Eucharistic prayer at a wedding

In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: Fr. Paul I appreciate your blog. My question is – A priest on two occasions has left out the entire second half of the Eucharistic prayer right after the consecration and gone right to the nuptial blessing at a wedding. How does this practice impact the validity of the mass and of the sacrament of matrimony?  Thank you again.


A: For questions of validity, please consult a canon lawyer.

The priest may not omit the second half of the eucharistic prayer on any occasion. At a wedding he is to continue through the Lord’s Prayer and omit the “Deliver us” prayer, going directly to the introduction of the nuptial blessing.