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May 9, 2004 Fifth 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 14: 21-27 "They assembled the church and gave an account of all that God had done with them."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps. 145 "I will praise your name forever, my king and my God."

or "Alleluia"

SECOND READING: Rev. 21: 1-5 "He will wipe away all the tears from their eyes."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Jn. 13: 34"I give you a new commandment says the Lord: love one another as I have loved you."

GOSPEL: Jn. 13: 31-33, 34-35

"I give you a new commandment: love one another."

 

SCRIPTURAL TOPICS: love, remain in Christ, Church, discipleship

FOCUS: "This is my command to you: love one another as I have loved you." This new dimension of love allows us as friends of Christ to share in God's deep love.

REFLECTION: "In all deeds and words you should look upon this Jesus as your model. Do so whether you are walking or keeping silence, or speaking, whether you are alone or with others. He is perfect, and thus you will be not only irreprehensible, but praiseworthy." St. Bonaventure

"Put Christ first, because he puts us first, and let nothing deter us from loving him."

St. Cyprian of Carthage

"There is only one God and He is God to all; therefore it is important that everyone is seen as equal before God. I’ve always said we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic." Mother Teresa

of Calcutta

Two opposing forces influence me: the force of good and force of evil, the force of life and the force of death. Being spiritual powers, both are invisible. Aroused by my free and sincere prayer, the good force always chases away the evil one, for the evil force derives its strength only from the evil concealed in me. To avoid the chilling influence of the evil spirit, we should always have in our heart the Jesus Prayer: 'Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me.' Against the invisible devil stands the invisible God, against him who is powerful stands He who is the most Powerful of all.  

St. John of Kronstadt

St. John of Kronstadt (1829-1908), Russian priest, a member of the married parish clergy: celebrated for his charitable work and gifts of healing, and also as a preacher and spiritual director. His remarkable diary My Life in Christ, has appeared in many languages, including English (translated by E.E. Goulaeff, London, 1897. He was proclaimed a saint in 1964 by the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church in Exile, and is the only person to have been canonized by the Russian Church since the Revolution in 1917.

"I give you

a new

commandment: love one

another."

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Introduce the sprinkling rite by stating that the same Spirit that leads us to baptism leads us to a new level of love. Introduce the profession of faith by referring to the spirit who gives us the strength to proclaim our beliefs.

Sample General Intercessions:

Introduction:My sisters and brothers, through the love that Jesus has commanded upon us, let us turn in prayer to God, the source of all love.

• For all who have dedicated themselves to God, that he will help them to reach a new level of love:

• For peace among nations, that God may rid the world of violence through the love of Christ:

• For the aged who suffer from loneliness and infirmity, that we will sustain them by our love:

• For all of us gathered here, that God will teach us to use wisely the good things he has given us:

Preface: Second for Easter.

Prayers over the people: Second

Faith Formation

What does it mean to love as Jesus loved?

What's wrong with loving as we would love?

Our love has limitations in itself, but united with the Spirit, there are no boundaries. The commandment to love as Jesus loved gives us grace to reach a new dimension of understanding in terms of what's most important.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Based on Cycle A

Before Jesus left, he promised to give his disciples something special. What was he referring to? He said that the Holy Spirit would come and guide them and remind them of the things they needed to know.

Jesus didn't' teach his followers everything but sent the Holy Spirit to help people understand life and God.

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GATHERING SONG:

Alleluia:Canon (Berthier) TAIZE

All the Ends of the Earth (Dufford)

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP

All You Nations (Deiss) PMB, WCH

Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord

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

PMB, SM, WCH, WP

At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

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

RS, WP

Blest Be the Lord (Schutte) ACH,

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, GTR

Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life

BB/MI, CVH, WP

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

Gather Us In (Haugen) BB/MI, CVH,

GPCOMP, GTR, WCH, WP

Gather Your People (Hurd) BB/MI, JS

Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte)

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

RS

Hail, Redeemer, King Divine BB/MI,

CVH, PMB, WCH

Hail Thee, Festival Day BB/MI, WP

His Name Is Wonderful LMGM

I Am the Resurrection (Dameans) GP,

GTR

I Am the Resurrection (Haas) GTR

I Am the Way (Englert) PMB, WCH

Jesus Still Lives (Toolan) GTR, WS

Lord, Who Is Guide But Thee?

(H. Schutz) 312-40173

Love Is His Word RS, WP

O God, Whose Healing Power G-4839

O Lord, Increase My Faith G-4043

Open Wide, the Doors to Christ SM,

WCQ, W&S

Oriens Alleluia (Sands) OCP

Sing to the Mountains (Dufford) ACH,

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

Some Folk Would Rather Have LMGM

The Church’s One Foundation ACH,

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

WCH, WP, WS

There Is One Lord (Berthier) WP,

TAIZE

There Is One Lord (Deiss) PMB, WCH

There’s a Spirit in the Air PMB, WP

You Shall Love the Lord Your God

(Englert) PMB, WS

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Psalm 145: I Will Praise Your Name

(Smith) BB

Let All Things Now Living (Davis) CCH,

RS

Psalm 145: I will praise your name

(Hughes) C60 PARM

Psalm 145: I will praise your name

(Guimont) CCH, GC

WP (Reagan)

