Oct 24, 2009

  • Last updated on November 23, 2009 at 6:36 pm
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  • Last updated on October 21, 2009 at 8:43 pm
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Please note that I'm not including the veil, cord (lasso) & coin portion of the ceremony, this takes place during the Rite of Marriage.  My church is a little more lenient with musical selection as long as it's played instrumental.  Hope this helps anyone looking for a Catholic ceremony program.

The Wedding Party

Officiant…………………Father Matthew O’Donnell

Parents of the Bride……...... Frederick & Pacita Cross

Grandmother of the Bride……….... Emma Rose Cross

Parents of the Groom....Daniel Orosco & Linda Garcia

Maid of Honor....Alexandria Cross, Sister of the Bride

Matron of Honor…Verdette Jocson, Childhood Friend

Bridesmaids……….Lynette Jocson, Childhood Friend

………………….…….Felicia Sosa, Childhood Friend

Best Man………......Gary Gonzales, Childhood Friend

Groomsmen…….…….Robert Gray, Childhood Friend

……………...…………………Angel Ramirez, Friend

…….…………….Louie Hernandez, Childhood Friend


Flower Girl…………..Nalani Guerra, Niece to Groom

Ring Bearer…..….. Alano Castillo, Nephew to Groom



String Quartet…………………..Nicole Santos, Violin

……………………..…………….David Mixer, Violin

………………...…………Mark Eric Rodriguez, Viola

……………………………...…David Navarette, Cello

Introductory Rite
Procession of the Wedding Party
 “Only Hope”………………..…….....Switchfoot

Entrance of the Bride
 “Canon in D”……....................Johann Pachelbel
Opening Prayer
Father, you have made the bond of marriage a holy mystery, a symbol of Christ’s love for his Church. Hear our prayers for Jennifer and David.  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 you this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Liturgy of the Word
 First Reading
Genesis 1:26-28, 31a
A reading from the Book of Genesis
Then God said:
“Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.   Let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and the cattle, and over all the wild animals and all the creatures that crawl on the ground.” God created man in his image; in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.  God blessed them, saying: “Be fertile and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it.  Have dominion over the fish of the sea, the birds of the air, and all the living things that move on the earth.”  God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good.
This is the word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.


Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 145:8-9, 10 & 15, 17-18
Leader: The Lord is compassionate toward all his works
All: The Lord is compassionate toward all his works.
Leader: The Lord is gracious and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness.  The Lord is good to all and compassionate toward all his works.
All: The Lord is compassionate toward all his works.
Leader: Let all your works give you thanks, O Lord, and let your faithful ones bless you.  The eyes of all look hopefully to you and you give them their food in due season.
All: The Lord is compassionate toward all his works.
Leader: The Lord is just in all his ways, and holy in all his works.  The Lord is near to all who call upon him, to all who call upon him in truth.
All: The Lord is compassionate toward all his works.
Second Reading
1 Corinthians 12:31-1-13:8a
A reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians
Brothers and sisters:  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; 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, 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.   Thanks be to God.

Alleluia Verse before the Gospel
1 John 4:12
If we love one another, God remains in us and his love is brought to perfection in us.
Matthew 19:3-6
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Matthew.  Glory to you Lord.
(As we mark a cross on our forehead, mouth and chest we silently say, “May the word of God be on my mind, on my lips, and in my heart.”)
Some Pharisees approached Jesus, and testing him, saying. “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?” He said in reply, “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?  So they are no longer two, but one flesh.  Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not separate.”
The Gospel of the Lord.   Praise to you Lord, Jesus Christ.
 Rite of Marriage
Introductory Address

Statement of Intentions
Exchange of Consent
Blessing and Exchange of Rings
A circle is the symbol of wholeness, perfection, and unity. Like circles, their rings have no beginning and no end. They are tokens of the growing relationship that Jennifer and David have come here to celebrate and confirm.

