SUGGESTED SONGS: Holy God, We Praise Thy Name; Be Not Afraid; Ag Críost an Síol; Lord of All Hopefulness.
We gather to praise God’s faithfulness, and to ask for grace in the work we’re called to do.
To prepare ourselves to celebrate the Mass, let us call to mind our sins: (pause)
You were sent to heal the contrite: Lord, have mercy.
You came to call sinners: Christ, have mercy.
You plead for us at the right hand of the Father: Lord, have mercy.
Opening Prayer (from 1998 ICEL Missal)
Boundless, O God, is your saving power;
your harvest reaches to the ends of the earth.
Fill our hearts with zeal for your kingdom
and place on our lips the tidings of peace.
Grant us perseverance as heralds of the gospel
and joy as disciples of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.
Introduction to the Scripture Readings
Isaiah 66:10-14 Isaiah gives a mesage of peace and hope, a sample of the kind of message the followers of Jesus bring.
Galatians 6:14-18 Paul ends his letter to the Galations with a plea for Christians to be reconciled
Luke 10:1-12, 17-20 The sending out of the 72 disciples, with instructions not to delay for any reason. These 72 are to be messengers of peace, as was foretold in the first reading.
Introduction (by the Presider) Let us ask the creator of all to help us.
- That missionaries may have the courage to spread the good news (we pray quietly for a moment). Lord, hear us.
- That violence and hatred may be defeated by love (we pray quietly for a moment). Lord, hear us.
- That people at war with each other may make peace (we pray quietly for a moment). Lord, hear us.
- That visitors to our country may receive a warm welcome (we pray quietly for a moment). Lord, hear us.
- That the sick may experience divine healing (we pray quietly for a moment). Lord, hear us.
- That the downhearted may find peace in God’s love (we pray quietly for a moment). Lord, hear us.
The presider prays for the dead: For our dead, (especially N. and N.) that eternal life may be theirs, in the company of Mary and the saints (we pray quietly for a moment). Lord, hear us.
Conclusion (by the Presider) Glorious and mighty God, you are ever willing to come to our help, listen to the prayers your faithful people make to you, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS
let the offering we dedicate to your name
cleanse us and reshape us day by day
with the new life of your kingdom.
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 (with interpolation for Sunday)
Lord, you are holy indeed,
you are the fountain of all holiness.
[In communion with the whole Church,
we have assembled on this day which you have made holy,
and, rejoicing that you have made us a new creation in your risen Son,
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 Francis 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
In this eucharist, Lord,
you have filled us with every blessing.
Grant that we may hold fast to your saving gifts
and never cease to sing your praise.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.