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Today we come to celebrate and witness with joy the union of J-ann and Jeff, in the love of Christ in the sacrament of Matrimony. Let us offer our prayers for them that God may shower upon them the graces as they begin their new life together. Let us all be witnesses in this momentous event in the life of J-ann and Jeff. Processional: Wedding March Entrance Hymn Priest: the Son, Commentator/ All: Priest: In the name of the Father, and of and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Coming together as one family in faith, hope and love, let us honor and give thanks to the Lord for the love that he has bestowed on J-ann and Jeff. May the Lord make their love grow, and help them forge a future for that love. As one people of God, let us all together now examine ourselves, acknowledging our faults, and trying to see how much have we responded to His call of unity and love.
The grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. And also with you.
Commentator / All: I confess to Almighty God, and to you my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault, in my thought and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do; and I ask Blessed Mary, ever
and to to pray for Priest: mercy on us,
virgin, all the angels and saints, you my brothers and sisters OPENING PRAYER me to the Lord our God. Priest: May Almighty God have forgive us our ins, and bring us to everlasting life. Almighty God, hear our prayer for J-ann and Jeff, who have come here today to be united in the sacrament of marriage. Increase their faith in you and in each other, and through them bless your Church with Christian children. We Ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit one God, forever and ever. Commentator/ All: Amen.
Commentator / All: Kyrie (sung) Gloria (sung or recited)
Commentator / All: Glory to God in the highest and peace to his people on earth. Lord, God, heavenly King, Almighty God and the Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. You are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord. You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ with the Holy Sprit in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Commentator/ All: Please be seated and listen to the word of God.
THE LITURGY OF THE WORDS FIRST READING A reading from the book of Ecclesiastes Again, I saw vanity under the sun: it is the
case for solitary individuals, without children or kindred; yet there is no end to all their toil, and their eyes are never satisfied with riches. “For whom am I toiling," they ask, “and depriving myself of pleasure?" This also is vanity and chasing the wind. Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to one who is alone and falls and does not have another to help. Again, if two shall sleep together, they keep each other warm; but how can one keep warm alone? And though one might prevail against another, two will prevail against one.
slow to anger, abounding in love. How good is the Lord to all, compassionate to all his creatures. All: How good is the Lord to all. All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord, and your friends shall repeat their blessing. The eyes of all creatures look to you and you give them their food in due time. All: How good is the Lord to all. The Lord is just in all his ways and loving in all his deeds. He is close to all who call him, who call on him from their hearts. All: How good is the Lord to all.
This is the word of the Lord. Commentator / All: Thanks be to God. SECOND READING A reading from the first letter of St Paul to the Corinthians Be ambitious for the higher gifts. And I am going to show you a way that is better than any of them. If I have all the eloquence of men or of angels, but speak without love, I am simply a gong booming or a cymbal clashing. If I have the gift of prophecy, understanding
RESPONSORIAL PSALM Let our response be: How good is the Lord to all. The Lord is kind and full of compassion.
all the mysteries there are, and knowing everything, and if I have faith in all its fullness, to move mountains, but without love, then I am nothing at all. If I give away all that I possess, piece by piece, and if I even let them take my body to burn it, but am without love, it will do me no good whatever. Love is always patient and kind; it is never jealous; love is never boastful or conceited; it is never rude or selfish; it does not take offence, and is not resentful. Love takes no pleasure in other people’s sins but delights in the truth; it is always ready to excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure whatever comes. Love does not come to an end. This is the word of the Lord. All: Thanks be to God.
The Lord be with you.
And also with you. A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark
Glory to you, Lord. Jesus said: “From the beginning of creation God made them male and female. That is why a man must leave father and mother, and the two become one body. They are no longer two, therefore, but one body. So then, what God has united, man must not divide.”
The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Please be seated for the
Commentator/ All: Christ. Commentator/ All: Homily.
