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The Eucharistic Celebration

and Nuptial Mass
of
SHERWIN E. DIMAANO
and
ANNA VIDA THERESA H. REAL

18th of December 2015
Three o’ Clock in the afternoon

Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel
Montecito Nuvali
Sta. Rosa, Laguna

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PARENTS
Nestor Dimaano
Lorna E. Dimaano

Rowland R. Real
Virginia H. Real
PRINCIPAL SPONSORS

Josephmar B. Gil
Alberto D. Gatdula
Atty. Numeriano D. Villena
Danilo M. Valdez

Doris L. San Luis
Maria Arlene M. Hemedez
Fidelita P. Sumague
Lenora G. Elises

BEST MAN
James Ryan E. Dimaano

MATRON OF HONOR
Beverly M. Real

GROOMSMEN
Alfredo G. Tee
Edward Y. Satorre

BRIDESMAIDS
Christine E. Dimaano
Melodi Anne D. Pagtalunan
JUNIOR BRIDESMAID
Elaura Gabrielle M. Real

CANDLE
Edison S. Loanzon
Aileen Rose C. Lantin

RING
Allan Michael E. Marasigan

CORD
Arvin E. Marasigan
Rosalynn Anne C. Grapa

VEIL
Allan Mark V. Villena
Charulyn Z. Carrillo

COIN
Geoff Michael P. Tee

BIBLE
Cruz Javier C. Carrillo

FLOWER GIRLS
Gabrielle Louise S. Ayson
Victoria Maxine S. Vela
Francine Claire S. Villanueva

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OFFICIATING PRIEST
Rev. Fr. Irineo Oliver
COMMENTATOR
Josie P. Huang
FIRST READING
Kathleen A. Yulo
RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Jaymee Anne Lois G. Real-Guinto
SECOND READING
Anntonette V. Tan
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
Rachelle E. Gahite
OFFERORS
CANDLES
Normita C. Elomina
Sofia E. Bautista
FLOWERS
Irma K. Dimaano
Minda K. Dimaano
WATER & WINE
Anna Jennina B. Frivaldo
CHALICE
Victoria H. Dictado

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THE RITE OF MARRIAGE
INTRODUCTORY RITES
Commentator:

Good afternoon, brothers and sisters. Today, we gather as a community
to participate in the Holy Eucharist and to witness the celebration of the
Sacrament of Marriage between Sherwin and Abbie. Let us all stand to
welcome the Mass Celebrant, Rev. Fr. Renie Oliver.

Priest:

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

All:

Amen.

Priest:

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the
communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

All:

And with your spirit.

Priest:

Dear brothers and sisters, we are gathered to celebrate the Holy Eucharist
and to witness the Sacrament of Marriage between Sherwin and Abbie. As
their Christian Family, we remind them that they are called to a life of
holiness and fidelity as husband and wife. Let us rejoice with them and ask
God’s blessing for their and their future children.

PENITENTIAL ACT
Priest:

Brothers and sisters, let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves
to celebrate the sacred mysteries.

All:

I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have
greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in
what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my most grievous fault;
therefore I asked the Blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

Priest:

May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to
everlasting life.

All:

Amen.

Priest:

Lord, have mercy.

All:

Lord, have mercy.

Priest:

Christ, have mercy.

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All:

Christ, have mercy.

Priest:

Lord, have mercy.

All:

Lord, have mercy.

THE GLORY
All:

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace of people of good will. We
praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify, we give you thanks for
your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God Almighty Father. Lord
Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the
sins of the world, receive our prayers; you are seated at the right hand of
the Father, have mercy on us. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone
are the Lord, your are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in
the glory of God the Father. Amen.

COLLECT
Priest:

Let us pray. Be attentive to our prayers, O Lord, and in your kindness
uphold what you have established for the increase of the human race, so
that the union you have created between Sherwin and Abbie may be kept
safe by your assistance. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives
and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and
ever.

All:

Amen.

