Local Workshop Will Prepare Parishes for New Order of Celebrating Matrimony

A new English translation of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony has been approved for use in all dioceses in the United States. Its use is optional starting Sept. 8, 2016 and is required starting Dec. 30, 2016, the Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. From that day forward, no other English edition of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony may be used in the dioceses of the United States.

To help prepare parishes for this transition, the Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions and the Bishops’ Committee on Divine Worship Secretariat Staff are teaming up to offer formation workshops on the revised rite. The workshops are intended for priests, deacons, parish musicians, and leaders who actively prepare couples for marriage and for the celebration of Matrimony.  The workshop for FDLC Region XIV will be held in Orlando on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 at Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, 5300 Old Howell Branch Rd, Winter Park. The day-long workshop will combine the very best of liturgical theology and pastoral practice and will cover many topics such as: What’s new in the second edition? What has stayed the same?; the Theology of Marriage; Pastoral Preparation of Engaged Couples; the Elements of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony within Mass; the Elements of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony without Mass; the Elements of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony between a Catholic and Catechumen or a Non-Christian; Principles of Preparing the Wedding Liturgy and Music for the Wedding Liturgy.

The cost of the workshop is $55 per person and includes continental breakfast, lunch, workshop materials, and presenter fees. Register online by visiting https://www.eventbrite.com/e/welcoming-the-order-of-celebrating-matrimony-orlando-fl-registration-22914370499.