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Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle B

July 20, 2003

FIRST READING:

Jer. 23: 1-6 "The remnant of the flock I will gather to me and bring them back to their pastures."

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 23 "The Lord is my shepherd: there is nothing I shall want."

SECOND READING:

Eph. 2: 13-18 "Christ is the peace between us."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Jn 10: 27 "My sheep listen to my voice, says the Lord; I know."

GOSPEL:

Mk. 6: 30-34 "They were as sheep without a shepherd."

 

FOCUS: "and he began to teach them many things." God sent His beloved Son to us and told us to listen to him. Let us become experts on the teachings of Jesus.

 

 

REFLECTION: Invisible in his own nature he became visible in ours. Beyond our grasp, he chose to come within our grasp. Existing before time began, he began to exist at a moment in time. Incapable of suffering as God, he did not refuse to be man, capable of suffering. Immortal, he chose to be subject to the laws of death.

Leo the Great

The Christian is in the world but not of the world... His conduct, his habits of life, his way of thinking, of making choices, of evaluating things and situations... happen in the light of Christ's words, which are a message of everlasting life.

Pope John Paul II

 

"My sheep listen to my voice, says the Lord..."

Keep thyself in peace, and then thou wilt be able to bring others to peace.

Thomas Kempis

Peace like charity, begins at home.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

We must come to see that peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. We must pursue peaceful ends through peaceful means.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Introduce the liturgy by stating that, like a shepherd, the Word and Eucharist guide and nurture us that we may guide and nuture others.

Penitential rite: third form with

seventh set of sample invocations

General Intercessions:

Introduction: Gathered together in Christ, as brothers and sisters, let us recognize the voice of Christ in our lives. Let us know the teachings of Christ and let us apply them to our lives. Let us live in love.

•That pastors may lead in faith and serve in love the flock entrusted to their care by Christ the Good Shepherd;

• That the whole world may experience true peace through Christ, the only peace possible ;

• That our suffering sisters and brothers may have their sorrows turned to joy;

• That our community may have the faith and strength to bear witness to the gospel of Jesus.

Preface: Sixth preface for ordinary time.

Images from Psalm 23 could be evoked in a Lamb of God fraction rite such as: "You who lead us through the valley of darkness, you who lead us beside still waters," etc.

Concluding Rite:

Prayers over the People: Sixteenth

Faith Formation

Get a copy of the New Testament with the words of Jesus in red, so you can see exactly what he said. Study the context of his words, who was he talking to, when, what event preceded the words. Study his metaphors, what are they saying? For example, the shepherd and his flock metaphor teaches us a lot of things, one of which is that God is aware of our needs, so just get on with loving each other.

Song suggestions

Without Seeing You PMB

You Are the Voice (Haas) GPCOMP,

GTR

Children's Liturgy

of the Word

Talk about sheep and shepherds, taking the children beyond the metaphor to God's loving care for us. He knows our needs.

Song suggestions

Because the Lord Is My Shepherd

(Walker) BB/MI, GTR

Valleys of Green (Schutte) GP

Let Us Walk in the Light (Haugen) HCS

July

26 St. Anne

31 St. Ignatius Loyola

August

6 The Transfiguration

15 The Assumption

GATHERING SONG:

All the Ends of the Earth (Dufford)

BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP, JS

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

GTR, GC, JS

As We Worship You, O Lord (Gallagher)

G-4512

Christ's Church Shall Glory in His Power

CVH, WP

Come to Set Us Free (Farrell) BB/MI, GC,

GTR, JS

Gather Us In (Haugen) BB/MI, CVH,

CBW III, GTR, GPCOMP, WCH, WP

God of Peace (Willcock) BB, JS

God Will Take Care of You LMGM

I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say CVH, WP

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

GP, GPCOMP, GC, GTR, JS

My Shepherd, Lord BB/MI

Praise the Lord, His Glories Show

(Niedmann) G-4743

Rejoice in the Lord Always (Martinson)

G-4450

Shepherd of Souls Refresh and Bless

BB/MI, WCH

Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands)

BB/MI, GTR

Sing Praise to Our Creator PMB, WCH

Save Us, O Lord (Dufford) BB/MI, GP,

GPCOMP, JS

The Lord‘s My Shepherd CBW III, CVH,

RJ, WW, WOV

The King of Love, My Shepherd Is

BB/MI, CVH, WP

What Is This Place (Oosterhuis) BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GC, GTR, WP

Without Seeing You (Haas) CCH, GC

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

112 SMM Vol. 4 (Harris)

8 PFAS (Haugen)

36 PSALMS (Kreutz)

Psalm 23 BB/MI

Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd G-

4132

Psalm 23 (Conry) BB, GP2, HM

Yahweh Is My Shepherd BB, JS

Psalm 23: The Lord is my shepherd

(Guimont) CCH

Psalm 23: Shepherd me, O God (Haugen)

CCH, GC

O Christe Domine Jesu (Taize) GTR

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

Come to Me (Norbet) BB/MI, CBW III,

WCH

Day by Day (How) G-4178

Domine, Domine (Berthier) TAIZE II

Christ Is the World's Light WP

How Shall I Sing to God? (Haas) G-3453

Hosea (Norbet) CBW III, GPCOMP, RJ,

PMB, WCH

How Shall They Hear the Word of God

(Inwood) OCP

How Shall They Hear the Word of God

WP

I Believe This Is Jesus (Moore)

