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Sacrament of Matrimony

Between
Desmond Augustus
&
Joanne Renu Alexander
On
(Sat, 3rd June 2017)

At
(3pm)
At
Church of Our Mother of
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Perpetual Help, Ipoh Garden,
Ipoh
Celebrant Rev. Fr. Ravi Alexander Ofm

Our Parents Mr Francis Xavier Alexander & Mrs


Thevy Nageswari

Mr. Augustus Fernandez & the late


Diana Netto

Commentator Lesley Reynold D’Cruz

Lector Henry Anthony

Bestman Derek Augustus

Groomsmen Derek Augustus

Bridesmaid Samantha Divia Henry

Ring Bearer Frank Aiden Olisadebee

Flower Girl Faith Amber Olisadebee

Witnesses Henry Anthony

Audrey Augustus

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Commentator: Good Morning dear brothers and
sisters in Christ, relatives and friends. Welcome
to the celebration of love, which unites
(Desmond & Joanne) in Holy Matrimony. Let us
thank God for His love, blessings and guidance
for them and continue to pray that their life will
be filled with the grace and glory of God. We
pray too, that they will experience the
wonderful love of God in their marriage. Let us
also ask God to bless and bind them in this holy
and sacred bond of love and faithfulness. We
now invite the Lord into our presence as we
stand and welcome the bride.

(The bride enters the church. Please stand)

Bridal March
Commentator: Let us rejoice with Desmond &Joanne
and join together in praising God with
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joy in our hearts as we sing the
entrance hymn.

Entrance Hymn: “ Glory and Praise to Our God ”

( Chorus ) 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.

1) 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. ( chorus )

2) In His wisdom He strengthens us

Like gold that’s tested in fire

Though the power of sins prevail

Our God is there to save. ( chorus )

3) Every moment of everyday

Our God is waiting to save

Always ready to seek the lost

To answer those who pray. ( chorus )

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Greetings:
Celebrant: In the name of the Father, and of
the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.
Celebrant: The grace of our Lord Jesus
Christ, and the love of God,
and the communion of the Holy
Spirit be with you all.
All: And with your spirit.

(No PENITENTIAL RITE)

OPENING PRAYER:
Celebrant: Let us pray, Father, You have made the
bond of marriage a holy mystery, a
symbol of Christ’s love for His Church.
Hear our prayers for (Desmond &
Joanne).

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 this through our Lord Jesus


Christ, Your Son who lives and reigns
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with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and ever.

People: Amen

LITURGY OF THE WORD


First reading: 2:18-24

A reading from the book of Genesis

And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man should
be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him”.
Out of the ground the Lord God formed every beast of
the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to
Adam to see what he would call them. And whatever
Adam called each living creature that was its name. So
Adam gave name to all cattle, to the birds of the air,
and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was
not found a helper comparable to him. And the Lord
God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept;
and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its
place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from
man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the
man. And Adam said : “This is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man”. Therefore a man
shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his
wife, and they shall become one flesh.

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The word of the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.

RESPONSORIAL PS.: (Ps 42)


Commentator: Let us join with the choir to sing the Psalm:
“As the Deer Pants”

(1) As the deer pants for the water


So my soul longs after Thee
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship Thee.

(chorus) You alone are my strength, my shield


To you alone may my spirit yield,
You alone are my heart’s desire
And I long to worship Thee.

(2) I want you more than gold or silver


Only you can satisfy
You alone are the real joy-giver
And the apple of my eye. (chorus)

(3) You are my friend and You are


My brother even though you are
King
I love You more than any other
So much more than anything. (chorus)

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:
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Commentator: Please stand for the Gospel
Acclamation.

Choir: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia (x2)

People: If we love one another, God will live in


us in perfect love.

Alleluia! (Sung)

GOSPEL

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And with your spirit.

GOSPEL: John 15: 1-8.

Celebrant: A READING FROM THE HOLY GOSPEL


ACCORDING TO JOHN 15: 1-8

People: Glory to you, O Lord.