Unity Candle Ceremony
The lights, representing the faith, wisdom, and love they have received from their parents, are distinct, each burning alone. Jennifer and David will light the center candle to symbolize the union of their lives. As this one light burns undivided, so shall their love be one.
Prayer of the Couple
Prayer of the Faithful
God has given us promises in the word of scripture.  Jennifer and David have given their promises to each other in their marriage.  This hour of promise is also a time of prayer.  We turn to God out Father and make out response by saying: "Lord, have mercy.”
For our Church, to keep the promise of salvation, we pray to the Lord.  Lord have mercy.

For our world, to keep the promise of peace, we pray to the Lord.  Lord have mercy.

For our country, to keep the promise of freedom, we pray to the Lord.  Lord have mercy.

For our parish, to keep the promise of discipleship, we pray to the Lord.  Lord have mercy.

For our hearts, to keep the promise of loving, we pray to the Lord.  Lord have mercy.

For our hands, to keep the promise of giving, we pray to the Lord.  Lord have mercy.

For our lives, to keep the promise of growing, we pray to the Lord.  Lord have mercy.

For this couple, to keep the promise of marriage, we pray to the Lord.  Lord have mercy.

Concluding Prayer.  Amen.
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Presentation of the Gifts
Joshua and Lynette Salazar, Friends of the Couple

Preparation of the Altar and Gifts
Prayer Over the Gifts


Eucharistic Prayer
Lord’s Prayer
Hold open hands outwards.
Our Father, who art in heaven,
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. Amen.

 Nuptial Blessing
Sign of Peace
We shake hands with each other and say an appropriate greeting: “Peace be with you.”
Prayer After Communion
Concluding Rite
Final Blessing
Mass has ended, go in peace.  Thanks be to God.
“At Last”………………........Etta James Version


  • Last updated on October 21, 2009 at 7:37 pm
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Thank goooodness that the San Joaquin County Clerk Recorder's Office (AKA, Births, Marriages and Deaths) moved to a brand new beautiful building in DT Stockton..what I relief.  I picked up David from work on his lunch break and we went on Oct 21th (3 days before the wedding)...we went in, filled out the paperwork (because I forgot the completed one in the car) and showed our IDs..10 min later, she came back with our License to Wed..woo hoo!!

Marriage License Check photo 1

  • Last updated on October 16, 2009 at 10:54 am
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Prelude: (While Guests are being seated)

Various chamber music by the string quartet

Entrance music:
                                                Only Hope - Mandy Moore/Switchfoot
Bridal processional:                                      Canon in D - Johann Pachelbel
Unity Candle, Blessing of the Rings:              Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
Recessional:                                                  At Last - Etta James

Postlude: (While Guests are leaving)

Various chamber music be string quartet

  • Last updated on October 12, 2009 at 6:23 am
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The Rings photo 1The Rings photo 2

Thank Goodness, the rings are purchased!..13 days before the wedding.  My ring wasn't a problem because I fit the band out of the case, so i could just purchase what they have, now..FH, different story..we're having to rush order his band (which I'm not fond of by the way) and if it doesn't get here before the wedding, he'll have to wear the band out of the case from the store..oh well..we'll just have to have the "real" ring blessed once it comes in.

FH's ring is a 2 tone 14K band.  Mine is a 2 1/2 carat 14K gold set.. I've been promised an upgrade to a solitare in the middle on our 2 yr anniversary ..1 yr will be crazy what with our plans to start a family right away.. =)

  • Last updated on August 5, 2009 at 8:49 am
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So..with much reluctance..I've decided to have the dinner at our home..I was really hoping to have it at this adorable restaurant in downtown Stockton, but since every place in the world is closing it's doors, we decided that this would be the best option.  I will be serving Cioppino and Pasta Gratin, Crusty Bread and good wine..keeping it nice and simple =) We plan on only having about 25 people there so that should be good =)

I'm wearing the dress below:

Rehearsal Dinner photo 1