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May 4, 2003 Third Sunday of Easter Cycle B

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May 4, 2003 Third Sunday of Easter Cycle B

FIRST READING:

Acts 3: 13-15, 17-19 "You have killed the author of life." God, however, raised him from the dead.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 4 "Shine the light of your fac e upon us, O Lord."

SECOND READING:

1 Jn. 2: 1-5 "Jesus Christ is the sacrifice that takes away our sins and those of the whole world."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

See Lk. 24: 32 "Lord Jesus, make your word plain to us, make our hearts burn with love when you speak."

GOSPEL:

Lk. 24: 35-48 "He himself stood before them and said tothem, ‘Peace be with you!'"

 

FOCUS: "It was written that the Christ would suffer and on the third day rise again." Jesus appeared and ate with the disciples. He opened their minds to the meaning of the scriptures.

SCRIPTURAL TOPICS: Word/Eucharist, fulfillment, joy, hope, revelation, scripture, path of life.

 

REFLECTION: "Our Lord does not come from Heaven every day to stay in a golden ciborium. He comes to find another Heaven, the Heaven of our soul in which He loves to dwell."

St Therese of Lisieux

 

"He need have no fear of error in believing that God is calling him to contemplation, regardless of what sort of person he is now or has been in the past. It is not what you are nor what you have been that God sees with his all-merciful eyes, but what you desire to be."

Anonymous, The Cloud of Unknowing

 

 

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Introduce the liturgy by saying today's gospel challenges us to open our minds to the significance of Christ in our lives.

Rite of Blessing and sprinkling with Holy Water.

Sample General Intercessions: My brother and sisters, with joy at Christ's rising from the dead, let us trust that the God who heard and answered the prayers of Christ will hear our petitions:

• For religious leaders everywhere: that they may serve well those who trust them;

• For those who suffer loneliness and dessertion: that their sorrow be turned to everlasting joy in awareness of Christ resurrected;

• For our friends and families, that in peace we may all bear witness to Christ's resurrection;

• That we who hunger for spiritual ressurection, may follow the way laid out for us by Jesus Christ, the way of love and peace;

• That we may abandon anger and self-righteous indignation, and that we may forego judging others. Jesus said, "Judge not." Instead of judging our friends and relatives, let us just love them, like Jesus does.

 

 

Peace be with you

 

 

Faith Formation

This season is one of new beginnings. Let us begin now to lead our lives according to the way offered by Jesus, in peace with love for all. Let us renew our devotion to mercy. Let us abandon old personal grievances, leaving final justice to be meted out by the only One who knows everything, God Himself.

Song suggestions:

 

Children's Liturgy

of the Word

Make the connection that just as Jesus revealed his identity to the disciples in the breaking of the bread, he reveals himself to us through the Eucharist.

• How can we learn more about Jesus Christ?

Sometimes when we are really upset we forget things. If, for instance, we are mad at someone, we can forget their good qualities, thinking only about the things we're mad about. If we are angry we may not see the beauty in life.

• Can we learn about Jesus if we are angry at his loved ones? If we are angry at those whom Jesus loves, how can we love Him?

• Why does Jesus say ‘Peace be with

you?'

• Why do we pray for peace?

When we are at peace we can think better, we can see things better. When we are angry, our minds are too clouded to see. Let us live in peace with our friends and family; after all Jesus loves everyone. How could we not love one whom Jesus loves? Let us see Jesus in everyone, everyone. "Love one another as I have loved you."

Song suggestion:

Are Not Our Hearts (Landry) GP

GATHERING SONG:

Alleluia, Alleluia (Berthier) GTR,

TAIZE

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus BB/MI, CBW II,

CVH, GPCOMP, PMB, WCH, WOV

All Shall Be Well (Smith/Foley) BB, JS

Christ Is Alive CBW II, CVH, GTR, PMB,

WP

Christ Jesus Lay in Death's Strong Bands

BB, CVH, WS

Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain

ACH, BB/MI, CVH, WP

Darkness Is God (Bell) G-4385

Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether WP

Easter Alleluia (Haugen) GTR

Easter Introit (D.H. Williams) 312-40940

For You Are My God (Foley) BB/MI,

CBW II, GP, GPCOMP

Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte)

BB/MI, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS,

RS

He Is Lord LMGM

Here In This Place (Haas) G-3695

In Praise of His Name (O'Connor)

BB/MI, GP, GTR

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

GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS

Now the Green Blade Rises BB/MI,

CBW II, CVH, GTR, WP

O Lord, with Wondrous Mystery CVH,

PMB, WCH

O Sons and Daughters CVH, CBW II,

PMB, RJ, WOV, WP

On the Journey to Emmaus G-4278

Processional for Easter (D. Hurd) G-2437

Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless

ACH, BB/MI, CVH, WCH, WP

Table of Plenty (Schutte) BB/MI, JS

The Harvest of Justice (Haas) G-3582

O God, Whose Healing Power G-4839

The One Same Spirit (Ward) RJ, WCH,

WS

The Strife is O'er ACH, BB/MI, CBW II,

CVH, PMB, WCH, WP

We Who Once Were Dead GTR

Word of God, Come Down on Earth

BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, PMB, WP

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

WP (Englert)

WP (Leaf)

