Catholic Mass for July 1, 2018: The Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By | December 27, 2019

– In the name of the Father,
the Son, and the Holy Spirit, – [Congregation] Amen. – The Lord be with you. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – My sisters and brothers,
let us call to mind our sins and so prepare
ourselves to celebrate these sacred mysteries. Oh, God, who fashioned
all things into being, Lord have mercy. – [Congregation]
Lord have mercy. – [Fr. Dresden] God, in
who’s very image we are made, Christ have mercy. – [Congregation]
Christ have mercy. – God, who changes our
mourning into dancing, Lord have mercy. – [Congregation]
Lord have mercy. – May almighty God
have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and
bring us everlasting life. – [Congregation] Amen. – Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace to
people of good will. – [Congregation] We
praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks
for your great glory. Lord, God, heavenly King,
oh, God, almighty Father, Lord Jesus Christ, only
begotten son, Lord God, lamb of God, son of the
Father, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us. You take away the
sins of the world. Receive our prayer. You are seated at the
right hand of the Father. Have mercy on us. For you alone are the holy one. You alone are the Lord. You alone are the most
high, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in the
glory of God the Father, amen. – Let us pray. Oh, God, who through
the grace of adoption chose us to be
children of light. Grant we pray that
we may not be wrapped in the darkness of air but
always be seen to stand in the bright light of truth. Through our lord Jesus
Christ, your son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. – [Congregation] Amen. – A reading from
the Book of Wisdom. God did not make death nor does He rejoice in the
destruction of the living. For He fashioned all things
that they might have being. And the creatures of
the world are wholesome. And there is not a
destructive drug among them, nor any domain of the
netherworld on Earth, for justice is undying. For God formed man
to be imperishable, the image of His own
nature, He made him. But, by the envy of the Devil, death entered the world and they who belong
to his company experience it. The Word of the Lord. – [Congregation]
Praise be to God. (peaceful piano music) ♪ I will praise you Lord ♪ ♪ For you have rescued me ♪ ♪ I will praise you Lord ♪ ♪ For you have rescued me ♪ ♪ I will extol you oh Lord ♪ ♪ For you drew me clear ♪ ♪ And did not let my
enemies rejoice over me ♪ ♪ Oh Lord you brought me
up from the netherworld ♪ ♪ You preserved me from among
those going down into the pit ♪ ♪ I will praise you Lord ♪ ♪ For you have rescued me ♪ – A reading from
the second letter of Saint Paul to
the Corinthians. “Brothers and sisters, “as you excel in every respect, “in faith, discourse, knowledge, “all earnestness, and in
the love we have for you, “may you excel in this
gracious act, also. “For you know the gracious
act of our Lord, Jesus Christ. “That though he was rich,
for your sake he became poor “so that by his poverty
you might become rich. “Not that others should have
relief while you are burdened, “but that as a
matter of equality, “your abundance at
the present time, “should supply their needs. “So that their abundance
may also supply your needs “that their may be equality “as it is written, “whoever had much
did not have more. “And whoever had little
did not have less.” The Word of the Lord. – [Congregation]
Thanks be to God. (cheerful piano music) ♪ Hallelujah hallelujah ♪ ♪ Hallelujah ♪ ♪ Hallelujah hallelujah ♪ ♪ Hallelujah ♪ – The Lord be with you. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – A reading from the holy
Gospel according the Mark. – [Congregation]
Glory to you O lord. – When Jesus had crossed
again in the boat to the other side, a large
crowd gathered around him and he stayed close to the sea. One of the synagogue officials
named Jarius came forward. Seeing him, he fell at his
feet and pleaded earnestly with him saying, “My daughter
is at the point of death. “Please, come lay your
hand on her that she may “get well and live.” He went off with him, and
a large crowd followed him and pressed upon him. There was a woman afflicted
with hemorrhages for 12 years. She had suffered greatly at
the hands of many doctors and spent all she had. Yet, she was not helped,
but only grew worse. She had heard about Jesus,
and came up behind him in the crowd and
touched his cloak. She said, “If I but touch
his cloak, I shall be cured.” Immediately her flow
of blood dried up. She felt in her body
