Catholic Mass for September 30th, 2018: The Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

By | September 1, 2019

(“Gather Your People”) ♪ Gather your people, O Lord ♪ ♪ Gather your people, O Lord ♪ ♪ One bread, one body,
one spirit of love ♪ ♪ Gather your people, O Lord ♪ – In the name of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. – [Woman] Amen. – The Lord be with you. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – The Lord of mercy has
gathered us to His table. Let us begin by acknowledging
our sins and feelings and through His mercy celebrate
these sacred mysteries in His peace. Father of compassion. Lord, have mercy. – [Congregation]
Lord, have mercy. – Redeemer of peace. Christ have mercy. – [Congregation]
Christ have mercy. – Spirit of grace. Lord, have mercy. – [Congregation]
Lord, have mercy. – May the Almighty
God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and
bring us to everlasting life. – [Congregation] Amen. – Glory to God in the highest. – [All] And on earth peace
to people of good will. We praise You, we bless
You, we adore You, we glorify You, we give You
thanks for Your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King,
O 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. – And let us pray. O God, who manifests Your
mighty power above all by pardoning and showing
mercy bestow, we pray, Your grace abundantly upon us and make those hastening
to attain Your promises heirs to the
treasures of heaven. Through our Lord Jesus
Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns
with You in unity of the Holy Spirit, one
God, for ever and ever. – [Congregation] Amen. – A reading from
the Book of Numbers. The Lord came down in the
cloud and spoke to Moses taking some of the
Spirit that was on Moses, the Lord bestowed
it on the 70 elders. And as the Spirit came to
rest on them, they prophesied. Now two men, one named
Eldad, and the other Medad, were not in the gathering but
had been left in the camp. They, too, had been on the
list but had not gone out to the tent yet the Spirit
came to rest on them also, and they prophesied in the camp. So when a young man quickly
told Moses, Eldad, and Medad are prophesying in the
camp, Joshua son of Nun, who from his youth had
been Moses’ aid, said, “Moses, my lord, stop them!” But Moses answered him, “Are
you jealous for my sake? “would that all the people
of the Lord were prophets, “would that the Lord might
bestow His Spirit on them all.” The Word of the Lord. – [Congregation]
Thanks be to God. (calm piano music) ♪ The precepts of the Lord
give joy to the hearts ♪ ♪ The precepts of the Lord
give joy to the heart ♪ ♪ The law of the
Lord is perfect ♪ ♪ Refreshing the soul ♪ ♪ The decree of the
Lord is trustworthy ♪ ♪ Giving wisdom to the simple ♪ ♪ The precepts of the Lord
give joy to the heart ♪ – A reading from the
Letter of St. James. Come now, you
rich, weep and will over your impending miseries. Your wealth has rotted away, your clothes have
become moth-eaten, your gold and silver
have corroded, and that corrosion will be
a testimony against you; it will devour your
flesh like a fire. You have stored up
treasure for the last days. Behold, the wages you
withheld from the workers who harvested your
fields are crying aloud, and the cries of the harvesters
have reached the ears of the Lord of hosts. You have lived on earth
in luxury and pleasure; you have fattened your hearts
for the day of slaughter. You have condemned; you have
murdered the righteous one; he offers no resistance. The Word of the Lord. – [Congregation]
Thanks be to God. (calm 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 to Mark. – [Congregation]
Glory to you, O Lord. At that time John said to Jesus, “Teacher, we saw someone
driving out demons in your name, “and we tried to prevent him “because he does not follow us.” Jesus replied, “Do
not prevent him. “There’s no who performs
a mighty deed of My name “who can speak at the
same time ill of Me, “for anyone who is not
against me, are not against us “is for us. “And anyone who you give
a cup of water to drink “because you belong to
Christ, Amen I say to you, “will surely not
lose his reward, “but whoever causes one
of these little ones “who believe in Me to sin,
would be better for him “if a great millstone
were put around his neck “and he be thrown into the sea. “If your hand causes
you to sin, cut it off, “for it is better for you
that you enter life maimed, “than when you have two
hands to go into Gehenna, “into the unquenchable fire. “If your foot causes
you to sin, cut it off. “It is better for you
to enter life crippled “than with two feet, to
be thrown into Gehenna. “And if your eye causes
you to sin, pluck it out. “Better for you to
enter the kingdom of God “with one eye,
than with two eyes, “to be thrown into Gehenna,
where the worm does not die “and the fire is not quenched.” The Gospel of the Lord. – [Congregation] Praise
to you, Lord Jesus Christ. – There is a story a few
years ago about a hiker who was hiking and
had an accident. He fell and a huge rock fell
on him crushing his arm. He tried everything he
could think of to get free. He waited for rescuers to
come but they never came. After a few days, he came to
a decision that was a life and death decision. He could either stay
there and wait to die or he could cut off his
arm and possibly live. He decided to cut off his arm and staggered out
of the wilderness, where he eventually reached help and who got him to a
hospital where he’s treated for exposure and dehydration. And he survived. The news picked up his
