Claudia Woolard

Music For Your Wedding Ceremony

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The Sacrament of Marriage


 For easy wedding music planning at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, print out this planning sheet.

My job as organist and music director of St. Mary of the Assumption Church includes guiding you in choosing beautiful and appropriate music for your wedding! 

  • For Catholics, marriage is a sacrament, a beautiful and holy public sign of giving yourself totally to another person. It is also a public statement about God: the loving union of husband and wife speaks of family values and also God's values.

  • Regarding the music for your special day - you may already have given some thought to musical selections for your wedding.  Sometimes people have had one or more “perfect” songs in mind for years!  However, keep in mind that not all songs are appropriate for a church wedding. 

The purpose of music within the mass/service is to help people pray and lift up their minds and spirits to God.

  • Even though a song  might be beautiful, inspiring, or a perfect expression of your love………. it might not be right for a religious ceremony.  

  • Songs that are not suitable for use during the ceremony can always be played at your wedding reception, or…….possibly during the prelude music before your wedding ceremony begins. 

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