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September 29, 2002, 26th Sunday in O.T.
FIRST READING:
Ezek. 18: 25-28 "When the sinner decides to turn against his sinfulness, he deserves to live."
RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
Ps. 25 "Remember your mercy, Lord."

SECOND READING:  
Phil. 2: 1-11 "In your minds be as Christ Jesus."

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION:
Jn. 10: 27  "My sheep listen to my voice, says the Lord; I know them, and they follow me."

GOSPEL:  Mt. 21: 28-32
"He went out moved by regret.  The tax collectors and prostitutes will precede you into the kingdom of God."


FOCUS: The worshipping community consists of those who do the will of the God, rather than those who call themselves Christians.  


REFLECTION: Your laziness in spiritual occupations arises from the enthusiasm with which you have taken upon physical work.  Do not be too much carried away by your work, otherwise your head will become confused.  And if your head is confused, your heart will become confused as well .    Theophane the Recluse


If you could but realize what a difference  it makes,  a life well lived, the peace of mind it would bring you, the encouragement it would give to others, I can't help thinking you would be more deeply concerned about your progress in the spiritual life. St. Thomas a Kempis
God has not called his servants to a mediocre, ordinary life, but rather to the perfection of a sublime holiness since he said to his disciples: "Be ye perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect."      Bl. Henry Suso


  There is much suffering in the world... Some suffer from hunger, from homelessness, from all kinds of diseases. But the greatest suffering is being lonely, feeling unloved, having no one. I have come more and more to realize that it is being unwanted that is the worst disease that any human being can ever experience.
Mother Teresa of  Calcutta


APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Introduction to the Liturgy: The parable of the two sons calls us to evaluate the sincerity of our commitments.  
Sample  General Intercessions:
Introduction:  Gathered together in Christ as sisters and brothers, let us call to  mind God's many blessings and ask him to hear the prayers which he himself inspires us to ask:
For the holy Church of God: that the Lord guide it and protect it;
For all peoples of the world: that the Lord unite us in peace and harmony;
For all our sisters and brothers in need:  that we may assist them;
For ourselves and our community: that our lives are acceptable to Our Lord.

Consider using an alternate response for the general intercession.  One such response, drawn from today's psalm is, "Remember your mercy, Lord."   

Preface: Seventh  for Sundays in Ordinary Time


Introduce the breaking of the bread by stating that this bread is the food that opens us to a change of heart.

Concluding Rite:
Prayers over the People: Sixth, fifteenth or seventeenth.


Faith Formation
  This is a hard parable to understand. Translation and time have taken their toll on the meaning of the metaphor. Looking beyond these constraints, we see that Jesus wanted to tell us to get out in the fields and work for God who is love. The fields here refers to our families and communities. In all our relationships, let us be humble and loving. Let us put the interests of others before our own. Our attitude must be Christ's:  we must love everyone, even prostitutes and tax collectors.
   How could you be more merciful? (See quote from Mother Teresa above.)

Song suggestions:
How Can I Be a Friend WCH
Where Charity and Love Prevail  BB/MI,
  CVH, GTR  PMB, WCH, WP


Children's Liturgy of the Word
  Jesus warns us that it is not enough to say that we will do something; we must actually do it. It is not enough to say we are Christians. We must really love everyone. We must be merciful. We must be like Christ
  How can we be more merciful? What does it mean, to be merciful?

Song suggestions:
Whatsoever You Do  (Jabusch)  ACH,  
  BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GP, PMB,  WCH
Abba! Father!  (Landry)  GP, GPCOMP
Here I Am, Lord (Schutte) ACH,  BB/MI,
  GP,  GPCOMP,  GTR, SM, WW

