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August 14, 2005 Assumption

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FIRST READING:
Rev. 11: 19, 12: 1-6, 10 "I saw a woman clothed with the sun and with the moon beneath her feet."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
Ps. 45 "On your right stands the queen in gold of Ophir."

SECOND READING:
1 Cor 15:54b-57 "Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:
"Mary is taken up to heaven, and the angels of God shout for joy."

GOSPEL:
Lk. 1:39-56 "He who is mighty has done great things for me; he has exalted the humble."
Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth. The child in Elizabeth's womb leaps and Elizabeth is filled with the Holy Spirit.


FOCUS: We share a common destiny with Mary who is the model for the church. She is a model of humility, determination, and love of God.

REFLECTION: "The Blessed Virgin Mary, by becoming Mother of God, received a kind of infinite dignity because God is infinite; this dignity therefore is such reality that a better is not possible, just as nothing can be better than God."
St. Thomas Aquinas

"The Divine Spirit, the love itself of the Father and the Son, came corporally into Mary, and enriching her with graces above all creatures, reposed in her and made her His Spouse, the Queen of Heaven and Earth." St. Anselm of Canterbury

"Through thee, [Mary, Mother of God] idolatrous creatures have known incarnate truth, the faithful have received baptism, churches have been erected in all parts of the earth. By thine assistance the Gentiles have been brought to repentance. And finally, through thee, the only Son of God, source of all light, has shone upon the eyes of the blind, who were sitting in the shadow of death."
St. Cyril of Jerusalem

He who is mighty has done great things for me; he has exalted the humble.

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Focus on Mary's destiny, and ours.
Introduce the liturgy: the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a proclamation of the sanctification of the material world that was achieved by her Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
General Intercessions—
Introduction: My dear sisters and brothers, God our Father, the God of mercy has raised the Virgin Mary to the glory of heaven. Let us pray with Mary to the Father, in whose presence she now dwells:
•For the Church of God, that we may serve the Lord in humility and simplicity;
• For peace and well-being of the whole world, that God's gift of eternal life be honored;
• For those who suffer from hunger, sickness, or loneliness, that we may bring them the love of Christ;
• For our community and our families, for all of us, for me and for you, may we see God in all God's creatures.
Preface: For the feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Introduce the breaking of the bread stating that this is the food that gives humility, courage and strength necessary to fulfill the purpose of our lives as Christians, that is, to bring the Good News of eternal life through love to the whole world.
Concluding Rite:
Solemn Blessing: Solemn Blessing of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Faith Formation
Paul is speaking allegorically to the Corinthians. What was he trying to say? How would you put the truth that Paul was trying to convey? How about: Just as Jesus lives eternally, so will we. Or: Those who don't love better start doing it or they are going to be pretty darn sorry. Something like that? How about, "He that loveth not, knoweth not God, for God is love." I John: 4
Jesus loved his mother. Do you? Listen to her words. Observe her life. The Faith Formation comments on the Planning Page for Trinity Sunday will be useful here, too.

Children's Liturgy
of the Word
Ask the children what kind of a person they think Jesus' mother may have been.
• What are some words we would
associate with Mary's nature?
• What clues does today's gospel
have regarding Mary?
Read the gospel twice to the children asking them to listen carefully to the words of Mary, the words of a brave and courageous person. Talk about the qualities of simplicity and conviction.