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION All: Alleluia, Alleluia! As long as we love one another God will live in us and his love will be complete in us Alleluia! Please stand for the Gospel
WEDDING CEREMONY Commentator: Please marriage rites. Jeff to stand sponsors to come couple. remain seated for the May we request J-ann and up. And the principal forward beside the
PROCLAMATION OF THE HOLY GOSPEL
Candle sponsors please come forward to light the candles and assist for lighting their candle. The candle represents the light, which is Christ. May it be light that will shine upon J-ann and Jeff, which will guide as they move on their new life as married couple. The UNITY CANDLE – symbolizes the union of J-ann and Jeff, lives from them to discover their true selves in the light of the truth. As this light undivided so their love be one. Priest: Dearly beloved, J-ann and Jeff, you are here today to seal your love with an eternal bond before the Church. I assure you of the prayers of our community that God may pour his abundant blessings on your love and help you to carry out the duties of the married state. And you, dear brothers and sisters, may I ask you to help them with prayers and accept them as a new couple in our Christian community. SCRUTINY
May I ask you to answer truthfully following questions. J-ann, did you come here of your own free will to bind yourself forever in the love and service of your husband?
Priest: Jeff, did you come here of your own free will to bind yourself forever in the love and service of your wife? Groom: Priest: Yes, Father. J-ann and Jeff, Are you ready to raise as good Christians the children whom will be given you? Yes, Father.
Bride & Groom:
EXCHANGE OF CONSENT: Priest: J-ann and Jeff, since you wish to contract Holy Matrimony, please join your right hands and express your intention before God and His Church. (The bride and groom join their hands) J-ann, do you take Jeff, here present, for your lawful husband according to the Rite of Our Holy Mother, the Church?
Bride:Yes, I do. Priest: Do you give yourself to him as his wife?
Bride:Yes, I do. Priest: Do you accept him as your lawful husband?
And I, by the authority of the Church, calling on all those present here as witnesses, confirm and bless the bond of the marriage which you have contracted. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Commentator / All:
Bride:Yes, I do. Priest: Jeff, do you take J-ann, here present, for your lawful wife according to the Rite of Our Holy Mother, the Church? Yes, I do. Do you give yourself to her as her husband? Yes, I do.
BLESSING OF ARRHAE AND RINGS: Commentator: Please rise for the blessing of the rings and the arrhae. Priest: J-ann and Jeff, we shall now bless your arrhae and rings. Our help in the name of the Lord. He made heaven and earth.
Groom: Priest: Groom: Priest: Groom: Priest:
Commentator / All: Priest: Do you accept her as your lawful wife? Yes, I do. Now, please say together with (or after) me: 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.
Let us pray. Bless, O Lord, your servants J-ann and Jeff, with sufficiency of material possessions which these arrhae symbolize so that may use them to attain eternal life, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Commentator / All: Priest:
CONFIRMATION OF THE MARRIAGE BOND:
Bless, O Lord, these rings so that your servants J-ann and Jeff, who wear them may ever live in mutual love and in unbroken loyalty, through Christ our Lord.
Priest: Commentator / All: Amen.
(The priest sprinkles holy waters on the arrhae & rings)
GIVING OF THE WEDDING RINGS AND ARRHAE: Priest: Now give these rings to one another, and say after me.
Bless, O Lord, this Bible so that your servants J-ann and Jeff, who shall use them will continue to place You in the center of their lives. May they continue to help spread your message to other people, and may they instill this too, in their children you will bless them, through Christ our Lord.
(The grooms takes the bride’s ring from the priest and puts it on the bride’s finger and says after the priest)
J-ann, wear this ring/ as a sign of my love and loyalty./ In the name of the Father/ and of the Son/ and of the Holy Spirit.
Bride:Jeff, I give you this bible as an expression of my common desire to continuously seek and follow the will and wisdom of God in every step and moment of our life, May He bless our commitment to know and serve him better. Priest: Brothers and sisters, may I present to you the newly married couple in our Christian community: Mr. & Mr. Jeffrey and Joan Gianne Tan. Let us acknowledge them as husband and wife by giving, them a hearty applause.
(The brides takes the groom’s ring from the priest and puts it on the groom’s ring finger, saying after the priest.)
Bride:Jeff, wear this ring/ as a sign of my love and loyalty./ in the name of the Father/ and of the Son/ and of the Holy Spirit.
(The grooms takes now the arrhae in both hands; the brides places her cupped hands under those of the groom, saying after the priest.)
Commentator: Please stand for the prayers of the faithful. PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL Priest: Dearly beloved, let us now pray for the Church and for our newly wedded couple whose marriage reflects her union with Christ. Let our response be: LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.
