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September 7, 2003 Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time

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FIRST READING:

Isaiah 35: 4-7a "Be strong, fear not!"

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

Ps. 146: 7, 8-9, 9-10 "Praise the Lord, my soul!"

SECOND READING:

James 2: 1-5 "Did not God choose the poor to be heirs of the kingdom?"

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:

Matt. 4:23 "Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the kingdom and cured every disease among the people."

GOSPEL:

Mark 7: 31-37 "He makes the deaf hear and the mute speak."

 

FOCUS: Those who love God are the heirs to His Kingdom.

REFLECTION: Don't search for Jesus in far lands:he is not there. He is close to you. He is with you. Just keep the lamp burning and you will see him. Keep on filling the lamp with all these little drops of love, and you will see how sweet is the Lord you love.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Have you still preserved your state of spiritual warmth? It should be preserved. Its basis is humility. As soon as humility decreases, coolness enters... the Lord will always be there, He who creates and has created everything out of nothing. The Lord will give warmth, but we must do our part as well.

May the Lord grant you wisdom. Read holy writings, reflect upon them, and absorb all that is useful, applying it to your life and to your soul.  

Theophane the Recluse

Love God with all your heart, and you've nothing to fear; death or punishment, judgement or hell; love, when it reaches its full growth, is an unfailing passport to God's presence.

Thomas a Kempis

Jesus proclaimed the Gospel of the kingdom and cured every disease among the people.

Our Lord says in the Gospel, Love your enemies. A man really loves his enemy when he is not offended by the injury done to himself, but for love of God feels burning sorrow for the sin his enemy has brought on his own soul, and proves his love in a practical way.

St. Francis of Assisi

Drawing near to God in your mind and heart will give you power over all other movements of the soul, and power to put the enemy to shame whenever he attempts to shame you.   Theophane the Recluse

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

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Introduce the liturgy: Let the liturgy inspire us to open our hearts to the grace of God. Let us turn away from materialism and modern idolatry so that we are not distracted from true love of God. Introduce the breaking of the bread by proclaiming that this is the food that is our source of strength and grace.

SUGGESTED PREFACE/PRAYER SELECTIONS:

Preface: Sixth for Sundays in Ordinary Time

Eucharistic Prayer: Third

Prayers over the People: Sixth

or

Solemn Blessing: Fourth for Sundays in Ordinary Time

 

Faith Formation

¥ How does the church

community and the liturgy

help you to lead the kind of

life God wants you to live?

¥ What do you do to help

others lead Christian lives?

Be aware of what is being done for your salvation, the sacrifices others are making.

 

 

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Love God. Lift up your heart and love God... Doesn't that feel good!

(Inhale as you say Lift up your heart', hold it while you say slowly ÔLove God,' and exhale slowly.)

 

September

13 St. John Chrysotum

27 St. Vincent de Paul

30 St. Jerome

Suggested musical selections:

GATHERING SONG:

A Follower of Christ LMGM

Be Thou My Vision (Cooney) G-3973

Before the Sun Burned Bright (Schutte)

GP, GPCOMP

Canticle of the Sun (Haugen) ACH,

BB/MI, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, WCH

Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation

BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, GC, WCH,

WOV, WP

Draw Us to You (Jeep) G-2815

Eye Has Not Seen (Haugen) BB/MI, GC,

GTR, GPCOMP, WCH

God Who Gives to Life Its Goodness

CBW II

I Give You a New Commandment (Aston)

G-4331

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

GPCOMP, GTR

O For a Heart to Praise My God WP

Path of Life (Dameans) GPCOMP, GP, JS

Praise the Lord, O Heav'ns PMB, RJ

Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him

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

WCH, WOV, WP

Praise the Lord, His Glories Show

(Niedmann) G-4743

Rejoice in the Lord Always (Martinson)

G-4450

Seek First (Berthier) TAIZE II

Service (Ceasar) GP, GPCOMP

Sing a New Song to the Lord (Dudley-

Smith) CBW III, GC, GTR, WP

Sing Our God Together (Haas, Haugen) G-

3960

Sing to the Lord (Owens) G-4717

Sing Praise to God (Scarlatti) G-3650

Spirits Seeking Light and Beauty

(Cooney, Daigle) G-3979

We Are the Light of the World BB/MI,

GC, PMB, RJ, WCH

We Are Your People of the Night

GTR, WP

We Gather Together GC, GPCOMP, RJ,

WCH, WP, WW

We Are a Chosen People (Moore) G-3875

When We Think How Jesus Suffered

PMB

Your Word Is Lamp (Englert) PMB, RJ

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

126 SMM Vol. 4 (Marchionda)

28 PFC Vol. 1 (Reagan)

Psalm 146: I Will Praise the Lord (Farrell)

BB

Psalm 146: Bless (Praise) the Lord, O My

Soul (Smith) BB

Psalm 146: Lord, Come and Save Us

(Guimont) CCH

Psalm 146: Lord, come and save us

(Haugen) GTR, G2, GC

Psalm 146: Praise the Lord, my soul (Proulx) RS, WP

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:

