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May 23, 2004 Seventh 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 7: 55-60 "I can see the heavens thrown open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 97 "The Lord is king, most high over all the earth."

or

"Alleluia"

SECOND READING:

Rev. 22: 12-14, 16-17, 20 "Come. Lord Jesus!"

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Jn. 14: 18 "I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord.. I will come back to you, and your hearts will rejoice."

GOSPEL:

Jn. 17: 20-26 "Father, may they be one in us."

SCRIPTURAL TOPICS: coming of Holy Spirit, mission, prayer, witness, unity

FOCUS: "Father, may they be one is us." We are called to live as witnesses to God's love and saving grace.

REFLECTION: "The kingdom of God is within you." By the kingdom of God the Lord meant the grace of the Holy Spirit."

St. Seraphim of Sarov

"The eyes of the world see no further than this life, as mine see no further than this wall when the church door is shut. The eyes of the Christian see deep into Eternity."

St. John Vianney

"The kingdom of God is within us when God reigns in us, when the soul in its depths confesses God as its Master, and is obedient to Him in all its powers. Then God acts within it as master ‘both to will and to do of his good pleasure'(Phil. ii. 13). This reign begins as soon as we resolve to serve God in our Lord Jesus Christ, by the grace of the Holy Spirit. Then the Christian hands over to God his consciousness and freedom, which comprises the essential substance of our human life, and God accepts the sacrifice; and in this way the alliance of man with God and God with man is achieved, and the covenant with God, which was severed by the Fall and continues to be severed by our willful sins, is re-established. This inner alliance is sealed, confirmed, and given the strength to maintain itself by the power of grace in the divine sacrament of baptism, and for those who have fallen after baptism, in the sacrament of repentance: and afterwards it is constantly strengthened by holy communion.

All Christians live thus; and consequently they all bear the kingdom of God within themselves, that is to say they obey God as King and are ruled by God as King.

Speaking about the kingdom of God

within us, one must always add: in the Lord Jesus Christ, by the grace of the Holy Spirit. This is the mark of the Christian—the kingdom of God within us. God is the King over all, He is the Creator of all things and in His Providence watches over them all: but He truly reigns in the soul and is truly professed there as King only after the re-establishment of that union of the soul with Him which was broken by the Fall. And this union is effected by the Holy Spirit in the Lord Jesus Christ, our Saviour." Theophane the Recluse

"I will not leave you orphans, says the Lord.. I will come back to you, and your hearts will rejoice."

"Father of Mercy, to you and your only-begotten Son, together with the Holy Ghost, the Comforter, I give blessings and glory always, both now and for ages without end. Ah, Lord God, you the holy one, you my lover, when you come into my heart the whole of my inmost being leaps with joy. You are my glory, the comfort of my heart, my stronghold and my refuge in my hour of peril."

Thomas Kempis

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Focus on the coming of the Holy Spirit. The presence of the Holy Spirit leads the church into prayer and a deeper understanding of the paschal mystery. Introduce the liturgy with the statement that through the Holy Spirit the church was and is held together. A suitable response to the general intercessions is "Come through the Holy Spirit."

Rite of Blessing and Sprinkling with Holy Water

Sample General Intercessions:

(See Intercessions for Pentecost)

Preface: First for Ascension

Solemn Blessing for the Ascension

Faith Formatron

The role of the Holy Spirit can be further explored. Look at the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom for an example of the prominence of the Holy Spirit in Eastern theology.

Children's Liturgy

of the Word

• Why did Jesus the immortal one

have to leave us?

He said that he had to go yet he would be with us to the end of time. He would send the Holy Spirit as our comforter and helper. In this way we will be connected to God now and always.

76

Gathering Song:

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name ACH,

BB/MI, CVH, GPCOMP, PMB, WCH,

WP

All the Ends of the Earth (Dufford)

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP

All You on Earth PMB, RJ

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

CVH, GPCOMP, PMB, WCH, WOV

Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord

(Fishel) ACH, BB/MI, CBW III

By All Your Saints Still Striving RS, WP

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

CBW III, CVH, WOV

Come Down, O Love Divine BB/MI,

CBW III, CVH, PMB, WOV, WP

Come, Holy Ghost ACH, BB/MI,

CBW III, CVH, GPCOMP, PMB, WCH,

WP

Come to Set us Free (Farrell) BB/MI, GTR,

GC, JS

Crown Him with Many Crowns BB/MI,

CBW III, CVH, GPCOMP, PMB, WCH,

WOV, WP

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

Lord of Glory (Manion) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP, GTR

Marana, tha! PMB

Priestly People (Deiss) PMB, WCH

Send Out Your Spirit (Schoenbachler)

BB/MI, JS

Send Us Your Spirit (Schutte) BB/MI,

GPCOMP

Sing a New Song (Schutte) BB/MI,

CBW III, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, SM, W&S

The Church's One Foundation ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, GPCOMP,

PMB, WCH, WP, WS

The Spirit Is A-Movin' (Landry) ACH,

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP

We Receive Power WCQ, W&S

What Is This Place (Oosterhuis) BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GTR, HM, JS, WP

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Psalm 97: The Lord Is King (Cooney) BB,

