Sunday Mass, 08/25/2019

By | September 20, 2019


♪ ♪ WELCOME EVERYONE TO OUR
CELEBRATION OF THE SUNDAY MASS A MINISTRY OF THE PASSIONIST
COMMUNITY, AS ALWAYS MY NAME IS FR. PAUL. IT IS AUGUST 25TH, THE
21ST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME. OUR PRESIDE TODAY IS FR. ENZO
DEL BROCCO, FR. ENZO IS OUR VICAR PROVINCIAL, WHICH MEANS
HE’S SECOND IN CHARGE, HIS MINISTRY IS IN HAITI, SO WE’RE
VERY HAPPY THAT HE IS WILLING TO SPEND SOME TIME WITH US TODAY,
HE HAS TRAVELED HERE FROM HAITI TO HELP US TO CELEBRATE. SO IF
YOU HAVE YOUR PRAYER GUIDE TAKE IT OUT, TURN IT EITHER TO PAGE
61, THE BEGINNING OF MASS, OR THE TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN
ORDINARY TIME, AND LET US BEGIN OUR CELEBRATION. ♪ ♪ IN CHRIST THERE
♪ ♪ IS NO EAST OR WEST IN HIM NO ♪ ♪ SOUTH OR NORTH BUT ONE GREAT
♪ ♪ FAMILY OF THY LOVE THROUGHOUT
♪ ♪ THE WHOLE WIDE EARTH ♪ IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND
OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN.
THE LORD BE WITH YOU. AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT. BROTHERS AND
SISTERS, LET US ACKNOWLEDGE OUR SINS AND SO PREPARE OURSELVES TO
CELEBRATE THE SACRED MYSTERIES. LORD JESUS, YOU WERE SENT TO
HEAL THE CONTRARY OF HEART, LORD HAVE MERCY. LORD HAVE MERCY. YOU
CAME TO CALL SINNERS, CHRIST HAVE MERCY. CHRIST HAVE MERCY.
YOU ARE SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF THE FATHER TO INTERCEDE FOR
US, LORD HAVE MERCY. LORD HAVE MERCY. MAY ALMIGHTY GOD HAVE
MERCY ON US, FORGIVE US OUR SINS AND BRING US TO EVERLASTING
LIFE. AMEN. GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST, 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. LET US PRAY. O GOD, WHO
CAUSE THE MINDS OF THE FAITHFUL TO UNITE IN A SINGLE PURPOSE,
GRANT YOUR PEOPLE TO LOVE WHAT YOU COMMAND, AND TO DESIRE WHAT
YOU PROMISE; THAT AMID THE UNCERTAINTIES OF THIS WORLD, OUR
HEARTS MAY BE FIXED ON THAT PLACE WHERE TRUE GLADNESS IS
FOUND, THROUGH OUR LORD, JESUS CHRIST, YOUR SON, WHO LIVES AND
REIGNS WITH YOU IN UNITY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, ONE GOD, FOREVER
AND EVER. AMEN. A READING FROM THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET ISAIAH:
THUS SAYS THE LORD: I KNOW THEIR WORKS AND THEIR THOUGHTS, AND I
COME TO GATHER NATIONS OF EVERY LANGUAGE; THEY SHALL COME AND
SEE MY GLORY. I WILL SET A SIGN AMONG THEM; FROM THEM I WILL
SEND FUGITIVES TO THE NATIONS: TO TARSHISH, PUT AND
LUD, MOSOCH, TUBAL AND JAVAN, TO THE DISTANT COASTLANDS THAT HAVE
NEVER HEARD OF MY FAME, OR SEEN MY GLORY; AND THEY SHALL
PROCLAIM MY GLORY AMONG THE NATIONS. THEY SHALL BRING ALL
YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS FROM ALL THE NATIONS AS AN OFFERING
TO THE LORD, ON HORSES AND IN CHARIOTS, IN CARTS, UPON MULES
AND DROMEDARIES, TO JERUSALEM, MY HOLY MOUNTAIN, SAYS THE
