Together for Life has been the most trusted source for
wedding planning in the Catholic Church for more than forty-five
years. This new edition of Together for Life contains the new texts of the most recent translation of The Order of Celebrating Matrimony.
It includes all the tools engaged couples use when meeting with a
priest, deacon, or lay parish minister to plan their weddings and
prepare for living the sacrament of Marriage.
Written by Msgr. Joseph Champlin (1930-2008) and first published in 1970, more than nine-million copies of Together for Life have
been sold. The previous edition was updated in 2011 with the help of
Rev. Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C., to include the revised liturgical texts of
the third edition of the Roman Missal. The 2016 edition contains all the necessary texts from The Order of Celebrating Matrimony.
Each reading choice is accompanied by a reflection written by lay
married theologians or pastoral leaders who are committed to the
sacramental life of the Church. Contributors include Ann M. Garrido,
Msgr. Michael Heintz, Diana Macalintal, H. Richard McCord, Geoffrey D.
Miller, Tim Muldoon, Julie Hanlon Rubio, and Deacon William F. Urbine.
Together for Life includes all of the information, prayers,
blessings, and readings needed to plan a wedding that will be held
within Mass, without Mass, or between a Catholic and a catechumen or
non-Christian. FAQs address questions couples may have about traditions
such as readings, music, witnesses, and unusual circumstances.