Wedding Preparation - Music Suggestions - St. Ann


The Gathering Rite is intended to bring us in from our individual lives and form us into one worshipping community, part of the One Body of the Lord.


  Ave Maria (Franz Schubert)
    Come and Journey (David Haas)
    Faith, Hope and Love (David Haas)
    Hail Mary: Gentle Woman (Carey Landry)
    Our Lady of Knock  
    On This Day, O Beautiful Mother  


  Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin (Richard Wagner)
    Trumpet Voluntary in D Major (Jeremiah Clarke)
    Trumpet Tune in C Major (Henry Purcell)
    Canon in D (Johann Pachelbel)
    Wedding March (Felix Mendelssohn)
    Hornpipe from Water Music Suite (Georg F. Handel)
    Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Johann Sebastian Bach)
    Ode to Joy (Ludwig van Beethoven)
    Rondeau from Symponies de Fanfares (Jean Joseph Mouret)
    Riguadon (Andre Campos)


The Liturgy of the Word breaks open the Sacred Scriptures through proclamation and reflection. The Rite of Marriage is an element of this liturgy.

Old Testament Reading


Responsorial Psalm

Ps 16 All I Ask of You (Gregory Norbet)
  Ps 16 You Are All We Have (Francis Patrick O'Brien)
  Ps 24 I Have Loved You (J. Michael Joncas)
  Ps 145 Sing a Joyful Song (David Haas)
  Ps 72/75 The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (David Haas/Jeanne Cotter)
  Ps 103 The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Marty Haugen)
  PS 128 Bless Are Those  

New Testament Reading


Gospel Acclamation

Gregorian Chant
    Celtic Alleluia (Finton O'Carroll)
    Mass for a New World (David Haas)
    Mass of Remembrance (Marty Haugen)





Rite of Marriage

    Exchange of Rings  

General Intercessions



The Liturgy of the Eucharist breaks open the Body of Christ through sacramental action. At this time, we do as Jesus commanded as we take, bless, break and share the bread and wine, consecrated into His Body and Blood.

Preparation of the Gifts

If you wish a "soloist" song, the time during the Preparation of the Gifts is the only appropriate moment for such during Mass. Otherwise, a song sung by the entire assembly is appropriate.

Blest Are They (David Haas)
    Companions on the Journey (Cary Landry)
    Eye Has Not Seen (Marty Haugen)
God Who Created Hearts to Love
    I WIll Be the Vine  
    Lord of All Hopefulness (SLANE)
    Love One Another  
The Greatest Gift
The Servant Song
(Richard Gillard)
    When Love Is Found (David Hass/O WALLY WALLY)
Where There Is Love
(David Haas)
    You Have Called Us  

Eucharistic Prayer

- Preface Acc.
- Memorial Acc.
- Great Amen
  The community will sing the Holy, the Memorial Acclamation, Great Amen and Lamb of God

The Lord's Prayer


Nuptial Blessing


Exchange of Peace


Breaking of Bread



Behold the Lamb
(Martin Willett)
    Bread of Life (Bernadette Farrell)
(Gregory Norbet)
Supepr of the Lord
Take and Eat This Bread
(Francis Patrick O'Brien)  
    Taste and See (James Moore)
(Meditation)   By My Side (Thomas Porter)
    Irish Blessing  
    Irish Wedding Song  
    Let There Be Peace on Earth (Jill Jackson)
    Take My Hand  
    Covenant Hymn (Rory Cooney)

Prayer after Communion



The Concluding Rite is short and straight-forward. It consists of the final blessing over the entire assembly and the dismissal to go into the world to continue the work of the Lord.

Closing Prayer





  see the Processional selections.  



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