LORD, JUST AS THE ISRAELITES BRING THEIR OFFERING TO THE
HOUSE OF THE LORD IN CLEAN VESSELS. SOME OF THESE I WILL
TAKE AS PRIESTS AND LEVITES, SAYS THE LORD. THE WORD OF THE
LORD. THANKS BE TO GOD. ♪ ♪ GO OUT ♪ ♪ TO ALL THE WORLD AND TELL THE
♪ ♪ GOOD NEWS GO OUT TO ALL THE ♪ ♪ WORLD AND TELL THE GOOD
♪ ♪ NEWS PRAISE THE LORD ALL YOU ♪ ♪ NATIONS GLORIFY HIM, ALL YOU
♪ ♪ PEOPLES! FOR STEADFAST IS HIS
♪ ♪ KINDNESS TOWARD US AND THE
♪ ♪ FIDELITY OF THE LORD ENDURES ♪ ♪ FOREVER GO OUT TO ALL THE
WORLD ♪ ♪ AND TELL THE GOOD NEWS. ♪ READING FROM THE LETTER TO THE
HEBREWS: BROTHERS AND SISTERS, YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN THE
EXHORTATION ADDRESSED TO YOU AS CHILDREN: “MY SON, DO NOT
DISDAIN THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LORD OR LOSE HEART WHEN REPROVED
BY HIM; FOR WHOM THE LORD LOVES, HE DISCIPLINES; HE SCOURGES
EVERY SON HE ACKNOWLEDGES.” ENDURE YOUR
TRIALS AS “DISCIPLINE”; GOD TREATS YOU AS SONS. FOR WHAT
“SON” IS THERE WHOM HIS FATHER DOES NOT DISCIPLINE? AT THE
TIME, ALL DISCIPLINE SEEMS A CAUSE NOT FOR JOY BUT FOR
PAIN, YET LATER IT BRINGS THE PEACEFUL FRUIT OF
RIGHTEOUSNESS TO THOSE WHO ARE TRAINED BY IT. SO STRENGTHEN
YOUR DROOPING HANDS AND YOUR WEAK KNEES. MAKE STRAIGHT PATHS
FOR YOUR FEET, THAT WHAT IS LAME MAY NOT BE DISJOINTED BUT
HEALED. THE WORD OF THE LORD. THANKS BE TO GOD. ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA.
♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA.
♪ ♪ YOUR WORDS,
♪ ♪ O LORD, ARE SPIRIT AND LIFE
YOU ♪ ♪ HAVE THE WORDS OF EVERLASTING
♪ ♪ LIFE! ♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA.
♪ ♪ ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA.
♪ THE LORD BE WITH YOU. AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT. A READING
FROM THE HOLY GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE. GLORY TO YOU O LORD.
JESUS PASSED THROUGH TOWNS AND VILLAGES, TEACHING AS HE WENT
AND MAKING HIS WAY TO JERUSALEM. SOMEONE ASKED HIM, “LORD, WILL
ONLY A FEW PEOPLE BE SAVED?” HE ANSWERED THEM, “STRIVE TO ENTER
THROUGH THE NARROW GATE, FOR MANY, I TELL YOU, WILL ATTEMPT
TO ENTER BUT WILL NOT BE STRONG ENOUGH. AFTER THE MASTER OF THE
HOUSE HAS ARISEN AND LOCKED THE DOOR, THEN YOU WILL STAND
OUTSIDE KNOCKING AND SAYING, ‘LORD, OPEN THE DOOR FOR
US.’ HE WILL SAY TO YOU IN REPLY, ‘I DO NOT KNOW WHERE YOU
ARE FROM. AND YOU WILL SAY, ‘WE ATE AND DRANK IN YOUR COMPANY
AND YOU TAUGHT IN OUR STREETS.’ THEN HE WILL SAY TO
YOU, ‘I DO NOT KNOW WHERE YOU ARE FROM. DEPART FROM ME, ALL
YOU EVILDOERS!’ AND THERE WILL BE WAILING AND GRINDING OF
TEETH WHEN YOU SEE ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB AND ALL THE
PROPHETS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND YOU YOURSELVES CAST
OUT. AND PEOPLE WILL COME FROM THE EAST AND THE WEST AND FROM
