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May 16, 2004 Sixth 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 15: 1-2, 22-29 "It seemed right to the Holy Spirit, and to us, not to burden you beyond what is essential."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 67 "O God; let all the nations praise you!" or

"Alleluia"

SECOND READING:

Rev. 21: 10-14, 22-23 "The angel showed me the holy city coming down out of heaven."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Jn. 14: 23"Whoever loves me, will keep my word, says the Lord and my Father will love him, and we will come to him."

GOSPEL:

Jn. 14: 23-29 "The Holy Spirit will teach you everything and remind you of all I have told you."

SCRIPTURAL TOPICS: Holy Spirit, love, community, mission

FOCUS: "The Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will instruct you and remind you of all that I told you."

REFLECTION: "How could there be any other Totality beyond him, or another Principle or Power or another God? For God who is the totality of all these must include all things in his infinite being."

St. Iranaeus

"Ye shall therefore have the blessing which I shall give at the last judgement, inasmuch as ye did not repulse Me when I came into Mine own place, as did my persecutors, but of your compassion did receive Me into the lodging of your hearts, as a desolate pilgrim; when I hung naked upon the Cross, hungry, thirsty, and sick, and pierced by nails, ye did suffer with Me in my death and desired in all things to be My companions.Bl. Angela of Foligno

"The Holy Spirit will teach you everything and remind you of all I have told you."

The almighty and most holy Word of the Father pervades the whole of reality, everywhere unfolding his power and shining on all things visible and invisible. He sustains it all and binds it together in himself. He leaves nothing devoid of his power but gives life and keeps it in being throughout all of creation and in each individual.Theophane the Recluse

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Consider shifting the emphasis, beginning with this Sunday from the resurrection to the coming of the Holy Spirit. A pre-Mass invocation to the Holy Spirit would be an appropriate way to begin the liturgies between now and Pentecost. This could consist of a music piece such as a Litany or hymn to the Holy Spirit. Introduce the liturgy by proclaiming that the Holy Spirit comes to us from the Father to instruct us and remind us. The Spirit draws us into a deeper understanding of God which we come to share at Sunday worship.

General intercessions could include a response such as "Come, Holy Spirit."

Sample General Intercessions:

Introduction:Gathered together in Christ, as brothers and sisters, let us call to mind that which God has bestowed upon us and ask him to hear the prayers which he himself inspires us to ask:

• For the Holy Church of God: that it remain connected to the Father through Jesus;

• For the world in which we live: that our health and peace be based on mutual respect and cooperation;

• For all those who suffer from loneliness and infirmity: that God may give them strength and courage:

• For our community and families: that we may always value our ties and bonds with each other.

Preface: Third for Easter.

or

Solemn Blessing of the Easter Season

Faith Formation

"...not to burden you beyond what is essential."

What is essential? Why? It is essential that we love one another as Christ loved us in order to bring about God’s Kingdom on earth. Did God provide us with guidance and help so that we can do what is essential? To prepare for the feast of Pentecost, think about the role of the Holy Spirit in our being able to live a life in God.

• In today’s gospel what does Jesus say about the role of the Holy Spirit?

• What does it mean to be true to God’s word?

This would be an appropriate time to begin discussing and studying the lectionary on the Holy Spirit.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Ask the children what it feels like to be left alone or to have someone go away for a long time. How did they feel? Was there any consolation that made the separation easier?

Jesus left this world, but before he did, he promised to give his followers something special.

• What was this special gift?

Jesus said he would send the Holy Spirit to teach us and remind us of what we need to do. What do we need to do? Why? It is essential that we love one another as Christ loved us in order to bring about God’s Kingdom on earth.

GATHERING SONG:

All Shall Be Well (Foley) BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GP2, JS

All the Ends of the Earth (Dufford)

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, SM, W&S

All You Nations (Deiss) PMB, WCH,

W&S

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

CVH, GPCOMP, PMB, SM, W&S

Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord

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

PMB, WCH, WP

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come BB, JS

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

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

GPCOMP, GTR, GC, G2, RS, SM, WCH,

W&S, WP

Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte)

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, GTR

God So Loved the World (Scheidt) G-1819

Lord, Send Out Your Spirit PMB, WCH

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling BB/MI,

GPCOMP, CVH, WP

O Holy Spirit, Come to Us CVH, PMB

Praise to the Lord ACH, BB, CBW III,

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

Send Us Your Spirit (Haas) BB/MI,

GTR, GC, RS

Set Your Heart on the Higher Gifts SM,

WCQ, W&S

Sing a New Song to the Lord (Dudley-

Smith) CBW III, GTR, GC, RS, WCH

Sing to the Lord a Joyful Song ACH,

PMB, WP

Table of Plenty (Schutte) BB/MI, GP2,

HM, JS

The Church’s One Foundation ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, GPCOMP,

PMB, SM, W&S, WCH, WP, WS

You Shall Love the Lord Your God

(Englert) PMB, WS

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Psalm 67: O God, Let All the Nations

(Smith) BB/MI

Psalm 67: O God, Let All the Nations

(Proulx) C61 PARM

Psalm 67: May God bless us in his mercy

(Guimont) CCH, GC, RS

Psalm 67: The earth has yielded (Proulx)

RS, WP

66 SMM, Vol. 5 (Kreutz)

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

All Shall Be Well (Foley) GPCOMP, BB

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

CBW III, GC, G2, GP, GPCOMP, SM

Christ Is Arisen (M. Praetorius) 352-00169

Christ Sends the Spirit (Proulx)