Celebrant: I am the true vine, and My Father is the


vinedresser. Every branch in Me that
does not bear fruit he takes away; and
every branch that bears fruit he Prunes,
that it may bear more fruit. You are
already clean because of the word

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which I have spoken to you. Abide in
me, and I in you. As the branch cannot
bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the
vine, neither can you, unless you abide
in Me. I am the vine, you are the
branches. He who abides in me, and I in
him, bears much fruit; for without Me
you can do nothing. If anyone does not
abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch
and is withered; and they gather them
and throw them into the fire, and they
are burned. If you abide in Me, and My
word abide in you, you will ask what
you desire, and it shall be done for you.
By this My father is glorified, that you
bear much fruit; so you will be My
disciples.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.

People: Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ.

(Please be seated) Homily:

RITE OF MARRIAGE
Commentator: Please be seated. The solemnization of
the Sacrament of Matrimony will now
begin.

We invite the witnesses to come


forward and stand by the side of the

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couple.

Celebrant: Desmond & Joanne , you have come


together in this church so that the Lord
may seal and strengthen your love in
the presence of the Church’s minister
and this community. Christ abundantly
blesses your love. He has already
consecrated you in Baptism and now He
enriches and strengthens you by a
special sacrament in order that you may
assume a life of matrimony in mutual
and lasting fidelity. And so in the
presence of this Church, I now ask you
to state your intentions.

DECLARATION OF INTENTIONS

Celebrant: Desmond, have you come here freely


and without reservation to give yourself
to each other in marriage?

Groom: I have.

Celebrant: Joanne, have you come here


freely and without reservation to give
yourself to each other in marriage?

Bride: I have.
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Celebrant: Will you love and honor each other as
man and wife for the rest of your lives?

Groom: I will.

Bride: I will.

Celebrant: Will you accept children lovingly from


God, and bring them up according to
the law of Christ and His Church?

Groom: I will.

Bride: I will.

CONSENT
Celebrant: Since it is your intention to enter into
marriage, join your right hands and
declare your consent before God and
His Church.

(The couple join their right hands)

Groom: I, Desmond, take you Joanne, to be my


wife. I promise to be true to you in
good times and in bad, in sickness and
in health. I will love you and honor you
all the days of my life.

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Bride: I, Joanne, take you Desmond, to be my
husband. I promise to be true to you in
good times and in bad, in sickness and
in health. I will love you and honor you
all the days of my life.

Celebrant: You have declared your consent before


the Church. May the Lord in His
goodness strengthen your consent and
fill you both with His blessings. What
God has joined, man must not divide.

All: Amen.

BLESSING OF THE RINGS :


Celebrant: Lord, we bless (+) these rings in Your
Name. Grant that those who wear
them may always have a deep faith in
each other. May they do Your Will and
always live together in peace, good will
and love. We ask this through Christ
our Lord.

People: Amen.

EXCHANGE OF RINGS
(Bridegroom places his wife’s ring on her ring finger ))

Groom: Joanne , take this ring as a sign of my


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love and faithfulness.

In the Name of the Father and of the


Son, and of the Holy Spirit .

(Bride places her husband’s ring on his ring finger.)

Bride: Desmond take this ring as a sign of my


love and faithfulness.

In the Name of the Father and of the


Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

(Lifting of the bridal veil) (Song/Music)

NUPTIAL BLESSING
(While the newly married couple kneels, the witnesses
come up and place their hands on their shoulders in
support. Congregation remains standing.)

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Celebrant: Let us pray to the Lord for (Desmond &
Joanne) who come to God’s altar at

the beginning of their married life so


that they may always be united in love

for each other.

(The priest extends his hands and


continues:…)

Holy Father, You created humankind in


Your own image and made man and
woman to be joined as husband and
wife in union of body and heart, and so
fulfill their mission in the world.

Father, to reveal the plan of Your love,


You made the union of husband and
wife an image of the covenant between
You and Your people. In the fulfillment
of this sacrament, the marriage of
Christian man and woman is a sign of
the marriage between Christ and the
Church.

