In need of a Catholic Wedding Program for your church ceremony? Check out this free template that you can customize yourself using Canva!
If you're having a full Catholic mass for your wedding, your non-Catholic guests might be a little confused about what to do and when to do it. If you've ever been to a Catholic mass (or probably any church), there is a lot of sitting, standing, kneeling, responding, etc. You don't want people to feel lost or confused during your ceremony, so providing them with a clear outline of the events is important.
While your church may provide a program for you, you may find that it lacks the style that you'd like, so we've put together a basic Catholic Ceremony Wedding Program Template for you to use and customize yourself using our favorite FREE design resource: Canva!
Free Catholic Wedding Program Template
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Please note: the first page is a “cover” page. We suggest using a heavier cardstock for the cover. Pages 2+3 should be printed as a double-sided page so that when you fold it, it functions as a booklet.
With Canva, you can customize and download the files to print the programs yourselves, completely for free. With Canva, you can change the color of the fonts, add artwork, etc to customize your program for your needs.
When you've printed out your programs, you can attach them all with a thin ribbon or twine to keep the pieces together. We hope the programs will make your non-Catholic guests more at ease.
Catholic Ceremony Wedding Program Wording
We've put together some wording for the pages from resources we found online and using our own words. They cover everything you need to share without being too wordy, but if you'd like to further customize you can edit your own with our FREE Canva Templates!
Below we'll share the wording and information we included in our Catholic Wedding Program Template. Feel free to customize the template as necessary for your needs!
The front cover page includes the following text:
The nuptial mass celebrating the union of
BRIDE'S NAME and GROOM'S NAME
in the sacrament of Holy Matrimony
Saturday, the twenty-seventh day of October
Two Thousand Twenty
Church City, State
Inside First Page
The first page lists the celebrant, the parents, wedding party, and ushers, as well as their relation to the bride and groom.
We've also included a note for guests to be made aware of happenings during the ceremony and some gentle reminders:
Thank you for coming to our wedding celebration. It means a great deal to us that you are witnesses to our marriage vows. The Priest will signal when to sit and stand and this program will serve as a guide to the order of the service. We encourage you to listen, pray, and sing. All music can found in the Breaking Bread hymnal, located in the pews. In order to respect the dignity of the ceremony, we ask that there is no flash photography during the service. Additionally, please silence all cell phones and other electronic devices.
Inside Open Page
The inside pages of our template outline the Catholic ceremony order. In parentheses, it shares when to sit or stand and also includes how to respond if necessary (for the readings, gospel, prayers of the faithful, etc.). We based the order on other Catholic Wedding Ceremony programs we found online. In the free template, there is space for you to customize with the readings and songs you use in your ceremony..
The outer cover page is a general thank you, it reads:
We would like to express our sincerest thanks to all of you for helping us make this day a joyous celebration, especially our parents who gave us life; our families who shared our life; our relatives and friends who helped us to reach this special day.
We are honored you can share these sacred and joyous moments with us today. May God bless each one of you. –BRIDE & GROOM
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