Congratulations, you’re getting married! You and/or your parents are members of Holy Apostles parish and you’d like to get married in church. What should you do next?
Make an appointment with Fr. Don or Fr. Arul at least 6 months prior to your desired wedding date. You will receive several resources to help you plan your wedding.Six months before your wedding you will be invited to make a selection of your musician and cantor/soloist by attending masses at which they will be present.
Four months before your wedding, you will need to arrange for a meeting with the musician and cantor/soloist to plan your music. You will also need to have selected your scripture readings before this meeting. Bring the booklet with scripture readings with you. If there is a piece of music that you would like to be included in your ceremony, bring along the title and composer’s name or the CD or the score. Remember: sacred music for a sacred space. Popular music that does not speak of God is appropriate at your reception. Most couples come to this meeting with no specific music in mind and that’s fine. You will listen to many selections and choose from among them at the meeting. This process usually takes 30-45 minutes.
After the meeting, documents will be prepared and e-mailed to you. The Music and Liturgy office will provide one copy of the printed Order of Worship booklet. You will be responsible for choosing special paper and duplicating it for your guests to use in the pew at your ceremony.
The organist and soloist do not attend the rehearsal.
For any questions, please contact Fr. Don or Fr. Arul