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September 16, 2001, 24th 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 ___________________________________________________________

Ex. 32: 7-11, 13-14 The Lord relented and did not send the evil he had threatened.
The Lord told Moses to go down, because his people had turned to idolatry. God revealed that his wrath would destroy them. Moses beseeched the Lord to remember his covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and God relents.
Ps. 51 "I will leave this place and go to my father."
1 Tim. 1: 12-17 "Christ came to save sinners."
2 Cor. 5: 19 "God was in Christ, to reconcile the world to himself; and the Good News of reconciliation he has entrusted to us."
GOSPEL: Lk. 15: 1-32
"There will be joy in heaven over one sinner who does penance."
Through the parables of the prodigal son, the lost lamb, and the woman who lost a coin, Jesus teaches of the joy experienced in heaven over the return of the wayward soul.
FOCUS: God wills that those who have wandered away should return, for God's mercy and compassion is without fathom.
REFLECTION: "If thou wish to reach the prefection of love, it befits thee to set thy life in order."
St. Catherine of Siena
"The Lord sees your need and your efforts, and will give you a helping hand... No support can be better than His. The greatest danger lies in the soul thinking that it can find this help within itself; then it will lose everything. Evil will dominate it again, eclipsing the light that as yet flickers but weakly in the soul, and it will extinguish the small flame which is still scarcely burning. The soul should realize how powerless it is alone; therefore, expecting nothing of itself, let it fall down in humility before God, and in its own heart recognize itself to be nothing. Then grace-which is all-powerful-will, out of this nothing, create in it everything. He who in total humility puts himself in the hand of the merciful God, attracts the Lord to himself, and becomes strong in His strength. Although expecting everything from God and nothing from ourselves, we must nevertheless force ourselves to action, exerting all our strength, so as to create something to which the divine help may come, and which the divine power may encompass. Grace is already present within us, but it will only act after man has himself acted, filling his powerlessness with its own power. Establish yourself, therefore, firmly in the humble sacrifice of your will to God, and then take action without any irresolution or half-heartedness ." Theophane the Recluse
APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Introduce the liturgy by raising the question, "How often do we identify with the second son, the one who wanted to limit the father's compassion?" God's love is extraordinary and unlike ours, and knows no limits.
Penitential rite: Third form with fourth set of sample invocations
General Intercessions-
Introduction: My sisters and brothers, let us turn our prayers to God whose love and mercy are infinite:
· That Christians everywhere may be responsive to the word of God and compassionate to God's creation;
· That people everywhere who hunger for justice find peace in God's mercy;
· That all who have grown complacent in faith may turn to God again and be reconciled as bearers of the gospel,
· That our community and families who welcome Christ into their lives, learn to receive him in all peoples throughout the world.
Preface: Sixth for Sundays in Ordinary Time
Lord's Prayer: Third suggested introduction
Prayers over the People: Second
Faith Formation
· What relationship do you see
between the first reading and the
· Is the parable of the prodigal son
hard for you to accept?
· Who do you identify with in
today's gospel?
Custom at the time of Jesus dictated that this acceptance by the father of the wayward son would have been unthinkable. The father would have written off the son, never to associate with him again. This parable must have shocked many.
· How do we put limits on what we think God should do?
· Can we accept a totally merciful God?
· Can you be totally merciful?
Children's Liturgy of the Word
The poem "The Hound of Heaven' by Francis Thompson is an account of his flight from God and God's loving, relentless pursuit. God is imagined as a big faithful hound, chasing us through the corridors of time. This hound wants to play with us, and be with us always. Using this image make the comparison between this hound and the father of the prodigal son in today's gospel.
· What does this say about how we should treat others?
All Who Hunger GC. RS
City of God (Schutte) ACH, BB/MI, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, WW, WC
Christ Is Made the Sure Foundation BB/MI, 542 CBW II, 485 CVH, WCH, 343 WOV, 617 WP
King of Every Nation BB/MI
Keep in Mind (Deiss) BB/MI, 69 PMB, WCH
Come Home (Landry) 40 GPCOMP
Come, Our Almighty King 307 CVH, 114 PMB, 143 WCH
Father Almighty (Walsh) BB/MI
