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What I Say

“How do you perform the ceremony, what do you say?”

I give personal, intimate ceremonies where I talk to you, the couple.

After the groom and I enter I welcome the guests and make them feel at ease. Then I say a short blessing which starts the processional.

After the processional I honor the parents, if present, talk to you about your next step into marriage, and often recite a verse. Then the bride is given away to music or a song.

After the bride is given away. I address you about taking it all in, your commitment to marriage, loyalty, love, and trust. I talk about about the beauty of marriage, the marriage covenant, and offer a few quotes or those suggested by you. At this point, you may have a special song or ask a friend or family member to share.

Next, I offer the vows, these are the I do’s. I ask individually if you take each other to be husband and wife and you make a short declaration of your vow.

Then we move to the ring ceremony when I explain the meaning of rings and promises. I talk about closeness and how a husband and wife enrich each other.  I often refer to a short scripture or quote.  Next, you exchange promises and rings.

I pray a short blessing, pronounce you husband and wife, and offer the kiss. This is often followed by a special ceremony such as communion, sand, wine, water, hand, candles, or other ceremony. I explain the ceremony and a song is played as you spend your first moments as husband and wife together. Finally, I present you to the guests and the recessional follows.

The ceremony lasts between 20-25 minutes depending on special songs and people sharing. I speak from my heart directly to you rather than recite a set ceremony.  I aim to make your time intimate and meaningful. Look here for samples of quotes and verses.

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Service Times & Directions

Weekend Masses in English

Saturday Morning: 8:00 am

Saturday Vigil: 4:30 pm

Sunday: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:45 am,
12:30 pm, 5:30 pm

Weekend Masses In Español

Saturday Vigil: 6:15pm

Sunday: 9:00am, 7:15pm

Weekday Morning Masses

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30 am

6654 Main Street
Wonderland, AK 45202
(513) 555-7856