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October 31, 2004 Thirty-first 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. 11: 22:12: 2 "You have mercy on all things because you love everything that exists." God , whose imperishable spirit is in us all, loves all that exists.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 145 "I will bless your name for ever, O God my king."

SECOND READING:

2 Thess. 1: 11:2: 1 "The name of the Lord Jesus Christ will be glorified in you and you in him."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Jn. 3: 14 "God loved the world so much, he gave us his only Son, that all who believe in him might have eternal life."

GOSPEL: Lk. 19: 1-10

"The Son of Man came to seek and to find that which was lost."

Zacchaeus, anxious to catch a glimpse of Jesus, climbed up a sycamore. When Jesus reached the spot he welcomed Zacchaeus down. Zacchaeus, moved by Jesus declared to give half of his possessions to the poor and to repay those whom he may have cheated.

 

FOCUS: God, who loves all that exists, sent his Son to seek out the lost.

REFLECTION: "Heretics are to be converted by an example of humility and other virtues for more readily than by any external display or verbal battles. So let us arm ourselves with devout prayers and set off showing signs of genuine humility and go barefooted to combat Goliath." St. Dominic

 

"The essential mood of the penitent is this: 'In the way Thou knowest, O Lord, save me. For my part I will labor without hypocrisy, without deviation and misinterpretation, but according a pure conscience, doing everything that I understand and that lies in my power.' Whoever can truly feel this in his heart, is accepted by the Lord, who then comes to rule as king within him. God is his teacher, God it is who prays in him, God it is who bears fruit in him. God is his ruler. Such a state is the seed and the heart of the heavenly tree of life within him." Theophane the Recluse

"I will bless your name for ever, O God my king."

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY:

Introduction to the Liturgy: The gift of salvation extends to all people; for the imperishable spirit through Jesus Christ, is in us all.

Opening Prayer: see alternate

Sample General Intercessions:

Introduction: My sisters and brothers, God our Father loves all humankind and desires all to be saved. Let us pray to God with all our hearts,

- For the holy Church of God: that the Lord guide and protect the lost sheep

- For peace among nations, that God may rid the world of violence, and that world leaders experience a conversion of values;

- For all our brothers and sisters in need, that through us, the Lord will assist them,

- For all of us gathered here, that we may recognize and respond to God in our midst;

Eucharistic Prayer: Fourth

Concluding Rite:

Solemn Blessing: Fourth

Faith Formation

God not only accepts us but goes one step further as shown in today' gospel. The universality of God's love revolutionizes us and activates deeper parts of our existence.

- In what ways do you relate to the actions of Zacchaeus in today's gospel?

- What comparison can you draw between Jesus' response in gospel reading, and God's response to us?

Song suggestions:

Come to the Water (Foley) BB/MI, 92 GP, 56 GPCOMP, 202 GTR

You Shall Love the Lord Your God (Englert) 62 PMB, 7940 WS

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say 607 WP

Eye Has Not Seen (Haugen) BB/MI, 275 GTR, 69 GPCOMP, WCH

Children's Liturgy

of the Word

- What is it like to joyfully await the coming of something?

- What are some of the things we look forward to?

In the gospel reading Zacchaeus was very exited about seeing Jesus.

Reflect and use examples from the first reading that illustrate God calling us to action. God wills us into being. The spirit of God drew Zacchaeus to Jesus so strongly that he climbed a sycamore tree just to see him. So it is in our lives, that the Holy Spirit draws us closer to Jesus so that we too may get to know him.

Song suggestions:

Jesus Said: Zacchaeus Come Down (Walker) 63 MCLW

Service (Ceasar) BB, 136 GP, 216 GPCOMP, 56 YPGP

God Is Love (Haas) 270 GTR, BB/MI

The Living God (Temple) 532 CBW II, 113 PMB, WCH

Lift Up Your Hearts (O'Connor) BB/MI, 214 GP, 142 GPCOMP, 231 GTR, S&S

A New Commandment (Ward) 7679 WS,

W&S

GATHERING SONG:

