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March 20, 2005 Palm (Passion) Sunday
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GOSPEL:
Matt. 21: 1-11 "Hosanna to the Son of David: blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord."
FIRST READING:
Is. 50: 4-7 "The Lord GOD is my help, therefore I am not disgraced;
I have set my face like  flint, knowing that I shall not be put to shame."
RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
Ps. 22  "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?"
SECOND READING: 
Phil. 2: 6-11  "Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross."
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: 
Phil. 2: 6-11 "Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on the cross. Because of this God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name."  
GOSPEL: 
Lk 22: 14-23 or 23:1-49 "The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ."
FOCUS: The passion of our Lord Jesus Christ. The triumphal entry into Jerusalem paved the way for the resurrection.
scriptural topics:  triumph/passion, glory/suffering
REFLECTION:  "Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ: in all my trials and sufferings you have given me the strenth to stand firm; in your mercy you have granted me a share of eternal glory."
Irenaeus, Greek Prelat
"Consider whether the business of the world could be carried on without the figure of the cross. The sea cannot be crossed unless the sign of victory, the mast, remains upright.  Without it there would be no ploughing, nor could diggers or mechanics do their work without their cross-shaped tools. Humans are distinguished from beasts by their upright posture and the way they can extend their arms. The very nose through which we get our breath is set at right angles to the brow, fulfilling the prophet's words, ‘Our Lord Christ is the breath before our face.'"                  St. Justin Martyr
"he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross."
 
"If thou wish to reach the prefection of love, it  befits thee to set thy life in order."                St. Catherine of Siena
"Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul."
St. Teresa of Avila
APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY:  The liturgy should begin outside the church or at least at the entrance to the church with the blessing of palm branches and holy water, followed by the first gospel reading. Choir members could mix with the assembly in a gathering procession to assist  in song.  Emphasis on Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem throughout the entire liturgy would be inappropriate. The main focus today is the passion of Jesus Christ. 
Sample General Intercessions:
Introduction—My sisters and brothers, Jesus fulfilled the Father's will by giving his life on the cross.  Let us pray to God, the Father, who leads us to resurrection:
• For the world in which we live  that God may give us health and peace through the blood of Christ;
• For believers and unbelievers everywhere: that the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ may lead us to the glory of rising again;
• For the world in which we live: that God may instill within us awareness of service as the path of love;
• For our families and community:  that God give us the courage to reach out to those who need our love.
Preface: for Passion Sunday
Solemn Blessing:  See blessing for the Passion of the Lord.  
Or  Fifth solemn blessing.
Faith Formation
We are challenged in our daily lives to use the power of love over the power of exclusion and rejection. Jesus was not a fearless warrior storming Jerusalem. His strength was in love for God. 
• How does this approach to life
   run contrary to contemporary
   secular values?
 Jesus chose to give himself up to be crucified. He could have used force to rescue himself but chose submission.
• What does this theme of submis
    sion mean to you now?
Children's Liturgy
of the Word 
Imagine waiting for a great leader or famous person to arrive. What would you feel like if you saw Jesus? Jesus entered Jerusalem simply and humbly. By the standard of appearances Jesus would have been a pretty shabby hero. With no army or chariot or sign of great power he must have been quite puzzling to people. What drew them to him?
