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July 22, 2001, 16th Sunday OT   
Rehearsal Time_______________Presider____________________________________
Additional Notes:_________________________________________________________
Gathering Song _________________________________________________________
Introductory Rite_________________________________________________________
Kyrie _________________________________________________________________
Glory to God ____________________________________________________________
First Reading ___________________________________________________________
Responsorial Psalm______________________________________________________
Second Reading _________________________________________________________
Gospel Acclamation ______________________________________________________
Gospel ________________________________________________________________
General Intercessions _____________________________________________________
Preparation of the Gifts ___________________________________________________
Holy __________________________________________________________________
Memorial Acclamation ____________________________________________________
Great Amen ____________________________________________________________
Lamb of God ___________________________________________________________
Communion Song ________________________________________________________
Song of Praise __________________________________________________________
Dismissal ______________________________________________________________
Closing Song ___________________________________________________________


FIRST READING: Gen. 18: 1-10 Do not pass by, Lord, without visiting your servant.
The Lord appears to Abraham while he is sitting at the entrance of the tent. It is announced that Sarah will conceive and bear a son.
RESPONSORIAL PSALM: Ps. 15 "Lord, who shall be admitted to your tent?"
Col. 1: 24-28 The mystery hidden for centuries has now been revealed to his saints.
See Lk. 8: 15 "Happy are they who have kept the word with a generous heart."
GOSPEL: Lk. 10: 38-42
Martha welcomed Jesus into her home. "Mary has chosen the better part." Martha becomes upset because Mary has chosen to sit at the feet of Jesus rather than help Martha serve their guests.
FOCUS: The Lord is a personal God who visited Abraham and Sarah in the desert. In the person of Jesus, God lived among us.
REFLECTION: "The brothers and sisters must guard with jealous watchfulness the times of private prayer. They must remember that corporate worship is not a substitute for the quiet communion of the individual soul with God." St. Francis of Assisi
"The air is in the sunshine and the sunshine in the air. So likewise is God in the being of the soul: and whenever the soul's highest powers are turned inward with active love, they are united with God without means, in a simple knowledge of all truth, and in an essential feeling and tasting of all good." Bl. Jan Van Ruysbroeck
"Look to yourself, and have more concern with the heart. To discriminate between movements of the heart, read and reflect on the writings of Sts. John of the Ladder, Isaac of Syria, Barsanouphios and John-also of Diadochos, Philotheos, Abba Isaias, Evagrios, Cassian, and Neilos in the Philokalia; and apply what they say to yourself. When you read, do not just leave impressed on your mind a general idea of the author's argument, but always turn what he says into a personal rule to be applied to yourself. When you do this, the general idea you have formed always undergoes some shades of change. Theophane the Recluse
APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Mention of God's Word is significant in today's lectionary readings. Consider emphasizing the Holy Books and Liturgy of the Word. Introduce the liturgy by saying that God was personal with Abraham and Sarah, and Jesus showed great love for Martha and Mary. So too God is intimately present to us in the Liturgy. The Holy Books could be incensed stressing our coming in contact with God through them. Introduce the breaking of the bread by declaring that as God was with Abraham and Sarah in the desert so God is with us through the Eucharist.
General Intercessions-
Introduction: Gathered together in Christ, as brothers and sisters, let us recognize the voice of Christ in our lives and ask God to hear our prayers.
·That pastors may lead in faith and serve in love the flock entrusted to their care by Christ the Good Shepherd,
· That the whole world may experience true peace, the peace only possible through Christ,
· That our suffering sisters and brothers may have their sorrow turned to joy,
· That our community may have the faith and strength to bear witness to the gospel planted in our hearts,
Eucharistic Prayer: 4
Prayers over the People: 4
Faith Formation
There needs to be a balance between listening, reflecting, and serving. In today's gospel Mary was commended for choosing to sit and listen to the words of Jesus. This was usually the practice of men. Martha was upset with Mary yet Jesus said that Mary had chosen the better way.
