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INTODUCTORY RITE Priest: Coming together as one family in faith,

Commentator: Good afternoon brothers and sisters and love, let us honor and give thanks
in Christ. Today we come to to
celebrate and witness with joy the the Lord for the love that he has
union of J-ann and Jeff, in the love of bestowed
Christ in the sacrament of Matrimony. on J-ann and Jeff. May the Lord make
Let us offer our prayers for them that love grow, and help them forge a
God future for
may shower upon them the graces as that love.
begin their new life together. Let us all As one people of God, let us all
be together
witnesses in this momentous event in now examine ourselves,
the acknowledging our
life of J-ann and Jeff. faults, and trying to see how much
Processional: Wedding March we responded to His call of unity and
Entrance Hymn
Commentator / All: I confess to Almighty God,
Priest: In the name of the Father, and of and to you
the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. my brothers and sisters, that I
Commentator/ All: Amen. sinned through my own fault, in
Priest: The grace and peace of our Lord Jesus thought and in my words, in what
Christ, the Love of God and the I
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with have done, and in what I have
you all. failed
to do; and I ask Blessed Mary,
Commentator/ All: And also with you. ever
virgin, all the angels and saints,
and to you my brothers and sisters
to pray for OPENING PRAYER
me to the Lord our God.
Priest: Almighty God, hear our prayer for J-ann
Priest: May Almighty God have and Jeff, who have come here today to
mercy on us, be united in the sacrament of marriage.
forgive us our ins, and bring us to Increase their faith in you and in each
everlasting life. other, and through them bless your
Church with Christian children.
Commentator / All: Amen.
We Ask this through our Lord Jesus
Kyrie (sung) Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns
Gloria (sung or recited) with you and the Holy Spirit one God,
forever and ever.
Commentator / All:
Glory to God in the highest and Commentator/ All: Amen.
peace to his people on earth. Lord,
God, Commentator/ All: Please be seated and listen to
heavenly King, Almighty God and the
the word of God.
Father, we worship you, we give
thanks, we praise you for your
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the
Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you
take away the sins of the world, have THE LITURGY OF THE WORDS
mercy on us. You are
seated at the right hand of
the Father: receive our prayer. For you FIRST READING
alone are the Holy One, you alone are
the Lord. You alone are the Most High, A reading from the book of Ecclesiastes
Jesus Christ with the Holy Sprit in the
glory of God the Father. Amen. Again, I saw vanity under the sun: it is the
case for solitary individuals, without slow to anger, abounding in love.
children or kindred; yet there is no end to How good is the Lord to all,
all their toil, and their eyes are never compassionate to all his creatures.
satisfied with riches. “For whom am I
toiling," they ask, “and depriving myself of All: How good is the Lord to all.
pleasure?" This also is vanity and chasing
the wind. All your creatures shall thank you, O Lord,
and your friends shall repeat their blessing.
Two are better than one, because they The eyes of all creatures look to you
have a good reward for their toil. For if they and you give them their food in due time.
fall, one will lift up the other; but woe to
one who is alone and falls and does not
have another to help. All: How good is the Lord to all.

Again, if two shall sleep together, they The Lord is just in all his ways
keep each other warm; but how can one and loving in all his deeds.
keep warm alone? And though one might He is close to all who call him,
prevail against another, two will prevail who call on him from their hearts.
against one.
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


Be ambitious for the higher gifts. And I am

going to show you a way that is better than

Let our response be: How good is the Lord to If I have all the eloquence of men or of
all. angels, but speak without love, I am simply
a gong booming or a cymbal clashing. If I
The Lord is kind and full of compassion. have the gift of prophecy, understanding
all the mysteries there are, and knowing Priest: The Lord be with you.
everything, and if I have faith in all its
fullness, to move mountains, but without All: And also with you.
love, then I am nothing at all. If I give
away all that I possess, piece by piece, and Priest: A reading from the Holy Gospel according
if I even let them take my body to burn it, to Mark
but am without love, it will do me no good
whatever. All: Glory to you, Lord.

Love is always patient and kind; it is never Jesus said: “From the beginning of creation
jealous; love is never boastful or conceited; God made them male and female. That is
it is never rude or selfish; it does not take why a man must leave father and mother,
offence, and is not resentful. Love takes and the two become one body. They are
no pleasure in other people’s sins but no longer two, therefore, but one body. So
delights in the truth; it is always ready to then, what God has
excuse, to trust, to hope, and to endure united, man must not divide.”
whatever comes. Love does not come to an
end. Priest: The Gospel of the Lord.

