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March 7, 2004 Second Sunday of Lent: 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:

Gen. 15: 5-12, 17-18 "God made a covenant with Abraham, his faithful servants."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 27 "The Lord is my light and my salvation."

SECOND READING:

Phil. 3: 17- 4:1 "Christ will change our lowly body to conform with his glorified body."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

"From the shining cloud the Father's voice is heard: this is my beloved Son, hear him."

GOSPEL:

Lk. 9: 28-36 "While he was praying his face changed and his clothing bacme dazzling white."

 

SCRIPTURAL TOPICS: prefigured glory, heaven, holiness, hope

FOCUS: "This is my beloved Son, Listen to him." Jesus is transfigured in the presence of Peter, James, and John.

REFLECTION: "Hear, O Israel, the Lord your God is one. If you see this in the pure simplicity of your mind, you will somehow be bathed in the brilliance of eternal light."

  St. Bonaventure

"Miracles happen, not in opposition to nature, but in opposition to what we know of nature."

St. Augustine

Leave off that excessive desire of knowing; therein is found much distraction. There are many things the knowledge of which is of little or no profit to the soul.

Thomas Kempis

"We must know that the constant invocation of the Name of God is a medicine which cures not only all the passions but also their effects. As a physician applies a cure or a poulice to the patient's wound, and these take effect though the patient himself does not know how this happens, so the Name of God when invoked kills all passions, though we do not know how."

  Sts. Barsanouphios and John

"The Lord is my light and my salvation."

"I do not say that all is accomplished at once as soon as we attain the state of conscious communion with God. This is only the foundation laid for the next stage, for a new chapter in our Christian life. From now on the transfiguration or spiritualization of soul and body will begin as we share increasingly in the spirit of life that is in Jesus Christ. Having mastered himself man will begin to instill into himself all that is true, holy, and pure, and to drive out all that is false, sinful, and corporeal.Until now he made strenuous efforts to do this, but was robbed of the fruits of his efforts every moment of the day; so that

whatever he succeeded in achieving was at once all but destroyed. Now the case is different. He stands firmly on his feet, not yielding at all before difficulties, and conducts himself according to the aim of his life."   Theophane the Recluse

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: The Transfiguration tells us that we can be pure, even while in the body. So stand steadfast in the Lord, dearly beloved.

Penitential Rite: Third form with

fifth set of sample invocations.

Sample General Intercessions:

Introduction—My sisters and brothers, God loves us all so much that he gave us his only Son, that we might have eternal life. Let us offer our prayers to God:

• May all of us everywhere live our lives according to the teachings of God's Son: may we love as he loved;

• For the peace and well-being of the whole world: that God's eternal gift to us will help us to transform the quality of life for all living creatures;

• For all those who have grown lukewarm in their faith: that they may turn to God again during this time of reconciliation;

• For those who suffer from hunger, sickness and loneliness: that JesusChrist, God's ultimate gift will bring them help and peace;

• For our community and families, who welcome Christ into their lives: that they may learn to receive him in thepoor and suffering people of the world,

Solemn Blessing: See blessing for the Passion of the Lord.

Faith Formation

God is always present, but we often can't see because our minds are not clear. To see God, we must be looking. We must love enough to follow God's ways, to love everyone, thereby loving God. By loving God as Jesus did, we, too, will be transfigured.

Children's Liturgy

of the Word

"This is my beloved Son. Listen to him." What did God's Son, Jesus, say? Go through the gospels and show the children some of the things Jesus said. However, "Listen to him," means more than just listening, doesn't it? It also means pay attention. Pay attention to what Jesus did. Look and you will see God, listen and you will hear God.

FIRST READING:

Gen. 15: 5-12, 17-18 "God made a covenant with Abraham, his faithful servants."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 27 "The Lord is my light and my salvation."

SECOND READING:

Phil. 3: 17- 4:1 "Christ will change our lowly body to conform with his glorified body."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

"From the shining cloud the Father's voice is heard: this is my beloved Son, hear him."

GOSPEL:

Lk. 9: 28-36 "While he was praying his face changed and his clothing bacme dazzling white."

 

SCRIPTURAL TOPICS: prefigured glory, heaven, holiness, hope

FOCUS: "This is my beloved Son, Listen to him." Jesus is transfigured in the presence of Peter, James, and John.

REFLECTION: "Hear, O Israel, the Lord your God is one. If you see this in the pure simplicity of your mind, you will somehow be bathed in the brilliance of eternal light."

  St. Bonaventure

"Miracles happen, not in opposition to nature, but in opposition to what we know of nature."

St. Augustine

Leave off that excessive desire of knowing; therein is found much distraction. There are many things the knowledge of which is of little or no profit to the soul.

Thomas Kempis

"We must know that the constant invocation of the Name of God is a medicine which cures not only all the passions but also their effects. As a physician applies a cure or a poulice to the patient's wound, and these take effect though the patient himself does not know how this happens, so the Name of God when invoked kills all passions, though we do not know how."

