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June 1, 2003 Seventh Sunday of Easter Cycle B

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June 1, 2003 Seventh Sunday of Easter Cycle B

FIRST READING:

Acts 1: 15-17, 20-26 "We must therefore choose someone who has been with us the whole time, and he can act with us as a witness to his resurrection."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 103 "The Lord has set his sway in heaven."

or

"Alleluia"

SECOND READING:

1 Jn. 4: 11-16 "The one who lives in love, lives in God, and God in him."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Jn. 14: 18 "The Lord said: I will not leave you orphans. I will come back to you, and your hearts will dance."

GOSPEL:

Jn. 17: 11-19 "Father may they be one with us ."

 

FOCUS: "Father, may they be one with us." We are called to live God's love and saving grace.

scriptural topics: coming of Holy Spirit, mission, prayer, witness, unity.

REFLECTION: The eyes of the world see no further than this life, as mine see no further than this wall when the church door is shut. The eyes of the Christian see deep into Eternity.

St. John Vianney

 

God is purity himself; nothing impure can come before him. I don't think God can hate, because God is love and he loves us inspite of our misery and sinfulness. He is a loving Father and we have only to turn to him. God cannot hate; God loves because he is love, but impurity is an obstacle to seeing God.

Mother Teresa

of Calcutta

Until all things become One for you, traced to One source and seen in One act of vision, you cannot find anchorage for the heart, or rest calmly in God. O God, you are the truth; unite me to yourself by an act of unfailing love!

Thomas Kempis

 

 

Too late I loved you, O Beauty so ancient yet ever new! Too late I loved you! And behold, you were within me, and I out of myself, and there I searched for you.

St. Augustine

 

He that loveth not knoweth not God, for God is love.

I John: 4

My God, I love you.

Father, may they be one with us

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Focus on the coming of the Holy Spirit. The presence of the Holy Spirit leads the church into prayer and a deeper understanding of the paschal mystery. Introduce the liturgy with the statement that through the Holy Spirit the church was and is held together. A suitable response to the general intercessions is, "Come through the Holy Spirit."

SUGGESTED PREFACE AND PRAYER SELECTIONS:

Rite of Blessing and Sprinkling with Holy Water

Preface: First for Ascension

Solemn Blessing for the Ascension

Faith Formation

The role of the Holy Spirit can be further explored. Look at the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom for an example of the prominence of the Holy Spirit in Eastern theology. The importance of the Holy Spirit has recently gone through a renewal of interest in the Roman Catholic church. The basis of our belief in God is trinitarian. We believe in God, who is in the Son, and who uses the Holy Spirit to reach across to us.

Song suggestions (see next page):

The Spirit Is 'A-Movin

Great God, Our Rock

You Shall Be My People

Children's Liturgy

of the Word

Why did Jesus, the immortal one,

have to die?

He said that he had to go yet he would be with us to the end of time. He would send the Holy Spirit as our comforter and helper. In this way we will be connected to God now and always.

Song suggestions (see next page):

The Spirit Is 'A-Movin

Lord, Send Out Your Spirit

Great Is the Lord

Lord of Glory

The one who lives in love, lives in God

GATHERING SONG:

Abba, Father! (Keating) PMB

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

ACH, BB/MI, CVH, GPCOMP, PMB,

WCH, WP

All Shall Be Well (Foley) GPCOMP,

BB/MI

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

CVH, GPCOMP, PMB, WCH, WOV

Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord

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

PMB, WCH, WP

Christ, the Lord, Is Ris'n Again BB/MI,

CBW II, CVH, WOV

Come Down, O Love Divine 397 BB/MI,

517 CBW II, 498 CVH, 93 PMB, 310 WOV,

472 WP

Come to Me and Live (O'Brien) G- 4515

Come, Holy Ghost ACH, BB/MI,

CBW II, CVH, GPCOMP, PMB, WCH,

WP

Crown Him with Many Crowns BB/MI,

CBW II, CVH, GPCOMP, PMB, WCH,

WOV, WP

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

Hail Thee, Festival Day BB/MI, WP

Lift High the Cross BB/MI, CBW II,

CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS,

WCH, WP, WW

Lord, Send Out Your Spirit PMB

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling BB/MI,

GPCOMP, CVH, WP

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

GPCOMP, GTR

Out of Darkness (Walker) BB/MI, GC,

JS

Send Out Your Spirit (Schoenbachler)

BB/MI

Send Us Your Spirit (Schutte) BB/MI,

GPCOMP

Sing a New Song (Schutte) BB/MI,

CBW II, GP, GPCOMP, GTR

The Church of Christ in Every Age

CVH, WP

The Church's One Foundation ACH,

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

WCH, WP, WS

The Spirit Is A-Movin' (Landry) ACH,

GP, GPCOMP

What Is This Place (Oosterhuis) BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GTR, WP

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

PFFAS (Willcock)

PSALMS (Kreutz)

WP (Brustle)

GTR (Haas)