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name 107

ACH, BB/MI, 521 CVH, 6 GPCOMP, 99

PMB, WCH, 494 WP

Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord

(Fishel) 112 ACH, BB/MI, CBW III,

292 CVH, 62 PMB, WCH, 441 WP

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus BB/MI, CBW III

504 CVH, 12 GPCOMP, 663 PMB,

WCH, 439 WOV

Beloved, Let Us Love 601 WP, WP3

Bless the Feast (Hewitt) BB/MI, S&S

God Is Love (Haas) 270 GTR, BB/MI, GC

God's Holy Mountain 233 PMB, WCH

In Christ There Is No East or West BB/

MI, CBW III, 650 CVH, 113 GPCOMP,

659 WP 103 PMB, WCH, 391 WOV

Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love 168

GTR, G-3000, 33 LMGM, 36 TWC, 431 WP

Lead Me, Guide Me 168 LMGM

Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace 612

CVH, WCH, 602 WP

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

214 GP, 142 GPCOMP, 231 GTR, GC, S&S

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling BB/MI,

158 GPCOMP, 454 CVH, SM, 588 WP

Praise to the Lord 310 ACH, BB, 592

CVH, 196 GPCOMP,122 PMB, TM, W&S

547 WP

Service (Ceasar) BB, GP, 216 GPCOMP, 56

YPGP

Sing Praise to God Who Reigns Above

BB/MI, 528 WP

Seek First (Berthier) TAIZE II

Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands) BB/

MI, 217 GTR, GC, G2, S&S

Stand Firm in Faith (Huntzinger) 471 CVH

The Living God (Temple) CBW III, 113

PMB, W&S, WCH

To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King

(J. Farrell) BB, HM

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Psalm 145: I Will Praise Your Name

(Kreutz) 55 PSALMS

Psalm 145: I Will Praise Your Name

(Smith) BB

Psalm 145: I will praise your name (Haas)

CCH, G2, GC

Psalm 145: I will praise your name

(Guimont) CCH

49 PFAS (Hughes)

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

Hail, Redeemer, King Divine BB/MI, 337

CVH, HM, 101 PMB, W&S, WCH

You Shall Love the Lord Your God

(Englert) 62 PMB, 7940 WS, W&S

This Is My Command to You (Mayhew)

729 PMB

Where Charity and Love Prevail BB/MI,

387 CVH, 267 GTR 659 PMB, WCH,

598 WP, W&S

God Is Love (Haas) 270 GTR, BB/MI

God Is Love (Proulx) G-3010

Eye Has Not Seen (Haugen) BB/MI, 275

GTR, 69 GPCOMP, GC, G2, RS, WCH,

W&S

Faith, Hope and Love (Walker) BB/MI,

S&S

Where There Is Love (Walker) BB/MI,

G2

Ashes (Conry) BB, 84 GP, 23 GPCOMP,

173 GTR, S&S

Christ Be Beside Me (Wasson) 9907 OCP

We Are Many Parts (Haugen) BB/MI, 310

GTR, GC, G2, RS, S&S, W&S, WCH

Come to Set Us Free (Farrell) BB, GC, G2,

GTR, CBW III

God Be in My Head 567 WP

Be with Me, Lord (Haugen) 33 GPCOMP,

42 GTR, GC, G2, RS, WCH

God, Who Stretched the Spangled

Heavens 604 CVH, 648 WP

Here I Am, Lord (Schutte) 203 ACH, BB/

MI, 198 GP, 92 GPCOMP, 291 GTR, S&S,

WCH, W&S

Jesus, the New Covenant (Deiss) 95 PMB

Lord, When You Came (Garbarian) BB,

CVH, SM, S&S, WCH, W&S

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

182 GPCOMP, S&S

Psalm 89: Forever I Will Sing

(Schoenbachler) BB

Praise to You, O Christ Our Savior

(Farrell) BB/MI, 210 GTR, GC, RS, S&S

Remember Your Love (Dameans) BB/MI,

134 GP, 206 GPCOMP, 158 GTR, GC, S&S

Seek Ye First (Lafferty) BB/MI, CBW III

GC, SM, S&S, W&S, WCH, 580 WP

Shelter Me, O God (Hurd) BB/MI, 276

GTR, G2, S&S

Son of David (Foley) BB, 145 GP

Thanks Be to You, O God 141 PMB

We Have Been Told (Haas) 381ACH, BB/

MI, 253 GPCOMP, 296 GTR, GC, G2,

W&S, WCH

We Remember (Haugen) 383 ACH, BB/

MI, 255 GPCOMP, 249 GTR, G2, RS, W&S,

WCH

The Lord My Shepherd Is (Lovelace)