Gather Us In (Haugen) BB/MI, 624 CVH, 78 GPCOMP, 311 GTR, WCH, GC, RS, 665 WP
God of Our Fathers 660 CVH, 124 PMB, WCH, 764 WP
God of Peace (Willcock) BB/MI, GP2
I Long for You (Dameans) 204 GP, 105 GPCOMP
I, the Lord (Kendzia) 109 GPCOMP
Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise BB/MI, CVH, 118 PMB, WCH, 512 WP
Lift Up Your Hearts (O'Connor) BB/MI, 214 GP, 142 GPCOMP, 231 GTR, GC, RS
Mighty Lord (Foley) 120 GP, 162 GPCOMP
Rejoice, People Gathered This Day (Dohm) WCH
Table of Plenty (Schutte) BB/MI, GP2, JS
The King of Glory (Jabusch) BB/MI, 547 CBW II, 541 CVH, 128 GPCOMP, 2 PMB, WCH, 501 WP, WW
Ubi Caritas 386 CVH, 598 WP
Yes, I Shall Arise (Deiss) 166 PMB, WCH
We Come as Guests Invited (Walsh) BB/ MI, JS
We Gather in Worship (Moore) GC, G-3861
What Is This Place (Oosterhuis) BB/MI, GC, GP2, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, WP
126 SMM vol. 5 (Kreutz)
936 WP (Carroll)
16 PFAS (Kreutz)
10 PFC, vol. 4 (Pica)
14 PFFAS (Willcock)
9 PCY (Isele)
14 PSALMS (Kreutz)
Be Merciful, O Lord (Haugen) 30 GTR
Create in Me (Haas) 31 GTR
Create in Me (Haugen) 237 CVH
Create in Me (Hurd) BB/MI
Give Us, Lord, a New Heart (Farrell) BB/MI, 7104 OCP
Have Mercy on Us, Lord 197 PMB
Have Mercy, Lord, on Us 250 CVH, 196 PMB, WCH, 753 WP
O for a Heart to Praise My God 591 WP, 476 WOV
Spare Us, Lord (Ps. 51) 42 PMB, 290 WCH
Ashes (Conry) BB, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS
Be Reconciled as One (Willcock) BB/MI, GP2. JS
Canticle of the Turning (Cooney) GC, RS, G-3407
Christians, Let Us Love One Another BB/MI, CBW III, JS
Come, Lord Jesus (Andrew) 207 CC
How Can I Repay the Lord (Dean) 7119 OCP
Father of Merc y BB/MI, 409 CVH, 746 WP
Grant Us, Lord, Thy Mercy (Schubert) 312- 41546
Happy Those Who Hear the Word of God (Norbet) ACH, BB, GP, JS, WCH
Hosea (Norbet) BB/MI, 482 CVH, 686 CBW II, 262 GP, 164 PMB, WCH
In the Abundance (Alstott) BB/MI
In Your Love Remember Me (Kendzia) 208 GP
Let Your Mercy Be on Us (Haugen) 25 GTR
Lord, Let Your Mercy Be Upon Us (Warner) WCS
Loving Father, Ever Waiting 168 PMB
Our Father, We Have Wandered 401 CVH, 755 WP
Parce, Domine BB, 42 PMB, WCH, 416 WP
Prayer of Saint Francis (Temple) ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, RS, WCH
Remember Your Love (Dameans) BB/ MI, 134 GP, 206 GPCOMP, 158 GTR
Return to Me (Hurd) BB/MI, 355 GTR
Surrender to You (Hillerbrand) 235 GPCOMP
Turn to Me (Foley BB, 57 GP, 249 GPCOMP
Ubi Caritas (Berthier) 271 GTR, G-2586, TAIZE II, 604 WP
Abba, Father! (Keating) 215 PMB, WCH
Amazing Grace ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, WCH, WOV, WP, WS, (Proulx: G-2326)
Born from the Gospel (Glover) G-4587
Gathered Now (O'Brien) G-3772
Gift of Finest Wheat (Kreutz) 173 ACH, BB/MI, 570 CBW II, 389 CVH, 80 GPCOMP, 665 PMB, WCH, 736 WP
God and Man at Table Are Sat Down (Stamps) 102 GP
God Beyond All Names (Farrell) 7236 OCP
Great God of Mercy 746 WP
Holy Name Communion Song (Sands) BB/MI, GP2, JS
Humbly, Lord, We Worship You BB, WCH
In Remembrance of You (Willcock) BB/ MI
Just a Closer Walk with Thee 169 PMB, 141 WW
Like a Shepherd (Dufford) BB/MI, 692 CBW II, 35 GP, 145 GPCOMP, 350 GTR
Loving Father, Ever Waiting (Westendorf) 168 PMB,
Now We Remain (Haas) BB/MI, GC, GTR, RS, WCH, WW
Only In God (Talbot) BB/MI, WW
Servant Song (Fisher, Stardust) GC, G-3730
The Cup We Bless (Willcock) BB/MI, GP2, HM
To Be Your Bread (Haas) BB/MI, 80 PMB
We Come to Your Altar (Brubaker) 7957 WS, WW
We Have Been Told (Haas) ACH, BB/MI, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH
Where There Is Love (Hughes) G-2555
You Have Looked upon the Lowly 60 PMB
By Name I Have Called You (Landry) 40 GPCOMP
In Heavely Love Abiding (Mendelssohn) 312-41389
Loving Father, Gracious God 283 GTR
Mercy's Free 59LR
Return to Me (Hurd) BB/MI, GTR, JS
There Is One Bread (Deiss) 658 PMB
Amazing Grace ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, WCH, WOV, WP, WS, (Proulx: G-2326)
For the Fruits of This Creation BB/ MI, 678 CBW II, 155 PMB, 379 TWC, 166 WCH, 562 WP
Change Our Hearts (Cooney) BB/MI, GP2, JS
Glory and Praise to Our God (Schutte) BB/MI, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS
Glory and Praise to You (Deiss) 192 PMB
God of Abraham (Farrell) BB/MI, GC, JS, OCP
Grant Unto Us (Pasquet) 362-01249
In Praise of His Name (O'Connor) BB/MI, 28 GP, 227 GTR
Lead Me, Guide Me 168 LMGM
Now Let Us from This Table Rise BB/MI, 566 CBW II, 146 PMB, 450 WOV, 625 WP
Now Thank We All Our God ACH, BB, CBW III, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, RS, PMB, WCH, WP
Sing of the Lord's Goodness (Sands) BB/MI, GC. GTR
There's a Wideness in God's Mercy CVH, GC, JS, WP
The King of Love, My Shepherd Is BB/MI, 460 CVH, 609 WP
Though the Mountains May Fall (Schutte) ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, WC, WW
With Our God (Joncas) 267 GPCOMP
Where Charity and Love Prevail AF-11-10120, BB/MI, CVH, GC, GTR, PMB, RS, WCH, WP
You Shall Be My People (Ward) WCH, WW