  Sts. Barsanouphios and John

"The Lord is my light and my salvation."

"I do not say that all is accomplished at once as soon as we attain the state of conscious communion with God. This is only the foundation laid for the next stage, for a new chapter in our Christian life. From now on the transfiguration or spiritualization of soul and body will begin as we share increasingly in the spirit of life that is in Jesus Christ. Having mastered himself man will begin to instill into himself all that is true, holy, and pure, and to drive out all that is false, sinful, and corporeal.Until now he made strenuous efforts to do this, but was robbed of the fruits of his efforts every moment of the day; so that

whatever he succeeded in achieving was at once all but destroyed. Now the case is different. He stands firmly on his feet, not yielding at all before difficulties, and conducts himself according to the aim of his life."   Theophane the Recluse

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: The Transfiguration tells us that we can be pure, even while in the body. So stand steadfast in the Lord, dearly beloved.

Penitential Rite: Third form with

fifth set of sample invocations.

Sample General Intercessions:

Introduction—My sisters and brothers, God loves us all so much that he gave us his only Son, that we might have eternal life. Let us offer our prayers to God:

• May all of us everywhere live our lives according to the teachings of God's Son: may we love as he loved;

• For the peace and well-being of the whole world: that God's eternal gift to us will help us to transform the quality of life for all living creatures;

• For all those who have grown lukewarm in their faith: that they may turn to God again during this time of reconciliation;

• For those who suffer from hunger, sickness and loneliness: that JesusChrist, God's ultimate gift will bring them help and peace;

• For our community and families, who welcome Christ into their lives: that they may learn to receive him in thepoor and suffering people of the world,

Solemn Blessing: See blessing for the Passion of the Lord.

Faith Formation

God is always present, but we often can't see because our minds are not clear. To see God, we must be looking. We must love enough to follow God's ways, to love everyone, thereby loving God. By loving God as Jesus did, we, too, will be transfigured.

Children's Liturgy

of the Word

"This is my beloved Son. Listen to him." What did God's Son, Jesus, say? Go through the gospels and show the children some of the things Jesus said. However, "Listen to him," means more than just listening, doesn't it? It also means pay attention. Pay attention to what Jesus did. Look and you will see God, listen and you will hear God.

 

GATHERING SONG:

At the Name of Jesus AF-33-99-163,

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

WP

Eternal Lord of Love BB, GC, GTR, RS

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

GPCOMP, GC, GTR, WCH, WP, W&S

God Is My Strong Salvation ACH, CVH

God of Abraham (Farrell) BB/MI, GC, JS,

OCP

God Spoke to Our Father Abraham WP

Here I Am, Lord (Ward) SM, WCH, W&S

How Firm a Foundation ACH, CVH, GC,

JS, RS, WP

I Am the Light of the World (Hayakawa)

BB/MI, GTR

I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes ( J.L. Gailbraith)

332-13089

Lift High the Cross BB/MI, CBW III,

CVH, GPCOMP, PMB, WCH, WP, WW

Lord of Glory (Manion) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP, GTR

Lord, Who Throughout These Forty Days

BB/MI, CBW III, WP

Nightsong—Introductory Verse (Hughes)

WS

O God, Our Help in Ages Past (Ps. 90)

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

PMB, WCH, WOV, WP

On the Wings of Change PMB, WCH,

W&S

Save Your People BB/MI, JS

The Glory of These Forty Days BB/MI

CBW II, WP, WW

The Lord Is My Light (Berthier) TAIZE

The Mirror of Eternity (Chepponis) G-4225

This Is My Beloved Son (Powell) G-3527

What Does the Lord Require WP, WOV

What Is This Place (Oosterhuis) BB/MI,

GC, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, WP

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

The Lord Is My Light (Walker) BB/MI, JS

Psalm 27: The Lord Is My Light (Hruby)

C19 PARM

Psalm 27: The Goodness of the Lord

(Soper) BB

Psalm 27: The Lord Is My Light (DeBruyn)

BB

Psalm 27: The Lord is my Light (Guimont)

CCH, RS

Psalm 27: The Lord is my light (Haas)

GTR, G2, GC

Psalm 27: I believe I shall see (Johengen)

G2, GC, RS

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

All Hail the Power of Jesus‘ Name

ACH, BB/MI, CVH, GPCOMP, PMB,

RS, WCH, WP, W&S

Be with Me, Lord (Haugen) GPCOMP,

GTR, RS, WCH

Be with Me, Lord (Joncas) BB\MI, PMB

Center of My Life (Inwood) BB/MI, GTR

Christ Is the World's Light WP

Christ the Glory (Proulx) G-2288

Christ upon the Mountain Peak (Wren)

CCH, RS, WP

Cleanse Us Lord (Willcock) 10166 OCP

Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit LMGM

Hold Me in Life (Huijbers, Oosterhuis)

BB/MI, CBW III, GTR, GC

I Need You to Listen (Haugen) G2, GC

I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes (Moe) 352-00209

Jesus, the New Covenant (Deiss) PMB,

WCS, W&S

Jesus on the Mountain Peak (Moore)

