Wedding in Cebu, Philippines: Catholic Wedding Missalette

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Catholic Wedding Missalette

The following is a sample wedding missalette issued by the Catholic church, containing the standard wedding liturgy and marriage rites to be strictly followed by all Catholic priests and wedding couples. The Cebu Archdiocese, in particular, has prohibited the alteration of the wedding vows as is now widely practiced for theatrical romantic drama effects by wedding couples today. The traditional wedding rite is considered as a sacred sacrament and must be carried out with solemnity and conformity. Please consult or ask permission from your parish priest should you wish to write your own vows in addition to this standard format.

The readings may be replaced by other scriptures prescribed by the Catholic church. Consult with your local parish for proposed bible readings. Songs and hymns can also be replaced as long as they are the hymns used by the church or songs with religous significance. While most of us may want to use pop songs on weddings, just do make sure that you use it only BEFORE and AFTER THE MASS but NEVER within the Mass.

Greetings and Prayer

Reader:

When we reach life’s greatest crossroads, the choice of the decision we make must be done with much faith and love. My dear friends, WENDELL & IVY have approached these crossroads already with a lot of faith and a deeply nurtured friendship and love.

Let us then offer our thanks to God for having led them together in this love. Let us pray that He may bless and consecrate their commitment to each other and that WENDELL & IVY may freely and lovingly take upon them the task the Lord has entrusted to them, to live for each other and their future children, their family, their relatives and friends on their road through life to God. Let this day be memorable for all of us for the Lord have given us the blessing in witnessing this.

Processional

Gentlemen march with ladies at their left in the following order:

BEST MAN
Mr. Donald Sabandeja
PARENTS OF THE GROOM
Mrs. Pilar Auman & Mr. Nicolas Auman
GROOM
Mr. Wendell Auman
PRINCIPAL SPONSORS
Mrs. Rita Malagar & Mr. Modesto Jordana
Dr. Ma. Janet Porcia & Mr. James Chapman
Mrs. Cecilia Blahut & Engr. Frederick Chiong
Mrs. Leonila Famador & Mr. Erlito Velasquez
CANDLE, VEIL & CORD SPONSORS
Mrs. Auman & Mr. Auman
Ms. Diana Auman & Mr. Benjamin Auman
Ms. Rowena Vercide & Mr. Romeo Seno
BRIDESMAIDS AND GROOMSMEN
Ms. Karen Remedio & Mr. Heinz York Molijon
Ms. Ev Auman & Mr. KH Molijon
Ms. Sheila Auman & Mr. Rex Doncillo
RING, COIN & BIBLE BEARERS
Master Arnold Ochoa
Master Daniel Gabriel Seno
Master Vance Sidney Molijon
FLOWER GIRLS
Mistress Alllison Auman
Mistress Angela Christine Go
Mistress Patricia Porcia
MATRON OF HONOR
Ms. Sarah Vercide
PARENTS OF THE BRIDE
Dr. Heidi Doncillo-Centenera & Mr. Gabriel Centenera
BRIDE
Ms. Ivy Doncillo
OFFICIATING PRIEST
Rev. Fr. Patrick Joseph Martin, C.Ss.R.

END OF PROCESSION

Introductory Rites

Everyone rise as the choir sings.

Choir:

(to be sung)

Glory and Praise to Our God

Glory and praise to our God,
Who alone gives light to our days.
Many are the blessings He bears,
To those who trust in His ways.

We, the daughters and sons of Him,
Who built the valleys and plains.
Praise the wonders our God has done,
In every heart that sings.

Glory and praise to our God,
Who alone gives light to our days.
Many are the blessings He bears,
To those who trust in His ways.

Priest:

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

All:

Amen.

This is the part where the priest starts the introductory rites in his own personl words.

Priest:

May the grace and the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you always.

All:

And also with you.

Priest:

My brothers and sisters we prepare ourselves to celebrate this Sacred Mysteries, let us call to mind our sins.