Commentator:

Please be seated for the Liturgy of the Word.

LITURGY OF THE WORD
FIRST READING
Sirach 26:1-4, 13-16
Reader:

A reading from the Book of Sirach, Chapter 26
Blessed the husband of a good wife, twice-lengthened are his days; A
worthy wife brings joy to her husband, peaceful and full is his life. A good
wife is a generous gift bestowed upon him who fears the Lord; be he rich or
poor, his heart is content, and a smile is ever on his face. A gracious wife
delights her husband, her thoughtfulness puts flesh on his bones; a gift
from the Lord is her governed speech, and her firm virtue is of surpassing

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worth. Choicest of blessings is a modest wife, priceless her chaste soul. A
holy and decent woman adds grace upon grace; indeed, no price is worthy
of her temperate soul. Like the sun rising in the Lord’s heavens, the beauty
of a virtuous wife is the radiance of her home.
The Word of the Lord
All:

Thanks be to God.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM
Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5
Reader:

Responsorial Psalm. Let our response be: “See how the Lord blesses those
who fear him. Please repeat.

All:

See how the Lord blesses those who fear him.

Reader:

Blessed are you, who fear the Lord,
Who walk in his ways!
For you shall eat the fruit of your handiwork;
Blessed shall you be, and favored. Response.

All:

See how the Lord blesses those who fear him.

Response:

Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
In the recesses of your home;
Your children like olive plants
Around your table. Response.

All:

See how the Lord blesses those who fear him.
Behold, thus is the man blessed who fears the Lord.
The Lord bless you from Zion:
May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
All the days of your life. Response.

Response:

See how the Lord blesses those who fear him.

SECOND READING
Ephesians Chapter 5, Verses 21 to 33
Reader:

A reading from the Letter of Paul to the Ephesians
Be subordinate to one another out of reverence for Christ. Wives should be
subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord; for the husband is head of his

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wife just as Christ is head of the church, he himself the savior of the body.
As the church is subordinate to Christ, so wives should be subordinate to
their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ
loved the church and handed himself over for her to sanctify her, cleansing
her by the bath of water with the word, that he might present to himself
the church in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she
might be holy and without blemish.
So husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his
wife loves himself. For no one hates his own flesh but rather nourishes and
cherishes it, even as Christ does the church, because we are members of his
body.
"For this reason a man shall leave (his) father and (his) mother and be
joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh." This is a great
mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church. In any case,
each one of you should love his wife as himself, and the wife should respect
her husband.
The Word of the Lord
All:

Thanks be to God.

Commentator:

Please all stand to honor the Holy Gospel.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Commentator:

God is love; let us love one another as he has loved us.

All:

Alleluia, Alleluia.
GOSPEL

Priest:

The Lord be with you.

All:

And with your spirit.

Priest:

A reading from the holy Gospel according to St. Matthew.

All:

Glory to you, O Lord.

Priest:

Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and tested him, saying, “Is it lawful for a
man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?” He said in reply, “Have
you not read that from the beginning the Creator made them male and
female and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother

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and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So they are
no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, man
must not separate.”
The Gospel of the Lord.
All:

Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.

Commentator:

Please be seated and listen to the homily.

HOMILY
RITE OF MARRIAGE
Commentator:

Please remain seated. We shall now begin the Marriage Rites. Sherwin and
Abbie please stand for the Rite of Marriage. May we request the parents of
the bride and groom and the principal sponsors to stand beside the couple.
ALLOCUTION

Priest:

Dearly beloved Sherwin and Abbie, you are here today to seal your love
with an eternal bond before the Church. I assure you of the prayers of the
community that God pour his abundant blessings on your love and help
you carry out the duties of the married state. And you, dear brothers and
sisters, may I ask you to help them with your prayers and accept them as a
new couple in the Christian community.
SCRUTINY

Priest:

May I now ask you to answer truthfully the following questions.

Priest:

Abbie, did you come here of your own free will to bind yourself for ever in
the love and service of your husband?