My Praise to You (Hansen) OCP 9049

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

Alleluia:Canon (Berthier) TAIZE

All Ye People (T.L. de Victoria) 362-01314

All You Nations (Deiss) PMB, WCH

Christus Resurrexit (Berthier) TAIZE II,

WP

Come Down, O Love Divine BB/MI,

CBW II, CVH, PMB, WOV, WP

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

III, GC, GPCOMP, GP, GTR, JS

God So Loved the World (Palestrina)

332-40125

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

(Hughes) WP

I Will Lie Down and Sleep in Peace

MSM 50-8002

In Remembrance of You (Wilcock) OCP

10382

Jesus Is Alive (Marchionda) RJ, WS, WW

Jesus Still Lives (Toolan) GTR, WS

Path of Life (Dameans) GP, GPCOMP

Only This I Want (Schutte) GP, GPCOMP

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

GP, GPCOMP, GTR, WC, WW

O Light of Christ (Schiavone) OCP

Open Our Hearts (Ward) WS

Peace (Norbet) ACH, BB/MI, CBW II,

CVH, PMB, WCH, WW

Peace Be With You BB/MI

Peace is Flowing Like a River ACH, GP,

GPCOMP, GTR

Taste and See (Haugen) GTR

The Lord Now Victorious (Mascagni)

312-20872

This Joyful Eastertide (Laster) AF-11-2515

This Joyful Eastertime MSM 50-4401

We Have Been Told (Haas) ACH,

BB/MI, GPCOMP, GTR, WCH

We Remember (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GTR, WCH

COMMUNION:

Bread of Life (Cooney) GPCOMP

Bread of Life (Farrell) BB/MI, GC, JS

Come and Let Us Drink of that New River

CVH, WP

Earthen Vessels (Foley) ACH, BB/MI,

GP, GPCOMP

Gift of Finest Wheat (Kreutz) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GPCOMP, PMB,

WCH, WP

Gift of Love BB/MI, GTR

God, Our Fountain of Salvation BB/MI,

OCP

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW II, GPCOMP, GTR, WCH,

WP

I Am the Living Bread (Haas) BB/MI

I Know the Lord (Parker) G-4229

In the Breaking of the Bread (Hurd)

BB/MI, GTR

In the Breaking of the Bread (Ward)

WCH

Let Us Break Bread Together ACH,

GPCOMP, HL-402-12104, PMB, WCH,

WP

Lord, We Share in This One True Bread

(Walker) BB/MI

O Bread of Life PMB, WCH

Taste and See (D. Averre) 312-41565

Taste and See (Moore) GC, GPCOMP,

GTR, WCH

The Bread That We Break (Dean) BB/MI

The Joyful Feast MSM 50-4011

The Resurrection (Bell) G-4658

Water of Life (Dean) BB, JS

When We Eat This Bread (Joncas) BB/MI,

JS, PMB

SONG OF PRAISE:

All Shall Be Well (Foley) GPCOMP,

BB/MI

Be Our Delight (Sullivan) AF-11-2399

Hymn of Joy ACH, PMB, WCH

O Banquet of Love (Moore) OCP

O the Lamb (Bell) G-4533

Peace Prayer (Foley) CBW II, GP,

GPCOMP

Spring Carol (Piae Cantiones) 352-00229

Taste and See (Hurd) BB/MI, RS

We Walk By Faith (Haugen) ACH,

BB/MI, CVH, GPCOMP, GTR, WCH,

WP

CLOSING SONG:

Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord

(Fishel) ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, CVH,

PMB, WCH, WP

Alleluia, Allelu LMGM

Anthem (Conry) BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP,

GTR

At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing

ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, WP

Behold the Glory of God BB/MI

Christ, the Lord, Is Ris'n Today ACH,

BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, WP

Easter Alleluia (Haugen) GTR

Festival Canticle (Hillert) BB/MI, WCH,

WW

Father, We Thank Thee CBW II,

CVH, PMB, WP

Glory Be to Christ Our King ACH

He's a Mighty Good Teacher LMGM

I Am the Bread of Life (Englert) BB/MI/

PMB, WCH

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW II, GC, GPCOMP, GTR,

JS, WCH, WP

I Know That My Redeemer Lives! ACH,

BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, PMB, WCH, WP

I Know That My Redeemer Lives from

Concertato on Duke Street GC, JS, WS

In Christ There Is No East or West

BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GC, GPCOMP,

JS, RS, PMB, WCH, WOV, WP

Lift Up Your Heads (Kauffmann)

362-03330

Now We Remain (Haas) BB/MI, GTR,

WCH, WW

O Morn of Beauty (J. Sibelius) 332-14714

Rejoice! Rejoice! (Daley) BB/MI, GTR

Roll Away the Stone (Conry) BB, JS

Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands)

BB/MI, GTR

The Earth is the Lord's (T. Kirk) 362-01090

The Lord Has Sent Deliverance (Kreutz)

G-2152

The Strife is O'er ACH, BB/MI, CBW II,

CVH, PMB, WCH, WP

This Glad Day (Palestrina) 332-40155

This Is the Day (Haugen) GTR, WCH

We Feel Your Presence, Lord (Young) G-3106

We Remember, We Believe (Porter) G-4721

We Who Were Once Dead (Haas) G-3504