Category Archives: Marriage – Anna and Crhistian

You raise me up…

You raise me up…

If this song really means something special to you, describe your feelings and thoughts.  Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you?
Share your meaning in relation with the great event which will take place in Comporta church (Portugal) on the 27th of May …

*********************************************************************************Fr Abilio –April 07,2017 15:15 pm This is a song which I dedicate to Anna and Christian. Both , she and he will be happy for ever  …Let us think and deep  the great event  in Comporta (Portugal) on May 27th 2017

KayleePoo  Aug 10, 2009 at 7:53 pm

. My whole family loves this song and I sing it all the time without even realizing it because I love it so much. I sang this song for my boyfriend (now fiance) on our 2 year aniversary and we both cried. When I was done singing and everyone was done wiping away tears, he got down on his knee and popped the question and of course I said “YES!” This song means a lot to me.

Marriage – Anna and Christian


 Introductory Rites 

Nb: This ceremony has to be studied. We have not thought about the religious himns. We hope to be helped by the friends  of Anna and Christian. They are from all over the world…Who wants to help ? I am Father Abilio Gaspar Nunes and I will be the celebrant May 27th…I accept any sugestions …My eamil is


Arrival of ChristianTrumpet Tune, H. Purcell (to be replaced ….) 

Anna Forgach EntranceYou Raise Me Up, Rolf Lovland   

Fr Abilio. In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

All. Amen

Fr Abilio. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

All. Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Fr Abilio. Dear brothers, we meet with joy in the Lord’s house to partake in this celebration, following Anna Forgach and Christian on the day that they propose setting up their home. This time is of singular importance to them. Let us accompany them with our affection and friendship, and with our prayers. Together with them, listen to the word that God will direct us today. Then, in union with the holy Church, through Jesus Christ our Lord, let us pray God our Father to graciously accept, unite and bless forever, these your servants who wish to marry.

Fr Abilio. Father, you have made the bond of marriage a holy mystery, a symbol of Christ`s love for this Church. Hear our prayers for Anna Forgach and Christian. 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.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son who is God with You in the unity of the Holy Spirit.

All. Amen

 Liturgy of the word


Natália Cabecinha (to be replaced)

First Reading

 A reading from the Song of Songs 2:8-10, 14, 16a; 8:6-7a

Hark! my lover–here he comes
springing across the mountains,
leaping across the hills.
My lover is like a gazelle
or a young stag.
Here he stands behind our wall,
gazing through the windows,
peering through the lattices.
My lover speaks; he says to me,
“Arise, my beloved, my dove, my beautiful one, and come!
“O my dove in the clefts of the rock,
in the secret recesses of the cliff,
Let me see you,
let me hear your voice,
for your voice is sweet,
and you are lovely.”
My lover belongs to me and I to him.
He says to me:
“Set me as a seal on your heart,
as a seal on your arm;
For stern as death is love,
relentless as the nether world is devotion;
its flames are a blazing fire.
Deep waters cannot quench love,
nor floods sweep it away.”

 This is the Word of the Lord.

All. Thanks be to God 

Responsorial Psalm: Happy are they all who fear the LORD,

Happy are they all who fear the LORD,
and who follow in his ways!

You shall eat the fruit of your labor;
happiness and prosperity shall be yours.

Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine within your house,
your children like olive shoots round about your table.

Happy are they all who fear the LORD,
and who follow in his ways!

The man who fears the LORD
shall thus indeed be blessed.

The LORD bless you from Zion,
and may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.

May you live to see your children’s children;

Happy are they all who fear the LORD,
and who follow in his ways!

may peace be upon Israel

 Second Reading: Coríntios 13, 4-13

Reader: Ana Šarenac

Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthias

  If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. 

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 

Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 

For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. 

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 

 Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love

This is the Word of the Lord.

All. Thanks be to God

Gospel Aclamation:  Aleluia, Mozart


Matthew 7:24-27

Gospel according to Saint Mathews  

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. 26 But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand.27 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.”




 Rite of Marriage 

Fr. Abílio:  Dear couple, you have come together to 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 this love.

He has already consecrated you in baptism and now he enriches and strengthens you by a special sacrament, so that you may assume the duties of marriage in mutual and lasting fidelity.

