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September 23, 2001, 25th 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: Amos. 8: 4-7 "The Lord God spoke against those who buy the poor for money."
The Lord will never forget the swindling and dishonesty of oppression.
Ps. 113 "Praise the Lord, who raises the poor."
1 Tim. 2: 1-8 "Let prayers be offered to God for everyone; he wishes that all be saved. "
2 Cor. 8: 9 "Jesus Christ was rich but he became poor, to make you rich out of his poverty."
GOSPEL: Lk. 16: 1-13
"You cannot be servants of both God and money."
Jesus tells the parable of the rich man who dismisses his steward.
FOCUS: The riches of this world are fleeting and best used to further the kingdom.
REFLECTION: "Avarice is inordinate love of riches and the good things of this life. Jesus Christ , to cure us of it, was born in extreme poverty, deprived of all comforts. He chose a Mother who was poor. He willed to pass as the son of a humble workman." St. John Vianney
"The gift which we have received from Jesus Christ in holy baptism is not destroyed, but is only buried as a treasure in the ground. And both common sense and gratitude demand that we should take good care to unearth this treasure and bring it to light. This can be done in two ways. The gift of baptism is revealed first of all by a painstaking fulfillment of the commandments; the more we carry these out, the more clearly the gift shines upon us in its true splendour and brilliance. Secondly, it comes to light and is revealed through the continual invocation of the Lord Jesus, or by unceasing remembrance of God, which is one and the same thing. The first method is powerful but the second is more so; so much so that even fidelity to the commandments receives its full strength from prayer. For this reason, if we truly desire to bring to flower the seed of grace that is hidden within us, we should hasten to acquire the habit of this exercise of the heart, and always practise this prayer within it, without any image or form, until it warms our mind and inflames our soul with an inexpressible love towards God and men." St. Gregory of Sinai
APPLYING THE READINGS TO THE LITURGY: Introduce the liturgy with the suggestion that we pursue the kingdom with at least as much zeal as we pursue earthly treasures. As the enterprising servant won the favor of others, we too should use our grace and our talents to bring about spiritual harmony.
Sprinkling rite or
Penitential rite: Third form with second set of sample invocations
General Intercession-
My brothers and sisters, may all who follow Christ reject what is contrary to the gospel. Let us pray to God, who brings forth life from nothingness:
· For all those who gather together in the Holy Spirit of God, that they use their talents to bring about harmony;
· For peace among nations, that resources be diverted towards humani-taran purposes
· For the aged who suffer from loneliness and infirmity, that we will sustain them by our love, and committement;
· For all of us gathered here, that God will teach us to use our gifts to strengthen the kingdom of God.
Preface: Second or fourth for Sundays in Ordinary Time
Lord's Prayer: Fourth suggested introduction
Prayers over the People: First or sixteenth or
Solemn Blessing in Ordinary time: Fourth
Faith Formation
The enterprising servant in today's gospel is a symbol of our need to pursue the spiritual life with at least the zest with which we pursue our earthly treasures. People are fairly industrious when it comes to acquiring material wealth. Let us all increase our industry in the pursuit of the peaceful kingdom, God among us. Peace and harmony can be ours through love of God and All His Creation.
· In what ways does the pursuit of a spiritual life run at odds with the
pursuit of material riches in your life?
· How has the lure of wealth affected your decisions ?
Children's Liturgy of the Word
People who serve others serve God. There are many ways in which we can help bring about a better world.
The industrious servant tried to do something that helped others rather than hinder them. He was trying to serve them. However we choose to use our talents, we must work hard to help make the world a better place.
Song suggestions:
Those Who Seek Your Face BB, STM
We Are the Light of the World BB/MI, CVH, PMB, WCH
Praise His Name (Joncas) BB/MI, GP, GTR
Anthem (Conry) BB/MI, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS
Blessed Are the Poor (Marchionda) WCH, 7854 WS
Canticle of the Turning (Cooney) GC, RS, G-3407
Christ Is Alive 504 CBW II, 269 CVH, 183 GTR, 79 PMB, 466 WP
Gather Us In (Haugen) BB/MI, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH, WP
God of Day and God of Darkness (Haugen) BB/MI, GC, GTR, RS, WCH
God Has Chosen Me (Farrell) BB/MI, GP2, JS