Abbie:

Yes, Father.

Priest:

Sherwin, did you come here of your own free will to bind yourself for ever
in the love and service of your wife?

Sherwin:

Yes, Father.

Priest:

Are you both ready to raise as good Christians the children whom God will
give you?

Sherwin & Abbie:

Yes, Father.

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EXCHANGE OF CONSENT
Priest:

Sherwin and Abbie, since you wish to contract Holy Matrimony, please join
your right hands and express your intention before God and his Church.
Abbie, do you take Sherwin here present, for your lawful husband,
according to the rite of our Holy Mother, the Church?

Abbie:

Yes, I do.

Priest:

Do you give yourself to him as his wife?

Abbie:

Yes, I do.

Priest:

Do you accept him as your lawful husband?

Abbie:

Yes, I do.

Priest:

Sherwin, do you take Abbie here present, for your lawful wife, according to
the rite of our Holy Mother, the Church?

Sherwin:

Yes, I do.

Priest:

Do you give yourself to her as her husband?

Sherwin:

Yes, I do.

Priest:

Do you accept him as your lawful wife?

Sherwin:

Yes, I do.

Priest:

Now, Sherwin and Abbie, please express your vows to each other.

Sherwin and Abbie to declare their vows.
Priest:

Now, please recite this prayer:

Sherwin & Abbie:

Grant us, O Lord, to be one heart and one soul. From this day forward, for
better or for worse, for richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, until
death do us part.

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CONFIRMATION OF THE MARRIAGE BOND

Priest:

You have declared your consent before the Church. May the Lord in his
goodness strengthen your consent and fill you both with his blessings.
And I, by the authority of the Church, calling on all those present here as
witnesses, confirm and bless the bond of marriage which you have
contracted, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy
Spirit.

All:

Amen.

BLESSINGS OF THE RINGS, ARRHAE, AND BIBLE
Commentator:

May we ask the Ring Bearer, AM Marasigan, with the assistance of the Best
Man, James Dimaano, to please come forward for the blessing of the rings.

Priest:

Sherwin and Abbie, we shall now bless your rings. Our help is in the name
of the Lord.

All:

He made heaven and earth.

Priest:

Lord, bless these rings, which we bless in your name. Grant that Sherwin
and Abbie may always have a deep faith in each other. May they do your
will and always live together in peace, good will, and love. We ask this
through Christ our Lord.

All:

Amen.

Sherwin & Abbie:

Lord, bless and consecrate us in our love for each other. May these rings be
a symbol of true faith in each other, and always remind us
of our love, through Christ our Lord.

Sherwin places the ring of Abbie on her ring finger.
Sherwin:

Abbie, take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity. In the name of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Abbie places the ring of Sherwin on his ring finger.
Abbie:

Sherwin take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity. In the name of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Commentator:

May we ask the Coin Bearer, Geoff Tee, with the assistance of Dick Tee, to

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please come forward for the blessing of the arrhae.
Priest:

Bless, O Lord, your servants Sherwin and Abbie, with sufficiency of
material possessions that these arrhae symbolize, so that they may use
them to attain eternal life through Christ, Our Lord.

All:

Amen

Sherwin:

Abbie, I give you these arrhae as a pledge of my dedication and constant
concern for your welfare and that of the children God may, in his goodness,
give us. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Let this be a sign that our blessings will no longer be held separately but
together, and that whatever gifts they we will have in the coming years are
ultimately not ours but God’s.

Abbie:

Sherwin, I accept them, with the promise to share with you the building of
a Christian home. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
Holy Spirit.

Commentator:

May we ask the Bible Bearer, Cruz Carrillo, with the assistance of John Paul
Carrillo, to please come forward for the blessing of the Holy Bible.

Priest:

Holy Father, bless this Holy Bible, the Word of God. May Sherwin and
Abbie read it, live it, seek advice from it, and keep the lessons in their
hearts so that they may live each day in the love and service of the Lord.
We ask you this through Christ Our Lord.

