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April 25, 2004 Third Sunday of Easter: 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:

Acts 5: 27-32, 40-41 "We are witnesses to these words as is the Holy Spirit."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 30 "I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me."

SECOND READING:

Rev. 5: 11-14 "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

"Christ is risen, creator of all; he has shown pity on all people."

GOSPEL:

Jn. 21: 1-19 "Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them and in like manner the fish."

SCRIPTURAL FOCUS: Word/Eucharist, fulfillment, joy, hope, path of life, glory

FOCUS: "Jesus stepped forward, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish." Through the nurturing of Christ, we are called to a life of servive.

REFLECTION: "Our Lord does not come from Heaven every day to stay in a golden ciborium. He comes to find another Heaven, the Heaven of our soul in which He loves to dwell." St Therese of Lisieux

"Even though the poor are often rough and unrefined, we must not judge them from external appearances nor from the mental gifts they have received. On the contrary, if you consider the poor in the light of faith, then you will observe that they are taking the place of the Son of God who chose to be poor. Although in his passion he almost lost the appearance of a man and was considered a fool by the Gentiles and a stumbling block to the Jews, he showed them that his mission was to preach to the poor." St. Vincent de Paul

"He need have no fear of error in believing that God is calling him to contemplation, regardless of what sort of person he is now or has been in the past. It is not what you are nor what you have been that God sees with his all-merciful eyes, but what you desire to be." Anonymous, The Cloud of Unknowing

"I will praise you, Lord, for you have

rescued me."

"Peace in your own soul first, then you can think about making peace between other people. When we are at the mercy of our own feelings, we misinterpret the most innocent acitons, always ready to believe the worst; whereas the peaceable person sees good everywhere; at peace with ourselves we aren't suspicious of others." Thomas Kempis

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Introduce the liturgy by saying today's gospel challenges us to open our minds to the significance of Christ in our lives.

Rite of Blessing and sprinkling with Holy Water.

Sample General Intercessions:

My brother and sisters, with joy at Christ's rising from the dead, let us trust that the God who heard and answered the prayers of Christ will hear our petitions:

For religious leaders everywhere: that they may serve to enlighten the minds of those who trust them;

For those who suffer loneliness and dessertion: that their sorrow be turned to everlasting joy in awareness of Christ resurrected;

For our friends and families, that in peace we may all bear witness to Christ's resurrection;

That we who hunger for spiritual ressurection, may follow the way laid out for us by Jesus Christ, the way of love and peace;

That we may abandon anger and self-righteous indignation, and that we may forego judging others. Jesus said, "Judge not." Instead of judging our friends and relatives, let us just love them, like Jesus does.

Preface: Third for Easter

Introduce the breaking of the bread by proclaiming that this bread brings us to awareness of Jesus who is inside us, behind us, and all around us. Use a fraction rite Lamb of God, drawing upon images from today's gospel.

Faith Formation

This season is one of new beginnings. Let us begin now to lead our lives according to the way offered by Jesus, in peace with love for all. Let us renew our devotion to mercy. Let us abandon old personal grievances, leaving final justice to be meted out by the only One who knows everything, God Himself.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Make the connection that just as Jesus revealed his identity to the disciples in the breaking of the bread, he reveals himself to us through the Eucharist. Sometimes when we are really upset we forget things. If, for instance, we are mad at someone, we can forget their good qualities, thinking only about the things we're mad about. If we are angry we may not see the beauty in life.

Can we learn about Jesus if we are angry at his loved ones? If we are angry at those whom Jesus loves, how can we love Him?

Why do we pray for peace?

When we are at peace we can think better, we can see things better. When we are angry, our minds are too clouded to see things clearly. Let us live in peace with our friends and family; after all Jesus loves everyone. How could we not love one whom Jesus loves? Let us see Jesus in everyone, everyone. "Love one another as I have loved you."

