FDLC Resources on The Order of Celebrating Matrimony

FDLC offers excellent resources on The Order of Celebrating Matrimony.  Order multiple copies today for your diocese and parish!

The Gift of Love: A Bride and Groom’s Guide to Preparing the Wedding Liturgy

First and foremost, the Church warmly welcomes the engaged couple and rejoice in the love which they share.  As we begin to prepare them for Marriage and the wedding liturgy, we find that few are familiar with liturgical terms and rituals.  This book will be a helpful resource for the engaged couple and as well as parish staffs  -- you’ll want to have several dozen on hand at the parish office.

Written in very conversational language, The Gift of Love, provides basic liturgical catechesis on each of the three rites, lists of readings, guides for preparing a worship aid, principles for choosing music, frequently-asked questions and their answers, and helpful tear-out preparation sheets. 

ITEM NO. 44820       

ISBN 978-1-937362-05-8                   8.5 x 11”   70 pages

Price:                     $9.99 each            $8.50 each for ten or more

Member Price:     $7.50 each            $6.50 each for ten or more

Presiding at the Wedding Liturgy: A Guide for Deacons

The Deacon is often called upon to preside at The Order of Celebrating Matrimony without Mass or The Order of Celebrating Matrimony between a Catholic and a Catechumen or a Non-Christian.  This book provides excellent guidance on the elements of the rites and wonderful advice on “best practices” for their proper celebration.  It’s loaded with rich resources that will assist your conversations with the bride and groom, too, including helpful preparation sheets.

Order one for yourself or encourage your diocesan Diaconate Office to order multiple copies.

ITEM NO. 44850       

ISBN 978-1-937-362-06-5        8.5 x 11”    88 pages

Price: $12.95                         Member Price:  $9.71

This Sacred Bond:  A Pastoral Companion to The Order of Celebrating Matrimony

In 2016, the dioceses of the United States are welcoming the English translation of The Order of Celebrating Matrimony.  It may be used in the liturgy as of September 8, 2016 (The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary) and its use is mandatory in the dioceses of the United States on December 30, 2016 (the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph).

This book will be a useful guide for clergy, lay leaders, formation staffs, seminary professors, and others who will want to become acquainted with the contents of the OCM, the elements of its three distinct rites, and best pastoral practices.  Its appendix also includes helpful preparation sheets and prayers.


ITEM NO. 44870       

ISBN 978-1-937362-07-2         8.5 x 11”   112 pages

Price: $15.95        Member Price: $11.96


Marriage and Mystery:  A Workshop Kit on The Order of Celebrating Matrimony

This excellent resource is drawn from the popular nationwide workshops offered by the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and the Secretariat for the Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship.  It is designed for diocesan offices, clergy and lay formation programs, seminaries, and liturgy courses.  The boxed kit will include PowerPoint slides, a presenter’s script, handouts, and a single copy of each FDLC resource mentioned above -- The Gift of Love, Presiding at the Wedding Liturgy, and This Sacred Bond.  This will be an invaluable resource for years to come.


ITEM NO. 44880      

ISBN  978-1-937362-08-9          Boxed

Price:  $250          FDLC Member Price   $187.50

Handouts for OCM Workshop Kits

Thirty-two page booklet of handouts.

Available only to those who have purchased "Marriage and Mystery: A Workshop Kit."

Quantities are very limited. Sold in bundles of 25 only.

ITEM NO. 44880-1

Price: $20            FDLC Member Price: $20



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