Friday, June 4, 2021

Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community Feast of The Body of Christ Andrea Seabaugh & Michael Rigdon Presiding Joan Pesce & Jan LoGalbo Reading Linda Lee & Rick Miller, Music June 4, 2021         

Zoom link for video- 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Welcome! (Andrea) We warmly welcome you to the inclusive Catholic community of Mary Mother of Jesus in Sarasota, Florida. All are welcome here. We invite you to pray the liturgy where it says, “” And please sing your heart out! Everyone will be muted during the service. Many of you will unmute yourself to read one of the parts marked , then mute yourself again. Also during the shared homily and prayers of the community, we invite you to unmute yourself to contribute, then mute yourself again. Please have bread and wine or juice with you as we pray the Eucharistic Prayer. 

Theme (Michael): The body of Christ on the table, the body of Christ at the table, the Body of Christ around the table.

(Andrea & All): We celebrate together ✝️ in the name of God our creator, Jesus the Christ, and the Holy Spirit our wisdom within. Amen. 

Please welcome each other with a sign of Christ’s peace! 

☮️ Namaste! The peace of Christ be with us all! ☮️ 

Gathering 🎶 All Sing: Everyday God:

Reconciliation Rite. Voice1 & All: We pause now to remember times when messages of our unworthiness have clouded our vision of the infinite love within us. Let us imagine our imperfections, the chaos and messes of our lives all brightly lit by a love that heals and transforms us as we evolve and grow in awareness of our divinity and our humanity. (Pause for several moments. Then extend arm over your heart.) 

All: I love you. Thank you. I’m sorry. I forgive you. Thank you. I love you. 

Opening Prayer. Voice2 & All: Spirit of the Holy One, we gratefully acknowledge your presence among us and within us. You have transformed us into the one Body of Christ, making us the face of Christ’s love in the world. Guide us to be present to those who continue to suffer from the two pandemics afflicting our country and our world—the covid pandemic and the pandemic of racism. We pray this in Christ’s name. Amen

🎶Joyful Gloria:

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading. (Joan) (Please pause in a moment of silence.)

A reading from Bridget Mary’s Blog.

During this time of pandemic, women priests and inclusive Catholic communities are walking toward the future as we celebrate Eucharistic liturgies on Zoom. Our ordained presiders at Mary Mother of Jesus Inclusive Catholic Community, my faith community, invite those who gather each week with us on Zoom to have bread and wine/juice in front of them. We invite everyone to pray the words of consecration and to receive Communion. 

After participants have received Communion at their own tables, they share their experiences of thanksgiving. I often hear the Christ Presence speaking through them, offering words of comfort, strength and blessing.

In his book The Future Of Eucharist, Bernard Cooke observes that a new understanding of the resurrection in the Vatican II church has broadened the church's understanding of "real presence" and helped people to appreciate Christ's loving presence in the believing community. According to Cooke, while individuals may have specific functions within the gathered assembly, the entire community performs the eucharistic action (p. 32).  

If this is so, then the gathered assembly is the celebrant of Eucharist. It is the community that "does" the Eucharist, not the presider alone. A community encamps, wherever it happens to rest for this moment in time, around the Christ Presence that infuses our communion, vivifying our One Body. Some apply a “both/and” theology and say that the Body of Christ is on the table, at the table and around the table.

Historical scholarship supports this conclusion and goes even farther. Gary Macy, chairperson of the Theology and Religious Studies Department at the University of San Diego, concludes from his research in Middle Ages manuscripts that, in the understanding of the medieval mind, regardless of who spoke the words of consecration—man or woman, ordained or community—the Christ Presence became reality in the midst of the assembly. (Adapted from Walking the Prophetic Journey, Introduction, by Bridget Mary Meehan & Mary Beben.)

These are the Spirit’s inspired words to us through Bridget Mary, and we respond, Reader & All: Thanks be to God. 


Second Reading. (Jan) Continuation of a reading from Bridget Mary’s Blog.