that she was healed from her affliction. Jesus, aware at once that
power had gone out of him, turned around in
the crowd and asked, “Who has touched my clothes?” But his disciples said to
Jesus, “You see how the crowd “is pressing upon you, and
yet you asked who touched me?” And he looked around
to see who had done it. The woman, realizing
what had happened to her, approached in fear
and trembling. She fell down before Jesus
and told him the whole truth. He said to her, “Daughter,
your faith has saved you. “Go in peace and be cured
of your affliction.” While he was still speaking,
people from the synagogue officials’ house
arrived and said, “Your daughter has died. “Why trouble the
teacher any longer?” Disregarding the message
that was reported, Jesus said to the
synagogue official, “Do not be afraid,
just have faith.” He did not allow anyone
to accompany him inside except Peter, James, and
John, the brother of James. When they arrived at the house
of the synagogue official, he caught sight of a commotion. People weeping and
wailing loudly. So, he went in and said to them, “Why this commotion and weeping? “The child is not
dead, but asleep.” And they ridiculed him. Then he put them all out. He took along the child’s
father and mother, and those who were with him, and he entered the room
where the child was. He took the child by the
hand and said to her, “Tallithacoom,” which
means, “Little girl, “I say to you, arise!” The girl, a child of 12, arose immediately
and walked around. And they were utterly astounded. He gave strict orders that
no one should know this, and said that she should
be given something to eat. The Gospel of the Lord. – [Congregation] Praise
to you Lord Jesus Christ. – My friends, our Gospel passage is kind of a narrative sandwich made out of two
stories woven together. It begins how, with
a desperate father, a leader of a synagogue,
pleading to Jesus to come heal his sick daughter. And we hear how this
story is interrupted with an encounter that
Jesus had with a woman who has been ill for 12 years with a chronic
bleeding condition. And in the midst of 100
people grasping at Jesus, Jesus feels a
powerful connection. The woman believes that if
she just touches his cloak, she will be healed. And with everybody
elbowing Jesus, he asks, “Who touched me?” And in effect, the
disciples, they responded, you gotta be kidding me, Jesus. Who touched you, you’re
surrounded by this huge crowd. Everyone has their hands on you. No, the disciples, they
didn’t laugh out loud. But in a way, they don’t seem to take Jesus seriously, either. In spite of their
disbelieving comments, Jesus heals this faithful woman. Some mourners come
from the house, and they tell the father
that his daughter has died. Now, there is no point in having
Jesus to come and heal her, because she has passed away. Now, when Jesus tells the
crowd that she’s not dead, but only sleeping, they laugh at him. Right in front of everybody. So, these mourners, they don’t
take Jesus seriously, either. Why should they? They’ve all had an experience
of death in their life. They know what happens. Death is an all too frequent
and unwelcome intruder into the homes of the
young and the old alike. They knew this
little girl was dead, and so what could this
Jesus guy possibly do? Well, my friends, with God
all things are possible. And in a moment, God is about
to prove them dead wrong. So, in spite of the ridicule,
Jesus, he goes into the house and he restores the
little girl to life. The top and the bottom of
this narrative sandwich is the story of this child. And the inside is the healing
of the bleeding woman. Now, at first glance, we might think that these
two stories are unrelated. Until Mark (coughs), excuse me. At the end of this passage,
kinda almost an afterthought, he tells us, oh,
yes, by the way, this little girl,
she was 12 years old. Suddenly we sense
something more is going on. There’s more here than these
two little simple stories sandwiched together. The woman, she has
been sick for 12 years. And so, we can start looking
for other connections. Jesus, he addressed
this woman as daughter. And you might say that Jesus
turns everything upside down in the life of the afflicted,
and even in the realm of the dead to restore these
two women to the abundant life. Two needy outsiders. They become daughters of God. And the number 12 stands out
as a kind of a sign here, that there is abundant
life in Jesus. This interwoven story
clues us in that Jesus, he’s in the world
and he’s at loose, and he has this power
to restore life. Abundant life to everyone. And in the end,
those who doubt it, those how laughed, they were
left speechless and amazed. The story of Jesus
