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August 17,  2003   Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time  Cycle B
FIRST READING:
Prov. 9: 1-6 "Come and eat my bread, drink the wine I have prepared."
RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
Ps. 34  "Taste and see that the Lord is good."  
SECOND READING:
Eph.  5: 15-20 "Be watchful that you may know the will of God."
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:
Jn. 6: 57 "Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood will live in me and I in him, says the Lord."
GOSPEL:
Jn. 6: 51-58 "My flesh is real food and my blood is real drink."

FOCUS: Through the sharing of this sacred meal we live in Christ and he in us. 
 
REFLECTION: As the bread, which comes from the earth, on receiving the invocation of God, is no longer common bread but Eucharist, and is then both earthly and heavenly;  so our bodies, after partaking of the Eucharist, are no longer corruptible, having the hope of the eternal resurrection.
            St.  Irenaeus
  Man's body has acquired something great through its communion and union with the Word. From being mortal it has been made immortal;  though it was a living body it has become a spiritual one;  though it was made from the earth it has passed through the gates of heaven.
St. Athanasius
 

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood will live in me and I in him, says the Lord."
  The proper effect of the Eucharist is the transformation of man into God.
St. Thomas Aquinas

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY:  Introduce the liturgy by stating that in the Eucharist become one with God.
Penitential rite: third form with sixth or seventh set of sample invocations.
General Intercessions:
Introduction: My sisters and brothers, God is present to us in the Sacred Body of Christ.  Let us offer our prayers to God, who transforms us through Christ:
• 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 those who suffer from hunger, sickness, or loneliness: that the gift of Christ's presence bring them health and peace;
• For our community and our families, who welcome Christ into their lives:  that they receive him in the poor and suffering people of this world.
   
Preface: Number one or two.
Fraction Rite Images:
Jesus, the Living Bread;
Jesus, flesh for the life of the world;
Jesus, bread come down from Heaven;
Jesus, sent from the Father.
Concluding Rite:
Prayers over the People: 18,  or 23
Faith Formation
  The Eucharist is the basis for our communal gathering, the anchor of our liturgy. It is a unique contact with God. It is a sign of our faith, our ability to believe in something that we can't fully understand. It is a symbol of our anticipation of the heavenly feast that we  will someday enjoy.
Song suggestions
God's Holy Mountain  PMB,  RJ,  WCH,
  WW
Here I Am, Lord  (Ward)  GC,  PMB,  WCH
If God Is For Us  (Foley)  GP,  GPCOMP
Lord, to Whom Shall We Go  (Joncas) 
  BB/ MI,  GP
The Bread of Rejoicing (Deiss) GP,
  GPCOMP