All:

Amen.

Priest:

And now, as a sign of our joy for and approval of this bond, let us give our
newly married couple, Sherwin and Abbie, a joyful round of applause.

PROFESSION OF FAITH
All:

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth; I
believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, He was conceived by the
Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third
day He rose again. He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand
of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe
in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the
forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
Amen.

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PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
Priest:

Dear brothers and sisters, let us now pray for the Church and for our newly
wedded couple, whose marriage reflects the union of Christ and His
Church. For every petition, we shall say: Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:

Let us pray for our Church, which is the bride of Christ, that she may
always be faithful in her mission of spreading the Good News of our
salvation and Christ’s love for us. We pray.

All:

Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:

Let us pray for our government leaders, that they may become God’s
instrument in protecting the family and defending life at all cost. We pray.

All:

Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:

Let us pray for all the needs of our brothers and sisters, the sick, the
handicapped, the prisoner, and all those abandoned by their loved ones,
that through their presence in our community we may be enlightened and
show our charity with love. We pray.

All:

Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:

Let us pray for Sherwin and Abbie united today in God’s love, founding a
new family in our Christian community. May they become God’s faithful
stewards and collaborators of God in rearing their future children. We pray.

All:

Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:

For the parents of Sherwin and Abbie who have given much of themselves
to raise their children in the way God has intended, that He may bless them
with good health and peace of mind and heart. We pray.

All:

Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:

For all the married couples here present, that God may stir up the grace of
the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony in them. We pray.

All

Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:

Let us pray for young people who will embrace the calling to married life,
that they may learn from the life and experiences of others the beauty of
love that comes from purity, generosity and total commitment of heart. We
pray.

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All:

Lord, hear our prayer.

Reader:

Let us pray for our personal intentions, that God’s will be done as He deem
fit for each one of us.

All:

Lord, hear our prayer.

Priest:

God Our Father, look down with favor upon your servants. Grant them to
remain faithful to you and to each other. At the end of a long and wellspent life, reward them with eternal happiness, together with their
children and all those who love them, through Christ Our Lord.

All:

Amen.

Commentator:

Please be seated for the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST
RITE OF THE CANDLE, THE VEIL, AND THE CORD
Commentator:

Sherwin and Abbie, please kneel.
May we request Edison and Aileen to come forward and light the candles
for Sherwin and Abbie from the Unity Candle.
May we request Arvin and Ros to come forward and place the veil on
Sherwin and Abbie. In baptism, we were clothed in a white garment to
symbolize the new life of purity and holiness to which God has called us.
Today we clothe you again with this garment as you enter into a new phase
in your life with God.
May we request Allan and Charu to come forward and place the cord over
the veil as symbol of God’s love and conjugal unity. Through the
symbolism behind this cord, may your love grow stronger and bind you
closer through the years.
OFFERTORY

Commentator:

Those requested to present the offerings are now requested to bring their
gifts to the altar.

The Offertory Chant begins, as the offertory procession take place.
Priest:

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, for through your goodness we
have received the bread we offer you: fruit of the earth and work of human

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hands, it will become for us the bread of life.
All:

Blessed be God forever.

Priest:

Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, for through your goodness we
have received the wine we offer you: fruit of the vine and work of human
hands, it will become our spiritual drink.

All:

Blessed be God forever.

Priest

Pray, brethren (brothers and sisters), that my sacrifice and yours may be
acceptable to God, the almighty Father.

All:

May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of
his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church.

Commentator:

Please all stand.

PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Priest:

Receive, we pray, O Lord, the offering made on the occasion of the sealing
of the sacred bond of Marriage between Sherwin and Abbie, and just as
your goodness is its origin, may your providence guide its course. Through
Christ our Lord.

All:

Amen.
PREFACE

Priest:

The Lord be with you.

All:

And with your spirit.

Priest:

Lift up your hearts.

All:

We lift them up to the Lord.

Priest:

Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.

All:

It is right and just.

