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January 25, 2004 Third 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:

Neh. 8: 2-4, 5-6, 8-10 "They read from the book of Law and they understood what was read." Ezra the priest read from the book of the law to the people from morning to noon. The people listened and understood. The priests proclaimed it a sacred day, a day to eat and drink and share for the joy of the lord is your stronghold.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 19 "Your words, Lord, are spirit and life."

SECOND READING:

1 Cor. 12: 12-30 "Together you are Christ's body but each of you is a different part of it."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Lk. 4: 18-19 "The Lord sent me to bring glad tidings to the poor, and to proclaim liberty to the captives."

GOSPEL:

Lk. 1: 1-4, 4: 14-21 "The scriptures were fulfilled on this day." Jesus went to Nazara where he had grown up and went to the synagog on the Sabbath. He read from the scroll the words of Isaiah: the spirit of the Lord has been given to me, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and sight to the blind. All the eyes of the synagog were upon him. He said that the text were being fulfilled in their midst."

SCRIPTURAL TOPICS: unity, fulfillment

FOCUS: "He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives."

REFLECTION: "Learn to fix the eye of faith on the divine word of the Holy Scriptures as on a light shining in a dark place until the day dawns and the day-star arises in our hearts. For the ineffable source from which this lamp borrows its light is the Light that shines in darkness but the darkness does not comprehend it. To see it, our hearts

must be purified by faith."

St. Catherine of Siena

"Your words, Lord, are spirit and life."

"In purely contemplative prayer, words and thoughts themselves disappear, not by our own will, but of their own accord. Prayer of the mind changes into prayer of the heart, or rather into prayer of the mind in the heart: its appearance coincides with the birth of warmth in the heart. From now on in the usual course of spiritual life there is no other prayer. This prayer, taking deep root in the heart, may be without words or thought: it may consist only in a standing before God, in an opening of the heart to Him in reverence and love. It is a state of being irresistibly drawn within to stand before God in prayer; or it is the visitation of the spirit of prayer. But all this is not yet true contemplative prayer, which is prayer's highest state, appearing from time to time in God's elect The Lamb of God is another manifestation of God's incarnation. We are strengthened and redeemed by the blood of the Lamb and it is this strength in us that is a sign of God's presence in the world."

  Theophane the Recluse

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Introduce the liturgy by stating that the liturgy is the glad tidings and the proclamation of liberty: In Jesus we have God in our midst. We are different parts of the same body.

Opening Prayer: See alternate

Sample General Intercessions—

Introduction: Gathered together as brothers and sisters, let us call to mind that God is among us especially in prayer:

• For pastors and spiritual leaders everywhere, that they may lead in faith and serve in love the flock entrusted to their care;

• For a world hungry for true peace, that people search within for the solution to to exterior strife;

• For our suffering sisters and brothers, that they may experience the presence of God and have their sorrows turned to joy;

• For our community and families, that we learn what is truly important in life and follow that interior call.

Preface for Sundays in O.T.: First or eighth

Prayers over the people: Sixth or eleventh

Faith Formation

When Jesus went to the synagogue the spirit of God entered him as he read the scripture of Isaiah.

• How did Jesus liberate the cap-

tives?

• What does it means to us that

Jesus restored sight to the blind?

• How dids he set the downtrodden

free?

The disciples followed Christ because the sheer power of his presence. We are urged to see Jesus in the world, to seek out his presence on earth.

Children's Liturgy

of the Word

Jesus proclaimed the arrival of great things. As you read the gospel selection emphasize the words "Glad Tidings".

• What were the glad tidings of

which Jesus spoke?

• How does one proclaim liberty to

the captives?

 

GATHERING SONG:

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

Arise, Your Light Is Come CBW III

Amazing Grace ACH, BB/MI, CBW III,

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

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

Beginning Today (Dameans) GP,

GPCOMP

Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

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

WCH, WOV, WP

Draw Near, O Lord PMB

Gather Us In (Haugen) BB/MI, CBW III,

CVH, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH, WP

Gather Your People (Hurd) BB/MI, GP2,

HM, JS

Good News GC, LMGM, RS

Happy Those Who Hear the Word of God

(Norbet) ACH, BB, GP, WCH

In Christ There Is No East or West

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

JS, RS, PMB, SM, WCH, WOV, WP

In Thee, O Lord, I Put My Trust (Handel)

G-4203

Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love GC,

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

Lord, Your Almighty Word CVH, PMB

O Lord, You Know Our Weakness PMB

Sing a New Song (Schutte) BB/MI,

CBW III, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS

The Greatest Gift (Marchionda) PMB,

SM, W&S, WCH

The Master Came to Bring Good News

CBW III, GC, RS, WP

The Stars Declare His Glory GC, GTR,

RS, WP

They That Seek Thy Truth (Pasquet)

362-01189

We Gather Together ACH, BB, CVH,

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

What Do I Have to Do LMGM

Word of God and Inward Light (arr. E.