story and he eventually got an artificial arm. He still goes hiking today. The story was made into a
movie called “127 Hours”. The choice he made
allowed him to live. We all have choices
that we need to make as to how we’ll live our lives. They may not be as dramatic
as cutting off our arm but we how we
choose we will live. We choose to live a certain way, we make choices in our lives. Our choice determines what
direction our lives will take. When we choose to sin, we
make a choice in our lives, and that choice
has consequences. If we tell a lie and
get away with it, it’s much easier to tell
a lie a second time. If we look at pornography, it’s
much easier to do it again. If we smoke marijuana,
it’s much easier to get into something a
little bit stronger. When we gossip, it’s easier
to engage in gossip again. If we’re an alcoholic,
after the first drink, the second and the third
get easier to take. When we sin, at first
we may have guilt but after we keep sinning,
the guilt tends to get less and tends to go away. We tend to get numb to the sin. Jesus is calling us to look
at those areas of our lives that need to be repaired,
that need to be fixed. Sin can cause us
to be paralyzed, and can even lead us to death. Sin captures us because
it feels so good. It holds us into a lifestyle
that feels comfortable even though it’s wrong. Jesus’ advice may sound extreme, but His point is right on. Sin can become a routine. A sinful habit
can become normal. So much part of us that
we can’t imagine our life without it, that we
can’t see how that sin hurts anyone else. That sinful habit:
alcohol or drug abuse, selfishness, dishonesty,
prejudice, gossip, lying, procrastination, and
the list could go on and on. The lesson from this
week’s Gospel is this: we must break some of
the habits even though it can cause us hurt
because it’s keepin’ us from a life that
God has promised. Our lives can be wasted
if we’re not willing to make the tough choices
and let go of some of those things we think we need
that are in conflict with the Gospel. Whatever is causing us to
sin needs to be removed from our lives. We need to admit to God, especially to the Sacrament
of Reconciliation, that we need help
with this sin or that, that we can’t resolve
the problem ourselves. When we do this,
healing can begin. So where do we start? We need to look
at our daily life. How do we party? How to we treat
family and friends? How do we spend
our time and money? When we take a hard look,
do we see any habits, anything we do that
conflicts with the Gospel? If we find a simple
habit then ask God for the strength to cut it off. It’d be hard at first,
it’d be painful to do, but if we want to
live, we must do it. We’ll be thankful
in the long run. And let us stand. And together we say. – [All] I believe in
God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ,
His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived
by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died
and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose
again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the
right hand of the Father. – And Father Almighty. – [All] From there
he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the
body, and life everlasting. Amen. – Let us join our hearts
and voices and offer up our prayers and petitions
to God in heaven. – That the spirit of God may
enable our church to speak God’s prophetic word of
compassion and justice in our ministries of
prayer and service. We pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – That the wisdom of God
will guide world leaders in the holy work of securing
justice for the poor and the powerless. We pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – That we may readily offer
our compassion and care to the addicted, the abandoned, and all who belong to Christ. We pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – That the faithful who have
dies be welcomed by Christ into the dwelling
place of His Father. We pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – May our offering of
these prayers, O God, inspire us to be about the
work of reconciliation, justice, mercy, and peace
entrusted us by Your Son. We ask this through
Christ our Lord. – [Congregation] Amen. (calm piano music) Pray, my brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours
may be acceptable to God, the Almighty Father. – [All] May the Lord accept
the sacrifice at Your hands for the praise and
glory of His name, for our good and the good
of all His holy Church. – Grant us, O Merciful
God, that this our offering may find acceptance with You, and that through it the
wellspring of our blessing may be laid open before us
through Christ our Lord. – [Congregation] Amen. – The Lord be with you. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – Lift up your hearts. – [Congregation] We lift
them up to the Lord. – Let us give thanks
to the Lord our God. – [Congregation] It
is right and just. – It is truly right and just,
our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere
to give You thanks. Lord, Holy Father,
almighty and eternal God, For you so loved the world
that in Your mercy you sent us a Redeemer, to live like
us in all things but sin, so that You might love in us
what You loved in your Son, by whose obedience
we have been restored to those gifts of Yours that, by sinning, we had
lost in disobedience. And so, Lord, with all
the Angels and Saints, we, too, give You thanks,
as in exultation we acclaim. (calm 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 and
