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Graduation Mass

Opening Greeting

Good morning/afternoon, and welcome to our Graduation Mass. During today’s mass
we celebrate the success of our graduate students. Over the past ____years, these
students have faced many challenges and have learned and worked together to
overcome them. Today we celebrate their achievements, and together with them, we
present our hopes, plans for the future, and joys to the Lord. We thank God for all the
blessings we have received and ask Him to grant us the courage to continue our
mission of being witnesses to our faith. Please stand and join in the singing of our
opening hymn…. (Insert opening hymn)

God, our loving parent, who gives us comfort and hope, we pray to you as we prepare
to begin high school. Watch over us and protect us in whatever we do. We trust that in
your love you will hear our prayers. Our response will be Lord, hear our prayer.

God of Wisdom, We pray for the administration, staff, and priests/sisters of “________”
school who have taken part in our growth during these past ___ years. We pray
especially for _______. (any retiring teachers or those who are leaving) We ask that you
bless them with happiness in their new endeavors. Let us pray to the Lord. All: Lord,
hear our prayer

God of Love, We pray for our parents, that they continue to guide and nurture us as we
grow and may they know how much we love and appreciate them. Let us pray to the
Lord All: Lord, hear our prayer

God of Hope, We pray that we, the graduating class of _____, may have the courage to
share our gifts with those who need them. May we be free to shape a future of peace
and justice for all. Let us pray to the Lord. All: Lord, hear our prayer

Gentle God, We pray for our friends who have shared with us, over these many years,
all the laughter, tears, heartaches and happiness: that they may know how much we
love and cherish them. Let us pray to the Lord. All: Lord, hear our prayer

Healing God, We pray for the sick of our parish and for all our friends and relatives who
are ill. Help them to feel your healing presence. Let us pray to the Lord All: Lord, hear
our prayer

God of Compassion, We pray for those in our families and in our school and parish
community who have died and are now in God’s presence forever. Teach us to be
comforters of one another. Let us pray to the Lord All: Lord, hear our prayer
Presider:Father, source of our life, You know our needs. As wecontinue our mission to
build a better world, may we beheld by Your hands and walk more readily in Your ways.
We ask You this through Jesus Christ, our Lord now andforever. Amen

LEADER: Good morning dear brothers and sisters! Today is, indeed, one of the most
memorable days of our lives. It marks our success after four years of struggle as
students of Caliguian National High School, our Alma Mater, and Bacnor National High
School Extension. Yet, graduation is not the end of our endeavors. Rather, it is the
beginning of a new life—a new life of facing more challenges more responsibilities, a
new life with a MISSION. God calls us by our names and we are his children. Thus, we
also share the mission of his Son, Jesus Christ: TO MAKE GOD’S KINGDOM A
REALITY IN WHATEVER COMMUNITY WE MAY BE. May we live and work to realize
this mission wherever we will be in the future. But now, let us join our hearts and minds
together as a community of faith, hope, and love to celebrate the Holy Eucharist in
thanksgiving for the blessings of the Lord in our life, especially the love, care, and
sacrifices of our parents, guardians, teachers, and school administrators for us. May all
their efforts in educating us throughout the years bear abundant fruit. Please rise and
together we sing the entrance hymn.

Entrance Hymn (Pag-aalala)


PRIEST: In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

ALL: Amen.

PRIEST: The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Fellowship of the Holy Spirit be
with you all.
ALL: And also with you.


PRIEST: My dear graduates, so that we are worthy as sons and daughters of God to
celebrate this Holy Eucharist, let us call to mind our sins and be sorry for them.

ALL: I confess …

PRIEST: May Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to
everlasting life.

ALL: Amen.

Kyrie (Panginoon Maawa Ka)


PRIEST: Let us pray that our lives may reflect the light of Christ.

God our Father, you sent your Son among us to unite all by serving all. We pray today
that our Graduates may build up to the body of your Son by rendering humble service to
the community. May they truly grow as responsible persons, always willing to do what is
good and never afraid to stand for what is true. We make this prayer through Christ our

ALL: Amen.

LEADER: Please be seated for the Liturgy of the Word.



