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September 15, 2002, 24th Sunday in O.T.
Sir. 27: 30:28: 7 " Forgive your neighbor's faults, and when you pray your sins will be forgiven."

 Ps. 103 "The Lord is compassion and love, slow to anger and rich in mercy.."

 Rom. 14: 7-9 "Whether alive of dead , we belong to the Lord.." Christ is Lord of the living and the dead.  

Jn. 13: 34 "I give you a new commandment: love one another as I have loved you."

GOSPEL: Mt. 18: 21-35
"I tell you to forgive not seven times but seventy times seven."        

FOCUS: "I tell you to forgive not seven times but seventy times seven." How can we expect mercy from God if we do not give mercy to our neighbor?   

REFLECTION: He who has repented travels towards the Lord... The sight of the mind becomes clear, and the spirit, beholding God, will receive from Him the power to see and drive away everything which could put it to shame before God. Yet there are many who expect to approach God merely by outer words and deeds. They never come near.    
             Theophane the Recluse

God is purity himself; nothing impure can come before him. I don't think God can hate, because God is love and he loves us inspite of our misery and sinfulness. He is a loving Father and we have only to turn to him. God cannot hate; God loves because he is love, but impurity is an obstacle to seeing God.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta

If it is true that sin in a certain sense shuts man off from God, it is likewise true that remorse for sins opens up all the greatness and majesty of God, his fatherhood above all, to man's conscience.  Pope John Paul II

APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: God's love is extraordinary and unlike ours: it is unrestricted and measureless. Infinite and eternal. Perfect. We may take refuge and rest in God's love, because we know He will forgive us our sins if we truly repent.
Penitential rite: Third form  with fourth set of sample invocations
General Intercessions:
Introduction:  My sisters and brothers, let us  pray  to God whose love and mercy are infinite:
¥  That all of us might hear the  word of God and forgive and love one another as He forgivesand loves us;
¥ÊThat all of us might find peace in God's mercy;
¥  That all of us who have grown complacent in faith might turn to God again and be reconciled with Love;
¥  That all of us who profess Jesus the Christ might receive him in everyone  throughout the world.

Preface: Sixth for Sundays in Ordinary Time
Lord's Prayer: Third suggested introduction
Prayers over the People: Second

Faith Formation
  This is the heart of Christianity. "Love one another as I have loved you." God is totally merciful.
¥ Can you  accept a totally merciful
¥ Can you be totally merciful?
  Practice loving on a daily, minute by minute, basis. Take the time to be interested in those around you. Be kind to people who may or may not be able to do you some good someday.  
Song suggestions:
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling   BB/MI,
Love One Another  (Chepponis)  GC,  GTR,
  G-2615,  RS
Misericordias Domini (W.A. Mozart) 362-
Cleanse Us, Lord  (Gregorian Chant)  ACH
Cleanse Us, O Lord  (Roff)  LMGM
Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive  CBW III,
  GC,  JS,  RS,  WCH,  WOV,  WP

Children's Liturgy of the Word
  Talk about revenge, and vengeance, and nursing a grudge. Getting even. Hatred. Hatred that collects and saves the misdeeds of others and seeks revenge for them. See how miserable it makes you to even talk about it?
  Talk about love, and being kind to all, and helping others to love, forgiving the trespasses of our friends and loved ones, and even the trespasses of those who don't  seem to  love us. Makes you happy, doesn't it, just to talk about love.
  Talk about the commandment that the Son of God gave us: Love one another as I have loved you. He didn't say pay back your enemies, He didn't say get even with bullies, He didn't even say get even with those who persecute Me. He said be merciful. He said love one another.
 Song suggestions:
Love One Another  (Chepponis)  GC,  GTR,
  G-2615,  RS
For the Beauty of the Earth   ACH,  
  JS,  PMB, WCH,  WOV,  WP

Suggested  musical  selections:

All Who Hunger GC, RS
Blessed Be God (Connolly) G-246, GC-477
Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation  
  BB/MI, CBW III,  CVH,  GC,  JS,  RS,    
City of God  (Schutte)  ACH,  BB/MI,  GC,
   GP,  GPCOMP,   GTR,  JS,  RS,  WW,  WC
Come Home (Landry) 40 GPCOMP
Come, Our Almighty King CVH,  PMB,  
Deep Down in My Soul (Haas) G2-640, GC-880
Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive  CBW III,
  GC,  JS,  RS,  WCH,  WOV,  WP
Gather Us In  (Haugen)  BB/MI, CBW III,
   CVH, GC,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  RS,  WCH,  
God of Our Fathers  CVH, PMB,
   WCH,  WP
I Long for You (Dameans) 204 GP, 105
I, the Lord (Kendzia) 109 GPCOMP
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise 566
  CVH, 118 PMB, WCH, 512 WP
Keep in Mind (Deiss) BB/MI, 69 PMB,
King of Every Nation  BB/MI
Lift Up Your Hearts  (O'Connor)  BB/MI,
  GC,  GP,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  JS,  RS
Mighty Lord (Foley) 120 GP, 162 GPCOMP
Our God Is Rich in Love (Moore) G2-464, GC-652
Our Help Is in the Name of the Lord
  (Huijbers)  BB/MI, GTR,  JS
Rejoice, People Gathered This Day  
  (Dohm)  WCH
The King of Glory (Jabusch) BB/MI,
  547 CBW II, 541 CVH, 128 GPCOMP, 2
  PMB, WCH, 501 WP, WW
Ubi Caritas 386 CVH, 598 WP
Yes, I Shall Arise  (Deiss) 166 PMB, WCH
We Gather in Worship (Moore) GC, G-3861
We Live Not for Ourselves (Huijbers) BB