Great Is the Lord (Inwood) BB/MI, JS
Great Is the Lord (Toolan) BB/MI, 636 CBW II
Hail, Redeemer, King Divine BB/MI, 337 CVH, 101 PMB, WCH
Humbly, Lord, We Worship You BB, WCH
In Christ There Is No East or West BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, RS, PMB, WCH, WOV, WP
Jesus, Our Divine Companion WCH
Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven BB/MI, CBW III, GC, JS, PMB, RS, WCH, WOV, WP
Priestly People (Deiss) 151 PMB, WCH
Rain Down (Cortez) BB/MI, GP2, JS
Rejoice in the Lord (Marchionda) 205 PMB, WW
Seek First (Berthier) TAIZE II
The Church of Christ in Every Age BB/ MI, 613 CVH, 626 WP
The King of Glory (Jabusch) BB/MI, 547 CBW II, 541 CVH, 128 GPCOMP, 2 PMB, WCH, 501 WP, WW
Whatever God Ordains Is Right (Pachelbel) 11-2478
When I Behold the Wondrous Cross BB, PMB, CBW II, CVH, WCH, WOV, WP, WW
You Have Looked upon the Lowly 60 PMB, WCH
128 SMM vol. 5 (Marchionda)
Praise the Lord (Ridge) GP2
18 PFC vol. 4 (Marchionda)
Abba! Father! (Landry) 1 GP, 2 GPCOMP
All That We Have (Ault) 174 GP, 10 GPCOMP, 257 GTR, 2 YPGP
Blest Are Those 55 GTR
Christ Be Our Light (Farrell) BB/MI, GP2, JS
Dwelling Place (Foley) 710 CBW II, 12 GP 63 GPCOMP
Here Our Voice, O God 7951 WS
Hold Me in Life (Huijbers, Oosterhuis) BB/MI, 707 CBW II, 241 GTR
How Blest Are We 577 CBW II, 82 GPCOMP, WCH
How Firm a Foundation (arr. Goemanne) G-2650
I Will Lift Up My Eyes (Conry) BB/MI, 203 GTR
Mary's Song of Praise 762 PMB, WCH
Mary's Song (Joncas, Oosterhuis) BB/MI, 159 GPCOMP
Miserere Nostri Domine (Palestrina) 312- 41340
Only In God (Foley) 701 CBW II, 128 GP, 182 GPCOMP
Seek Ye First (Lafferty) BB/MI, CBW II, CBW III, WCH, WP
Seek the Lord (O'Connor) BB/MI, 46 GP, 213 GPCOMP
Turn to Me (Foley) BB, 57 GP, 249 GPCOMP, JS
Servant Song (Fisher, Stardust) GC, G-3730 The Cry of the Poor (Foley) BB/MI, GC GP, GPCOMP, GTR
Those Who Seek Your Face BB, 7150 STM
We Are the Light of the World BB/MI, CVH, GP2, JS, PMB, WCH
We Have Been Told (Haas) ACH, BB/MI, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH
We Remember (Haugen) ACH, BB/MI, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, RS, WCH
Wonderful and Great 132 PMB
A Hymn of Praise (Reagen) 228 PMB, WCH
All Are Welcome (Haugen) G-4166
Blest Are the Pure in Heart 719 CBW II, 450 CVH
Blest Are They (Haas) ACH, BB/MI, GC,GPCOMP, GTR, RS
Blest Are You GC, RS
Bread and Wine (Young) G-4066
Bread for the World Broken (Walker) BB/MI
Earthen Vessels (Foley) BB/MI, 13 GP, 64 GPCOMP
Eye Has Not Seen (Haugen) BB/MI, GC, GTR, GPCOMP, RS, WCH
God, Whose Giving Knows No Ending 631 WP
Holy Name Communion Song (Sands) BB/MI, GP2, JS
In Christ There is a Table GC, RS
Jesus Is Our Prayer (Ellis) 109 GP
Lasting Treasure (Miffleton) 7992 WS, WW
Life-Giving Bread, Saving Cup (Chepponis) GC, GTR
On Eagle's Wings (Joncas) ACH, BB/MI, GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, WC, WW
Only This I Want (Schutte) CBW III, GC, GP, GPCOMP
Peace-Making Man (Winter) 106 PMB
Sing We a Song 221 PMB
Take, Lord, Receive (Foley) 53 GP, 239 GPCOMP
The Word Is In Your Heart 8617 OCP
Voices that Challenge (Haas) G-3397
What Does the Lord Require RS, WP, WOV
Whatsoever You Do (Jabusch) ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GC, GP, JS, PMB, WCH
Confitenmini Domino (Berthier) 237 GTR, TAIZE II, 561WP
How Firm a Foundation (arr. Lovelace) G-2749
How Shall I Sing to God? (Haas) G-3453
I Found the Treasure (Schutte) 102 GPCOMP, GP2
Loving Father, Gracious God 283 GTR
May We Praise You (Foley) BB/MI, 160 GPCOMP, 210 GP, 235 GTR
Praise God, All You His Servants 210 PMB
Blest Be the Lord (Schutte) ACH, BB/MI,GC, GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS
City of God (Schutte) ACH, BB/MI, GC,GP, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, WW, WC
For the Beauty of the Earth ACH, BB/MI, CBW II, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, JS, PMB, WCH, WOV, WP
From All That Dwell Below the Skies BB/MI, 563 CVH, WCH, 521 WP
God of Day and God of Darkness (Haugen) BB/MI, GC, GTR, RS, WCH
God's Blessing Sends Us Forth 605 CVH, 153 PMB, WCH
How Firm a Foundation ACH, BB/MI, CVH, GC, JS, RS, WP
I Will Not Die (Conry) BB/MI, GC, GTR, JS, RS
Jesus, the New Covenant (Deiss) 95 PMB
Lead Me, Lord (Becker) BB/MI, GP2, JS
Now Thank We All Our God ACH, BB, CBW II, CVH, GC, JS, RS
Oh, Now Be Joyfull All (Taffs) 332-40091
Path of Life (Dameans) 226 GP, 188 GPCOMP
Praise His Name (Joncas) BB/MI, 228 GP, 229 GTR
Sing a New Song to the Lord (Dudley- Smith) 662 CBW II, 218 GTR, WCH, 550 WP
Stewards of Earth 161 PMB, WCH, WW
This Is the Day (Haugen) 226 GTR, WCH
What Wondrous Love ACH, BB/MI, CVH, GC, GPCOMP, GTR, JS, RS, WCH, WP
Where Charity and Love Prevail AF-11-10120, BB/MI, CVH, GC, GTR, PMB, RS, WCH, WP
You Alone (Cooney) GPCOMP, JS
You Shall Be My People (Ward) WCH, WW