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July 27, 2003, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

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July 27, 2003    Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time   Cycle B
FIRST READING: 
2 Kings 4: 42-44  "They will eat, and have some left over."
 
RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
Ps. 145 "You open wide your hand, O Lord, and grant our desires."
SECOND READING: 
Eph. 4: 1-6  "There is one body, one Lord, one faith, one baptism."
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:
Lk. 7: 16 "A great prophet has appeared among us; God has visited his people."
GOSPEL: 
Jn. 6: 1-15 "He distributed as much as they wanted to those who were seated."

FOCUS: The sign of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes shows us God, the Father of All, is the source of spiritual nourishment to all. His mercy omits no one.

REFLECTION: There is only one God and He is God to all; therefore it is important that everyone is seen as equal before God. I've always said we should help a Hindu become a better Hindu, a Muslim become a better Muslim, a Catholic become a better Catholic.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta
  It would be wrong to think that since communion with God is the supreme aim of man, it will be granted only at some later time,  for instance at the end of all our labours. No, here and now it must be our constant and unceasing state. When we have no communion with God, and do not feel Him within us, we must recognize that we have turned away from our aim and from the way chosen for us. 
 Theophane the Recluse
 
There is one body, one Lord, one faith, one baptism

  A woman who was visiting my sister apologized for keeping her from her prayers. She replied, "God Himself asks us to be hospitable. To greet and serve you with love and peace, that is my prayer. And it is my joy."
Sr. M. Agnita

  Be merry, really merry. The life of the true Christian should be perpetual jubilee:a prelude to the festivals of eternity,
St. Theophane Vernard

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: The first reading and the psalm present the image of God the source of spiritual nourishment.Through Christ we receive that nourishment.
General Intercessions:
Introduction:  My dear brothers and sisters, God our Father is our origin and guide. He hears the prayers of all of us. Let us praise God, whose gifts are without measure.
For the Church of God: that we will joyfully proclaim and live our faith in Christ the eternal gift from God;
For peace and well-being of the whole world, that God's gift to us in this life will lead us to salvation in the life to come;
For our community and our families, who welcome Christ into their lives:  that we may receive  him in the poor and suffering people of this world.
   
Preface: Sixth for Sundays in Ordinary Time
Introduce the breaking of the bread by referring to the multiplication of the loaves taking place within the Eucharist.
Concluding Rite:
Prayers over the People:
 18, 19 , or 23
Faith Formation
   God is the source of all. He is over all, and through all, and in all. So how do we account for evil? Some things we may have called evil, are not. Sickness and  death are not evil. They are part of the structure of our world.  Neither is sex evil. It is a joy that carries with it heavy responsiblities.
Song suggestions
Here I Am, Lord  (Ward)  PMB,  WCH
O Bless the Lord, My Soul   (Walker)
  BB/MI
Renew Us, Lord   WCS,  WW
Seek First  (Berthier)  TAIZE II