J-ann, I give this arrhae/ as a pledge of my dedication/ to your welfare/ in the name of the Father/ and of the Son/ and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. And I accept them.
For the Holy Church spread all over the world, for the Pope, Bishops and Priest, that they may faithfully preach Jesus teaching of love and peace. Let us pray to the Lord… (res.) For leaders in the government, and ruler of every nation in the world. That they may adhere to our Lord’s teaching of Christians service, and be instrument of unity. Let us pray to the Lord… (res.) For the suffering & those in trials of affliction that they may find hope & consolation in Jesus. Let us pray to the Lord… (res.) For their parents, that the Lord may reward them for the care & understanding they have showed upon their children. And that they may be a source of inspiration & guidance. Let us pray to the Lord… (res.) For those who have joined in life with J-ann and Jeff, their brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and all of us here present in this gathering that they may remain as source of encouragement to them. Let us pray to the Lord… (res.)
remain faithful to you and to one another. At the end of a long and wellspent life, reward them with eternal happiness together with their children and with all those who love them. Through Christ our Lord. Commentator / All: Amen.
Commentator: Please be seated for the Offertory Procession. AFTER OFFERTORY Commentator: May we request the couple to kneel for the laying of the veil and cord. Commentator: Veil sponsors, please come forward. The veil is the symbol of God’s presence. Just like the cloud that overshadows journeyers in times of weariness in a dessert, so does God’s love comfort us in times of trials. Its whiteness reflects the purity and simplicity of God’s presence among us. Commentator: Cord sponsors, please come forward. The cord is the symbol of God’s faithfulness to his Church. Let this symbol be a sign of your fidelity and commitment to one another. Just like the way Christ love his Church, so let the same unconditional love reign in your marriage life.
Almighty, eternal God, look down with favor upon your servants. Grant them to
PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST Priest: Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this bread to offer, which the earth has given and human hands have made. It will become for us the bread of life. Blessed be God forever. PREFACE Priest: The Lord be with you. And also with you. Priest: Lord, accept our sufferings for this newly-married couple J-ann and Jeff. By your love and providence you have brought them together, now bless them all the days of their married life. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Commentator/ All: Priest:
Commentator / All:
By the mystery of this water and wine, may we come to share in the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity.
Commentator / All: Priest:
Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this wine to offer, fruit of the vine and work of human hands. It will become our spiritual drink. Commentator / All: Priest: Blessed be God forever.
Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the Lord.
Commentator / All: Priest:
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
Comentator/ All: It is right to give Him thanks and praise. Priest: Father, all powerful and ever-living God, we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks. By this sacrament your grace unites man and woman in an unbreakable bond of love and peace. You have designed the chaste love of husband and wife for the increase of both of the human family and of your own family born in baptism.
Pray, my brothers and sisters that our sacrifice may be acceptable to God, the Almighty Father.
Commentator / 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 Church. Commentator: Please rise.
You are the loving Father of the world of nature; you are the loving Father of the new creation of grace. In Christian marriage you bring together the two orders of creation: nature’s gift of children enriches the world and your grace enriches also your Church. Through Christ the choirs of angels and all the saints praise and worship your glory. May our voices blend with theirs as we join in their unending hymn of praise: Comentator / All: Holy (3x) Lord, God of power and might, 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. Commentator: Priest: Please kneel.
gave the cup to his disciples, and said:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT: THIS IS THE CUP OF MY BLOOD, THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND EVERLASTING COVENANT. IT WILL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR ALL MEN, SO THAT SINS MAY BE FORGIVEN. DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
ACCLAMATION Priest: Let us proclaim the mystery of faith. Please rise.
Commentator / All: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. Priest: In memory of His death and resurrection, we offer You Father this life-giving bread, this saving cup. We thank you for counting us worthy to stand in your presence and serve You. May all of us who share and blood of Christ be brought together in the unity by the Holy Spirit.
Lord, You are Holy indeed, the fountain of all holiness. Let your Spirit come upon these gifts to make them holy, so that they may become for us the body and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Before He was given up to death, a death He freely accepted, he took the bread and gave you thanks. He broke the bread, gave it to His disciples and said: TAKE
THIS ALL OF YOU AND EAT IT, THIS IS MY BODY WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
Lord, remember Your Church throughout the world: make us grow in love, together with Benedict our Pope, Carlo our Bishop and all the clergy. Remember our brothers and sisters who have gone to their rest in hope of rising again, bring them and all the departed into the light of Your presence.
