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April 9, 2004 Good Friday

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FIRST READING:

Is. 52: 13 - 53: 12 "Who would believe what we have heard? To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? He grew up like a sapling before him, like a shoot from the parched earth;"

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 31 "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit."

SECOND READING:

Heb. 4: 14-16; 5: 7-9 "Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered; and when he was made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Phil. 2: 8-9 "Christ became obedient even to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly bestowed on him the name which is above every other name."

GOSPEL:

Jn. 18: 1 - 19: 42 "The Passion of Jesus." Jesus answered, "You say I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."

scriptural topics: silence, awe, cross, passion & death, salvation, triumph.

FOCUS: The Cross is the tree of salvation. Through Jesus' obedience to death, new life has arrived for all. His perfect love saves us all.

REFLECTION: "Hold out, be steadfast, endure, bear the delay, and you have carried the cross."

St. Augustine

"Love God with all your heart, and you've nothing to fear; death or punishment, judgement or hell; love, when it reaches its full growth, is an unfailing passport to God's presence." Thomas Kempis

Father,

I abandon myself into your hands;

do with me what you will.

Whatever you may do, I thank you:

I am ready for all, I accept all.

Let only your will be done in me,

and in all your creatures—

I wish no more than this, O Lord.

Into your hands I commend my soul;

I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,

for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself,

to surrender myself into your hands without reserve,

and with boundless confidence,

for you are my Father.

Charles de Foucauld

"Receive in tranquility and peace, O Lord, the souls of your servants who have departed this present life to come to you. Grant them rest and place them in the habitations of light, the abodes of blessed spirits. Give them the life that will not age, good things that will not pass away, delights that have no end, through Jesus Christ, our Lord."

Saint Ignatius Bishop of Antioch

who was condemed to death by Emperor Trajan. He was devoured by lions in public games in about AD 107, whilst he prayed for the souls of others.

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: The cross in John's gospel signifies the means to glorification. While the emphasis in this liturgy is on the Cross, it is not on death but rather the path to the resurrection. This is part of the Easter experience, simple and contemplative, yet with the awareness of the Paschal mystery, that God chose us, through the death of his Son, to be heirs to God's kingdom. The liturgy for Good Friday consists of three parts: the liturgy of the Word, the veneration of the Cross, and the distribution of communion. The symbols of cross and communion, of passion and triumph, of death and new life could be symbolically interwoven through music selection and environmental design. This is the only celebration of the year in which the altar is left bare.

Sample General Intercession:

• For the sick and dying, that they will let God's love comfort them and guide them toward new life in Christ;

• For all sufferers, may we all let God's love comfort us and guide us toward new life in Christ.

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

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

Faith Formation

Through the giving up of ourselves we come closer to experiencing the essence of life. In our dying to the small things we learn to live in a world of life and death, suffering and joy, with God.

The fervor of the early Christians is needed today in a world grown cold with selfishness. Let us read the teachings of these saints with appreciation for the desperate times they lived in, and their views of active Christianity.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

The death of Jesus can be hard for some children to talk about. Perhaps a child has recently experienced a death, or perhaps the idea of death, one's own death, has come into the child's awareness. Tell the children God loves us, and we must have faith in Him. Tell them God is merciful, not cruel. We will see our loved ones again. Tell them Jesus told us the way to heaven is to love.

ENTRANCE PROCESSION:

(Silence)

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Psalm 31: Father, into your hands

(Guimont) CCH, PFCY

Into Your Hands, Lord (Brown) BB

Psalm 31: Father, into your hands

(Hughes) C34 PARM

Psalm 31: Abba, Abba, I put my life /

Abba, Abba, pongo (Haas) G2, GC, RS

Psalm 31: Father, I put my life in your

hands (Haugen) G2, GC

Psalm 31: Father, I put my life in your

hands (Hughes) RS

Psalm 31 (Talbot) BB/MI, GP2, HM

Psalm 31 (Schiavone) BB/MI

PASSION GOSPEL:

Chants of the Passion (Kern) G-1795

Passion according to St. John G-2377

Passion of Our Lord (Bertalot)

AF-11-10275

VENERATION OF THE CROSS:

Adoramus Te Christe (Haugen) GC, GTR,

RS

Alas and Did My Savior Bleed MSM 50-

3021, MSM 50-3011

All Glory Be to Jesus (Dudley-Smith,

Honore) WS

All My Friends Have Forsaken Me

(Palestrina) 352-00472

All You Who Pass This Way (Berthier)

GC, RS, TAIZE II, WP

Answer When I Call (Foley) GP, GP2

GPCOMP

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

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

Behold the Lamb of God (Dufford)

