Ordinary Time C

Nov 2016

 

 

32nd Sunday - Nov 6th

33rd Sunday- Nov 13th

34th Sunday - Nov 20th

35th Sunday - Nov 27th

 


 

32nd Sunday - Nov 6th

 

Greeting
Blessed be the Lord God,
the God of the living and the dead.
May the life-giving Spirit be with you all.

Introduction and Litany of Praise
The liturgy today assures us that there is life after death.
Life is not a journey to nowhere;
it is a journey to a new heaven and a new earth.
So our hope rests not on human wisdom
but on the word and power of God. (pause)

Lord Jesus, sometimes we live as if there is no afterlife,
caught up as we are in earthly concerns:
Lord, have mercy.

You have gone ahead of us to prepare a place for us:
Christ, have mercy.

You want us to be people of the resurrection,
who raise up the downcast and downtrodden:
Lord, have mercy.

Opening Prayer
A God of all the living,
in the resurrection of Christ Jesus
you have given us the life
which even death cannot destroy.


Remember your unshakable promise
and strengthen us to live in this world
as your new creation.

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.

B God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob,
God of all the living,
we come to you in faith,
longing to be transformed in Christ
as children of the resurrection.

Work in our times the wonders of your grace,
so that the whole world may see
that those cast down are being raised up,
and all creation is moving toward fulfillment
through the One who is the beginning and end of all,
your Son who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. AMEN.


GENERAL   INTERCESSIONS
P Our God is a God not of the dead but of the living. We pray to God for everything that makes life valuable and meaningful.

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

1 That those who enjoy the pleasures of life, as if there is no other life beyond this one, may set their hopes on the heavenly treasures which alone give true and lasting happiness. We pray in faith:

2 That all suffering and dying people may share in our faith in the Risen Lord,
and find strength in the knowledge that God loves them in life and beyond death.
We pray in faith:

3 That all those persecuted for the Lord’s name may stand firm in their hope
and come to inherit eternal life. We pray in faith:

4 For our relatives and friends, and for all who have gone to their rest in the hope of rising again. We pray in faith:

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

P God of Jesus,
God of the Apostles and Saints,
God of our ancestors and all our beloved ones,
keep us all in your love, now and for ever. AMEN

Prayer over the Gifts
Creator of all that lives
we come before you with the gifts that you have given us;
bread and wine, food and drink,
symbols of life and joy.

May they become for us
the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ
who lives with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. AMEN.

Invitation to the Lord’s Prayer
Let us proclaim our faith and hope in our risen Lord
as we pray:

Deliver us Lord
Deliver us, Lord, from every evil
and grant your peace to those who have died
in the hope of living in your everlasting peace.
Free us from the fear of death,
as we wait in joyful hope
for our own resurrection and the fullness of life
with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Prayer for Peace
Lord Jesus Christ, you said:
‘God is not the God of the dead, but of the living;
for to him, all of them are alive.’
Look not on our sins,
but on the faith of your Church,
and grant us the peace and unity of your kingdom,
where you live for ever and ever.


Exchange of Peace
Everything else will pass away but love will remain forever.
Let us give one another a sign of Christian love.

Optional Prayer to accompany the Breaking of Bread
The bread we now break is the Lord’s blessed bread
divided into many pieces
so that we may share and live in his life.
For in the partaking of this bread,
we partake of his promise of life - everlasting.

Invitation to Communion
This is the BREAD come down from heaven; [holds up BREAD]
whoever eats of it will never die.

This is the CUP of eternal life: [holds up CUP]
whoever drinks of it will live for ever.


Prayer after Communion
God of the living,
you want us to live even beyond death.

You have shown us that life is meaningful,
that death is not the end
but a completely new beginning.

Strengthened by the Eucharist we have just received
may we share our hope with those for whom life makes little sense.
We make our prayer through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Blessing(based on 1st and 2nd Readings)
May the God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac,
and the God of Jacob bless you. AMEN.

May the Lord Jesus Christ comfort your hearts
and strengthen you in every good work and word. AMEN.

May the Lord who is faithful,
strengthen and guard you from the evil one. AMEN

And may the blessing of God,
+ the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit,
come down upon you and remain with you for ever. AMEN.

Dismissal
The Mass is ended.
Go and show your gratitude to God
by loving and serving your sisters and brothers.

 

 

33rd Sunday- Nov 13th


Greeting
Blessed be the Lord Jesus
who is, who was, and who is to come.
May his grace and peace be with you.