When supper was ended, He took the cup. Again He gave you thanks and praise,
Have mercy on us all; make us worthy to share eternal life with Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, with the Apostles, and with all the saints, who have done Your will throughout the ages. May we praise You in union them, and give you glory, through your Son Jesus Christ. Through Him, with Him, and in Him; in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, Almighty Father, forever and ever. Commentator / All: Priest: Amen
that through the sacrament of the body and blood of Christ, He will unite in love the couple He has joined in this Holy Bond. Holy Father, creator of the universe, Maker of man and woman in your likeness, source of blessing for married life. We humbly pray to you for this woman, who today is united with her husband in this Sacrament of Marriage. May your fullest blessing come upon her and her husband, so that they may together rejoice in your gift of married love and enrich your Church with their children. Lord, may they both praise you when they are happy and turn to you in their sorrows. May they be glad that you help them in their work and know that you are with them in their need. May they pray to you in the community of the church and be your witnesses in the world. May they reach old age in the company of their friends and come at last to the kingdom of heaven. We ask these through Christ our Lord. Commentator / All: COMMUNION RITE Priest: Lord Jesus Christ, You said to Your apostles: “I leave you peace, my peace I give you.” Look not on our sins, but on Amen.
Let us pray with confidence to the Father in the words our Savior gave us.
THE LORD’S PRAYER Commentator / All: OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, HOLY BE YOUR NAME, YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN GIVE US THIS DAY OUR DAILY BREAD, FORGIVE US OUR SINS, AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO SIN AGAINST US, DO NOT BRING US TO THE TEST, BUT DELIVER US FROM EVIL. Commentator/ All: NUPTIAL BLESSING Priest: My dear friends, let us turn to the Lord and pray that he will bless with His grace, J-ann, now married to Jeff, and Amen.
the faith of your Church and grant us the peace the unity of Your Kingdom, where you live forever and ever. Commentator / All: Priest: Amen.
Commentator: (Removal of veil, cord and ribbon) May we request the secondary sponsors to remove the veil, cord and ribbon from the couple. PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Commentator: Priest: Please all rise.
The peace of the Lord be with you always. And also with you.
Commentator / All: Priest:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
Comentator/ All: Peace be with you. Commentator / All: LAMB OF GOD, YOU TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD; HAVE MERCY ON US.(2X) LAMB OF GOD YOU TAKE AWAY THE SINS OF THE WORLD; GRANT US PEACE. Commentator: Priest: Please kneel.
Let us pray: Lord, in your love you have given us this Eucharist to unite us with one another and with you. As you have made J-ann and Jeff, one in this sacrament of marriage and in sharing of the one bread and one cup, so now make them one in love for each other. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Commentator/ All: CONCLUDING RITE Priest:
This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Happy are those who are called to His supper.
J-ann and Jeff, now that you have received the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony I admonish you to remain faithful to one another.
Commentator / All: Lord, I am not worthy to receive You, but only say the word and I shall be healed. COMMUNION HYMN
J-ann, love your husband and be a good housewife; persevere in faith and love and holiness. Jeff, love your wife as Christ loves His Church and live with her in the holy fear of the Lord. Priest: The Lord be with you.
Commentator / All: SOLEMN BLESSING
And also with you. I wrote your name in the sky, but the wind blew it away. I wrote your name in the sand, but the waves washed it away. I wrote your name in my heart, and forever it will stay. -- JEFF
Priest: May God the eternal Father keep you steadfast in your love All: Amen.
Priest: May you have children to bless you, friends to console you and may you live in peace with all people. All: Amen.
Priest: May the peace of Christ dwell in your home. May the angels of God protect it and may the Holy family of Nazareth be its model and inspiration. All: Amen.
Priest: May almighty God bless you, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit All: Amen.
Priest: The mass is ended. Go in peace to love and serve the Lord. All: Thanks be to God. We would like to thank you for sharing this day with us and we look forward to your continued friendship throughout our married life.
We also want to thank you all, especially our parents, for all their love and support throughout the years. J-ann and Jeff
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