We do have liturgy guidelines to follow in order to celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony in the Catholic Church and more specifically within the Rockford Diocese. Please use the tables below to choose your song selections.
Newman Center has musicians available for hire, including singers, instrumentalists and piano accompanists. If you would like to have musicians take part in your wedding who are not from Newman, those musicians must be approved by the Director of Music. In general, there must be a musician selected from Newman. If you have special requests for other songs, please email or call to arrange a meeting with the music director (firstname.lastname@example.org or 815-787-7700).
Your wedding coordinator must be a Newman Catholic Student Center wedding coordinator. The Newman wedding coordinator will not only meet with you to walk you through the basic planning for your wedding, but will assist at the rehearsal and the day of the wedding. Among other things, the wedding coordinator will meet with you to help choose the readings and answer questions, will be at the rehearsal, and will be at the church before your wedding takes place to accept flowers, show bridal party where to dress, and assist the priest in preparing for the wedding. Please email or call the wedding coordinator, Kathy Cebulski at email@example.com or 815-895-4552) to set up a meeting.
The tables below contain songs permitted during the wedding ceremony. Click on the name of the song to listen. It will open in a new window. Close that window to get back to this page. (Please keep in mind that Newman Center does not have an organ so your music will be played on a grand piano.) When you finish listening to the songs on this page and you have made your selections, click on the button below to complete the form and submit in your choices. Press "Submit" when you finish.