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March 14, 2004 Third 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:

Ex. 3: 1-8, 13-15 "This is what you must say to the sons of Israel: I AM has sent me to you."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 103 "The Lord is kind and merciful."

SECOND READING:

1 Cor. 10: 1-6, 10-12 "All this that happened to the people of Moses in the desert was written for our benefit."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Mk. 4 17 "Repent, says the Lord; the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

GOSPEL:

Lk. 13: 1-9 "If you do not repent, you will all perish as they did."

SCRIPTURAL TOPICS: deliverance, justice, repentance, awe

FOCUS: "If you do not repent, you will perish as they did." We are always in need of repentance and conversion: our profession of faith means something.

REFLECTION: "Have we not had the brightest examples of the conversions of the human passions for our Christ in the directions of love. Did a Magdalen, a Paul, a Constantine, an Augustine become mountains of ice after their conversion? Quite the contrary. We should never have had these prodigies of conversion and marvelous holiness if they had not changed the flames of human passion into volcanoes of immense love of God." St. Francis Xavior Cabrini

"Wretched you must be, wherever you are and wherever you turn, unless you turn to God."

Thomas Kempis

"Pride makes us hate our equals because they are equal; our inferiors for fear that they may equal us; our superiors because they are above us. Envy, my children, follows pride; whoever is envious is proud." St. John Vianney

"The Lord

is kind and

merciful."

"Your time here is short, very short; take another look at the way in which you spend it . . . Every action of yours, every thought, should be those of a person who expects to die before the day is out . . . Then why not keep clear of sin, instead of running away from death? If you aren't fit to face death today, it's very unlikely you will be by tomorrow, and you have no guarantee that there will be any tomorrow, for you."

Thomas Kempis

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Introduce the liturgy by stating that today's parable of the fig tree is the reflection of the struggle of the believer. We must remain open to God's ways so that our conversion may bear the fruit of conviction and love. The profession of faith may be introduced with the idea that when we profess our faith we also profess our desire to renew that faith.

Sample General Intercessions:

Introduction— My sisters and brothers, God gave us his only Son,

that all who believe in him might have eternal life. Let us offer our prayers to God, the giver of all good things:

• For the people of God: that believers everywhere practice faith and charity based on the pure motives of love;

• 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 Jesus Christ, God's ultimate gift will bring them help and peace;

• For our community and families, who welcome Christ into their lives:

that they may receive him in the suffering people of the world.

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

Faith Formation

(Based on cycle A readings)

Like the woman at the well, many suffer from despair.

•Think of a time when you experi-

enced great thirst, and reflect on feelings of despair you may have experienced in the past.

• How can we be converted to hope

and break the chain of despair? Look at your present condition and realize that God is leading you. Whether in perceptible or imperceptible increments, with visible or invisible signs, the Holy Spirit is guiding you at this very moment and at all times.

Children's Liturgy

of the Word

(Based on cycle A readings)

The Holy Spirit is water to our souls and without the Spirit's help our faith is without life.

• What did Jesus mean when he spoke of giving living water?

By living as Jesus wants us to, with love and compassion for everyone, we receive this living water which is as important to our souls as real water is to our bodies.

GATHERING SONG:

Abba, Father! (Keating) PMB, W&S

Change Our Hearts (Cooney) BB,

GPCOMP, JS

Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

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

WCH, W&S, WP

City of God (Schutte) ACH, BB/MI, GC,

GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, WCQ

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

GPCOMP, GTR, RS, SM, WP

Give Us, Lord, a New Heart (Farrell)

BB/MI, JS

Go Down, Moses CCH, G2, GC, LMGM

God It Was (Bell) G2, GC, RS

Grant to Us, O Lord (Deiss) CVH, JS,

PMB, RS, SM

I Am the Vine (Miffleton) PMB

I Am the Vine (Hurd) BB, GP2, JS

Lift High the Cross BB/MI, CBW III,

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

SM, WP

Lift Up Your Hearts (O'Connor) BB/MI,

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

Mold Me, Lord LMGM

Nightsong—Introductory Verse (Hughes)

WS

Our Help Is the Name of the Lord BB,

CCH, G2, GC, RS

Praise to the Lord ACH, BB, CVH,

GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS, SM, WP

Praise to You, O Christ Our Savior

(Farrell) BB/MI, CBW III, GC, GTR, JS,

RS

Take Up Your Cross BB, CBW III, CVH,

GC, JS, PMB, RS, SM, WP, WCQ, W&S

Taste and See (Moore) GC, GPCOMP,

GTR, WCH

The Church's One Foundation ACH,

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

JS, PMB, WCH, WP

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

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

(Silence)

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Psalm 103 (Walker) BB/MI, GP2, JS

Psalm 103: The Lord Is Kind and Merciful

(Dufford) BB/MI

Psalm 103: The Lord is kind (Galipeau) C20

PARM

Psalm 103: Loving and Forgiving (Soper)

BB

Psalm 103: The Lord is kind and merciful

(Haugen) CCH, G2, GC, RS

Psalm 103: The Lord is kind (Guimont)

CCH, GC, RS

PFCY, G-2262 (Isele)

