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ENTRANCE RITE

Introduction
Leader: We have come here together to share the joy and thanksgiving of
Phil and Agnes, with their Children after reaching twenty five
years of faithful Marriage and Family life. This invites us all to be
united with Christ and His Church who bestowed on them the gift
of fidelity. We continue to pray for them and for their Family that
they may always be faithful in their Christian vocation of following
Christ and in living a good Christian life.
We implore the Spirit of communion to inspire them with greater
wisdom and commitment in the practice of their Catholic faith
amidst the challenges of time. May their Family continue to grow
in love for God and for one another.

Entrance hymn is sung.


Celebrant: In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy spirit.
People: Amen.

Greeting
The priest greets the assembly, and the people respond.
Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
People: And with your spirit.

Penitential Rite
Celebrant: My Brothers and Sisters, to prepare ourselves to celebrate the
sacred mysteries, let us call to mind our sins, and ask the Lord for
pardon, healing and strength.

People: I confess to Almighty God, and to you my brothers and sisters,


that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in
what I have done and in what I have failed to do.
Through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous
fault. Therefore I ask blessed Mary ever Virgin, all the Angels and
Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the
Lord our God.

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

People: Amen.

Celebrant: Glory to God in the Highest…

People: And on earth peace to people of good will. We praise you, we


bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for
your great glory. Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty
Father. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of
God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have
mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our
prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy
on us. 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.

COLLECT PRAYER

Celebrant: Let us pray.

Father, you have blessed and sustained Phil and Agnes in the
bond of Marriage. Continue to increase their love throughout the
joys and sorrows of life, and help them grow in holiness all their
days
People: Amen.

FIRST READING
Colossians 3:12-17
Lector: A reading from the letter of Paul to the Colossians
You are God’s 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 a quarrel
begins. The Lord has forgiven you; now you must do the same.

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Over all these clothes, to keep them together and complete them,
put on love.

The Word of the Lord

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 32: 12, 18, 20-22
Lector: Let your response be:
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
They are happy, whose God is the Lord, the people he has
chosen. The Lord looks on those who revere Him, on those who
hope in His love. (Response)

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.
(Response)

May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in
you. (Response)

GOSPEL
John 15: 9-12
Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
People: And with your spirit.
Celebrant: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.
Jesus said to His disciples:
As the Father has loved Me, so I loved you. Remain in My love.
If you keep My commandments you will remain in my love, just as
I have kept My Father’s 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.

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The Gospel of the Lord.

HOMILY

RENEWAL OF MARRIAGE VOWS


Celebrant: Dearly beloved Phil and Agnes, you stand here to day before the
Lord to give Him thanks for having shown you His love in a very
special way when He blessed and consecrated your love on the
day of your marriage. Assuring you to stand by your side in your
every need, He entrusted the success of your married life to you
as a task and a gift. You thank Him now for all these years of
shared joys and sacrifices, perhaps also sorrows and struggles
which are part of life. You still need Him now, that you may
continue on the way of love and loyalty which cannot but go on
growing.
This Christian community rejoices with you and asks the Lord with
you that He may bless you and keep you in His love.
May I ask you, dear brothers and sisters, to join Phil and Agnes,
in giving thanks to the Lord for his goodness and in praying that
they may grow together in God’s love.
(Addressing the couple)
Now, please, join your right hands.

Celebrant: Phil, do you reaffirm your married love and fidelity to Agnes before
God and this community?
Phil: Yes, I do.
Celebrant: Agnes, do you reaffirm your married love and fidelity to Phil before
God and this community?
Agnes: Yes, I do.
Celebrant: Please, pray now together the prayer for God’s blessing.
Couple: Lord, God, whose Name is love, once You made our ways meet
and called us to found a home and a family. We look back with
gratitude on the years you have given us together. Help us to
avoid the mistakes of the past and sustain our love with your love
that, in ever-growing unity of heart and soul, we may reach

