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January 18, 2004 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle C

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June 21, 2004 Tweflth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Cycle C
July 25, 2004 Seventeeth Sunday in Ordinary Time

FIRST READING:

Is. 62: 1-5 "As the bridegroom rejoices in his bride, so will your God rejoice in you." I will not be silent or grow weary until nations see your glory. No longer will you be forsaken for the Lord takes delight in you.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 96 "Proclaim his marvelous deeds to all nations."

SECOND READING:

1 Cor. 12: 4-11 "One and the same Spirit distributes different gifts as he chooses."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

2 Thess. 2: 14 "God has called us through the gospel; to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ."

GOSPEL:

Jn. 2: 1-12 "The first of the signs given by Jesus was at Cana in Galilee."

SCRIPTURAL TOPICS: revealed glory, manifestation, marriage, miracle

FOCUS: "We have found the Messiah: Jesus Christ who brings us truth and grace." To give of oneself is at the heart of a disciple of Christ.

REFLECTION: "When I had drunk the spirit from Heaven, and the second birth had restored me a new man, then immediately in a marvelous manner, doubts began to be resolved, closed doors began to be opened, dark places to be light; what before was difficult now seemed easy." St. Cyprian

"Many things make you unhappy or afraid because you have not successfully shifted your attention from yourself to God."

Thomas Kempis

"Those who follow me can never walk in darkness" (John 8: 12)—says Our Lord. Here are the words of Christ. We must imitate his life and his ways if we are to learn from him, if we are to receive his light. Thomas Kempis

"God has called us through the gospel; to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ."

"The Lord took the man He created and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and keep it (Gen. ii. 15). This command to dress and keep Paradise must be understood not only in the direct physical sense, but also in its higher spiritual meaning. By ‘Paradise' the Holy Fathers mean the soul of the first human beings, the place where the most abundant divine grace dwelt and where a great number of varied virtues bore their fruit. By ‘dressing' this spiritual garden they meant what was later called ‘spiritual work', and by the ‘keeping' of this inner activity they meant the preservation of the purity already gained by the soul." Bishop Peter of Siberia

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY:

Sprinkling rite: Introduce the liturgy by stating that through our baptism, and strengthened by reception of the Eucharist, we receive the grace necessary to follow the calling of the gospel.

Opening Prayer: See alternate

Emphasize the profession of faith, making the point that the grace of God is the foundation of our faith.

Sample General Intercessions—

Introduction: Gathered together in Christ the Lord who brings us truth and grace, let us offer our prayers in the same spirit:

• For the church of God, that we will joyfully live our faith in Christ the Messiah;

• For the peace and well-being of the entire world, that people everywhere who thirst for justice will find nourishment;

• For those who suffer from hunger, sickness or loneliness; that the mystery of Christ's presence will bring them strength;

• For our communtiy and families, that we may live as members of the same body and work towards communal enrichment.

Preface for Sundays in O.T.: Third

A Lamb of God fraction rite could focus on titles for Jesus drawn from today's gospel, e.g. Jesus, Word of God, Jesus, perfect servant, Jesus, who baptizes with fire.

Faith Formation

The baptism for which catechumens prepare is a cleansing, a profession of faith, and an initiation into the Holy Spirit. It is also an acceptance of the individual into a community of like belivers.

• What do you want from God?

• What does God ask of us?

To live the way Jesus did, we must learn to constantly love in the midst of the world.

• What do you want from the Church?

• What commitment do you make to the Church? (In your own words)

Children's Liturgy

of the Word

We all have different aptitudes and interests; it is important we discover what we like and are good at. Relate this to the gospel in the sense that we are all called to be servants in some way. It's up to us to find out how we might best serve others. Sometimes it's a matter of being open and willing to learn new things or to accept things that we can't change.

"Those who follow me can never walk in darkness" (John 8: 12)—says Our Lord. Here are the words of Christ. We must imitate his life and his ways if we are to learn from him, if we are to receive his light. Thomas Kempis

"God has called us through the gospel; to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ."

"The Lord took the man He created and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and keep it (Gen. ii. 15). This command to dress and keep Paradise must be understood not only in the direct physical sense, but also in its higher spiritual meaning. By ‘Paradise' the Holy Fathers mean the soul of the first human beings, the place where the most abundant divine grace dwelt and where a great number of varied virtues bore their fruit. By ‘dressing' this spiritual garden they meant what was later called ‘spiritual work', and by the ‘keeping' of this inner activity they meant the preservation of the purity already gained by the soul." Bishop Peter of Siberia

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY:

Sprinkling rite: Introduce the liturgy by stating that through our baptism, and strengthened by reception of the Eucharist, we receive the grace necessary to follow the calling of the gospel.

