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October 24, 2004, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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FIRST READING:

Sir. 35: 12-14, 16-19 "The prayer of the humble will penetrate the heavens." The Lord does not ignore the devotion of the downtrodden.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 34 "This poor man called: the Lord heard him."

SECOND READING:

2 Tim. 4: 6-9, 16-18 "All that remains is the crown of righteousness reserved for me."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

2 Cor. 5: 19 "God was in Christ, to reconcile the world to himself; and the Good News of reconciliation he has entrusted to us."

GOSPEL: Lk. 18: 9-14

"The publican returned to his home justified; the Pharisee did not."

Jesus tells the parable of the prideful Pharisee and the humble tax collector.

FOCUS: Sincerity in our love of God is essential lest we succumb to the kind of pride in which we judge others but fail to examine ourselves.

REFLECTION: "Blessed is the servant who esteems himself no better when he is exalted by people than when he is considered worthless, simple, and despicable; for what a man is before God, that he is and nothing more." St. Francis of Assissi

"There is no need to be afraid of illusion. It overtakes those who become vain, who begin to think that as soon as warmth has come into the heart they are already at the summit of perfection. In fact this warmth is only the beginning and may not prove stable. For this warmth and peace in the heart may just be something natural-the fruit of concentrated attention. We have to labour and labour, to wait and wait." Theophane the Recluse

"He said, again : Malice will never drive out malice. But if someone does evil to you, you should do good work to him so that by your good work you may destroy his malice."

Sayings of the Desert Fathers

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Introduce the liturgy by asking people to enter into the prayer of the Mass with humility. In baptism we were given the humility of Christ. Through our resurrection in humility and his resurrection in life we have been opened to God's threshold.

Sprinkling rite or

Penitential rite: Third form with sixth or eighth set of sample invocations

Opening Prayer: Alternate with invitatory

General Intercessions-

Introduction: My sisters and brothers, let us offer our prayers to God, who transforms our lives through Jesus Christ.

- For the Church of God: that we will joyfully proclaim and live our faith in the humility of Christ;

- For peace and well-being of the whole world, that God's gift to us in this life be realized in the simple life;

- For those who suffer from hunger, sickness, or loneliness: that those who are last now will be first in the richness of God;

- For our community and our families, who welcome Christ into their lives: that they learn to receive him in the poor and humble people of this world.

Preface: Second preface in Ordinary time

Eucharistic Prayer: fourth

Prayers over the people: tenth

or

Solemn Blessing in Ordinary time: Third

 

Faith Formation

True devotion to God is more than saying words. Disposition of the heart is what counts. The Pharisee in today's gospel was a God-fearing, church-going man.

- Where did he go wrong?

Beware of the "us and them" syndrome. Being members of a group may lead us to pride, and even hatred, if we don't guard against it. We must not hold ourselves separate from any of God's creations.

- In what ways do you separate yourself from others?

- How does one guard against spiritual pride?

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Listening to God: Be quiet and listen to God, for just a few seconds. Keep your eyes open and breathe. Straighten your back. Listen. Doesn't it make you happy? Don't you just feel like smiling? God makes us happy. Doing what He wants us to do makes the happiness last. What does God want you to do? If we do what God wants us to do, we will be happy even when we aren't happy (laughter).

After reading the gospel, discuss the Pharisee's thinking. When we think too much about ourselves or our own importance we don't have time to love each other.

GATHERING SONG:

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name ACH,

BB/MI, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS,

S&S, W&S, WCH, WP

All the Earth (Deiss) BB/MI, PMB, WCH

Blest Be the Lord (Schutte) ACH, BB/MI,

GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, S&S

Come, Christians, Join To Sing BB, HM

Faith of Our Fathers BB/MI, CBW III, HM, PMB, SM, WCH, 571 WP

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

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

W&S, WCH, WP

Glorify the Lord with Me (Deiss) 226 PMB,

WCH

God's Holy Mountain (Westendorf) 233

PMB, WCH, 7978 WS, W&S

Humbly We Adore Thee 369 CVH, 675

PMB, WCH

I Am the Light of the World (Hayakawa)

BB/MI, GC, GTR, S&S

Lift Up Your Hearts (O'Connor) BB/MI,

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

Mighty Lord (Foley) BB, 120 GP, 162

GPCOMP, S&S

Praise God in His Holy Dwelling (Vermulst) BB/MI, GC, GTR, PMB, WCH,

W&S

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven BB/

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

WOV, WP

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

Search for the Lord (Inwood) 9287 STM,

GP2

Sing Out Your Praise (Joncas) WCH, 7937

WS, W&S

Sing Out, Earth and Skies (Haugen) 198

GTR, GC, RS, WCH, W&S

Sing We a Song 221 PMB, W&S

Song of Good News (Jabusch) ACH, BB,

CBW III, CVH, PMB, WCH

Soon and Very Soon GC RS

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

GPCOMP, 265 GTR, GC, S&S

What Does the Lord Require 624 WP, 568

WOV

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

All Who Hunger (Dunstan) CCH, GC, RS

Psalm 34: Taste and See (Guimont) CCH

Psalm 34: I will bless the Lord (Goin) CCH

O Taste and See (Haugen) G2

Taste and See (O'Brien) G2, GC

Taste and See (Hurd) BB, GP2

Taste and See (Willcock) PFFAS

Taste and See (Dean) BB/MI, S&S

Taste and See (Haugen) 27 GTR, G2, GC

Taste and See (Kreutz) PSALMS

Taste and See (Moore) 240 GPCOMP, 338

GC, GTR, WCH

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

Amazing Grace ACH, BB/MI, CBW III,

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

WCH, WOV, WP, WS, (Proulx: G-2326)

