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November 28, 2005 First Sunday of Advent

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

FIRST READING: Is. 2: 1-5

"The Lord will gather all nations in eternal peace to form the kingdom of God."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 122: 1-9 "I rejoiced when I heard them say: 'Let us go to god's House.'"

SECOND READING:

Rom. 13: 11-14 "The time has come, our salvation is near."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Ps. 85: 8 "Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation."

GOSPEL: Mt. 24: 37-44

"Stay awake, you must be ready."Jesus tells his disciples to stay awake because they do not know the hour of the master's return. The Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect.

FOCUS: The Lord, who has entered time, has entered our lives. He who guides us in peace will lead us to the kingdom but we must be ready at all times.

REFLECTION: "Don't imagine that if you had a great deal of time you would spend more of it in prayer. Get rid of that idea! Again and again God gives more in a moment than in a long period of time, for his actions are not measured by time at all." St. Theresa of Avila

"To be sober means not to let the heart cling to anything except God. Cleaving to other things makes the soul drunk, and it begins to do quite unaccountable things. To be vigilant means to watch carefully, lest something evil spring up in the heart." Theophane the Recluse

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: The mood of the liturgy could encompass a sense of anticipation. To wait for the Second Coming is to become aware of God's presence at all times. Introduce the liturgy by stressing our need to approach life with the utmost attention to all its details. Through baptism we entered into a special union with God. Part of our advent is in becoming aware of the depth of that union and how it affects our lives.

"The time has come,

our

salvation

is near."

SUGGESTED PREFACE/PRAYER SELECTIONS:

Sprinkling rite or

Penitential rite: Third form with second set of sample invocations

Sample General Intercessions:

My brothers and sisters, as we prepare for the coming of Christ let us ask for mercy. In Jesus, we find the strength to survive all that is to happen in our lives.

- For the Holy Church of God, that it

remain attentive and awake to the

rights and needs of all people;

- For those who work for peace and

justice, that their vigilance will be

strengthened though the world seems

to sleep;

- For those in positions of authority, that

the Lord Jesus will guide them to seek

good for all humankind;

- For all those deprived of freedom be-

cause of what they believe or what

they are, that God will deliver them

from oppression;

- For our parish and local community,

that Christ will find us watchful and

ready at his coming.

By placing emphasis on the memorial acclamation and the Lord's Prayer we bring to mind the eschatological element in the liturgy.

Memorial acclamation: Second or third

The Lord's Prayer: See fourth sample invitation to prayer

Prayers over the people:

First or sixteenth

or Solemn Blessing in Advent

Faith Formation

Advent is a time of hope.

- In what ways has faith brought hope into your life?

A positive approach to reflecting on the Second Coming is to emphasize God's presence which inspires us to live in the constant light of the gospel. On the day of judgement our social standing will be of no importance, only how we have loved.

- What are the qualities that you need to cultivate to help you remain awake and alert?

- What is the significance to you that we start the church year by focusing on the end times?

The belief in the Second Coming is important because it represents our deepest aspirations-the time of fulfillment, when all will be complete. It will be a time when God will be revealed to us completely.

Children's Liturgy

of the Word

Waiting is a difficult pastime.

- What is it like to await something really special?

Christmas is something we wait for during Advent. We also wait for Jesus in a different way. We await his return into our lives, into our hearts and into our minds. We wait for him to return in person at the end of time.

- What does the gospel say about how and why we should wait?

GATHERING SONG:

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

GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS, WCH, WP

A Season of Light (Lisicky) GC, 7988 WS,

SM, W&S

Advent Gathering (Cooney) GC

Awaken, My Heart (Deiss) BB, 181 GP, 25

GPCOMP, S&S

Come Now, Almighty King BB/MI, GC JS,

WP

Come, O Lord (Dameans) BB, GPCOMP

Come, Thou Savior of Our Race 372 WP

Come to Set Us Free (Farrell) BB/MI, GC,

GTR, JS, S&S

Gather Your People (Hurd)BB, JS, S&S

Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte)

BB/MI, 17 GP, 82 GPCOMP, 233 GTR,

GC, S&S

How Good It Is (Duck) G2

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

G, 148 GTR, S&S

Let the King of Glory Come (Joncas) BB,

135 GPCOMP, S&S

Lord of Glory (Manion) BB/MI, 37 GP, 155

GPCOMP, 324 GTR, G2, GC, S&S

Maranatha! 14 PMB, WCH

Maranatha! Alleluia! (Berthier) CCH, GTR,

GC, RS, TAIZE, 454 WP

O Come, Divine Messiah BB, CBW III, 173

CVH, 6 PMB, 367 WP

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel BB, CBW III,

179 CVH, 173 GPCOMP, HM, 1 PMB, SM,

W&S, 357 WP

People, Look East BB, CBW III, 183 CVH,

HM, 15 PMB, 359 WP, W&S

People of the Night (Haas) GTR, G2

The King Shall Come BB, GPCOMP, PMB,

WP

The King Shall Come When Morning

Dawns GC, RS, WP

Wake, Awake CBW III, 10 PMB, 195

WOV, W&S

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

MSM 80-721 (Marcus)

7 PSALMS (Kreutz)

2 PFFAS (Willcock)

Let Us Go Rejoicing (Hurd) BB

Psalm 122: I Rejoiced (Walker) BB

Psalm 122: I Rejoiced (Dean) BB

Jerusalem, My Destiny (Cooney) BB, G2,

GC

Psalm 122: Let us go rejoicing (Guimomt)

CCH

Psalm 122: Let us go rejoicing (Joncas)

