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March 25, 2005 Good Friday
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FIRST READING:
Is. 52: 13 - 53: 12 "Who would believe what we have heard? To whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? He grew up like a sapling before him, like a shoot from the parched earth;" 
RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
Ps. 31 "Father, into your hands I commend my spirit."
SECOND READING:
Heb.  4: 14-16; 5: 7-9  "Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered;  and when he was made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him."
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: 
Phil. 2: 8-9 "Christ became obedient even to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly bestowed on him the name which is above every other name."   
GOSPEL:
 Jn. 18: 1 - 19: 42 "The Passion of Jesus." Jesus answered, "You say I am a king. For this I was born and for this I came into the world,  to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice."
scriptural topics:   silence, awe, cross, passion & death, salvation, triumph.
FOCUS: The Cross is the tree of salvation. Through Jesus' obedience to death, new life has arrived for all. His perfect love saves us all.
REFLECTION:  "Hold out, be steadfast, endure, bear the delay, and you have carried the cross."
         St. Augustine    
               
"Love God with all your heart, and you've nothing to fear; death or punishment, judgement or hell; love, when it reaches its full growth, is an unfailing passport to God's presence."  Thomas ˆ Kempis
Father,
I abandon myself into your hands;
do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you:
I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only your will be done in me,
and in all your creatures—
I wish no more than this, O Lord.
Into your hands I commend my soul;
I offer it to you with all the love of my heart,
for I love you, Lord, and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into your hands without reserve,
and with boundless confidence,
for you are my Father.
Charles de Foucauld
"Father, into your hands I commend my spirit."
"Receive in tranquility and peace, O Lord, the souls of your servants who have departed this present life to come to you. Grant them rest and place them in the habitations of light, the abodes of blessed spirits. Give them the life that will not age, good things that will not pass away, delights that have no end, through Jesus Christ, our Lord."
Saint Ignatius Bishop of Antioch
APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: The cross in John's gospel signifies the means to glorification. While the emphasis in this liturgy is on the Cross, it is not on death but rather the path to the resurrection. This is part of the Easter experience, simple and contemplative, yet with the awareness of the Paschal mystery, that God chose us, through the death of his Son, to be heirs to God's  kingdom. The liturgy  for Good Friday consists of three parts: the liturgy of the Word, the veneration of the Cross, and the distribution of communion. The symbols of cross and communion, of passion and triumph,  of death and new life could be symbolically interwoven through music selection and environmental design. This is the only celebration of the year in which the altar is left bare.
Sample General Intercession:
• For the sick and dying, that they will let God's love comfort them and guide them toward new life in Christ;
• For all sufferers, may we  all let God's love comfort us and guide us toward new life in Christ.
• For our families and community:  that God give us the courage to reach out to those who need our love.
• For the world in which we live: that God may instill within us awareness of service as the path of love;
Faith Formation
Through the giving up of ourselves we come closer to experiencing the essence of life. In our dying to the small things we learn to live in a world of life and death, suffering and joy, with God. 
The fervor of the early Christians is needed today in a world grown cold with selfishness. Let us read the teachings of these saints with appreciation for the desperate times they lived in, and their views of active Christianity.
Children's Liturgy
of the Word    
The death of Jesus can be hard for some children to talk about. Perhaps a child has recently experienced a death, or perhaps the idea of death, one's own death, has come into the child's awareness. Tell the children God loves us, and we must have faith in Him. Tell them God is merciful, not cruel. We will see our loved ones again. Tell them Jesus told us the way to heaven is to love.
