Presider’s Page for 12 June (Ordinary Time 11)
God’s forgiveness sweeps away all that holds us back. God, who forgave King David and who through the ages took away the sins of everyone who asked, invites us to expererience that same healing power today.
We recall moments when love was lacking in us and pray to trust in this divine forgiveness: (pause)
Lord Jesus, you healed the sick: Lord, have mercy.
Lord Jesus, you forgave sinners: Christ, have mercy.
Lord Jesus, you give us yourself to heal us and bring us strength: Lord, have mercy.
Opening Prayer (1998 ICEL Missal)
you gather your people in prayer
and lavish your gifts upon us anew.
Sinners that we are,
you have forgiven us much.
Grant that our experience of your pardon
may increase our love
until it reflects your own immeasurable 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.
Introduction to the Scripture Readings
2 Samuel 12:7-10, 13 David is reminded of all the wrong things he did by the brave prophet Nathan. David repents.
Galatians 2:16, 19-21 Paul refutes errors common in Galatia. One such error was a belief that Christians still had to be conformed to the Law of Moses. Here Paul teaches that the Spirit of God supercedes the law.
Luke 7:36 to 8:3 (Shorter form 7:36-50) A woman who had a bad name in the town honours Jesus and experiences his forgiveness
Introduction (by the Presider) Let us bring our prayers to the Lord, who forgives the guilt of our sin.
- For confidence in God’s power to heal us and raise us up (we pray in our hearts for this). Lord, hear us.
- For forgiveness in all our failings (we pray in our hearts for this). Lord, hear us.
- For the courage to make a new start (we pray in our hearts for this). Lord, hear us.
- For the healing of all the sick (we pray in our hearts for this). Lord, hear us.
- For a blessing on priests and deacons ordained this year (we pray in our hearts for this). Lord, hear us.
- For God’s help for young people doing State Exams (we pray in our hearts for this). Lord, hear us.
The presider prays for the dead: For eternal life for our dead, (especially N. and N.) and for all whom we remember now (we pray in our hearts for this). Lord, hear us.
Conclusion (by the Presider) O Lord our God, you save us from all our distress: hear our prayers and help us each day of this week, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS
In these gifts, O Lord,
you provide humankind
with the food that nourishes
and the sacrament that gives us life.
Grant, we pray, that our minds and bodies
may never lack this strength and support.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
PREFACE (SUNDAYS IN ORDINARY TIME I)
It is truly right and just,
our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Through the mystery of his cross and resurrection
he freed us from the yoke of sin and death
and called us to the glory that has made us
a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation,
a people set apart to proclaim your mighty works,
for you have called us out of darkness
into your own wonderful light.
And so, with angels and archangels,
with all the heavenly host,
we proclaim your glory
and join their unending chorus of praise:
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER II
Lord, you are holy indeed,
you are the fountain of all holiness.
Send down your Spirit upon these gifts to make them holy,
that they may become for us
the body + and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Before he was given up to death,
a death he freely accepted,
he took bread and gave you thanks;
he broke the bread,
gave it to his disciples, and said:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT IT:
THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.
When supper was ended, he took the cup;
again he gave you thanks,
gave the cup to his disciples, and said:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT:
THIS IS THE CUP OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND EVERLASTING COVENANT.
IT WILL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR ALL,
SO THAT SINS MAY BE FORGIVEN.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.
The mystery of faith…..
Remembering therefore his death and resurrection,
we offer you, Lord God,
this life-giving bread, this saving cup.
We thank you for counting us worthy
to stand in your presence and serve you.
We pray that all of us who share in the body and blood of Christ
may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Lord, remember your Church throughout the world:
perfect us in love
together with N. our Pope and N. our Bishop,
with all bishops, priests, and deacons,
and all who minister to your people.
Remember our brothers and sisters
who have gone to their rest
in the sure hope of rising again;
bring them and all who have died in your mercy
into the light of your presence.
Have mercy on us all:
make us worthy to share eternal life,
with Mary, the virgin Mother of God,
with the apostles and with all the saints,
who have found favour with you throughout the ages;
in union with them
may we praise you and give you glory
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
THROUGH HIM, AND WITH HIM, AND IN HIM……
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
as the communion we have received
prefigures the union of all the faithful in you,
so may its power
bring unity and peace to your Church.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
SONGS AT MASS (SUGGESTIONS): Holy God, We Praise Thy Name; Be Not Afraid; Freely, Freely; How Great Thou Art.