Living Gospel Equality Now: Loving in the Heart of God: Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests
Monday, September 25, 2017
Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community Liturgy celebrating feasts of Saints Vincent de Paul & Louise de Marillac September 23, 2017 Imogene & Michael Rigdon Presiding Mindy Simmons, Music Minister
Imogene and Michael Rigdon co-presiders
Images of St Vincent de Paul and Louise de Marillac
Welcome! Moment of silence
Gathering Song: #628 We Are Called, verses 2& 3
All: In the name of God our creator, Jesus our Living Word, and the Spirit who calls us to share the Good News. Amen. Opening Prayer. All: Let us pray. O God, protector of the poor, we give thanks for for your Holy Spirit who sent women and men to share the Good News, including Louise de Marillac & Vincent de Paul. We give thanks for this bold Wisdom-Spirit who impels us today to proclaim your Good News of love & peace in our homes, communities and world. We ask your blessings on our Eucharistic celebration today which honors our call to share the Gospel. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
All sing: Glory to God, glory. O praise God, alleluia. Glory to God, glory. O praise the name of our God. (x3)
Liturgy of the Word (Response: Thanks be to God!)
All (sing): Celtic Alleluia #381 (v1)
1st reading from the Gospel of Luke.
All (sing): Celtic Alleluia (v2)
2nd reading from the Gospel of Luke
All: Celtic Alleluia
Shared Homily. After homily starter, #377 Here I Am, God, verse 3.
Profession of Faith. ALL: We believe in God, the creator of the universe, the fountain of life, flowing through every being. We believe in Jesus the Christ who reflects the face of God and the fullness of humanity. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the breath of God in the cosmos, who calls us to loving service without counting the cost. We believe in our global communion with all in the circle of life. Amen to loving actions on behalf of justice, healing, compassion and equality for all in our world! Amen Community Petitions. Presider: Mindful of God’s unconditional love for us, we bring the needs of the people to our merciful God.
Response: Compassionate God, hear our prayer. Presider: Healing God, you faithfully listen to our prayers. Strengthen us as we respond to the needs of your people and work for justice and positive change in our world. We pray in the name of Jesus the Christ. All: Amen
Collection and Offering of Gifts at the table.
All Sing: #361 Seed Scattered and Sown, vs 1 &;;3
Eucharistic Prayer. Please gather around the table for our community meal.
All Sing: Holy, Holy, Holy God, God of power, God of light. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hoisanna in the highest. Blessed are all who come in the name of our
God. Hosanna in the highest.
All: As we do in this place what you did in an upstairs room, s end down your Spirit Sophia on us and on these gifts of bread a nd wine that they may become for us your body, healing, forgiving, and making us whole. And that we may become for you, your body, loving and caring in the world until your kindom comes. Amen.
We remember Jesus. All, with hand extended in blessing:
On the night before he died, Jesus sat at the Seder meal with his companions. Reminding them of what he taught, he bent down to wash their feet. Jesus returned to his place at table, lifted the Passover bread and spoke the blessing, then broke the bread saying: “Take and eat, this is my very self.” (Pause) Jesus then raised the cup of blessing, spoke the grace, and offered them the wine saying: “Take and drink of the covenant made new again through my life for you and for everyone. Whenever you do this, you remember me.”
All: Remember, gracious God, your Church throughout the world. Make us open to receive all believers. In union with all people, may we strive to create a world where suffering is diminished, and where all people can live in health and wholeness.
Thru Christ, with Christ, in Christ, in union with the Holy Spirit, all glory is yours, gracious God. Amen (sing)
Prayer of Jesus (Sing “Our Father and Mother”)
Presider: Let us offer each other a sign of peace.
All: This is Jesus who liberates, heals and transforms us and our world. All are invited to partake of this banquet of love. We are the Body of Christ.
All Sing: Holy gifts for holy people; come, you hungry, and believe. Come and take Christ’s body offered, come and be what you receive. (Repeat x2)
Communion: Instrumental music (Mindy)
Prayer of Thanksgiving (Didache, Instruction, 100CE)
Men: For the thanksgiving, give thanks this way: First, for the cup: We thank you, Abba God, for the sacred vine of David your son, whose meaning you made clear to us through our brother Jesus, yours ever be the splendor.
Women: And for the bread fragment: We thank you, Abba God, f or the life and wisdom whose meaning you made clear to us through Jesus, yours ever be the splendor.
All: As this fragment was scattered high on hills, but by gathering was united into one, so let your people from earth’s ends be united into your single reign, for yours are splendor and might through Jesus Christ down the ages.
Prayers of Thanksgiving. Introductions. Announcements.
All sing, hand extended in blessing: You are the face of God, I hold you in my heart, You are a part of me, You are the face of God. You are the face of God, I hold you in my heart, You are my family, You are the face of God.
Presider: Go in the peace of Christ, let us share the Good News with all! All: We will do so! Alleluia!