THE NORTH AND THE SOUTH AND WILL RECLINE AT TABLE IN THE KINGDOM
OF GOD. FOR BEHOLD, SOME ARE LAST WILL BE FIRST, AND SOME ARE
FIRST WILL BE LAST.” THE GOSPEL OF THE LORD. PRAISE TO YOU, LORD
JESUS CHRIST. WHEN YOU HAVE GOOD NEWS, YOU WANT TO SHARE IT WITH
OTHERS BECAUSE THAT GOOD NEWS MADE YOU SO HAPPY THAT YOU NEED
TO BE ALMOST CONTAGIOUS – YOU WANT OTHERS TO SHARE IN THAT
HAPPINESS. AND JESUS, SINCE HE CAME INTO THE WORLD, HE, AS THE
GOSPEL SAYS, WAS GOING THROUGH TOWNS AND VILLAGES TEACHING AS
HE WENT AND MAKING HIS WAY TO JERUSALEM. HE WANTS THE MESSAGE
TO ARRIVE TO EVERYONE, AND THAT’S WHY THEN HE SENT THE
APOSTLES OUT, AND STILL TODAY MISSIONARIES GO OUT TO
EVERYWHERE; FOR EXAMPLE, I’M IN HAITI. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT
AMAZES ME SOMETIMES IN HAITI IS HOW PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO GET
THROUGH. IF YOU EVER GO TO HAITI AND ESPECIALLY IN
PORT-AU-PRINCE, YOU HAVE THESE CROSSROADS THROUGH WHICH IT
ALWAYS SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET THROUGH, BECAUSE EVERYONE
OCCUPIES ALL THE SPACE AVAILABLE. AND SO IMAGINE THAT
YOU HAVE, INSTEAD OF TWO LANES, YOU HAVE SIX LANES ALL GOING IN
ONE DIRECTION, AND THE OTHERS COMING IN THE OTHER DIRECTION
AND IT SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE ALWAYS TO GET THROUGH; EVERYTHING IS
JAMMED. WHY? BECAUSE WE ALWAYS WANT TO GET BEFORE OTHERS, WE
WANT TO BE GREEDY, WE THINK THAT WE’RE SMARTER, AND THAT’S WHAT
HAPPENS AND EVERYTHING GETS JAMMED. JESUS IN THE GOSPEL SAYS
TODAY YOU KNOW, AT THE QUESTION ‘WHO WILL BE SAVED, HOW MANY
WILL BE SAVED’ – HE DOESN’T GIVE AN ANSWER WITH A NUMBER, HE SAYS
‘THE DOOR IS NARROW, BE SURE YOU GET THROUGH THAT DOOR.’ AND
SOMETHING WE’RE NOT ABLE TO GET THROUGH SPACES BECAUSE WE’RE
SPIRITUALLY AND PERSONALLY, SOMETIMES I WOULD SAY, TOO FAT,
AND WE NEED TO GO THROUGH A DIET, AND IT’S EVEN SPIRITUALLY
WE NEED TO GO THROUGH A DIET. AND THAT’S THE DISCIPLINE OF THE
LETTER OF THE HEBREWS THAT WE NEED. HOW CAN WE DISCIPLINE
OURSELVES TO BECOME SKINNIER SO TO GO THROUGH THAT NARROW DOOR,
BECAUSE YOU’RE ABLE TO GO THROUGH THAT NARROW DOOR ONLY IF
YOU’RE ABLE TO GIVE UP YOUR SELFISHNESS. AND WHEN YOU ENABLE
YOURSELF TO OPEN THE DOOR OF YOUR HEART TO OTHERS, TO THOSE
WHO ARE IN NEED, THE MORE BROTHERS AND SISTERS ACTUALLY
THAT YOU HAVE WITH YOU THAT, TO WHICH YOU’RE ABLE TO MAKE SPACE,
YOU’LL MAKE IT THROUGH THAT NARROW DOOR. AND THAT’S WHAT
JESUS CALLS US TODAY TO DO. IT’S NOT ENOUGH JUST TO SIT IN THE
BENCHES OF THE CHURCH, TO GO EVERY DAY TO THE EUCHARIST IF
THEN YOU’RE NOT ABLE TO BECOME EUCHARIST YOURSELF, IF YOU’RE
NOT ABLE TO SET UP THE TABLE OF YOUR HEART TO INVITE OTHERS, AND
NOT NECESSARILY THOSE WHO ARE LIKE YOU BECAUSE THE GOSPEL SAYS
THAT THE MESSAGE WILL BE GIVEN TO EVERYONE, TO EVERY NATION, WE
ALL DESERVE THAT GOOD NEWS AND WE MUST SHARE THAT GOOD NEWS.
