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June 22, 2003, Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ

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June 22, 2003 Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ Cycle B

FIRST READING:

Ex. 24: 3-8 "This is the blood of the covenant that the Lord has made with you."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 116 "The cup of salvation I will raise: I will call on the Lord's name." or "Alleluia."

SECOND READING:

Heb. 9: 11-15 "The blood of Christ will purify our inner selves."

SEQUENCE:

"Sing forth, O Zion, sweetly sing."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Jn. 6: 51-22 "I am the living bread from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live for ever."

GOSPEL:

Mk. 14: 12-16, 22-26 "This is my body. This is my blood."

FOCUS: To participate in the Eucharist is to experience Christ among us. This is the food that gives us union with Jesus.

 

REFLECTION: I pray you, O most gentle Jesus, having redeemed me by baptism from original sin, so now by your Precious Blood, which is offered and received throughout the world, deliver me from all evils, past, present and to come. And, by your most bitter death, give me a lively faith, a firm hope, and a perfect charity, so that I may love you with all my heart, all my soul, and all my strength; make me firm and steadfast in good works and grant me oerseverance in your service so that I may be able to please you always.

St. Clare of Assisi

 

"I am the living bread from heaven, says the Lord; whoever eats this bread will live for ever."

 

Do you want to honor Christ's body? Then... do not honour him here in church by wearing silk, while you neglect him outside the church where he is cold and naked.

St. John Chrysotom

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Through the Eucharist, Jesus gives us the capacity to nourish the lives around us with love.

Introductory Rite:

The Rite of Sprinkling with Holy Water: Make a connection between the Eucharist and the covenant made between God and us at baptism. Or

Penitential Rite: Third, with sixth set of sample invocations.

General Intercessions:

Introduction: My sisters and brothers, through this common prayer, let us honor the love of Christ shown to us in the Eucharist.

For the holy Church of God: that the Lord guide and protect us.

For all the peoples of the world: that

the Lord unite us in peace and harmony;

For all our sisters and brothers in need: that the Lord strengthen us all through his body and blood;

For ourselves and our community: that we offer an acceptable sacrifice.

Emphasize the liturgy of the Eucharist through a special ritualized preparation of the Altar during the preparation of the gifts.

Preface: Second preface for the Holy Eucharist

Singing the Eucharistic prayer can further emphasize this period as the central part of our Sunday gathering. Consider using the second eucharistic prayer for children. This prayer is full of responses for the assembly and has a capacity to involve the assembly more deeply in the liturgy.

Concluding Rite:

Prayers over the People: Third or eighteenth

Faith Formation

The Eucharist gives us the grace and strength to live like Jesus told us to, with love for everyone.

Song suggestions

Praise to You, O Christ Our Savior

(Farrell) BB/MI, CBW III, GC, GTR, JS,

RS

One Bread, One Body (Foley) ACH,

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

RS, WCS, WW

Children's Liturgy of the Word

The liturgy contains the most important food of all:the Eucharist. This is the food that Jesus gave us to help us experience God.

From the time St. Clare (1193-1253) first heard St. Francis speak, she was determined to follow him to God. Later joined by her mother and her sister, she founded the Franciscan Order for women now known as the Poor Clares.

Song suggestions

I Was Hungry (Marchionada)

We Are Many Parts (Haugen)

June

29 SS Peter and Paul

30 Sacred Heart

July

11 St. Benedict

12 St. Veronica

22 St. Mary Magdalene

GATHERING SONG:

All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name

ACH, BB/MI, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS, WCH, WP

All Who Hunger G2, GC, RS

Anthem (Conry) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP, GTR

At the Lamb's High Feast We Sing

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

Bless the Feast (Hansen) BB/MI, GC

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

CBW II, GP, GPCOMP

Gather Us In (Haugen) BB/MI, CBW III,

CVH, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH,

WP

God's Holy Mountain PMB, WCH, WW

Halleluya! We Sing Your Praises G2-394,

RS-692

I Received the Living God CCH-453, GC-

851, LMGM-137 RS-913, W3-735

Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All

CVH, WP

Not by Bread Alone (Reagan) G2-362

Pleni Sunt Coeli (des Pres) 352-00025

Praise to the Lord ACH, BB, CBW III,

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

O Lord, with Wondrous Mystery

CVH, PMB, WCH

Remember Your Love (Dameans)

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, GTR

Shepherd of Souls BB, CCH-447

Song of Gathering GC, GTR

The Living Bread of God G2, GC

The Lord Jesus (Norbet) BB/MI, CBW II,

GP

Though the Mountains May Fall (Schutte)

ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, GC, GP,

GPCOMP, GTR, JS, WC, WW

You Are Our Living Bread (Joncas)

GPCOMP

What Is This Place (Oosterhuis) BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GTR, WP

When in Our Music God Is Glorified BB,

GC, HM, RS, WP

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Our Blessing Cup (Hurd) BB, JS

Psalm 116: In the Presence of God (Kenzia)

BB, HM

Psalm 116: Our Blessing Cup (Guimont)

CCH, PFCY

Psalm 116: Our Blessing Cup (Haugen)

