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July 18, 2004 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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June 21, 2004 Tweflth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Cycle C
July 25, 2004 Seventeeth Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 18, 2004 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Cycle C

FIRST READING: Gen. 18: 1-10 "Do not pass by, Lord, without visiting your servant."

The Lord appears to Abraham while he is sitting at the entrance of the tent. It is announced that Sarah will conceive and bear a son.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps. 15 "Lord, who shall be admitted to your tent?"

SECOND READING:

Col. 1: 24-28 "The mystery hidden for centuries has now been revealed to his saints."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

See Lk. 8: 15 "Happy are they who have kept the word with a generous heart."

GOSPEL: Lk. 10: 38-42

Martha welcomed Jesus into her home. Mary has chosen the better part. Martha becomes upset because Mary has chosen to sit at the feet of Jesus rather than help Martha serve their guests.

 

FOCUS: The Lord is a personal God who visited Abraham and Sarah in the desert. In the person of Jesus, God lived among us.

REFLECTION: "The brothers and sisters must guard with jealous watchfulness the times of private prayer. They must remember that corporate worship is not a substitute for the quiet communion of the individual soul with God." St. Francis of Assisi

"The air is in the sunshine and the sunshine in the air. So likewise is God in the being of the soul: and whenever the soul's highest powers are turned inward with active love, they are united with God without means, in a simple knowledge of all truth, and in an essential feeling and tasting of all good."

Bl. Jan Van Ruysbroeck

"Look to yourself, and have more concern with the heart. To discriminate between movements of the heart, read and reflect on the writings of Sts. John of the Ladder, Isaac of Syria, Barsanouphios and John-also of Diadochos, Philotheos, Abba Isaias, Evagrios, Cassian, and Neilos in the Philokalia; and apply what they say to yourself. When you read, do not just leave impressed on your mind a general idea of the author's argument, but always turn what he says into a personal rule to be applied to yourself. When you do this, the general idea you have formed always undergoes some shades of change. Theophane the Recluse

Happy are they who have kept the word with a generous heart

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Mention of God's Word is significant in today's lectionary readings. Consider emphasizing the Holy Books and Liturgy of the Word. Introduce the liturgy by saying that God was personal with Abraham and Sarah, and Jesus showed great love for Martha and Mary. So too God is intimately present to us in the Liturgy. The Holy Books could be incensed stressing our coming in contact with God through them. Introduce the breaking of the bread by declaring that as God was with Abraham and Sarah in the desert so God is with us through the Eucharist.

General Intercessions-

Introduction: Gathered together in Christ, as brothers and sisters, let us recognize the voice of Christ in our lives and ask God to hear our prayers.

ŠThat pastors may lead in faith and serve in love the flock entrusted to their care by Christ the Good Shepherd,

Š That the whole world may experience true peace, the peace only possible through Christ,

Š That our suffering sisters and brothers may have their sorrow turned to joy,

Š That our community may have the faith and strength to bear witness to the gospel planted in our hearts,

Eucharistic Prayer: 4

Prayers over the People: 4

Faith Formation

There needs to be a balance between listening, reflecting, and serving. In today's gospel Mary was commended for choosing to sit and listen to the words of Jesus. This was usually the practice of men. Martha was upset with Mary yet Jesus said that Mary had chosen the better way.

•What does this account say a bout

our own misunderstandings

about what the Lord requires of

us?

It's easy to go too far in one direction when pursuing spiritual matters.

• What we need is a balance of

spiritual disciplines.

• What do you think you need to do

to lead a more balanced

spiritual life?

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Discuss our physical sense of balance. Define balance as having equal amounts of weights on either side so as to even things out, so we can move the way we want to.

Š What are some of the things we do

each day that requires a sense of

balance.?

Ask the children if they know what we mean when we talk about a balanced diet. Discuss the idea of having a spiritual balance in which we make time for prayer, reading scriptures, and helping others. Then this way our spiritual lives will even out, and we can make spiritual progress.

GATHERING SONG:

Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord

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

PMB, S&S, WCH, WP, W&S

Bless the Feast (Hansen) BB/MI, GP2, S&S

Canticle of the Sun (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH, W&S

Come to the House (Cooney) BB/MI, GP2,

S&S

Do Not Be Afraid (Ambrosetti) WLP

Faithful Family (Cooney) BB/MI, GP2, S&S

Gather Us In (Haugen) BB/MI, CBW III,

CVH, GC,GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH, WP,

W&S

God It Was (Bell) GC, RS

Heart of Christ PMB, WCH

Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love GC,

LMGM, S&S, TWC, WP

Lead Me, Lord (Haas) BB/MI, S&S

Praise to the Holiest in the Height CBW

III, CVH, PMB, WOV

Praise to You, O Christ Our Savior

(Farrell) BB/MI, CBW III, GC, GTR, RS,

S&S

Sing a New Song to the Lord (Bell) GC,

G- 4380

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

There's a Spirit in the Air 85 PMB, 531 WP

The Lord Is Near (Joncas) BB/MI, 186 GPCOMP, 265 GTR

We Are the Light of the World ACH, BB/MI, CVH, GC, JS, PMB, WCH

We Are Your People of the Night 140 GTR, 623 WP

We Come as Guests Invited (Walsh) BB/MI, JS

We Live a Mystery (Connolly) GTR, G2, GC

Word of God, Come Down on Earth BB/

MI, CBW III, CVH, JS, PMB, RS, WP, W&S

Word of God and Inward Light 312-41250

Yahweh (Norbet) BB/MI, CBW III, GP, JS,

PMB, WCH

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Psalm 15 PARM, vol 3 (Marchionda)