GATHERING SONG:
Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord
(Fishel) ACH, BB/MI, CBW III, CVH,
GC, PMB2, S&S, W&S, WCH, WP
Ave, Maria CBW III, CVH, GC, PMB2,
WCH, WP
Come, Our Almighty King CVH, PMB2,
SS, WCH
Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain
BB/MI, CCH, CVH, HM, SS, WP
For You Are My God (Foley) BB/MI,
CBW III, GP, GPCOMP, JS2, S&S
Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte)
BB, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS2, S&S
SM, S&S, WCH, W&S
Great Is the Lord (Inwood) BB, JS2, S&S
Hail, Holy Queen BB, CBW III, CCH,
CVH, GPCOMP, HM, SM, SS, WCH
Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above
BB/MI, CC, SS, WP
Hail Mary: Gentle Woman BB, GP,
GPCOMP, JS2, S&S
He Is the Lord (Haas) BB, JS2, S&S
I Am the Bread of Life (Englert) PMB2,
SM, WCH, W&S
Immaculate Mary ACH, BB/MI, CVH
CBW III, CCH, GPCOMP, PMB2, WCH,
WP, W&S
Jesus Shall Reign CVH, PMB2, SM, SS,
W&S, WCH, WP
Luke 1: Magnificat (Jones) BB, JS2, S&S
Magnificat (Mozart) 312-41057
Magnificat/Canticle of Mary (Berthier) RS
Mary's Song of Praise HM, PMB2, SM
Mary's Song (Joncas/Oosterhuis) BB/MI,
GPCOMP, JS2, S&S
My Soul Gives Glory G2, GTR, RS, WP
My Soul Magnifies the Lord BB, CVH,
CCH, GPCOMP, HM, SS
Savior of the Nations, Come BB, CCH, SS
Sing with All the Saints in Glory CCH, RS
Sing of Mary ACH, BB, CBW III, CCH,
CVH, GPCOMP, PMB2, WCH, WP
Sing Our God Together (Haas) GC, RS
Sing We of the Blessed Mother RS, WP3
Spirit of God within Me (Dudley-Smith)
GC, RS, WP3
Star upon the Ocean PMB2, WCH
Tell Out, My Soul BB/MI, CBW III, WP

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
Psalm 45: The Queen Stands (Keil) BB
Psalm 45: The Queen Stands (Guimont)
CCH, RS
Psalm 45: The queen stands at your right
hand (Kodner) G2
Psalm 45: The queen stands at your right
hand PARM vol. 1 (Marchionda)
Psalm 45: The queen stands at your right
hand 1046 WP (Hughes)

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:
Alleluia, Alleluia (Berthier) GC, GTR,
TAIZE
Alleluia, Alleluia (Buxtehude) 312-40668
Ballad of the Ark (Hansen) from Advent
of Our God JS2, OCP
Canticle of Mary (Gelineau) CBW III, WP
Canticle of Mary (Joncas) CVH, GC, GTR
Canticle of Mary (Marchionda) PMB2,
SM, WCH, W&S
Canticle of Our Lady (Vermulst) PMB2, SM
God, Who Is Mighty BB/MI, HM, JS2
Hail, Blessed Lady PMB2, SM
Hail, Holy Queen (Deiss) BB, GP, W&S
I Found the Treasure (Schutte) BB,
GPCOMP, GP2
Litany of Mary BB/MI, HM, JS2
Magnificat (Cleobury) PPMO
Magnifcat (Pachelbel) 312-41142
Mary the Dawn CVH, PMB2, SM, SS,
W&S, WCH
Mary, Full of Grace BB/MI, JS2, S&S
Mary, How Lovely the Light of Your
Glory CCH, SS, WP
Mary's Joy BB/MI, HM, JS2, S&S
O God, Hear Us (Hurd) BB, JS2, S&S
O Sanctissima (arr. Beethoven) G-2904
Salve, Regina / Hail, Queen of Heaven BB,
CCH, SS
The Cry of the Poor (Foley) ACH,
BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS2, S&S,
W&S, WCH
The Dawn of Day (Deiss) BB/MI, GP, JS2,
SM, S&S, WCH
There is Nothing Told (Willcock) BB/MI,
GP2, JS2, S&S