Opening Prayer: See alternate

Emphasize the profession of faith, making the point that the grace of God is the foundation of our faith.

Sample General Intercessions—

Introduction: Gathered together in Christ the Lord who brings us truth and grace, let us offer our prayers in the same spirit:

• For the church of God, that we will joyfully live our faith in Christ the Messiah;

• For the peace and well-being of the entire world, that people everywhere who thirst for justice will find nourishment;

• For those who suffer from hunger, sickness or loneliness; that the mystery of Christ's presence will bring them strength;

• For our communtiy and families, that we may live as members of the same body and work towards communal enrichment.

Preface for Sundays in O.T.: Third

A Lamb of God fraction rite could focus on titles for Jesus drawn from today's gospel, e.g. Jesus, Word of God, Jesus, perfect servant, Jesus, who baptizes with fire.

Faith Formation

The baptism for which catechumens prepare is a cleansing, a profession of faith, and an initiation into the Holy Spirit. It is also an acceptance of the individual into a community of like belivers.

• What do you want from God?

• What does God ask of us?

To live the way Jesus did, we must learn to constantly love in the midst of the world.

• What do you want from the Church?

• What commitment do you make to the Church? (In your own words)

Children's Liturgy

of the Word

We all have different aptitudes and interests; it is important we discover what we like and are good at. Relate this to the gospel in the sense that we are all called to be servants in some way. It's up to us to find out how we might best serve others. Sometimes it's a matter of being open and willing to learn new things or to accept things that we can't change.

 

 

 

 

GATHERING SONG:

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

ACH, BB/MI, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS, WCH, WP

All the Ends of the Earth (Dufford)

BB/MI, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS

All the Ends of the Earth (Haas/Haugen)

BB/MI, GTR

Alleluia! Go and Teach All People CBW

III

Amazing Grace ACH, BB/MI, CBW III,

CVH, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS,

WCH, WOV, WP, WS, (Proulx: G-2326)

At the Table of the World PMB, SM, W&S,

WCH

Beginning Today (Dameans) GP,

GPCOMP

Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, GC, JS, RS,

WCH, WOV, WP

Draw Near, O Lord PMB, W&S

Gather Us In (Haugen) BB/MI, CVH,

GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH, WP

Gather Us Together (Hurd) BB/MI

God, in the Planning (Bell) CCH, G2

God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle GC,

RS, WP

Happy Those Who Hear the Word of God

(Norbet) ACH, BB, GP, WCH

I Can Hear My Savior Calling LMGM

I Want to Follow Jesus G-3904

Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love GC,

GTR, LMGM, RS, SM, W&S, WCH, WP

Let All on Earth Their Voices Raise WP

Lord, Your Almighty Word CVH, PMB

O Bless the Lord (Michaels) BB/MI,

CBW III, JS

O Lord, You Know Our Weakness PMB,

W&S

Sing a New Song (Schutte) BB/MI,

CBW II, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS,

RS

Song of Gathering GC, GTR

The Church's One Foundation ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, GC, GPCOMP,

JS, PMB, WCH, WP

The Greatest Gift (Marchionda) PMB,

WCH

The Stars Declare His Glory GC, GTR,

RS, WP

We Gather Together ACH, BB, CVH,

GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS, WCH, WP

What Do I Have to Do LMGM

What You Gave Us for Our Taking

ACH, PMB, WCH

You Have Looked upon the Lowly PMB

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

92 SMM, Vol. 3 (Tucker)

Proclaim to All the Nations GC, RS (Haas)

Sing a New Song (Brown) BB/MI

Psalm 96: Today a Savior Is Born (Farrell)

BB/MI

Psalm 96: Proclaim His Marvelous Deeds

(Smith) BB/MI

Psalm 96: Today Our Savior Is Born

(Cortez) BB/MI

Psalm 96: Today Is Born Our Savior

(Inwood) BB/MI

Psalm 96: Today is Born our Savior

(Guimont) CCH

This Is the Day (Haugen) GTR, G2, GC

Psalm 96: Today is born our Savior

(Hughes) GC, RS, WP

Psalm 96: Today is born our Savior

(Haugen) GC, RS

Psalm 96: Bring an offering - Howell/

Gelineau GC, RS, WP

Sing Our God Together (Haugen, Hass)

GC, RS

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

Be with Me, Lord (Haugen) GPCOMP,

GTR, WCH

Be with Me, Lord (Joncas) BB/MI, JS,

PMB

Be with Me, O God BB/MI, JS

Bridegroom and Bride (Bell) RS

Choose Life (Landry) BB/MI, GP

Choose Life (Marchionda) WCH, WS

Here I Am, Lord (Ward) JS, GC, RS

PMB, WCH

Jesu, Dulcis Memoria CVH, JS

Kindness (Miffleton) PMB, W&S, WCH

Lay Your Hands (Landry) GP, GPCOMP

Like Olive Branches (Deiss) PMB, WCH

Lord, to Whom Shall We Go (Englert)

