Sacrament of Matrimony
The liturgy of the Sacrament of Marriage in the Church is full of beautiful symbols and blessings. Discerning this sacrament as a divine calling for you is more crucial than one’s consideration of many well-known social benefits of marriage. The Church believes and teaches marriage as “a special sacrament” for “the duties of marriage in mutual and lasting fidelity”  and “mutual help and service” between a baptized man and a baptized woman in the unique, life-long partnership of total and mutual self-giving love. Marriage and married love are by their nature ordered toward the good of the spouses and the procreation and education of offspring, so that a man and a woman by their union in Christ are “no longer two, but one flesh” (Matt. 19ff).
 Liturgy of the Sacrament of Marriage.
 Gaudium et Spes, 48.
Please see the Guidelines below
Frequently Asked Questions
 Marriage, Ritual and Pastoral Notes (CCCB), no. 21, p.18.
To learn more about the Sacrament of Matrimony, these resources may help:
- Pope Francis:
- ➤Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church:337-350.
- ➤The Code of Canon Law: 1055-1165.
- ➤Catholic Organization for Life and Family
- ➤Pontifical Council for the Family
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Guidelines at St. Peter Celestine Parish
- Contact the office 613-256-3441 at least nine  months in advance of the chosen date;
- You will require all the necessary/appropriate paperwork and documents which will form part of your wedding file;
- The wedding fee is $600.
The Wedding Ceremony
You have chosen to exchange your marriage vows to one another and before God in a Catholic Church. This is a joyous occasion but you must be mindful of the sacred nature of the church and the wedding ceremony itself where you will be making a life-long commitment to another before God, family and friends. We ask that reverence, respect and decorum be observed at all times.
- Readings: A booklet will be provided with scripture readings and Prayers of the Faithful. Non-scriptural readings, song verses, or poems are not permitted.
- Music: As this will be a Catholic wedding ceremony, suitable liturgical music selections [prior to and during the ceremony] should be chosen – see samples below. Secular music, songs or recorded music are not permitted. All music must be approved prior to the ceremony.
- Flowers: Provided by the Church. Given the beauty of the interior of the church, floral arrangements will be at a minimum.
- Photographers & Videographers: Will need to consult with the officiating priest/deacon. Photographers will not be permitted in the sanctuary area [unless approved by the officiating priest/deacon].
- Wheelchair & Disability Access: There is a handicap lift from the parking lot to the church.
- Confetti, rose petals etc. are not permitted.
|1. Lohengrin Bridal Chorus
2. bwv645 Wachet auf die
3. Handel Arioso
4. Handel Hornpipe
5. Mendelsohnn Wedding March
6. Mouret Rondeau
7. Purcel trumpet voluntary
8. Te Deum (shorter)
|9. Wagner Wedding March
10. Te Deum (longer)
11. bwv29 Cantata
12. bwv208 Sheep may safely
13. bwv147 Jesu joy
14. Schubert Ave Maria
15. Handel Rigaudon
16. Pachebel Canon Dm