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August 8, 2004 Ninteenth 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

FIRST READING: Wis. 18: 6-9 Just as you struck our enemies, you made us glorious by calling us to you.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps. 33 "Happy are the people the Lord has chosen as his own."

SECOND READING:

Heb. 11: 1-2, 8-19 We will look for the city designed and built by God.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Mt. 24: 42, 44 "Be watchful and ready: you know not when the Son of Man is coming."

GOSPEL: Lk. 12: 32-48

See that you are prepared. Jesus tells his disciples to be ready like those awaiting the master to return from the wedding feast. Stand ready for the Son of Man shall return at the hour we least expect.

FOCUS: "Be watchful and ready, you know not when the Son is coming." We must be on guard lest our convictions waiver or grow dim. We must always be ready and active in our faith.

REFLECTION: "Until all things become One for you, traced to One source and seen in One act of vision, you cannot find anchorage for the heart, or rest calmly in God. O God, you are the truth; unite me to yourself by an act of unfailing love!" Thomas Kempis

"I see Paradise has no gate, but whosoever will may enter therein, for God is all mercy and stands with open arms to admit us to His glory. But still I see that the Being of God is so pure (far more than one can imagine) that should a soul see in itself even the least mote of imperfection, it would rather cast itself into a thousand hells than go with that spot into the presence of the Divine Majesty." St. Catherine of Genoa

"To pray does not only mean to stand in prayer. To keep the mind and heart turned towards God and directed to Him-this is already prayer, whatever the position in which one may be. Prayer according to the rule is one thing, and this state of prayer is another. The way to it is to attain the habit of constant remembrance of God, of the last hour and the judgement that follows it. Accustom yourself to this, and all will go well. Every step you take will be inwardly consecrated to God. You must direct your steps according to the commandments; and you know what the commandments are. That is all. It is possible to apply these commandments to every event, and to consecrate all your activities inwardly to God; and then all your life will be dedicated to Him.What more is necessary? Nothing. You see how simple it is."

Theophane the Recluse

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: We as the Church of Jesus look forward, and we ready ourselves for the future. We also try to understand God through the teaching of past Church leaders. The Church is timeless, just as God's love is beyond time.

An important theme today is the accountability of our actions. Introduce the profession of faith by noting that faith is essential to being ready to meet the Lord. The breaking of the bread could be introduced by declaring that the Eucharist renews our faith and strengthens us to remain awake and alert to God's grace.

Penitential Rite: third form, with second set of invocations.

General Intercessions-

Introduction: Gathered together in Christ as sisters and brothers, let us

call to mind that God is the living bread, the sustenance in our lives.

For all who have dedicated themselves to God, that he will help them to be faithful to their promise,

For peace among nations, that God may rid the world of violence,

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, that they will lead us closer to him and to the eternal blessings he promises.

Preface: 6th for Sundays in Ordinary Time

The Lord's Prayer: fourth set of sample invitations to prayer.

Prayers over the People: 1, 16

Faith Formation

Death may take us at any moment. The gospel today reveals that we must be vigilant. We must be ready to be in God' presence.

How can you prepare for the unexpected?

What does it mean to stay awake?

We need to be accountable for every moment so that we can be ready at all times. Discuss today's gospel and its treatment of how we should live our lives.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Lead a discussion on responsibility. Ask the children what things they are permitted to do now that they were not allowed to do earlier.

What responsibilities do we have?

Discuss the concept of staying awake, to paying attention.We should try to pay attention to what we are doing all the time. Are we doing what God wants us to do? Are we being kind to each other? Jesus helps us through the Church, the bible and the Eucharist to be strengthened in God's love.

 

Suggested musical selections:

GATHERING SONG:

A Mighty Fortress BB/MI, CBW III, GC,

GPCOMP, HM, PMB, RS, SM, WCH, WP

All the Ends of the Earth (Dufford) BB/MI,

GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, S&S

All the Ends of the Earth (Haas/Haugen)

BB/MI, G2, GTR, GC

All Who Love and Serve Your City CVH,

WP

Beginning Today (Dameans) BB, GP,

GPCOMP, S&S

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

GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, S&S, W&S,

WCH

Change Our Hearts (Cooney) BB/MI,

GPCOMP, S&S

Creator of the Human Race SM, W&S

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

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

WCH, WP

Give Us, Lord, a New Heart (Farrell) BB/

MI, S&S

God Is Working His Purpose Out CVH,

WP

God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle GC, RS,

WP

The Greatest Gift (Marchionda) WCH,

W&S

Prayer of Saint Francis (Temple) ACH, BB/

MI, CBW III, CVH, GPCOMP, JS, PMB,

RS, S&S, W&S, WCH

Rain Down (Cortez) BB/MI, GP2, JS, S&S

Sing a New Song to the Lord (Dudley-

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

The God of Abraham Praise BB/MI, GC,

JS, RS, S&S, WP

The King of Glory (Jabusch) ACH, BB/MI,

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

RS, WCH, WP

We Gather Together ACH, BB, CVH, GC,

JS, LMGM, PMB, RS, S&S, W&S, WCH,

WP

We Long for You, O Lord (Reilly) BB/MI,

CBW III, CVH, S&S

What Does the Lord Require WP, WOV

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Psalm 33: Lord, Let Your Mercy (Dufford)

BB

Psalm 33: The Lord Fills the Earth with His

Love (Inwood) BB, GP4

Psalm 33: The earth is full (Haugen) GTR,

G2, GC, RS

Psalm 33: Happy are the people (Haugen)