· What does this account say a bout our own misunderstandings about what the Lord requires of us?
It's easy to go too far in one direction when pursuing spiritual matters. What we need is a balance of spiritual disciplines.
· What do you think you need to do to lead a more balanced spiritual life?
Song suggestions:
Happy Those Who Hear the Word of God (Norbet) BB, GP, WCH
Two Fishermen TWC, WP
Keep in Mind (Deiss) BB/MI, PMB, WCH
Discuss our physical sense of balance. Define balance as having equal amounts of weights on either side so as to even things out, so we can move the way we want to.
· What are some of the things we do
each day that requires a sense of
Ask the children if they know what we mean when we talk about a balanced diet. Discuss the idea of having a spiritual balance in which we make time for prayer, reading scriptures, and helping others. Then this way our spiritual lives will even out, and we can make spiritual progress.
Song suggestions:
Seek the Lord (O'Connor) BB/MI, GP, GPCOMP
Keep in Mind (Deiss) BB/MI, PMB, WCH
Where Two or Three Are Gathered BB, TM
Alleluia, Give Thanks to the Risen Lord (Fishel) ACH, BB/MI, CBW III, CVH, GC, PMB, WCH, WP
Bless the Feast (Hansen) BB/MI, GP2, JS
Canticle of the Sun (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH
Come to the House (Cooney) BB/MI, GP2
Do Not Be Afraid (Ambrosetti) WLP
Faithful Family (Cooney) BB/MI, GP2, JS
Gather Us In (Haugen) BB/MI, CVH, GC,GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH, WP
Heart of Christ 100 PMB, WCH
Jesu, Jesu, Fill Us with Your Love 436 TWC, 431 WP
Lead Me, Lord (Haas) BB/MI, JS
Praise to the Holiest in the Height 651 CBW III, 514 CVH, 131 PMB, 79 WOV
Praise to You, O Christ Our Savior (Farrell) BB/MI, CBW III, GC, GTR, JS, RS
Sing a New Song to the Lord (Bell) G- 4380
Table of Plenty (Schutte) BB/MI, GP2, JS
There's a Spirit in the Air 85 PMB, 531 WP
The Lord Is Near (Joncas) BB/MI, 186 GPCOMP, 265 GTR
We Are the Light of the World ACH, BB/MI, CVH, GC, JS, PMB, WCH
We Are Your People of the Night 140 GTR, 623 WP
We Come as Guests Invited (Walsh) BB/MI, JS
Word of God and Inward Light 312-41250
Yahweh (Norbet) BB/MI, CBW III, GP, JS, PMB, WCH
Word of God, Come Down on Earth BB/MI, CBW II, CBW III, CVH, JS, PMB, RS, WP
112 SMM vol. 5 (Marchionda)
912 WP (Proulx)
273 CBW II, CBW III (Isele)
Those Who Do Justice (Mundell) GP2
Lord, You Have the Words of Everlasting Life (Haugen) 86 SMM vol. 5
The Lord Is Kind (Isele) 41 PFCY
Lord, You Have the Words (Isele) 31 PFCY
Psalm 103 (Hughes) 35 PFAS
Lord, You Have the Words (Kreutz) PSALMS
Taste and See (Isaac) WS
Center of My Life (Inwood) BB/MI, GC, GTR, JS
Earthen Vessels (Foley) BB/MI, 13 GP, 64 GPCOMP
Give Me Jesus (arr. Hansen) BB/MI, GP2, JS
Holy God, We Praise Thy Name BB, CBW II, CBW III, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB
How Great Thou Art (Hine) ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS, WCH
How Shall They Hear the Word of God 629 WP
I Could Not Live without You (Schoenfeld) G-4160
I Long for You (Dameans) 204 GP, 105 GPCOMP
I Heard the Voice of Jesus BB/MI, 453 CVH, 607 WP