Suggested  musical  selections:GATHERING SONG:
All People That on Earth Do Dwell
  BB/MI,  CBW III,  GC,  GPCOMP,  JS,  
  PMB,  RS,  WCH,  WOV,  WP
All That is Hidden  (Farrell)   BB/MI,  JS
Alleluia, People of God (Deiss) 176 GP
At the Name of Jesus   BB/MI,  CBW II,
   CVH, WCH,  WP
Canticle of the Sun  (Haugen)  ACH,  
  BB/MI,  CBW III, GC,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  
  RS,  WCH
Change Our Hearts (Cooney)  BB/MI,   
  GPCOMP,  JS
For the Life of the World (Haas) G2-575
Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte)  
  BB/MI, GP,  GPCOMP,  GTR, GC
Hold Me in Life  (Huijbers, Oosterhuis)   
  BB/MI,  CBW III,  GTR,  JS
Jesus Is Life  (Landry)  GP, HM, JS
Kingdom Come!  BB/MI, HM
Lead Me, Guide Me 168 LMGM
Lead Me, Lord (Haas)  BB/MI, JS
Let Us Be One  PMB,  WCH
Let Us Go to the Altar (Schutte) BB/MI,
  GP2, JS
Lord, You Have Come  BB/MI
My Soul in Stillness Waits (Haugen) CCH-23, G-137 GC-328, RS-495  
Praise to the Lord   ACH, BB,  CVH,
  GPCOMP, PMB,  WP
Out of Darkness (Walker)  BB/MI,  GC,   JS
That All Be One   CBWI II,  PMB
There Is One Lord (Berthier) 657 WP
You Are the Way CVH, WCH
Yours Is the Kingdom  (Miffleton) WCH

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
Psalm 25: To You, O Lord (Soper) BB
Psalm 25: To you, O Lord (Joncas) BB, G-22, 247 GPCOMP
Psalm 25 (Isele) W3-1078
Psalm 25: Teach me your ways, O Lord (Proulx) W3R-877
Psalm 25: Remember your mercies, O Lord (Joncas) W3R-945
Psalm 25: To you, O Lord (Guimont) CCH-479, RS-51
Psalm 25: No One who Waits (Guimont) CCH-767 4
Psalm 25: Teach me your ways (Haas) G2-33 2, RS-54 2
To You, O God, I Lift Up My Soul (Hurd) BB
To You, O Lord (Alstott) BB
8 PFAS (Chepponis)
8 PFAS (Haugen)
55 PSALMS (Kreutz)
80 PFCY, vol. 1 (Haas)
130 SMM, vol. 3 (Duncan IV)
2 PSALMBOOK (Manion)
4 PFCY, vol. 1 (Haugen)
342-40114 (C. Ives)

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:
Christ Is Here (Walker)  JS
Grant Us, Lord Thy Mercy (F. Schubert)
  312-41546
Here I Am, Lord  (Ward)   JS,  GC,  PMB,
  RS,  WCH,  WS
Here I Am, Lord  (Chepponis)  G-3292
I Have Loved You  (Joncas)  GC,  GP,
  GPCOMP,  GTR,  JS,  RS
I Lift Up My Soul  (Manion)  GP,
  GPCOMP,  JS
Jesus,  the Lord  (O'Connor)  CBW III, GC,  
  GP, GPCOMP,  JS,  RS
Justice Shall Flourish (Marchionda)
  WCH, 7693 WS, WW
Lord, Give Sucess to Our Work (Chepponis) WW
Lord, Let Us See Your Kindness GTR
Lord, Who at Your First Eucharist  BB/MI,
  CBW III,  JS,  PMB,  WP
New Testament Canticle (Englert)
   PMB, WCH
New Testament Canticle  (Joncas)  
  GPCOMP
O Father, We Have Wandered 755 WP
On the Day  I Called You (Cooney) BB/
  MI,  GP2
Remember Your Love  (Dameans)  BB/MI,
  GC,  GP,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  RS
Seek Ye First (Lafferty)   BB/MI, CBW III,  
   WCH,  WP
The Cry of the Poor (Foley) BB/MI,  GC
  GP,   GPCOMP,  GTR
The Love of God (Currie) G-3023
We Are All One People (Schutte) 617 ACH
Whatever You Do  667 PMB
Whatsoever You Do   (Jabusch)   ACH,  
  BB/MI, CBW II,  CVH,  GC,  GP,   JS,  
  PMB,  WCH