As groups like women priests' inclusive communities gather during this time of pandemic for the sacred meal, they celebrate a vision of faith, share joys and tears, acknowledge a cosmic citizenship as people of God, and model the equal ministry of women and men. They believe, as Paul did, that in the body of Christ there is no Jew, Greek, slave, citizen, male or female. (Gal.3:20). All are welcome at the eucharistic celebrations, not only families, but single parents and children, the divorced and remarried, gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered people. Roman Catholic Women Priests and all those who find themselves on the fringes of the institutional church for whatever reason are walking toward a future of embracing the Christ Presence everywhere in all people, beyond all limitations and imagination. 

We are, like a pillar of fire guiding the people of the covenant, the Way of love and justice, and we know that our lives are holy; our lives are blessed and broken in the mystery of God's transforming love in service of others, especially to the poor and marginalized and to all those in need. As a community of believers embraced in love and filled with love, we are walking toward the future that brings us across thousands of miles into one community in a digital age.

(Adapted from Walking the Prophetic Journey, Introduction, Bridget Mary Meehan and Mary Beben)

These are the Spirit’s inspired words to us through Bridget Mary, and we respond: Reader & All: Thanks be to God! 

 🎶 Alleluia:

Shared homily. (Michael) As the Spirit moves you, now is your opportunity to share your thoughts about the readings, the liturgy, or something else. Please turn your microphone on to share, then off when you’re finished. 

Profession of Faith. Voice3 & All:

We believe in the creator of all whose divinity infuses life with the sacred. 

We believe in Jesus the Christ who leads us to the fullness of humanity. 

We believe in the Spirit of wisdom, the divine breath in the cosmos,

who enlightens those living in darkness. 

Amen to courage, to hope, to the spirit of truth, to wholeness,

to the partnership of all women and men in the divine plan. 

We believe in justice and peace for all. We surely believe in all this!

Prayers of the Community (Andrea): We bring to the table prayers for our community and the world. (Response: Christ, you graciously hear us!) 

We bring to the table the 600,000 Americans who have died from covid, as well as their family and friends who bear an enormous burden of grief. We pray.

We bring to the table those who continue to suffer from “long haul covid” with a variety of symptoms that disrupt their lives. We pray. R

We bring to the table Sally and Janet, Mary Kay, Diane Burroughs, and all of our community members who need healing, comfort, and strength in their illness. We pray. R

We bring to the table the intercessions in our Community Prayer Book, as presented to us by Joan Meehan. R

Who and what else shall we bring to the table today? 

(Please turn your microphone on to offer a prayer, then mic off.) 

(Andrea): Christ, we will be your presence in the world today and every day of our lives. All: Amen

We offer our gifts. 

🎶 All Sing: Seed Scattered and Sown,

(Let us pause for a moment of silence before we begin the Eucharistic Prayer.)

Eucharistic Prayer. (Adapted from communion services in A Wee Worship Book   by Wild Goose Worship Group. The wild goose is a Celtic symbol of the Spirit.)

🎶 We are Holy,

Voice4 & All: Jesus was always the guest.

In the homes of Peter and Jairus,

Martha and Mary, Joanna and Susanna,

he was always the guest. 

At the meal tables of the wealthy

where he pled the case of the poor,

he was always the guest. 

Upsetting polite company,

Befriending isolated people,

welcoming the stranger,

he was always the guest. 

Voice5 & All: But here 

at this table,

Jesus is the host.

Those who wish to serve him

must first be served by him,

Those who want to follow him 

must first be fed by him,

Those who would wash his feet 

must first let him make them clean.

Voice6 & All: For this is the table 

where God intends to nourish us;

this is the time when Christ can make us new.

So come, you who hunger and thirst 

for a deeper faith, 

for a better life, 

for a fairer world.

Jesus Christ, 

who has sat at our table, 

now invites us to be guests at his.

Voice7 & All: For us you were born, 

for us you healed, 

preached, taught 

and showed your way.

You died and rose

to show us the path of transformation. 

Jesus Christ, present with us now, 

for all that you have done 

and all that you have promised, 

what have we to offer?

Voice8 & All: Our hands are empty, 

our hearts are sometimes full of doubt and fear. 

But with you is mercy 

and the power to change.

(Andrea & All): So as we do in this place 

what you did in an upstairs room,

send down your Spirit 

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

(Taking and breaking the bread) 

(Michael & All): Among friends, gathered around the table, 

Jesus took bread, broke it and said,

‘This is my body,

It is broken for you.’