to be glorified, O God, who love the human race, who always walk with us
on the journey of life. Blessed indeed is your
Son, present in our midst when we are gathered
by His love, and when, as once for the
disciples, so now for us, He opens the Scriptures
and breaks the bread. Therefore, Father most merciful, we ask that you send
forth Your Holy Spirit to sanctify these gifts
of bread and wine, that they may become for
us the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. On the day before
He was to suffer, on the night of the Last Supper, He took bread and
said the blessing, broke the bread 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 chalice,
gave You thanks and gave the chalice to
His disciples, saying: take this all of you
and drink from it for this is the
chalice of My Blood, the Blood of the new
and eternal Covenant shall be poured out
for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. Do this in memory of Me. ♪ The mystery of faith ♪ (calm piano music) ♪ When we eat this bread
and drink this cup ♪ ♪ We proclaim Your
death O Lord ♪ ♪ Until You come again ♪ Therefore Holy Father, as we celebrate the memorial
of Christ, Your Son, our Savior, whom you
led through his Passion and Death on the Cross to the glory of
the Resurrection, and whom You have seated
at Your right hand, we proclaim the work of Your
love until He comes again and we offer you
the Bread of life and the Chalice of blessing. Look with favor on the
oblation of Your Church, in which we show forth the
paschal Sacrifice of Christ that has been handed on to us, and grant that, by the power
of the Spirit of Your love, we may be counted now among
the members of your Son, in whose Body and Blood
we have communion. Bring Your Church, O Lord,
to perfect faith and charity, together with Francis,
our Pope and George Leo, our Bishop, with all
Bishops, Priests and Deacons, and the entire people
you made your own. Open our eyes to the needs
of our brothers and sisters; inspire in us words and
actions to comfort those who labor and burdened. Make us serve them truly,
after the example of Christ in His command. And may your Church
stand as a living witness to truth and freedom,
to peace and justice, that all people may be
raised to a new hope. Remember our
brothers and sisters, who have fallen asleep
in the peace of Christ, and all the dead, whose
faith You alone have known. Admit them to rejoice in
the light of Your face, and in the resurrection give
them the fullness of life. Grant also to us, when our
earthly pilgrimage is done, that we may come to an
eternal dwelling place and live with You for ever; in communion with the Blessed
Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with the Apostles and
Martyrs, with all the saints, we shall praise and exalt you through Jesus Christ, Your Son. Through him, and
with him, and in him, O God, Almighty Father, in
unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is
Yours, for ever and ever. ♪ Amen amen ♪ ♪ Amen amen ♪ ♪ Amen amen ♪ ♪ Amen amen ♪ Let us pray in the words
our Savior Jesus taught us. – [All] 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. – [All] For the kingdom, the
power and the glory are Yours now and for ever. – 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
for ever 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. – [Woman] Peace be with you. (calm piano music) ♪ Lamb of God ♪ ♪ You take away the
sins of the world ♪ ♪ Have mercy on us ♪ ♪ Lamb of God ♪ ♪ 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. – [All] Lord, I am not worthy that you should
enter under my roof, but only say the word and
my soul shall be healed. (calm piano music) ♪ Long before the
mountains came to be ♪ ♪ And the land and sea
and stars of a night ♪ ♪ Through the end of
seasons of all time ♪ ♪ You have always been ♪ ♪ You will always be ♪ ♪ In every age, O God ♪ ♪ You have been our refuge ♪ ♪ In every age, O God ♪ ♪ You have been our hope ♪ ♪ Destiny is cast and
not through silent word ♪ ♪ We return to dust and
scattered to the wind ♪ ♪ A thousand years are
like a single moment gone ♪ ♪ As the light that fades ♪ ♪ At the end of day ♪ ♪ In every age, O God ♪ ♪ You have been our refuge ♪ ♪ In ever age, O God ♪ ♪ You have been our hope ♪ – And let us pray. May this heavenly
mystery, O Lord, restore us in mind and body that we may be coheirs
in glory with Christ, to whose suffering we are united whenever we proclaim His death. Who lives and reigns
for ever and ever. – [Congregation] Amen. – Today we learned about sin. What areas of your
life, what areas of mine do we need to remove
out of our life? Whatever it is,
let us do it today. The Lord be with you. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – May Almighty God bless
you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. – [Congregation] Amen. – Our mass is ended, let’s
go forth glorifying the Lord with our lives. – [Congregation]
Thanks be to God. – And have a wonderful week. – [Congregation]
Thank you, Father. (calm music) ♪ Go make of all disciples ♪ ♪ We hear the color Lord ♪ ♪ That comes from
You our Father ♪ ♪ In Your eternal word ♪ ♪ Inspire our
praise of learning ♪ ♪ Through earnest
perfect prayer ♪ ♪ And let our daily living
reveal you everywhere ♪ (calm music)

7 thoughts on “Catholic Mass for September 30th, 2018: The Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

  1. Bittonno Eyril Bin Tayok Post author

    Peace be with you..
    Shalom .

    Pure Roman Catholic Malaysia.
    1946 malaysia time


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