healing a dead girl and a woman who was sick, presents a simple
Gospel message: Through divine power, Jesus
is victorious over death. The fact, of course, lies
at the center of the Gospel. Because Jesus
lives, we live also. His life can be ours. A woman, good as dead, a girl, dead, both given life. Both rescued from their bondage. In these two miracles, Jesus
announces the good news of the coming of the Kingdom. The day has come for God to
gather His people to Himself. To bless him with His
presence for all eternity. Life in all of it’s fullness is our gift. Yet, the question is:
How to access this grace of life eternal? Life in all of it’s fullness. The answer is a simple one: Freedom from the
bondage of death is ours wholly through Jesus Christ. In our present,
shadowy existence, all we need to do
is to hold his hand. To trust him, to rely on Jesus so that we can
confidently proclaim, like our Psalmist, I will praise you, Lord,
for you have rescued me. I believe in one God– – [Congregation]
The Father almighty. Maker of Heaven and Earth. Of all the things
visible and invisible. I believe in one
Lord, Jesus Christ, the only begotten son of God. Born of the Father
before all ages, God from God, light from light, true God from true God. Begotten not made,
unsubstantial with the Father. Through Him all things remain. For us men and
for our salvation, He came down from Heaven
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the
Virgin Mary and become man. For our sake he was crucified
under Pontius Pilate. He suffered death and was buried and rose again on the third day in accordance with
the Scriptures. He ascended into
Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to
judge the living and the dead and his Kingdom
will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life who proceeds from the
Father and the son. Who with the Father and the
son is adored and glorified, who has spoken
through the Prophets. I believe in one holy
Catholic and Apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for
the forgiveness of sins, and I look forward to the
resurrection of the dead and the life of the
world to come, amen. – The God who seeks
not destruction, but the life of His faithful. Let us present our
prayers and petitions. – For our Pope, our Bishops, priests, deacons, and
for those who serve our church as teachers,
counselors, and volunteers, that their ministries may
touch the people they serve with compassion
and understanding. We pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – For our nation, as we
celebrate our Independence Day. That the Spirit of
God may guide us in building our nation
on the principles of liberty, equality,
and justice for all. We pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – For the sick, the dying, for those who mourn and grieve. For struggling families
and households. For those consumed
by despair and fear, that the love of
God will transform their mourning into dancing, we pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – For our parish,
that we may embrace the selfless poverty of
Jesus in order to grow rich in God’s mercy and peace. We pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – Heavenly Father,
you know our needs before we realize
them ourselves. Hear these prayers
we offer to you. We ask them through
Christ, our Lord. – [Congregation] Amen. – Amen. (peaceful piano music) Pray, my sisters and brothers, that my sacrifice and
yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father. – [Congregation] Lord, accept
the sacrifice in your name. Praise the Lord this day. For our God is good and let
us all turn from selfishness. – Oh, God, who graciously
accomplished the effects of your mysteries,
grant we pray, that the deeds by
which we serve you may be worthy of
these sacred gifts, through Christ, our Lord. – [Congregation] Amen. – The Lord be with you. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – Lift up your hearts. – [Congregation] Raise
them up to the Lord. – Let us give thanks
to the Lord, our God. – [Congregation] In
His righteousness. – It is truly right and just,
our duty and our salvation always and everywhere
to give you thanks, Father most holy, through your
beloved son, Jesus Christ, your Word through whom
you made all things, whom you sent as our
savior and redeemer. Incarnate by the Holy Spirit,
and born of the Virgin. Fulfilling your will and
gaining for you a holy people. He stretched out his hands
as he endured his passion, so as to break
the bonds of death and manifest the Resurrection. And so, with the angels
and all the saints, we declare your glory as
with one voice we acclaim. (peaceful piano music) ♪ Holy holy holy