All:

I confess to Almighty God, and to you my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own faults, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do. And I ask the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, all the angels and saints and to 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:

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

All:

Amen.

Choir:

(to be sung)

Lord Have Mercy

Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy. Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Priest:

Let us pray.

Almighty God, hear our prayers for WENDELL & IVY who have come here today to be united in the Sacrament of Marriage. Increase their faith in You and each other, and through them bless Your Church (with Christian children). We ask this through Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever.

All:

Amen.

Everyone sits down and remains seated until the Second Reading.

Liturgy Of The Word

First Reading

Reader:

A reading from the Song of Songs

Hark! My lover! Here he comes springing across the mountains, leaping across the hills. My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag. Here he stands behind our wall, gazing through the window, peering through the lattices. My lover speaks; he says to me “Arise my beloved, my beautiful one and come! O my love in the clefts of the rocks, in the secret recesses of the clift. Let me see you, let me hear your voice, for your voice is sweet and you are lovely.” My lover belongs to me and I to Him. He said to me, “Set me as a seal in your heart, as a seal on your arm, for storm as death is love, relentless as the netherworld as devotion, its flames are a blazing fire. Deep waters cannot quench love nor flood sweep it away.”

This is the Word of the Lord.

All:

Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm

Psalmist:

Let our response be: “I will bless the Lord at all times.” (Please repeat)

All:

I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALL TIMES.

Psalmist:

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall ever be in my mouth. My soul will glorify in the Lord that the poor may hear and be glad.

All:

I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALL TIMES.

Psalmist:

Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

All:

I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALL TIMES.

Psalmist:

Look to God that you may be radiant with joy, and your faces may mot blush with shame. When the afflicted man called out, the Lord heard, and from all his distress He saved him.

All:

I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALL TIMES.

Psalmist:

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him and delivers them. Taste and see how good the Lord is, happy the man who takes refuge in Him.

All:

I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALL TIMES.

Second Reading

Reader

A reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians.

Set your hearts on the greater gifts. I will show you the way which surpasses all the others. If I speak with human tongues and angelic as well, but do not have love, my speech is no more than a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and with full knowledge, comprehend all mysteries, if I have faith great enough to move mountains but have no love, I am nothing. If I give everything I have to feed the poor and hand over my body to be burned, but have not loved, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. Love is not jealous, it does not put on sins, it is not snobbish. Love is never rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not prone to anger, and neither does it brood over injuries. Love does not rejoice in what is wrong, but rejoices with the truth. There is no limit to love’s forbearance, to its trust, its hope, its power to endure. Love never fails.

This is the Word of the Lord.

All:

Thanks be to God.

Reader:

Let us pray. Please rise to honor the Holy Gospel.

Everyone rise for the reading of the Holy Gospel.

Choir:

(to be sung)

Thy Word

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet
And a light unto my path.
You're the light unto my path.

Reading of the Holy Gospel

Priest:

The Lord be with you.

All:

And also with you.

Priest:

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to St. John.

All:

Glory to you Lord Jesus Christ!

Priest:

Jesus said to His disciples, “As the father has loved me, so I have loved you. Live on with my love. You will live in my love if you keep my commandments, even as I have kept my Father’s commandments and live in His love. All this I tell you so that my joy maybe yours and your joy maybe complete. This is my commandment; love one another as I have loved you.”

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

All:

Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ!

Homily

Everyone sits down while priest delivers his Homily.

Rites of Marriage

Allocution

After the Homily, the Principal Sponsors and the priest will stand. The priest addresses the couple. All the rest may remain seated.

Priest:

Dearly beloved WENDELL & IVY, 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 marriage 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 our Christian Community.

Scrutiny

Priest:

WENDELL & IVY, may I now ask you to answer truthfully the following questions.

IVY, did you come here today in your own free will to bind yourself forever in love and service of your husband?

Ivy:

Yes, Father.

Priest:

WENDELL, did you come here today in your own free will to bind yourself forever in love and service of your wife?

Wendell:

Yes, Father.

