Ordinary Time C

Jun 2016

 

 

10th Sunday - Jun 5th

11th Sunday- Jun 12th

12th Sunday - Jun 19th

13th Sunday - June 26th

 


 

SUNDAY JUN 5th, 2016

 

10th Sunday

 

Greeting
May God,
who has called us to life
through the death and resurrection of Jesus,
be with you all.

Introduction and Litany of Praise
A In today’s Gospel we become part of a familiar scene, namely, people weeping over the death of a loved one. Jesus is at the center of that scene. He is the one who gives hope to us who are constantly surrounded by death. [pause]

B Death always hits hard with it comes, and no one can escape its grasp. But Jesus shows himself today to be the Lord both of life and death. For disciples of Jesus, death can no longer have any power: it is not the end but the beginning of life.

C There are many things that cause tears to fall, but without doubt the greatest ‘offender’ is death. Death brought tears to the eyes of Jesus too. But in Jesus, God visits all who mourn and gives them hope and consolation. Let us draw close to him who, at Naim, dried the tears of a widow crying for her dead son.

A,B,C

Lord Jesus, when you died for us,
you defeated death once and for all by rising from the dead:
Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you restored the sick to health and raised up the dead:
Christ, have mercy.

Lord Jesus,
you bring light to those who live in darkness and the shadow of death.
Lord, have mercy.

Opening Prayer

A Merciful God,
you showed your glory to us all
by sending your Son
to conquer the powers of death
and call us forth into life.

Break the bonds which hold us,
that we may believe and proclaim Christ,
the source of life,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. AMEN

B Lord God,
ever attentive to the cry of the lowly,
you sent your Son among us
as the prophet of your compassion,
with healing in his touch
and power in his word.

Teach us to draw near to your Son
and to join ourselves more intimately to the sufferings of his passion, so that there may shine forth in our lives
the glorious power of his resurrection.

We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. AMEN.


Introduction to the Profession of Faith

Jesus asks Martha and Mary if they really believe that he is the resurrection and the life. With them we now profess our faith as we pray:


GENERAL   INTERCESSIONS

P In prayer, we now turn to the Father who, through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus, promises eternal life to those who believe.

CM Our response is: God of life, hear our prayer.
Please repeat:

1 For the Church; (pause) that it may radiate hope in a world groaning in agony because of ethnic wars, terrorism, violation of human rights and poverty; let us pray to the Lord.

2 For those who, like the widow of Naim, are mourning the death of their loved ones; that may be strengthened by their faith in Jesus, the resurrection and the life; let us pray to the Lord.

3 For all those whose lives are being destroyed by drugs, alcohol or gambling; (pause)
that the warmth of God’s love may give them courage to overcome their addiction; let us pray to the Lord.

4 For the sick and the dying: (pause) that they may find a Martha or a Mary who will bring Jesus to them; and may their illness, like that of Lazarus, help them to see the glory of God: let us pray to the Lord.

[The Presider may add a Petition that is local / relevant]

P Father, we know that you always hear us.
Grant these petitions that we have made in the name of Jesus –
the one who raises us up to live with you for ever. AMEN.

Prayer over the Gifts
God our Father,
your Son Jesus has given meaning
to death as well as to life.
In his own body he experienced our sufferings
and died our death.
As we join him in his sacrifice,
help us to bear with him the burdens of our brothers and sisters,
that with him we may live with you forever and ever. AMEN

Invitation to the Lord’s Prayer
For the coming of God’s kingdom with its power of healing and peace, let us pray as Jesus taught the first disciples:


Deliver us Lord
Deliver us, Lord, from every evil.
Open the graves where our hearts are imprisoned,
and untie the bonds
that prevent us from witnessing
to the Spirit that dwells within us,
as we wait in hope
for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Prayer for Peace
Lord, Jesus Christ, you said to the widow of Naim:
“Do not cry”.
Look not on our sins
but on the faith of your Church,
so that we can say with Martha,
“We believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God,
the one coming into the world”
where you live for ever and ever.

Exchange of Peace
The Spirit of God dwells in us
so let us offer one another a sign of peace.

Optional Prayer to accompany the Breaking of Bread
Our Father gives us the bread from heaven
and the saving cup brimming with life and joy.
May this bread broken and cup poured
link us together in charity and peace
so that we may be living signs of the Lord’s kingdom.

Invitation to Communion
This is Jesus who says to us:
“Those who eat my body and drink my blood have eternal life,
and I will raise them up on the last day”.
Blessed are we who are invited to this banquet of life.