Introduction and Litany of Praise
Down through the ages there have been “prophets of doom”.
They are people who are so scared by the problems of their time
that they think the end of the world is near. (pause)

But the message of today’s liturgy is clear:
Don’t be afraid;
keep trusting in God;
be a steadfast Christian;
live as people of hope. (pause)

Let us ask Jesus, our Lord here among us, to fill us with trust and hope. (pause)

Lord Jesus, we should not fear;
You bring us pardon and peace and hope:
Lord, have mercy.

Christ Jesus, we seek your face;
You will never desert us:
Christ, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, we trust in you,
in your strength and your love:
Lord, have mercy.


Opening Prayer
A Lord God of all the ages,
the One who is, who was, and who is to come,
stir up within us a longing for your kingdom,
steady our hearts in time of trial,
and grant us patient endurance
until the sun of justice dawns.

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.

B O God, the beginning and the end of all things,
you fashion all humanity
into a living temple for your Son.

Through all of this life’s changes,
its joys and its sorrows,
may we hold fast the hope of your kingdom,
certain that by our patient endurance
we will come to possess eternal life.

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.


GENERAL  INTERCESSIONS
P We are pledged to pray at all times and be steadfast in our faith.
Now let us pray for one another that the Lord will find us ready when he comes.

CM Our response is: Lord, save us.
Please repeat:

POF From the prophets of doom who mislead themselves and those who follow them, we pray for protection:
A Lord, save us.

POF From wars between nations and from civil strife,
we pray for protection:
A Lord, save us.

POF From catastrophes that kill; from earthquakes, typhoons and epidemics,
we pray for protection:
A Lord, save us.

POF From the evils of globalization and rampant consumerism,
we pray for protection:
A Lord, save us.

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

P Creator God, our future lies in you alone.
Help us to go on working quietly for the spread of your kingdom so that your name may be blessed through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.


Prayer over the Gifts
Lord God,
accept this bread and wine
as signs that we are committed
to build up your kingdom in our world.

Grant that all who suffer persecution
because of their faithful service to you
may gladly unite their sufferings
to the sacrifice of Christ your Son,
and know that their names are written in heaven.
We ask this through the same Christ our Lord. AMEN.


Invitation to the Lord’s Prayer
With the fullest trust we pray to God our Father
that when our faith is tested we may be delivered from the Evil One:


Deliver us Lord
Deliver us, Lord, from every evil,
and grant us peace in our day.
In your mercy keep us free
from the destructive forces of nature,
and from the exploitation of our planet,
as we wait in joyful hope
for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.




Prayer for Peace
Jesus said:
“Nation will rise against nation,
and kingdom against kingdom.”

Lord, grant that the world may turn away from terrorism and war,
so that all of God’s children may enjoy the peace of your kingdom
where you live for ever and ever.


Sign of Peace
‘Blessed are the peacemakers:
they shall be called children of God.’
We meet in the name of Christ and we share his peace.


Optional Prayer to accompany the Breaking of Bread
The bread we now break is the Lord’s blessed bread
divided into many pieces
so that we may share and live in his life.
For in the partaking of this bread,
we partake of his promise of life - everlasting.


Invitation to Communion
This is the Lamb of God.
Every time that we eat this bread and drink this cup,
we proclaim the death of the Lord
and our hope in his coming in glory.


Prayer after Communion
By the power of this sacrament, Lord God,
confirm your servants in the truth
and enable your faithful who suffer persecution
to depend upon the eloquence and the wisdom of Jesus.


Enable us, in the midst of our sufferings,
to glory in the name of Christ
who is our Lord for ever and ever. AMEN.

Blessing
May the Lord bless you
with a faith that endures,
and a love that never fails.
AMEN

May the Lord keep you in his care
and find you ready when he calls you to judgment.
AMEN

Through all the sufferings of this life
may you continue to believe that God reigns in our world.
AMEN

And may the God of Everlasting Life bless you,
+ the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
AMEN.

Dismissal
Go in peace, and work for the coming of the Lord.

34th Sunday - Nov 20th


Greeting
Glory and power to Jesus Christ, King of the universe!
May his kingdom of peace and love be always with you.


Introduction and Litany of Praise
A Today is special. It is the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year
and is dedicated to Christ the King.
As we hear in the gospel,
Jesus dies under the simple inscription,
“This is the King of the Jews.”
He never occupied a throne;
he did occupy a cross -
that cross is our hope. (pause)

You are the image of the unseen God:
Lord, have mercy.

You are the head of the body, the church:
Christ, have mercy.

You made peace by your death on the cross:
Lord, have mercy.

B Today, the last Sunday of the liturgical year,
we celebrate the feast of Christ the King.
Our lives are meant to bear witness to Christ’s kingdom,
but what kind of witnesses are we? (pause)

Lord Jesus, yours is a kingdom of truth and life:
Lord, have mercy.