ENTRANCE PROCESSION:
(Silence)
RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
Psalm 31: Father, into your hands
  (Guimont) CCH, PFCY
Psalm 31: Into Your Hands (Waddell) 6248
  WLP
Into Your Hands, Lord (Brown) BB, S&S
Psalm 31: Father, into your hands
  (Hughes) C34 PARM
Psalm 31: Abba, Abba, I put my life /
  Abba, Abba, pongo (Haas) G2, GC, RS
Psalm 31: Father, I put my life in your
  hands (Haugen) G2, GC
Psalm 31: Father, I put my life in your
  hands (Hughes) RS
Psalm 31 (Talbot) BB/MI, GP2, HM, S&S
Psalm 31 (Schiavone) BB/MI, S&S
PASSION GOSPEL:
Chants of the Passion  (Kern)  G-1795
Passion according to St. John  G-2377
Passion of Our Lord  (Bertalot)
  AF-11-10275
VENERATION OF THE CROSS:
Adoramus Te Christe  (Haugen)  GC,  GTR,
  RS
Alas and Did My Savior Bleed MSM 50-
  3021, MSM 50-3011
All Glory Be to Jesus  (Dudley-Smith,
  Honore)  WLP, W&S
All My Friends Have Forsaken Me
  (Palestrina)  352-00472
All You Who Pass This Way  (Berthier) 
  GC,  RS,  TAIZE II,  WP
Answer When I Call  (Foley) BB, GP, GP2
  GPCOMP, S&S
At the Name of Jesus   AF-33-99-163,
  BB/MI,  CBW III, CCH, CVH,  JS, SM, WP
Behold the Lamb of God  (Dufford) BB,
  GPCOMP, S&S
Behold the Wood  (Schutte)   BB/MI,
  CBW III,  GC, G2, GPCOMP,  RS, S&S
By All Your Saints Still Striving RS, WP
By Your Cross (Toolan) BB/MI, JS, S&S
Calvary   GC, GTR,  RS
Christ Became Obedient  (Ehret)  G-1967
Christus Factus est/Christ Became 
  Obedient  (Anerio)  G-1967
Christus Factus est/Christ Became
  Obedient  (Leo)   G-1974
Christ Is the Image  WLP
Come and Mourn (Owens) G-3976
Crucem tuam / O Lord, Your Cross
  (Berthier) G2, GC, RS
Crux Fidelis (Warner) SM, WCH, 7230
  WLP
Dear Lord, Who Bore Our Weight of Woe  
  (Keliam) CCH, G-4474
Dwelling Place  (Foley)  CBW III,  GC,  GP, 
  GPCOMP, S&S
Father, If This Cup (Dean) BB, JS, S&S
Father, Thy Will Be Done  (Reagen)  WLP
Father, If This Cup (Norbet) BB, S&S
For Our Sake  (Hughes)  8525 WLP
Good Friday Hymn  (Haugen)  GTR, GC
Have Mercy on Us, Lord   JS,  PMB
Have Mercy, Lord, on Us  CCH, CVH,  PMB, SM, WCH,  WP
Heal Us, Lord  (Hughes) from Nightsong
  WLP
In the Cross of Christ (Haugen) G-4838
Jesus Christ Is Lord  (Hughes)  G-2865
Jesus Christ Is Lord  (Marchionda)  WLP
Jesus Walked This Lonesone Valley  GC,
  PMB,  RS,  WP
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross  LMGM
Jesus, Remember Me  (Berthier)  ACH, GC,
  GPCOMP,  GTR,  RS,  SM, TAIZE II, 
  WCH, W&S, WP
Jesus, the Lord  (O'Connor) BB, GC,  GP, 
  GPCOMP, G2, JS, RS, S&S
Lamentation (Hurd) BB, JS, S&S
Lift High the Cross   BB/MI,  CBW III,
  CVH, GC,  JS, PMB, RS, SM, WP
Litany of the Holy Cross (Hansen) BB, JS
Lord Jesu, When I Think of You   (Lind)
  PPMO
Lord, By Your Cross and Resurrection (Foley) BB/MI, JS
Memento Nostri Domine  (Berthier)
  TAIZE
My God, My God (Manion) BB, GP2, JS
My God, My God (Schiavone) BB, JS, S&S
My Song Is Love Unknown  AF-11-2512,
   BB/MI, CCH, CVH,  JS,  RS,  WP
Near the Cross SM, WCH, W&S
O Cross of Christ  CBW III,  CVH,  PMB
O Cross Our Only Hope  (T.L. de Victoria)
  362-03130
O Sacred Head, Surrounded   ACH, 
  BB/MI,  CBW III,   CVH,  GC,  GPCOMP,
  JS,  PMB,  RS,  SM, WCH, W&S,  WP
Parce Domine BB, HM, SM
Passion Song  (J.S. Bach)  312-40996
Pieta (Kenzia) BB, S&S