PFC. Vol. 5 (Brubaker)

TAIZE II (Berthier)

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

All That I Am (Temple) CBW III, CVH

WCH

Come, My Way, My Truth, My Life

CVH, WP

Dwelling Place (Foley) CBW II, GP

GPCOMP

From the Night of Ages Waking (Walsh)

OCP 10338

I Am the Vine (Miffleton) BB/MI, PMB,

WCH

I Have Loved You (Joncas) GP,

GPCOMP, GTR

Jesus, the Lord (O’Connor) BB, GP, JS

Jesus, the New Covenant (Deiss) PMB

Lord, In Thee Have I Trusted

(G.F. Handel) 362-03371

Jesus, Bread of Life (Marchionda)

SM, WCQ

Love One Another (Chepponis) GTR,

G-2615

Love One Another (Dufford) BB/MI, JS

Only a Shadow (Landry) GP, GPCOMP

Set Your Heart on the Higher Gifts SM,

WCQ, W&S

The Body of Christ (Schiavone) OCP

The Call (Pfautsch) AF-11-2389

The Cry of the Poor (Foley) ACH,

BB/MI, GP, GTR, GC, G2, SM, WCH,

W&S

Unless a Grain of Wheat (Farrell) BB/MI

Unless a Grain of Wheat (Hurd) BB/MI

We Are the Vineyard (Kreutz) ACH

We Have Been Told (Haas) ACH,

BB/MI, GPCOMP, GTR, WCH

We, the Body of Christ (Hillebrand)

BB, GPCOMP, SM, W&S

We Remember, We Believe (Porter) G-4721

With Faith in You (Schiavone) G-3186

Youe Song of Love (Fabing) OCP10763

COMMUNION:

A Hymn of Gladness (Kreutz) WS

All the Earth (Deiss) BB/MI, JS, PMB,

WCH

Be Thou, My Vision 332-40920, CVH,

WOV

Blest Are They (Haas) ACH, BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GTR, WW

Eye Has Not Seen (Haugen) BB/MI,

GTR, GPCOMP, WCH

Gift of Love BB/MI, GTR

God Is Love (Rivers) ACH, CBW III, GC,

JS, RS

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

(Joncas) BB/MI, GPCOMP, GTR

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

CVH, PMB

Jesus, Bread of Life SM, WCQ, W&S

Let Us Break Bread Together ACH,

GPCOMP, HL-402-12104, PMB, WCH

WP

Lord of All Hopefulness BB/MI,

CVH, GPCOMP, WCH, WP

Lord, Make Me Thine Instrument (D.S. York) 352-00199

Make Ye a Joyful Noise Unto God (S.

Scheidt) 312-40757

O the Lamb (Bell) G-4533

Only In God (Foley) CBW III, GP, HM

GPCOMP

Only In God (Talbot) BB/MI, SM

See What Love MSM 50-9037

Thanks Be to God (Mendelssohn)

392-00653

To Thy Faithful People (J. Pasquet)

362-01283

Waters of Life SM, WCH, W&S

We Praise Thee (Vinogradoff) 362-03213

We Gather Together ACH, BB/MI,

CVH, GPCOMP, LMGM, PMB, WCH,

WP

Where Charity and Love Prevail BB/MI,

CVH, GTR PMB, WCH, WP

Where Love Is Living ACH

You Shall Be My People (Ward) WCH,

WW

SONG OF PRAISE:

Christians, Let Us Love One Another

BB/MI, CBW III

Come and Praise the Lord BB/MI

I Will Praise Thee, O Lord (de Lalande)

362-01238

Now Let Us from This Table Rise

CBW II, PMB, WOV, WP

We Praise Thee Lord and Bless Thy Name

(C. Gounod) 332-40049

CLOSING SONG:

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

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

Anthem (Conry) BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP,

GTR, GC, G2

At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

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

Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

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

WP

Easter Alleluia (Haugen) GTR

Easter Solemn Dismissal (Chant) BB/MI

God Is Love (Holliman) LMGM

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

Hail, Redeemer, King Divine BB/MI,

CVH, PMB, WCH

I Am the Resurrection (Anderson)

BB/MI

I Am the Resurrection (Repp) CBW III

Like Olive Branches (Deiss) PMB, WCH

Love Song (Kreutz) PMB, WS

Now Thank We All Our God ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, GP2, PMB,

WCH, WOV, WP

O Bless the Lord (Michaels) BB/MI

O Sons and Daughters CVH, CBW III,

PMB, RJ, WOV, WP

Psalm 89: Forever I Will Sing BB, GP, GC

Sent Forth by God’s Blessing BB/MI,

PMB, WCH

Sing a New Song (Schutte) BB/MI,

CBW III, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS,

RS

The Love of the Lord (Joncas) GTR

This Is My Commandment CVH, WP

This Is My Will CVH, WP

This Glad Day (Palestrina) 332-40155

This Bread that We Share BB/MI, HM

Though the Mountains May Fall (Schutte)

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

GTR, SM, WCQ, W&S

We Are Your People WCH, W&S

We Who Were Once Dead (Haas) G-3504

With Faith In You (Schiavone) G-3186

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