Prayer after Communion
God of all that lives,
your Son Jesus has reassured us in this Eucharist
that he is ‘the resurrection and the life.’
May he nourish this life within us
and give us a share in the joys
that you have prepared for those who believe
that he is the Messiah who has come into this world.
All this we ask in the name of the same Christ our Lord. AMEN

Blessing
May Jesus, who loved Martha and Mary,
pour out his love upon you. AMEN.

May Jesus, who wept at the tomb of his friend, Lazarus,
comfort you in your sorrows. AMEN.

May Jesus, who put his Spirit into your hearts,
raise you up on the last day. AMEN.

And may the God of life,
+ Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
bless you and keep you in his love. AMEN.


Dismissal
A Jesus is our life and our resurrection.
Let us go and proclaim this in word and deed.

B In the power of that faith that has healed and saved us,
go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

 

 

 SUNDAY JUN 12th, 2016


Greeting
May the mercy of God our Father,
the compassion of Jesus his Son,
and the inspiration of the Holy Spirit
be with you all.

Introduction and Litany of Praise

Option A
In today’s gospel we see a sinful woman drawing close to Jesus in trust and love to hear from him the words: ‘Your sins are forgiven, go in peace.”
Let us then approach the Lord, confident that we will find acceptance and forgiveness even though we are sinners. (pause)

Option B
Jesus welcomed sinners and sat down at table to eat and drink with them.
As we gather round the Lord’s table we are conscious of our sinfulness.
But we are even more conscious of the Lord’s welcome. (pause)
As we prepare to celebrate this Eucharist we rejoice in God’s love and
forgiveness.
(pause)

A & B
Lord Jesus, you welcome sinners and eat with them:
Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus,
you rejoice when sinners repent
and you receive them with open arms:
Christ, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you are the Good Shepherd
searching for the lost ones and leading them back to your fold:
Lord, have mercy.




Opening Prayer

Option A

Compassionate God,
you gather your people in prayer
and lavish your gifts upon us once again.


Sinners that we are,
you have repeatedly forgiven us.


Grant that our experience of your pardon
may increase our love
until it reflects your own forgiveness.

We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. AMEN.

Option B

God of mercy,
your Son traveled the roads of this broken world
surrounded by sinners.


Our sins, which are many - you have forgiven.

May we, therefore, show great love
not only to you
but to all our sisters and brothers -
sinners embraced by your love.


Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. AMEN.


Liturgy of the Word

Homily 

Credo


GENERAL  INTERCESSIONS

P Jesus received the sinful woman with great kindness and respect.
We are confident that he will receive us in the same way as we approach him with our needs.

CM Our response is: God, hear our cry for mercy.
(Please repeat)

1 For the Church throughout the world:
(pause)
that, like Jesus, she may always welcome sinners and be a constant sign of God’s love and compassion. We pray:

2 For parents: (pause)
that they may create homes where their children will know they are forgiven and loved. We pray:

3 For those who feel themselves unlovable and unforgivable. (pause)
May they come to know the love and mercy of God. We pray:

4 For ourselves: (pause)
may our experience of God’s mercy enable us to be more merciful to others. We pray:

[The Presider may add a Petition that is local / relevant]

P God of love and mercy,
may we always experience and celebrate the joy of your forgiveness
in Christ Jesus our Lord. AMEN.


Prayer over the Gifts

Compassionate Father,
your Son welcomed sinners
and ate with them at table.
May our gathering here around this table
bring us - sinners though we are -
pardon and peace.
As we break bread together
may we be reconciled with one another and with you.
Grant this through Jesus our Lord. AMEN.


The Presider has several options for the Eucharistic Prayer.

e.g. Reconciliation #1 or #2.


Invitation to the Lord’s Prayer
Asking God to forgive our many sins,
and with forgiveness towards all, we now pray:


Deliver us, Lord
Deliver us, Lord, from every evil,
and grant us peace in our day.
When in moments of weakness
we have turned away from you
let the memories of your mercy
be stronger than our feelings of guilt.
Strengthen us as we wait in joyful hope
for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.


Rite of Peace
Lord Jesus Christ,
you ate with tax-collectors and prostitutes
to show them that they too were precious to God.
Help us, your followers,
to reach out to those who are rejected by society,
so that we can all enter the kingdom of God
where you live for ever and ever.

The peace of the Lord be with you always.


Sign of Peace
Since we all share in God’s forgiveness,
let us exchange a sign of peace.