GTR, G2, GC, RS

Psalm 122: I was glad (Haas) GTR, G2, GC

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

Awake, Awake, Fling Off the Night CBW

III, 412 WOV

Awake, My Soul, and with the Sun 420

CVH, TWC

Canticle of Zechariah (Quinn/Joncas) 223

PMB, 137 WCH

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

GP2, GTR, HM, JS, S&S

Christ, the Light is Coming BB

Come, O Long Expected Jesus 364 WP

Dearest Lord Jesus MSM-70-001

From Thy Throne, O Lord (Proulx) G-2404

God, Beyond All Names (Farrell) BB/MI,

GC, GP2, JS, RS, S&S

Great Lord God! Thy Kingdom Shall Endure (Handel) 312-41348

In the Day of the Lord (Ridge) BB, HM

Let Not Those Who Hope in You Be Put to Shame (Lind) 8911 PPMO

Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates BB,

301 WOV, 363 WP

Maranatha! Alleluia! (Berthier) 141 GTR,

GC, G2, RS, TAIZE, 454 WP

My Soul in Stillness Waits (Haugen) 137

GTR, 52 BB

O Antiphons (Dameans) 170 GPCOMP

O Savior, Rend the Heavens Wide (Olien)

G-3192

Prepare the Way of the Lord (Berthier)

TAIZE II, 369 WP

Proclaim the Joyful Message 18 PMB

Psalm 25: I Will Wait For You (Hansen)

BB, 9141 OCP

Psalm 85: Show Us Your Kindness (Hurd)

BB, 9874 OCP

Search for the Lord (Inwood) 9287 STM,

S&S

Stir Up Your Power, O Lord (MacMillan)

8611 PPMO

Sound the Trumpet (Englert) 7947 WS

The Coming of Our God BB, 7 PMB

The Day is Near (Huijbers) 136 GTR, GC,

RS, S&S

Wait for the Lord (Berthier) 139 GTR,

RS, TAIZE

Wake Your Power (Lowenthal) BB/MI, JS,

S&S

COMMUNION:

Advent Candle Song (Clyde) 11-2408

Advent Carol (Powell) 11-2408

An Advent Lullaby (Young) 312-41076

Abba! Father! (Landry) BB, GP, GPCOMP,

JS, S&S

Abba, Father! (Keating) 215 PMB, W7S

As the Watchman BB/MI, HM

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

JS, S&S

Chorales for Advent (Schalk) 11-9134

Christ, Be Our Light BB/MI, S&S

Come, O Come (Cromie) 312-41077

Dear Maker of the Starry Skies 5 PMB

God of Abraham (Farrell) BB/MI, GC, JS,

OCP, S&S

I Long for You (Dameans) BB, GP, 105

GPCOMP, S&S

I Will Rejoice (Brown) GPCOMP, BB/MI

Justice Shall Flourish (Marchionda) SM,

W&S, WCH

Let There Be Peace on Earth BB/MI, 139

GPCOMP, 163 PMB, S&S, SM, WCH,

W&S

Lo! He Comes (Leaf) 11-2191

Lo, He Comes with Clouds MSM-50-8300

Lord, Make Us Turn to You CCH, 37 GTR, GC, RS

Lord of All Hopefulness BB/MI, 524 CVH, 154 GPCOMP, HM, SM, WCH, 568

WP

The Cry of the Poor (Foley) 353 ACH, BB/

MI, 93 GP, 61 GPCOMP, 26 GTR, GC, G2,

S&S, SM WCH, W&S

Those Who See the Light BB/MI

We Live a Mystery (Connelly) CCH, G2,

GTR, RS

Who Has Known (Foley) CBW III, S&S

SONG OF PRAISE:

Come, Brothers and Sisters (Meyer) CCH,

G-4440

In the Day of the Lord (Ridge) BB,

9889 OCP, S&S

O Bone Jesu (Palestrina) 332-14207

O Jesus, Bless Us (Franck) 11-2432

Rejoice, Rejoice Believers MSM-50-0004

Soon and Very Soon BB/MI, 4 LMGM, 496

JS, S&S

The Isaiah Song (Ward) WCH, W&S

CLOSING SONG:

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

JS

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

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

W&S, WCH

Come, Ever Gracious Son of God (Handel)

362-00523

Come, O Long-awaited Savior CBW III,

HM, 19 PMB, W&S

Come, Thou Almighty King 487 WP, WP3

Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus BB,

HM, SM, 364 WP

Creator Alme Siderum 4 PMB, W&S

God of the Ages (Johengen) CCH, G-4361

Hail, O Favored One (Schalk) 11-2565

Isaiah's Song (Baker) 11-0357

O Come, Divine Messiah BB, CBW III, 173

CVH, 6 PMB, 367 WP

O Savior Rend the Heavens Wide 181

CVH, TWC, SM

People, Look East BB, CBW III, 183 CVH,

GC, HM, 15 PMB, WCH, W&S, 359 WP

Rain Down, Blessings (Forman) GC, G2,

G-3198

Rejoice, the Lord Is King BB/MI,

CBW III, 515 CVH, 493 WP

Rise Up, You Heirs of Glory (Leaf) 11- 2541

Sing, O Sing (Schutte) BB/MI, GP2, JS

Send Dew, O Clouds 17 PMB

Sign Me Up 111 LMGM

Wake, O Wake, and Sleep No Longer BB,

371 WP

Word of God, Come Down on Earth BB/

MI, CBW III, 654 CVH, HM, 105 PMB,

SM, WCH, 513 WP

Yes, I Shall Arise (Deiss) BB, PMB, SM,

W&S

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