I Sought the Lord (Stevenson) 332-10100
If You Continue in My Word (Busarow) 11-1537
Lamp of Our Feet G-2648
Let the Giving of Thanks (Bell) PSALM-IONA
O Lord, Your Word Be Always My Guide G-4301
Only In God (Foley) 701 CBW II, 128 GP, 182 GPCOMP
Speak, Lord (Ault) 146 GP, 230 GPCOMP
Song to Jesus Christ (Huijbers) BB/MI, 187 GTR
The Word Is in Your Heart OCP 8617
Take, Lord, Receive (Foley) 53 GP, 239 GPCOMP
We Believe (Farrell) BB/MI, 10257 OCP
We Live a Mystery (Connelly) GC, GTR
What Does the Lord Require 624 WP, 568 WOV
Your Word Is a Lamp (Englert) 209 PMB
Your Voice, My God, Calls Me By Name (Routley) G-2275
Be Not Afraid (Dufford) ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, CBW III, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, WC, WW
Blest Are They (Haas) ACH, BB/MI, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS
Bread and Wine (Young) G-4066
Bread of Life (Farrell) BB/MI, CBW III, GC, JS
Confitemini Domino (Berthier) 237 GTR, TAIZE II, 561WP
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (Foley) G-3935
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (Walker) BB/MI, JS
Let Us Be Bread (Porter) G-3355
Keep in Mind (Deis 69 BB/MI, JS, PMB, WCH
Let Us Open Our Lives (Haugen) G-3522
O Sacrament Most Holy WCH
Our Blessing Cup (Joncas) BB/MI, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS
O Bread of Life 709 PMB, WCH
Restless Is the Heart (Farrell) BB/MI, JS 9283 STM
The Comfortable Words (Betteridge) 8605 PPMO
This Alone (Manion) 243 GP, 243 GPCOMP
Table Prayer (Dameans) GP2, GTR
We Gather Together ACH, BB, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, LMGM, PMB, RS, WCH, WP
Where Two or Three Are Gathered 194 BB, TM
We Remember (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI,
Yahweh, the Faithful One (Schutte) GP, GP2
Canon of Praise (Pachelbel) HP-MW-1226
Give Thanks to God on High 554 CVH, 328 GTR
How Lovely Is Your Dwelling Place (Joncas) BB/MI, GPCOMP, GC, GTR
Praise and Thanksgiving (Lovelace) 11-2169
Thanks to God Whose Word Was Spoken 514 WP
The Love of Christ the Lord (Valentine) G-4814
We Praise Your Glorious Name OCP 9286
All Creatures of Our God ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GC, JS, PMB, RS, WCH, WOV, WP
Be Thou My Vision (Cooney) G-3973
Bless Us With Your Love (Mozart) HP- MW-1224
Christ Be Beside Me 541 CBW II, 231 PMB, 454 WOV
From East and West (Dufford) BB/MI, GP2, JS
Glory to you, Word of God 573 PMB
God of Abraham GC, JS, OCP
God of Peace (Willcock) BB/MI, GP2
God, Whose Almighty Word 486 WP
God, Whose Purpose Is to Kindle GC, RS, WP
God's Blessing Sends Us Forth 605 CVH, 153 PMB, WCH
Happy Those Who Hear the Word of God (Norbet) ACH, BB, GP, JS, WCH
I Want to Praise Your Name (Hurd) BB/MI, GC, GTR, JS
Like Cedars They Shall Stand (Schutte) 671 CBW II, 115 GP, JS
Lord of Glory (Manion) BB/MI, 37 GP, 155 GPCOMP, 324 GTR
Love Is His Word 599 WP
Our God is Love (Hopson) 11-2339
Seek the Lord (O'Connor) BB/MI, 46 GP, 213 GPCOMP
Shepherd of Our Hearts (Chepponis) G-3148
Sing Our God Together (Haas, Haugen) G-3960, GC
The Kingdom of God (Lovelace) G-3250
When Jesus Came Preaching CVH, RS, WP