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April 4, 2004 Passion Sunday

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GOSPEL:

Lk 19: 28-40 "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord."

FIRST READING:

Is. 50: 4-7 "The Lord GOD is my help, therefore I am not disgraced;

I have set my face like flint, knowing that I shall not be put to shame."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 22 "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?"

SECOND READING:

Phil. 2: 6-11 "Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Phil. 2: 6-11 "Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on the cross. Because of this God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name."

GOSPEL:

Lk 22: 14-23 or 23:1-49 "The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ."

FOCUS: The passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. The triumphal entry into Jerusalem paved the way for the resurrection.

scriptural topics: triumph/passion, glory/suffering

REFLECTION: "Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ: in all my trials and sufferings you have given me the strenth to stand firm; in your mercy you have granted me a share of eternal glory."

Irenaeus, Greek Prelat

"Consider whether the business of the world could be carried on without the figure of the cross. The sea cannot be crossed unless the sign of victory, the mast, remains upright. Without it there would be no ploughing, nor could diggers or mechanics do their work without their cross-shaped tools. Humans are distinguished from beasts by their upright posture and the way they can extend their arms. The very nose through which we get our breath is set at right angles to the brow, fulfilling the prophet's words, ‘Our Lord Christ is the breath before our face.'" St. Justin Martyr

"Where is the heart? Where sadness, joy, anger and other emotions are felt, here is the heart. Stand there with attention. The physical heart is a piece of muscular flesh, but it is not the flesh that feels, but the soul; the carnal heart serves as an instrument for these feelings, just as the brain serves as an instrument for the mind. Stand in the heart, with the faith that God is also there, but how He is there do not speculate. Pray and entreat that in due time love for God may stir within you by His grace." Theophane the Recluse

"If thou wish to reach the prefection of love, it befits thee to set thy life in order." St. Catherine of Siena

"Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul."

St. Teresa of Avila

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: The liturgy should begin outside the church or at least at the entrance to the church with the blessing of palm branches and holy water, followed by the first gospel reading. Choir members could mix with the assembly in a gathering procession to assist in song. Emphasis on Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem throughout the entire liturgy would be inappropriate. The main focus today is the passion of Jesus Christ.

Sample General Intercessions:

Introduction—My sisters and brothers, Jesus fulfilled the Father's will by giving his life on the cross. Let us pray to God, the Father, who leads us to resurrection:

• For the world in which we live that God may give us health and peace through the blood of Christ;

• For believers and unbelievers everywhere: that the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ may lead us to the glory of rising again;

• For the world in which we live: that God may instill within us awareness of service as the path of love;

• For our families and community: that God give us the courage to reach out to those who need our love.

Preface: for Passion Sunday

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

Or Fifth solemn blessing.

Faith Formation

We are challenged in our daily lives to use the power of love over the power of exclusion and rejection. Jesus was not a fearless warrior storming Jerusalem. His strength was in love for God.

• How does this approach to life

run contrary to contemporary

secular values?

Jesus chose to give himself up to be crucified. He could have used force to rescue himself but chose submission.

• What does this theme of submis

sion mean to you now?

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Imagine waiting for a great leader or famous person to arrive. What would you feel like if you saw Jesus? Jesus entered Jerusalem simply and humbly. By the standard of appearances Jesus would have been a pretty shabby hero. With no army or chariot or sign of great power he must have been quite puzzling to people. What drew them to him?

SOLEMN ENTRANCE:

Fanfare for Palm Sunday (Proulx) G-2829

Hosanna to the Son of David ACH, JS,

PMB, RS, SM, WP

Hosanna to the Son of David (Proulx)

G-4386

Hosanna to the Son of David (Schutte)

BB, GP2, HM

Hosanna: An Introit for Palm Sunday

(Rudolph) G-3980

Hosanna: Palm Sunday Processional

(O'Brien) G-5455

Hosanna! Blessed Is He (Marryott)

332-15347

Hosanna! Hosanna! (Pooler, Kemp)

AF-11-7210

Hosanna—Palm Sunday (Berthier) TAIZE,

WP

Let the King of Glory Come (Joncas)

BB/MI, GPCOMP, JS

Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates

BB/MI, WOV, WP

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

GPCOMP, GTR, JS

Palm Sunday Processional (Smith) G-2461

Paschal Palm Procession (Walker)

BB JS

Paschal Palm Procession (Wilcock)

BB JS

Ride On, Jesus, Ride GC, GTR, RS

Ride On, O Lord and King (Peery)

312-40610

Shout Hosanna Today MSM-50-3925

The Children of Jerusalem ACH,

BB/MI, JS, PMB

The Glory of Our King CBW II, WOV

The King of Glory (Jabusch) ACH,

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

JS, PMB, RS, WCH, WP, WW

The Kings Welcome (Whitehead)

332-14659

The Royal Banners Forward Go BB, JS,

WP

Up to Jerusalem SM, WCQ

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Psalm 22: My God, my God (Kreutz)15

PSALMS

Psalm 22: My God, my God (Proulx) C24

PARM

Psalm 22: My God, my God (Schoen) RS

Wood of the Cross (Alstott) BB

Psalm 22: My God, My God (Shiavone) BB

Psalm 22: My God, my God (Haugen)

CCH, GTR, G2, RS

Psalm 22: My God, My God (Manion) BB

Psalm 22: My God, My God (Guimont) CCH

Holy Week Response (Isele) W3-1101

PASSION GOSPEL:

