Saturday, 20 July 2013

Wedding at Xagħra Parish


by Stefan Attard
Wedding of Mary and Joseph by GiottoSchola Cantorum Jubilate animated the Wedding Mass of Christine Xerri and Savio Fiteni. The Nuptial Mass started at 5.30pm at the Basilica of Maria Bambina, Xagħra and was officiated by Mgr. George Farrugia. Mgr. Archpriest Carmelo Refalo administered the wedding rite and Mgr. Joe Vella Gauci delivered the homily. 
It was a special ceremony which united two young hearts in the sacrament of marriage. Joy and peace were felt throughout the ceremony.

The bride was welcomed in church with Schubert’s ‘Ave Maria’ interpreted by Soprano Marouska Attard. The other pieces which followed were: Allelulia’, ‘Panis Angelicus’ (Franck), ‘Sanctus’ and ‘Agnus Dei’ (Oltrasi), ‘Il-Mulej qam mill-imwiet’ (Portelli), ‘Jesu Joy of Men’s desiring’ (Bach), ‘Bless the Lord’ (Taize’) and ‘Jubilate Deo’ (Portelli). The choir was accompanied by members of the Jubilate Ensemble. The ceremony ended ‘The Wedding March’ by Felix Mendelsshon. 
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