Priest:

WENDELL & IVY, are you ready to raise as good Christians the children whom God will give you?

Wendell & Ivy:

Yes, Father.

Exchange of Consent

Priest:

WENDELL & IVY, since you wish to contract Holy Matrimony, please join your right hands and express your intention before God and His Church.

IVY, do you take WENDELL here present to be your lawful husband according to the rite of our Holy Mother, the Church?

Ivy:

Yes, I do.

Priest:

Do you give yourself to him as his wife?

Ivy:

Yes, I do.

Priest:

WENDELL, do you take IVY here present to be your lawful wife according to the rite of our Holy Mother, the Church?

Wendell:

Yes, I do.

Priest:

Do you give yourself to her as her husband?

Wendell:

Yes, I do.

Priest:

Now please say together.

Wendell & Ivy:

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.

Confirmation of the Marriage Bond

Priest:

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.

Blessing of the Arrhae and Rings

Ring, Coin and Bible bearers will come forward assisted by the Best Man and Matron of Honor and will stand at the right side of the priest.

Priest:

WENDELL & IVY, we shall now bless your arrhae and ring. Our help is in the need of the Lord.

Let us pray. Bless, O Lord, your servants WENDELL & IVY with sufficiency of material possessions which these arrhae symbolize so that they may use them to attain eternal life through Christ, Our Lord.

All:

Amen.

Priest:

Bless, O Lord, these rings so that your servants, WENDELL & IVY who will wear them may live in mutual love and unbroken loyalty through Christ Our Lord.

All:

Amen.

Ring, Coin and Bible bearers will return to their seats. The Best Man will take hold of the rings and take his place on the groom's side. The Matron of Honor will also take hold of the coins and take her place on the bride's side.

Giving of the Wedding Rings and the Arrhae

Priest takes the rings from the Best Man and gives it to Wendell and Ivy.

Priest:

Now give this ring to one another and say your vows.

Wendell:

IVY, 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.

Ivy:

WENDELL, 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

Priest takes the arrhae, from the Matron of Honor and gives it to Wendell

Wendell:

IVY, I give you this arrahe as a pledge of my dedication to your welfare in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Ivy:

And I accept them.

Priest:

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I now present to you our newlywedded couple in our Christian community. Let us welcome them with a big hand.

Newlyweds turns around to face the people in attendance as they are given a brief applause. Everyone then stands 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 reflect their union with Christ. Let our response be: “GRACIOUS GOD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS.”

Reader:

For the Holy Church spread over the world, for its leaders and for the rulers of our nation. Let us pray to the Lord.

All:

GRACIOUS GOD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS!

Reader:

For the poor and the sick and all those in trial and afflictions. Let us pray to the Lord.

All:

GRACIOUS GOD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS!

Reader:

For WENDELL & IVY that they may keep their hearts united forever and all married couples. Let us pray to the Lord.

All:

GRACIOUS GOD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS!

Reader:

That He may stir up the grace of the sacrament in all the married couples here present. Let us pray to the Lord.

All:

GRACIOUS GOD, HEAR OUR PRAYERS!

Reader:

Almighty, Eternal God, look down with favor upon your servants. Grant them to remain faithful to You and to one another. At the end of a long well spent life, reward then with eternal happiness together with all those who love them. This we ask through Christ, our Lord.

All:

Amen.

Offertory

Everyone sits down and the persons who will offer the candles, flowers, fruits, bread and wine will now proceed to bring in these gifts to the altar.

While the choir sings, Candle Sponsors will now come forward to light the two candles. The bride and groom then kneels down for the veiling and cording ritual. Veil Sponsors will then come forward to drape a white veil over the shoulders of the groom and over the head of the bride. The Cord Sponsors will then put the cord over the shoulders of the Bride and Groom. Bride and Groom will remain kneeling until after Communion.