Processional Song of the Cross (Inwood)
  OCP, BB
Song to Jesus Christ   (Huijbers)  BB/MI,
  GTR, GC, G2, S&S
Son of God  (Berthier) TAIZE II
Stay Here and Keep Watch (Berthier) GTR,
  G2, GC
Surely He Has Borne Our Griefs   OCP
Take Up Your Cross   BB,  CBW III,   CVH,
  GC,  JS,  PMB,  RS,  WOV,   WP,  WCH
The Reproaches (Jones) BB, HM
There in God's Garden WCH, W&S
Tree of Life  (Haugen)  GC,  GTR,  RS
Unless a Grain of Wheat  (Farrell)  BB/MI,
  GC,  JS,  RS, S&S
We Acclaim the Cross of Jesus   PMB,
  WCH
Were You There  ACH,  BB/MI,  CBW  III,
 CVH, GC, GTR, JS, PMB, RS, SM, WCH,
  WP
When I Behold the Wondrous Cross
  BB,  PMB,  CBW III,  CVH,  WCH,
  RS,  SM, WCH,  WP
When Jesus Wept (Billings) BB, JS
Why Did You Ignore Me? (Bell) G-5168
Wood of the Cross (Alstott) BB, JS, S&S
COMMUNION:
Because the Lord Is My Shepherd
  (Walker)  BB, GP2, GTR, GC, HM, S&S
Bread of Life  (Farrell)  BB/MI,  GC, GP2,
  HM,  JS, S&S
Draw Near and Take the Body  BB,  CVH,
  JS, SM,  WP
Eat This Bread  (Berthier)  BB/MI,  GC, 
  GTR,  GPCOMP, GC, RS, SM, WCH,
  W&S, WP
Eye Has Not Seen  (Haugen)   BB/MI,  GC,
  GTR,  GPCOMP,  RS, SM, W&S, WCH
From My Mother's Womb (Hurd) GTR, GC
I Am the Bread of Life  (Toolan)  ACH, 
  BB/MI,  CBW III,  GC,  GPCOMP,  GTR,
  GC, HM, JS, SM, S&S, WCH, W&S, WP
I Bind My Heart (Toolan) RS
Keep in Mind  (Deiss)  BB/MI,  GC,  JS,  PMB,
  RS, SM, WCH, W&S
Lord, Let Me Walk  PMB, WLP
My Song Is Love Unknown  AF-11-2512,
   CVH,  JS,  RS,  WP
No Greater Love  (Joncas)  BB,  G-3140,
  GC,  GTR,  JS,  RS
No Greater Love  (Schoenbachler)  BB,
  GP2, HM,  JS, S&S
No Weight of Gold or Silver (Moore) G-
  3852
O God, For You I Long (Farrell) BB/MI,
  GP2, HM, JS, S&S
O Lord, Who Never Failest  (J. Roff)
  362-01239
O Lord, with Wondrous Mystery
  CVH,  PMB,  WCH, W&S
On Eagle's Wings  (Joncas) ACH,  BB/MI,
  GC, GP, GTR,  JS,  RS, SM, WCH
Shelter Me, O God  (Hurd)  BB/MI,  CBW
  III, GC, GTR,  JS,  RS
There Is a Balm in Gilead  ACH,  BB/MI,  
  CVH,  GC,  GTR, JS,  RS, SM, WP
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
  BB/MI,  CVH,  GC,  JS,  RS, SM, WP
We Are Many Parts  (Haugen)   BB/MI, 
  GC,  GTR,  RS,  WCH, W&S
We Remember  (Haugen)  ACH,  BB/MI,
  GC,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  RS, SM, W&S
What Wondrous Love  ACH,  BB/MI,
  CVH,  GC,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  JS,  PMB, 
  RS,  WCH, WP
You Are Our  Living Bread  (Joncas)  GC,
  GPCOMP,  JS, S&S
SONG OF PRAISE:
All Glory, Praise, and Honor   ACH,
  BB/MI,  CBW III,  CVH,  GC,  GPCOMP,
  JS,  PMB,  RS,  SM, W&S,  WP,  G-2915
All That is Hidden   (Farrell)  BB/MI,  GP2,
  HM, JS, S&S
All Will Be Well SM, WCH, W&S
Center of My Life  (Inwood)  BB/MI,  GC, 
  GP2, GTR,  JS, S&S
Gift of Love  BB/MI,  GTR, GC, S&S
I Will Sing of the Lord  (Foley)  GP,  GTR
My Refuge (Vessels) GTR, G2, GC
Praise God in His Holy Dwelling 
  (Vermulst)  BB/MI,  GC,  GTR
Psalm 117:  Holy Is God, Holy and Strong
  (Joncas) CCH
Unless a Grain of Wheat  (Hurd)  BB/MI,
  JS, S&S
Triduum Hymn: Wondrous Love
  (Haugen) G2, GC
We Adore You, O Christ (Schiavone) 
  OCP 9849
Wondrous Love  (Honore) AF-11-10165
You Are All We Have (O'Brien) G2, GC,  
  RS
 DEPART IN SILENCE

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