 

Now the Green Blade Rises (Haugen)

G-3545

O, The Lamb (Bell) G-4533

O Light of Christ (Schiavone) OCP

Only This I Want (Schutte) GP, GPCOMP

Open Our Hearts (Ward) WS

Peace is Flowing Like a River ACH, GP,

GPCOMP, GTR

The Lord Now Victorious (Mascagni)

312-20872

This Joyful Eastertide (Laster) AF-11-2515

This Joyful Eastertime MSM 50-4401

We Remember (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GTR, GC, WCH

COMMUNION:

All Those Who Love Me (Norbet) GTR

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

CBW II, GP, GPCOMP, GC

Behold the River of Life (O'Connor) OCP

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

Come and Let Us Drink of that New River

CVH, WP

Eat This Bread (Berthier) BB/MI,

GTR, GPCOMP, G2, GC, RS, SM, W&S,

WP

Gift of Finest Wheat (Kreutz) ACH,

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

WCH, WP

Holy Father ACH

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, GPCOMP, GTR, WCH, WP

I Am the Living Bread (Haas) BB/MI

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

(Dean) OCP

If You Belong to Me (Hurd) BB, JS

In the Breaking of the Bread (Hurd)

BB/MI, GTR

In the Breaking of the Bread (Ward)

SM, WCH

Let Us Break Bread Together ACH,

GPCOMP, HL-402-12104, PMB,

WCH, WP

Lord, to Whom Shall We Go (Joncas)

BB/MI, GP, G-3244

Lord, We Share in This One True Bread

(Walker) BB/MI

On the Wings of Change SM, WCH, W&S

On This Day, the First of Days BB/MI,

CVH, PMB, WCH

One In Body, Heart and Mind (Walker)

OCP

Peace Prayer (Foley) CBW III, GP,

GPCOMP

Praise God, All You His Servants

PMB

Shepherd of Souls, in Love Come, Feed Us PMB, WCH

The Joyful Feast MSM 50-4011

This Is My Body CBW III, WCH

This Body (Willcock) BB/MI, OCP

The Resurrection (Bell) G-4658

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

We Are All One People (Schutte) ACH

We Remember (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GTR

What Wondrous Love ACH, BB/MI,

CVH, GPCOMP, GTR

Yours Today (Cooney) GPCOMP

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, WC, WW

Song Of Praise:

Alleluia! Let the Song of Glory Rise ACH

Be Our Delight (Sullivan) AF-11-2399

Give Thanks and Praise (Furlong) G-3918

Hymn of Joy ACH, PMB, WCH

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

Mitte Manum Tuam (Near) PPMO

O Banquet of Love (Moore) 9837

Spring Carol (Piae Cantiones) 352-00229

We Walk By Faith (Haugen) ACH,

BB/MI, CVH, GPCOMP, GTR, WCH,

WP

Closing Song:

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus BB/MI, CBW II,

CVH, GPCOMP, PMB, SM, W&S

Alleluia, Allelu LMGM

Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord

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

PMB, SM, WCH, WP

Behold the Glory of God BB

Christ, the Lord, Is Ris'n Today ACH,

BB, CBW II, CVH, WP

Crown Him with Many Crowns BB/MI,

CBW III, CVH, GPCOMP

Darkness is Gone (Bell) G-4385

Easter Alleluia (Haugen) GTR

Festival Canticle (Hillert) BB/MI, SM,

W&S, WCH

For You Are My God (Foley) BB/MI,

CBW III, GP, GPCOMP

Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte)

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, SM

Go (Patillo) CCH, G2, GC, LMGM, RS

Halle, Halle W&S

He's a Mighty Good Teacher LMGM

I Am the Light of the World (Hayakawa)

BB/MI, GTR

I Know That My Redeemer Lives!

ACH, BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, WCH,

WP

Let All the Earth (Haugen) CVH, GTR

Let the Earth Resound (Deiss) GP,

GPCOMP

Lift Up Your Heads (Kauffmann)

362-03330

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

WCH, W&S

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

On That Day (Soper) G-4623

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

Send Forth Your Spirit (Guimont) G-3684

Send Us as Your Blessing, Lord (Walker)

BB/MI

Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands)

BB/MI, GTR

Song of Blessing (Hurd) BB/MI

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

CBW III, CVH, PMB, SM, WCH, WP

This Glad Day (Palestrina) 332-40155

This Is the Day the Lord Has Made (Renick) G-4804

This Is the Day (Haugen) GTR, WCH

The Lord Is My Hope BB, G2

Two Noble Saints RS

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