45TH COMMENCEMENT EXERCISESEUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION AND CLOSING CEREMONIESPROCESSIONAL The Church Flag The St. Bridget School Banner The Philippine Flag The Graduates and Parents The Faculty and Staff WELCOME ADDRESS INTRODUCTION OF THE CELEBRANT AND HOMILIST Commentator: My dear brothers and sisters! Today we joyfully praise God for His goodness and love especially for our school community. The Lord of the Harvest has sent the Holy Spirit especially for the graduating students. He has guided them along the path of their journey. In this Eucharistic celebration we thank Him for His loving care which has led the graduating class to this joyful occasion. We also thank our Blessed Virgin Mary for being our loving mother in this school year 2009-2010. In this Eucharistic celebration we join Rev. Fr. Dario I. Echipare, our priest presider, in offering our thanksgiving and love that unites us all. Please all stand as we joyfully sing our opening hymn
ENTRANCE HYMNSOLI DEO GLORIAO God of blessings, all praise to you! Your love surrounds us our whole life through. You are the freedom of those oppressed; You are the comfort of all distressed: Come now, O Holy and welcome guest: REFRAIN: Soli Deo Gloria! Soli Deo Gloria! All praise for wisdom, great gift sublime, Through words and teachers of every time; for stories ancient and knowledge new, for coaches, mentors, and counslors true whose life of service brought us to you. (Ref) All for praise for prophets through grace inspired. To preach and witness with hearts on fire. Your spirit chooses and weak and small. To sing the new reign where mighty fall; with them may we live your gospel call. (Ref) All praise for music deep gift profound. Through hands and voices in holy sound; the psalms of David, and Marys praise, in wordless splendor and lyric phrase. Will all creation one song we raise. (Ref)
All praise for Jesus, best gift divine through word and witness in bread and wine; Incarnate Love song of boundless grace, Priest, Teacher, prophet in time and space. Your steadfast kindness with human face. (Ref) A billion voices in one great song. Now soft and gentle, now deep and strong in every culture and style and key. From hill and valley, with sky and sea with Christ praise you eternally. (Ref)
INTRODUCTORY RITEPriest All Priest : All : : In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit Amen.
The grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you always! : And also with you.
PENITENTIAL RITEPriest : In this Eucharistic celebration, we offer our thanksgiving to God for the many blessings that He has bestowed upon us especially for the graduates of this school year 2009-2010. Now, as we prepare to celebrate the mystery of Christs love, let us acknowledge our failures and ask the Lord for pardon and strength.
Brief silence All and I and God. Priest : All : I confess, to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my own fault, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and in what I have failed to do; ask the blessed Mary, ever virgin, all the angels and saints, you my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our
May almighty God have Mercy on us, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life. : Amen.
KYRIE:Cantor : Gathered in peace Gathered in peace let us pray to the Lord: Lord, have mercy Lord, have mercy For peace from above, And for the saving power of God, let us pray: Christ, have mercy (2x) For peace in the world, for the church, for the unity of all, let us pray: Lord, have mercy All Cantor : : Lord, have mercy For this holy place, and for all who gathered here for praise, let us pray: Christ, have mercy Christ, have mercy
THE GLORIARefrain: Glory to God in the highest. Glory to God, Glory to God. Glory to God in the highest peace to His people on earth. 1. Lord God, heavenly King, Almighty God and Father. We worship You, we give you thanks, we praise You for Your glory. (Ref) 2. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father. Lord God, lamb of God. You take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us; You are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayr. (Ref) 3. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen. (Ref) Coda: Peace on earth.
OPENING PRAYERPRIEST Let us pray Almighty Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, you have revealed the beauty of your power by exalting the lowly virgin of Nazareth and making her the mother of our 3 :
Savior. May the prayers world and fill the void of her child, who lives and reigns Spirit, one God forever and ever. ALL : Amen
of this woman bring Jesus to the waiting incompletion with the presence of with You and the Holy
Please be seated for the Liturgy of the Word.
LITURGY OF THE WORDFIRST READING (Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10)A reading from the book of Isaiah The Lord spoke to Ahaz and said, Ask the Lord your God for a sign for yourself coming either from the depths of Sheol or from the heights above. No, Ahaz answered, I will not put the Lord to the test. Then Isaiah said: Listen now, House of David: are you not satisfied with trying the patience of men without trying the patience of my God, too? The Lord himself, therefore, I will give you a sign. It is this: the maiden is with child and will soon give birth to a son whom she will call Emmanuel, a name which means God-with-us. The word of the Lord. The Word of the Lord. All : Thanks be to God.
RESPONSORIAL PSALMMY HEARTS THANKSGIVING (Psalm 8)REFRAIN: As I sing my hearts thanksgiving and my eyes look heavenward, how the stars you flung like jewels bid your welcome, shine your light. As I marvel at your moonrise, Im in awe yet I ask, what am I that you should love me, and hold me as your dearest love of all? 1. You crown me with honor and glory, and you set all things under my feet. You have made me a little less than angels, even if I fly often away. 2. In my anxious and browbeaten moments, you comfort me, fill me with peace. When my foes threaten, dare, and surround me, youre my strength, youre my life and my shield. 3. How exulted your name is, O Yahweh, and how lofty the work of your hands. Yet how closely, how dearly, you draw me to your love, your divine majesty.
SECOND READINGA reading from the letter to the Hebrews Bulls blood and goats blood are useless for taking away sins, and this is what Christ said, on coming into the world: You who wanted no sacrifice or oblation, prepared a body for me. You took no pleasure in holocausts or sacrifices for sin; then I said, just as I was commanded in the scroll of the book, God, here I am! I am coming to obey your will. Notice that he says first: You did not want what the Law lays down as the things to be offered, that is: the sacrifices, the oblations, the holocausts and sacrifices for sin, 4
and you took no pleasure in them; and then he says: Here I am! I am coming to obey your will. He is abolishing the first sort to replace it with the second. And this will was for us to be made holy by the offering of his body made once and for all by Jesus Christ. The Word of the Lord. All : Thanks be to God.
COMMENTATOR: Please stand to honor the Gospel
GOSPEL ACCLAMATIONEGO SUMEgo sum resurrectio et vita, dicit Dominus (2x) Qui credit in me non morietur in aeternum. Priest All Priest All : : : : The Lord be with You! And also with you! A proclamation of the Gospel according to Luke. Glory to You, O Lord.
In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgins name was Mary. And he came to her and said, Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you! But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort greeting this might be. And the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favour with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great, and will be called the son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; and of his kingdom there will be no end. And Mary said to the angel, How can this be, since I have no husband? And the angel said to her, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. For with God nothing will be impossible. And Mary said, Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word. And the angel departed from her. Priest All : : The gospel of the Lord Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ Please be seated and listen to the homily
HOMILYCommentator: Please stand for the Profession of Faith
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL/ SYMBOLIC OFFERINGPriest we response be: CANDLES to let our closer to you. BIBLE good the SCHOOL SEAL: Christs Christs love : : : Triune God, you are our God who created us into life. You save us from death and bring us into resurrection. You bring us out of darkness into light. We come to you now full of gratitude as bring back to you the fruits of our endeavors. Let our Triune God, hear us. We thank you God for this light. We pray that you continue to use Pope Benedict XVI and other church leaders to be the light others especially for us Christians. May we also continue to light shine so we could