The Order of Celebrating Matrimony

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has revised the Rite of Marriage for use in the United States. The new Rite of Marriage will be called The Order of Celebrating Matrimony. Permission to use this revised edition will go into effect September 8, 2016. Implementation of the new edition will be required by December 30, 2016.

The following are key features of the main publications that will be available. We are currently accepting pre-orders for any of these editions, call us at 800-554-4045 or email us at to place your order!

Be the first to have these when available August 25th, 2016.

Liturgical Press

Order of Celebrating Matrimony, English, Hardback. 978-0-8146-4641-0. $34.95

Order of Celebrating Matrimony, Bilingual, Hardback. 978-0-8146-4624-3. $44.95

Liturgical Press offers the only Spanish-English bilingual edition of the Catholic marriage rite available in the United States

These volumes feature:

  • an elegant, durable, and wipe-clean cover with a simple image that expresses the rich meaning of the sacrament, stamped in gold and silver
  • prayer texts set in easy-to-read, two-color type on natural, high-quality paper
  • three sturdy ribbon bookmarks
  • silver-gilded page edges that further esteem the text visually

Catholic Book Publishing

The Order of Celebrating Matrimony, Burgundy Hardcover, 238/22. $27.95


  • Large, easy-to-read type
  • printed and reinforced end papers
  • a sturdy cover
  • satin ribbon markers to add an elegant finishing touch

The Order of Celebrating Matrimony, Burgundy Deluxe Leather, 238/13. $34.95


  • Large, easy-to-read type
  • Luxurious artistic end sheets
  • High-Quality bonded leather cover
  • Gilded pages
  • satin ribbon markers to add an elegant finishing touch

This highly anticipated English translation is presented with an enrichment of the Introduction, rites and prayers, and with certain changes introduced in keeping with the norm of the Code of Canon Law promulgated in 1983″ (Decree of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments). The revision of this Ritual Edition, which is divided into four chapters and includes three Appendices, incorporates changes in accord with the Third Typical Edition of The Roman Missal, updated Lectionary texts, and the Revised Grail Psalms.

Ave Maria Press

The options for the Ave Maria Press editions of the Order of Celebrating Matrimony are as follows:

Complete Set—Ritual Cards and Binder, 9781594717239. $74.95

Ritual Cards only, item #93-Rev. $55.95

This all-in-one wedding resource for parish ministers directly corresponds to the new edition of Together for Life. The Order of Celebrating Matrimony Ritual Cards (formerly Rite of Marriage Ritual Cards) are revised to include the new, expanded introduction, a new scripture reading, optional blessings for the arras and lazzo, and new appendices for blessing an engaged couple and for blessing a married couple on the anniversary of marriage. With the changes to the Order of Celebrating Matrimony, the number of ritual cards has increased from 88 to 120, and the number of tabs increased from 15 to 19. Supplemental updated card packs will not be available to purchase.

We are currently accepting pre-orders for any of the above editions, call us at 800-554-4045 or email us at to place your order!

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