Psalm 15: He who does justice (Guimont) CCH

Psalm 15: They who do justice (Haas)GC,

RS

Psalm 15: The just will live - Batastini RS

Those Who Do Justice (Mundell) GP2, S&S

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

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

G2, GTR, JS, S&S

Earthen Vessels (Foley) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP, S&S

Give Me Jesus (arr. Hansen) BB/MI, GP2,

S&S

Holy God, We Praise Thy Name BB, CBW

III, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, WCH

How Great Thou Art (Hine) ACH, BB/MI,

CBW III, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB,

RS, WCH, W&S

How Shall They Hear the Word of God WP, WP3

I Could Not Live without You (Schoenfeld)

CCH, G-4160

I Long for You (Dameans) BB, GP,

GPCOMP, S&S

I Heard the Voice of Jesus BB/MI, 453

CVH, 607 WP

I Sought the Lord (Stevenson) 332-10100

If You Continue in My Word (Busarow) 11-

1537

Lamp of Our Feet G-2648, GC

Let the Giving of Thanks (Bell) CCH,

PSALM-IONA

Not by Bread Alone (Reagan) G2

O Lord, Your Word Be Always My Guide

G-4301, RS

Only In God (Foley) BB, CBW III, GP, GPCOMP, S&S

Speak, Lord (Ault) BB, GP, GPCOMP, S&S

Song to Jesus Christ (Huijbers) BB/MI,

GC, GTR, S&S

The Word Is in Your Heart OCP 8617

Take, Lord, Receive (Foley) BB, GP,

GPCOMP, S&S

This Is the Day (Haugen) BB, GTR, GC

We Believe (Farrell) BB/MI, 10257 OCP

We Live a Mystery (Connelly) GC, GTR

What Does the Lord Require WP, WOV

Your Word Is a Lamp (Englert) PMB, WCH

Your Voice, My God, Calls Me By Name

(Routley) G-2275, RS

COMMUNION:

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

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

S&S, WCH, W&S

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

GPCOMP, GTR, RS

Bless the Feast (Hansen) BB, G2, HM, S&S

Bread and Wine (Young) CCH, G-4066, GC

Bread of Life (Farrell) BB/MI, CBW III, GC,

S&S

Confitemini Domino (Berthier) GTR,

TAIZE II, WP

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

(Foley) G-3935, GC, RS

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

(Walker) BB/MI, JS, S&S

Let Us Be Bread (Porter) G-3355

In Remembrance of You (Tate) WCH,W&S

Keep in Mind (Deis) BB/MI, JS, PMB, S&S

WCH, W&S

Let Us Open Our Lives (Haugen) G-3522

O Sacrament Most Holy PMB, WCH

Our Blessing Cup (Joncas) BB/MI, GC, GP,

GPCOMP, GTR, JS, S&S

O Bread of Life PMB, WCH, W&S

Restless Is the Heart (Farrell) BB/MI, JS

9283 STM, S&S

Song of the Body of Christ / Cancion del

Cuerpo (Haas) BB, S&S

This Alone (Manion) BB, GP, GPCOMP,

S&S

Table Prayer (Dameans) GP2, GTR

We Gather Together ACH, BB, CVH, GC,

GPCOMP, HM, JS, LMGM, PMB, RS,

WCH, W&S, WP

Where Two or Three Are Gathered BB, TM, W&S

We Remember (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI,

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

Yahweh, the Faithful One (Schutte) GP,

GP2, S&S

SONG OF PRAISE:

Canon of Praise (Pachelbel) HP-MW-1226

Give Thanks to God on High CBW III,

CVH, GTR

How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place

(Joncas) BB/MI, GPCOMP, GC, GTR, S&S

In the Breaking of the Bread (Ward) WCH,

W&S

Praise and Thanksgiving (Lovelace) 11-

2169

Thanks to God Whose Word Was Spoken

WP3, WP

The Love of Christ the Lord (Valentine)

G-4814, RS

We Praise Your Glorious Name OCP 9286

CLOSING SONG:

All Creatures of Our God ACH, BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, GC, JS, PMB, RS, WCH, WOV, WP

Be Thou My Vision (Cooney) G-3973, RS

Bless Us With Your Love

HP- MW-1224

Christ Be Beside Me CBW III, GC, PMB,

WOV

From East and West (Dufford) BB/MI,

GP2, JS

Glory to you, Word of God PMB, W&S

God of Abraham GC, JS, OCP

God of Peace (Willcock) BB/MI, GP2

God, Whose Almighty Word WP

God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle GC, RS,

WP

God's Blessing Sends Us Forth CVH,

PMB, WCH

Happy Those Who Hear the Word of God

(Norbet) ACH, BB, GP, JS, S&S, WCH

I Want to Praise Your Name (Hurd) BB/

MI, GC, GTR, JS, S&S

Like Cedars They Shall Stand (Schutte)

BB, CBW III, GP, JS, S&S

Lord of Glory (Manion) BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, GC, S&S

Love Is His Word 599 WP

Our God is Love (Hopson) 11-2339

Seek the Lord (O'Connor) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP, S&S

Shepherd of Our Hearts (Chepponis) G-

3148, RS

Sing Our God Together (Haas, Haugen)

CCH, G-3960, GC

The Kingdom of God (Lovelace) CCH, G-

3250, RS

When Jesus Came Preaching BB, CVH, RS

 

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