St. Andrew Parish Issues Statement Regarding Viral Wedding Issue

St. Andrew Parish Releases Official Statement About Viral Wedding Issue

WEDDING ISSUE – St. Andrew Parish has issued a statement about the viral wedding issue in Amlan, Negros Oriental.

The wedding of Janine Seit Suelto-Sagario and Jove Deo was originally scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on June 8, 2024. However, on the night before, one of their sponsors, a member of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, informed them that the ceremony had been rescheduled to 9:30 a.m.

The couple quickly informed their families and wedding entourage of this change. On their wedding day, the couple arrived at the church before 9:00 a.m., thinking they had enough time to prepare.

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Despite their arrival time, church staff reprimanded them for being an hour late and did not allow them to explain the situation. The bride reported that the priest began the ceremony while she was still at the church entrance, and not everyone was ready.

Recently, Msgr. Albert Erasmo G. Bohol, the Parish Priest, released a detailed statement on June 10, 2024 (Monday) addressing the incident. The priest explained that the wedding was officially set for 8:00 a.m., a time agreed upon a month prior.

The confusion arose when a lady sponsor, in an unofficial capacity, informed the couple of a new 9:30 a.m. schedule. This was incorrect, as a funeral mass was already scheduled for that time. The parish believes the sponsor might have misread the bulletin dates.

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On the wedding day, the couple arrived an hour late according to the original schedule. Despite this, the assisting priest chose to proceed with the mass out of consideration for the couple.

In a previous post, a bride shares wedding day disappointment in viral Facebook post

He had to quickly adjust the proceedings, beginning the ceremony upon seeing the bride at the entrance and notifying the waiting grieving family of the delay.

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Msgr. Bohol extended a sincere apology to the couple and their families for the distress caused. The parish also apologized to the family affected by the delay in the funeral mass.

The statement ended with a request for prayers and understanding from the community as the priests worked through their imperfections.

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