Children's Liturgy
of the Word
  The Eucharist gives us the strength we need to be like Christ, to live like he did with love for all.
  Teach the children to thank God for the Eucharist, and the church and priests, and their teachers,  their parents, and all God's gifts.
Song suggestions
Be Not Afraid  (Dufford)  BB/MI,
  CBW II,  GC,  GP,  GPCOMP,  GTR
Come and Let Us Drink of that New River
  CVH,  GC,  WP
Come, My Children  (Dameans)
  GPCOMP,  GTR
September
  13 St. John Chrysotum
  14 Holy Cross
  27 St. Vincent de Paul
  30 St. Jerome
GATHERING SONG:
All Who Hunger (Moore) CCH, GC
Bless the Feast BB/MI, GC
Blest Be the Lord  (Schutte)   BB/MI,
  GP,  GPCOMP,   GTR
From the Depths   BB/MI,  CBW II,  PMB
Glorify the Lord with Me   PMB,  RJ,
  WCH,  WW
I Want to Praise Your Name  (Hurd) 
  BB/MI,  GC,  GTR
I Will Trust In the Lord  LMGM
Kindness  (Miffleton)  PMB
Lead Me, Guide Me  GC,  LMGM
Lead Me, Savior  LMGM
Lord, from the Depths I Cry to You
   PMB
Lord of Life, King of Glory (Grancini)
  G-2357
Lord, to Whom Shall We Go  (Haas)   GTR
Lord, to Whom Shall We Go (Joncas)
  BB/MI,  GP,  G-3244
O Taste and See   GC,  PMB
Praise to the Lord   ACH,  BB/MI,
  CVH,  GC,  GPCOMP,   PMB,  TM,  WP,
  WW
Sing a New Song to the Lord  (Dudley-
  Smith)  CBW II,  GC,  GTR,  WCH,  WP
Sing to the Lord a Joyful Song   ACH,
   PMB,  WP
Taste and See  (Moore)  GC,  GPCOMP, 
  GTR,  WCH
The King of Love My Shepherd Is
(Kimberling) G-4480
The Kingdom of God (Lovelace) G-3250
When in Our Music God Is Glorified
  BB/MI,  CVH,  GC,  PMB, WP
RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
Taste and See  (D. Averre) 312-41565
Taste and See (Hurd) BB/MI, RS
Taste and See   (Haugen)   GTR, GC
Taste and See  (Kreutz)  BB/MI, PSALMS
Taste and See  (Talbot)  BB/MI,  JS
Taste and See (Willcock) PFFAS
Psalm 34: I Will Always Thank the Lord (Soper) BB
Psalm 34: Taste and see (Dean) BB, JS
Taste and See (Moore) CCH, GC
Psalm 34: Taste and See (Guimont) CCH
Psalm 34: I will bless the Lord (Gouin) G2
PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:
Because the Lord Is My Shepherd  
  (Walker)  BB/MI,  GTR
Be Not Afraid  (Dufford)  ACH,  BB/MI,
  CBW II,  GC,  GP,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  WC,
  WW
Help Us Accept Each Other   BB/MI,
  WP
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
  (Foley)  G-3935,  GC
I Want Jesus to Walk with Me  (Spiritual)
  312-10269
I Give You a New Commandment (Aston)  
   G-4331
I Could Not Live without You
  (Schoenfeld) G-4160
Lover of Us All (Schutte) ACH, BB, G2, GC
Lord, to Whom Shall We Go  (Conry)  GP
Lord, to Whom Shall We Go  (Englert) 
  PMB,  WCH
Lord, When You Came  (Garbarian)  CVH,
  GC 
One Lord (Soper) BB, JS
Only In God  (Foley)  CBW II,   GC,  GP,
  GPCOMP
O Taste and See  GC,   PMB,  RJ,  WW
Seek Ye First  (Lafferty)  BB/MI,  CBW II, 
  GC,  WCH,  WP
The Broken Body (Bell) G2, GC
There Is One Lord (Berthier) G2, GC, RS,
  WS
We Remember  (Haugen) ACH,  BB/MI, 
  GC,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  WCH
We Will Rise Again  (Haas) BB/MI,
  GTR
We Are Not Our Own (Lovelace) G-4561
We Are a Chosen People (Moore) G-3875
When in Our Music God Is Glorified
  (Foley)  G-3945,  GC
COMMUNION:
Psalm 116: Our Blessing Cup (Joncas) BB, G2, JS
As We Worship You, O Lord (Gallagher)
  G-4512
Be Thou My Vision (Cooney) G-3973
Bread and Wine (Young) G-4066
Bread for the World Broken  (Walker)
  BB/MI,  GC
Bread of Life  (Farrell)  BB/MI,  GC
Christ Is Our Light   (Alstott)  BB/MI
Communion Song  (Haugen)   SMM
Eat This Bread  (Berthier)  BB/MI, GC,
  GTR,  GPCOMP,  WP,  WW
Gift of Finest Wheat  (Kreutz)  ACH, 
  BB/MI,  CBW II,  CVH,  GPCOMP,   PMB,    
  WCH,  WP,  WW ,  G-3089
I Am the Bread of Life  (Toolan)  BB/MI,
  CBW II,  GC,  GTR,  GPCOMP,  WCH, 
  WP,  WW
Let Us Break Bread Together   ACH,  GC,
  GPCOMP,  HL-402-12104,  PMB,  WCH, 
  WP
Love Song  (Kreutz)   PMB,   RJ
O Bread of Life   PMB,  RJ,  WCH,  WW
Of the Kindness of the Lord (Proulx) G-
  3274
Our Blessing Cup (Hurd) BB, GTR, JS
Psalm 23: The Lord Is My Shepherd G-
  4132
Psalm 148 (Gelineau) G-2245
Share Your Bread with the Hungry (Haas)
  G-4734
Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless 
  ACH,  BB/MI,  CVH,  GC,  WCH,  WP
Taste and Touch the Lord  ACH
The Living Bread  (J.S. Bach)  WS
SONG OF PRAISE:
As On Eagles Wings  (Ambrosetti)  WLP How Can I Keep from Singing  ACH, 
  BB/MI,  GC,  GP,  GPCOMP,  GTR
I Am the Bread of Life  (Englert)  PMB
I Am the Living Bread  (Haas)   BB/MI
Litany of Comfort  (Pellegrini)  CVH
Lord, We Share In This One True Bread
  (Walker)  BB/MI
On Eagle‘s Wings  (Joncas)   BB/MI,  GC,
  GTR,  GP,  GPCOMP,  WW
Psalm 100: The Lord Is Good (Meyer) G-
  4436
Praise the Lord, His Glories Show
  (Niedmann) G-4743
Rejoice in the Lord Always (Martinson)  
  G-4450
CLOSING SONG:
All My Hope On God Is Founded
  CBW II,  WOV
Beautiful Savior  BB/MI,  WCH,  WW
Canticle of the Sun  (Haugen)   BB/MI, GC,
  GPCOMP,  GTR
Celebration Song (Handel) G-4454
Day by Day (How) G-4178
Do Not Be Afraid   (Ambrosetti)   WLP
Father, We Thank Thee  CBW II,  CVH,
  GC,  PMB,  WP
For the Fruits of this Creation  BB/MI,
   WCH,  WP
Glory and Praise to Our God  (Schutte) 
  BB/MI,  GC,  GP,  GPCOMP,  GTR
God Has a Plan for All (Sensmeier) G-4499
How Shall I Sing to God? (Haas) G-3453
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
  (Joncas)  BB/MI,  GPCOMP,  GTR
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
  CVH,   GC,  PMB
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place
  MSM 50-8700
I Will Give Thanks to You, O Lord 
  PMB,  RJ, WCH
In Praise of His Name (O'Connor)  GP,
  GTR
In Thee, O Lord, I Put My Trust (Handel)
  G-4203
In the Shadow of Your Wings Leavitt) G-
  4302
It Is Well with My Soul (Matheny) G-2987
Into Our Hearts, O Spirit, Come  PMB,
  WW
Look Beyond  (Ducote)  BB/MI,  GC,  GP, 
  GTR,  GPCOMP
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling   BB/MI,
  GC,  GPCOMP,  CVH,  WP
O Bless the Lord  (Michaels)  BB/MI
Taste and See  (Dean)   BB/MI
Oh, Praise the Lord, My Soul! (Anders)      
  G-3014
O Taste and See   (Isele)   GC,  CBW II
Sing a Joyful Song   BB/MI
Sing a New Song  (Coller)  CVH,  GC
Sing Our God Together (Haas, Haugen) G-
  3960
Sing to the Lord (Owens) G-4717
Stand Up, Friends! (Haas)  G-3948
There Is One Lord (Alstott) BB, JS
You Have Put on Christ (Dean) BB, JS