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June 21, 2004 Tweflth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Cycle C
July 25, 2004 Seventeeth Sunday in Ordinary Time

FIRST READING:

Acts 10: 34, 37-43 "To him all the prophets bear witness, that everyone who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins through his name."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 118 "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad."

SECOND READING:

Col. 3: 1-4 "Look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is."

Or

SECOND READING:

1 Cor. 5: 6-8 "Throw away the old yeast, that you may be new dough."

SEQUENCE:

"Grave-clothes I saw where none lay dead, the cloth that once had veiled his head!"

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

1 Cor. 5: 7-8 "Christ. our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed; let us then feast with joy in the Lord ."

GOSPEL: Jn. 20: 1-9

"When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place."

The gospel from the Easter Vigil may be read in place of this. At an afternoon Mass, another gospel may be read: Lk. 24: 13-35

scriptural topics: solemnity, glory, joy, resurrection, life, hope, baptism.

FOCUS: "Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified, has risen."

REFLECTION: We are Easter people and alleluia is our song.

"A Christian is an alleluia from head to foot." St. Augustine of Hippo

"You are a fire that takes away the coldness, illuminates the mind with its light, and causes me to know your truth. And I know that you are beauty and wisdom itself. The food of angels, you gave yourself to man in the fire of your love."

St. Catherine of Siena

"God wants us to sing alleluia and to sing it truthfully from our hearts... Let us sing alleluia with our voice and our heart, with our mouth and with our life." St. Augustine

"O mystery beyond our thought,

To take earth's stain away,

And lift the burden sin hath

brought,

And cleanse this coarser clay...."

St. Ambrose

"Strive to keep in order your thoughts about worldly concerns. Try to arrive at a state in which your body can carry out its usual work, while leaving you free to be always with the Lord in spirit. The merciful Lord will give you freedom from cares, and where this freedom prevails everything is done in its own time, and nothing is a worry or a burden. See, ask—and it will be given." Theophane the Recluse

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: The images of light and rebirth prevail. The first reading summarizes the basis of our Christian faith: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. The second reading involves getting rid of the old life and replacing it with a new source, that which is initiated in Christian baptism.

The profession of faith is replaced by the rite of renewal, of baptismal vows, thus reinforcing the premise that we must be reborn as followers of Christ. Make full use of incense, the presence of the paschal candle, and the use of the rite of blessing and sprinkling with Holy Water to reaffirm with our senses that which we feel in our hearts. The gospel acclamation: "Christ has become our paschal sacrifice; let us feast with joy in the Lord," should be given heightened attention as this acclamation sums up the Easter message.

Sample General Intercessions:

Introduction—My dear brothers and sisters, with joy at Christ's rising from the dead, let us turn to God our Father in prayer:

• For religious and secular leaders throughout the world, that they may lead and serve with the love of the risen Christ;

• For true and lasting world peace, that the peace of Christ will permeate all the ends of the earth;

• For our suffering sisters and brothers, that their sorrow will be turned into lasting joy;

• For our community and families, that we may have the faith and strength to bear witness to Christ's resurrection.

Musical Selections:

GATHERING SONG:

Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord

(Fishel) ACH, BB/MI, CBW III, CVH,

GC, PMB, SM, WP

Alleluia, Sing! G2, GC, GTR, RS

Alleluia, Alleluia (Berthier) GTR,

TAIZE

Among You is the Holy One (Lisicky)

G-3680, G2

Clense Us, Lord (Wilcock) BB/MI, GP2

Christ the Lord Is Risen, All on Earth

RS, WP

Christ, the Lord, Is Ris'n Again BB,

CBW III, CVH, SM

Christ the Lord Today Has Risen ACH

Christians ACH, BB/MI, CBW III, CVH

Easter Introit (Williams) 312-40940

Hail Thee, Festival Day! CBW III, CVH

GC, JS, PMB, RS

I Am the Resurrection (Anderson) BB/MI,

JS

I Know That My Redeemer Lives! ACH,

BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GC, JS, PMB,

WCH, WP

I Saw Water Flowing BB/MI, JS, WS

In Praise of His Name (O'Connor)

BB/MI, GP, GTR, JS

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today ACH,

BB, CBW III, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS,

PMB, RS, SM, WP

O Sons and Daughters CVH, CBW III,

GC, PMB, RJ, RS, WP

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

Resucito (Arguello) BB/MI, G2

Easter Sunday

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: The images of light and rebirth prevail. The first reading summarizes the basis of our Christian faith: Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again. The second reading involves getting rid of the old life and replacing it with a new source, that which is initiated in Christian baptism.