This is the word of the Lord. Commentator/ All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus
All: Thanks be to God.
Commentator/ All: Please be seated for the

All: Alleluia, Alleluia! HOMILY

As long as we love one another
God will live in us WEDDING CEREMONY
and his love will be complete in us
Alleluia! Commentator: Please remain seated for the
marriage rites. May we request J-ann and
Commentator: Please stand for the Gospel Jeff to stand up. And the principal
sponsors to come forward beside the
Candle sponsors please come forward Priest: May I ask you to answer truthfully
to the following questions.
light the candles and assist for lighting
their J-ann, did you come here of your own
candle. The candle represents the free will to bind yourself forever in the
light, love and service of your husband?
which is Christ. May it be light that will
shine Bride: Yes, Father.
upon J-ann and Jeff, which will guide as
they move on their new life as married Priest: Jeff, did you come here of
couple. your own free will
to bind yourself forever in the love and
The UNITY CANDLE – symbolizes the service of your wife?
union of J-ann and Jeff, lives from them
to Groom: Yes, Father.
discover their true selves in the light of
the Priest: J-ann and Jeff, Are you ready to raise as
truth. As this light undivided so their good Christians the children whom will
love be be given you?
Bride & Groom: Yes, Father.
Priest: Dearly beloved, J-ann and Jeff, you
are here today to seal your love with
an eternal bond before the Church. I assure EXCHANGE OF CONSENT:
you of the prayers of our community that
God may pour his abundant blessings on Priest: J-ann and Jeff, since you wish to contract
your love and help you to carry out the Holy Matrimony, please join your right
duties of the married state. And you, dear hands and express your intention before
brothers and sisters, may I ask you to help God and His Church.
them with prayers and accept them as a new (The bride and groom join their hands)
couple in our Christian community.
Priest: J-ann, do you take Jeff, here present, for
SCRUTINY your lawful husband according to the
Rite of Our Holy Mother, the Church?
Bride:Yes, I do. Priest: And I, by the authority of the Church,
calling on all those present here as
Priest: Do you give yourself to him as his wife? witnesses, confirm and bless the bond of
the marriage which you have
Bride:Yes, I do. contracted. In the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
Priest: Do you accept him as your lawful
husband? Commentator / All: Amen.


Priest: Jeff, do you take J-ann, here present, for Commentator: Please rise for the blessing of the
your lawful wife according to the Rite of rings and
Our Holy Mother, the Church? the arrhae.

Groom: Yes, I do. Priest: J-ann and Jeff, we shall now bless your
arrhae and rings. Our help in the name
Priest: Do you give yourself to her as her of the Lord.
Commentator / All: He made heaven and earth.
Groom: Yes, I do.
Priest: Let us pray. Bless, O Lord, your servants
Priest: Do you accept her as your lawful wife? J-ann and Jeff, with sufficiency of
material possessions which these arrhae
Groom: Yes, I do. symbolize so that may use them to
attain eternal life, through Christ our
Priest: Now, please say together with (or after) Lord.
me: Grant us, O Lord/ to be one heart
and one soul/ from this day forward/ for Commentator / All: Amen.
better or for worse, for richer or for
poorer/ in sickness and in health until Priest: Bless, O Lord, these rings so that your
death do us part. servants J-ann and Jeff, who wear them
may ever live in mutual love and in
CONFIRMATION OF THE MARRIAGE BOND: unbroken loyalty, through Christ our
Priest: Bless, O Lord, this Bible so that your
Commentator / All: Amen. servants J-ann and Jeff, who shall use
them will continue to place You in the
(The priest sprinkles holy waters on the arrhae & rings) center of their lives. May they continue
to help spread your message to other
people, and may they instill this too, in
Priest: Now give these rings to one another, their children you will bless them,
and say after me. through Christ our Lord.

