Our Copyrights Make Us Special
CatholicBrides.com is the only company to secure all the required copyright permissions to reproduce the Roman Catholic Rite of Marriage in the form of a Catholic Wedding Program for both Canada and the United States.
In fact, since quite a few English speaking countries use the same Readings and Psalms, we can also provide programs to couples in Australia, Scotland and the UK. If you have any questions, call us at 1-888-888-9520 or 905-937-9780 for international callers.
So what does all this mean to you?
- We provide you with the correct order of ceremony for whichever of the 3 Rites you select for your marriage.
- The text of the Readings, Prayers, Blessings etc. is guaranteed to be correct and to match the selections in your Pre-Marriage Booklet
- When the Mass changes in the US later on this year, we will change all our templates to ensure you have the most up todate information
We also work directly with the major publishers of Catholic music to include the Hymns, Psalms, Mass Settings etc. and therefore we do not require the use of your Parish's permissions from these publishers.
The following copyright permissions are listed to give our engaged couples and church ministry members 100% confidence that the ceremony text contained in their programs will be absolutely correct in content and format.
Permissions To Reproduce Printed Music
GIA Publications, Inc. Chicago, IL
Oregon Catholic Press (OCP), Portland, OR
We also work directly with other publishers such as the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, World Library Publications, Morningstar and Hope Publishing on a "as required" basis. Additional copyright fees may be added to secure specific titles from these publishers.
US Copyright Agreements
Published with the approval of the Committee on the Liturgy, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Lectionary for Mass in the Dioceses of the United States of America, volumes II, III, IV Copyright 8 1970, 1986, 1992, 1998, 2001 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc., Washington, D.C. All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.
The English translation of some Psalm responses, some Alleluia and Gospel verses, and the Lenten Gospel Acclamations, some Summaries, and the Titles and Conclusion of the Readings, from the Lectionary for Mass 8 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc., Washington, D.C. All rights reserved.
Excerpts from the English translation of Rite of Marriage © 1969, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. (ICEL); excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 1973, ICEL. All Rights reserved.
Canadian Copyright Agreements
Readings from Old and New Testament; From THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright © 1985 by Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc. and Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. Used by permission of Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc.
New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition , Copyright © 1989, 1993 National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Responsorial Psalms, used by permission of A P Watt Ltd. on behalf
of The Grail, England.
Marriage – Ritual and Pastoral Notes, copyright © Concacan Inc. 1979.
All rights reserved. Reproduced with the permission of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. www.cccbpublications.ca
Excerpts from the English translation of Rite of Marriage © 1969, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. (ICEL);
excerpts from the English translation of The Roman Missal © 1973, ICEL.
All Rights reserved.