BUT TO BE ABLE TO SHARE THAT GOOD NEWS, YOU HAVE TO BECOME
SKINNIER, I WOULD SAY, YOU HAVE TO GET RID OF WHAT MAKES YOU
HEAVY, WHAT MAKES IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU TO GET THROUGH, TO WALK,
TO BE ABLE TO GO UP ON THE MOUNTAINS, DOWN THE HILLS, IN
THE PLAINS, IN THE STREETS – REACH OUT TO EVERYONE ESPECIALLY
THOSE WHO ARE MARGINALIZED. AND THEN, CERTAINLY, THERE WILL BE
SPACE FOR EVERYONE AND THAT’S WHAT REALLY COUNTS, AMEN. I BELIEVE IN ONE GOD, THE FATHER ALMIGHTY, MAKER OF HEAVEN AND
EARTH, OF ALL 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, CONSUBSTANTIAL WITH THE
FATHER, THROUGH HIM ALL THINGS WERE MADE. FOR US AND FOR OUR
SALVATION HE CAME DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
WAS INCARNATE OF THE VIRGIN MARY AND BECAME 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. LET US PLACE OUR PRAYERS AND
NEEDS BEFORE OUR LOVING GOD THIS DAY. OUR RESPONSE IS: LORD, HEAR
OUR PRAYER. WE PRAY THAT GOD WILL WATCH OVER US, GUIDE US,
CARE FOR US AND LOVE US AS WE JOURNEY IN FAITH, WE PRAY TO THE
LORD. LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER. WE PRAY FOR ALL WHO WILL BE
TRAVELING DURING THESE FINAL WEEKS OF SUMMER, THAT THEIR
TRAVELS WILL BE BLESSED WITH SAFETY TO AND FROM THEIR
DESTINATIONS, WE PRAY TO THE LORD. LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER. WE
PRAY FOR THE INTENTIONS OF OUR BENEFACTORS, THE INTENTIONS OF
OUR TELEVISION PARISHIONERS THAT WILL BE PLACED NEXT TO THE
ALTAR, AND FOR ELOISE MCKEON, FOR WHOM WE PRAY IN A SPECIAL
WAY AT THIS MASS. WE PRAY TO THE LORD. LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.
LOVING GOD, WE OFFER YOU THESE PRAYERS, THOSE SPOKEN, THOSE
PLACED NEXT TO THE ALTAR AND THOSE FOUND IN THE DEPTHS OF OUR
HEARTS, THROUGH CHRIST, OUR LORD. AMEN. ♪ ♪ LAUDATE DOMINUM,
♪ ♪ LAUDATE DOMINUM OMNES GENTES,
♪ ♪ ALLELUIA LAUDATE DOMINUM,
♪ ♪ LAUDATE DOMINUM OMNES GENTES,
♪ ♪ ALLELUIA. LAUDATE DOMINUM,
♪ ♪ LAUDATE DOMINUM OMNES GENTES,
♪ ♪ ALLELUIA. LAUDATE DOMINUM,
♪ ♪ LAUDATE DOMINUM OMNES GENTES,
♪ ♪ ALLELUIA. LAUDATE DOMINUM,
♪ ♪ LAUDATE DOMINUM OMNES GENTES,
♪ ♪ ALLELUIA. ♪ PRAY BROTHERS AND SISTERS THAT
MY SACRIFICE AND YOURS MAY BE ACCEPTABLE TO GOD,
THE ALMIGHTY FATHER. MAY THE LORD ACCEPT THE SACRIFICE AT
YOUR HANDS, FOR THE PRAISE AND GLORY OF GOD’S NAME, FOR OUR
GOOD AND THE GOOD OF ALL HIS HOLY CHURCH. O LORD, WHO GAINED
FOR YOURSELF A PEOPLE BY ADOPTION, THROUGH THE ONE
SACRIFICE OFFERED ONCE FOR ALL, BESTOW GRACIOUSLY ON US, WE
PRAY, THE GIFTS OF UNITY AND PEACE IN YOUR CHURCH, THROUGH
CHRIST, OUR LORD. AMEN. THE LORD BE WITH YOU. AND WITH YOUR