Priest:

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere
to give you thanks, Lord, Holy Father, almighty and eternal God. For you
have forged the covenant of marriage as a sweet yoke of harmony and an
unbreakable bond of peace, so that the chaste and fruitful love of holy
Matrimony may serve to increase the children you adopt as your own. By

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your providence and grace, O Lord, you accomplish the wonder of this
twofold design: that, while the birth of children brings beauty to the world,
their rebirth in Baptism gives increase to the Church, through Christ our
Lord. Through him, with the Angels and all the Saints, we sing the hymn of
your praise, as without the end we acclaim:
SANCTUS
All:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.

CONSECRATION
Commentator:

Please kneel for the Consecration.

Priest:

You are indeed Holy, O Lord, the fount of all holiness. Make holy,
therefore, these gifts, we pray, by sending down your Spirit upon them like
dewfall, so that they may become for us the Body and Blood of our Lord
Jesus Christ. At the night he was betrayed and entered willingly into his
Passion, he took bread, and, giving thanks, broke it, and gave it to his
disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT, FOR THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH
WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
In a similar way, when supper was ended, he took the chalice, and, once
more giving you thanks, he gave it to his disciples, saying:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT, FOR THIS IS THE
CHALICE OF MY BLOOD, THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL
COVENANT, WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith.

All:

We proclaim your Death, O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you
come again.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER
Priest:

Therefore, as we celebrate the memorial of his Death and Resurrection, we
offer you, Lord, the bread of life and the Chalice of salvation, giving thanks
that you have held us worthy to be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ, we may be

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gathered into one by the Holy Spirit. Remember, Lord, your Church,
spread throughout the world, and bring her to the fullness of charity,
together with Francis, our Pope and Buenaventura our bishop and all the
clergy.
Remember also our brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep in the hope
of the resurrection, and all who have died in your mercy; welcome them
into the light of your face. Have mercy on us all, we pray, that with the
Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with the blessed Apostles, and all the
Saints who have pleased you throughout the ages, we may merit to be
coheirs to eternal life, and may praise and glorify you through your Son,
Jesus Christ.
Priest:

Through him, and with him, and in him, O God almighty Father, in the
unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, for ever and ever.

All:

Amen.
COMMUNION RITE
OUR FATHER

Priest:

At the Savior's command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:

All:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come,
thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily
bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass
against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

NUPTIAL BLESSING
Priest:

Let us humbly invoke by our prayers, dear brothers and sisters, God’s
blessing upon Sherwin and Abbie, that in his kindness he may favor with
his help those on whom he has bestowed the Sacrament of Matrimony.

All pray silently for a short while. Then the priest extends his hands over the couple and imparts the
Nuptial Blessing.
Priest:

Holy Father, who formed man in your own image, male and female you
created them, so that as husband and wife, united in body and heart, they
might fulfill their calling in the world;
O God, who willed that the love of spouses for each other should
foreshadow the covenant you graciously made with your people, may the
mystical marriage of Christ with his Church truly become manifest in the
union of husband and wife among your faithful;

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Grant, O Lord, that, as they enter upon this sacramental union, they may
share with one another the gifts of your love and, by being for each other a
sign of your presence, become one heart and one mind.
May they also sustain by their deeds the home they are forming and
prepare their children to become members of your heavenly household by
raising them in the way of the Gospel.
Graciously crown with your blessings your daughter Abbie, so that, by
being a good wife and mother, she may bring warmth to her home with a
love that is pure and adorn it with welcoming graciousness.
O Lord, bestow heavenly blessing also on Sherwin, your servant, that he
may be a worthy, good and faithful husband and a provident father.
Grant, Father, that, desiring to approach your table as a couple joined in
Marriage in your presence, they may one day have the joy of taking part in
your great banquet in heaven.
Through Christ our Lord.
All:

Amen.
SIGN OF PEACE

Priest:

Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your Apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I
give you; look not on our sins but on the faith of your Church, and
graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will. Who live
and reign for ever and ever.

