Eucharistic Celebration and Nuptial Rites Of
Gary L. Tansuk and Aileen Joy C. Edralin
MARCH 7, 2010 2:00PM SANTUARIO DE SAN JOSE EAST GREENHILLS,
Liturgical Entourage CommentatorMartha Lauren Tan
First ReadingMa. Teresa Querol
Responsorial PsalmKathleen Bautista
Second ReadingKaren Lao
Prayers of the FaithfulDoods Gutierrez
Offertory CandlesJasper Ongkingco Karen Sto. Domingo
FruitsRichelle Bathan Kristine Madarang
Church GiftsDexter Dy Janice Elaine Dy
Wine and BreadMichael James Chua Avigail Chua
Bridal Entourage Mother of the GroomMrs. Helen Tansuk
Parents of the BrideMr. Eduardo Edralin Mrs. Soo Hua Chua
Principal SponsorsMr. Antonio Chua Ms. Angelita Mendoza Mr.
James Chua Ms. Myrna Chua Mr. Pedro Chua Mrs. Anita Tan Mr. Antonio
Cue Mrs. Nelly Co Mr. Vicente Tan Mrs. Luz Tan
Matron of HonorElysia Gutierrez
Best ManBryan Lao
Secondary Sponsors CandleCarlo Tansuk Marion Lara Tan
VeilKenrick Edralin Chynna Marie Joyce Ledesma
CordMiguel Delano Ledesma Kirstin Edralin
Ring BearerRaphael Morris Ng
Coin BearerKenzo Maverrick Chua
Flower GirlsLia Isabelle Gutierrez Hennie Jewelle Cua
Introductory RiteMartha: Today, we will witness and share in the
celebration of the union of love of Gary and Aileen for each other
in the Holy Sacrament of Matrimony. Together with them, let us
rejoice and thank God for this great gift of love. Please all
stand. Priest: All: Priest: In the name of the Father and of the
Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. The grace of our Lord Jesus
Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be
with you all. And also with you.
Penitential RitePriest: My brothers and sisters, to prepare
ourselves for the celebration of love and union of Gary and Aileen,
let us, together with them, call to mind Gods love for us and
acknowledge how we have failed to love one another.
Love is patient and kind. It is never rude nor selfish. For the
times we thought only of ourselves. Lord, have mercy. Lord, have
mercy. Love delights in the truth. For the times we were not true
to ourselves and to our calling. Christ, have mercy.
All: Christ have mercy. Priest: Love is always ready to forgive,
to trust, to hope and to endure whatever comes. For the times we
gave up on ourselves and on one another. Lord have mercy.
All: Lord, have mercy. Priest: May almighty God have mercy on
us, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.
All: Amen. Priest: Let us pray. Father, you have made the bond
of marriage a holy mystery, a symbol of Christs love for his
Church. Hear our prayers for Gary and Aileen With faith in you and
in each other they pledge their love today.
May their lives always bear witness to the reality of that love.
We ask you this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and
ever. All: Amen. Martha: Please be seated for the liturgy of the
Liturgy of the Word First ReadingTeresa: A reading from the book
of Tobit (8:4-9) Tobias rose from the bed, and said to Sarah, Get
up my sister! You and I must pray and petition our Lord to win his
grace and his protection. She stood up, and they began praying for
protection, and this was how they began: You are blessed, O God of
our fathers; blessed, too is your name for ever and ever. Let the
heaven bless you and all things you have made for evermore. It was
you who created Adam, you who created Eve his wife to be his help
and support; and from these two the human race was born. It was you
who said, It is not good that the
man should be alone; let us make him a helpmate like himself.
And so I do not take my sister for any lustful motive; I do it in
singleness of heart. Be kind enough to have pity on her and on me
and bring us to old age together. And she said with him, Amen. Then
they both went to sleep for the night. This is the word of the
Lord. All: Thanks be to God.
Responsorial PsalmKathleen: Let our response be: The earth is
full of the goodness of the Lord. Please repeat. They are happy,
whose God is the Lord, the people he has chosen as his own. The
Lord looks on those who revere him, on those who hope in his love.
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. Our soul is waiting
for the Lord; The Lord is our help and our shield. In him do our
hearts find joy. We trust in his holy name.
All: Kathleen: All:
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. May your love be
upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you. The earth is full
of the goodness of the Lord.