COMMUNION:
Abba! Father!  (Landry)   BB/MI, GP,  
  GPCOMP
Amazing Grace  ACH,  BB/MI,  CBW III,
  CVH,  GC,  GP,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  JS,  RS,
  WCH,   WOV,  WP,  WS,  (Proulx: G-2326)
Blest Are They  (Haas)  ACH,  BB/MI,  
  CBW III,  GC, GPCOMP,  GTR,  RS
Give Thanks and Remember (Miffleton)
   PMB,  WCH
Here I Am, Lord  (Schutte)  ACH,  BB/MI,
  CBW III, GC,  GP,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  JS,  
  RS,  WW
Here I Am, Lord  (Ward)   JS,  GC,  PMB,
  RS,  WCH,  WS
How Can I Be a Friend 207 WCH
Jesus the Bread of Life (Brown)   GP,
  GPCOMP,  LMGM
Lord, We Share in This One True Bread
  (Walker)  BB/MI
Now With God at Table We Sit Down
  (Stamps) 162 CC, 102 GP [formerly "God
  And Man at Table are Sat Down"]
Remember Your Mercy, Lord BB, G-356, GC-885
Unless a Grain of Wheat (Hurd)  BB/MI,
  JS
The Cup We Bless (Wilcock) BB/MI, GP2
Where Charity and Love Prevail
  AF-11-10120,   BB/MI, CVH,  GC,  GTR,  
  PMB,  RS,  WCH,  WP
Where There Is Love  (Walker)  BB/MI
  WP
Your Love Is Finer Than Life (Haugen)
    GTR, GC
Your Love, O God, Has All the World
  Created 638 WP

SONG OF PRAISE:
Table Prayer GTR, GC, RS
Ubi Caritas (Berthier)  GTR, G-2586,
  TAIZE II,  WP
Unless a Grain of Wheat (Farrell)  BB/MI,
  JS
Where There Is Charity  (Marchionda)
  7949 WS
Where There Is Love  (Hughes) G-2555

CLOSING SONG:
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name
  ACH,  BB/MI,  CVH,  GC, GPCOMP,  JS,         PMB,  RS,  WCH,  WP
All of You Are One (Willcock) 690 PMB
All That I Counted as Grain 295 GTR
All My Days  (Schutte)  BB/MI,  GP,
  GPCOMP,  JS
At the Name of Jesus (Walker) BB, HM
Bring Forth the Kingdom 280 GTR
Creator of the Stars of Night BB, CCH-195, GC-337
I Will Sing of the Lord (Foley)  GP,  GTR
Let There Be Peace on Earth  ACH,  
  BB/MI,  GPCOMP,  PMB,  WCH
Lord of All Nations, Grant Me Grace
    CVH,  WCH,  WP
O Bless the Lord  (Michaels)   BB/MI,  
  CBW III, JS
O Bless the Lord, My Soul  (Walker)
   BB/MI
Path of Life  (Dameans)  GP,  GPCOMP
Rejoice, the Lord Is King   BB/MI,  
  CBW III, CVH,  WP
Sent Forth by God's Blessing  BB/MI,  
  PMB,   WCH
Servant Song (Fisher) G2-489, GC-683
Stand Up, Friends GC-478
The Kingdom of God (Deiss)
  BB/MI, GPCOMP
The Kingdom of God (Parry)   CVH, WP
There Is One Lord  (Deiss)  PMB,   WCH
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
  BB/MI,  CVH,  GC,  JS,  RS,  WP
We Are the Light of the World  ACH,  
  BB/MI,  CVH,  GC,  JS,  PMB,  WCH
We Walk By Faith (Haugen)  ACH,     
  BB/MI,  CBW III, CVH,  GC,  GPCOMP,  
  GTR,  RS, WCH,  WP,  WW