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Welcome to the Marriage Celebration of

Rochelle & Kain

36th July, 2112

St John Bosco Catholic Church, Engadine



Fr. Michael Court SDB

Parents of the Bride

Mr. Robert & Mrs. Karen Smith

Parents of the Groom

Mr. Russell & Mrs. Catherine Jones

Maid of Honour

Belinda Smith


Alyce Jones

Kahle Smith

Best Man

Daniel Smith


David Smith

Matthew Watman

Flower Girl

Melissa Smith

Page Boy Blake Smith .

Bridal Procession - Pachelbel’s Canon - Johan Pachelbel

Introductory Rite

Presentation of Bride and Groom to one another:

Fr Mick:  Who is it that has loved and nurtured Rochelle throughout her life and now presents her to be married to Kain?

Robert & Karen:  We have.

Fr Mick:  Who is it that has loved and nurtured Kain throughout his life and now presents him to be married to Rochelle?

Richard & Catherine:  We have.

Candle Ceremony - Lighting of the Family Candles

The two candles symbolise the Jones and Smith families.  

The candle flames are lit by Bride and Groom’s parents, acknowledging their gift of life and love to their children.

Fr Mick:  Welcome

Opening Prayer:

Fr Mick:  Father, You have made the bond of marriage a holy mystery, a symbol of Christ’s love for his Church.  Hear our prayers for Rochelle and Kain.  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 with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading

Read by Kain Simpson

A reading from the book of Tobit

(Tobit 8:5-7)

On their wedding night Sarah got up, and she and Tobiah started to pray and beg that deliverance might be theirs.  He began with these words: "Blessed are you, O God of our fathers; praised be your name forever and ever.  Let the heavens and all your creation praise you forever.  You made Adam and you gave him his wife Eve to be his help and support; and from these two the human race descended.  You said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone; let us make him a partner like himself.'  Now, Lord, you know that I take this wife of mine not because of lust, but for a noble purpose.  Call down your mercy on me and on her, and allow us to live together to a happy old age."  The word of the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God

Responsorial Psalm

Read by Mason Smith

(Psalm 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9)

Mason:  I will bless the LORD at all times.

All:  I will bless the LORD at all times.

Mason:  I will bless the LORD at all times; praise shall be always in my mouth. My soul will glory in the LORD that the poor may hear and be glad.

All:  I will bless the LORD at all times.

Mason:  Magnify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together. I sought the LORD, who answered me, delivered me from all my fears.

All:   I will bless the LORD at all times.

Mason:  Look to God that you may be radiant with joy and your faces may not blush for shame. In my misfortune I called, the LORD heard and saved me from all distress.

All:  I will bless the LORD at all times.

Mason:  The angel of the LORD, who encamps with them, delivers all who fear God. Learn to savor how good the LORD is; happy are those who take refuge in him.

All: I will bless the LORD at all times.


Second Reading

Read by Chris Brown

A reading from the letter of Paul to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 12:31-13:8)

Strive eagerly for the greatest spiritual gifts. But I shall show you a still more excellent way. If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, (love) is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.   The Word of the Lord.

All:  Thanks be to God

The Gospel

Matthew 22:35-40

Father Mick:  The Lord be with you.

All:  And with your spirit.

Father Mick: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew

One of the Pharisees (a scholar of the law) tested Jesus by asking, "Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?" He said to him, "You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbour as yourself. The whole law and the prophets depend on these two commandments."  The Gospel of the Lord.

All:  Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

Homily – “What is it that makes a marriage good and holy, lasting and true?”

The Rite of Marriage

Fr. Mick:  Rochelle and Kain, the promise you make to each other today is serious, because it will bind you together for life in a relationship so close and so intimate that it will profoundly influence your whole future. That future with its hopes and its disappointments, its successes and it failures, its pleasures and its pains, it joys and its sorrows is hidden from your eyes. You know that these elements are part of every life and are to be expected in your own.

And so not knowing what is before you, but trusting in God’s companionship, the love of your family, and each other, you take each other through the best and worst of what lies ahead, until death.