AF-11-4647

Lead Me, Lord (Wesley) 332-12527

COMMUNION:

Blessed Are the Poor (Marchionda)

WCH, 7854 WS

Come to the Water (Foley) BB/MI, 56

GPCOMP, 92 GP, 202 GTR, GC, RS, S&S

Jesus, the New Covenant (Deiss) 95 PMB,

WCH, W&S

To Be Your Bread (Haas) BB/MI, 80 PMB

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

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

S&S

Where Charity and Love Prevail BB/MI,

387 CVH, 267 GTR 659 PMB, WCH,

598 WP

This Bread that We Share BB/MI

On Eagle's Wings (Joncas) 293 ACH, BB/

MI, 126 GP, 178 GPCOMP, 261 GTR, G2,

S&S, WCH, W&S

Bread for the World Broken (Walker) BB/

MI

The Lord Is My Light (Bouknight) G2

That There May Be Bread (Norbet) BB/MI,

271 GP

Ubi Caritas (Berthier) 271 GTR, G-2586,

TAIZE II, 604 WP

Ubi Caritas 386 CVH, 598 WP

God Is Love (Holliman) 241 LMGM

Love One Another (Chepponis) 268 GTR,

G-2615, G2

Love One Another (Roff) 8519 WS

Let Us Love One Another (Young) CCH,

G-3070

Teach Us to Love Your Word, Lord (Page-

Clark, Barker) CCH

Gift of Finest Wheat (Kreutz) 173 ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, 389 CVH, 80

GPCOMP, NLM, 665 PMB, WCH, 736

WP, SM, W&S , G-3089

Hold Me in Life (Huijbers, Oosterhuis)

BB/MI, 707 CBW II, 241 GTR, GC, S&S

Only This I Want (Schutte) BB, GP, 183

GPCOMP, S&S

Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless 334

ACH, BB/MI, 390 CVH, WCH, 728 WP

The Bread That We Break (Dean) BB/MI

SONG OF PRAISE:

I Have Loved You (Joncas) BB, GP, 103

GPCOMP, 334 GTR, GC, S&S

I Am the Living Bread (Haas) BB/MI, S&S

I Sought the Lord 593 WP

Lord, Give Sucess to Our Work (Chepponis) W&S

CLOSING SONG:

A Mighty Fortress BB/MI, CBW III, 15

GPCOMP, HM, 145 PMB, WCH, 575 WP

Beatitudes (Dameans) BB/MI, 182 GP, 27

GPCOMP, S&S

Christ's Church Shall Glory in His Power

487 CVH, 616 WP

Everlasting Your Love BB/MI, HM

I Am the Light of the World (Hayakawa)

BB/MI, 205 GTR, GC, RS, S&S

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee BB/MI,

126 GPCOMP, WCH

Look Beyond (Ducote) BB/MI, 116 GP,

343 GTR, 149 GPCOMP, 33 YPGP

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling BB/MI,

158 GPCOMP, 454 CVH, 588 WP

Lover of Us All (Schutte) ACH, BB, G2

O Bless the Lord (Michaels) BB/MI, G2,

S&S

Path of Life (Dameans) BB, GP, 188

GPCOMP, JS, S&S

Praise to the Lord 310 ACH, BB, 592

CVH, 196 GPCOMP, 122 PMB, TM, 547

WP

Priestly People (Deiss) 151 PMB, WCH

Rejoice in the Lord (Marchionda) 205

PMB, WCH,

Song of Thanksgiving (Joncas) BB/MI,

229 GPCOMP, GC, S&S

The King of Love, My Shepherd Is BB/

MI, 460 CVH, 609 WP, 59 LR, MSM 60-

9009

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

MI, 535 CVH, 596 WP, WP3

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