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Republic of the Philippines


SURIGAO DEL SUR STATE UNIVERSITY
Tagbina Campus
Tagbina, Surigao del Sur


BACCALAUREATE MASS

Commentator :
Prologue :
First Reading :
Psalm Response :
Second Reading :
Prayers of the Faithful :

OFFERS
Candles :
Flowers :
Wine :
Bread :
Medals :
Diploma :
Certificates :
Cross :
Bible :


ENTRANCE SONG : (SDSSU-TC Chorale)

PRIEST : In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the
Holy Spirit

ALL : Amen.

PRIEST : 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.

PRIEST : Beloved Graduates, this day is an occasion of
thanksgiving to God for all the gifts of knowledge
and formation you have received through this
institution, Surigao del Sur State University
Tagbina Campus. And together, let us join one
another within giving honor and praise, to you and
thanks to the Father.



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GRADUATION CANDIDATES PRAYER AND PLEDGE:

God, our loving Father, the day of our Graduation which marks a new
beginning in our lives has come. We pray with gratitude for all the benefits
and the blessings you have faithfully and lavishly poured upon us during the
years of formation at Surigao del Sur State University, Tagbina Campus. We
promise to live for Christ who died for us.

Beloved Parents, Dear Instructors, Brothers and Sisters, Friends, we are
glad to celebrate this Holy Eucharist with you. Communicating oneness with
the Father and his Son Jesus Christ, let us make the Eucharist the sign of
love and food for our soul to nourish the new life we share with one another.

PRIEST : Let us pray that the Lord may help you keep the
prayer and promise you have made today.


PENITENTIAL RITE

PRIEST : As we prepare to celebrate the mystery of Christs
love, let us acknowledge our failures and ask the
Lord for pardon and strength. I confess to Almighty
God

ALL : And to you my brothers and sisters that I have
sinned through my own faults, in my thoughts and in
my words, in what I have done and in what I have
failed to do. So, I ask the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin,
all the angels and saints, and to you my brothers
and sisters to pray for me to the Lord our God.

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

ALL : Amen.

KYRIE : (SDSSU-TC Chorale)

PRIEST : Let us pray. God the Father of all gifts, We praise
you, the source of all we have. Teach us to
acknowledge always the many good things your
infinite Lord has given to us. Help us to love you
with all our Hearts and all our strengths. We ask this
through Jesus Christ our Lord, your son, who lives
and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and ever

ALL : Amen.

COMMENTATOR : Please be seated and listen to the word of the Lord.
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LITURGY OF THE WORD

FIRST READER : A reading is taken from
The word of the Lord

ALL : Thanks be to God.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM (to be sung)

LEADER : Good it is to give thanks and to praise thy name.
Thy Love we proclaim. All throughout our days.

ALL : Good it is to give thanks and to praise thy name.
Thy Love we proclaim. All throughout our days.

LEADER : We proclaim upon sunrise, thy love Oh Lord. And on
sunset thy faithfulness, we shout for joy

ALL : Good it is to give thanks and to praise thy name.
Thy Love we proclaim. All throughout our days.

LEADER : In your temple, we ponder your steadfast love. Thy
tender majesty, resounds to the ends of the earth.

ALL : Good it is to give thanks and to praise thy name.
Thy Love we proclaim. All throughout our days.

LEADER : Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

ALL : Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

LEADER : Good it is to give thanks and to praise thy name.
Thy love we proclaim.

CHOIR : All throughout our days

SECOND READER : A reading from the
The word of the Lord

ALL : Thanks be to God.

COMMENTATOR : Please rise to honor the gospel.

GOSPEL ACCLAIM : (SDSSU-TC Chorale)

PRIEST : The Lord be with you

ALL : And also with you

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PRIEST : A reading from the

ALL : Glory to You, Oh Lord.

PRIEST : (reads the gospel)
The good news of our salvation

ALL : Praise to You Lord, Jesus Christ!

COMMENTATOR : Please be seated for the Homily.


PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

PRIEST : My Dear friends, on this very special occasion when
we gathered together as one in Gods family in unity
and communion to join our Graduates as they praise
and thank God, and to bear witnesses of faith, let us
raise our hearts and minds to our God loving Father
in intense prayer and thanksgiving. In every petition,
let our response be: SPIRIT OF GOD, FILL US
WITH YOUR LOVE.

PETITIONER : That Pope Francis, all the Bishops and clergy
throughout the world, that they may continue to
guide the church; the family of God to unity and
harmony and continually guard and protect the
dignity and sanctity of the human family. Let us pray
to the Lord

ALL : Spirit of God, fill us with your love.

PETITIONER : That all civil leaders may grow in the spirit of service
to promote the culture of life and solidarity to prompt
all families to lead each other in mutual support. Let
us pray to the Lord

ALL : Spirit of God, fill us with your love.