Coggin) 312-41250

You Have Anointed Me (Dameans) GC,

GPCOMP, RS

You Have Looked upon the Lowly PMB

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

28 PFC, Vol. 7 (Kreutz)

94 SMM, Vol. 3 (Tucker)

Your Word Is a Lamp (Englert) PMB

Your Words Are Spirit and Life (Farrell)

BB/MI

Psalm 19: Lord, You Have the Words

(Joncas) BB/MI, GC

Psalm 19: You, Lord, Have the Message

(Inwood) BB/MI, GTR

Psalm 19: Lord, you have the words

(Guimont) CCH

Psalm 19: Lord, you have the words

(Proulx) RS

Cantemos al Senor / Let's Sing unto the

Lord RS

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

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

All the Ends of the Earth (Kreutz) BB/MI

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

Choose Life (Landry) GP

Choose Life (Marchionda) WCH, WS

Everlasting Your Love (Hurd) JS, BB/MI

God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle GC,

RS, WP

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

RS, WCH

How Shall I Sing to God? (Haas) G-3453

I Give You a New Commandment (Aston)

G-4331

Jesu, Dulcis Memoria CVH, JS

Kindness (Miffleton) PMB, SM, W&S

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

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

CVH, JS, PMB, WCH, WW

Psalm 103: The Lord Is Kind (Cooney)

GPCOMP

Righteous, O Lord, Art Thou (A. Vivaldi)

362-03119

Song of Fire and Water (Haugen)

GPCOMP, GC

Song of Sirach (Hardin) SM, WCH

Taste and See (Hurd) BB/MI, RS

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, W&S, WCH

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

JS, PMB, WCH

Yes, I Shall Arise BB/MI, JS

COMMUNION:

Blessed Are You, Lord BB/MI, JS

Earthen Vessels (Foley) ACH, BB/MI,

GP, GPCOMP, JS

Disciple's Song (Barr) CBW III, BB, JS

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

GTR, GPCOMP, RS, WCH

Gift of Finest Wheat Kreutz) ACH,

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

PMB, WCH, WP

God Is Here! As We His People (Green)

GC

God, Whose Almighty Word RS, WP

Here ’Round Your Altar ACH, PMB,

WCH

Holy Father ACH

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

I Could Not Live without You

(Schoenfeld) G-4160

Life-Giving Bread (Manalo) G-3911

One Bread, One Body (Foley) ACH,

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

RS, WW, WCS

One Communion of Love SM, W&S

Only This I Want (Schutte) GC, GP,

GPCOMP

Taste and See (D. Averre) 312-41565

There Is One Lord (Alstott) BB/MI

There Is One Lord (Berthier) G2, GC, RS,

WP

We Are Many Parts (Haugen) BB/MI,

GC, GTR, RS, W&S, WCH

You Are Our Living Bread (Joncas) GC,

GPCOMP, JS

SONG OF PRAISE:

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

Many Are the Light Beams RS

May We Praise You (Foley) BB/MI,

GC, GPCOMP, GP, GTR, JS

Praise the One Who Breaks the Darkness

CBW III

Psallite Deo (Berthier) GTR, TAIZE II

The One Same Spirit SM, W&S

’Tis Thou to Whom All Honor (J. Haydn)

352-00084

CLOSING SONG:

All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name

ACH, BB/MI, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS,

PMB, RS, WCH, WP

Go Make of All Disciples CVH, JS, PMB,

RS, SM, W&S

God, Who is Mighty (Schiavone) HM, JS

I Want to Praise Your Name (Hurd)

BB/MI, GC, GTR, HM, 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 II,

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

WCH, WP

Lord of Life, King of Glory (Grancini)

G-2357

O Praise Ye the Lord (Debussy) 362-03327

Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him

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

SM, W&S, WCH, WOV, WP

Praise to the Lord ACH, BB, CVH,

GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS, WP

Praise to the Holiest in the Height

CBW III, CVH, PMB, WOV

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

YPGP

Sing to the Mountains (Dufford) ACH,

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

GTR, JS, RS

Strike the Cymbals (F. Schubert) 312-41105

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 III, GC, GP,

GPCOMP, GTR, JS, W&S, WCH

When Jesus Came Preaching CVH, RS,

WP

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

Your Hands, O Lord in Days of Old RS,

WP

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