GC

Psalm 97: A Light will Shine on Us

(Guimont) CCH, GC, RS

Psalm 97: The Lord is King (Proulx) RS,

WP

70 SMM, Vol. 5 (Brubaker)

51 TAIZE II (Berthier)

Preparation Of The Gifts:

Abba! Father! (Landry) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP, GP2, JS

All The World Is One (Pollack) WS

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (Goemanne) G-1727

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (Nowak) G-2999

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (Schalk) G-2368

Center of My Life (Inwood) BB/MI, GC,

HM, JS, GTR

Christ Sends the Spirit (Proulx)

AF-11-1882

Creator Spirit, Heavenly Dove (Powell)

PPMO

Dwelling Place (Foley) CBW III, GP,

GPCOMP, HM

Festival Canticle BB, SM, WCH, W&S

Gift of Love BB, GTR

God Chose Us In Christ (Hutmacher)

G-3101

Into Our Hearts, O Spirit, Come PMB

Lord, Send Out Your Spirit (Lisicky)

GTR

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling BB/MI,

GPCOMP, CVH, WP

O Holy Spirit, Come to Us CVH, PMB

One in Christ (Kreutz) OCP

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

BB/MI, CBW III, HM, PMB, SM

Soon and Very Soon BB, CCH, GC

The Truth Will Set You Free (Englert)

WS

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

BB/MI, GC, CVH, SM, WCQ, W&S, WP

Unless a Grain of Wheat (Farrell) BB/MI

Veni, Creator Spiritus BB, CVH, PMB, WP

We Have Been Told (Haas) ACH, BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GC, GTR, WCH

Whenever You Serve Me SM, WCH, W&S

Yes, I Shall Arise (Deiss) PMB, SM, WCH

Communion:

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

CBW III, GP, GPCOMP, GC, JS, SM, W&S

Be Thou, My Vision 332-40920, CVH,

WOV

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

GPCOMP, GTR, GC, SM

Christians, Let Us Love One Another

BB/MI, CBW III, HM

Come to the Water (Foley) BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GP, GTR

Draw Near and Take the Body BB, CVH,

SM, WCQ, W&S, WP

Gift of Finest Wheat (Kreutz) ACH,

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

SM, WCH, WP

Gloria Patri Et Filio II (Berthier) TAIZE II

God Is Love (Proulx) G-3010

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH,

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

WP

In the Breaking of the Bread (Hurd)

BB/MI, GTR

In the Breaking of the Bread (Ward) 222

WCH, W&S

Let Us Be One 676 PMB, 242 WCH

Lord, Who at Your First Eucharist BB/MI,

CBW III, PMB, WP

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

WCH

One Bread, One Body (Foley) ACH,

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

One Communion of Love SM, WCH, W&S

Thanks Be to God (Mendelssohn)

392-00653

That All Be One CBW III, PMB

The One Same Spirit (Ward) SM, WCQ,

W&S

This Glad Day (Palestrina) 332-40155

We Are All One People (Schutte) ACH, BB

We Are Many Parts (Haugen) BB/MI,

GTR, GC, RS, SM, WCH, W&S

We Praise Thee (Vinogradoff) 362-03213

Whenever You Serve Me SM, WCH, W&S

 

Song Of Praise:

Come to the Water (Foley) BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GP, GC, GTR

Creator Spirit, Heavenly Dove (Powell)

PPMO

God Is Love (Rivers) ACH, CBW III

God of All People (Haas) G2, GC

In This a Day of New Beginnings WP

May They Be One (Marchionda) WS

Morning Has Broken BB/MI, CBW III,

CVH, GPCOMP, GTR, PMB, WCH,

WP

Rejoice, the Lord Is King BB/MI,

CBW II, CVH, WP

Song of Thanksgiving (Joncas) BB/MI,

GPCOMP

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

Behold the Glory of God BB

Easter Alleluia (Haugen) GTR, GC

Easter Solemn Dismissal (Chant) BB

Father, We Thank Thee CBW III, CVH,

PMB, WP

Forth in the Peace of ChristCBW III, CVH,

WP

Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte)

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, GTR

God's Blessing Sends Us Forth CVH,

PMB, WCH, WS

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

Great Is the Lord (Toolan) BB/MI, CBW II

Hail Thee, Festival Day! CBW III, CVH,

PMB

In Praise of His Name (O'Connor)

BB/MI, GP, GTR

Lord, Send Out Your Spirit (Dameans) GP

Maranatha! Alleluia! (Berthier) GTR,

TAIZE, WP

Now Thank We All Our God ACH,

BB, CBW III, CVHM, GPCOMP, PMB,

SM, W&S, WCH, WOV, WP

O Holy Spirit, by Whose Breath CBW II,

PMB, WCH, WOV, WP

Rejoice, the Lord Is King BB/MI,

CBW III, CVH, WP

Send Out Your Spirit (Schoenbachler)

BB/MI

Send Us Your Spirit (Ps. 104) PMB

Sent Forth by God's Blessing BB/MI,

PMB, WCH, WS

Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands)

BB/MI, GTR, GC

Sing to the Lord (Alstott) BB, HM

Sing to the Lord (Dameans) BB/MI,

GP, GPCOMP

The Living God (Temple) CBW III, SM

WCH

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones BB/MI,

CVH, PMB, RS, WP

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