The Liturgy & Communion

Since the marriage service is a worship service involving the whole congregation, a celebration of the Holy Eucharist is usually included. The decision to have the Eucharist will be made by the couple with the advice and counsel of the officiating priest. When the Holy Eucharist is celebrated as a part of the marriage ceremony, all who are present will be invited to share in this sacrament of unity.

Lay Eucharistic Ministers 

Licensed Eucharistic ministers from All Souls or other parishes are welcome to assist. Requests for particular individuals to assist should be made to the officiating priest.


It is desirable that the Lessons from the Old Testament, the Epistle, and the Prayers of the People be read by lay persons. They may practice the readings at the rehearsal.

Service Programs

A service leaflet, or bulletin, is made for the service by the parish staff, in keeping with parish  customs of formatting and style. All information for the service leaflet must be submitted to the parish office no later than two weeks before the ceremony.

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