Passion according to St. John G-2377

Chants of the Passion (Kern) G-1795

Passion of Our Lord (Bertalot)

AF-11-10275

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

All My Friends Have Forsaken Me

(Palestrina) 352-00472

All That is Hidden (Farrell) BB/MI, GP2,

JS

All You Who Pass This Way (Berthier) JS,

GC, TAIZE II, WP

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

BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, JS, WCH, WP

Behold the Wood (Schutte) BB/MI,

CBW II, GC, GPCOMP, RS

Christ Is the Image WS

Father, Thy Will Be Done (Reagen) WLP

For Our Sake (Hughes) WLP

Glory to the Holy One (Marchionda)

PMB, WS

I Have Loved You (Joncas) GC, GP,

GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS

I Put My Life In Your Hands (Haas) G-

3949

In the Cross of Christ (Haugen) G-4838

Introductory Verse from Nightsong

(Hughes) WS

Jesus Christ Is Lord (Hughes) G-2865

Jesus Christ Is Lord (Marchionda) WS

Jesus, Remember Me (Berthier) ACH,

GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, TAIZE II, WP

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

GPCOMP, JS, RS

Lift High the Cross BB/MI, CBW II,

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

SM WP

Lord, By Your Cross and Resurrection (Foley) BB/MI

O Sacred Head, Surrounded ACH,

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

JS, PMB, RS, SM, WCQ, WCH, WP

Palm Sunday Meditation (Young) G-4358

Pia Jesu (Norbet) BB/MI

Stand Up, Friends (Wren) G2, GC

Surely He Has Borne Our Griefs BB, OCP The Tree of Life (Scott) AF-33-99-8715

The Word of Life (Bell) G2, GC

Three Meditations for Holy Week WS

Unless a Grain of Wheat (Farrell) BB/MI,

GC, JS, RS

Were You There ACH, BB/MI, CBW III,

CVH, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, LMGM, JS,

RS, PMB, SM, WCQ, WP

What Wondrous Love ACH, BB/MI,

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

WCQ, W&S, WP

Why Did You Ignore Me? (Bell) G-5198

COMMUNION:

All Glory, Praise, and Honor ACH,

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

JS, PMB, RS, SM. W&S, WP, G-2915

Bread of Life (Farrell) BB/MI, GC, JS

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

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

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

GTR, GPCOMP, RS, SM

Father, If This Cup (Dean) BB, JS

Father, If This Cup (Norbet) BB, HM, JS

From My Mother's Womb (Hurd) BB/MI

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH,

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

JS, SM, WP

I Will Sing, I Will Sing GTR, G2

Lord, Let Me Walk PMB, RJ, WS

Lord, We Share in This One True Bread

(Walker) BB/MI, JS

My Life Is In Your Hands (Soper) G-4620

New Testament Canticle (Englert) WLP

New Testament Canticle (Joncas)

BB, GPCOMP

No Greater Love (Joncas) BB, G-3140,

GC, GTR, JS, RS

No Greater Love (Schoenbachler) BB,

GP2, HM, JS

No Weight of Gold or Silver (Moore) G-

3852

O God, For You I Long (Farrell) BB/MI,

GP2, HM, JS

Take and Eat this Bread (O'Brien) G2, GC

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

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

We Remember (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI,

GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH

You Are Our Living Bread (Joncas) GC,

GPCOMP, JS

SONG OF PRAISE:

A Grain of Wheat (Reagen) G-3105

Creator of the Stars of Night BB, CCH, GC

Gift of Love BB, GTR, JS

O Lord, with Wondrous Mystery

CVH, PMB, WCH, WS

CLOSING SONG:

Adoramus Te Christe (Haugen) GC, GTR,

RS

Adoramus Te (Joncas) G-4884

All Glory Be to Jesus (Dudley-Smith,

Honore) WS

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

ACH, BB/MI, CCH, CVH, GC,

GPCOMP, JS, LMGM, PMB, RS, WCH,

WP

Crown Him with Many Crowns BB/MI,

CBW II, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB,

RS, WCH, WOV, WP

Death, Where Is Thy Sting (C.P.E. Bach)

392-00665

For the Life of the World (Haas) G2, GC

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

JS, RS

I Will Sing of the Lord (Foley) GP, GTR

Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross LMGM

Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates

BB/MI, WP

No Greater Love (Joncas) BB, G-3140,

GC, GTR, JS, RS

Nada Te Turbe / Nothing Can Trouble

(Berthier) G2, GC, RS

O Cross of Christ CBW III, CVH, PMB

O Cross Our Only Hope (T.L. de Victoria)

362-03130

Stay Here and Keep Watch (Berthier) GTR,

G2, GC

Soul of My Savior BB/MI, CVH, JS

Take Up Your Cross BB, CBW III,

CVH, GC, JS, PMB, RS, SM WP

The Cross of Jesus (O'Brien) G-4517

Thee, We Adore (T. Dubois) 312-21196

There Is No Greater Love GTR, RS

Tree of Life (Haugen) GC, GTR, RS

Were You There ACH, BB/MI, CBW III,

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

PMB, WP

When I Behold the Wondrous Cross

BB, PMB, CBW III, CVH, WCH,

SM, W&S, WCH, WP

When in Our Music God Is Glorified BB,

GC, WP

(or Silence)

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