Friday, June 18, 2010

Sign Our Guest Book

We'd love to have you sign our guest book and offer us words of advice. To sign our guest book, go to the bottom of this post. Click on the link that reads "comment."

A comment box will pop up on your computer screen and then you're ready to sign.

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Thanks for visiting and enjoy.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Directions to the Reception on August 22, 2009

The tuxedos are dry-cleaned, thank you notes in the mail, and the formal portion of our marriage is done. It was a wonderful ceremony that we shared with members of our family. And then we did all the "formal" things at the dinner we held for the members of our family. Happily married for three weeks now, we're ready to have a relaxing time with friends and cohorts.

So, we're going informal. Our reception is being held in the party room at The Spillway which was formerly Mosquito Creek Saloon. It is a spot where many LC folks enjoy having a great meal and relaxing with friends.

Need directions to The Spillway? You'll find them by CLICKING HERE. We hope you can join us for a little while or maybe you can pull up a chair and enjoy some great fellowship with some great folks.

Invitations Sent for Reception with Friends


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Reception Activities & Events

We've decided to provide friends and colleagues an opportunity to visit with us for the first hour of our reception with cake, coffee, iced-tea, lemonade, soda and some delicious desserts. At 6:00 we will be providing these guests hot hors d'oevoures. We will be providing music and a toast during this period as well.

After 6:30, we will be saying goodbye to all individuals who are under the age of 21. At that time, we will be opening the host and cash bars. The hot hors d'evoures will be served until 9:00 pm. Hopefully some brave souls will hit the dance floor. If not, we can certainly enjoy each other's company for the remainder of the evening.


Monday, August 10, 2009

Wedding Day Photos

We had the opportunity to preview the almost 400 photos that were taken during our rehearsal, the ceremony and the dinner, dance and reception that we held for members of our family.

The photo above features Matron of Honor Laura Flahive and Best Man V. Thomas Heckman with the McLaughlins.

Although we deleted several of the photos we previewed, there were so many great shots of our parents, our siblings, nieces and nephews, aunts, cousins and wedding party that we kept several hundred. So, be cautious when visiting our house.

We look forward to sharing these with you as soon as they are available. We'll be sending all of our family members a DVD of the photos. We have one that we've chosen as our "official favorites" and another containing most of the other shots. Thanks for checking back. We'll send our FLCKR link to you once we have the photos posted.

Tom & Kim

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Memory Photo


left top--Paul & Betty Muta, grandparents; left center--Earl & Zella Force, grandparents; left lower--Anne & John McLaughlin, grandparents; under text--Charles & Anna Danielsen, great grandparents; under that to the left, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern, cats; under that to the right, Randy & Matthew Schabacker, step father and brother; upper right, Kathryn Hoggatt, grandparent; center right, Luis Hoggatt, grandparent; lower right, Anne McLaughlin, grandparent.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Join us on July 25 for our Wedding

Welcome to our wedding website! We are thrilled to share this wonderful occasion with all of you.

Our non-traditional approach to this union is important to us. We are inviting family only to the ceremony. We will celebrate our marriage with friends later this fall. We hope you appreciate our approach as much as we do.

We love all of you dearly and we are thankful that you are taking the time to join us on this important day. We are so very thankful for our families. You are the core of who we are. More than that, we are honored to have you join us as we begin our marriage in the eyes of God at 2:00 pm on July 25, 2009.

Our wedding will be held in our parish, Holy Name Church in Omaha, Nebraska. We look forward to sharing this beautiful day with you.

Our rehearsal will be held at Holy Name at 6:00 pm on Friday, July 24, 2009 at 6:00 pm.

Thank you in advance for all that you bring to our lives.

Directions to Holy Name Catholic Church.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Gathering with Congregation--Here I am Lord

Prelude--Ave Maria--Franz Schubert

Ave Maria lyrics

Ave Maria, gratia plena.
Maria, gratia plena
Maria, gratia plena
Ave, ave dominus,
Benedicta tu in mulieribus,
Et benedictus
Benedictus fructus ventris tui
Ventris tui, Jesus.
Ave Maria.

(Some versions add the following)

Sancta Maria,
Ora pro nobis,
Nobis peccatoribus,
Nunc et in hora
Mortis nostrae.
Ave Maria

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Opening Prayer

Co-celebrants, Fr. Frank Baumert & Fr. Patrick McLaughlin

Father, you have made the bond of marriage a holy mystery, a symbol of Christ's love for his Church. Hear our prayers for Kimberly and Thomas. 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.

We ask you this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

First Reading--TOBIT 8:4b-8

Lector, Nicole Higginbotham, Niece to Tom & Kim

A reading from the Book of Tobit

On their wedding night Tobiah arose from bed and said to his wife,

"Sister, get up. Let us pray and beg our Lord to have mercy on us and to grant us deliverance."

Sarah got up, and they started to pray and beg that deliverance might be theirs. They began with these words:

"Blessed are you, O god of our fathers; praised be your name forever and ever. Let the heavens and all your creation praise you forever. You made Adam and you gave him his wife Eve to be his help and support; and from these two the human race descended.

You said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone; let us make him a partner like himself.' Now, Lord, you know that I take this wife of mine not because of lust, but for a noble purpose. Call down your mercy on me and on her, and allow us to live together to a happy old age."

They said together, "Amen, amen."

the word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Second Reading: ROMANS 12:1-2, 9-18

Lector, Cara Muta, Sister to Kim and Tom

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

I urge you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, your spiritual worship. Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, whi is good and pleasing and perfect.

Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor. Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the holy ones, exercise hospitality. Bless those who persecute you, bless and do not curse them. Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep. Have the same regard for one another; do not be haughty but associate with the lowly; do not be wise in your own estimation. Do not repay anyone evil for evil; be concerned for what is noble in the sight of all. If possible, on your part, live at peace with all.

The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.

Responsorial Psalm--PSALM 34: 2-3; 4-5; 6-7; 8-9

Celebrant, Fr. Frank Baumert & Co-Celebrant, Fr. Patrick McLaughlin

R. I will bless the Lord at all times.

I will bless the Lord at all times; his praise shall be ever in my mouth.
Let my soul glory in the Lord; the lowly will hear me and be glad.

R. I will bless the Lord at all times.

Glorify the Lord with me, let us together extol his name.
I sought the Lord, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears.

R. I will bless the Lord at all times.

Look to him that you may be radiant with joy, and your faces may not blush with shame.
When the poor one called out, the Lord heard, and from all his distress he saved him.

R. I will bless the Lord at all times.

The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and delivers them.
Taste and see how good the Lord is; blessed the man who takes refuge in him.

R. I will bless the Lord at all times.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

GOSPEL: John 15: 9-12

Celebrant, Fr. Frank Baumert

Gospel Acclamation: (John 4:8b, 11) God is love. If God loved us, we also must love one another.

A reading
from the holy Gospel according to John

Jesus said to his disciples: "As the Father loves me, so I love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete. This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.

The Gospel of the Lord.
R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Blessing and Exchange of Rings

Vows will be received by Fr. Patrick McLaughlin, brother to Tom and Kim

Lord, bless these rings which we bless + in your name. Grant that those who wear them may always have a deep faith in each other. May they do your will and always life together in peach, good will, and love. We ask this through Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

Exchange of the Vows

Vows will be received by Fr. Patrick McLaughlin, brother to Tom and Kim

The priest invites the couple to declare their consent: Since it it you intention to enter into marriage, join your right hands, and declare your consent before God and his Church.

They join hands.

Tom says:

I, Tom, take you, Kim, to be 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.

Kim says:

I, Kim, take you, Tom, to be 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.

First, Tom is asked:

Tom, do you take Kim to be your wife? Do you promise to be true to her in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to love her and honor her all the days of your life.

Tom: Yes.

Then, Kim is asked:

Kim, do you take Tom to be your husband? Do you promise to be true to him in good times and in bad, in sickness and in health, to love him and honor him all the days of your life.

Kim: Yes.

Unity Candle--The Wedding Song

Tom & Kim will present an offering to Mary during the lighting of the unity candle.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Prayers of the Faithful

To be offered by Traci McLaughlin, sister to Tom and Kim.

For our pope Benedict, our bishop George, and all who minister to the Church, that they may lead all of us to love one another as the Father loves us.

We pray to the Lord...
R. Lord, hear our prayer.

For the leaders of our country and all political leaders, that they continue to promote true justice and peace for all.
We pray to the Lord...
R. Lord, hear our prayer.

For the sick, lonely and the poor people of the world, that through our prayers of love and concern they will be blessed.

We pray to the Lord...
R. Lord, hear our prayer.

For all who have chosen marriage as their vocation, that their love for one another fosters growth and deepens the faith of all whom they meet.

We pray to the Lord...
R. Lord, hear our prayer.

For our relatives and friends gathered here, that they always share the faith, hope and love they have with their families.

We pray to the Lord...
R. Lord, hear our prayer.

For Tom and Kim who have been married here today, that their lives may be blessed with love and graced with lasting peace and health.

We pray to the Lord...
R. Lord, hear our prayer.

For all who have died, may they be experiencing eternal joy with the everlasting God of love.

We pray to the Lord...
R. Lord, hear our prayer.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Preparation of the Altar

The gifts will be presented by the parents of Kim--Phillip Muta & Mary Schabacker--and of Tom--Tom McLaughlin & Linda McLaughlin.

Presentation of Gifts--Prayer of St. Francis

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Communion--One Bread, One Body

The holy body and precious blood will be given in communion. Mike Muta, brother to Tom and Kim will serve as an eucharistic minister with Fr. Baumert and Fr. McLaughlin.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Father, all-powerful and ever-living God, we do well always and everwhere to give you thanks.

You created man in love to share your divine life. We see his high destiny in the love of husband and wife, which bears the imprint of your own divine love of husband and wife, which bears the imprint of your own divine love.

Love is man's origin, love is his constant calling, love is his fulfillment in heaven.
The love of man's origin, love is his constant calling, love is his fulfillment in heavan.

The love of man and woman is made holy in the sacrament of marriage, and becomes the mirror of your everlasting love.

Through Chris the chois of angels and all the saints praise and worship your glory. May our voices bland with theirs as we join in the unending hymm:

Friday, May 1, 2009

Nuptial Blessing

Let us pray to the lord for Tom and Kim who come to God's altar at the beginning of their may always be united in love for each other (as they now share in the body and blood of Christ.)

All pray silently for a short while. Then the priest extends his hands and continues:

Holy Father, you created mankind in your own image and made man and woman to be joined as husband and wife in union of body of heart and so fulfill their mission in the world.

Father, to reveal the plan of your love, you made the union of husband and wife an image of covenant between you and your people.