Couples interested in getting married at Sacred Heart should review the parish wedding guidelines. Wedding dates are added to the calendar when the proper guideline steps have been taken. Six months notice and preparation time is required. Any questions please call the Parish Office, 573-443-3470.
Liturgy of the Word
In the scripture readings proclaimed during Catholic weddings, we hear of God’s steadfast love for his people and of our call to make the whole of our lives a response to that love. It is a love story that began at creation and culminated in the death and resurrection of Jesus, God’s only beloved Son. Through the gift of the Holy Spirit, the love of God poured out for us is made visible in the world. It is a love to which you will bear witness through the love you share as husband and wife.
After the scripture readings are proclaimed, the priest or deacon will deliver a homily based on the readings and on the Church’s theology of marriage. The purpose of the homily is to help everyone present better understand the Word of God in the context of the celebration of marriage.
It is Customary for the bride and groom to choose one reading form the Old Testament, a reading from the New Testament, and a reading from the Gospels.
Old Testament Readings
- Genesis 1:26-28, 31a
Male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:26-28,31a (536 downloads)
- Genesis 2:18-24
The two of them became one body.
Genesis 2:18-24 (533 downloads)
- Genesis 24:48-51, 58-67
In his love for Rebekah, Isaac found solace after the death of his mother.
Genesis 24:48-51,58-67 (585 downloads)
- Tobit 7:6-14
May the Lord of heaven prosper you both. May he grant you mercy and peace.
Tobit 7:6-14 (561 downloads)
- Tobit 8:4b-8
Allow us to live together to a happy old age.
Tobit 8:4b-8 (528 downloads)
- Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31
She who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Proverbs 31:10-13,19-20,30-31 (609 downloads)
- Song of Songs 2:8-10, 14, 16a; 8:6-7a
Stern as death is love.
Song of Songs 2:8-10,14,16a; 8:6-7a (536 downloads)
- Sirach 26:1-4, 13-16
Like the sun rising in the Lord’s heavens, the beauty of a virtuous wife is the radiance of her home.
Sirach 26:1-4,13-26 (596 downloads)
- Jeremiah 31:31-32a, 33-34a
I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah.
Jeremiah 31:31-32a,33-34a (553 downloads)
New Testament Readings
- Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39
What will separate us from the love of Christ?
Romans 8:31b-35, 37-39 (550 downloads)
- Romans 12:1-2, 9-18 or 12:1-2, 9-13
Offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God.
Romans 12:1-2, 9-18 (530 downloads)
Romans 12:1-2, 9-13, short version (485 downloads)
- Romans 15:1b-3a, 5-7, 13
Welcome one another as Christ welcomed you.
Romans 15:1b-3a, 5-7, 13 (568 downloads)
- 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20
Your body is a temple of the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20 (494 downloads)
- 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:8a
If I do not have love, I gain nothing.
1 Corinthians 12:31-13:8a (493 downloads)
- Ephesians 5:2a, 21-33 or 5:2a, 25-32
This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the Church.
Ephesians 4:1-6 (480 downloads)
- Philippians 4:4-9
The God of peace will be with you.
Ehpesians 5:2a, 21-33 long version (507 downloads)
Ephesians 5:2a, 25-32 short version (510 downloads)
- Philippians 4:4-9
The God of Peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:4-9 (515 downloads)
- Colossians 3:12-17
And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection.
Colossians 3:12-17 (519 downloads)
- Hebrews 13:1-4a, 5-6b
Let marriage be held in honor by all.
Hebrews 13:1-4a, 5-6b (583 downloads)
- 1 Peter 3:1-9
Be of one mind, sympathetic, loving toward one another.
1 Peter 3:1-9 (564 downloads)
- 1 John 3:18-24
Love in deed and in truth.
1 John 3:18-24 (523 downloads)
- 1 John 4:7-12
God is love.
1 John 4:7-12 (526 downloads)
- Revelation 19:1, 5-9a
Blessed are those who have been called to the wedding feast of the Lamb.
Revelation 19:1, 5-9a (499 downloads)
- Matthew 5:1-12a
Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.
Matthew 5:1-12a (616 downloads)
- Matthew 5:13-16
You are the light of the world.
Matthew 5:13-16 (662 downloads)
- Matthew 7:21, 24-29
A wise man built his house on rock.
Matthew 7:21, 24-29 (585 downloads)
- Matthew 19:3-6
What God has united, man must not separate.
Matthew 19:3-6 (623 downloads)
- Matthew 22:35-40
This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it.
Matthew 22:35-40 (567 downloads)
- Mark 10:6-9
They are no longer two, but one flesh.
Mark 10:6-9 (568 downloads)
- John 2:1-11
Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee.
John 2:1-11 (537 downloads)
- John 15:9-12
Remain in my love.
John 15:9-12 (601 downloads)
- John 15:12-16
This is my commandment: love one another.
John 15:12-16 (567 downloads)
- John 17:20-26
That they may be brought to perfection as one.
John 17:20-26 (602 downloads)