Children's Liturgy
of the Word
  Today's Gospel teaches us that: God is compassionate;  Jesus performed miracles; God makes ordinary things extraordinary; and ordinary people who love  God, become  extraordinary. 
Song suggestion
Come, My Children   (Dameans)
  GPCOMP,  GTR
Gather Us In  (Haugen)  BB/MI,  CVH,
  GPCOMP,  GTR,  WCH,  WP
God's Holy Mountain   PMB,  WCH,  WW
August
   6 TheTransfiguration
   8 St. Dominic
  11 St. Clare
  15 The Assumption
GATHERING SONG:
Anthem  (Conry)   BB/MI,  GP,  GPCOMP,
  GTR, GC, JS
Be Thou My Vision (Cooney) G-3973
Beginning Today  (Dameans)  GPCOMP
Blessed Are the Poor  (Marchionda)  WCH
Celebration Song (Handel) G-4454
Come, Lift Your Hearts  BB/MI
Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
  BB/MI,   WP
Gather Us In  (Haugen)  BB/MI,  CVH,
  GTR,  GPCOMP,   WCH,  WP
God's Holy Mountain   PMB,  RJ,  WCH,
  WW
God Has a Plan for All (Sensmeier) G-4499
Joyful, Joyful, We Adore You   BB/MI, 
  CBW III, GC,  GPCOMP,   JS,  RS,  WP
Lord of Life, King of Glory (Grancini)
  G-2357
O the Beautiful Treasures  WP
O Blessed Are Those  (Inwood)   BB/MI,
  GTR, JS
Praise to the Lord  ACH,  BB/MI,  CVH,
  GPCOMP,  PMB,  WP
Psalm 100: The Lord Is Good (Meyer) G-
  4436
Seek First  (Berthier)  TAIZE II
Sing of the Lord's Goodness  Sands)
  BB/MI,  GTR, GC, JS
The Church's One Foundation  BB/MI,
  CBW III,  CVH,  PMB,  RJ,  WCH,  WP
The Kingdom of God  (Deiss)  GPCOMP
There Is One Lord (Alstott) BB, JS
To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King 
  BB/MI,  CBWII, CVH, WP
We Are the Light of the World   ACH, 
  BB/MI,  CVH,  PMB,  WCH
We Are Your People   (Walsh)  BB/MI, JS
What Is This Place  (Oosterhuis)   BB/MI,
  GPCOMP,  GTR,  GC, WP
When Jesus Came Preaching   CVH,  WP
Where Charity and Love Prevail  CVH,
  PMB,  GTR,  RJ,  WCH,  WP,  WW
Yahweh  (Norbet)  BB/MI,  CBW III,  GP,
  PMB,  RJ,  WCH
RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
114 SMM, Vol. 4   (Marchionda)
32 PFC   (Hughes)
55 PSALMS   (Kreutz)
MSM 80-701   (Trapp)
Psalm 145: I Will Praise Your Name
  (Smith) BB, HM
Let All Things Now Living (Davis) CCH,
  RS
Psalm 145: I will praise your name (Haas)
  CCH, GTR, GC
Psalm 145: I will praise your name
  (Guimont) CCH
You Are All We Have (O'Brien) G2, GC, RS
Psalm 145: I will praise your name for ever (Roberts) RS
PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:
As We Worship You, O Lord (Gallagher)
  G-4512
Blessed Are They  (Schutz)  G-2634
Blessed Are They  (Stanford/Marshall)
  AF-11-4627
Faith, Hope and Love   BB/MI, JS
How Shall I Sing to God? (Haas) G-3453
I Was Hungry  (Marchionda)  WCH,  WS,
  WW
I Could Not Live without You
  (Schoenfeld) G-4160
In the Shadow of Your Wings Leavitt) G-
  4302
It Is Well with My Soul (Matheny) G-2987
Let Us Be One  PMB,  WCH
Lord, to Whom Shall We Go  (Conry) JS
Lord, to Whom Shall We Go  (Englert)
  PMB,  WCH,  WW
Of the Kindness of the Lord (Proulx) G-
  3274
One Lord (Soper) BB, JS
Only In God   (Foley)  CBW III,  GP,
  GPCOMP, JS
Only This I Want  (Schutte)  BB/MI, GP,
   GPCOMP
Patience, People  (Foley)  BB, GP
Praise and Thanksgiving   WP
Psalm 89: Forever I Will Sing (Schoenbachler)BB, JS
Speak, Lord  (Ault)  GP,  GPCOMP
The Beatitudes  (Lovelace)  AF-11-1867
The Beatitudes  (D.S. York)  352-00322
When We Were Hungry   OCP
Where There Is Love   BB/MI, JS
Your Word Is a Lamp  (Englert)   PMB
Yours Is the Kingdom  (Miffleton)  WCH
 
