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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 13: 14, 43-52 "Many became believers."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 100 "We are his people, the sheep of his flock."

SECOND READING:

Rev. 7: 9, 14-17 "The Lamb will shepherd them and will lead them to springs of life-giving water."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Jn. 10: 14 "I am the good shepherd, says the Lord; I know my sheep, and mine know me."

GOSPEL:

Jn. 10: 27-30 "I give my sheep eternal life."

SCRIPTURAL TOPICS: Good Shepherd, trust, safety, suffering, discernment

FOCUS: "I am the good shepherd." Jesus reveals that he is the way through which we shall reach God.

REFLECTION: "As no darkness can be seen by anyone surrounded by light, so no trivialities can capture the attention of anyone who has his eyes on Christ. The man who can keep his eyes upon the head and origin of the whole universe has them on virtue in all its perfections; he has them on truth, on justice, immortality and on everything else that is good, for Christ is goodness itself."

St. Gregory of Nyssa

"Let anyone who comes to you go away feeling better and happier. Every one should see goodness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile. Joy shows from the eyes, it appears when we speak and walk. It cannot be kept closed inside us It reacts outside. Joy is very infectious." Mother Teresa of Calcutta

"A young village girl told me, When I am about to talk to anyone, I picture to myself Jesus Christ and how gracious and friendly he was to everyone." St. John Vianney

"I give my sheep

eternal life."

"Remembrance of God is something that God Himself grafts upon the soul. But the soul must also force itself to persevere and to toil. Work, making every effort to attain the unceasing remembrance of God. And God, seeing how fervently you desire it, will give you this constant recollection of Himself."

  Theophane the Recluse

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Introduce the liturgy by stating that Jesus is the open door to the kingdom of God. By laying down his life, Jesus created a door between the finite and the infinite, the temporal and the eternal.

Rite of Blessing and Sprinkling with Holy Water

Sample General Intercessions:

Introduction— My brothers and sisters, with joy at Christ's rising from the dead, let us turn to God in prayer. He heard and answered the prayers of the Son he loved so much: let us trust that he will hear our petitions:

• That pastors everywhere lead in faith and serve in love the flock entrusted to their care by Christ the Good Shepherd;

• That the whole world may rejoice in the blessing of true peace, the peace Christ himself gives us;

• That our suffering brothers and sisters may have their sorrow turned into lasing joy;

• That our community may have the faith and strength to bear witness to

Christ's resurrection.

Preface: Second or third for Easter.

Solemn Blessing of the Easter Season or

Prayers over the people: Sixth

Faith Formation

There are no short cuts in life. We cannot jump over the gate or find an easy way through life's challenges, we must accept life as it is. By living the way Christ told us to do, with love for everyone, we will attain the reward he promised, eternal life with God.

In what ways do we seek short term solutions to our problems, or avoid difficulties in life? Do we

turn for consolation to Jesus? Or to something finite and temporary?

Let us not forget Jesus is the Good Shepherd. This means we are being guided, that a hand leads us in an uncertain world.

Children's Liturgy

of the Word

• What is a shepherd? What are the responsibilities of a shepherd?

• Why is it a good idea for sheep to follow and respond to a shepherd?

We call Jesus Lord because he is our leader. We follow him because he knows the way. He is our shepherd.

• What is the way of Jesus?

• Where does he lead us?

The way of Jesus is to live kindly, to treat people well. To love everyone. Living this way is our best hope of achieving eternal life with God.

Jesus leads us to eternal life with God.

 

 

 

 

GATHERING SONG:

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

CVH, GPCOMP, PMB, SM, W&S,

WCH

At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing

ACH, BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, SM, WCQ,

W&S, WP

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

BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, WP

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

CBW III

Come to the House (Cooney) BB, JS

Easter Introit (D.H. Williams) 312-40940

Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte)

BB/MI, GP, GP2, GPCOMP, GTR, GC, JS

Hallelujah Song LMGM

He Answers All Our Needs WCQ, W&S

His Name Is Wonderful LMGM

In Praise of His Name (O'Connor)

BB/MI, GP, GTR

Jesus, Shepherd of Our Souls WP

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

GP, GPCOMP, GTR

My Shepherd Will Supply My Need

CVH, WCH, WP, 59LR

O Jesus, Tender Shepherd, Hear

(J. Brahms) 352-00272

O Sons and Daughters CVH, CBW III,

PMB, RJ, WOV, WP

Psalm 23 (Conry) BB/MI, GC

Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

LMGM, TWC

Sing of Christ, Proclaim His Glory

GPCOMP

The God of All Grace (Manalo)BB/MI

The Goodness of God Cries Out (Norbet)

BB/MI, GP, PMB

The Living God, My Shepherd Is

CBW III, WP

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Gelineau)

CBW III, WOV

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Marchionda)

PMB

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Wise) GTR

The Lord Is My True Shepherd

(Lindusky) PMB

The Lord Is My True Shepherd

(Westendorf) BB/MI, PMB, SM, WCH

The Lord's My Shepherd CBW III, CVH

We, the Body of Christ (Hillebrand)

BB, GPCOMP, JS

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones BB/MI,

CVH, PMB, WP

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Psalm 100 (Reza) GP2, OCP

Psalm 100: We Are God's People (Bogdan)