(Taking the cup of wine)

(Andrea & All): Later, after they had eaten, 

Jesus took a cup of wine and said,

‘This is the new relationship with God, 

made possible because of my life and death. 

Drink this, all of you, to remember me.’

Prayer of Jesus

Voice9 & All: Let us pray as Jesus taught his companions to pray:

O Holy One, you are 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 your 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

(Adapted from Miriam Therese Winter, MMS)

Communion. Voice10 & All: 

Look: here is Christ coming to us

in bread and wine. 

These are the gifts of God

for the people of God.

We are the Body of Christ. 

(All receive Communion)

🎶 We Are Called:

(Please sing along!) 

V1. Come! Live in the light!

Shine your joy and the love of our God

We are called to be light for the kindom, 

To live in the freedom of the city of God! 

Refrain. We are called to act with justice,

We are called to love tenderly,

We are called to serve one another;

To walk humbly with God. 

V3. Sing, Sing a new song!

Sing of that great day when all will be one!

God will reign, and we’ll walk with each other

As sisters and brothers united in love! Refrain

Final prayer. (Andrea) Full of Christ’s peace, may we go out to love and serve one another in our community and in our wider world. Remember: We are the face of Christ to the world! All: Amen

Thanksgiving. Introductions. Announcements. (Michael)

Mutual blessing (Michael) Please raise your hand in blessing and sing with me:           All sing: Rejoice and be glad! Blessed are we, holy are we! Rejoice and be glad! Ours is the kindom of God! x2

(Andrea & All): Let us go in peace. May we be the face of Christ to those we meet. Alleluia!

🎶 All Sing: Alle, Alle, Alleluia.


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Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 5 pm, EST 


Mtg ID: 448 347 3230  Passcode: 4pqITy


Rev. Lillian Lewis, rcwp 

(Roman Catholic Woman Priest)


Barbara Billey, arcwp

(Roman Catholic Priestess) 


Rev. Jennifer Marcus, arcwp (Roman Catholic Woman Priest)


Reader, Zoom Moderator:

Mary Creager, 

Nativity Episcopal Church

Please bring stole or scarf to vest, 3 candles, bread, red wine (or alternative beverage)

Prelude  / Vesting Music: "I am Wild" by MaMuse (Thrive Choir) All vest with stole or scarf. 

Theme & Opening Prayers - Celebrant / All:   There are prophets among you and shamans to honor the Lady, Divine Feminine. Alleluia. We need to pick up the call, return Her to worship. 

  Jai Ma, Kali Ma, Virgin, Mother, Kali Ma, Kali Ma. Dark and Beautiful (repeat)

Music for the Prayers: Claudia’s Theme from Unforgiven

Reader 1 - Light 3 candles… and wave our hands over the light, shading the eyes (Crown Chakra) from the total truth, the full revelation of God… This is a mystic gesture even as the Spirit shadowed the deep in Genesis, and over-shadowed Virgin Mary thousands of years later… We begin again Your Creation of the Earth and Your New Creation, our Brother, Jesus Christ.

Reader 2 - We bow before them… kindling Sabbath Lights… and the Christ candle reminding ourselves of the great lights of Creation. And the great unknown darkness our Mother holds in existence, and keeps it in existence through the power of her Love.  And Your Light, our Brother, Jesus Christ.

Reader 3 - We go to the Altar of God. The God who brought joy to my youth. 

Celebrant - What gift do you bring to the Altar of God?

    (All, in a minute of silence, an inner check-up - touch Heart Chakra - examine)

Celebrant - Now we bring our gift… I bring my faith in the Black Madonna. 

All - Kyrie/Kyria Eleison (hold throat chakra…hummmmmmm)

Celebrant - What do you need repaired or healed?

  (All, in a minute of silence, ponder relationships gone sour, other griefs)

Music for Kyrie/Kyria – Lady Have Mercy:  "To Dust" by the Seattle University Choir

The Word of God: 

Reader 1

The First Reading  Numbers 12

Celebrant  -  The Third Reading 

“The Mass of the Black Madonna,” 

 # 153 by Tataya Matu

Reader 2

The Second Reading  Gospel of Mark 2

And the Holy One said to me, HEAR NOW MY WORDS: Because my servant Moses is a shy man… If there be a prophet among you, I the Holy One will make myself known to her in vision and I will speak to her in dream. But to Moses, I will still speak to him mouth to mouth.