CBW II (Somerville)

PFAS (Haugen)

God Is My Strong Salvation ACH, CVH

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (Goemanne) G-1727

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (Nowak) G-2999

Alleluia! Sing to Jesus (Schalk) G-2368

Amazing Grace ACH, BB/MI, CBW II,

CVH, GP, GPCOMP, WCH, WOV, WP,

WS, (Proulx: G-2326)

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

Come Down, O Love Divine MSM 50-5500

Come Gracious Spirit (Haan)

AF-33-99-160

Creator Spirit, Heavenly Dove (Powell)

PPMO

Christ Sends the Spirit (Proulx)

AF-11-1882

Dwelling Place (Foley) CBW II, GP

GPCOMP

Gift of Love BB/MI, GTR

Difts of the Spirit (Wilcock) BB/MI

God Chose Us in Christ (Hutmacher)

G-3101

Into Our Hearts, O Spirit, Come PMB

Lord, Send Out Your Spirit (Lisicky)

GTR

Love Divine, All Loves Excelling BB/MI,

GPCOMP, CVH, WP

O Holy Spirit, Come to Us CVH, PMB

One in Christ (Kreutz) OCP

The Father's Love (Lole) G-4179

The Truth Will Set You Free (Englert) WS

There is Nothing Told (Wilcock) BB/MI, JS

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

BB/MI, CVH, WP

Unless a Grain of Wheat (Farrell) BB/MI

Veni, Creator Spiritus BB/MI, CVH,

PMB, WP

We Have Been Told (Haas) ACH,

BB/MI, GPCOMP, GTR, WCH

COMMUNION:

Be Thou, My Vision 332-40920, CVH,

WOV

Blest Are They (Haas) ACH, BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GTR, WW

Come to the Water (Foley) BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GP, GTR

Draw Near and Take the Body BB/MI,

CVH, WP, WW

Gift of Finest Wheat (Kreutz) ACH,

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

WCH, WP

God Is Love (Holliman) LMGM

God Is Love (Proulx) G-3010

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH,

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

WP

I Will Be the Vine (Lawton) G-4663

In the Breaking of the Bread (Hurd)

BB/MI, GTR

In the Breaking of the Bread (Ward)

WCH

Let Us Be One PMB, WCH

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

WCH, WW

One Bread, One Body (Foley) ACH,

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, WW, WCS

Thanks Be to God (Mendelssohn)

392-00653

There Is One Lord (Alstott) BB/MI, JS

This Glad Day (Palestrina) 332-40155

This Is My Body CBW II, WCH

We Are All One People (Schutte) ACH

We Are Many Parts (Haugen) BB/MI,

GTR, WCH

We Praise Thee (Vinogradoff) 362-03213

SONG OF PRAISE:

God Is Love (Rivers) ACH, CBW II

In This a Day of New Beginnings WP

Morning Has Broken BB/MI, CBW II,

CVH, GPCOMP, GTR, PMB, WCH, WP

Rejoice, the Lord Is King BB/MI,

CBW II, CVH, WP

We Praise Thee Lord and Bless Thy Name

(C. Gounod) 332-40049

CLOSING SONG:

All Shall Be Well (Foley) BB/MI,

GPCOMP, JS

Behold the Glory of God BB/MI

Easter Alleluia (Haugen) GTR

Easter Solemn Dismissal (Chant) BB/MI

Forth in the Peace of Christ CBW II,

CVH, WP

Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte)

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, GTR

God's Blessing Sends Us Forth CVH,

PMB, WCH, WS

God Is Love (Haas) GTR, BB/MI

Great Is the Lord (J. Haydn) 332-09589

Great Is the Lord (Toolan) BB/MI,

CBW II

Lord, You Give The Great Commission

BB/MI, GC, RS, WP

Lord, Send Out Your Spirit (Janco) G-3606

Lord, Send Out Your Spirit (Dameans) GP

Now Thank We All Our God ACH,

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

WCH, WOV, WP

Now the Green Blade Rises BB/MI,

CBW II, CVH, GTR, WP

O Christ, the Great Foundation CVH, WP

O Holy Spirit, by Whose Breath CBW II,

PMB, WCH, WOV, WP

Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven

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

Praise the Lord, My Soul (Foley) GP,

GPCOMP

Send Us Your Spirit (Ps. 104) PMB

Send Forth Your Spirit (Guimont) G-3684

Sent Forth by God's Blessing BB/MI,

PMB, WCH, WS

Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands)

BB/MI, GTR

Sing to the Lord (Dameans) BB/MI, GP

GPCOMP

The Living God (Temple) CBW II, PMB,

WCH

The One Same Spirit (Ward) RJ, WCH,

WS

This Is the Day (Haugen) GTR, WCH

Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones BB/MI,

CVH, PMB, WP

The Resurrection (Bell) G-4658

The Harvest of Justice (Haas) G-3582

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

We Remember, We Believe (Porter) G-4721

We Who Were Once Dead (Haas) G-3504