SOLEMN ENTRANCE:
Blessings on the King (Lynch) BB, S&S
Fanfare for Palm Sunday  (Proulx) G-2829
Hosanna (Haas) CCH
Hosanna for Palm Sundays (Dohms) 5718 
  WLP
Hosanna to the Son of David  ACH,  JS,
  PMB, RS, SM, WP
Hosanna to the Son of David  (Proulx)
  GC, G-4386
Hosanna to the Son of David  (Schutte)
  BB, GP2, HM, S&S
Hosanna: An Introit for Palm Sunday 
  (Rudolph)  G-3980, RS
Hosanna: Palm Sunday Processional 
  (O'Brien) G-5455, GC
Hosanna—Palm Sunday  (Berthier) TAIZE,
  WP
Let the King of Glory Come  (Joncas)
  BB/MI, GPCOMP,  JS, S&S
Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates 
  BB/MI, HM, SM, WOV,  WP
Palm Sunday Processional  (Smith) G-2461
Paschal Palm Procession  (Walker)
  BB, JS, S&S
Paschal Palm Procession  (Wilcock) BB,
  S&S
Ride On, Jesus, Ride  GC,  GTR,  RS
Ride On, O Lord and King  (Peery)
  312-40610
Shout  Hosanna Today  MSM-50-3925
Sing Hosanna! (Warner) 7224 WLP
The Children of Jerusalem   ACH, 
  BB/MI,  JS,  PMB
The Glory of Our King  CBW III, WOV
The King of Glory   (Jabusch)  ACH,
  BB/MI,  CBW III,  CVH,  GC,  GPCOMP, 
  JS,  PMB,  RS,  WCH,  WP,  W&S
The Kings Welcome  (Whitehead)
  332-14659
The Royal Banners Forward Go  BB,  JS,
  WP
Up to Jerusalem SM, WCH, W&S
RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
Psalm 22: My God, my God (Kreutz)15
  PSALMS
Psalm 22: My God, my God (Proulx) C24
  PARM
Psalm 22: My God, my God (Schoen) RS
Wood of the Cross (Alstott) BB
Psalm 22: My God, My God (Shiavone) BB
Psalm 22: My God, my God (Haugen)
  CCH, GTR, G2, RS
Psalm 22: My God, My God  (Manion) BB
Psalm 22: My God, My God (Guimont) CCH
Holy Week Response  (Isele) W3-1101
PASSION GOSPEL:
Passion according to St. John  G-2377
Chants of the Passion  (Kern)  G-1795
Passion of Our Lord  (Bertalot)
  AF-11-10275
PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:
All My Friends Have Forsaken Me
  (Palestrina)  352-00472
All That is Hidden   (Farrell)  BB/MI,  GP2,
   JS, S&S
All You Who Pass This Way  (Berthier)  JS,
  GC,  TAIZE II,  WP
At the Name of Jesus   AF-33-99-163, 
  BB/MI,  CBW III,  CVH,  JS,  WCH,  WP
Behold the Wood  (Schutte)   BB/MI,
  CBW II,  GC, G2, GPCOMP,  RS, S&S
Calvary GTR, GC
Father, Thy Will Be Done  (Reagen)  WLP
For Our Sake  (Hughes)  WLP, W&S
From My Mother's Womb (Hurd) BB, S&S
Glory to the Holy One  (Marchionda)
   PMB, W&S
I Have Loved You  (Joncas) BB, GC,  GP,
  GPCOMP,  GTR,  JS,  RS, S&S
I Put My Life In Your Hands (Haas)
  G-3949
In the Cross of Christ (Haugen) G-4838
Introductory Verse from Nightsong
  (Hughes)  WS
Jesus Christ Is Lord  (Hughes) G-2865
Jesus Christ Is Lord   (Marchionda)  WS
Jesus, Remember Me  (Berthier)  ACH,   
 GC, GPCOMP, G2, GTR, RS, TAIZE II, WP
Jesus, the Lord  (O'Connor) BB, GC,  GP, 
  GPCOMP,  JS,  RS, S&S
Lift High the Cross   BB, CBW III, CCH,
  CVH,  GC,  GPCOMP,  JS,  PMB,  RS, 
  SM,  WP
Lord, By Your Cross and Resurrection
  (Foley) BB/MI, S&S
Lord, Let Me Walk SM, WCH, W&S
O Sacred Head, Surrounded   ACH, 
  BB/MI,  CBW III,   CVH,  GC,  GPCOMP,
  JS,  PMB,  RS,  SM, WCQ, WCH,  WP
Palm Sunday Meditation (Young) G-4358
Pia Jesu (Norbet) BB/MI, S&S
The Spirit Is Willing (Berthier) LMGM,
  TAIZE
Stand Up, Friends (Wren) G2, GC
Stay with Me (Berthier) GTR, GC, G2, RS
Surely He Has Borne Our Griefs  BB, OCP The Tree of Life  (Scott)  AF-33-99-8715
The Word of Life (Bell) G2, GC