The profession of faith is replaced by the rite of renewal, of baptismal vows, thus reinforcing the premise that we must be reborn as followers of Christ. Make full use of incense, the presence of the paschal candle, and the use of the rite of blessing and sprinkling with Holy Water to reaffirm with our senses that which we feel in our hearts. The gospel acclamation: "Christ has become our paschal sacrifice; let us feast with joy in the Lord," should be given heightened attention as this acclamation sums up the Easter message.

Sample General Intercessions:

Introduction—My dear brothers and sisters, with joy at Christ's rising from the dead, let us turn to God our Father in prayer:

• For religious and secular leaders throughout the world, that they may lead and serve with the love of the risen Christ;

• For true and lasting world peace, that the peace of Christ will permeate all the ends of the earth;

• For our suffering sisters and brothers, that their sorrow will be turned into lasting joy;

• For our community and families, that we may have the faith and strength to bear witness to Christ's resurrection.

Musical Selections:

GATHERING SONG:

Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord

(Fishel) ACH, BB/MI, CBW III, CVH,

GC, PMB, SM, WP

Alleluia, Sing! G2, GC, GTR, RS

Alleluia, Alleluia (Berthier) GTR,

TAIZE

Among You is the Holy One (Lisicky)

G-3680, G2

Clense Us, Lord (Wilcock) BB/MI, GP2

Christ the Lord Is Risen, All on Earth

RS, WP

Christ, the Lord, Is Ris'n Again BB,

CBW III, CVH, SM

Christ the Lord Today Has Risen ACH

Christians ACH, BB/MI, CBW III, CVH

Easter Introit (Williams) 312-40940

Hail Thee, Festival Day! CBW III, CVH

GC, JS, PMB, RS

I Am the Resurrection (Anderson) BB/MI,

JS

I Know That My Redeemer Lives! ACH,

BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GC, JS, PMB,

WCH, WP

I Saw Water Flowing BB/MI, JS, WS

In Praise of His Name (O'Connor)

BB/MI, GP, GTR, JS

Jesus Christ Is Risen Today ACH,

BB, CBW III, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS,

PMB, RS, SM, WP

O Sons and Daughters CVH, CBW III,

GC, PMB, RJ, RS, WP

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

Resucito (Arguello) BB/MI, G2

Sing a New Song (Schutte) BB/MI,

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

Song of the Empty Tomb (Haugen) G-3546

The Strife is O'er ACH, BB/MI, CBW III,

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

On That Day (Soper) G-4623

This Is the Day the Lord Has Made

(Renick) G-4804

Give Thanks and Praise (Furlong) G-3918

Water of Life (Cortez) BB/MI, GP2, JS

Word That Formed Creation (Haugen)

G-3545

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones BB/MI,

CVH, JS, PMB, RS, WP

RITE OF SPRINKLING

All My Days (Schutte) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP

I Saw Water Flowing (Ward) WS, BB/MI

Give Us Living Water (Dameans) BB, GP,

GPCOMP

Living Waters (Moore) G-3630

Springs of Water (Fellows) G-3639

Sprinkling Rite (Joncas) WS

G-3318 (Hirten)

G-2845 (Shiavone)

G-1899 (Proulx)

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

This Day Was Made by the Lord (Walker)

BB

This Is the Day (Fisher) BB, GC

Psalm 118: This Is the Day (Soper) BB

Psalm 118: Alleluia, Alleluia (Guimont)

CCH, RS

Psalm 118: The Stone Which the Builders

Rejected (Farrell) BB, RS

22 PFCY (Isele)

20 PSALMS (Kreutz)

This Glad Day (Palestrina) 332-01189

This Is the Day (Haugen) GTR, G2, WCH

This Is the Day (Joncas) BB/MI, JS

This Is the Day (Schoenbachler) BB, JS

This Is the Day (Roberts) G-4600

Surrexit Christus (Berthier) GTR, G2, RS

Psalm 118: This is the day (Proulx) GC, RS

Psalm 118: Give Thanks to the Lord

(Smith) BB/MI

EASTER SEQUENCE:

Christians, Praise the Paschal Victim

CVH, WP

Christians, to the Paschal Victim

MSM 350-4006

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

All Shall Be Well (Foley) BB/MI,

GPCOMP, JS

Alleluia—Canon (Berthier) TAIZE

Christ is Risen (Haas) G-4870

Christ is Risen, Shout Hosanna WCH,

W&S

Christus Resurrexit (Berthier) RS, WP

Come and Let Us Worship (Bell) G-5160

Easter Song (J. Roff) 362-01090

Flow River Flow (Hurd) BB/MI, JS

For All the Saints ACH, BB/MI, CBW III,

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

WCH, WP

He Is Risen, Alleluia! (Englert) G-1969

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

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

I Know That My Redeemer Lives from

Concertato on Duke Street GC, JS, WS

Jesus Is Alive (Marchionda) WS

Jesus Still Lives (Toolan) GTR, WS

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

PMB, RS

Keep Me Safe, O God (Foley) G-3936

Maranatha! Alleluia! (Berthier) GTR,

TAIZE, WP

On This Bright Easter Morn (Phillips)