GTR, G2, GC, RS

Our Blessing Cup (Joncas) BB/MI, GC,

GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS

Psalm 116: Our blessing cup (Haas) GC

CORPUS CHRISTI SEQUENCE:

Ave Verum Corpus (Byrd) G-2046,

392-00025

Ave Verum Corpus (Faure) G-4563

Ave Verum (Saint-Saens) 362-41392

Ave Verum Corpus (des Pres) G-1533

Ave Verum Corpus (Giles) PPMO

Very Bread (Currie) G-2422

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

Because the Lord Is My Shepherd

(Walker) BB/MI, GTR, GC, HM, JS

Behold the Lamb (Willett) BB/MI, GTR

Come, Enjoy God's Festive Springtime

(Telemann) 11-2443

Come To Us (Cooney) G2, GC, GPCOMP

Earthen Vessels (Foley) ACH, BB/MI,

GP, GPCOMP

For Us to Live (Norbet) BB, GP

God with Hidden Majesty RS, WP

How Firm a Foundation ACH, CVH, WP

I Was Hungry (Marchionda) WCH

In Christ There Is a Table Set G2, GC, RS

Let Us Be One PMB, WCH

Look Beyond (Ducote) BB/MI, GP,

GTR, GPCOMP, YPGP, GC

Lord, to Whom Shall We Go (Joncas)

BB/MI, GP

Manna in the Wilderness (Englert) G-2107

Priestly People (Deiss) PMB, WCH

Seed, Scattered and Sown (Feiten)

BB/MI, GTR

Shepherd of Our Hearts (Chepponis)

G2-598, G-1396

Shepherd of Sheep (Pasquet) 362-00515

Taste and See (Moore) GPCOMP,

GTR, WCH

We Are Many Parts (Haugen) BB/MI,

GC, GTR, RS, WCH

We Remember (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI,

GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH

COMMUNION:

Behold the Tabernacle of God (Powell)

11-2103

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

GC, JS

Bread of the World BB/MI, CVH,

WOV

Bread to Share RS

Draw Near and Take the Body BB, CVH,

JS, WP, WW

Gift of Finest Wheat Kreutz) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW II, CBW III, CVH,

GPCOMP, JS, PMB, WCH, WP

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan)

ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, GPCOMP,

GTR, WCH, WP, WW

I Am the Bread of Life (Englert) PMB,

WW

I Am the Bread of Life / Yo Soy el Pan de

Vida GC-828, G2, RS

I Am the Living Bread (Haas) BB/MI,

CBW III, JS

Jesus, Our Living Bread WCH

Let Us Break Bread Together ACH,

GPCOMP, PMB, WCH, WP, WW

O Bread of Life PMB, WCH

O Living Bread from Heaven (Englert)

G-2667

O Living Bread from Heaven (Matheny)

G-2960

Only This I Want (Schutte) CBW III, GC,

GP, GPCOMP

O Sacrum Convivium (McMillan) PPMO

One Bread, One Body (Foley) ACH,

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

RS, WCS, WW

Pan De Vida (Hurd) BB/MI

Panis Angelicus CVH, WCH,

332-13651

Song of the Lord's Supper GTR

Take and Eat this Bread (O'Brien) G2, GC

This Is My Body CBW II, WCH

The Bread is One (Peloquin) G-1396

We, the Body of Christ (Hillebrand)

GPCOMP

When We Eat This Bread (Joncas)

BB/MI, PMB, WW

SONG OF PRAISE:

Jesus, Bread of Life (Marchionda)

WCH, WW

Now We Remain GTR, G2, GC, RS

O Bone Jesu (Palestrina) 332-14207

See Us, Lord, about Your Altar ACH,

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

Song of Thanksgiving (Joncas) BB/MI,

GPCOMP

Taste and See (Averre) 312-41565

That There May Be Bread (Norbet)

BB/MI, GP

Ubi Caritas CVH, WP, 312-41253

Ubi Caritas (Berthier) GTR, G-2586,

TAIZE II, WP

CLOSING SONG:

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

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

WCH, WOV

Draw Us in the Spirit's Tether RS. WP

Glorify the Lord with Me (Deiss)

PMB, WCH, WW

Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte)

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

RS

God, Our God of Distant Ages PMB,

WCH, WW

Hold Me in Life (Huijbers, Oosterhuis)

BB/MI, CBW II, GTR, JS

I Am the Vine (Miffleton) PMB,

WCH, WW

I Will Not Die (Conry) BB/MI, GTR

I Want to Praise Your Name (Hurd)

BB/MI, GTR

In Christ There Is No East or West

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

JS, RS, PMB, WCH, WOV, WP

Jesus, the New Covenant (Deiss) PMB,

WW

Lift High the Cross BB/MI, CBW II,

CVH, GPCOMP, PMB, WCH, WP, WW

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

GP, GPCOMP, GTR

Now In This Banquet GTR, G2, GC, RS

Now Thank We All Our God ACH,

BB, CBW III, CVH, GC, JS, RS

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

GTR, RS, WCH, WW

Praise to You, O Christ Our Savior

(Farrell) BB/MI, CBW III, GC, GTR, JS,

RS

Sent Forth by God's Blessing BB/MI,

PMB, WCH

Stewards of Earth PMB, WCH, WW