PETITIONER : That all families of the domestic church may ever
more become a model to the community of love and
unity in their diversities. Let us pray to the Lord

ALL : Spirit of God, fill us with your love.

PETITIONER : For our beloved parents, who took care for us and
helped us become what we are today, may they
continue to experience peace and joy in raising us,
their children with Christian values. Let us pray to
the Lord
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ALL : Spirit of God, fill us with your love.

PETITIONER : Father, we pray for the poor and all our suffering
brothers and sisters that they may be strengthened
by your spirit and mercy and love that they may
learn to unite their sufferings to Christ. Let us pray to
the Lord

ALL : Spirit of God, fill us with your love.

PETITIONER : We pray Father, for the youth of today, especially
our fellow students that the Holy spirit will guide
them all throughout the way so they may become
confident and obedient to your will. Let us pray to
the Lord

ALL : Spirit of God, fill us with your love.

PETITIONER : For us Graduates, motivated by Christs love, that
we may actively participate in the moral recovery
and cultural rebuilding of our country so that we
could embark on a future where we can live fruitful
lives. Let us pray to the Lord

ALL : Spirit of God, fill us with your love.

PETITIONER : To the SDSSU-Tagbina Faculty and Staff that they
may continue to uplift the zeal of faith and service to
the entire community of Tagbina, Surigao del Sur as
catalyst of change for the better and shall be more
vigorous in continuing to be one of the countrys
best in leadership and education. Let us pray to the
Lord

ALL : Spirit of God, fill us with your love.

PRIEST : Father of mercy and love, listen to our prayers. May
we grow in freedom to serve and love you. Make us
firm in our commitment to follow Jesus Christ, your
Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy
Spirit, one God, forever and ever

ALL : Amen.

COMMENTATOR : Please be seated for the offertory.

LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

OFFERTORY SONG : (SDSSU-TC Chorale)
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PRIEST : (to be sung) Blest are you Lord, God of all creation
thanks to your goodness this bread, we offer. Fruit
of the earth, work of our hands, this will become the
bread of life

CHOIR : Blessed be God, blessed be God, blessed be God
forever, Amen!
Blessed be God, blessed be God, blessed be God
forever, Amen!

PRIEST : (to be sung) Blest are you Lord, God of all creation
thanks to your goodness this wine, we offer. Fruit of
the vine, work of our hands, it will become the cup of
joy

CHOIR : Blessed be God, blessed be God, blessed be God
forever, Amen!
Blessed be God, blessed be God, blessed be God
forever, Amen!

COMMENTATOR : Please all stand

PRIEST : Pray Brethren, that our sacrifice may be acceptable
to God, our Father

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


PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS

PRIEST : Ever living God, in baptism, the sacrament of our
faith, you restore us to life. Accept the prayer and
the gifts of your people. Forgive our sins and fulfill
our hopes and desires. We ask this in the name of
Jesus Christ our Lord

ALL : Amen.

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER:

PRIEST : The Lord be with you

ALL : And also with you

PRIEST : Lift up your hearts

ALL : We lift them up to the Lord
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PRIEST : Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

ALL : It is right to give Him thanks and praise

PRIEST : Father, all powerful and ever living God, we do well
always and everywhere to give you thanks. The
suffering and death of your son brought life to the
whole world, moving our hearts to praise your glory.
The power of the cross reveals your judgment on
this world and the kingship of Christ crucified. We
praise you Lord, with all the angels and the saints in
their song of glory

SONG : HOLY (SDSSU-TC Chorale)

PRIEST : Father, you are holy indeed and all creation rightly
gives you praise. All life, holiness comes from you
through your son, Jesus Christ our Lord, by the
working of the Holy Spirit. And so, Father, we bring
you these gifts. We ask you to be the holy one by
the power of your Holy Spirit that we may become
the body and blood of your son, Jesus Christ.

On the night he was betrayed, he took bread and
gave you thanks and praise. He broke the bread,
gave it to his disciples and said: Take this all of you
and eat it. This is my body, which will be given up
for you.

When we supper was ended, he took the cup. Again
he gave you thanks and praise. Gave the cup to his
disciples and said: Take this all of you and drink
from it. This is the cup of my blood. The blood of the
new and everlasting covenant. It will be shared for
you and for all men so that sins may be forgiven. Do
this in memory of me

Let us proclaim the mystery of our faith.

