Resurrection Catholic Parish
Rye, New York

Office of Liturgy and Music



Congratulations on Your Engagement!

WEDDING INTAKE FORM:  PLEASE FILL THIS FORM OUT AS SOON AS THE RECTORY ADVISES YOU THAT YOUR WEDDING DATE HAS BEEN APPROVED.  This form is required for ALL WEDDINGS regardless if you have a visiting priest, will be using a wedding planner or who is doing your music.  This form is mandatory, no exceptions.  Thank you for your cooperation.

The Choice of Music in a wedding celebration is very important.  It is encouraging to see more and more couples caring what kind of music will be used for their wedding.  All couples should plan on attending one of the Wedding Music Workshop here at Resurrection at which all aspects of the Music Program will be explored.   

The Parish Music Director/Organist will work with you to plan your wedding music.  He works on a contract basis and is the only  authorized organist to perform at Resurrection.  Musicians from outside the parish may be employed in special circumstances but only with the prior knowledge of, and in consultation with, the parish music director.   

Often requests are made for currently popular songs of questionable liturgical value.  A reading of their lyrics will often reveal that they in no way refer to the sacred aspect of marriage.  All music at a wedding should reflect the reverence and dignity befitting the Sacred Liturgy.  A song which has no relationship to the liturgy has no place in the wedding celebration.  Music from secular sources, Broadway, and popular love songs would be more effectively used outside the religious celebration.  All requests for music at your wedding must be discussed with and approved by the Music Director and Celebrant.   

Important Planning Information

Guidelines for Music

Please refer to this document early in the planning process so you understand the church's policy on wedding music.

Approved Music List

This list is just a starting point and suggestions to popular wedding music.

Choose your Readings

Choose 1 reading from section B and D.  Do not choose any other options from this book.

Responsorial Psalm

Choose your Psalm here.  Do not use the "Together For Life" above

Liturgy Planner

Submit your final music selections on this form.  They are due two weeks before your wedding.

Parish Wedding Policies and Procedures Booklet

Please refer to this booklet for all information regarding your wedding at RES.  

Nuptial Mass Outline

Use this link to download a template for your Nuptial Mass


Wedding Ceremony Outline

Use this link to download a template for your Ceremony program (This is not the full Mass)

Prayer of the Faithful

Click here for a copy of the Wedding Prayers of the faithful

Wedding Planner Policy

Please be sure to give your wedding planner a copy of our policy to help your wedding run more smoothly.

Florist Information

This file has all of the information your florist will need in regards to arranging, delivery, and pickup of your wedding flowers.

Photographer/Videographer Information

Guidelines and rules for photographers at Resurrection parish.