And so, in the presence of the Church, I ask you to state your intentions.
Fr. Abílio: Anna Forgach e Christian, you are about to celebrate this sacrament. Have you come here of your own free will and choice and without compulsion to marry each other?

Couple: Yes, I it is.
Fr. Abílio: Will you love and honor each other in marriage all the days of your life?
Couple: Yes, I will.
Fr. Abílio: Are you willing to accept with love the children God may send you and bring them up in accordance with the law of Christ and his Church?

Couple:  Yes, I will.

 Declaration of Consent

Fr. Abilio:  Since it is your intention to enter into Marriage, join your right hands, and declare your consent before God and his Church.

Couple unite right hands

 Christian: I, Christian, take you, Anna Forgach, as 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.
Anna Forgach: I, Anna Forgach, take you, Christian, as 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.

 Fr. Abilio:   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, men must not divide.

All. Amen

Blessing of the Rings
Fr. Abílio: May the Lord bless these rings which you give to each other, as the sign of your love and fidelity.

All. Amen

Christian: Anna , take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity.In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Anna Forgach: Christian, take this ring as a sign of my love and fidelity In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

After the rings: All I Ask of You, A. L. Weber

  Avé Maria Shubert

 Prayers of the Faithful

 Fr. Abílio: Dear friends, celebrating the special gift of grace and charity, with which God has blessed the love of Anna Forgach and Christian, let us entrust them to the Lord.
Fr Abilio: For Anna Forgach and Christian, united in the holly Matrimony, may them joy with the eternal redemption. Lord hear us.

All: Lord Graciously Hear us.

Fr Abilio : May Jesus bless this wedding, as He blessed the marriage in Cana of Galilee. Lord hear us.

All: Lord Graciously Hear us.

 Fr Abilio May they live a perfect and fruitful love, full of peace and protection and give a good testimonial of the Cristian life.  Lord hear us.

All: Lord Graciously Hear us.

 Fr Abilio Let us pray, for Christian people, for the progress into virtue and also for those who live oppressed by various needs, that they receive the help of Divine Grace.

Lord hear us.

All: Lord Graciously Hear us.

Fr Abilio Let us pray for all the married couples present today, may they feel renewed by the Holy Spirit the grace of their marriage. Lord hear us.

All: Lord Graciously Hear us.

Fr. Abilio: Gracious God, send upon Christian and Anna Forgach, the Spirit of your Kindness so they become one heart and one soul. That nothing divide what You united with your blessing.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen.

Lord’s Prayer

Let us pray with confidence to the Father, in the words our Savior gave us.

All. 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.

Nuptial Blessing

My dear friends, let us turn to the Lord and pray that He will bless with this grace Anna Forgach now married in Christ to Christian and that through the sacrament of the body and blood of Christ, He will unite in love the couple. He has joined in this holy bond.

(All Pray silently for a short while. Then the priest extends his hands and continues)God, our Father, creator of the universe, you made man and woman in your own likeness, and blessed their union. We humbly pray to you for Anna Forgach and Christian, today united in the sacrament of marriage. May your blessing come upon them.

May they find happiness in their love for each other, and enrich the life of the Church.
May they praise you in their days of happiness and turn to you in times of sorrow.
May they know the joy of your help in their work and the strength of your presence in their need.

May they worship you with the Church and be your witnesses in the world.
May old age come to them in the company of their friends, and may they reach at last the kingdom of heaven.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

And may almighty God bless you all, the Father and the son, and the Holy Spirit.

All.  Amen

 Music: Bist du bei Mir, J. S. Bach gbbd

 Concluding Rite
Pe. Abilio:  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.

All: Amen.
Pe. Abilio:  May you have children to bless you, your friends to console you, and may you live in peace with all.

All: Amen.
Pe. Abilio:  May you always bear witness to the love of God in this world so that the afflicted ant the needy will find in you generous friends, and welcome you into the joys of Heaven.

All: Amen.

Pe. Abilio:   May Almighty God bless you, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

All: Amen.

Pe. Abilio:  The Mass is ended, go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God.


 End of ceremony

Canticorum Jubilo, Handel

 Signing of the Wedding Book

Nella Fantasia, Ennio Morricone

 Over The Rainbow, H. Arlen

Exit of the Couple

Rather Be – Clean Bandit (versão Violino)