READER: A Reading from the Book of Isaiah (58: 7-10)

Thus says the Lord: Share your food with the hungry and open your hearts to the
homeless poor. Give clothes to those who have nothing to wear, and do not refuse to
help your relatives. Then my favor will shine on you like the morning sun and your
words will be quickly healed. I will always be with you to save you; my presence will
protect you on every side. When you pray, I will answer you, when you call to me, I will
respond. If you put an end to oppression, to every gesture of contempt, and every evil
word; if you give food to the hungry and satisfy those who are in need, then the
darkness around you will turn to the brightness of noon.

The Word of the Lord.

ALL: Thanks be to God.


READER: Let your response be – Give thanks to the Lord, proclaim his greatness; tell
the nations what he has done.

Sing praise to the Lord; tell the wonderful things He has done. Be glad that we belong to
Him; let all who worship him rejoice. (Response)

Go to the Lord for help; and worship Him continually, you descendants of Abraham, his
servant; you descendants of Jacob, the man He chose; remember the miracles that
God performed; and the judgments that He gave. (Response)

The Lord is our Lord; His commands are for all the world; He will keep his convenant
forever, His promises for a thousand generations. (Response)

LEADER: Please stand for the Gospel Acclamation.

Gospel Acclamation (I Will Listen)


PRIEST: The Lord be with you.

ALL: And also with you.

PRIEST: A Reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke (17:11-19)

As Jesus made His way to Jerusalem, He went along the border between Samaria and
Galilee. He was going into a village when 10 men suffering from a dreaded skin disease
met him. They stood at a distance and shouted, “Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!” Jesus
saw them and said to them, “Go and let the priests examine you.” On the way, they
were made clean. When one of them saw that he was healed, he came back, praising
God in a loud voice. He threw himself to the ground at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. The
man was a Samaritan. Jesus spoke up, “there were ten men who were healed, where
are the other nine?” “Why is the foreigner the only one who came back to give thanks to
God?” And Jesus said to him, “Get up and go, your faith has made you well.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

ALL: Praise to you, O Lord, Jesus Christ.


Profession of Faith (We Believe)


PRIEST: Let us pray to the Father of Light that we may truly become the Salt and Light
of the world. Let us say: LORD, LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE ON US.

READER: For the church, we the people of God: that our way of Christian life be faithful
to the Gospel. Let us pray to the Lord.

READER: For our Pope, Bishops, and Priests: that they may faithfully serve the
kingdom God. Let us pray to the Lord.

READER: For our government officials: that they may work for justice and peace and for
the good of our community. Let us pray to the Lord.

READER: For our parents, teachers, classmates and friends, and all who have been
good to us: that they may continue to touch the lives of young people like us. Let us
pray to the Lord.

READER: For us graduates: that God will reveal His wonderful plans for all of us, and
that with Christ, we may develop fully and help build Christian communities by loving
and serving members of our families and our neighbors. Let us pray to the Lord.

PRIEST: Lord God, hear our petitions and let the light of Christ shine in us through our
words and actions. We make this prayer through your Son, Jesus Christ, Our Lord,
forever and ever.
All: Amen.


LEADER: Please be seated for the symbolic offering of the gifts.

(The offertory procession of the symbolic offerings is accompanied by an instrumental


(1) Candles: We offer to you, Lord, these Candles as symbol of the gifts of wisdom,
knowledge, and understanding you have created in us. Grant that the gifts we have
received may serve as light to those who are in darkness and sin, especially to those
who refuse to believe in you. Lord, may this offering we make be acceptable to you.

(2) Flowers: The beauty of creation is symbolized by these flowers which we offer to
you, Lord. May they always remind us of the beauty of your kingdom and the sweetness
of your everlasting love. Lord, may this offering we make be acceptable to you.

(3) Gifts: These gifts symbolize the abundance of the blessings we received from you, O
Lord. We offer them back to you as an expression of our gratitude and love as well as
our generosity to give ourselves in the service of others. Lord, may this offering we
make be acceptable to you.