Optional Prayer to accompany the ‘Breaking of Bread’
May this bread broken and cup shared
link us together in charity and peace
so that we may be living signs of the Lord’s kingdom.

Lamb of God….


Invitation to Communion
Behold Jesus who seeks out sinners
and invites them to his supper.
Blessed are we who have been invited to this altar-table.

Lord, I am not worthy….


Prayer after Communion
God of mercy,
accept our thanks
for the love you offer us in Jesus your Son.
May we carry out with joy
your mission of reconciliation among those who are broken.
We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. AMEN.



Blessing
May God show you mercy and fill you with grace.
AMEN.

May God give you peace and a vision of glory.
AMEN.

May God move your hearts to forgive from the heart.
AMEN.

And may the compassionate God bless you,
+ Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
AMEN

Dismissal

Sinners who have been cleansed, healed and forgiven….
go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

 

 

 

12th Sunday - Jun 19th


Sign of the Cross

Greeting

May the Lord Jesus Christ
who suffered and died for us
be with you all.

Introduction and Litany of Praise

Option A   
Today’s Gospel challenges us to forsake the easy life… but to take up
our cross daily and to follow Jesus. But we often try to find a way to escape.
(pause)

Lord Jesus you are the son of Man
who had to undergo suffering for our sakes:
Lord, have mercy.
Lord Jesus, you are the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Christ, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you invite us to take up our cross and follow in your footsteps:
Lord, have mercy.


Opening Prayer

O God,
whose Son, our Messiah and Lord,
did not turn aside from the path of suffering
nor spare his disciples the prospect of rejection,
pour out your Spirit upon this assembly,
that we may abandon the security of the easy way
and follow in Christ’s footsteps towards the cross.
Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. AMEN.


GENERAL  INTERCESSIONS

P Confident that nothing in life or death can separate us from the love of our heavenly Father, we make our prayer of petition to him for the needs of the church and the world.

CM Our response is: Lord, listen to our prayer

1 For all who are persecuted because they are followers of Christ. (pause)
May they be strengthened in their resolve and comforted in their pain. We pray:

2 For all who are suffering; the poor, the sick, the handicapped, the prisoners: (pause) May they never fall into despair but experience the comfort of your personal love. We pray :

3 For those who find themselves alone in life, and those who are burdened by

financial difficulties; (pause)
that may find comfort from the Lord and support from caring people. We pray:

4 May we be constant in following our Master, even at the cost of rejection;
and may we carry one another’s crosses as together we follow the way of the Lord; We pray:

[The Presider may add a petition that is local / topical]

P Lord God, the death of your Son brought life to the world.
Help us to follow him faithfully and to carry his love to those around us. We ask this through the same Christ our Lord.

Prayer over the Gifts

Lord God,
accept the sacrifice of our lives,
that with your Son Jesus,
we may take up our cross,
die to sin
and rise to new life.
Grant this through the same Christ our Lord. AMEN.



Invitation to the Lord’s Prayer

Because we believe that Jesus is the Son of God,
we can say / pray with confidence:


Deliver Us
Deliver us, Lord
Deliver us, Lord, from every evil,
and from loving our life so much
that we may be in danger of losing it.
Protect us from all anxiety in the face of suffering
as we work in hope
for the coming in glory
of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.




Prayer for Peace
Lord, Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples:
“If any want to be my followers,
let them deny themselves,
take up their cross
and follow me.”
Forgive us for wanting an easy religion,
without any demands,
without any cost to ourselves.
And grant us the peace of your kingdom
where you live for ever and ever.


Exchange of Peace

Jesus has made our peace by his death on the cross.
Let us now greet each other in that peace.

Optional Prayer to accompany the Breaking of Bread
Father, as we break this bread,
we remember the night
when your Son passed from pain into your loving hands.
And when we eat this bread and drink this cup,
we proclaim his death until he comes in glory.

Invitation to Communion   

  This is the Lamb of God
who suffered and died for us.
He is risen from the dead
and invites us to share this meal with him.




Prayer after Communion

Lord God,
you have nourished us with the bread of life.
Send us out into the world
to bear one another’s burdens
and share each other’s joys.
May we take up our cross
and follow Jesus on the road that leads to life and glory.
All this we ask through the same Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Blessing

May you be joyful in serving others despite trials and difficulties.
AMEN.

You believe that by his dying on the cross, Jesus destroyed death forever.
May he give you everlasting life.
AMEN.

Jesus humbled himself for our sakes.
May you follow his example and share in his resurrection.
AMEN.