Father , bless Desmond & Joanne, Lord,


grant that as they begin to live this
sacrament, they may share with each
other, the gifts of Your love and

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become one in heart and mind as
witnesses to Your presence in their
marriage. Help them to create a home
together and give them children to be
formed by the Gospel and to have a
place in Your family.

Give Your blessings to Joanne , Your


daughter, so that she may be a good
wife and mother, caring for the home,
faithful in love for her husband,
generous and kind.

Give Your blessings to Desmond, Your


son, so that he may be a faithful
husband and a good father.

Father, grant that as they come


together to Your table on earth, so they
may one day have the joy of sharing
Your feast in heaven.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

People: Amen.

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GENERAL INTERCESSIONS: (All stand)

Celebrant: Let us pray to God the Father, Who has


called this young couple to a new state
of life:

Commentator: Our response to the intercession is:

“LORD HEAR OUR PRAYER”

1) That Desmond & Joanne, now united in Holy


matrimony, be granted true Christian
happiness. Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

2) That they grow in their love and understanding


of each other. Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

3) That the new family they are founding be a


living example of Christian love to their
neighbors. Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

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4) That they welcome, cherish and bring up as
good Christians, the children God may give
them. Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

5) That all of us gathered here remain united with


Desmond & Joanne through friendship and
prayer. Let us pray to the Lord.

All: Lord, hear our prayer.

Celebrant: O God, from whom all love derives, help


this young couple in their responsibility
of building up a new family founded on
the love of Christ.

We ask You this, through Christ our


Lord.

All: Amen.

LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST


HYMN DURING PRESENTATION:

Commentator: As the bread and wine, which will


become the Lord’s Body and Blood are
being presented to the Altar, let us
stand and join the Offertory hymn:
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“ Instrument of Worship “

1) Lord, make me an instrument,

An instrument of worship

I lift up my hands in Your name.

Lord, make me an instrument,

An instrument of worship

I lift up my hands in Your name.

2) Lord, tune me, Your instrument,

Your instrument of worship

I lift up my hands in your name………(


2x)

3) Lord, play me, Your instrument,


Your instrument of worship

I lift up my hands in your


name………( 2x)

Celebrant: 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 for ever.

Celebrant: (The priest says quietly while preparing the


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wine)

By the mystery of this water and wine, may


we come to share in the divinity of Christ,
Who humbled Himself to share in our
humanity.

Celebrant: Blessed are You, Lord, God of all


creation, through Your goodness we
have this wine to offer, fruit of the vine
and work of human hands. It will
become our spiritual drink.

All: Blessed be God for ever.

Celebrant: (The priest says quietly)

Lord. God, we ask You to receive us and be


pleased with the sacrifice we offer Your with
humble and contrite hearts.

(The priest washes his hands and says


quietly)

Lord, wash away my iniquity; and cleanse


me from my sin.

INVITATION TO PRAYER
Celebrant: Pray, brothers and sisters that our
sacrifice may be acceptable to God, the
Almighty Father.

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People: 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.

PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS

Celebrant: Lord hear our prayers and accept


the gifts we offer for Desmond &
Joanne.
Today You have made them one in
the sacrament of marriage.
May the mystery of Christ’s
unselfish love, which we celebrate in
this Eucharist,
increase their love for You and for
each other. We ask this through
Christ, our Lord.

People: Amen.

INTORDUCTORY DIALOGUE
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.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER : PREFACE II for


the celebration of Marriage

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, through Christ our
Lord.

For in him you have made a new


covenant with your people,
so that, as you have redeemed man
and woman
by the mystery of Christ’s Death
and Resurrection,
so in Christ you might make them
partakers of divine nature

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and join heirs with him of heavenly
glory.