Yours is a kingdom of holiness and grace:
Christ, have mercy.

Yours is a kingdom of justice, love and peace:
Lord, have mercy.


Opening Prayer
A Lord God,
you have anointed Jesus as the Christ -
not to rule a kingdom won by violence
but to bear witness to the truth,
not to reign in arrogance
but to serve in humility,
not to mirror this world’s powers
but to inherit a dominion that will not pass away.

We ask this through the Christ
who was, who is and who is to come,
your Son who lives with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. AMEN.

B [Based upon the 2nd Reading & Gospel - Year C]

You have rescued us, O God,
from the powers of darkness
and brought us into the kingdom of your beloved Son,
that we might share the justice and love of Christ’s reign.

Grant that we may walk in the footsteps of Jesus,
the path of obedient faith and self-sacrificing love,
laying down our lives, as he did,
for our brothers and sisters,
in the sure and certain hope
that Jesus will remember us
when he comes into his kingdom.

We ask this through the Christ
who was, who is and who is to come,
your Son who lives with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever. AMEN.


GENERAL  INTERCESSIONS
P Let us pray to God who was pleased to reconcile all things,
whether on earth or in heaven,
making peace through the blood of Christ’s cross.

CM Our response is: Lord, may your kingdom come.
Please repeat:

1 That our President and all government officials may see themselves as accountable to the King of the Universe and to his people. May they use their authority to fight corruption and to seek peace and freedom for all citizens. We pray:

2 That warlords, kidnappers and drug pushers may repent like the criminal in the Gospel so that they may not be excluded from the Lord’s kingdom. We pray:

3 On the pages of Luke’s gospel in this year of grace,
we met the little and the lowly, the outcasts and the sinners.
May they find a place of honor at our tables. We pray:

4 That Christ our King may welcome into paradise all our brothers and sisters especially those who have died recently. (pause) We pray:

The Presider may add a Petition that is relevant / local

P God our Father, you want all things to be reconciled through Jesus. Hear our prayers and grant our petitions.
This we ask through the head of the body, the church,
Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.


Prayer over the Gifts
God of mercy,
look with favor on the gifts of your people
and through the power of this sacrament
grant that we may become ever more fully
a chosen race,
a royal priesthood,
a holy nation,
a people you claim as your own.

We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Preface: Christ the King ( P 51 - Roman Sacramentary )

Father. all powerful and ever-living God,
we do well always and everywhere to give you thanks.

You anointed Jesus Christ, your only Son, with the oil of gladness,
as the eternal priest and universal king.

As priest he offered his life on the altar of the cross
and redeemed the human race
by this one perfect sacrifice of peace.

As king he claims dominion over all creation,
that he may present to you, his almighty Father,
an eternal and universal kingdom:
a kingdom of truth and life,
a kingdom of holiness and grace,
a kingdom of justice, love, and peace.

And so, with all the choirs of angels in heaven
we proclaim your glory
and join in their unending hymn of praise: Holy, Holy….


Intro to the Lord’s Prayer
In the words of Christ our King
let us pray that our Father’s kingdom may come among us:

Deliver us, Lord
Deliver us, Lord, from every evil,
and grant us your peace.
Let it be a peace based upon truth and life,
holiness and grace,
justice and love.
Help us to prepare in joy and hope
for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.




Prayer for Peace
Lord, Jesus Christ, you said to the repentant thief:
“Today, you will be with me in Paradise.”
Look not on our sins,
but on the faith of your Church.
Remember us now that you are in your kingdom
where you live for ever and ever.


Sign of Peace
Jesus has made ‘peace through the blood of his cross.’
Let us now greet each other in that peace.<


Optional Prayer to accompany the Breaking of Bread
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, the Lamb of God,
who became our peace and reconciliation
by his death on the cross.
Happy are we to be invited to his table and his kingdom.


Prayer after Communion
Lord God,
we have been refreshed with the one bread
by which you continue to renew the human family.

Grant that we may walk in the footsteps of Jesus,
ready to lay down our lives for others, as he did,
in the sure and certain hope
that he will remember us when he comes into his kingdom
and share with us the glory of Paradise.

We make our prayer through the same Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Solemn Blessing Based on the 2nd Reading
Christ has made it possible for you
to join the saints and inherit the light.
AMEN.

May you be made strong
with all the strength that comes from the glorious power of Christ.
AMEN

May he keep you from the power of darkness
so that you may come to enjoy
the place he has reserved for you in his kingdom.
AMEN

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

Dismissal
A Our celebration is ended.
Go and serve Christ our King in one another.

B In the name of Jesus Christ,
who is, who was and who is to come,
go in peace to love and serve the Lord in one another.

 

 

 

 

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