Fr. Mick:  Rochelle and Kain, have you come here freely and without reservation to give yourselves to each other in marriage?

Rochelle and Kain:  I have.

Fr. Mick:  Will you love and honour each other as husband and wife for the rest of your lives?

Rochelle and Kain:  I will.

Fr. Mick:  Will you accept children lovingly from God, and bring them up according to the law of Christ and His church?

Rochelle and Kain: I will.

Fr. Mick:  Rochelle and Kain names, since it is your intention to enter into marriage, join your hands and declare your love and commitment before God and us your family and friends.

The Consent and Exchange of Vows

I Rochelle /Kain, in faith, honesty and love, choose you, Rochelle /Kain, to be my wedded wife/husband, to share with you God’s plan for our lives together. With God’s help to strengthen and guide us in our life, I commit myself to you and us, for better, for worse, in sickness and in health, in joys and in sorrows, until death do we part.


The Blessings of the Rings

Father Mick: Lord bless and consecrate, Rochelle and Kain in their love for each other. May these rings be a symbol of true faith in each other, and always remind them of their love.   We pray through Christ our Lord.

Kain:  Rochelle , Take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity.  In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Rochelle :  Kain, Take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity.  In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Blessing and Lighting of the Unity Candle

Father Mick: The Unity Candle is lit from the flames of the two family candles. This new flame represents the family that Rochelle and Kain’s union has created. May this light shine brightly as a reminder of the love and commitment they share today.

Prayers of the Faithful

(Read by Carmel Peters & Patrick Ryan)

Carmel: We pray for Rochelle & Kain on this, their wedding day. Through the sacrament of Marriage, may their lives be enriched by all those they come into contact with and may they be constantly challenged by the gospel.  Lord Hear Us

All: Lord hear our prayer

Carmel:  We pray in thanks for the parents, family and friends of Rochelle & Kain who have taught them the value of love.  May they be blessed on their own journeys.  Lord Hear Us.

All:  Lord hear our prayer

Patrick:  We pray for married couples. Through their wisdom, inspiration and love may they continue to promote the nobility of marriage and sacredness of family throughout the world.  Lord Hear Us.

All:  Lord hear our prayer.

Patrick:  We pray for those who are unable to be here with us today. We also pray for those of our loved ones who have died, whose spirit lives on in the lives of many present here. Through the lives of their family and friends, may these people continue to challenge and inspire us.  

Lord Hear Us.

All:  Lord hear our prayer

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Offertory Procession

The Lord’s Prayer

The Nuptial Blessing

May almighty God, with his Word of blessing, unite your hearts in the never-ending bond of pure love.   Amen. May your children bring you happiness, and may your generous love for them be returned to you, many times over.  Amen.

May the peace of Christ live always in your hearts and in your home.  May you have true friends to stand by you, both in joy and in sorrow.  May you be ready and willing to help and comfort all who come to you in need.  And may the blessings promised to the compassionate be yours in abundance.   Amen.

May you find happiness and satisfaction in your work.  May daily problems never cause you undue anxiety, nor the desire for earthly possessions dominate your lives.  But may your heart’s first desire be always the good things waiting for you in the life of heaven,   Amen.

May the Lord bless you with many happy years together, so that you may enjoy the rewards of a good life.  And after you have served him loyally in his kingdom on earth, may he welcome you to his eternal kingdom in heaven.  Amen.

Sign of Peace


“Enough” – Chris Tomlin

Communion Meditation

“Lord of Lords” - Brooke Fraser

Singing of the Register

“Morning Has Broken” – Cat Stevens


Final Procession

“You Got Me” - Colbie Caillat


We would like to express thanks to our parents, family, and friends for all their love and support.

We thank you all for sharing this special day with us.

A special thanks to our musicians

throughout the ceremony

Matt Pritchard - Guitar/Vocals

Jess Downs - Guitar/Vocals

Jenny Craig - Violin/Vocals


And now these three remain:

faith, hope and love.

But the greatest of these is love