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New Script! Inclusive Catholic Wedding Script for LGBTQ+ Couples

Published Wednesday, Jun. 21st, 2023

Celebrate love and faith with this gender-neutral Catholic wedding script, written for same-sex couples & other LGBTQ+ couples



We’ve added a new wedding script to the library! 


Catholic Inspired LGBTQ+ Inclusive Wedding Ceremony Script



This original wedding script combines modern traditions and gender neutral language with many familiar elements of the traditional Catholic marriage rite, for a heartfelt ceremony that perfectly captures the love and faith of modern Catholic LGBTQ+ couples. 


The ceremony begins with a warm welcome from the wedding officiant, followed by an opening prayer and scripture readings from The Holy Bible. Several suggested readings are listed, including Romans 8:31-35, Romans 12:1-2,9-18


Next, guests enjoy the singing of psalms and a homily delivered by the officiant. The couple exchange marriage vows and rings in a moving demonstration of their lasting commitment to each other. A period of joyful prayer follows, filling the ceremonial space with love and the spirit of Christ. 


This wedding ceremony script also includes a loving delivery of The Lord’s Prayer, an optional unity candle lighting ceremony, a nuptial blessing from the officiant, and an excerpt from the Supreme Court’s summary Opinion for the landmark case (Obergefell v. Hodges) that legalized same-sex marriages in 2015. 


The ceremony concludes with an uplifting group prayer to celebrate the couple’s marriage, followed by an introduction of the newlyweds, a cheerful round of applause, and a final closing prayer. A link to download a PDF of the ceremony script is also provided.



From the script: 




“Lord, you created each of us in your own image, and made us to be joined to each other, a union of bodies and hearts.  Stretch out your hands now, and bless _________ and _________.


Grant that as they begin their marriage, they will become one in heart and mind, as witnesses to your presence in their marriage.  Help them to create a home together (and give them children to be formed by the gospel).


Give your blessing to _________ and _________, your (sons/ daughters/ children), that they may be good (husbands/ wives/ spouses) (and fathers/ mothers/ parents), generous and kind, faithful in love for their (husbands/ wives/ spouses). Grant that they may always find acceptance and support.


We all ask this through Christ our Lord.”





This inclusive ceremony was written by experienced Catholic Officiant and AMM Minister Paul Tedesco. It is designed for same-sex couples, and other LGBTQ+ couples, in which one or both of the partners are Catholic. It can be used as-is, modified for use in an interfaith ceremony, or personalized to suit your needs and preferences.








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We know that writing a ceremony from scratch can be a daunting process, especially if you’re officiating on short notice.
To make things easier, we keep our Sample Script Library well stocked with wedding ceremony templates and sample scripts for you to choose from. These scripts are a great starting point, with sections to add to, leave out, or reorganize, as you personalize a ceremony. 
You'll find a variety of wedding ceremonies to choose from, including additional same-sex, religious, Christian, and Catholic wedding ceremony scripts. Browse scripts now. 




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Jessica Levey
Jessica Levey

Lead Staff Writer & Illustrator

Jessica loves exploring the history and magic of ritual, the connections between people and places, and sharing true stories about love and commitment. She's an advocate for marriage equality, LGBTQ+ rights, and individuality, and is an ordained Minister with AMM. When she’s not writing or illustrating for AMM, she enjoys city hikes, fantasy novels, comics, and traveling.

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