Unless a Grain of Wheat  (Farrell)  BB/MI,
  GC,  JS,  RS, S&S
Were You There  ACH,  BB/MI,  CBW III,
  CVH,  GC,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  LMGM, JS, 
  RS, PMB, SM, WCH, WP
What Wondrous Love  ACH,  BB/MI,
  CVH,  GC,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  JS,  RS, SM,
  WCH, W&S, WP
Why Did You Ignore Me? (Bell) G-5198
COMMUNION:
All Glory, Praise, and Honor   ACH,
  BB/MI,  CBW III,  CVH,  GC,  GPCOMP, 
  JS,  PMB,  RS, SM,  W&S, WP,  G-2915
Bread of Life  (Farrell)  BB/MI, GC,S&S
Eat This Bread  (Berthier)  BB/MI,  GC, 
  GTR, GPCOMP, RS, SM, WCH, W&S, WP
Eye Has Not Seen  (Haugen)   BB/MI,  GC,
  GTR,  GPCOMP,  RS,  SM, W&S, WCH
Father, If This Cup (Dean) BB, JS, S&S
Father, If This Cup (Norbet) BB, HM, S&S
From My Mother's Womb (Hurd) BB/MI
I Am the Bread of Life  (Toolan)  ACH, 
  BB/MI,  CBW III,  GC,  GPCOMP,  GTR,
  G2, JS,  SM, S&S, WCH, W&S, WP
I Will Sing, I Will Sing GTR, G2
Lord, Let Me Walk   PMB, W&S
Lord, We Share in This One True Bread
  (Walker)  BB/MI, JS, S&S
My Life Is In Your Hands (Soper) G-4620
New Testament Canticle (Englert) WLP
New Testament Canticle   (Joncas)
  BB, GPCOMP, S&S
No Greater Love  (Joncas)  BB,  G-3140,
  GC,  GTR,  JS,  RS, S&S
No Greater Love  (Schoenbachler)  BB,
  GP2, HM,  JS, S&S
No Weight of Gold or Silver (Moore)
  CCH, G-3852
O God, For You I Long (Farrell) BB/MI,
  GP2, HM, JS, S&S
Take and Eat this Bread (O'Brien) G2, GC
Take and Eat (Joncas) CCH, G2, GC
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy 
  BB/MI,  CVH,  GC,  JS,  RS,  WP
We Remember  (Haugen)  ACH,  BB/MI,
  G2, GC, GPCOMP,  GTR,  RS, W&S, WCH
You Are Our  Living Bread  (Joncas)  GC,
  GPCOMP, JS, S&S, RS
SONG OF PRAISE:
A Grain of Wheat  (Reagen)  CCH, G-3105
Creator of the Stars of Night BB, CCH, GC
Gift of Love   BB,  GTR,  JS, S&S
O Lord, with Wondrous Mystery  
  CVH,  PMB,  WCH,  WS
CLOSING SONG:
Adoramus Te Christe  (Haugen)  GC,  GTR,
  G2, RS
Adoramus Te (Joncas) CCH, G-4884, GC
All Glory Be to Jesus  (Dudley-Smith,
  Honore)  WS, W&S
All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name 
  ACH,  BB/MI, CBW III, CCH,  CVH,  GC,       
  GPCOMP,  JS, LMGM,  PMB,  RS,  WCH,   
  WP
Creator of the Stars of Night BB, HM
Crown Him with Many Crowns   BB/MI,
  CBW III,  CVH,  GC,  GPCOMP,  JS,  PMB,
  RS,  WCH, WOV,  WP
Crucem tuam / O Lord, Your Cross GC
For the Life of the World (Haas) G2, GC
I Will Not Die  (Conry)  BB/MI, GC, GTR,
  JS, RS, S&S
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross  LMGM
Lift Up Your Heads, O Mighty Gates 
  BB/MI, WP
No Greater Love  (Joncas)  BB,  G-3140,
  GC,  GTR,  JS,  RS, S&S
Nada Te Turbe / Nothing Can Trouble
  (Berthier) G2, GC, RS
O Cross of Christ  CBW III,  CVH,  PMB
O Cross Our Only Hope  (T.L. de Victoria)
  362-03130
Stay Here and Keep Watch (Berthier) GTR, 
  G2, GC
Soul of My Savior  BB/MI, CVH, HM, JS
Take Up Your Cross   BB,  CBW III, CCH,
  CVH,  GC,  JS,  PMB,  RS, SM,  WP
The Cross of Jesus (O'Brien)  G-4517, RS
There Is No Greater Love  GTR,  RS
Tree of Life  (Haugen) GC,  GTR,  RS
Were You There  ACH,  BB/MI,  CBW III,
  CVH,  GC,  GPCOMP,  GTR,  JS,  RS, 
  PMB,  WP
When I Behold the Wondrous Cross
  BB,   PMB,  CBW III,   CVH,  WCH, 
  SM, W&S, WCH,  WP
When in Our Music God Is Glorified BB,
  GC, WP
(or Silence)

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