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March 21, 2004 Fourth 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:

Jos. 5: 9, 10-12 "The people of God went to the promised land and there kept the Passover."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 34 "Taste and see the goodness of the Lord ."

SECOND READING:

2 Cor. 5: 17-21 "God reconciled us to himself through Christ."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Lk. 15, 18 "I will get up and go to my Father and shall say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and against you."

GOSPEL:

Lk. 15: 1-3, 11-32 "Your brother here was dead and has come to life."

SCRIPTURAL FOCUS: reconciliation, fulfillment, God's providential care

FOCUS: "Your brother here was dead and has come to life." Justice must always be tempered by compassion and mercy.

REFLECTION: "Some people experience a measure of consolation almost always while others only rarely. But God in his great wisdom determines what is best for each one." Anonymous, The Cloud of Unknowing

"If you love Jesus, if you love the truth, if you really direct your gaze inwards, and rid yourself of uncontrolled affections, then you can turn to God at will, lifted out of yourself by an impulse of the spirit, and rest in him contentedly."

Thomas Kempis

"You say that you have no humility or love. So long as these are absent, everything spiritual is absent. What is spiritual is born when they are born and grows as they grow... Humility is acquired by acts of humility, love by acts of love." Theophane the Recluse

"Taste and see the goodness of the Lord."

"O god, who looked on us when we had fallen down into death, and resolved to redeem us by the Advent of your only begotten son; grant, we beg of you, that those who confess his glorious Incarnation may also be admitted to the fellowship of their Redeemer, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord." St. Ambrose

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Introduce the Liturgy by proclaiming that the Word and Body of Jesus are the redemptive power of a merciful God. Use the sprinkling rite reflecting on the cleansing power of baptism. Consider using the alternate opening prayer. See the second model form from the appendix of the Sacramentary for the general intercessions. The theme of reconciliation could be continued by select

ing one of the eucharistic prayers for reconciliation.

Penitential Rite: Third form with fifth set of sample invocations.

Sample General Intercessions:

Introduction My sisters and brothers, as Easter draws near, let us earnestly pray to the Lord, that we who are baptized, and the entire world, may come to share more fully in the life Christ brings us through his suffering, death, and resurrection:

• For Christians everywhere: that they be responsive to the word of God during this holy season;

• For those who work for peace: that

the eternal gifts from God strengthen and sustain them;

• For the elderly and those suffering from loneliness or sickness: that they be healed and consoled through Christs presence in the world.

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

Faith Formation

(Based on cycle A readings)

As the blind man in today's gospel was given new sight, we are given new sight in Jesus Christ. We have been awakened from a form of slumber.

• What ethical decisions have you had to make in deciding to join the Catholic church?

• What does the second reading say

about moral formation?

Being a Christian involves more than knowing right from wrong or light from dark. It involves an actual response to life.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

(Based on cycle A readings)

• Why did some people think the blind man of today's gospel was a sinner?

We are called as Christians to hope for a better world but we too are sometimes blind.

• How can you be blind yet still see?

By following Jesus we follow a light which helps us see. We follow someone who will help us understand what is going on.

Gathering Song:

Again We Keep This Solemn Fast CBW

III, GC, HM, RS, SM, WCH, WP

Christ Be Beside Me CBW III, JS, PMB,

SM

Come, My Children (Dameans)

GPCOMP, GTR

Draw Near, O Lord PMB, WS

Faithful Cross (Farlee) AF-11-2486

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

GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH, WP

Gifts That Last (Bell) G2, GC

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

PMB, RS, WCH

Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross LMGM

Lift High the Cross BB/MI, CBW II,

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

WCH, WP

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

GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS

Loving Father, Ever Waiting (Westendorf)

PMB

Nightsong—Introductory Verse (Hughes)

WS

Our Father, We Have Wandered CVH,

RS, WP

Save Us, O Lord (Dufford) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP, JS

Seek the Lord (O'Connor) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP, JS, RS

Song of Forgiveness (Jabusch) OCP,

WCH, WW

Take Up Your Cross BB, CBW II, CVH,

GC, JS, PMB, RS, SM, WP, WW

We Gather Together ACH, BB, CVH,

GC, GPCOMP, JS, LMGM, PMB, RS,

W&S, WCH, WP

What Is This Place (Oosterhuis) BB/MI,

GC, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, WP

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

O Taste and See (Isele) CBW III, PFCY

Psalm 34: I Will Always Thank the Lord (Soper) BB/MI

Psalm 34: Taste and See (Guimont) CCH,

GC, RS

Psalm 34: Taste and See (Hillert) C20

PARM

O Taste and See (Pasquet) 362-01184

Taste and See (Willcock) PFFS

Taste and See (Dean) BB/MI, JS

Taste and See (Haugen) GTR, PFCY

Taste and See (Kreutz) BB/MI, PSALMS

Taste and See (Moore) GC, GPCOMP,

GTR, WCH

Taste and See (Talbot) BB/MI, JS

Taste and See (Hughes) PFAS

The Cry of the Poor (Foley) ACH, BB/MI,

GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, WC, WW

Sanctus Dominus II (Berthier) TAIZE II

66 SMM, Vol. 1 (Hillert)

SECOND SCRUTINY:

