may pick it up at The Basilica Rectory. 3. You will return the corrected copy to The Basilica and corrections will be made in a timely manner. Corrections are the responsibility of the wedding couple, not of the wedding planner or coordinator. Typographical errors found after approval of proof are not the responsibility of The Basilica of Saint Mary. 4. Along with the corrected copy, you will return a sheet detailing the number of leaflets desired. All leaflets are printed on white paper. Any special needs are to be discussed with the wedding planner in advance of printing. 5. The leaflet will be taken to our printing vendor by The Basilica staff. The vendor will deliver the completed leaflets to The Basilica. 6. Your wedding fee includes the printing of 200 leaflets. For quantities over 200 leaflets, a charge of $25.00 per 50 leaflets will be added. This fee is to be paid no later than the night of your wedding rehearsal. 7. We encourage you to take the remaining leaflets after your wedding to your reception or mail some to relatives who are not able to attend.
12 Use of The Basilica s Undercroft The wedding party is welcome to arrive at the Undercroft, by entering through the southside ground-level entrances off Hennepin Avenue totthe Basilica s Undercroft, two and a half hours before the wedding starts. Because we have a tight wedding schedule we cannot make any exceptions to this rule. If you arrive before your time, you will not be allowed in. The following rooms are reserved for your wedding and are intended for the following (see enclosed map): Catherine of Siena Room: Gathering Space & Flower Pinning Anne & Joachim Room: Bride s Room Romanos Room: Groom s Room Upon your arrival, the bride or her personal attendant will be provided a key from the wedding coordinator that will secure all of your belongings to the rooms in the Undercroft during pictures. Please return this key to the wedding coordinator prior to the beginning of the liturgy. The Anne and Joachim Room (Bride s Room) is neither equipped for nor meant to be a beauty parlor. Please take care of make-up and hair styling before coming to The Basilica. Also, only the bride and her attendants will be able to dress in the Anne and Joachim room. Everyone else should dress before coming to The Basilica. Because the rooms in the Undercroft will be used as soon as you leave, as well as for security reasons, you need to remove all your belongings from the Undercroft before your wedding begins, no exceptions. Be careful not to leave any of your belongings unattended. The Basilica of Saint Mary is not responsible for loss or theft.
13 Wedding Rehearsal The wedding coordinator will conduct your wedding rehearsal, which is scheduled to last a maximum of 75 minutes. Please advise your wedding party that the rehearsal is to begin on time (see Timetable on page 14). Please encourage all of your attendants, ushers, parents, readers, and personal attendant to attend the wedding rehearsal. Having everyone present at the rehearsal ensures a smooth flow of events the day of your wedding and helps prevent any undue stress. During the rehearsal, the wedding coordinator will briefly cover important information from the Principles, Policies, and Procedures for the Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage at The Basilica of Saint Mary. The primary purpose of the rehearsal it to walk through all aspects of the wedding liturgy. It will also be a time for everyone to become familiar with the layout of The Basilica and the Undercroft. Please remember to bring your Marriage License and all remaining fees to The Basilica of Saint Mary, including individually written checks for the contracted musicians, to the rehearsal. The Wedding Coordinator will contact you the week of the rehearsal regarding specifics of the rehearsal and remaining fees that need to be paid. Accessibility People with disabilities can be dropped off in the circle on 17th Street - reserved handicapped parking spaces are located nearby. Additional parking for people with disabilities is located directly behind the Basilica, entering via 16th Street. Handicapped-accessible ramps and doors are located on the lower east-side of the building or by using the elevator on the westside ground entrance. A limited number of wheelchairs are available upon request. Hearing assisted devices are available at the rear of the church. Please see the Wedding Coordinator for assistance.