In the union of husband and wife


you give a sign of Christ’s loving gift
of grace,
so that the Sacrament we celebrate
might draw us back more deeply
into the wondrous design of your
love.
And so, with the Angels and all the
Saints,
we praise you, and without end we
acclaim:

SANCTUS:

People: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord,


God of hosts.
Heaven and earth are full of Your
glory,
Hosanna in the Highest.
Blessed is He who comes in the
name of the Lord,
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Hosanna in the Highest.

(Please kneel)

You are indeed Holy, O Lord,


the fount of all holiness.
Make holy, therefore, these
gifts, we pray,
by sending down your Spirit
upon them like the dewfall,
so that they may become for us
the Body and + Blood of our
Lord Jesus Christ.

At the time he was betrayed


and entered willingly into his
Passion,
he took bread and, giving
thanks, broke it
and gave it to his disciples,
saying:

TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND


EAT OF IT,
FOR THIS IS MY BODY,

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WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR
YOU.

In a similar way, when supper


was ended, he took the chalice
and, once more giving thanks,
he gave it to his disciples,
saying

TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND


DRINK FROM IT,
FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY
BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND
ETERNAL COVENANT,
WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR
YOU AND FOR MANY
FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.

MYSTERY OF FAITH.

Celebrant: The mystery of faith.

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All: When we eat this Bread and drink
this Cup
we proclaim your Death, O Lord,
until you come again.

Therefore, as we celebrate the


memorial of his Death and
Resurrection, we offer you, Lord,
the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation,
giving thanks that you have held us worthy to
be in your presence and minister to you.
Humbly we pray that, partaking of the Body
and Blood of Christ, we may be gathered into
one by the Holy Spirit.

Remember, Lord, your Church, spread


throughout the world, and bring her to the
fullness of charity, together with (Our Pope
Francis and (Sebastian Francis, our Bishop)
and all the clergy.

Remember also our brothers and sisters who


have fallen asleep in the hope of the
resurrection, and all who have died in your
mercy: welcome them into the light of your
face.

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Have mercy on us all, we pray, that with the
Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, Blessed
Joseph, Her Spouse, with the blessed
Apostles, and all the Saints who have leased
you throughout the ages, we may merit to be
coheirs to eternal life, and may praise and
glorify you through your Son, Jesus Christ.

Through Him, and With Him, and In


Him, O God, almighty Father, in the
unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and
honour is yours, for ever, and ever.

People: Amen.

COMMUNION RITE
THE LORD’S PRAYER:

Celebrant: At the Saviour’s command and


formed by divine teaching, we dare
to say:

People: Our Father, who art in heaven,


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hallowed 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
trespasses, as we forgive those
who trespass against us; and lead
us not into temptation, but deliver
us from evil.

Celebrant: Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from


every evil, graciously grant peace
in our days, that, by the help of
your mercy, we may always be free
from sin and safe from all
distress, as we await the blessed
hope and the coming of our
Saviour, Jesus Christ.

People: For the kingdom, the power and


glory are yours now, and for ever.

SIGN OF PEACE

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Celebrant: Lord, Jesus Christ, You said to
Your Apostles: Peace I leave you,
my peace I give you; look not on
our sins, but on the faith of your
Church, and graciously grant her
peace and unity in accordance with
your will. Who live and reign for
ever and ever.

People: Amen.

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.

BREAKING OF BREAD:

People: Lamb of God, You take away the


sins of the world; have mercy on
us. Lamb of God, You take away
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the sins of the world; have mercy
on us. Lamb of God, You take away
the sins of the world; grant us
peace.

(Please kneel)

Communion Rite

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


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should enter under my roof, but
only say the word and my soul shall
be healed.

(Kneel)

Commentator: As we (Catholics) come forward to


receive Holy Communion, Let us sing
the Hymn

“ Come lets share in the banquet“

Come lets share in the banquet of the Lord,


In the Blessed Sacrament
Come lets share in the supper of the Lord,
In the Blessed Sacrament.