SPIRIT. LIFT UP YOUR HEARTS. WE LIFT THEM UP TO THE LORD. LET US
GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD OUR GOD. 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 WE KNOW IT BELONGS TO YOUR BOUNDLESS GLORY
THAT YOU CAME TO THE AID OF MORTAL BEINGS WITH YOUR
DIVINITY, AND EVEN FASHIONED FOR US A REMEDY OUT OF MORTALITY
ITSELF THAT THE CAUSE OF OUR DOWNFALL MIGHT BECOME THE MEANS
OF OUR SALVATION THROUGH CHRIST. THROUGH HIM, THE HOST OF ANGELS
ADORES YOUR MAJESTY AND REJOICES IN YOUR PRESENCE FOREVER. MAY
OUR VOICES, WE PRAY, JOIN WITH THEIRS IN ONE CHORUS OF EXULTANT
PRAISE AS WE ACCLAIM: ♪ HOLY, HOLY, HOLY ♪ ♪ LORD GOD OF HOSTS
♪ ♪ HEAVEN AND EARTH ARE FULL OF ♪ ♪ YOUR GLORY HOSANNA IN THE
♪ ♪ HIGHEST BLESSED IS HE WHO
COMES ♪ ♪ IN THE NAME OF THE LORD
HOSANNA ♪ ♪ IN THE HIGHEST ♪ YOU ARE INDEED HOLY, O LORD, THE FOUNT OF ALL
HOLINESS. MAKE HOLY, THEREFORE, THESE GIFTS, WE PRAY, BY SENDING
DOWN YOUR SPIRIT UPON THEM LIKE THE DEWFALL, SO THAT 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 AND 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 CHALICE 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 CHALICE 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. ♪ ♪ WE PROCLAIM YOUR DEATH ♪ ♪ O LORD AND ♪ ♪ PROFESS YOUR RESURRECTION
UNTIL ♪ ♪ YOU COME AGAIN ♪ THEREFORE, AS WE CELEBRATE THE MEMORIAL OF HIS
DEATH AND RESURRECTION, WE OFFER YOU, LORD, THE BREAD OF LIFE AND
CHALICE OF SALVATION, GIVING THANKS THAT YOU HAVE HELD US
WORTHY TO BE IN YOUR PRESENCE AND MINISTER TO YOU. HUMBLY WE
PRAY THAT PARTAKING OF 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, AND
NICHOLAS OUR BISHOP AND THE CLERGY. REMEMBER ALSO OUR
BROTHERS AND SISTERS WHO HAVE FALLEN ASLEEP IN THE HOPE OF THE
RESURRECTION, 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, ST. PAUL OF
THE CROSS AND ALL THE SAINTS WHO HAVE PLEASED YOU THROUGHOUT THE
AGES, WE MAY MERIT TO BE CO-HEIRS TO ETERNAL LIFE AND MAY
PRAISE AND GLORIFY YOU THROUGH YOUR SON, JESUS CHRIST. ♪ THROUGH
♪ ♪ HIM AND WITH HIM AND IN HIM, O
♪ ♪ GOD ALMIGHTY FATHER IN THE
UNITY ♪ ♪ OF THE HOLY SPIRIT, ALL GLORY
♪ ♪ AND HONOR IS YOURS, FOREVER
AND ♪ ♪ EVER. AMEN, AMEN, AMEN. ♪ SAVIOR’S COMMAND AND FORMED BY
DIVINE TEACHING, WE DARE TO SAY: 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. FOR THE KINGDOM, THE POWER AND THE GLORY
ARE YOURS, 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. AMEN. THE PEACE OF THE LORD BE
WITH YOU ALWAYS. AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT. LET US OFFER EACH OTHER
THE SIGN OF PEACE. LAMB OF GOD, 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. LORD, I AM NOT WORTHY