And may the blessing of our Gracious God + Father, Son and Holy Spirit,
descend upon you all and remain with you for ever.
AMEN.

Dismissal

The way to life is the way of the cross.
Go and follow the way Christ has marked out for you.

 

13th Sunday - June 26th


Sign of the Cross

Greeting
   
From God the Father
and the Lord Jesus Christ,
peace and love be with you.

Introduction and Litany of Praise

In today’s Gospel we see how Jesus headed resolutely for Jerusalem even though he knew that death awaited him there. In this we see how faithful he was to the task the Father had given him. Fidelity can be very costly at times.

Let us renew our promise to be faithful and courageous in living out our commitments to Jesus as we ask pardon for our past failings (pause)

Lord Jesus, you strengthen us when we are weak:
Lord, have mercy.

You give us courage when we are afraid:
Christ, have mercy.

You help us to be generous when we are tempted to think only of ourselves:
Lord, have mercy.


Opening Prayer

Option A
Sovereign God, ruler of our hearts,
you call us to fidelity and perseverance.
Keep us true to the way of your Son,
that we may leave behind all that hinders us
and, with eyes fixed on him,
walk securely on the path where he leads us.

Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. AMEN.


Option B
You call us, O God, to follow where Jesus has gone before,
without compromise or condition
and without counting the cost.
Give us strength to fulfill our commitment,
but keep us gentle and patient
toward those who choose other ways.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. AMEN.


Liturgy of the Word

Homily

Credo

GENERAL  INTERCESSIONS

P The road of discipleship is not an easy one.
Let us pray to God that we may have the courage and perseverance
to remain faithful to Jesus, as we pray:

CM Lord, be with us on our journey.
(Please repeat)

1 For our newly-elected officials: (pause)
that they may commit themselves to reconciliation so that the whole nation will work together in building a better future for all. We pray:

2 For married couples:
that they may have the grace to remain faithful to the commitments they made to one another on their wedding day. We pray:

3 For young people called to priestly and consecrated life: (pause)
that they may have the resolve of the prophets and of Jesus to persevere in their vocation. We pray:

4 For ourselves:
that at all times we may strive to keep our vision clear and our goal in focus, so that even now we may experience the inner peace that comes from being faithful. We pray:

(The Presider may wish to add a petition that is local / topical)

P Lord, grant that we who have committed ourselves to follow you,
may not keep looking back,
but may go forward in faith and hope,
and so be found worthy of your kingdom.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.


Prayer over Gifts

Lord God,
these gifts of bread and wine
are a sign of our willingness to follow your Son without conditions
on the journey of life.
Give us the Spirit of your Jesus,
so that like him,
we may make ourselves attentive to your loving will.
We ask this in the power of his name. AMEN.

Intro to the Lord’s Prayer

As disciples who seek to follow Jesus on the way to the kingdom, let us pray with faith:


Deliver Us

Deliver us, Lord, from every evil
and make us truly free for others.
Do not allow us to look back,
not even to our failures
- for you have forgotten them -
but lead us resolutely forward
in the footsteps of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Rite of Peace

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles:
“Those who find their life will lose it,
and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.”
Look not upon our lack of generosity,
look rather on the faith of the Church,
and grant us the peace and unity of your kingdom
where you live for ever and ever.

The peace of the Lord be always with you.

Sign of Peace

Jesus said:
“Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me.”
Let us extend the hand of welcome to the persons beside us.

Optional Prayer to accompany the ‘Breaking of Bread’
Jesus said:
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven.
whoever eats of this bread will live forever”
In the eating of this blessed bread,
broken for all,
- old and young,
rich and poor -
there is eternal life.

Lamb of God…

Invitation to Communion

This is the Lamb of God
who took the road that led him to the cross.
Blessed are we to be invited to eat at his banquet

Lord, I am not worthy…

Prayer after Communion

Good and generous God,
today we have been the guests of Jesus, your Son.
Help us to be to those around us
his helping hand,
his smile of welcome,
his voice of encouragement,
and his face of hope.
Grant all this through the same Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Solemn Blessing

May you see the face of Christ in everyone you meet.
AMEN.
May you love God more than anybody or anything else.
AMEN
May you always hear God’s voice whenever God calls your name.
AMEN.
And may God bless you …..

Dismissal

Option A
Our celebration is ended.
Go, take up your cross and follow Jesus.

Option B
As disciples of Jesus,
servants of the gospel
and neighbors to all in need,
go in peace to love and serve the Lord.

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