OCP 10258

People of God (Haas) G-3681

Roll Away the Stone (Conry) BB, JS

Resurrexi (Near) PPMO

Sing to the Lord (Valentine) G-4815

Song of Fire and Water (Haugen)

GPCOMP

Surrexit Dominus Vere II (Berthier) GTR,

TAIZE II

The Light of Christ (Fishel) BB/MI,

CBW III, JS, RS

The Lord Now Victorious (Mascagni)

312-20872

The Resurrection (Bell) G-4658

Your Sacrifice WCQ, W&S

COMMUNION:

All You Who Are Thirsty (Connolly) GC,

GTR, RS

Allelujah (Purcell) 352-00380

Bread of Life (Farrell) BB/MI, CBW III,

GC, JS

Earthen Vessels (Foley) ACH, BB/MI,

GP, GPCOMP, JS

Easter Alleluia (Haugen) GC, GTR, RS

Easter Meditation Song (Smith) WS

Hilariter/The Whole World Rejoices Now

MSM 50-4016

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH,

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

JS, SM, W&S, WP

I Am the Bread of Life (Englert) BB/MI/

PMB, SM, W&S, WCH

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

I Come With Joy CBW III, GC, RS, WOV,

WCH, WP

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

(Dean) OCP

In Remembrance of You (Wilcock) BB/MI,

GP2, JS

Lord, We Share in This One True Bread

(Walker) BB/MI, JS

Now We Remain (Haas) BB/MI, GC,

GTR, RS, WCH

River of Glory (Schutte) ACH, OCP,

A-1002

Sweet Refreshment (Moore) G-4937

That Easter Day With Joy Was Bright

(Goodman) 312-40857

The Song of the Vineyard (Keesecker)

AF-11-10215

This Body (Willcock) BB/MI, OCP

We Remember (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI,

GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH

While Earth Remains (Bell) G-5160

You Are Our Living Bread (Joncas)

BB/MI, GC, GPCOMP, JS

Your Love Endures (Haugen) G-4842

Victimae paschali laudes ICEL

With High Delight CD

SONG OF PRAISE:

All My Days (Schutte) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP, JS

Behold the River of Life (O'Connor) OCP

Darkness is Gone (Bell) G-4385

Fanfare for Easter Morn (Nolin) WS

Hymn of Joy ACH, PMB, WCH

O Morn of Beauty (J. Sibelius) 332-14714

One In Body, Heart and Mind (Walker)

OCP

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

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

WCH, WP

That Easter Day ACH, GC, RS

The Joyful Feast MSM 50-4011

The Light of Christ (Haugen) G-2661

This Joyful Eastertide (Goodman)

312-41203

You Shall Be My People (Ward)

WCH, WW, WS

CLOSING SONG:

A Season of Light (Lisicky) WS, WCQ

Alleluia, Alleluia (Buxtehude) 312-40668

Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord

(Fishel) ACH, BB/MI, CBW III, CVH,

PMB, WCH, WP

An Easter Alleluia MSM 50-4018

At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing

ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GC, JS,

RS, WP

Begin the Song of Glory Now

MSM 50-4014

Christus Resurrexit (Berthier) TAIZE II, WP

Easter Carol (Proulx) G-4465

Easter Solemn Dismissal (Chant) BB

Fanfare for Easter Morn WS

Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing AH, CVH, HH, WCH

I Am the Resurrection (Dameans) GP,

GTR

I Am the Resurrection (Haas) GTR

Lord, Send Out Your Spirit (Janco) G-3606

Now the Green Blade Rises CBW III,

CVH, GTR, JS, WP

Now the Green Blade Rises (Haugen)

G-3545

O, The Lamb (Bell) G-4533

Praise the Risen Lord (Brown) PMB, RJ

Praised Be the Father (Dameans) GP,

GPCOMP

Praise the Lord, My Soul (Foley) GC, GP,

GPCOMP, JS, RS

Rejoice! Rejoice! (Daley) BB/MI, GTR, JS

Send Forth Your Spirit (Guimont) G-3684

Sing of Christ, Proclaim His Glory

GPCOMP, HM

Sing to the Mountains (Dufford) ACH,

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

GTR, JS, RS

Sing We Triumphant Hymns of Praise CVH, ICEL, WCH

The Lord Is Ris‘n Indeed (Billings)

332-40144

The Strife is O'er ACH, BB/MI, CBW III,

CVH, GC, JS, RS, PMB, WCH, WP

This Joyful Eastertime MSM 50-4401

CVH, JS, PMB, RS, WP

This Is the Day When Light Was First

Created GC, RS

Up from the Earth (Cooney) G2, GC

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