ACCLAMATION : (SDSSU-TC Chorale)

PRIEST : And so loving Father, we remember that Jesus died
and rose again to save the world. He put himself
into our hands to be the sacrifice we offer you. Lord,
our God, listen to our prayers. Send forth your Holy
Spirit to all of us who share this meal. May your
spirit brings us closer to the family of the church with
Pope Francis, Bishop Nerio Odchimar and the
clergy. Remember Father, our families, friends and
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all those we do not love as we should. Remember
those who have died. Bring them home to be with
you forever. Gather us together in your kingdom.
There we shall be happy forever with the Virgin
Mary, Mother of God and our mother. There, with all
the friends of Jesus the Lord, we will sing a song of
joy.

Through Him, with Him and in Him, in the unity of
the Holy Spirit. All glory and honor is yours Almighty
Father, forever and ever

GREAT AMEN : Amen (SDSSU-TC Chorale)

PRIEST : Let us pray with confidence to the Father in the
words that our savior taught us.

LORDS PRAYER : Our Father (SDSSU-TC Chorale)

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

DOXOLOGY : For thine is the kingdom (SDSSU-TC Chorale)

PRIEST : Lord, Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles, I leave
you peace, my peace, I give you. Look not on your
sins but the faith of your church and 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 offer each other the sign of peace

LAMB OF GOD : (SDSSU-TC Chorale)

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

ALL : Amen.
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BLESSING OF THE DIPLOMAS AND MEDALS

PRIEST : Our help is the name of the Lord.

ALL : Who made heaven and earth.

PRIEST : Oh Lord, Hear our prayer

ALL : And let me come unto you.

PRIEST : The Lord be with you

ALL : And also with you.

PRIEST : Let us pray. Lord, bless these diplomas and medals
which embody the many years of struggle and effort.
Graciously help the Graduates to put into practice
the teachings they have learned for your greater
honor and glory and for the service of their fellow
human beings. We ask this in the name of Jesus
Christ, our Lord and the prayer of Mary, our
Mother

ALL : Amen.

COMMENTATOR : Please be seated for the Thanksgiving Prayer.
Graduates, please remain standing

STUDENT LEADER : Most Holy and merciful God, on this memorable
occasion of our graduation, we express our deepest
gratitude. Thank you for the spiritual gifts and
multiple intelligence we have discovered and
developed in school for our on-going holistic
formation towards a fuller life in you as we are called
to live and love in the family to perform with utmost
excellence in our respective tasks in the society;

Thank you Jesus who gave us the meaning to our
challenging experiences. To our faithful patron, the
Mother of Perpetual Help, our inspiration in our
service to the church of the poor. Our years at
SDSSU-TC could not be fruitful without them;

Thank you to the faculty and staff of the Surigao del
Sur State University, Tagbina Campus who lovingly
guided and directed our formation; Our Instructors
and Administrators who patiently taught us; our
Non-Teaching Personnel for their unselfish and
attentive service;
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Thank you for our beloved parents/guardians, our
families, whose unconditional love supported and
encouraged us, thus, become our motivating factor
for our success;

Father, they have proven your worthy instruments of
your will to us, we trust that you will bless and
reward them for their contribution to our success
today in the manner most pleasing to you. All praise,
honor and glory are yours, Amen.

PARENT LEADER : Dear Parents, may we request you to stand and
together let us pray

Most Holy Trinity, the children you have entrusted to
us have accomplished their goals of Tertiary
Education here at Surigao del Sur State University,
Tagbina Campus, the institution we have chosen for
their journey from bewilderedness to the light of
knowledge, You have strengthened them with
countless ways and restored in them the dignity and
truth.

Thank you for the gift of SDSSU-TC Instructors,
Administrators, and Non-Teaching Staff who have
faithfully performed this mission with whom you
have entrusted in them. Thank you Dear God for
making us realize how little we have given and how
much you have done. Thank you for helping us
carry the responsibility of parenthood which
becomes joyful, meritorious and honourable and for
being always there for us.

We pray that all our efforts may be directed towards
the accomplishments of your will. May your gift of
hope constantly lifts our hearts and spirits to you
even as we fall into the depth of our limitations and
weaknesses.

Bless and sustain our unity as we journey with our
children to you, the fullness of our home. We trust in
your loving providence and abiding presence in our
children as they seek for further development and
search for their place in the society. Make them
realize that with you, there is no failure but only
challenges and opportunities. Make them humble in
their search and magnanimous in their success that
they may be the pride and joy of your kingdom.

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We entrust them to the perpetual patronage,
protection and prayer of Mary, the mother of your
Son, Jesus Christ and our Mother too. All praise,
honor, thanksgiving and glory be yours, most holy
trinity, Amen.


FINAL BLESSING

PRIEST : The Lord be with you.

ALL : And also with you.

PRIEST : May Almighty God bless you, the Father, the son
and the Holy Spirit,

ALL : Amen.

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

ALL : Thanks be to God.

RECESSIONAL SONG : (SDSSU-TC Chorale)