Psalm 103: Bless the Lord BB
Psalm 103: The Lord Is Kind and Merciful (Dufford) BB
Psalm 103: Loving and Forgiving (Soper) BB
Psalm 103: The Lord is kind and merciful (Haugen) CCH-37 G-46 G2-89
Psalm 103: The Lord is kind (Guimont) CCH-510, RS
Psalm 103: My soul give thanks  (Proulx) GC-98
126 SMM vol. 5 (Kreutz)
936 WP (Carroll)
16 PFAS (Kreutz)
10 PFC, vol. 4 (Pica)
9 PCY (Isele)
14 PSALMS (Kreutz)

Ashes  (Conry)  BB,  GC,  GP,  GPCOMP,  
  GTR,  JS,  RS
Canticle of the Turning (Cooney) GC, RS,
For the Healing of the Nations BB/MI, RS,
God of Day and God of Darkness
  (Haugen)  BB/MI,  CBW III, GC,  GTR,   
  RS,  WCH
Parce, Domine BB, 42 PMB, WCH, 416 WP
How Can I Repay the Lord (Dean) 7119
Father of Merc y BB/MI, 409 CVH, 746
God of Mercy, God of Grace 636 CVH
Grant Us, Lord, Thy Mercy (Schubert) 312-
Hosea (Norbet) BB/MI, 482 CVH, 686
  CBW II, 262 GP, 164 PMB,  WCH
In the Abundance (Alstott)  BB/MI
In Your Love Remember Me (Kendzia)
  208 GP
Let Your Mercy Be on Us (Haugen) 25 GTR
Lord, Be With Us (Walker) BB, JS
Lord, Let Your Mercy Be Upon Us
  (Warner) WCS
Loving Father, Ever Waiting 168 PMB
No Greater Love (Schoenbachler) BB
Our Father, We Have Wandered 401 CVH,
  755 WP
Our Life and Our Song  (Conry)  GP
Remember Your Love  (Dameans)  BB/MI,
Return to Me  (Hurd)  BB/MI,  GTR,  JS
Surrender to You (Hillerbrand) 235
Turn to Me  (Foley)  BB,  GP,  GPCOMP,  JS
Ubi Caritas (Berthier) 271 GTR, G-2586,
  TAIZE II, 604 WP

Abba, Father! (Keating) 215 PMB, WCH
Amazing Grace  ACH,  BB/MI,  CBW II,
  CVH,  GC,  GP,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  JS,  RS,
  WCH,   WOV,  WP,  WS,  (Proulx: G-2326)
Born from the Gospel (Glover) G-4587
Come Unto Me (Hurd)  BB/MI, GP2, JS
Gathered Now (O'Brien) G-3772
Gift of Finest Wheat  Kreutz)  ACH,  
God and Man at Table Are Sat Down
  (Stamps) 102 GP
God Beyond All Names (Farrell) 7236
God of Mercy and Compassion 449 CVH
Great God of Mercy 746 WP
Humbly, Lord, We Worship You  BB,
Just a Closer Walk with Thee 169 PMB,
  141 WW
Like a Shepherd  (Dufford)  BB/MI,
Loving Father, Ever Waiting (Westendorf)
  PMB,. WC
Now We Remain (Haas) BB/MI,  GC,  
  GTR,  RS,  WCH,  WW
Only In God (Talbot)  BB/MI,  WW
Servant Song (Fisher, Stardust) GC, G-3730
To Be Your Bread (Haas)  BB/MI, 80  PMB
We Come to Your Altar (Brubaker) 7957
  WS, WW
We Have Been Told   (Haas)   ACH,        
Where There Is Love  (Hughes) G-2555
When We Eat This Bread  (Joncas)  BB/MI,
  JS,  PMB
You Have Looked upon the Lowly 60

By Name I Have Called You   (Landry)  
In Heavely Love Abiding (Mendelssohn)
Loving Father, Gracious God 283 GTR
Mercy's Free 59LR
Praise the Lord, My Soul (Parker) GC-554
Return to Me  (Hurd)  BB/MI,  GTR,  JS
There Is One Bread (Deiss) 658 PMB

All Praise to God Our Heavenly Father  
  (Handel) 312-41276
Amazing Grace  ACH,  BB/MI,  CBW II,
  CVH,  GC,  GP,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  JS,  RS,
  WCH,   WOV,  WP,  WS,  (Proulx: G-2326)
For the Fruits of This Creation BB/MI,   
     PMB,  RS, WCH,  WP
Glory and Praise to Our God  (Schutte)
  BB/MI,  GC,  GP,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  JS,  
Glory and Praise to You (Deiss) 192 PMB
God of Abraham  (Farrell) BB/MI, GC,  JS,  
Grant Unto Us (Pasquet) 362-01249
In Praise of His Name  (O'Connor)   
  BB/MI,  GP,  GTR,  JS
Lead Me, Guide Me 168 LMGM
Now Let Us from This Table Rise  
O Love, How Deep, How Broad (Coggin)
Out of Darkness (Walker)  BB/MI,  GC,  JS
Pues Si Vivimos / If We Are Living G2-474, GC-666, RS-727
Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands)  
  BB/ MI,  GTR, GC
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy
  BB/MI, 535 CVH, 596 WP
The King of Love, My Shepherd Is
  BB/MI, 460 CVH, 609 WP
Though the Mountains May Fall  (Schutte)  
  ACH,  BB/MI,  CBW II,  GC,  GP,  
With Our God (Joncas) 267 GPCOMP
Where Charity and Love Prevail
  AF-11-10120,   BB/MI, CVH,  GC,  GTR,  
  PMB,  RS,  WCH,  WP
You Shall Be My People (Ward) WCH,

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