Presider’s Page for 13 October (Ordinary Time 28)
Songs this Sunday (Suggestions)
Holy God, We Praise Thy Name; Glory and Praise to our God; Ag Críost an Síol; Now Thank We All Our God
The Gospel gives the story of the ten lepers, of whom only one came back to thank Jesus. We praise and thank God who continues to do great things for all peoples.
In the spirit of thankfulness, let us recall our sins, and God’s mercy: (pause)
Lord Jesus, you raise us to new life: Lord, have mercy.
Lord Jesus, you forgive us our sins: Christ, have mercy.
Lord Jesus, you feed us with your body and blood: Lord, have mercy.
Alternative Opening Prayer (from 1998 ICEL Missal)
our life, our health, our salvation,
look with mercy on your people.
Stir up in us a saving faith,
that believing, we may be healed,
and being healed, we may worthily give you thanks.
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.
Introduction to the Scripture Readings
2 Kings 5: 14-17 The healing of the leper Naaman and his decision to commit himself to the God of Israel.
2 Timothy 2: 8-13 Contains a short summary of the good news.
Luke 17: 11-19 The story of the healing of ten lepers, and the return of just one to say ‘thanks’,
Introduction (by the Presider) Let us make our prayers known to the Lord, who continues to work wonders among us.
- For an end to the war in Syria — that God may move hearts to bring an end to the bloodshed (we pray quietly for a moment, then…) Lord, hear us.
- For Pope Francis and the bishops at the Amazon synod in Rome — that the Holy Spirit may inspire then (we pray quietly for a moment, then…) Lord, hear us.
- For missionaries working in every country — that they may bear the hardships which come with that task (we pray quietly for a moment, then…) Lord, hear us.
- For people who seek the truth, as Blessed John Henry Newman did — that they may see the Light and follow Christ (we pray quietly for a moment, then…) Lord, hear us.
- For all who suffer disease in our world — that full medical help may be available to rich and poor alike (we pray quietly for a moment, then…) Lord, hear us.
- For those who suffer isolation, as the lepers once did — that nothing may deprive them of the support of Christians (we pray quietly for a moment, then…) Lord, hear us.
The presider prays for the dead: For all who have died in Christ (especially N and N), that they may live with God forever (we pray quietly for a moment, then…) Lord, hear us.
Conclusion (by the Presider) God of many wonders, you bring salvation to all the earth: remember your people and grant our prayers, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER OF JOHN HENRY NEWMAN (being canonised this Sunday): May He support us all the day long, till the shades lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over, and our work is done! Then in His mercy may He give us safe lodging, and a holy rest, and peace at the last!
PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS
accept the prayers of your faithful people
together with the gifts we offer,
that through these holy rites, performed with reverent hearts,
we may rise to the glory of heaven.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.
PREFACE (Sundays in Ordinary Time V)
It is truly right and just,
our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
All things are of your making,
all times and seasons obey your law.
But you fashioned the human family in your own image
and set us over the world in all its wonder,
that we might be stewards of your creation,
praising you day by day
for the marvels of your might and wisdom,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
And so, with all the angels and saints,
we sing the joyful hymn of your praise: HOLY, HOLY, HOLY
EUCHARISTIC PRAYER III
Lord, you are holy indeed,
and all creation rightly gives you praise.
All life, all holiness comes from you
through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
by the working of the Holy Spirit.
From age to age you gather a people to yourself,
so that from the rising of the sun to its setting
a pure offering may be made
to the glory of your name.
And so, Lord God, we humbly pray:
by the power of your Spirit sanctify these gifts
we have brought before you,
that they may become the body + and blood
of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
at whose command we celebrate this eucharist.
On the night he was handed over to death,
he took bread and gave you thanks and praise;
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 and praise,
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…..
Calling to mind, Lord God
the death your Son endured for our salvation,
his glorious resurrection and ascension into heaven,
and eagerly awaiting the day of his return,
we offer you in thanksgiving this holy and living sacrifice.
Look with favour on your Church’s offering
and see the Victim by whose sacrifice
you were pleased to reconcile us to yourself.
Grant that we who are nourished by the body and blood of your Son
may be filled with his Holy Spirit
and become one body, one spirit in Christ.
Let him make us an everlasting gift to you,
that we may share in the inheritance of your saints,
with Mary, the virgin Mother of God,
with the apostles, the martyrs,
[Saint John Henry Newman], and all your saints,
on whose constant intercession we rely for help.
Lord, may this sacrifice
which has made our peace with you
advance the peace and salvation of all the world.
Strengthen in faith and love your pilgrim Church on earth:
your servant Pope Francis, our Bishop N.,
all bishops, priests, and deacons,
all ministers of your Church,
and the entire people your Son has gained for you.
hear the prayers of the family you have gathered here before you,
and unite to yourself all your children
now scattered over the face of the earth.
Welcome into your kingdom our departed brothers and sisters
and all who have left this world in your friendship.
We hope to enjoy with them your everlasting glory,
through Christ our Lord,
through whom you give the world everything that is good.
Through him, with him, in him…..
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
God of majesty,
receive our humble prayer:
just as you nourish us
with the most holy body and blood of your Son,
so let us partake of his divine nature,
for he lives and reigns for ever and ever.