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together Your unending marriage feast in heaven. Bless this our
wish and task.
Celebrant: Our help is in the name of the Lord.
People: Who made heaven and earth.
Celebrant: May the Lord God confirm once more the consent which you have
renewed before him and before the Church which I and this
community represent.
And may Almighty God bless you now and continue blessing your
union, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen.
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
Celebrant: Let us pray to God who is the Father of all that lives, and say,
Lord, hear your people.
Leader: For Phil and Agnes, who celebrate today with gratitude the
memory of their twenty-five years of joys and sorrows shared in
common; that they may grow in love as they grow in age and may
be a blessing to each other all the days of their lives, let us pray to
the Lord.
People: Lord, hear your people.
Leader: For their Family and all their relatives, that they may give comfort
to one another when there is a need for it and that they may enjoy
good health and find happiness in life, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, hear your people.
Leader: For all people, that they may be loyal; for the children, that they
may be happy and grow up to lie responsibly; for the mothers, that
they may care and love; for the fathers, that they may do their
work conscientiously for old people, that each new day may bring
them happiness; for all those who live and work unassumingly,
that they may be appreciated as they deserve, let us pray to the
Lord.
People: Lord, hear your people.
Leader: For all those whose ideals lie shattered, whose efforts have not
met with success, or whose marriage has failed, that they may not
withdraw from life, but find the opportunities and the courage to
build up a new future, let us pray to the Lord..
People: Lord, hear your people.

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Leader: For those who prepare for marriage, that they may enrich each
other and make each other happy, for their own good and that of
their community, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, hear your people.
Leader: For all those who would have enjoyed this feast but have been
taken away from us, that they may live in God’s peace, let us pray
to the Lord.
People: Lord, hear your people.
Leader: For the whole community of the Church, for all churches and for
all men, that they may work together to do away with
discrimination, injustice, hunger and war, that they may become
one and come to sit together at the table of God’s great wedding
feast, let us pray to the Lord.
People: Lord, hear your people.

Celebrant: Lord God, all human aspirations and strivings need you to attain
their goal. Do not abandon us to ourselves and be gentle with us
when we fail. Help us go on without fear on the road to your final
fulfilment and perfect love, toward that wedding feast that lasts for
ever and ever.
People: Amen.

LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST


Offertory Song

Celebrant: Let us now pray that this, our sacrifice maybe acceptable to God
the Father Almighty.
People: May the Lord accept this sacrifice at your hands, for the praise
and glory of His name, for our good and the good of all His church
Celebrant: Father, accept these gifts we offer in thanksgiving for Phil and
Agnes. May they bring them continued peace and happiness. We
ask this through Christ our Lord.
People: Amen.

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

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People: And with your spirit.
Celebrant: Lift up your hearts.
People: We lift them up to the Lord.
Celebrant: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
People: It is right and just.
Celebrant: It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and
everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and
eternal God.
You created man in love to share your divine life. We see his high
destiny in the love of husband and wife, which bears the imprint of
your own divine love.
Love is man’s origin, love is his constant calling, love is his
fulfilment in heaven. The love of man and woman is made holy in
the sacrament of marriage, and becomes the mirror of your
everlasting love.
Through Christ the choirs of angels and all the saints praise and
worship your glory.
And so, with the Angels and Archangels, and with the great
multitude of the Saints, we sing the hymn of your praise, as
without end we acclaim..
People: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of Hosts..

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER
Eucharistic Prayers II

COMMUNION RITE
Celebrant: At the Saviour’s command and formed by divine teaching, we
dare to say.
People: Our Father, who art in heaven…
Celebrant: Deliver Lord, we pray..
People: For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and for
ever.
Celebrant: Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your Apostles..
People: Amen.

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Celebrant: The peace of the Lord be with you always.
People: And with your spirit.
Celebrant: Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

People: Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world..

Holy Communion
Celebrant: Behold the Lamb of God, behold Him who takes away the sins of
the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
People: Lord, I am not worthy that You should enter under my roof, but
only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

CONCLUDING RITES
Celebrant: Let us pray..
Father, you bring Phil and Agnes, and their children and friends,
together at the table of your family. Help them to grow in love and
unity, that they may rejoice together in the wedding feast of
heaven.
Through Christ our Lord.
People: Amen.

FINAL BLESSING
Celebrant: The Lord be with you.
People: And with your spirit.
Celebrant: Bow your heads and pray for God’s blessing.
May almighty God keep you from all harm and bless you with
every good gift.
People: Amen.
Celebrant: May He place His word within your hearts and fill you with lasting
joy.
People: Amen.
Celebrant: May you walk in His ways, always knowing what is right and good
until you enter your heavenly inheritance.

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People: Amen.
Celebrant: And may almighty God bless you all, the Father, and the Son, and
the Holy Spirit.
People: Amen.
Celebrant: The Holy Mass is ended, go in the peace and love of Christ.
People: Thanks be to God.