(4) Medals, Certificates, Awards, and Ribbons: These tokens of our success symbolize
the material blessings you continually shower on us, O Lord. Help us as we strive to live
the values of the Gospel by word and deed. Lord, may this offering we make be
acceptable to you.

(5) Bread and Wine: Lord, your Son Jesus offered his body that was broken into pieces
that the people on would be nourished by his unending love. His blood was poured for
all that our sins will be forgiven. We offer this bread and this wine as signs of out
remembrance of Pascal Mystery of Jesus. May they remind us to live a fellowship of
love and constant service. Lord, may this offering we make be acceptable.


Offertory Song (Take and Receive)

PRIEST: Pray brothers and sisters that this sacrifice may be acceptable to God, the
Almighty Father.

ALL: May the Lord accept this sacrifice at your hands, for the praise and glory of his
name, for our good, and the good of all His Church.

LEADER: Please stand.


PRIEST: Lord, our God, may the bread and wine you gave us for our nourishment on
earth become the sacrament of our eternal life. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
ALL: Amen.


PRIEST: The Lord be with you.

ALL: And also with you.

PRIEST: Lift up your hearts and minds to the Lord.

ALL: We lift them up to the Lord.

PRIEST: Let us give thanks up to the Lord our God.

ALL: It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

PRIEST: Father, it is our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you
thanks through your beloved Son, Jesus Christ. He is the Word through whom you
made the universe, the Savior you sent to redeem us. By the power of the Holy Spirit he
took flesh and was born of the Virgin Mary.

For our sake he opened his arms on the cross; he put an end to death and revealed the
resurrection. In this he fulfilled your will and won for you a holy people. And so we join
the angels and the saints in proclaiming your glory as we sing.
Sanctus (Santo, Santo, Santo . . .)


LEADER: Please kneel.


PRIEST: Let us proclaim the mystery of our faith.

LEADER: Please stand.

Acclamation (We Remember . . .)

PRIEST: Through Him, with Him, and in Him, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, and the
glory and honor is yours, almighty Father, forever and ever.

Great Amen (Amen, Amen . . .)


PRIEST: Through the powerful commandment and teaching of Jesus who is Lord and
God, we have the courage to sing:

Our Father (Ama Namin . . .)

PRIEST: Deliver us, O Lord from every evil and grant us peace is our day. In your
mercy, keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for
the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Doxology (For the Kingdom . . .)

PRIEST: Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles: “I leave you Peace, my peace I
give you. Look not on our sins, but on the Faith of your church. Grant us peace and
unity of your kingdom where you live forever and ever.

ALL: Amen.

PRIEST: The peace of the Lord be with you always.

ALL: And also with you.

PRIEST: Let us greet one another with sign of peace.

Lamb of God (Kordero ng Diyos . . .)

LEADER: Please kneel.

PRIEST: This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Happy are
those who are called to this celebration.

ALL: Lord, I am not worthy to receive you but only say the word and I shall be healed.

Communion (Walang Hanggang Pasasalamat . . .)


GRADUATES: Lord, we thank you for the time you’ve forgiven us. We thank you for the
gift of life. We thank you for listening to us, and for keeping us in your love. We thank
you, Lord, for everything.

We thank you for our parents, who have enabled us to experience the joys and warmth
of family life. We thank you for our beloved teachers who have guided us in the search
for genuine truth and wisdom.

We thank you for our classmates and friends with whom we have learned and
experienced the happiness and difficulties of life. We thank you for opening

our minds and hearts to recognize you as the true source of light. We thank you, Lord,
for everything.

PRIEST: Let us pray.

LEADER: Please stand.

PRIEST: Lord, in this spiritual food, you have given back to us the sacrifice we offered
you in thanksgiving, the savings Sacrament of Christ your Son. By these gifts of
strength and joy, sustain in your service and bring us to your gift of eternal life. Grant
this through Christ our Lord.

ALL: Amen.

PRIEST: The Lord be with you.

ALL: And also with you.

PRIEST: Dear graduates, be a living witness as a true sons and daughters of God. And
may the Good Lord bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

ALL: Amen.

PRIEST: CONGRATULATIONS! Let us go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

ALL: Thanks be to God.