AF-11-1882

Creator Spirit, Heavenly Dove (Powell)

PPMO

For Peace (Oomen) BB, OCP

Gather the Faithful G-4435

Gather Us Together (Alstott) OCP

God So Loved the World (Bruckner)

G-1438

God So Loved the World SM, WS

I Come With Joy CBW II, WOV, WCH,

WP

I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light CCH, GTR, GC, RS

I Will Be Your Vine (Lawton) G-4663

Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love GTR,

G-3000, LMGM, TWC, WP

Love One Another (Chepponis) G-2615

Make Me a Blessing LMGM

No Greater Love (Joncas) BB, G-3140, GTR

No Greater Love Than This (Guimont)

G-3687

O Day of Peace WP

Open Wide, the Doors to Christ SM,

WCQ, W&S

Peace (Norbet) ACH, BB/MI, CBW II,

CVH, PMB, WCH,

This Is My Will CVH, WP

Veni, Sancte Spiritus (Berthier) GTR, WP

Veni, Sancte Spiritus CVH, PMB, WP

Your Words Are Spirit and Life (Farrell)

BB/MI, JS

Communion:

Alleluia, Alleluia (Berthier) GTR, TAIZE

At the Lamb’s High Feast We Sing

ACH, BB, CBW II, CVH, WP, WW

Be Thou, My Vision 332-40920, CVH,

WOV

God, Our Fountain of Salvation BB/MI,

OCP

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

(Joncas) BB/MI, GPCOMP, GTR

Let There Be Peace on Earth ACH,

BB/MI, GPCOMP, PMB

Let Us Be One PMB, WCH

Lord, Be With Us (Walker) BB, JS

Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace

CVH, WCH, WP

Love One Another (Chepponis) GTR,

G-2615

Love One Another (Roff) WS

No Greater Love (Joncas) BB, G-3140,

GTR

Only a Shadow (Landry) GP, GPCOMP

Thanks Be to God (Mendelssohn)

392-00653

That There May Be Bread (Norbet)

BB/MI, GP

The Bread That We Break (Dean) BB/MI

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

The Joyful Feast MSM 50-4011

The One Same Spirit (Ward) RJ, WCH,

WS

The Spirit of God (Deiss) PMB, WCH

There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy

BB/MI, CVH, SM, W7S, WCH, WP

This Is My Body CBW III, PMB

Waters of Life SM, WCH, W&S

When We Eat This Bread (Joncas) BB/MI,

PMB

Where Charity and Love Prevail BB/MI,

CVH, GTR PMB, WCH, WP

Where There Is Charity (Marchionda)

W&S

Wake, O Wake, and Sleep No Longer BB,

JS

Where There Is Love (Hughes) G-2555

You Are Mine (Haas) BB, G2, GC

Song Of Praise:

All the Ends of the Earth (Kreutz) BB/MI

Creator Spirit, Heavenly Dove (Powell)

PPMO

Come to Me and Live (O'Brien) G-4515

Dwelling Place (Foley) CBW III, GP,

GPCOMP

God So Loved the World (Goemanne)

G-2699

Greater Than Our Heart (Ooomen) OCP

I Will Praise Thee, O Lord (de Lalande)

362-01238

Sing Out Your Praise (Joncas) WCS, WS,

WW

Veni, Sancte Spiritus (Haney) SOL

We Are Many Parts (Haugen) BB/MI,

GTR, WCH

We Praise Thee Lord and Bless Thy Name

(C. Gounod) 332-40049

What Wondrous Love ACH, BB/MI,

CVH, GPCOMP, GTR, PMB, WCH, WP

Where There Is Love (Walker) BB/MI

Closing Song:

All the Ends of the Earth (Dufford)

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, JS, SM, W&S

All the Ends of the Earth (Murray) SM

All Those Who Love Me (Norbet) GTR

Canticle of the Sun (Haugen) ACH,

BB/MI, GPCOMP, GTR, GC, G2

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

GP, GPCOMP, GTR, SM, WCQ

Easter Solemn Dismissal (Chant) BB

Forth in the Peace of Christ CBW III,

CVH, WP

Forth in Thy Name, O Lord CBW III,

WOV

Great Is the Lord (Toolan) BB/MI,

CBW I II

Hail Thee, Festival Day BB, WP

In Praise of His Name (O’Connor) BB/MI,

GP, GTR

Into Our Hearts, O Spirit, Come PMB,

WW

Lord, Touch Me LMGM

Lord, Who at Your First Eucharist BB/MI,

CBW III, PMB, WP

Lord, Send Out Your Spirit PMB, WCH

Maranatha! Alleluia! (Berthier) GTR,

TAIZE, WP

Now the Green Blade Rises BB, CBW II,

CVH, GTR, GC, WP

Praise the Lord, My Soul (Foley) GP,

GPCOMP

Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him

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

WCH, WP

Praise to the Holiest in the Height ACH,

CBW III, CVH, PMB, W&S

Priestly People (Deiss) PMB, WCH

Rain Down (Cortez) BB/MI, GP2, HM, JS

Send Us Your Spirit (Schutte) BB/MI,

GPCOMP

Sing a New Song (Schutte) BB/MI,

CBW II, GP, GPCOMP, GC, G2, SM,

W&S

Sing of the Lord’s Goodness (Sands)

BB/MI, GTR, GC

The Father's Love (Lole) G-4179

This Is the Day (Haugen) GTR, WCH

We Have Been Told (Haas) ACH,

BB/MI, GPCOMP, GTR, GC, SM

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