C59

Psalm 100: We Are Your People (Dufford)

BB/MI, GP4

Psalm 100: We Are His People (Guimont)

CCH, GC, RS

22 PFCY (Isele)

40 PFAS (Willcock)

70 TAIZE II (Berthier)

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

All Glory, Praise and Blessing

MSM 50-7007

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

JS

Amazing Grace ACH, BB/MI, CBW III,

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

SM, WCH, W&S, WP (Proulx: G-2326)

Christus Resurrexit (Berthier) TAIZE II,

WP

Come Unto Him (D. Carter) 392-00337

He Shall Feed His Flock MSM 50-9404

I Am the Good Shepherd (Englert) G-2117

I Am the Good Shepherd (B. Burroughs)

312-40149

I Am the Vine (Miffleton) BB, PMB, WCH

Jesus Christ, by Faith Revealed SM, WCQ

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

Jesus, the New Covenant (Deiss) PMB

Like a Shepherd (Dufford) BB/MI,

CBW II, GP, GPCOMP, GTR

Like a Child Rests (Walker) BB/MI, HM, JS

Love Is Our Shepherd MSM 50-9057

Loving Shepherd G-4467

My Shepherd Is the Lord 267 ACH

O Christe Domine Jesu (Berthier) GTR

TAIZE II

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

GP2, HM

O Jesus, Gentle Shepherd (Colgan) ACH

BB/MI

Psalm of the Good Shepherd (Landry) GP

Shepherd of Our Hearts (Chepponis) G-

3148

The Body of Christ (Schiavone) OCP

The Good Shepherd (Chepponis) WS, WW

The Lord Is My Shepherd (De Leone)

312-20165

We Remember (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GTR, WCH

We Shall Rise Again (Young) GC, GTR

COMMUNION:

A Banquet Is Prepared (Kavanaugh)

BB, GP, GPCOMP

Alleluia, Let the Holy Anthem Rise

BB/MI, CVH

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

CBW III, GP, G2, GC, GTR, SM, WCQ,

W&S

Be Thou, My Vision 332-40920, CVH,

WOV

Because the Lord Is My Shepherd

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

Earthen Vessels (Foley) ACH, BB/MI,

GP, GPCOMP

Gift of Finest Wheat (Kreutz) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, GPCOMP,

PMB, SM, W&S, WCH, WP

Gift of Love BB, GTR

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, GTR, GC, SM, WCH,

W&Sm WP

One Bread, One Body (Foley) ACH,

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, GC, SM,

WCQ

Psalm 23 MSM 50-9051

Psalm 23 from Music for the Banquet

(Ferris) WS, WW

Shelter Me, O God (Haugen) BB/MI, GC,

HS, RS

Shepherd of Souls, in Love Come, Feed

Us PMB, WCH

The Cup We Bless (Wilcock) BB/MI, GP2

The Good Shepherd (Chepponis) WS

This Joyful Eastertide BB, JS

The Joyful Feast MSM 50-4011

SONG OF PRAISE:

Amen! LMGM

By Name I Have Called You (Landry)

BB, GPCOMP

He Answers All Our Needs WCQ, W&S

I Will Praise Thee, O Lord (de Lalande)

362-01238

The Lord, the Lord, the Lord Is My

Shepherd WP

Valleys of Green (Schutte) BB, GP, JS

Wake, My Tenderness (Ooomen) OCP

We Walk By Faith (Haugen) ACH,

BB/MI, CVH, GPCOMP, GTR, GC, G2

WCH, WP

With a Shepherds Care (Chepponis) G-3617

CLOSING SONG:

A Single Unmatched Stone WP

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

ACH, BB/MI, CVH, GPCOMP, PMB,

WCH, WP

Behold the Glory of God BB

Canticle of the Sun (Haugen) ACH,

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

RS, WCH

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

GP, GPCOMP, GTR, WW

Easter Alleluia (Haugen) GTR

Easter Solemn Dismissal (Chant) BB

Great Is the Lord (J. Haydn) 332-09589

Hail Thee, Festival Day BB, WP

Jubilate, Servite (Berthier) CCH, GC, RS

Let the Heavens Be Glad (Feiten) BB/MI

GTR, GC

Now the Green Blade Rises BB,

CBW III, CVH, GTR, WP

O Jesus Christ, Savior of All (Schein)

312-41159

Rejoice! Rejoice! (Daley) BB, GTR, GC, JS

Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us LMGM,

G-2754,GC, GP2, HM

Shepherd of Souls, in Love Come, Feed

Us PMB, WCH

Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless

ACH, BB/MI, CVH, SM, WCQ, WP

Shepherd Me, O God (Haugen) BB/MI

GTR, G2, RS, G-2950

Sing Praise to Our Creator PMB, WCH,

WW

Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands)

BB/ MI, GTR, HS

Sing with All the Saints in Glory SM,

WCH, W&S

The Church's One Foundation ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, GPCOMP,

PMB, WCH, WP

The King of Love, My Shepherd Is

BB/MI, CVH, WP, MSM 60-9009

O Bless the Lord (Michaels) BB/MI, JS

The Earth is the Lord's (T. Kirk) 362-01090

The One Same Spirit (Ward) RJ, WCH,

WS

This Is the Day (Haugen) BB/MI, GTR, G2, GC, SM, WCH

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