(The grooms takes the bride’s ring from the priest and Bride:Jeff, I give you this bible as an expression of
puts it on the bride’s finger and says after the my common desire to continuously seek
priest) and follow the will and wisdom of God in
every step and moment of our life, May
Groom: J-ann, wear this ring/ as a sign of my He bless our commitment to know and
love and loyalty./ In the name of the serve him better.
Father/ and of the Son/ and of the Holy
Spirit. Priest: Brothers and sisters, may I present to
you the newly married couple in our
(The brides takes the groom’s ring from the priest and
Christian community: Mr. & Mr. Jeffrey
puts it on the groom’s ring finger, saying after
the priest.) and Joan Gianne Tan. Let us
acknowledge them as husband and wife
Bride:Jeff, wear this ring/ as a sign of my love and by giving, them a hearty applause.
loyalty./ in the name of the Father/ and
of the Son/ and of the Holy Spirit. Commentator: Please stand for the prayers of the
(The grooms takes now the arrhae in both hands; the
brides places her cupped hands under those of PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
the groom, saying after the priest.)
Priest: Dearly beloved, let us now pray for the
Grooms: J-ann, I give this arrhae/ as a pledge of Church and for our newly wedded couple
my dedication/ to your welfare/ in the whose marriage reflects her union with
name of the Father/ and of the Son/ and Christ. Let our response be:
of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Brides: And I accept them.
- For the Holy Church spread all over remain faithful to you and to one
the world, for the Pope, Bishops and another. At the end of a long and well-
Priest, that they may faithfully preach spent life, reward them with eternal
Jesus teaching of love and peace. Let happiness together with their children
us pray to the Lord… (res.) and with all those who love them.
Through Christ our Lord.
- For leaders in the government, and
ruler of every nation in the world. Commentator / All: Amen.
That they may adhere to our Lord’s
teaching of Christians service, and be Commentator: Please be seated for the Offertory
instrument of unity. Let us pray to the Procession.
Lord… (res.)
- For the suffering & those in trials of
affliction that they may find hope & Commentator: May we request the couple to kneel
consolation in Jesus. Let us pray to for the laying of the veil and
the Lord… (res.) cord.

- For their parents, that the Lord may Commentator: Veil sponsors, please come forward.
reward them for the care & The veil is the symbol of God’s presence.
understanding they have showed Just like the cloud that overshadows
upon their children. And that they journeyers in times of weariness in a
may be a source of inspiration & dessert, so does God’s love comfort us in
guidance. Let us pray to the Lord… times of trials. Its whiteness reflects the
(res.) purity and simplicity of God’s presence
among us.
- For those who have joined in life with
J-ann and Jeff, their brothers and Commentator: Cord sponsors, please come
sisters, relatives and friends, and all forward. The cord is the symbol of God’s
of us here present in this gathering faithfulness to his Church. Let this
that they may remain as source of symbol be a sign of your fidelity and
encouragement to them. Let us pray commitment to one another. Just like the
to the Lord… (res.) way Christ love his Church, so let the
same unconditional love reign in your
Priest: Almighty, eternal God, look down with marriage life.
favor upon your servants. Grant them to

LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST Priest: Lord, accept our sufferings for this
newly-married couple J-ann and Jeff. By
Priest: Blessed are you, Lord, God of all your love and providence you have
creation. Through your goodness we brought them together, now bless them
have this bread to offer, which the earth all the days of their married life. We ask
has given and human hands have made. this through Christ our Lord.
It will become for us the bread of life.
Commentator / All: Amen.
Commentator/ All: Blessed be God forever.
Priest: By the mystery of this water and wine,
may we come to share in the divinity of Priest: The Lord be with you.
Christ who humbled himself to share in
our humanity. Commentator / All: And also with you.

Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Priest: Lift up your hearts.
Through your goodness we have this
wine to offer, fruit of the vine and work Commentator / All: We lift them up to the Lord.
of human hands. It will become our
Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
spiritual drink.
Comentator/ All: It is right to give Him thanks and
Commentator / All: Blessed be God forever.
Priest: Pray, my brothers and sisters that our
Priest: Father, all powerful and ever-living God,
sacrifice may be acceptable to God, the
we do well always and everywhere to
Almighty Father.
give you thanks. By this sacrament your
Commentator / All: May the Lord accept the grace unites man and woman in an
sacrifice at your hands, for the praise unbreakable bond of love and peace.
and Glory of His name, for our good and You have designed the chaste love of
the good of all His Church. husband and wife for the increase of
both of the human family and of your
Commentator: Please rise. own family born in baptism.
You are the loving Father of the world of gave the cup to his disciples, and said:
nature; you are the loving Father of the TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM
new creation of grace. In Christian IT: THIS IS THE CUP OF MY BLOOD, THE
marriage you bring together the two BLOOD OF THE NEW AND EVERLASTING
orders of creation: nature’s gift of COVENANT. IT WILL BE SHED FOR YOU AND
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. Priest: Let us proclaim the mystery of faith.
May our voices blend with theirs as we
join in their unending hymn of praise: Commentator: Please rise.
Comentator / All: Holy (3x) Lord, God of power and Commentator / All: Christ has died, Christ is
might, heaven and earth are full of your risen, Christ will come again.
glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is
he who comes in the name of the Lord. Priest: In memory of His death and
Hosanna in the highest. resurrection, we offer You Father this
life-giving bread, this saving cup. We
Commentator: Please kneel. thank you for counting us worthy to
stand in your presence and serve You.
Priest: Lord, You are Holy indeed, the fountain May all of us who share and blood of
of all holiness. Let your Spirit come upon Christ be brought together in the unity
these gifts to make them holy, so that by the Holy Spirit.
they may become for us the body and
blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Lord, remember Your Church throughout the
world: make us grow in love, together
Before He was given up to death, a death He with Benedict our Pope, Carlo our Bishop
freely accepted, he took the bread and and all the clergy.
gave you thanks. He broke the bread,
gave it to His disciples and said: TAKE Remember our brothers and sisters who have
THIS ALL OF YOU AND EAT IT, THIS IS MY gone to their rest in hope of rising again,
BODY WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU. 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 that through the sacrament of the body
eternal life with Mary, the Virgin Mother and blood of Christ, He will unite in love
of God, with the Apostles, and with all the couple He has joined in this Holy
the saints, who have done Your will Bond.
throughout the ages. May we praise You
in union them, and give you glory, Holy Father, creator of the universe, Maker of
through your Son Jesus Christ. man and woman in your likeness, source
of blessing for married life. We humbly
Through Him, with Him, and in Him; in the pray to you for this woman, who today is
unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and united with her husband in this
honor is yours, Almighty Father, forever Sacrament of Marriage.
and ever.
May your fullest blessing come upon her and
Commentator / All: Amen her husband, so that they may together
rejoice in your gift of married love and
Priest: Let us pray with confidence to the Father enrich your Church with their children.
in the words our Savior gave us.
Lord, may they both praise you when they are
THE LORD’S PRAYER happy and turn to you in their sorrows.
May they be glad that you help them in
Commentator / All: OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, their work and know that you are with
HOLY BE YOUR NAME, YOUR KINGDOM them in their need. May they pray to you
COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH in the community of the church and be
AS IT IS IN HEAVEN GIVE US THIS DAY your witnesses in the world. May they
OUR DAILY BREAD, FORGIVE US OUR reach old age in the company of their
SINS, AS WE FORGIVE THOSE WHO SIN friends and come at last to the kingdom
AGAINST US, DO NOT BRING US TO THE of heaven. We ask these through Christ
Commentator/ All: Amen. Commentator / All: Amen.
Priest: My dear friends, let us turn to the Lord Priest: Lord Jesus Christ, You said to Your
and pray that he will bless with His apostles: “I leave you peace, my peace I
grace, J-ann, now married to Jeff, and give you.” Look not on our sins, but on
the faith of your Church and grant us the Commentator: (Removal of veil, cord and ribbon) May
peace the unity of Your Kingdom, where we request the secondary sponsors to
you live forever and ever. remove the veil, cord and ribbon from
the couple.
Commentator / All: Amen.
Priest: The peace of the Lord be with you
always. Commentator: Please all rise.

Commentator / All: And also with you. Priest: Let us pray: Lord, in your love you have
given us this Eucharist to unite us with
Priest: Let us offer each other the sign of one another and with you. As you have
peace. made J-ann and Jeff, one in this
sacrament of marriage and in sharing of
Comentator/ All: Peace be with you. the one bread and one cup, so now
make them one in love for each other.
Commentator / All: LAMB OF GOD, YOU TAKE We ask this through Christ our Lord.
MERCY ON US.(2X) LAMB OF GOD YOU Commentator/ All: Amen.

Commentator: Please kneel. Priest: J-ann and Jeff, now that you have
received the Holy Sacrament of
Priest: This is the Lamb of God who takes away Matrimony I admonish you to remain
the sins of the world. Happy are those faithful to one another.
who are called to His supper.
J-ann, love your husband and be a good
housewife; persevere in faith and love
and holiness.
Commentator / All: Lord, I am not worthy to
receive You, but only say the word and I Jeff, love your wife as Christ loves His Church
shall be healed. and live with her in the holy fear of the
Priest: The Lord be with you.
Commentator / All: And also with you.
I wrote your name in the sky,
SOLEMN BLESSING but the wind blew it away.
I wrote your name in the sand,
Priest: May God the eternal Father keep you but the waves washed it away.
steadfast in your love I wrote your name in my heart,
and forever it will stay.
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

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
for all their love and support throughout the years.

J-ann and Jeff

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