Second ReadingKaren: A reading from the Letter of St. Paul to
the Colossians (3:12-17) You are Gods chosen race, his saints; he
loves you, and you should be clothed in sincere compassion, in
kindness and humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with one
another; forgive each other as soon as quarrel begins. The Lord has
forgiven you; now you must do the same. Over all these clothes, to
keep them together and complete them put on love. And may the peace
of Christ reign in your hearts, because it is for this that you
were called together as parts of one body. Always be thankful. Let
the message of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
Teach each other, and advise each other, in all wisdom. With
gratitude in your hearts, sing Psalms and hymns and inspired songs
to God; and never say or do anything except in the name of the Lord
Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Please rise for
ALLELUIA-ACCLAMATION (1 Jn. 4:12) Alleluia, Alleluia
GospelA reading from the Holy Gospel according to John (15:9-12)
Jesus said to his disciples: As the Father has loved me, so I have
loved you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments you will
remain in my love, just as I have kept my Fathers commandments and
remain in his love. I have told you this so that my own joy may be
in you and your joy be 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.
Rite of Marriage Lighting of Candles AllocutionPriest: Dear
beloved Gary and Aileen, 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 your prayers and accept them as a new couple in our Christian
ScrutinyPriest: May I now ask you to answer truthfully the
following questions. Aileen, Did you come here of your own free
will to bind yourself forever in the love and service of your
husband? Aileen: Yes, Father.
Priest: and Gary: Priest: give Gary & Aileen:
Gary, Did you come here of your own free will to bind yourself
forever in the love service of your wife? Yes, Father. Are you both
ready to raise as good Christians the children whom God will you?
Exchange of ConsentPriest: Gary and Aileen, since you wish to
contract holy matrimony, please join your right hands and express
your intention before God and His Church. Aileen, do you take Gary
here present, for your lawful husband according to the rite of our
holy Mother, the Church? Yes, I do. Do you give yourself to him as
his wife? Yes, I do. Do you accept him as your lawful husband? Yes,
Aileen: Priest: Aileen: Priest: Aileen:
Gary do you take Aileen 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. 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, for worse for richer, for poorer in
sickness and in health until death do us part.
Gary: Priest: Gary: Priest: Gary: Priest:
Confirmation of the Marriage BondPriest: 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.
Blessing of the Arrhae and RingsPriest: Gary and Aileen we shall
now bless your arrhae and rings. Our help is in the name of the
Lord. He made heaven and earth. Let us pray. Bless O Lord, your
servants Gary and Aileen with sufficiency material possessions
which these arrhae symbolize so that they may use them to attain
eternal life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. Bless O Lord, these
rings so that your servants Gary and Aileen who wear them may ever
live in mutual love and in unbroken loyalty. Through Christ our
Giving of the Wedding Rings and the Arrhae
Aileen, 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. Gary,
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. I give you these
arrhae as a pledge of my dedication to your welfare and the welfare
of your future children. In the name of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Spirit. And I accept them.
Let us all rise.
Prayers of the FaithfulPriest: Dearly beloved, let us now pray
for the Church and for our newly wedded couple whose marriage
reflects Her union with Christ. For the Holy Church spread over the
world, for its leaders and for the rulers of our nation, let us
pray to the Lord. Lord, graciously hear us. For the poor and the
sick and all those in trial and affliction, let us pray to the
All: Doods: All: Doods:
Lord , graciously hear us. For Gary and Aileen that He may keep
their hearts united forever, let us pray to the Lord. Lord,
graciously hear us. That, He may protect them from evil, lighten
their burdens and fortify them in their trials, let us pray to the
Lord. Lord, graciously hear us. That He may stir up the grace of
the Sacrament in all married couples here present, let us pray to
the Lord. Lord, graciously hear us. 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 and well-spent life,
reward them with eternal happiness together with (their children
and with all those who love them. Through Christ our Lord.
* VEIL & CORD CEREMONY *
Liturgy of the EucharistPriest: All: Pray brethen, that our
sacrifice may be acceptable to God, the Almighty Father. 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. Please
rise. Lord, accept our offering for this newlymarried couple Gary
and Aileen 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.
Eucharistic PrayerPriest: All: Priest: All: The Lord be with
you. And also with you. Lift up your hearts. We lift them up to the
Priest: All: Priest:
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. It is right to give him
thanks and praise. 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 both of the human family and of your own family born
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: natures 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: All: Holy, holy, holy 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. Please kneel.