Come Follow Me (16th Century Choral)

G-3028

For the Beauty of the Earth BB/MI,

CBW II, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, WCH,

WOV, WP

Here I Am, Lord (Ward) GC, PMB, WCH

I Am the Light of the World (Hayakawa)

BB/MI, GC, GTR

I Am the Vine (Miffleton) BB/MI, GC,

PMB, WCH

I Come With Joy CBW II, GC, WCH, WP

I Have Decided to Follow Jesus ACH,

LMGM

I Lift Up My Soul (Englert) AF-11-1797

I Lift Up My Soul (Manion) BB, GP4,

GP

I Sing the Almighty Power of God

BB/MI, CVH, WP, WOV

Maranatha (Schoenbachler) BB, HM, JS

O God, You Are My God (Murray)

PMB

On Eagles Wings (Joncas) BB/MI,

GTR, GP, GPCOMP, JS

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

G-3014

Only This I Want (Schutte) GC, GP,

GPCOMP

Peace Prayer (Foley) GP, CBW III,

GPCOMP, JS

Song to Jesus Christ BB/MI, GTR, JS

Walk in the Reign (Cooney) GC

We Cannot Measure How You Heal (Bell)

GC

We Shall Walk WCH, WS

Whatsoever You Do (Jabusch) BB/MI,

CBW II, GC, GP, PMB, RJ, CVH, WCH

You Are the Healing (Soper) BB, GP4

COMMUNION:

Blest are the Pure in Heart CBW III,

CVH

Earthen Vessels (Foley) BB/MI,

GP, GPCOMP

Gift of Finest Wheat (Kreutz) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, GPCOMP, PMB,

WCH, WP

Here I Am, Lord (Schutte) ACH, BB/MI,

GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, WW

I Am the Bread of Life (Englert) PMB, JS

I Am the Bread of Life (Toolan) ACH,

BB/MI, CBW III, GC, GPCOMP, GTR,

WCH, WP

I Am the Way (Englert) PMB, WCH

In Thee, O Lord, I Put My Trust (Handel)

G-4203

Jesus the Bread of Life (Brown) GP,

GPCOMP, LMGM

Mandatum Novum (Berthier) TAIZE

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

4387

Of the Kindness of the Lord (Proulx) G-

3274

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

GP

The Kingdom of God (Lovelace) G-3250

We Are Many Parts (Haugen) BB/MI, GC,

GTR, WCH

We Are Not Our Own (Lovelace) G-4561

Whatever You Do PMB

SONG OF PRAISE:

Bread of Life (Farrell) BB/MI, GC

Dwelling Place (Foley) CBW III, GC, GP,

GPCOMP

Here I Am, Lord (Ward) GC, PMB, RJ,

WW

Lord, to Whom Shall We Go PMB,

RJ, WCH

Lord, You Give the Great Commission

CVH, WCH, WP

Seek First (Berthier) TAIZE II

The Cry of the Poor (Foley) BB/MI,

GPCOMP, GTR

The Hand of the Lord (Kreutz) PSALMS

The Kingdom of the Lord (Natalie Sleeth)

To Walk Humbly with God (Marchionda)

WS

We Will Rise Again (Haas) BB/MI,

GTR

CLOSING SONG:

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

GTR, JS

Forth in Thy Name CBW III

God's Blessing Sends Us Forth PMB, RJ

God Has a Plan for All (Sensmeier) G-4499

I've Decided to Make Jesus My Choice

LMGM

Now in This Banquet (Haugen) CCH, G2,

GC

Now Thank We All Our God CBW II,

RJ, WCH, WP, WW, WOV

Out of Darkness (Walker) BB/MI, GC

Prayer for the City (Proulx) PPMO

Psalm 89 (Chapman) CBW II, PMB, WCH

Ready the Way (Hurd) BB

Seek Ye the Lord (Lovelace) AF-11-2230

Sent Forth By God's Blessing PMB,

RJ, WCH, WW

Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands)

BB/MI, GC, GTR, JS

Sing to the Mountains (Dufford) GC, GP,

CBW II, GTR, JS

Song of Blessing (Hurd) BB/MI

Stand Up, Friends! (Haas) G-3948

The Church's One Foundation ACH,

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

PMB, WCH, WP

Though the Mountains May Fall (Schutte)

BB/MI, CBW III, GC, GP, GPCOMP,

GTR,

Tree of Life (Haugen) GC, GTR

Two Fisherman GC, TWC, WP

We Are All One People (Schutte) ACH

We Remember (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI,

GC, GPCOMP, GTR, WCH

We Walk By Faith (Haugen) ACH,

BB/MI, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, GTR,

WCH, WP, WW

When We Think How Jesus Suffered

PMB

Word of God, Come Down on Earth

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

You Shall Love the Lord Your God

PMB

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