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(Andrea) Welcome to the liturgy of our Mary Mother of Jesus community. We are an inclusive Catholic Community where all are welcome at our table! Thank you for joining us today! We invite you to pray the liturgy and respond where it says “All.”
All participants will be muted during the liturgy except the presiders and readers.
Please have bread and wine or juice nearby as we pray our Eucharistic prayer.
(Den & All): In the name ✝️ of our Creator/Sustainer, Jesus the Living Word, and the Spirit who calls us to share the Good News. Amen.
Sign of Peace (Den) Let us share with one another a sign of Christ’s peace ☮️
(Den & All): Christ’s peace be with you. Namaste. Namaste. Namaste.
Theme (Michael) Evangelizare pauperibus misit me. Caritas Christi urget nos.
Opening Prayer (Andrea & All): O Holy One, protector of the poor, we give thanks for your Holy Spirit who sends women and men to share the Good News of your kindom, including Louise de Marillac & Vincent de Paul. We give thanks for this Wisdom-Spirit who impels us today to boldly proclaim your Gospel of peace and inclusive love in our homes, communities and world. Bless our celebration today as we honor our call to share the Good News. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Liturgy of the Word
(Michael 🎶) Now with the strength of your Word, send us to be your disciples,
To bring all the world the Good News of your kindom. (Repeat Alleluia 🎶)
(Lee) A reading from the Good News according to Luke
Jesus came to Nazareth where he had been reared. As he always did on the Sabbath, he went to the meeting place. When he stood up to read, he was handed the scroll of the prophet Isaiah. Unrolling the scroll, Jesus found the place where it was written,
God's Spirit is on me;
God has chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor,
Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and
recovery of sight to the blind,
To set the burdened and battered free,
to announce, "This is God's year to act!"
He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the assistant, and sat down.
Every eye in the place was on him, intent. Then Jesus started in,
"You've just heard Scripture make history. It came true just now in this place.”
This is the Good News. All: Let it be so!
(Michael 🎶) Fed by the Bread of new life, filled with wine of compassion,
Send us out to serve the poorest in your name. (Repeat Alleluia 🎶)
(Joan M) A reading from the Good News according to Luke.
Jesus now called the Twelve and gave them authority and power to deal with all the demons and cure diseases. He commissioned them to preach the news of God's kindom and heal the sick. He said, "Don't load yourselves up with equipment. Keep it simple; you are the equipment. And no luxury inns—get a modest place and be content there until you leave. If you’re not welcomed, leave town. Don't make a scene. Shrug your shoulders and move on.”
Commissioned, they left. They traveled from town to town telling the latest news of God, The Message, and curing people everywhere they went.
This is the Good News. All: Let it be so!
Shared Homily. After homily starter: 🎶 Here I Am, God. (Michael & All):
I, the God of snow and rain, I have borne my people’s pain.
I have wept for love of them, they turn away.
I will break their hearts of stone, give them hearts for love alone.
I will speak my Word to them. Whom shall I send?
Here I am, God. Is it I, God?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, God, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.
Please share your spirit-filled reflections and re-mute when you finish.
Profession of Faith. (Jack & 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, 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 actions on behalf of justice, compassion, equality & healing for all in our world! Amen
Prayers of the Community
. (Ann) Mindful of God’s unconditional love for us, we bring the needs of the people to our merciful God.
*We bring to the table the members of the Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests. We pray for the success of their annual meeting and liturgy this evening. May they have the strength to follow the Spirit in their ministry to the people of God.
Response: Compassionate God, you hear us.
*We bring to the table the thousands of our fellow citizens and those around the world who are suffering from the current covid surge. We pray for health care providers everywhere who are once again overwhelmed as they provide covid care. R
*For the members of our MMOJ community who are receiving treatment for serious health problems. We pray for their strength, comfort, and healing. R
(Joan M) We pray for those remembered in our MMOJ book of community petitions, especially…. R
(Ann) And for what and whom else shall we pray today? (Please unmute to offer your prayer, then remote.)
(Ann) Holy One, you faithfully listen to our prayers. Strengthen us as we respond to the needs of your people and work to bring the reign of your love to our community and to everyone in our world. We pray in the name of Jesus the Christ. All: Amen
We offer our gifts at the table. 🥖 🍷
(Den & All): As we do in this place what you did in an upstairs room, send down your Spirit Sophia on us and on these gifts of bread 🥖 and 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. (Andrea & 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.”
(Den & All): Remember, gracious God, your Church throughout the world. Make us open to receive all believers and to share the Good News with them. 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.
Prayer of Jesus. (Andrea & All) Let us pray together as Jesus taught us:
O Holy One, who is within, around and among us,
We celebrate your many names.
Your Wisdom come,
Your will be done, unfolding from the depths within us.
Each day you give us all we need.
You remind us of our limits, and we let go.
You support us in our power, and we act with courage,
For you are the dwelling place within us,
the empowerment around us,
and the celebration among us, now and forever. Amen
(Den & 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.
Prayer of Thanksgiving (Didache, Instruction, 100CE)
(Michael & All): 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.
(Andrea & All): And for the bread 🥖 fragment: We thank you, Amma God, for the life and wisdom whose meaning you made clear to us through Jesus, yours ever be the splendor.
(Den & 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.
(Andrea): Go in the peace of Christ. Go out to share the Good News with everyone!
All: We will do so! Alleluia!
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