G2, RS

PARM vol. 3 (Hughes)

33 PSALMS (Kreutz)

Lord Be With Us (Walker) BB/MI, S&S

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

A Living Faith CCH, RS

All the Earth (Deiss) PMB, W&S, WCH

All That is Hidden (Farrell) BB/MI, GP2,

S&S

Amazing Grace ACH, BB/MI, CBW III,

CVH, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, SM

W&S, WCH, WOV, WP

At the Name of Jesus AF-33-99-163, BB/

MI, CBW III, CVH, JS, WCH, WP

Earthen Vessels (Foley) ACH, BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP, JS

Go Up to the Mountain (Norbet) GP, HM

Haec dies quam fecit (Palestrina) HL-8336

Hold Me in Life (Huijbers, Oosterhuis) BB/

MI, CBW III, GTR, RS, S&S

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

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

RS, WCH

I Long for You (Dameans) GP, GPCOMP, JS

I Will Lift Up My Eyes BB/MI, GC, GTR,

HM, S&S

My Soul in Stillness Waits GC, G2, GTR

Now the Day of the Lord is at Hand TWC

WP

Prayer for Peace (Sateren) 11-3509

Prayer for Peace (Temple) W&S, WCH

Stay Awake (Walker) BB, S&S

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

BB/MI, CVH, GC, JS, RS, WP

This World, My God, Is Held within Your

Hand WOV, WP

Wait for the Lord (Berthier) CCH, GC, G2,

GTR, TAIZE

What Does the Lord Require RS, WP,

WOV

When the King Shall Come Again WP

COMMUNION:

Adoramus Te Domine II Gloria (Berthier)

CCH, GTR, GC, RS, TAIZE II

All My Days (Schutte) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP, S&S

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

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

S&S, W&S, WCH

Bread of Life (Farrell) BB/MI, HM, JS

City of God, Jerusalem WP, WP3

Christ Be Our Light (Farrell) BB/MI, GP2,

JS

Communion Hymn (Opie) HL-7370

Eye Has Not Seen (Haugen) BB/MI, GC,

GTR, GPCOMP, RS, WCH

How Firm a Foundation (arr. Lovelace)

G-2749

Gift of Finest Wheat (Kreutz) ACH, BB/

MI, CBW III, CVH, GPCOMP, JS, PMB,

S&S, W&S, WCH, WP

Lord, We Share in This One True Bread

(Walker) BB/MI, S&S

May We Praise You (Foley) BB/MI, GC,

GPCOMP, GP, GTR, JS, S&S

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

GPCOMP, GTR, JS, S&S

O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts (Schalk)

11-2355

Serving You (Guimont) G2

The Dawn of Day (Deiss) BB/MI, GP,

W&S, WCH

The King of Love, My Shepherd Is BB/

MI, CVH, GC, JS, RS, WP

We Come to Your Altar (Brubaker) 7957

WS, W&S

We Will Rise Again (Haas) BB/MI, GC,

GTR, W&S

SONG OF PRAISE:

How Can I Keep from Singing BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, HM, S&S, W&S

If You Belong to Me (Hurd) BB, S&S

Let All the Earth Cry Out (Ps. 100) PMB,

WCH

Lord, Let Your Mercy Be Upon Us OCP

8814, GP2

O Holy City, Seen By John CVH, GTR,

WP, G-4482

Peace Prayer (Foley) BB, CBW III, GP,

GPCOMP, S&S

Praise Ye the Lord (Praetorius) 312- 41067

Watchman, Tell Us of the Night (Below)

11-2234

CLOSING SONG:

All People That on Earth Do Dwell BB/

MI, CBW III, GC, GPCOMP, HM, JS,

PMB, RS, WCH, WOV, WP

And the Father Will Dance (Landry) BB,

GP, GPCOMP, S&S

Blest Be the Lord (Schutte) ACH, BB/

MI,GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS

Canticle of the Sun (Haugen) ACH, BB/

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

Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation BB/

MI, CBW III, CVH, GC, JS, RS, WCH,

WOV, WP

Faith of Our Fathers BB/MI, CBW III,

PMB, WCH, WP

For All the Saints ACH, BB/MI, CBW III,

CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS, WCH,

WOV, WP

Forth in Thy Name, O Lord CBW III, HM

TWC, WOV

God Spoke to Our Father Abraham WP,

WP3

How Firm a Foundation ACH, BB/MI,

CVH, GC, HM, JS, RS, WP

How Firm a Foundation (arr. Goemanne) G-

2650

I Sing the Mighty Power of God BB/MI,

CVH, GPCOMP, WP

Let the Heavens Be Glad (Feiten) BB/MI,

CBW III, GTR, G2, S&S

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling BB/MI,

CBW III, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, RS, WP

Play Before the Lord (Dufford) GP, GP2,

S&S

Priestly People (Deiss) JS, PMB, S&S, W&S,

WCH

Rejoice in the Lord (Marchionda) PMB

Rejoice, the Lord Is King and Ye Holy

Angels Bright (Owens) CCH, G-2624

Thanks Be to You, O God PMB

The Day is Near (Huijbers) BB, GC, GTR,

S&S

The King Shall Come When Morning

Dawns BB, GC, HM, RS, WP

We Walk By Faith (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI,

CBW III, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS,

W&S, WCH

Who Can Measure Heaven and Earth RS,

WP, WP3

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