Living Gospel Equality Now: Loving in the Heart of God: Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive House Church Liturgy, Sun City, January 9 2020 Holy Family, Our Family, Our Human Family Katy Zatsick ARCWP, Elena Garcia ARCWP
of Light" by Sister Marie Pierre Semler, Maryknoll
All: Infinite God in whom I
live and move and have my being (arms outstretched), Holy Spirit Sophia in
every person and all Communities (hands in Namaste position, bowing to person
across from you), Inner God, my brother Jesus: I am your light for the world
(hands crossed over heart) Amen.
Presider: God is within us all. All:
And also with you.
All: Jesus, Mary and
Joseph, in you we contemplate the splendor of true love, to you we turn with
trust.Holy family of Nazareth, grant
that our families too may be places of communion and prayer, authentic schools
of the Gospel and small domestic churches.Holy
Family of Nazareth, may families never againexperience
violence, rejection and division; may all who have been hurt or scandalized
find ready comfort and healing.Holy
Family of Nazareth, make us one more mindful of the sacredness and
inviolability of the family, and its beauty in God’s plan.Jesus, Mary and Joseph, graciously hear our prayer.
Sheet for Readings
Shared Homily: What is your vision for our families, in
our communities, in our country? For the families of the world? Where do you
see persons taking actions for the Common Good of all families?
Profession of Faith. All: We
believe in God who is creator, sustainer and nurturer of all families. We believe in Jesus Christ our brother and
Beloved Son of God who is our love, our hope, and our light for all families.
Born in a stable, he now resides in our souls. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the breath of
Wisdom Sophia renewer of all families within America and the world. Sophia who
energizes and guides us to rebuild caring families, communities and to
challenge injustices. We believe in the Communion of Saints our heavenly
friends and family, who support our families on life’s journey. We
believe we are One with all the families of the world and in the community of
creation. We believe that God calls us to live fully, love tenderly, and serve
generously so that all families of humanity, plants and animals in the world
may thrive. Amen.
Presider: Always mindful of
God’s unconditional love
and care for us, we bring the needs of God’s families across the world to our
loving Creator and Sustainer.
Response: Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we trust in you, hear
we work for peace for all families in the USA and across the world, we pray,
In 2020 may we stand in solidarity with all families who are marginalized and work
for justice and equality, we pray.. Presider: For what else
should we pray…
Presider: We know you hear
our prayers; those we speak and those we keep in our hearts. Energize our
community as we begin our New Year, our gift from you. All: Amen
PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS
are you, O God, Creator of all families. This bread is your MMOJ community living
as the Holy Family with faith in your divine providence. Through your love, we have this bread to
offer, it will become for us the Bread of life. ALL: Praise to God, center of the life of the Holy family.
are you, O God, Creator of all. This wine is our desire to follow your
Way of Love, Joy, Peace, and Hope in 2020. Through your divine providence, we have this
wine to offer, it will become our spiritual drink.ALL: Praise
to God, center of the life of the Holy family.
Presence, we are united in this sacrament by the love of our Brother Jesus
Christ and all families who seek to be the Compassionate presence of the Holy
Family in our world and our time. ALL: Amen.
All: Blessed are you, God of all life, through your goodness we have this
bread and this wine and our own lives to offer. Through this sacred meal and
the gifts of joy, peace and hope of Jesus, Mary and Joseph may we become your Presence
for all families.Amen.
Eucharistic Prayer. All Sing:
We are holy holy holy (x3) We are whole; You are holy holy holy (x3) You are
whole; I am holy (x3) I am whole; We are holy holy holy (x3) We are whole.
Come Holy Spirit and settle on this
bread and wine. Fill them with the holiness and wholeness of Mary, Joseph, and our
Brother Jesus the Cosmic Christ born in a stable and living in the center of
our souls today.
Jesus.(hand extended in blessing):
All: On the
night before he died, while at supper with his friends and family, Jesus took
bread, broke it, and shared it with those present, saying, “Take this, all
of you, and eat. This is my body which will be broken for you.”(Pause)
Then Jesus took
a cup of wine and shared it with his family and friends, saying, “Take this all
of you and drink. This is the cup of my life-blood. Do this in memory of me.”
All (2nd Invocation
of Spirit, with hand on each other’s shoulder): Come Holy Spirit to rest on us. Refreshed from our worship together and
joined with Jesus’ parents Joseph and Mary, and all our ancestors
in faith; may we extend your Love, Faith, Joy, Peace, and Hope to all whom we
meet this year.
Prayer of Jesus“Our Father and Mother”
Song of Peace Joy is flowing like a river, flowing
out of you and me, flowing out into the desert, setting all the persons free. Peace
is flowing...Hope is flowing…Alleluia
Litany for Breaking of Bread.
All: Loving God, you call us to speak truth to
power. We will do so!
Loving God, you call us to live the Gospel of peace and
justice. We will do
Loving God, you call us to be your presence in the world.
We will do so!
Presider: With Joseph and
Mary his mother, and his parents tending his birth, Jesus was born in a humble
stable. He came to liberate, heal and transform all families in our world. All
are invited to partake of this banquet of love and to live as the Heart and
Hands of our Cosmic Christ. All: With
our families, we are the Body of Christ, in our place and time.
Prayer after Communion, “Family Prayer”
Men: God made us a family, we need
one another, we love one another, we forgive one another.We work together, we play together,
Women: Together we use God’s word, together we grow in Christ, together we love all women and men,
together we serve our God.
we hope and live for the kin-dom.These
are our hope and ideals, help us to attain them, O God through Jesus Christ,
Mary, and Joseph we pray. Amen
Prayers of Gratitude from community
All (hand extended over
May Sofia’s vision and joy companion you.
May peace and hope fill your being,
May Jesus who is Love hold you close.
As we celebrate the beginning of our New Year with Jesus alive
in our hearts each day. Amen
Blessing, around the circle. Place
your hands on head of person and say
that you are highly favored,
Presider: Let us go in the
peace, joy, and hope of our newly born Prince of Peace, let our service continue
through all of 2020!