All:

Amen.

Priest:

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

All:

And with your spirit.

Priest:

Let us offer each other a sign of peace.

LAMB OF GOD
Priest:

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

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COMMUNION
Priest:

Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

All:

Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say
the word and my soul shall be healed.

Commentator:

Please be seated. Those who wish to receive Holy Communion may come
forward.

The priest will give communion to Sherwin and Abbie. Then he gives communion to the people.
Commentator:

May we request Arvin and Ros to remove the cord from Sherwin & Abbie.
May we request Allan and Charu to remove the veil from Sherwin & Abbie.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Commentator:

Please all stand for the final prayer.

Priest:

Let us pray. By the power of this sacrifice, O Lord, accompany with your
loving favor what in your providence you have instituted, so as to make
one heart in love those you have already joined in this holy union and
replenished with one Bread and the one Chalice. Through Christ our Lord.

All:

Amen.
CONCLUDING RITES
ADMONITION

Priest :

Sherwin and Abbie, now that you have received the Sacrament of Holy
Matrimony, I admonish you to remain faithful to one another.
Abbie, love your husband and be a good wife to him. Persevere with him in
faith, love, and holiness.
Sherwin, love your wife, as Christ loves His Church, and live with her in the
holy fear of the Lord.
THE FINAL BLESSING

Priest:

The Lord be with you.

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All:

And with your spirit.

Priest:

Bow your heads and pray for God’s blessings.
May God the Eternal Father keep you of one heart in love for one another,
that the peace of Christ may dwell in you and abide always in your home.

All:

Amen.

Priest:

May you be blessed with your children, have solace in your friends and
enjoy true peace with everyone.

All:

Amen.

Priest:

May you be witnesses in the world to God’s charity, so that the afflicted
and needy who have known your kindness may one day receive you
thankfully into the eternal dwelling of God.

All:

Amen.

Priest:

And may almighty God bless you all, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy
Spirit.

All:

Amen.

Priest:

Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life.

All:

Thanks be to God.

Priest

Let us give the newly-married couple, Mr. and Mrs. Dimaano, a big round
of applause. Sherwin, you may now kiss the bride.

SIGNINING OF MARRIAGE CONTRACT

Commentator:

Please be seated for the signing of the contract and picture taking. Sherwin
and Abbie are now invited to proceed to the altar for the signing of their
marriage covenant.
As called, please come forward immediately.

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PICTORIAL

Sherwin and Abbie with Rev. Fr. Renie Oliver
Sherwin and Abbie
Sherwin and Abbie with both parents
Sherwin and Abbie with the parents of Sherwin
Sherwin and Abbie with Sherwin’s immediate family
Sherwin and Abbie with the mom of Abbie
Sherwin and Abbie with Abbie’s immediate family
Sherwin and Abbie with the principal sponsors
Sherwin and Abbie with the best man and maid of honor
Sherwin and Abbie with the secondary sponsors
Sherwin and Abbie with the best man, matron of honor, bridesmaids, and groomsmen
Sherwin and Abbie with the ring bearer, coin bearer, bible bearer, and flower girls
Sherwin and Abbie with the best man, matron of honor, bridesmaids, and groomsmen,
secondary sponsors, ring bearer, coin bearer, bible bearer, and flower girls
Sherwin and Abbie with Sherwin’s relatives from the Dimaano side
Sherwin and Abbie with Sherwin’s relatives from the Esguerra side
Sherwin and Abbie with Abbie’s relatives from the Real side
Sherwin and Abbie with Abbie’s relatives from the Lavina side
Sherwin and Abbie with Sherwin’s friends from NAPOLCOM
Sherwin and Abbie with Abbie’s friends from Smart
Sherwin and Abbie with Abbie’s Social Media Team from Smart
Sherwin and Abbie with Sherwin’s friends
Sherwin and Abbie with Abbie’s friends
Sherwin and Abbie with Abbie’s family friends