GPCOMP

Behold the Wood (Schutte) BB/MI,

CBW II, GC, GPCOMP, RS

By All Your Saints Still Striving RS, WP

By Your Cross (Toolan) BB/MI, JS

Calvary GC, GTR, RS

Christ Became Obedient (Ehret) G-1967

Christus Factus est/Christ Became

Obedient (Anerio) G-1967

Christus Factus est/Christ Became

Obedient (Leo) G-1974

Christ Is the Image WS

Come and Mourn (Owens) G-3976

Crux Fidelis (Ducasse) 312-41396

Dear Lord, Who Bore Our Weight of Woe

(Keliam) G-4474

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

GPCOMP

Father, If This Cup (Dean) BB, JS

Father, Thy Will Be Done (Reagen) WS

For Our Sake (Hughes) WS

Good Friday Hymn (Haugen) GTR, GC

Have Mercy on Us, Lord JS, PMB

Have Mercy, Lord, on Us CVH, PMB,

WCH, WP

Have Mercy, O Lord (Deiss) PMB, RJ

Heal Us, Lord (Hughes) from Nightsong

WS

In the Cross of Christ (Haugen) G-4838

Introductory Verse from Nightsong

(Hughes) WS

Jerusalem MSM 50-2009

Jesus Christ Is Lord (Hughes) G-2865

Jesus Christ Is Lord (Marchionda) WS

Jesus Walked This Lonesone Valley GC,

PMB, RS, WP

Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross LMGM

Jesus, Remember Me (Berthier) ACH, GC,

GPCOMP, GTR, RS, SM, TAIZE II,

WCQ, W&S, WP

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

GPCOMP, JS, RS

Lamentation (Hurd) BB, JS

Lift High the Cross BB/MI, CBW III,

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

Litany of the Holy Cross (Hansen) BB, JS

Lord Jesu, When I Think of You (Lind)

PPMO

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

Memento Nostri Domine (Berthier)

TAIZE

My God, My God (Manion) BB, GP2, JS

My God, My God (Schiavone) BB, JS

My Lord Was Crucified (Rogers) WS

My Song Is Love Unknown AF-11-2512,

BB/MI, CVH, JS, RS, WP

Near the Cross SM, WCQ, W&S

O Cross of Christ CBW III, CVH, PMB

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

362-03130

O Sacred Head, Surrounded ACH,

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

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

Passion Song (J.S. Bach) 312-40996

Processional Song of the Cross (Inwood)

OCP, BB

Song to Jesus Christ (Huijbers) BB/MI,

GTR

Son of God (Berthier) TAIZE II

Stay Here and Keep Watch (Berthier) GTR,

G2, GC

Surely He Has Borne Our Griefs OCP

Take Up Your Cross BB, CBW II, CVH,

GC, JS, PMB, RS, WOV, WP, WW

The Reproaches (Jones) BB, HM

Throned upon the Awe-full Tree ICEL

Tree of Life (Haugen) GC, GTR, RS

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

GC, JS, RS

We Acclaim the Cross of Jesus PMB,

WCH

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

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

WP

When I Behold the Wondrous Cross

BB, PMB, CBW III, CVH, WCH,

RS, SM, WCH, WP

When Jesus Wept (Billings) BB, JS

Why Did You Ignore Me? (Bell) G-5168

Wood of the Cross (Alstott) BB, JS

COMMUNION:

Because the Lord Is My Shepherd

(Walker) BB/MI, GP2, GTR, HM, JS

Bread of Life (Farrell) BB/MI, GC, GP2,

HM, JS

Draw Near and Take the Body BB, CVH,

JS, SM, WP

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

GTR, GPCOMP, RS, SM, WP

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

GTR, GPCOMP, RS, SM

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH,

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

JS, SM, WP

I Bind My Heart (Toolan) RS

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

RS, SM, WCH

Lord, Let Me Walk PMB, RJ, WS

My Song Is Love Unknown AF-11-2512,

CVH, JS, RS, WP

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

O Lord, Who Never Failest (J. Roff)

362-01239

O Lord, with Wondrous Mystery

CVH, PMB, WCH, WW

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

GC, GP, GTR, JS, RS, SM, WCH

Shelter Me, O God (Hurd) BB/MI, CBW

III, GC, GTR, JS, RS

There Is a Balm in Gilead ACH, BB/MI,

CVH, GC, GTR, JS, RS, SM, WP

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

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

We Are Many Parts (Haugen) BB/MI,

GC, GTR, RS, WCH

We Remember (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI,

GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, SM

What Wondrous Love ACH, BB/MI,

CVH, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, PMB,

RS, WCH, WP

You Are Our Living Bread (Joncas) GC,

GPCOMP, JS

SONG OF PRAISE:

All Glory, Praise, and Honor ACH,

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

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

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

HM, JS

All Will Be Well SM, WCQ, W&S

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

GP2, GTR, JS

Gift of Love BB/MI, GTR, JS

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

My Refuge (Vessels) GTR, G2, GC

Praise God in His Holy Dwelling

(Vermulst) BB/MI, GC, GTR

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

JS

We Adore You, O Christ (Schiavone)

OCP 9849

Wondrous Love (Honore) AF-11-10165

You Are All We Have (O'Brien) G2, GC,

RS

DEPART IN SILENCE

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