Lord God of hosts ♪ ♪ Heaven and Earth are
full of your glory ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ ♪ Blessed is he blessed is he ♪ ♪ Who comes in the
name of the Lord ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ – You are indeed holy, oh, Lord. The font of all holiness. May call thee therefore
these gifts we pray. By sending down your spirit
upon them like the dew fall so they may become for
us the body and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ. At the time he was betrayed and entered willingly
into his Passion. He took bread in giving
thanks, broke it, and gave it to his
disciples saying, “Take this, all of
you, and eat of it. “For this is my body, which
will be given up for you.” In a similar way,
when supper was ended, he took the challis and
once more giving thanks, he gave it to his
disciples saying, “Take this, all of
you, and drink from it. “For this is the
challis of my blood. “The blood of the new
and eternal covenant “which will be poured
out for you and for many “for the forgiveness of sins. “Do this in memory of me.” The mystery of faith. (peaceful piano music) ♪ When we eat this bread
and drink this cup ♪ ♪ We proclaim your
death oh Lord ♪ ♪ Until you come again ♪ Therefore, as we
celebrate the memorial of his death and Resurrection, we offer you, Lord,
the bread of life and the challis of
salvation, giving thanks that you have held us worthy
to be in your presence, administered to you. Humbly we pray, that partaking in the body and blood of Christ we may be gathered into
one by the Holy Spirit. Remember, Lord, your church,
spread throughout the world, and bring her to the
fullness of charity. Together with Francis, our Pope, George Leo, our Bishop,
and all the clergy. Remember also, our
brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep in
the hope of the Resurrection, and all who have
died in your mercy. Welcome them into the
light of your face. Have mercy on us all we pray that with the blessed
Virgin Mary, mother of God, with blessed Joseph, her spouse, with the blessed Apostles
and all the Saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages, we may marriage to be
coheirs to eternal life and may praise and glorify you through your son, Jesus Christ. Through him and
with him and in him, oh, God, almighty Father, in
the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, forever and ever.
(joyful piano music) ♪ Amen amen ♪ ♪ Amen amen ♪ ♪ Amen amen ♪ ♪ Amen amen ♪ At the Savior’s command, and
formed by divine teaching, we dare to say: – [Congregation] Our
Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy
Kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day
our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. – Deliver us, Lord, we
pray from every evil. Graciously grant
peace in our days. That by the help of your
mercy we may be always free from sin and safe
from all distress. As we await the blessed hope
and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. – [Congregation] The Kingdom
and the power and the glory, our now and forever. – Lord Jesus Christ, who
said to your Apostles, “Peace I leave you,
my peace I give you.” Look not on our sins but
on the faith of your church and graciously grant
her peace and unity in accordance with your
will who live and reign forever and ever. – [Congregation] Amen. – The peace of the Lord
be with you always. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – Let us offer each
other the sign of peace. – [Congregation]
Peace be with you. – Lamb of God, take away
the sins of the world. Have mercy on us, Lamb of God– – [Congregation] You take
away the sins of the world. Have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away
the sins of the world, grant us peace. – Behold the Lamb of God. Behold him who takes away
the sins of the world. Blessed are those called
to the supper of the lamb. – [Congregation]
Lord, I am not worthy that you should
enter under my root, but only say the word and
my soul shall be healed. (peaceful piano music) ♪ Healer of our every ill ♪ ♪ Light of each to borrow ♪ ♪ Give us peace
beyond our fear ♪ ♪ And hope beyond our sorrow ♪ – Let us pray. May this divine sacrifice
we have offered and received fill us with life,
oh, Lord, we pray. So that bounded to
you in lasting charity we may bear fruit
that lasts forever through Christ, our Lord. – [Congregation] Amen. – The Lord be with you. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – May almighty God bless you. The Father, the son, and Holy Spirit. – [Congregation] Amen. – Go forth, our mass is ended. – [Congregation]
Thanks be to God.

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