Together for Life: Revised with the Order of Celebrating Matrimony

Ave Maria PressSKU: 9781646801800

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  • Author: Joseph M. Champlin
  • Author: Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C.
  • Format: Booklet
  • Pages: 134
  • Trim size: 6 x 9 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-59471-722-2
  • Imprint: Ave Maria Press
  • Implementing the New Order of Celebrating Matrimony

    Here are the key dates for use of the revised Together for Life and the Order of Celebrating Matrimony Complete Set and Ritual Cards:
  • September 6, 2016—Revised Together for Life and the Order of Celebrating Matrimony Complete Set and Ritual Cards will be on sale
  • September 8, 2016—First liturgical use allowed of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony in parishes
  • December 30, 2016—Mandatory date for parishes to begin using the Order of Celebrating Matrimony

  • About Together for Life

    Written by Msgr. Joseph Champlin (1930-2008) and first published in 1970, more than nine-million copies of Together for Life have been sold. The previous edition was updated in 2011 with the help of Rev. Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C., to include the revised liturgical texts of the third edition of the Roman Missal. The 2016 edition contains all the necessary texts from the Order of Celebrating Matrimony.

    Each reading choice is accompanied by a reflection written by lay married theologians or pastoral leaders who are committed to the sacramental life of the Church. Contributors include Ann M. Garrido, Msgr. Michael Heintz, Diana Macalintal, H. Richard McCord, Geoffrey D. Miller, Tim Muldoon, Julie Hanlon Rubio, and Deacon William F. Urbine.

    Together for Life includes all of the information, prayers, blessings, and readings needed to plan a wedding that will be held within Mass, without Mass, or between a Catholic and a catechumen or non-Christian. FAQs address questions couples may have about traditions such as readings, music, witnesses, and unusual circumstances.

    Together for Life includes:

  • Approved texts for the Order of Celebrating Matrimony and prayers from the Roman Missal
  • "The Word Brought Home," scripture commentaries by Catholic leaders
  • Catechetical commentary by Rev. Peter Jarret, C.S.C., to help couples deepen their understanding of the Church's liturgy
  • Hints for incorporating ethnic and cultural devotions and practices into a Catholic wedding
  • Sample intercessions
  • How-to guides to help parish ministers
  • FAQ section about the celebration of Catholic weddings
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