44 SMM, vol. 5 (Kraenbuel)

26 PFC, vol. 2 (Reagen)

Bless the Lord (Berthier) TAIZE II

First Scrutiny

Amazing Grace ACH, BB/MI, CBW III,

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

WCH, WOV, WP, WS, G-2326

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

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

RS, WC, WW

Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive CBW II,

GC, JS, RS, WCH, WOV, WP

Hold Us in Your Mercy: Penitential

Litany (Daigle) G2

How Great Thou Art (Hine) ACH,

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

JS, PMB, RS, WCH

I Am for You (Cooney) G2, GC

In the Abundance (Alstott) BB/MI, JS

Into Our Hearts, O Spirit, Come PMB,

WCH

Music for RCIA Scrutinies OCP

O Lord, We Believe (Kreutz) WS

Only a Shadow (Landry) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP, HM

Out of the Depths ACH, CBW III, CVH,

GC, JS, MSM-50-3015, RS, WCH

River of Glory (Schutte) BB, ACH, A-

1002

The Good Shepherd (Chepponis) WS

The Isaiah Song (Ward) WCH, WS

Those Who Seek Your Face BB, JS, STM

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

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

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

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

RS, WCQ, W&S

Believe and Repent (Meltz) PMB, WCH

Deep Within (Haas) G-3338, GC

Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive CBW II,

GC, JS, RS, WCH, WOV, WP

Flow River Flow (Hurd) BB/MI, JS

Give Us, Lord, a New Heart (Farrell)

BB/MI, JS

Glorify the Lord with Me (Deiss) PMB,

WCH

Jesus Walked This Lonesone Valley GC,

PMB, RS, WP, G-3279

Our God Is Rich in Love (Moore) G2, GC

Out of the Depths ACH, CBW III, CVH,

GC, JS, MSM-50-3015, RS, WCH

Somebody's Knockin' at Your Door CCH,

LMGM

Take Up Your Cross BB, CBW III,

CVH, GC, JS, PMB, RS, SM, WCH,

W&S, WP

Then Follow Me (Sateren) AF-11-1335

This Is Our Accepted Time PMB, RJ,

WW

Those Who Seek Your Face (Walker) BB/

MI, GP2, HM, JS

Turn to Me (Foley) BB, GP, GPCOMP, JS

Walk as Children of Light 50-9047 MSM

We Remember (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI,

GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, SM, W&S

COMMUNION:

Blessed Be God (Connolly) GTR, GC

Eat This Bread (Berthier) BB/MI, GC,

GTR, GPCOMP, RS, WP, WCQ, W&S

Eternal Lord of Love BB, GC, GTR, RS

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

GTR, GPCOMP, RS, WCH

God in Our Faith (Lisicky) WS

God It Was (Bell) G2

Here I Am, Lord (Verdi) G-3021

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

RS, SM, WCH, W&S

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

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

I Am the Bread of Life (Englert) PMB,

WCH

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH,

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

JS, WCH, WP

I Am the Living Bread (Haas) BB/MI, JS

I Have Loved You (Joncas) GC, GP,

GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS

One Bread, One Body (Foley) ACH,

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

RS, WW, WCQ

Only a Shadow (Landry) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP, HM

Only In God (Foley) CBW III, GC, GP,

GPCOMP, JS

The Supper of the Lord BB/MI, HM, JS

What Wondrous Love ACH, BB/MI,

CVH, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS

SONG OF PRAISE:

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

CVH, PMB

Keep in Mind (Deiss) BB/MI, GC, JS,

PMB, RS, SM, WCH, W&S

Springs of Water BB, CVH, JS, RS, WP

The God of Abraham Praise GC, JS, RS,

WP

The Stars Declare His Glory (Proulx)

GC, GTR, RS, WP

We, the Body of Christ (Hillebrand)

GPCOMP, JS

CLOSING SONG:

And the Father Will Dance (Landry) GP,

GPCOMP

Be Reconciled As One (Wilcock) BB/MI,

GP2

Blest Be the Lord (Schutte) ACH, BB/MI,

GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS

Dust and Ashes (Wren) G2, GC, RS

From Ashes to the Living Font

(Hommerding) CCH, RS, SM, WCQ, W&S

From the Depths BB, CBW III, JS, PMB

In Christ There Is No East or West

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

JS, RS, PMB, WCH, W&S, WP

Jesus, the New Covenant (Deiss) PMB,

WCQ, W&S

Loving Father, Ever Waiting (Westendorf)

PMB, WCH

Miserere Nobis (Berthier) TAIZE

My Song Is Love Unknown AF-11-2512,

CVH, JS, RS, WP

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

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

WCH, WOV, WP

The Lord is My Shepherd (F. Schubert)

332-14660

There Is One Lord (Deiss) PMB, WCH

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

BB/MI, CVH, GC, JS, RS, SM, W&S,

WP

We Have Been Told (Haas) ACH,

BB/MI, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH

When I Behold the Wondrous Cross

BB, PMB, CBW II, CVH, WCH, WOV,

WP, WW

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

JS, PMB, WCH

Yield Not to Temptation LMGM

(Silence)

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