Amazing Grace ACH, BB/MI, CBW II,

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

WOV, WP, WS, Proulx: G-2326

Awake, O Sleeper (Dameans) GP,

GPCOMP

Awake, O Sleeper (Haugen) GC, GTR,

RS

By Name I Have Called You GP,

GPCOMP

Dust and Ashes (Wren) G2, GC, RS

He Healed the Darkness of My Mind GC,

RS, WP

Here I Am, Lord (Schutte) ACH, BB/MI,

GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, W&S

I've Just Come from the Fountain GC,

LMGM

Music for RCIA Scrutinies OCP

O Radiant Light (Isele) CBW III

O Radiant Light (Storey/Proulx) CVH, RS,

WP

O See My Dark Eyes (T.L. de Victoria)

312-041372

Only a Shadow (Landry) GP, GPCOMP

Out of the Depths ACH, CBW II, CVH,

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

342-40117

The Light of Christ (Fishel) BB/MI,

CBW III, JS, RS

The Lord Is My Light (Berthier) TAIZE II,

RS

The Lord Is My Light (Haas) GPCOMP,

GTR

The Lord of Light (Gregorian Chant) ACH

Those Who Seek Your Face BB, JS, STM

We Are the Light of the World ACH,

BB/MI, CVH, GC, JS, PMB, WCH

We Walk By Faith (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI,

CVH, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH,

WP, WW

Preparation Of The Gifts:

Abba! Father! (Landry) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP

Be Not Far From Me (Nelhybel) 392-00603

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

GTR, JS

Come Away to the Skies GC, GTR

Come to Me (Joncas) G-3373, GC, RS

Come to Me (Norbet) ACH, BB/MI, JS

CBW III, SM

Come to Me, All Who Are Weary

(Schutte) GP, GPCOMP, RS

Come to Me, All You Weary GTR, RS

Glorify the Lord with Me (Deiss) PMB,

SM, WCH

Hear My Prayer (Inwood) 6219 WLP

I Lift Up My Soul (Manion) GP, BB, JS

I Will Lift Up My Eyes (Conry) BB/MI,

GC, GTR

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You BB/MI,

GC, GPCOMP, JS, RS, WP

Loving and Forgiving BB/MI, JS

Remember Your Love (Dameans) BB/MI,

GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, RS

Return to God (Haugen) GC, G-3537, SM

Return to Me (Hurd) BB/MI, GTR, JS

The Glory of These Forty Days BB/MI,

CBW III, GC, JS, RS, WP

What Wondrous Love ACH, BB/MI,

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

WCH, WP

Communion:

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

GTR, GPCOMP, RS, WP, WW

Eternal Lord of Love BB, GC, GTR , RS

From Ashes to the Living Font

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

God, Full of Mercy SM, WCQ, W&S

God, Our Fountain of Salvation BB/MI,

OCP

Hosea (Norbet) ACH, BB/MI, CVH,

CBW III, GC, GP, JS, PMB, W&S, WCH

How Blest Are You (Berthier) TAIZE

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH,

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

WCH, WP

I Was Hungry (Marchionda) WLP

Litany of Comfort (Pellegrini) CVH, WCH

Love Consecrates the Humblest Act PMB,

RJ

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling BB/

MI, CBW III, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS,

RS, WP

Our Blessing Cup (Joncas) BB/MI, GP

GPCOMP, GTR

Those Who Sow In Tears (Farrell) BB/MI,

JS

Song Of Praise:

Be Thou, My Vision 332-40920, CVH,

WOV

Dwelling Place (Foley) CBW III, GC, GP,

GPCOMP

Loving Father, Ever Waiting (Westendorf)

PMB, WCH

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

Wondrous Love (Honore) AF-11-10165

Closing Song:

Amazing Grace ACH, BB/MI, CBW III,

CVH, GC, GP, GPCOMP, JS, RS, WCH, W&S, WP, G-2326

Be Reconciled As One (Willcock) BB/MI,

GP2

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

GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, SM, WCQ

God's Blessing Sends Us Forth CVH,

PMB, WCH

God, Our God of Distant Ages PMB,

WCH

Happy Those Who Hear the Word of God

(Norbet) ACH, BB, GP, JS, WCH

Heart of Christ PMB, WCH, WW

I Am the Light of the World (Hayakawa)

BB/MI, GC, GTR, JS

I Will Give Thanks to You, O Lord

(Englert) PMB, WCH

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

JS, RS

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

GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS

O Christ, the Great Foundation CVH,

WP

Our Father, We Have Wandered RS, WP

Out of Darkness (Walker) BB/MI, GC,

GP2, HM, JS

Path of Life (Dameans) GP, GPCOMP, HM

Song of Blessing (Hurd) BB/MI

Sow the Word (Janco) G2

We Are the Light of the World ACH,

BB/MI, CVH, GC, JS, PMB, WCH

Wherever He Leads, I'll Go LMGM, RS

Yes, I Shall Arise (Deiss) JS, PMB, SM, W&S, WCQ, WCH

Your Word Is a Lamp (Englert) PMB,

W&S

(Silence)

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