ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE START OF THE HOLY MASS (BY THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL OR A TEACHER):
In order to ensure organization and harmony during the celebration of the Holy Mass, we are requesting all of you who have cameras and video machines not to come up to the altar. We have official photographers assigned to the job. May we inform everybody that we have students as liturgical guards who will check you and remind you on the instructions given. Therefore, to avoid embarrassment and disturbance, kindly follow instructions.
Furthermore, in order not to disturb the solemnity of our Eucharistic Celebration and the Graduation Rites, we are requesting all those with cellular phones to switch off the phones within the duration of the Holy Mass and the Graduation Rites.
Lastly, during the Distribution of Diplomas, clapping of hands shall be done all together after the last graduate shall receive the diploma and when the Master of Ceremony will tell us to do so.
(By the Commentator)
Presider:In the name of the Father . . . . . .
Presider:The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the
fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.
All :And also with you.
Presider:My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, we come together today and witness these successful young men and women in their graduation day. Their joy is our joy too. Let us then, as one family, join together in praising and thanking God for all the wonderful gifts He bestowed upon us, especially on our Candidates for Graduation, this School Year 2009-2010.
Presider:As we prepare to celebrate the mystery of Christ’s love, let us acknowledge our failures and ask the Lord for pardon and strength.
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; and I ask the blessed Mary, ever Virgin, all the angels and saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.
Presider:May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.
Presider:Let us pray. (PAUSE)
All-powerful God, by the suffering and death of your Son, strengthen and protect us in our weakness. 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.
Commentator: Please be seated.
LITURGY OF THE WORD
FIRST READING (Reading of the Day)
Till the end of my days O Lord
I will bless your name
Sing your praise
Give you thanks, all my days.
1. You have made me little less than a God
And have lavished my heart with your love With dignity and honor you’ve clothed me Given me rule over all.
2. You have blessed me with good things and plenty And surrounded my table with friends
Their love and their laughter enriched me Together we sing your praise.
3. Your sun and your moon give me light.
And your stars show the way through the night Your rivers and streams have refreshed me I will sing your praise.
4. How great is your love Oh Father
That you sent us your Savior Son
His death and his rising will heal us
And draw us all unto you.
GOSPEL (Gospel of the Day)