14 Parking Free parking is available on the west-side of the church on 17th Street and in the parking lot north of the rectory and school building at 16th and Laurel. Parking spaces marked Basilica Permit Parking are reserved for you and your wedding guests while on campus; you will not be towed or ticketed. Free parking underneath I-94 on the corner of 17th street and Hennepin begins at 5:00 PM on Fridays and on weekends. Limousines are encouraged to park in the circle located on 17th Street; however, they may not be left unattended. Charter buses must park in the lot north of the school and cannot sit on 17th Street. Unattended cars are not allowed to be parked in the circle in the event of an emergency and will be towed. Liturgical Environment Liturgical furnishings are sacred; they are not liturgical props and are not to be moved, removed, or replaced. Depending on the liturgical season, The Basilica of Saint Mary will show a different liturgical environment. This seasonal environment is intended for all liturgical celebrations during that particular time of the year, including your wedding. The existing environment will not be changed or removed for your wedding. You may consult the wedding coordinator for details. Although not required, it is very appropriate to decorate the church with flowers on the occasion of your wedding. We suggest that one large arrangement (4 x 4 in size or larger) be placed on the high altar above the tabernacle. An alternative would be to place two flowers arrangements on the High Altar, one on each side of the tabernacle. In both cases, care should be taken that the size of the bouquets fit the size of the church. Please have your florist contact the wedding coordinator for more information. We require, per official directives, that the flowers and plants be real, not artificial. Flower arrangements left at The Basilica as a donation are greatly appreciated. As
15 part of our environment they are offered for the further honor and glory of God. A small memorial bouquet in memory of deceased loved ones may be placed at the foot of the Crucifixion tableau in the sanctuary. This is often done in lieu of flowers at the statue of Mary or the Holy Family. Votive candles and candles surrounding the altar will be provided for your wedding liturgy. Also available are two candlelabras positioned by the center aisles. You may request candelabras at the altar at an additional fee; please discuss this with the wedding planner one month prior to your wedding date. Bows, ribbons, and foliage are not to be taped, glued, or nailed to the pews. They may be fastened with ribbon, rubber bands, or felt-covered florist wire. It is the responsibility of the ushers to remove bows, ribbons, and foliage as soon as the guests have departed. Aisle runners are not permitted in the Basilica.
16 Contact Information The Basilica of Saint Mary Seventeenth Street at Hennepin Avenue P.O. Box Minneapolis, Minnesota More information about The Basilica of Saint Mary including driving directions can be located on our web site: Phone directory: (612) Fax: (612) Nancy Keller, Marriage Director Phone: (612) Janet Grove, Wedding Planner Phone: (612) Wedding Coordinator Phone: (612)
17 Timetable Friday wedding at 5:00 PM Rehearsal: Thursday beginning at 5:00 PM Wedding: 2:30 PM: access to Undercroft 3:00 PM: access to the church for photographer access to the church for florist 3:30 PM: start of photo shoot 4:30 PM: end of photo shoot/musician sound check 4:50 PM: lineup 5:00 PM: beginning of Wedding Liturgy 6:00 PM: end of liturgy 6:30 PM: departure from the church Saturday wedding at Noon Rehearsal: Friday beginning at 6:30 PM Wedding: 9:30 AM: access to Undercroft 10:00 PM: access to the church for photographer access to the church for florist 10:30 AM: start of photo shoot 11:30 AM: end of photo shoot/musician sound check 11:50 AM: lineup 12:00 Noon: beginning of Wedding Liturgy 1:00 PM: end of liturgy 1:30 PM: departure from the church Saturday wedding at 3:00 PM Rehearsal: Friday beginning at 1:00 PM Wedding: 12:30 PM: access to Undercroft 1:15 PM: access to the church for photographer access to the church for florist 1:30 PM: start of photo shoot 2:30 PM: end of photo shoot/musician sound check 2:50 PM: lineup 3:00 PM: beginning of Wedding Liturgy 4:00 PM: end of liturgy 4:30 PM: departure from the church
18 Appropriate Music This carefully prepared overview will take you through the different ritual segments and will provide basic guidelines to ensure that your wedding will be of the highest liturgical, theological, and artistic quality. Remember that the sacrament of marriage is a liturgical celebration. Therefore, one of the basic principles that should underlie your selection of music is whether the music is indeed liturgical music. Popular songs and secular music, no matter how meaningful they may be to you, have no place in the liturgy. They may very appropriately be sung at your wedding reception. You will receive a copy of a music CD from the wedding planner when you attend the wedding workshop. This is a wonderful resource in assisting you in selecting appropriate music for your wedding. Songs that are inappropriate to the spirit of the liturgy are solos which usurp the congregation s role such as the familiar setting of The Lord's Prayer by Albert Hay Malotte, as well as songs whose text have little relevance to worship (including even quasi-religious songs that mention God or love in passing), and songs whose texts have little relevance to the context of the wedding. Also undesirable are songs and instrumentals which are more at home on Broadway or television, in nightclubs or at the opera such as the wedding marches for organ by Wagner- Here Comes the Bride and Mendelssohn. "Certain important parts of the liturgy are always to be sung, especially the Gospel Acclamation, the Holy, Holy, the Memorial Acclamation, and the Amen. The Responsorial Psalm is also best sung. It is also recommended that the congregation sing a gathering song, and a psalm or hymn during communion." (excerpt from When Christians Marry, the Archdiocesan Guidelines on the Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage)
