Liturgies for Weddings is intended not just for the use of celebrants, though it is will be great help to them. It is also offered to the bride and groom.
Its main purpose is to help them plan their wedding ceremony. But it might do more. Alongside the liturgies themselves, it includes a number of pieces intended to stimulate thought and reflection. The hope is that couples might hold on to Liturgies for Weddings and might, from time to time, find in it insight and inspiration.
Most couples walk down the aisle feeling joyful and hopeful. Liturgies for Weddings is offered as a boost to their confidence, and to that idealism which is a perennial source of hope for the world.
Flor McCarthy is a Salesian priest whose first ministry was as a catechist and who now serves as a preacher, teacher, writer and teller of stories, in Dublin. Among the books he has written are The Berrypicker, Let the Light Shine: The Gospel Story for Young People, Sunday & Holy Day Liturgies, Funeral Liturgies and Wedding Liturgies.