AF-11-0559

Jesu, Word of God Incarnate (Mozart)

312-21199

Like a Shepherd (Dufford) GP, CBW III,

GTR, GPCOMP, JS

Make Your Home In Me WCH

O Lord, We Believe (Kreutz) WS, WCS

O Lord, You Know Our Weakness PMB

Psalm of the Good Shepherd (Landry)

GP, YPGP, JS

Peace-making Man (Winter) PMB, WCH

Remember Your Love (Dameans) BB/MI,

GP, GPCOMP, GTR, GC, JS

Sing Our God Together (Haas, Haugen) G-

3960

Sing to the Lord (Owens) G-4717

To You, O Lord (Alstott) BB/MI, JS

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

(Kimberling) G-4480

The Lord Is My Shepherd (Gelineau)

CBW III, WOV

Turn to Me (Foley) BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP

We Have Been Told (Haas) ACH, BB/MI,

GC, GPCOMP, GTR, WCH

Word of God and Inward Light 312-41250

You Are the Voice (Haas) GPCOMP, GTR

COMMUNION:

A Grain of Wheat (Reagen) G-3105

Amazing Grace ACH, BB/MI, CBW II,

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

WS, WW

Because the Lord Is My Shepherd

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

Bread and Wine (Young) G-4066

Communion Song (Haugen) SMM Vol. 2

Come to Me, All Who Are Weary (Schutte)

GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS

Come to Me (Norbet) BB, HM, JS

Eat This Bread (Berthier) BB/MI, GTR,

GPCOMP, GC, RS, WP

Here I Am, Lord (Ward) PMB, WCH

I Am the Vine PMB, RJ, WCH, WW

In the Breaking of the Bread (Hurd)

BB/MI, GC, GTR

It Is Well with My Soul (Matheny) G-2987

Jesus, Bread of Life WCH

Life-Giving Bread (Manalo) G-3911

Let Us Break Bread Together ACH,

GPCOMP, HL-402-12104, PMB,

WCH, WP

Peace (Norbet) BB/MI, CBW III, CVH,

PMB, RJ, WCH

Song of All Seed (Oosterhuis) BB/MI,

GTR, CBW II, JS

Share Your Bread with the Hungry (Haas)

G-4734

Shepherd of Souls, in Love Come, Feed

Us PMB, RJ, WCH, WP, WW

The Kingdom of God (Lovelace) G-3250

Unless a Grain of Wheat (Farrell) BB/MI,

JS

Unless a Grain of Wheat (Hurd) BB/MI,

JS

We Gather Together BB/MI, CVH,

GPCOMP, RJ, WCH, WP, WW

We Remember (Haugen) BB/MI, GTR,

GPCOMP, GC, WCH

We Walk By Faith (Haugen) ACH,

BB/MI, GC, GTR, WCH, WP

SONG OF PRAISE:

Bread That Was Sown (Norbet) BB/MI,

JS, PMB, WCH

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

III, GC, GPCOMP, GP, GTR, JS

Give Thanks and Remember (Miffleton)

PMB, WCH

In the Shadow of Your Wings Leavitt) G-

4302

O Bless the Lord, My Soul (Pergolesi) G-

4387

O Christi Audi Nos (Berthier) TAIZE

Oh, Praise the Lord, My Soul! (Anders)

G-3014

See Us Lord, About Your Altar CVH,

PMB, RJ, WCH

Valleys of Green (Schutte) GP, JS

We Will Rise Again (Haas) BB/MI, GTR

We Praise You (Dameans) BB/MI, GP

GPCOMP, GTR, JS

CLOSING SONG:

Be Thou My Vision (Cooney) G-3973

Blest Be the Lord (Schutte) BB/MI,

GTR, GC, GPCOMP, GP, JS

For You Are My God (Foley) CBW III, GP

GPCOMP

Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte)

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

God Is So Good LMGM

God's Blessing Sends Us Forth CVH,

PMB, WCH

I Am the Vine (Ambrosetti) WLP

I Give You a New Commandment (Aston)

G-4331

Let Us Be One PMB, WCH

Let There Be Peace on Earth (Miller)

BB/MI, RJ, WCH, WW, YPGP

Lord of Life, King of Glory (Grancini)

G-2357

Mighty Lord (Foley) GP, GPCOMP, JS

O God Our Help in Ages Past CVH, RJ,

GPCOMP, WCH, WP

Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him

ACH, BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, PMB,

WCH, WOV, WP

The Church's One Foundation ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, GPCOMP,

PMB, WCH, WP

The God Who Sends Us Forth (Foley)

G-3933

That All Be One PMB, RJ

There's a Wideness in God's Mercy

BB/MI, CVH, WP, WW

We Are All One People (Schutte) BB/MI,

ACH, JS

Word of God, Come Down on Earth

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

Yahweh (Norbet) BB/MI, CBW III, GP

RJ, WCH

You Are All We Have (O'Brien) GC, RS