PMB, WCH

Lord, to Whom Shall We Go (Haas) GTR

Lord, to Whom Shall We Go (Joncas)

BB/MI, GP

O Bless the Lord, My Soul (Pergolesi) G-

4387

Peace (Norbet) ACH, BB/MI, CBW II,

CVH, JS, PMB, WCH, WW

Psalm 103: The Lord Is Kind (Cooney)

GPCOMP

Song of Fire and Water (Haugen)

GPCOMP

The Voice of God Goes Out CBW II, WP

We Live a Mystery (Connelly) GC, GTR

What Does the Lord Require RS, WP,

WOV

What You Gave Us for Our Taking

ACH, PMB, WCH

When Jesus Came Preaching CVH, RS,

WP

Yahweh (Norbet) BB/MI, CBW II, GP,

JS, PMB, WCH

Yes, I Shall Arise BB/MI, JS

COMMUNION:

All That is Hidden (Farrell) BB/MI, JS

Because the Lord Is My Shepherd (Walker)

BB/MI, GTR, JS

Blessed Are You, Lord BB/MI, JS

Earthen Vessels (Foley) ACH, BB/MI,

GP, GPCOMP, JS

Eye Has Not Seen (Haugen) BB/MI, GC,

GTR, GPCOMP, RS, WCH

Gift of Finest Wheat Kreutz) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, GPCOMP, JS,

PMB, SM, W&S, WCH, WP

God, Whose Almighty Word RS, WP

Here I Am, Lord (Verdi) G-3021

Here I Am, Lord (Ward) JS, GC, PMB,

RS, WCH, WS

Here I Am, Lord (Valentine) G-4813

How Great Thou Art (Hine) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GC, GPCOMP,

JS, PMB, RS, WCH

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW II, GC, GPCOMP, GTR,

JS, WCH, WP

Life-Giving Bread (Manalo) G-3911

O Bless the Lord, My Soul (Pergolesi) G-

4387

One Bread, One Body (Foley) ACH,

BB/MI, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS,

RS, WW, W&S

Only This I Want (Schutte) GC, GP,

GPCOMP

Song of God Among Us (Huijbers) BB/MI,

GTR, JS

May We Be One (Daigle) G2, GC, RS

SONG OF PRAISE:

Here I Am, Lord (Chepponis) G-3292

How Great Thou Art (Hine) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GC, GPCOMP,

JS, PMB, RS, WCH

I Rejoice in the Lord (Biery) G-3184

May We Praise You (Foley) BB/MI, GC,

GPCOMP, GP, GTR, JS

Psallite Deo (Berthier) GTR, TAIZE II

You Are Our Living Bread (Joncas) GC,

GPCOMP, JS

We Are Many Parts (Haugen) BB/MI,

GC, GTR, RS, WCH

CLOSING SONG:

All Hail the Power LMGM

All the Ends of the Earth (Hurd) BB/MI,

JS

God Is My Strong Salvation ACH,

CVH

I Want to Praise Your Name (Hurd)

BB/MI, GC, GTR, JS

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You BB/MI,

GC, GPCOMP, JS, RS, WP

Just a Closer Walk with Thee JS, LMGM,

PMB, WW

Lift High the Cross BB/MI, CBW III,

CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS,

WCH, WP

Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him

ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, JS, PMB,

WCH, WOV, WP

Praise to the Lord ACH, BB/MI, CVH,

GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS, WP

Praise to the Holiest in the Height

CBW II, CVH, PMB, WOV

Sing Alleluia, Sing (Ault) BB/MI, GP,

YPGP

Sing a New Song to the Lord (Dudley-

Smith) CBW II, GTR, RS, WC, WP

Sing Our God Together (Haas) GC, RS

Sing to the Mountains (Dufford) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, GC, GP, GPCOMP,

GTR, JS, RS

Songs of Thankfulness and Praise

ACH, BB/MI, CBW III, GC, JS, RS, WP

There Is Nothing Told (Willcock) BB/MI,

G2

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

BB/MI, CVH, GC, JS, RS, WP

Though the Mountains May Fall (Schutte)

ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, GC, GP,

GPCOMP, GTR, JS, WC, WW

We Receive Power PMB, W&S

Yes, I Shall Arise (Deiss) JS, PMB, WCH

Your Hands, O Lord in Days of Old RS,

WP

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