19 The Sacrament of Marriage Although the following selections are by no means all- inclusive, any other music must be approved by the wedding planner. Please note that the items identified with ** are not used in The Celebration of the Sacrament of Marriage outside of the Eucharist. The only appropriate times for solos or choir-only songs are as a Prelude, at the Preparation of the Gifts, or at Communion. Prelude Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Thaxted Arioso Air from Water Music Canon in D Major Bach Holst Bach Handel Pachelbel Opening Rites Processional Canon in D Major Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Trumpet Tune Trumpet Voluntary Trumpet Voluntary Pachelbel Bach Purcell Clarke Stanley Welcome & Gathering Song The gathering song should be sung after the procession. It is always sung by the entire assembly, never as a solo by the cantor. Opening Prayer
20 Liturgy of the Word First Reading The first reading is taken from the Hebrew Scriptures. This reading is obligatory and should be proclaimed by a lector of your choice. The wedding planner will provide you with a copy of Scripture Readings for the Rite of Marriage to assist you in your selection of readings for your wedding. Please remember that the readings should be selected as a reflection of your relationship and your new life together. It is not acceptable to replace this or any of the readings with secular prose or poetry. Responsorial Psalm The Responsorial Psalm is a psalm of your choice, sung, alternatingly, by cantor and assembly. It is not appropriate to replace the Psalm with a solo. # 33 The Earth is Full of the Goodness Carroll #103 The Lord is Kind and Merciful Haas #128 Blest are Those Haugen Second Reading This reading is taken from the Acts of the Apostles or the Apostolic Letters. This reading is highly recommended, yet optional. It should be proclaimed by a second lector of your choice. Again, Scripture Readings for the Rite of Marriage will help you in selecting your readings. Gospel Acclamation The Gospel Acclamation is sung by the cantor and the entire assembly. This is one of the parts of the liturgy which is always sung congregationally. The Gospel Acclamation will be repeated after the Gospel. Celtic Alleluia O'Carroll
21 Gospel Either a priest or deacon will proclaim the Gospel. Consult Scripture Readings for the Rite of Marriage to select a Gospel Reading for your wedding. Homily Either a deacon or a priest will preach at this point. Sacrament of Marriage Examination of the Intentions of the Candidates Exchange of the Vows and Rings At this time the entire wedding party comes forward into the Sanctuary. The couple will repeat their wedding vows after the priest or deacon using a wireless microphone. It is not necessary to memorize the wedding vows. The lighting of the 'unity candle' is a custom that is often seen in wedding ceremonies, but is not part of the official Marriage Rite, and is not approved for use. The Vows and the Eucharist are the primary signs of unity. Intercessions (Prayer of the Faithful) We pray for our own needs and the needs of the whole world. Please remember that intercessions are petitions, not prayers of thanksgiving. A third reader is chosen to read the intercessions. Sample intercessions are found in Scripture Readings for the Rite of Marriage. Please submit a final copy of the intercessions to be read at your wedding to the wedding liturgy planner one month prior to your wedding date.
22 Liturgy of the Eucharist **Preparation of the Altar and the Gifts During the Preparation of the Altar the gift bearers of your choice (two to four individuals suggested) will bring the bread and wine to the altar. This is a good time for an instrumental piece or for the singing either of a solo or of a song by the assembly, led by the cantor: Panis Angelicus (solo) Franck Ave Maria (solo) Bach/Gounod; Schubert The Gift of Love arr. Hopson **Eucharistic Prayer The Acclamations to the Eucharistic Prayer (Holy, Holy, Memorial Acclamation, and Great Amen) are led by the cantor who leads the entire assembly in song. Mass of Creation Haugen The Lord's Prayer The Lord's Prayer may either be said or sung (plainsong). It is very important that provision be made for the entire assembly to be able to pray the Lord's Prayer. It is not appropriate to have a soloist sing this prayer. **The Sign of Peace The couple is invited to greet one another and their parents with a sign of Christ's peace. Care should be taken that the Sign of Peace does not become a semi-reception line. Due to its brevity, no music is to be chosen for the exchange of peace. The organist may improvise briefly making the bridge between the Sign of Peace and the Breaking of the Bread.
23 **The Breaking of the Bread During this time the cantor and the assembly sing the Lamb of God. You will need to select at least three individuals to act as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who assist with the distribution of communion. The Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are encouraged to attend the wedding rehearsal. Mass of Remembrance **Communion Procession Haugen During this time an appropriate psalm or song ought to be sung. Ubi Caritas Taste and See Panis Angelicus (solo) Ave Maria (solo) Berthier Moore; Willcock; Bower; Proulx Franck Bach/Gounod; Schubert **Communion Prayer Closing Rites Blessing and Dismissal Recessional The wedding party processes out, followed by the guests. It is suggested that two pieces of music be selected for the recessional. Rondeau Trumpet Tune Te Deum Prelude Mouret Purcell Charpentier Policies for Wedding Florists, Photographers, and Videographers at The Basilica of Saint Mary Please see separate sheets that may be copied and given directly to the vendors you have hired for your wedding.
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