Choir:

(to be sung)

I Offer My Life

All that I am, all that I have
I lay them down before you, O Lord;
All my regrets, all my acclaim
The joy and the pain, I'm making them Yours

Chorus:

Lord, I offer my life to You
Everything I've been through
Use it for your glory
Lord, I offer my days to You
Lifting my praise to You
As a pleasing sacrifice
Lord, I offer You my life.

Things in the past, things yet unseen
Wishes and dreams that are yet to come true
All of my hopes, all of my plans
My heart and my hands are lifted to You.

(Repeat Chorus)

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Priest:

Blessed are You, Lord, God of all creation. Through Your goodness we have this bread to offer, which earth has given and human hands have made.  It will become for us the bread of life.

All:

Blessed be God forever

Priest:

By the mystery of the water and wine, may we come to share on the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity.

Blessed are You, Lord of all creation. Through Your goodness we have this wine to offer, fruit of the vine and work of our human hands. It will become our spiritual drink

All:

Blessed be God forever!

Priest:

Lord God, we asked You to receive us and be pleased with the sacrifice we offer You with humble and contrite hearts.

Pray my bothers and sisters that our sacrifice may be acceptable to God, the Almighty Father.

All:

May the Lord accepts this sacrifice from your hands, for the praise and glory of His name, for our good and the good of all His Church.

Priest:

Lord, hear our prayers and accept the gifts we offer for WENDELL & IVY. Today, You have made them one in the Sacrament of Marriage. May the mysteries of Christ’s unselfish love which we celebrate in this Eucharist help them in their journey through life. We ask this in the name of Jesus, the Lord.

All:

Amen.

Preface

Priest:

The Lord be with you.

All:

And also with you.

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 to give Him thanks and praise.

Priest:

Father, all powerful and ever living God, we do will always and everywhere give You thanks.

By this Sacrament, your grace unifies 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 the human family and of your family born in baptism.

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 also enriches the Church

Through Christ, the choir of angels and all the Saints praise and worship Your glory. May our voices blend with theirs as we join in their unending hymn.

Choir:

(to be sung)

Holy, Holy, Holy

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord.
Heaven and earth are filled with your glory,
Hossana in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord,
Hosssana, Hossana in the highest.

Eucharistic Prayer II

Priest:

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, the death He freely accepted, He took the bread and give 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.”

When supper was ended, he took the cup. Again, He gave You thanks and praise, 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.”

Let us proclaim the Mystery of Faith.

Choir:

(to be sung)

Christ has Died

Christ has died,
Christ has risen,
Christ will come again.
Allelujah, Allelujah!

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 in the Body and Blood of Christ be brought together in unity by the Holy Spirit.

Lord, remember Your Church throughout the world, make us grow in love together with Benedict, our Pope, Ricardo, our bishop and all our clergy. Remember our brothers and sisters who have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again. Bring them and all the departed into the light of Your presence.

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 with 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.

Choir:

(to be sung)

The Great Amen

Amen, Amen, Amen!

Communion Rites

Priest:

Let us pray with confidence to the Father in the words our Savior has given us.

Everyone joins hands and sings.

Choir:

(to be sung)

Our Father

Our Father,
Who art in heaven
Holy 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 tresspasses,
As we forgive those who sinned againts us.
And lead us not into temptation.
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the Kingdom,
And the power and the glory,
Forever
Amen.

Nuptial Blessing

Priest:

My dear friends, let us ask God for his continued blessing upon WENDELL & IVY:

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 man and woman who today are united in the sacrament of marriage.

May Your fullest blessing come upon them so that they may together rejoice in Your gifts 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 in their work and know that You are with them in their needs. 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 in the kingdom of heaven. We ask this through Christ, Our Lord.

All:

Amen.

Sign of Peace

Priest:

Lord, Jesus Christ You said to your Apostles: “I leave you peace, my peace I give you.” Look not in our sins but on the faith of Your Church and grant us peace and unity of Your Kingdom where you live forever and ever.

All:

Amen.

Priest:

The peace of the Lord be with you always.

All:

And also with you.

Priest:

Let us offer each other a sign of peace.