COMMUNION:
Amazing Grace  ACH,  BB/MI,  CBW III,
  CVH,  GP,  GPCOMP,  WCH,  WOV,  WP
A Banquet is Prepared  (Kavanaugh) GP
Beatitudes   CBW III,  WP
Because the Lord Is My Shepherd
  (Walker)  BB/MI,  GTR, GC, JS
Blest Are They  (Haas)  ACH, BB/MI,
  GPCOMP,  GTR, GC
Blest Are the Pure in Heart   CBW III,
  CVH
Bread and Wine (Young) G-4066
Bread of Life  (Farrell)  BB/MI, JS
Bread to Share (Haugen) RS
Earthen Vessels  (Foley)  ACH,  BB/MI,
  GP,  GPCOMP, JS
Eat This Bread  (Berthier)  BB/MI,  GTR,
  GPCOMP,  WP,  WW
Gift of Finest Wheat  (Kreutz)  BB/MI,
  CBW III,  CVH, GPCOMP, WCH,  WP
Here I Am, Lord  (Ward)  PMB,  WCH
I Am the Bread of Life  (Toolan)  BB/MI,
  CBW III,  GTR,  GPCOMP, WCH,  WP
I Found the Treasure  (Schutte)  GPCOMP
I Want to Walk as a Child of the Light 
  GTR,  WP,  WW
Jesus, the New Covenant   (Deiss)   PMB,
  WW
Let Us Break Bread Together   ACH,
  GPCOMP,  HL-402-12104,  PMB,  WCH,
  WP,  WW
Life-Giving Bread (Manalo) G-3911
Lord, Who at Your First Eucharist  BB/MI, 
  PMB, WP,  WW
One Bread, One Body  (Foley)  BB/MI,
  GP,   GPCOMP, JS
Our Blessing Cup  (Joncas)  BB, GPCOMP,
  GP, GC, JS
Seek Ye First   (Lafferty)   BB/MI,  CBW III,
  WCH,  WP
The Broken Body (Bell) G2, GC
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
  BB/MI,  CVH,  WP, WCH
When We Eat This Bread  (Joncas)  RJ, WW
SONG OF PRAISE:
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
  CVH,  PMB
Lasting Treasure  (Miffleton)  WCH
O Jesus, Joy of Loving Hearts   BB/MI,
  CVH
Peace  (Norbet)  BB/MI,  CBW II,
 CVH,  PMB,  RJ,  WCH,  WW
Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd G-
  4132
CLOSING SONG:
Beatitudes   (Dameans)  BB/MI,  GP,
  GPCOMP, JS
Bring Forth the Kingdom  (Haugen)  GTR
Go Up to the Mountain  (Norbet)  BB, GP
How Blessed Is This Place   WP
I Am the Light of the World  (Hayakawa) 
  BB/MI,  GTR, GC, JS
I Give You a New Commandment (Aston)  
   G-4331
I've Decided to Make Jesus My Choice
  LMGM
In Christ There Is No East or West
  BB/MI,  CBW III,  CVH,  WCH, WOV,
  WP,  WW
Lord of Glory   (Manion)  BB/MI,  GP,
  GPCOMP,  GTR
Lord, to Whom Shall We Go   (Haas)  GTR
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling   BB/MI,
  GPCOMP,  CVH,  WP
Now Thank We All Our God   ACH,
  BB/MI, CBW III,  CVH,  GPCOMP,  PMB,
  WCH,  WOV,   WP,  WW
Oh, Praise the Lord, My Soul! (Anders)      
  G-3014
Praise the Lord, His Glories Show
  (Niedmann) G-4743
Rejoice in the Lord Always (Martinson)  
  G-4450
Sent Forth by God's Blessing   BB/MI,
  PMB,  WCH
Stand Up, Friends! (Haas)  G-3948
The Beatitudes  CBW III,  WP
The Kingdom of God  (Parry)  CVH,  WP
The Lord Is Near (Joncas) BB
There Is One Lord   PMB,   RJ,  WCH
There Is One Lord (Berthier) G2, GC, RS,
  WS
To Jesus Christ, Our Sovereign King 
  BB/MI,  CBW II,  CVH,  WP
We Are the Light of the World  BB/MI,   
 PMB,  RJ,  WCH
We Are Not Our Own (Lovelace) G-4561
We Are a Chosen People (Moore) G-3875

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