Together for Life

Together for Life

Celebrating and Living the Sacrament 

Author: Joseph M. Champlin

Author: Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C.

Price: $4.50

Format: Booklet

Pages: 128

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-282-1

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: January 12, 2012

This product is not returnable.

More Marriage and Relationships, Ministry and Pastoral Planning, Sacrament Preparation

Description

A new edition of Together for Life will be available on October 24, 2016 to align with The Order of Celebrating Matrimony. All parishes must begin using the new The Order of Celebrating Matrimony by December 30, 2016. For more information about these changes, visit avemariapress.com/matrimony

Together for Life has been the most trusted source for wedding planning in the Catholic Church for more than forty-five years.

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 fifth 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.

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.

The 2011 edition of Together for Life includes all of the information, prayers, blessings, and readings needed to plan a wedding that will be held during Mass, outside Mass, or between a Catholic and an unbaptized person. FAQs address questions couples may have about traditions such as readings, music, witnesses, and unusual circumstances.

Engaged couples use Together for Life when meeting with a priest, deacon, or lay parish minister to plan their wedding as they prepare for living the Sacrament of Marriage.

Together for Life includes:

  • Approved texts for celebrating the Rite of Marriage and prayers from the Roman Missal
  •  “The Word Brought Home,” scripture commentaries by Catholic leaders
  • Catechetical commentary by Rev. Peter Jarret, C.S.C., to help couples deepen their understanding of the Sacrament of Marriage
  • Hints for incorporating ethnic and cultural devotions and practices into a Catholic wedding
  • Sample intercessions
  • How-to guides to help parish ministers
  • FAQ section about the celebration of Catholic weddings
  • Information on having civil marriages blessed or validated by the Church
  • Tips for keeping love strong

The material in Together for Life is supported by TogetherforLifeOnline.com. The site includes an online selection form, Catholic wedding planning resources, and articles providing enrichment to both married and engaged couples.

Together for Life is also available in Spanish.