THAT YOU SHOULD ENTER UNDER MY ROOF, BUT ONLY SAY THE WORD AND
MY SOUL SHALL BE HEALED. ♪ ♪ MIRACLE ♪ ♪ OF GRACE, MYSTERY OF FAITH
♪ ♪ CALLING US TO VENTURE TO THE ♪ ♪ DEEP AND THOUGH OUR SENSES
FAIL ♪ ♪ YOUR GRACES STILL PREVAIL WE ♪ ♪ BECOME THE LOVE THAT WE
RECEIVE ♪ ♪ BREAD OF LIFE, BREAD OF LIFE ♪ ♪ THOSE WHO EAT THIS BREAD SHALL
♪ ♪ LIVE AND NEVER DIE BREAD OF ♪ ♪ LIFE, BREAD OF LIFE YOUR TRUE
♪ ♪ PRESENCE IN THIS HOLY
SACRIFICE ♪ ♪ BREAD OF LIFE UNWORTHY THOUGH
WE ♪ ♪ ARE YOU FEED THE HUNGRY HEART
♪ ♪ WITH BREAD COME DOWN FROM
HEAVEN ♪ ♪ ABOVE AND LIKE A GRAIN OF
WHEAT ♪ ♪ WE FALL DOWN AT YOUR FEET
DYING ♪ ♪ HERE WITH YOU, OH LET US RISE
♪ ♪ BREAD OF LIFE, BREAD OF LIFE
♪ ♪ THOSE WHO EAT THIS BREAD SHALL
♪ ♪ LIVE AND NEVER DIE BREAD OF
♪ ♪ LIFE, OH, BREAD OF LIFE YOUR ♪ ♪ TRUE PRESENCE IN THIS HOLY
♪ ♪ SACRIFICE BREAD OF LIFE, BREAD
♪ ♪ OF LIFE ♪ LET US PRAY. COMPLETE
WITHIN US, O LORD, WE PRAY, THE HEALING WORK OF YOUR MERCY, AND
GRACIOUSLY PERFECT AND SUSTAIN US SO THAT IN ALL THINGS WE MAY
PLEASE YOU, THROUGH CHRIST OUR LORD. AMEN. THE LORD BE WITH
YOU. AND WITH YOUR SPIRIT. MAY ALMIGHTY GOD BLESS YOU THE
FATHER, AND THE SON, AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. AMEN. GO IN PEACE.
THANKS BE TO GOD. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR JOINING US TODAY
FOR OUR CELEBRATION OF THE SUNDAY MASS, A SPECIAL THANKS TO
FR. ENZO FOR TAKING SOME TIME TO BE HERE AND CELEBRATE WITH US,
HE’S A VERY BUSY MAN, TRAVELING IN MANY DIFFERENT PLACES AND
ALSO DOING A VERY DIFFICULT MINISTRY IN HAITI, SO WE ASK
GOD’S BLESSING UPON HIM, UPON HIS TRAVELS AND UPON HIS WORK
ALONG WITH OTHER PASSIONISTS, PARTICULARLY IN HAITI. WE ALSO
THANK THE 5TH GRADERS AND THEIR TEACHERS OF THE IMMACULATE
CONCEPTION CATHOLIC ACADEMY RIGHT HERE IN JAMAICA ON THE
PROPERTY, WHO HAVE JOINED US TODAY TO HELP US TO CELEBRATE.
THIS THURSDAY IT’S THE FEAST OF THE PASSION OF ST. JOHN THE
BAPTIST, A FEAST THAT REMINDS US OF THE COSTS SOMETIMES WE HAVE
TO PAY IN ORDER TO FOLLOW JESUS, IN ORDER TO THE GOOD NEWS. PLEASE CONTINUE TO SEND IN YOUR
PRAYERS AND YOUR PETITIONS SO THAT THEY CAN BE PLACED NEXT TO
THE ALTAR, AND HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN NEXT
SUNDAY, MAY THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST BE ALWAYS IN YOUR HEART. ♪ ♪ ALL PEOPLE THAT ON EARTH DO ♪ ♪ DWELL SING TO THE LORD WITH
♪ ♪ CHEERFUL VOICE HIM SERVE WITH
♪ ♪ MIRTH, HIS PRAISE FORTH TELL
♪ ♪ COME YE BEFORE HIM AND REJOICE
♪ ♪ KNOW THAT THE LORD IS GOD
♪ ♪ INDEED. ♪ ♪

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