Deut. 30: 10-14 "Let the instruction of the Lord God be near you."
Moses instructs the people to obey the voice of God, the commandments written in the Book of the Law and to return to God.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps. 69
"Seek the Lord, you who are poor, and your hearts will revive."
Col. 1: 15-20 "In Christ Jesus werecreated all things."
Jn. 6: 64, 69 "Your words, Lord, are spirit and life; you have the words of everlasting life."
GOSPEL: Lk. 10: 25-37
"Who is my neighbor?"
A lawyer asks Jesus what he must do to inherit eternal life. To love the Lord your God and your neighbor as yourself. The lawyer asks, 'Who is my neighbor'? Jesus recounts the parable of the good Samaritan.
FOCUS: We are not called to pursue spiritual matters and ignore people, for it is in serving others that we serve God.
REFLECTION: "It is easy to feel drawn to good, healthy people who have pleasant manners, but that is only natural love and not charity. A mother does not love her sick deformed child because he is lovable, but because she is his mother, and we must pray the Holy Ghost to put into our hearts that selfless devotion which nature has put into hers." Robert Bellarmine
Where there is love and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.
Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor annoyance. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither cupidity nor avarice. Where there is peace and contemplation, there is neither care nor restlessness. Where there is fear of God to guard the dwelling, there no enemy can enter. Where there is mercy and prudence, there is neither excess nor harshness.
St. Francis of Assisi
Your words, Lord, are spirit and life; you have the words of everlasting life.
APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: The first reading speaks of the word of God being in our mouths and the Psalm response tells us to seek the Lord. A special reverence for the Holy Books, perhaps using incense, would be appropriate, reflecting the spirit of the first reading. The gospel today conveys our need to seek the Lord by serving others. How can we eliminate the barriers that separate us? The concept of removing barriers could be worked into the introduction to the liturgy by declaring that in Jesus salvation has come for all humankind. Introduce the breaking of the bread by proclaiming that the Eucharist gives us the grace to love as Jesus loved, to serve others beyond our own capacity.
Penitential Rite: see third form with second or third set of sample invocations.
My brothers and sisters, may all who follow Christ pray to God to bring the seeds of the gospel to bloom on earth.
- For all those who gather in the Holy Spirit of God, that he will help them to be faithful to their baptismal call,
- For peace among nations, that God may rid the world of violence, and let us serve him in freedom,
- For the aged who suffer from loneliness and infirmity, that we will sustain them by our lives,
- For all of us gathered here, that God will teach us to use wisely the good things he has given us, that they will lead us closer to him and to eternal blessing.
Prayers over the People: 7, 9, or 20
- Do we know right from wrong
without being told?
Read the first reading as you meditate on this question. The Psalm declares that the God-seeking heart will revive.
- In what manner does the Gospel
proclaim that we should seek
- What is the significance of the
priest and the Levite passing up
the stranger in today's gospel?
- What does this say about how we
should practice our faith?
Rather than asking the question, "Who is my neighbor?"we need to ask ourselves: "How may I be a good neighbor?"
Children's Liturgy of the Word
Ask the children why they think the priest and the Levite passed up the injured man in today's gospel. Point out that their religious beliefs may have prevented these two from getting involved. If they were to come in contact with a dead person their belief was that they were contaminated and would have to go through a period of purification before they were allowed to enter the temple. Perhaps they were afraid or too busy. The Samaritans were not welcome in Israel. Perhaps the man who helped the injured one knew what it was like to be alone and in trouble.
- How often are we too busy to help
others in need?
- How can we be more like the good
A Simple Command (Peloquin) G-2483,
All the Earth (Deiss) BB/MI, PMB, WCH
Blessed are the Merciful (Ward-Stephens)
Canticle of Zachary GC, GTR
City of God (Schutte) ACH, BB/MI, GC,
GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, S&S, WCH,
Gather Your People (Hurd) BB/MI, GP2,
God, Our God of Distant Ages HM, PMB,
God Is Love (Haas) GC, GTR, BB/MI
I Know That My Redeemer Lives from
Concertato on Duke Street GC, JS, WS
Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love LMGM,
Life-Giving Bread (Manalo) G-3911, GC
Lift Up Your Hearts (O'Connor) BB/MI,
GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, S&S
Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace
CVH, GC, RS, WCH, WP
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling BB/MI,
CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, RS, WP
O Christ, the Healer (Green) CVH, WCH,
O King of Might and Splendor CVH, HM,
Of the Kindness of the Lord (Proulx) GC,
Stand Up, Friends! (Haas) GC, G-3948
Seek the Lord (O'Connor) BB/MI, GP,
GP2, JS, S&S
That There May Be Bread (Norbet) BB, S&S
The Lord Is Near (Joncas) BB/MI,
GPCOMP, GTR, GC, S&S
The Gift of Love (Hopson) 11-33-99-773
The People of God (O'Brien) G-3771, RS
The Son of God Proclaim BB/MI, JS, PMB
Who Are We (Barr) BB/MI, JS
You Shall Love the Lord Your God
(Englert) PMB, 7940 WS
Psalm 69: Turn to God in Your Need
(Cooney) BB, GP2
Psalm 69: Lord, in your great love (Guimont) CCH, GC
PARM Vol. 3 (Rachelski)
Psalm 69: Turn to the Lord in your need (Guimont) CCH, GC, RS
Psalm 69, CBW III (Isele)
PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:
Answer When I Call (Foley) BB, GP,
Among You is the Holy One (Lisicky)
CCH, G-3680, RS
Happy Those Who Hear the Word of God
(Norbet) BB, S&S
Here I Am, Lord (Schutte) ACH, BB/MI,
CBW III, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS,
S&S, WCH, W&S
Humbly We Adore TheeCVH, PMB, WCH
In Christ There Is No East or West BB/MI,
CBW III, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, RS,
PMB, WCH, WOV, WP
Lord, You Have the Words (Joncas) BB/
MI, GP2, JS
Only a Shadow (Landry) BB, GP,
O Perfect Love (Boyle) 8706 PPMO
Share Your Bread with the Hungry (Haas)
Sing Aloud, O Daughter of Zion CCH,
These Words (Lowenthal) BB/MI, S&S
This Is My Commandment CVH, WP
The Cry of the Poor (Foley) ACH, BB/ MI,
CBW III, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, S&S,
The Love of Christ the Lord (Valentine)
Turn to Me (Foley) BB, GP, GPCOMP, S&S
We Have Been Told (Haas) ACH, BB/MI,
GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH, W&S
What Does the Lord Require RS, WP,
Whatsoever You Do (Jabusch) ACH, BB/
MI, CBW III, CVH, GC, GP, JS, PMB,
Where Is Love and Loving Kindness 7207
Behold the Lamb (Willett) BB/MI, GTR,
Bread for the World (Farrell) BB/MI, GP2,
Colossians 1:12-20 WP3
Earthen Vessels (Foley) ACH, CBW III, BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, JS
For All the Saints Who've Shown Your
Love (Bell) G-4540, GC, RS
Gathered as One (Tate) WCH, W&S
God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle GC, RS,
Jesus Shall Reign CVH, PMB, WCH, WP
Jubilate, Servite (Berthier) GTR, TAIZE
Let Us Be Bread (Porter) CCH, G-3355, GC
On Eagle's Wings (Joncas) ACH, BB/MI,
GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, S&S,
Take This Bread 8001 OCP, HM
The Lord of Love (Joncas) G-3220, RS
To Be Your Bread (Haas) BB/MI, PMB,
Ubi Caritas (Berthier) CVH, GC, GTR,
G-2586, TAIZE II, WP
We Are Many Parts (Haugen) BB/MI, GC,
GTR, RS, WCH, W&S
We Are Not Our Own (Lovelace) CCH,
What Wondrous Love ACH, BB/MI, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, S&S, WCH,
You Are Near (Schutte) BB/MI, CBW III,
GC, GP, GPCOMP, JS, S&S, WCH, W&S
You Shall Love the Lord Your God (Englert) PMB, WCH, 7940 WS
SONG OF PRAISE:
All My Days (Schutte) BB/MI, GP,
GPCOMP, JS, S&S
Christ Is Alive CBW III, CVH, GTR, PMB,
Choose Life (Marchionda) WCH, 7936 WS
Come, Let Us Sing Out Our Praises (Tate)
Dwelling Place (Foley) CBW III, GP
Happy Are They (Inwood) OCP 10286, S&S
Hine Ma Tov 59LR
No Greater Love (Joncas) BB, G-3140, GC,
Sing Praise to God (Scarlatti) G-3650
Song of All Seed (Oosterhuis) GC, GTR,
The Son of God Proclaim BB/MI, PMB
We Gather, Lord 9068 OCP, HM
A New Commandment WCH, W&S
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name ACH,
BB/MI, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, HM, PMB,
RS, SM, WCH, WP
Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord
(Fishel) ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GC,
PMB, WCH, WP
As We Worship You, O Lord (Gallagher)
Blest Be the Lord (Schutte) ACH, BB/MI, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, S&S
Father, We Thank Thee CBW III, CVH, PMB, WP, W&S
God of Day and God of Darkness
(Haugen) BB/MI, CBW III, GC, GTR, RS,
How Shall I Sing to God? (Haas) G-3453,
I Am the Vine (Hurd) BB/MI, GP2, S&S
I Give You a New Commandment (Aston)
I Know That My Redeemer Lives (Hughes)
BB/MI, GC, JS, RS, WP
I Will Not Die (Conry) BB/MI, GTR. GC
Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love GC,
GTR, G-3000, LMGM, RS, TWC, WCH,
Just a Closer Walk with Thee LMGM,
Praise the Lord of Heaven (Ps. 148) CVH,
Praise Ye the Lord, Ye Children (Proulx)
Sent Forth by God's Blessing BB/MI,
There Is a Balm in Gilead ACH, BB/MI,
CVH, GC, GTR, JS, RS, WP
Tota Pulchra (Palestrina) 312-42008
We Are Called (Haas) BB, GC, GTR, RS,
Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones BB/MI,
CVH, JS, PMB, RS, WP