Everyone turns around and say to one another:

All:

Peace be with you

Priest:

May the mingling of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ bring eternal life to those who receive it.

Choir:

(to be sung)

Lamb of God

Lamb of God, You take away
the sins of the world
Have mercy on us. (repeat 3x)
Grant us peace, O Grant us peace.
Lamb of God.

While the Choir sings, Veil and Cord Sponsors may now come forward to remove the Cord and the Veil from the bride and groom.

Breaking of the Bread

Priest:

Lord Jesus Christ, with faith in your love and mercy, I eat your Body and drink your Blood. Let it not bring me condemnation but health in mind and body.

This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Happy are those who are called to His supper.

All:

Lord, I am not worthy to receive You but only say the word and I shall be healed.

Everyone kneels down.

Priest:

May the Body and Blood of Christ bring us to everlasting life.

All:

Amen.

Holy Communion

While the Choir sings the communion hymns, the priest gives communion to the newlyweds and then gives communion to everyone.

Choir:

(to be sung)

Lead Me, Lord

Lead me, Lord, lead me by the hand
And make me face the rising sun
Comfort me through all the pain that life may bring
There's no other hope that I can lean upon
Lead me, Lord. Lead me all my life.

Walk by me, walk by me across the lonely road that I may face
Take my arms and let your hadn show me the way
Show the way to live inside your heart
All my days, all my life.

REFRAIN:

You are my light, You're the lamb upon my feet
All the time, my Lord, I need You there
You are my light I (just) cannot live alone
Let me stay by Your guiding love
All through my life, lead me, Lord.

Lead me, Lord, even though at times I'd rather go alone my way
Help me take the right direction, take Your road
Lead me Lord and never leave my side
All my days, all my life.

(Repeat Refrain)

Prayer after the Communion

Priest:

Let us pray.

Everyone rise for the final prayer and blessing.

Priest:

Almighty God, may the sacrifice we have offered and the Eucharist we have shared strengthen the love of WENDELL & IVY and give us all your fatherly aid men.

All:

Amen.

Solemn Blessing

Priest:

May the Lord Jesus who was a guest at the wedding in Cana bless you and your families and friends.

All:

Amen.

Priest:

May Jesus who loved his Church to the end, always fill your hearts with His love.

All:

Amen.

Priest:

May he grant that as you believe in His resurrection, so you may wait for Him in joy and hope.

All:

Amen.

Priest:

May the Almighty Father bless you all, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

All:

Amen.

Priest:

The mass has been offered. Go in peace and serve the Lord. Pray.

All:

Thanks be to God.

Final Hymn

Choir:

Signing of Marriage Contract

Newlyweds goes to the altar to join the priest for the signing of the marriage contract. After the newlyweds have finished signing, Priest passes the marriage contract to the Best Man and the Matron of Honor who will in turn facilitate with the signing of the Principal Sponsors as witnesses.

ORDER OF PICTURE TAKING

  • NEWLYWEDS WITH PRIEST
  • THE NEWLYWEDS
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH BRIDE’S PARENTS
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH GROOM’S PARENTS
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH BOTH PARENTS
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH BOTH PARENTS AND SIBLINGS
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH PRINCIPAL SPONSORS
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH SECONDARY SPONSORS
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH MATRON OF HONOR & BEST MAN
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH MATRON OF HONOR, BEST MAN, BRIDESMAIDS, GROOMSMEN, FLOWER GIRLS, & BEARERS
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH BRIDES MAIDS AND GROOMSMEN
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH FLOWER GIRLS AND BEARERS
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH MASS READERS AND OFFERERS
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH BRIDE’S RELATIVES
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH GROOM’S RELATIVES
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH THEIR FRIENDS
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH PSALMIST AND READERS
  • NEWLYWEDS WITH CHOIR MEMBERS

Recessional


This special affair will always be remembered in our whole life not only because it has consummated our wishes of being one, but most especially because of your presence.

Thank you for sharing this special moment with us!

WENDELL & IVY

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