G-3842

Keep in Mind (Deiss) BB/MI, PMB,

WCH, W&S

Let My Prayer Rise Like Incense (Hughes)

from Nightsong WS

Lord, Your Almighty Word CVH, PMB

O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts AF-11-2291,

BB/MI, CVH, WP

Occuli Nostri (Berthier) TAIZE

On Eagle's Wings (Joncas) ACH, BB/MI,

GP, GPCOMP, GTR, WCQ

Only This I Want (Schutte) BB/MI, CBW

III, GC, GP, GPCOMP

Remember Your Love (Dameans) BB/MI,

GP, GPCOMP, GTR, RS

Song to Jesus Christ (Huijbers) BB/MI,

GTR, OCP

These Words (Lowenthal) BB/MI, JS

Tis Good, Lord to Be Here CVH, SM,

WCQ, W&S, WP

We Have Been Told (Haas) ACH,

BB/MI, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH

We Long for You, O Lord (Reilly) BB/MI,

CBW III, CVH

With Christ Transfigured (Kreutz) WS

You Shall Be My People (Ward) WCH,

W&S, WS

COMMUNION:

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

Amazing Grace ACH, BB/MI, CBW II,

CVH, GC, GP, GPCOMP, RS, WCH,

WOV, WP, W&S

Be Not Afraid (Dufford) ACH, BB/MI,

CBW III, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, GC, WCQ

Be Thou, My Vision 332-40920, CVH,

WOV

Behold the Lamb (Willett) BB/MI, GTR

Center of My Life (Inwood) BB/MI, GC,

GTR, JS

Draw Near and Take the Body BB/MI,

CVH, WP, WW

Eat This Bread (Berthier) BB/MI, CBW

III, GC, GTR, GPCOMP, RS, WP, WW

Father of Mercy CVH, OCP, WP

God's Holy Mountain PMB, SM, WCH,

W&S

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

(Joncas) BB/MI, GPCOMP, GTR, GC

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

CVH, PMB, W&S

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH,

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

W&S, WP

Kindness (Miffleton) PMB, W&S

Let Us Break Bread Together ACH,

GPCOMP, HL-402-12104, PMB, WCH,

W&S, WP

Like a Seal on Your Heart (Landry) GP,

GPCOMP

O Wondrous Type! O Vision Fair CVH,

50-2600 MSM, G-2836

See Us, Lord, about Your Altar ACH,

BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, PMB, WCH, W&S

There Is One Thing I Ask (Colgan) BB

Those Who Seek Your Face (Walker) BB/

MI

To Be Your Bread (Haas) BB/MI, PMB

Unless a Grain of Wheat (Farrell) BB/MI

We Gather Together ACH, BB/MI,

CVH, GPCOMP, LMGM, PMB, WCH,

WP

We Shall Be Changed (Ward) SM, WS

SONG OF PRAISE:

Father, I Stretch My Hands to Thee

LMGM

God of Abraham GC, JS, OCP

God, Unseen Is Seen in Christ CVH

I Know That My Redeemer Lives from

Concertato on Duke Street GC, JS, WS

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

(Hughes) BB/MI, GC, JS, RS, WP

I Will Lift Up My Eyes BB/MI, GTR

I Will Not Die (Conry) BB/MI, GC, GTR,

JS, RS

Jesus, the Lord (O'Connor) BB, GP,

GPCOMP, JS

Open Our Hearts (Ward) WS, W&S

Wait for the Lord (Berthier) CBW III,

GTR, GC, RS, TAIZE

CLOSING SONG:

Bless the Lord, My Soul (Haugen)

BB/MI, GTR

For You Are My God (Foley) BB/MI,

CBW II, GP, GPCOMP

Forty Days and Forty Nights BB/MI,

CVH, WP

From the Depths BB/MI, CBW II,

PMB

Go Up to the Mountain (Norbet) BB, GP

Holy God, We Praise Thy Name BB/MI,

CBW II, CVH, GPCOMP, PMB, WCH,

WOV, WP, WW

I Know That My Redeemer Lives! ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, PMB,

WCH, WP

In Praise of His Name (O'Connor)

BB/MI, GP, GTR

May the Angels Lead You into Paradise

CCH, GC

On This Day, the First of Days BB/MI,

CVH, PMB, WCH, WP

Praise to the Holiest in the Height

CBW II, CVH, PMB, WOV

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

GPCOMP, PMB, WP, WW

Priestly People (Deiss) PMB, WCH

Son of God (Berthier) TAIZE II

Song of Farewell (Sands) BB/MI, HM

The Son of God Proclaim BB/MI, PMB

Then Follow Me (Sateren) AF-11-1335

'Tis Good, Lord, to Be Here CCH, RS

Transform Us G-4104

Where Charity and Love Prevail

BB/MI, CVH, GTR, PMB, WCH, WP

Yes, I Shall Arise (Alstott) BB

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

W&S

(Silence)

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