Be With Me, Lord (Haugen) GPCOMP,

GC, G2, GTR, W&S, WCH

Bless the Feast (Hansen) BB, G2

Blessed Are the Poor (Marchionda) WCH,

7854 WS

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

S&S

God, Who is Mighty (Schiavone) JS, S&S

God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle GC, RS,

WP

Humbly, Lord, We Worship You BB,

WCH

I Am the Way (Englert) 102 PMB, WCH

I Long for You (Dameans) 204 GP, 105

GPCOMP, S&S

Litany of Comfort (Pellegrini) 399 CVH,

WCH

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling BB/MI,

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

My Prayers Rise Like Incense (Ps. 141) 217

PMB, W&S

My Soul Is Longing 214 PMB, WCH

O for a Heart to Praise My God 591 WP,

TWC, 476 WOV

O Taste and See (Ps. 34) 193 PMB

O Taste and See (Isele) 34 PFCY, CBW III

Only This I Want (Schutte) BB, CBW III,

GC, GP, GPCOMP, S&S

Peace (Norbet) BB/MI, CBW III, 607 CVH,

672 PMB, S&S, WCH, W&S

Simple Gifts 165 PMB, W&S

The Cry of the Poor (Foley) BB/MI, CBW

III, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, G2, S&S,

W&S, WCH

We Are the Light of the World ACH, BB/

MI, CVH, GC, JS, PMB, WCH

Your Words Are Spirit and Life (Farrell)

BB/MI, JS

COMMUNION:

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

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

W&S, WCH

Be With Me, Lord (Joncas) BB/MI, CBW

III, JS, PMB, S&S, WCH

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

III, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS

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

GTR, JS, S&S

Earthen Vessels (Foley) ACH, CBW III, BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, JS, S&S

Gift of Finest Wheat (Kreutz) ACH, BB/

MI, CBW II, CBW III, CVH, GPCOMP, JS,

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

God is Our Refuge (Pote) HP-A583

God Whose Giving Knows No Ending

RS, WP

Holy Name Communion Song (Sands)

BB/MI, GP2, JS

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH, BB/

MI, CBW II, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, SM,

S&S, W&S, WCH, WP

I Am the Way (Englert) PMB, WCH, W&S

Jesus, Bread of Life (Marchionda) SM,

WCH, W&S

Let Us Be Bread (Porter) CCH, GC, G-3355

The Day is Near (Huijbers) GC, GTR, S&S

This Is My Body CBW III, CVH, WCH

We Come to Your Altar (Brubaker) 7957

WS, W&S

SONG OF PRAISE:

Confitenmini Domino (Berthier) GC, GTR,

RS, TAIZE II, 561 WP

Only In God (Foley) BB, CBW III, 128 GP,

182 GPCOMP, S&S

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy BB/

MI, 535 CVH, 596 WP

CLOSING SONG:

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

GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS, WCH, WP

All People That on Earth Do Dwell BB/

MI, CBW III, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS,

WCH, WOV, WP

Be Reconciled As One (Willcock) BB/MI,

GP2

For the Beauty of the Earth ACH, BB/MI,

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

WCH, WOV, WP

For Peace (Oomen) BB/MI, S&S

Glory and Praise to You (Deiss) 192 PMB

God of Day and God of Darkness

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

WCH, W&S

God's Blessing Sends Us Forth CVH, 153

PMB, WCH

God, Whose Almighty Word CBW III, RS,

WP

Hosanna, Son of God (Marchionda) WCH

I Will Give Thanks to You, O Lord

(Englert) 129 PMB, WCH

Magnificat / Canticle of the Turning

(Cooney) G2, GC

O God, Our Help in Ages Past (Ps. 90) ACH, BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS, WCH, WOV, WP

Praise God from Whom All Blessings

Flow BB/MI, CBW III, WCH, 573 WP

Sent Forth by God's Blessing BB/MI, 149

PMB, WCH

Sing Praise Unto the Lord (Vivaldi)

312- 41364

Sing to the Lord (Telemann) 59LR

These Words (Lowenthal) BB/MI, S&S

Those Who Seek Your Face BB, JS, STM

Though the Mountains May Fall (Schutte)

ACH, BB/MI, CBW III, GC, GP, G2

GPCOMP, GTR, JS, S&S, WCH, W&S

Trust in the Lord (O'Connor) BB, GP, 248

GPCOMP, S&S

We Have Been Told (Haas) ACH, BB/MI, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, W&S, WCH

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

PMB, WCH

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