COMMUNION:
All Who Claim the Faith of Jesus CCH,
GC, GTR
Await the Lord with Hope (Hurd) BB, JS2,
S&S
Be Not Afraid (Dufford) ACH, BB/MI,
CBW III, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, S&S,
SM, W&S
Blest Are They (Haas) ACH, BB/MI, CCH,
GC, GPCOMP, GTR, S&S
Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain BB,
CCH, GC, RS, SS, WP
Earthen Vessels (Foley) ACH, BB/MI,
GP, GPCOMP, JS2, S&S
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
CVH, PMB2, SM, SS, W&S
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
(Foley) CCH, G-3935
I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) BB/MI
CBW III, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, JS2, SM, SS,
S&S, W&S, WCH, WP
I Was Hungry (Marchionda) WCH, W&S
In Remembrance of You (Willcock)BB, S&S
Jesus, Bread of Life (Marchionda) WCH,
W&S
Keep in Mind (Deiss) BB/MI, PMB2, S&S
W&S, WCH
Lord, Be With Us (Walker) BB, JS2, S&S
Magnificat (Farrell) BB
Magnificat / Canticle of Mary/Luke 1:46-
55 (Chepponis) GC
One Bread, One Body (Foley) BB/MI,
CCH, GC, GP, GTR, S&S, WCH, W&S
Only This I Want (Schutte) BB, GC, GP,
GPCOMP, S&S
Our Blessing Cup (Joncas) BB/MI, GC,
GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS2, S&S
See Us, Lord, about Your Altar BB/MI,
CBW III, CVH, HM, PMB2, W&S, WCH
Servant Song (McGargill) BB/MI, GC, JS2
Thanks Be to You (Haugen) G2

SONG OF PRAISE:
Ave Coelorum (Soriano) G-1985
Ballad of Mary (Stapleton) CCH, G-2904
Beatitudes CBW III, CCH, SS, WP
Canticle of Zechariah (Ambrosetti) W&S Dwelling Place (Foley) BB, CBW III, GP
GPCOMP, S&S
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
(Joncas) BB/MI, GPCOMP, GTR, GC, S&S
Luke 1: My Soul Proclaims (Toolan) BB
Sactum Nomen Domini (Berthier) TAIZE

CLOSING SONG:
All the Ends of the Earth (Dufford)
BB/MI, CCH, GC, G2, GP, GPCOMP, S&S
All the Ends of the Earth (Haas/Haugen)
BB/MI, G2, GTR, GC, SM, SS, WCH,
W&S
Ave, Maria, Caelorum CVH, HM, JS2
Beatitudes (Dameans) BB/MI, GP,
GPCOMP, JS2, S&S
Forth in Thy Name, O Lord CBW III,
CCH, CVH, SS
Go In Joy (Hruby) 11-2086
God of Abraham (Farrell) BB/MI, GC, JS2,
OCP, S&S
Grant Us Thy Peace (Mendelssohn)
392-00699
Hail, Holy Queen Enthroned Above
HM, PMB2, SM, W&S
Hail, Maiden Mary PMB2, WCH
Hail, Our Queen CCH, CVH, WOV
Happy Those Who Hear the Word of God
(Norbet) BB/MI, GP, JS2, S&S, SM, SS,
W&S, WCH
Holy Mary, Now We Crown You
PMB2, WCH
I Sing a Maid CCH, GTR, GC, RS
Magnificat CVH, SS, WP
Magnificat (Gibbons) 312-41489
Magnificat (Walker) BB, HM, JS2, S&S
Mothering God, You Gave Me Birth
(Foley) CCH, G-3940, RS
My Soul Magnifies the Lord CVH,
GPCOMP, SS
My Soul Rejoices (Alstott) BB/MI, S&S
My Soul Rejoices (Dameans) BB, GP,
GPCOMP, S&S
O Bless the Lord (Michaels) BB/MI, JS2,
S&S
O Queen of Heaven BB/MI, CCH, PMB2,
SM, SS, WCH, WP
Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him
ACH, BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, HM
JS2, PMB2, SM, WCH, WOV, WP
Praise to the Lord BB/MI, CCH, CVH,
GPCOMP, JS2, PMB2, SS, W&S, WP
Priestly People (Deiss) PMB2, W&S, WCH
Salamu Maria LMGM
Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands)
BB/MI, CCH, GTR, GC, JS2, S&S