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. 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 so that sins may be
forgiven. Do this in memory of me. Let us proclaim the mystery of
faith; All: Martha: Priest: Christ has died, Christ is risen,
Christ will come again. Please stand. 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, Gaudencio, our
bishop, and all the 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, in him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory
and honor is yours, almighty Father, for ever and ever. All:
Communion RitePriest: Let us pray with confidence to the Father
in the words our Savior gave us:
Our Father in heaven, Holy be your name, your kingdom come, your
will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today 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. My dear friends, let
us turn to the Lord and pray that he will bless with his grace
Aileen now married in Christ to Gary and 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. Father, by your power
you have made everything out of nothing. In the beginning you
created the universe and made mankind in your own likeness. You
gave man the constant help of woman so that man and woman should no
longer be two, but one flesh, and you teach us that what you have
united may never be divided. Father, by your plan man and woman are
united, and married life has been established as the one blessing
that was not forfeited by original sin or washed away in the flood.
Look with love upon this woman, your daughter, now joined to her
husband in marriage. She asks your blessing. Give her the grace of
love and peace. May she always follow the example of the holy women
whose praises are sung in the scriptures.
May her husband put his trust in her and recognize that she is
the equal and the heir with him to the life of grace. May he always
honor her and love her as Christ loves his bride, the Church.
Father, keep them always true to your commandments. Keep them
faithful in marriage and let them be living examples of Christian
life. Give them the strength which comes from the gospel so that
they may be witnesses of Christ to others. Bless them with children
and help them to be good parents. May they live to see their
childrens children. And after a happy old age, grant them fullness
of life with the saints in the kingdom of heaven. (we ask this )
through Christ our Lord. All: Priest: Amen. 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 the
peace and unity of your kingdom, where you live for ever and ever.
Amen. The peace of the Lord be with you always.
All: Priest: All:
And also with you. Let us offer each other the sign of peace.
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.
This is the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Happy
are those who are called to his supper. Lord, I am not worthy to
receive you but only say the word and I shall be healed. Amen. The
secondary sponsors may now remove the cord & veil.
All: All: Martha:
Concluding Rite REMOVAL OF CORD & VEIL * Martha: Please
Concluding PrayerPriest: 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 Gary and Aileen one in this sacrament of
marriage, and in the sharing of the one bread and the one cup, now
make them one in love for each other. We ask this through Christ
our Lord. All: Amen.
Final AdmonitionPriest: Gary and Aileen, now that you have
received the Holy sacrament of Matrimony, I admonish you to remain
faithful to one another. Aileen, love your husband and be a good
housewife; persevere in faith and love and holiness. Gary, love
your wife as Christ loves His Church and live with her in the holy
fear of the Lord.
Priest: All: Priest: All: Priest: All: Priest:
The Lord be with you. And also with you. May the Lord bless you
by the word of his mouth. Amen. May He unite your hearts in an
enduring bond of pure love. Amen. May you be blessed in your
children, and may the love that you lavish on them be returned a
hundredfold. Amen. May the peace of Christ dwell always in your
hearts and in your home; may you have true friends to stand by you
both in joy and in sorrow. Amen. May you be ready with help and
consolation for all those who come to you in need; and may the
blessing promised to the compassionate descend in abundance on your
May you be blessed in your work and enjoy its fruits. May care
never cause you distress, nor the desire for earthly possessions
lead you astray; but may your hearts concern be always for the
treasures laid up for you in the life of heaven. Amen. May the Lord
grant you fullness of years, so that you may reap the harvest of a
good life and after you have served Him with loyalty in His kingdom
on earth, may He take you up into His eternal dominions in heaven.
Amen. May Almighty God bless you all, the Father, and the Son, and
the Holy Spirit. Amen. The Mass is ended, go in peace. Thanks be to
All: Priest: All: Priest: All:
Pictorial Gary and Aileen Gary and Aileen with Principal
Sponsors Gary and Aileen with Garys Mom Gary and Aileen with Garys
Family Gary and Aileen with both their parents Gary and Aileen with
Aileens Parents Gary and Aileen with Aileens Family Gary and Aileen
with Best Man and Matron of Honor Gary and Aileen with Secondary
Sponsors Gary and Aileen with Bridesmaid & Groomsman, Flower
Girls and Bearers Gary and Aileen with the whole Entourage Gary and
Aileen with Garys Relatives Gary and Aileen with Aileens Relatives
Gary and Aileen with Garys Friends Gary and Aileen with Aileens