Chorus : Eat the bread and drink the wine,


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Flesh and blood of the Lord Divine.
Share in his life, it is yours and mine,
For we are one in his deign

Come lets share in the passion of the Lord,


In the Blessed Sacrament

Come lets share the resurrection of the


Lord,
In the Blessed Sacrament. ( chorus )

Come lets share in the life of the Lord,


In the Blessed Sacrament
Come lets share in the love of the Lord,
In the Blessed Sacrament. ( chorus )

Thanksgiving hymn: “On This Day “


Chorus: On this day, O beautiful Mother,

On this day we give thee our love,

Near thee, Madonna, fondly we hover,

Trusting thy gentle care to prove.

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1. On this day we ask to share,

Dearest Mother, thy sweet care,

Aide us ere our feet astray

Wander from thy guiding way.

2. Queen of Angels, deign to hear

Lisping children’s humble prayer

Young hearts gain, O virgin pure,

Sweetly to Thyself allure

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION:


(Please stand)

Celebrant: 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
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made Desmond & Joanne, one
in this sacrament of marriage
so now make them one in love
for each other. We ask this
through Christ our Lord.

People: Amen.

CONCLUDING RITE

Celebrant: The Lord be with you.

People: And with your spirit.

FINAL BLESSING

Celebrant: May God the Eternal Father keep


you in love with each other, so
that the peace of Christ may stay
with you and be always in your
home.
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People: Amen.

Celebrant: May your children bless you, your


friends console you and everyone
live in peace with you.

People: Amen.

Celebrant: May you always bear witness to


the love of God in this world so
that the afflicted and the needy
will find in you generous friends,
and welcome you into the joys of
heaven.

People: Amen.

Celebrant: And may Almighty God bless you


all, the Father, and the Son, and
the Holy Spirit.

People: Amen.

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Celebrant: Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by
your life.

People: Thanks be to God.

SIGNING OF THE
CHURCH MARRIAGE REGISTER:
(Please be seated)

Commentator: As the Bride & Bridegroom sign


the marriage register, let us
sing the Hymn:
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Pass it on
1) It only takes a spark to get a fire going,
And soon all those around can warm up
in its glowing
That’s how it is with God’s love,
Once you’ve experienced it.
You spread his love to ev’ryone;
You want to pass it on.

2) What a wondrous time is spring when all


the trees are budding
The birds begin to sing;
The flowers start their blooming.
That’s how it is with God’s love,
Once you’ve experienced it
You want to sing it’s fresh like spring
You want to pass it on.

3) I wish for you, my friend, this happiness


that I’ve found
You can depend on Him, it matters not
where you’re bound
I’ll shout it from the mountain top,
I want my world to know;
The Lord of love has come to me,

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I want to pass it on.
I’ll shout it from the mountain top,
I want my world to know;
The Lord of love has come to me,
I want to pass it on.

Commentator: On behalf of the bridal couple


and their parents, thank you for
your presence in celebrating
this joyous occasion.

(Please Stand)

Dismissal: “Wedding March”

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Appreciation
We thank our dear God for having
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made this day a blessed one.
Our heartfelt love and gratitude is
extended to both our parents for their
support and love throughout out the
preparation. A special thanks to our
siblings, uncles, aunties and friends
whom we hold so dear to our hearts.
We would also like to thank Rev.
___________ for solemnizing our
wedding today. To ______ Choir
thank you for the wonderful hymns
sung.
Last but not least, to all present here,
thank you for sharing our love, joy and
strength as we begin our journey as
husband and wife.

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Celebrant Rev. Fr. Ravi Alexander Ofm

Our Parents Mr & Mrs Francis Xavier Alexander

Mr. Augustus Fernandez & the late


Diana Netto

Commentator Lesley Reynold D’Cruz

Lector Henry Anthony

Bestman Derek Augustus

Groomsmen Derek Augustus

Bridesmaid Samantha Divia Henry

Ring Bearer Frank Aiden Olisadebee

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Flower Girl Faith Amber Olisadebee

Witnesses Henry Anthony

Audrey Augustus

This should be on the 2nd page of the booklet

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