“No one sews a new piece of cloth to repair a tear in an old cape. For when the cape is washed, the new cloth will shrink from the old, and rip away from it. Thus, both pieces are ruined. The same is said of new wine. It must be put in new skins, or in its breathing expansion, it will burst the old skins.  New wine must go into new wine skins."


Two Directions: The outer cosmic, the inner to SELF 

The Call: New shaman-prophets - Notes on the Cosmic Communion of Tataya

Transmitted: Thru  ANIMAL POWER, dreams, power person, religious experience

NOTE: Tataya Matu shows several ways her call was received… In the context of the liturgy, in the context of Communion & communion with and in the Universe.

The Homily - Celebrant

The Creed: “Prayer of Belief” by John O’Shea

Voice 1 - We believe where people are gathered together in love, 

  God is present, good things happen and life is full.

Voice 2 - We believe that we are immersed in mystery, that our lives 

  are more than they seem, that we belong to each other 

  and to a universe of great creative energies whose source and destiny is God.

Voice 3 - We believe that God is after us, calling to us from the depth of human life.  

   We believe that God took a risk and became human in Jesus.

Voice 4 - In and with Jesus, we believe that each of us is situated in the love of God

    and the pattern of our lives will be the pattern of Jesus through death to resurrection 

Voice 5 - And most deeply we believe that in our struggle to love 

    we incarnate Jesus in the world

All -  And so aware of mystery and wonder, caught in friendship and laughter, 

   we become speechless before the joy in our hearts  

   and celebrate the union we live together in the Eucharist.

Prayers of the Faithful – Sharing

Celebrant - GOD dwells with you     

All – And also with you     

Celebrant – Lift up your hearts to God 


Eucharistic Prayer

Music: "Om Tara" by Chloe Goodchild

OM Tare 

OM Tare 




Tara is the bodhisattva of compassion and action who manifests in female form, a protector who comes to our aide in order to relieve us of physical, emotional and spiritual suffering. 


The chant begins with AUM (from the Upanishads and considered to be the source of all sound) and is interspersed with these lyrics:


Woman of the wisdom tree

Goddess of humanity

Singing all the Unity we long for.


Mother of Eternity

Naked in her Mystery

Singing all the Unity we long for.


Fierce and gentle, wild and free

simple in her majesty

Dancing in the unity we long for. 

Celebrant - O Holy Vulva, Black Madonna, Great Mother of the Universe, You are the holy mystery of the Universe. Birthing and nurturing the expanding galaxies of space and our expanding consciousness, until we reach our true natures … Buddha nature, Christ-Consciousness, Divine Child.

You reflect Yourself in the  fierce mothers of the wild. In the bear, whale, tigress… and in the gentle suckling of the Divine Child… all of animal life and even the dark matter in space. Your Incredible Presence is Incarnated  everywhere and in everything.  Everything radiating the promises of the Divine Child who is innocent of sin and yet so full of love, healing and power, peace and harmony… May the world be saved thru our prayer, the eucharist. Thank you for all that you give.


 Celebrant - We draw the memory of our ancestors, all those we have loved and lost and all those we loved but could not save into the cup of wine. We draw the children of this time, neglected but not forsaken by You who love, save them, we beseech thee.  And to the countless mothers without milk and without hope… them too we draw in… Let them be filled.  

May we who are gathered into this supper be transformed… because the earth is our eucharist and is holy as you are Holy. We bring that petition into the Bread that You, Jesus asked us to share…

 And after You had risen, You entered the place where they were dining and said to them, “I give you peace, Shalom, Shalom, I will never leave you. You are my bride. Abide in me, then I will abide in you also.” 



All - And of the wine, You raised it as in a toast. You called upon the coming of the kin-dom, a time when there would no longer be hunger or fear… "DRINK OF IT, A COVENANT MADE IN MY BLOOD. THIS COVENANT WILL LAST FOREVER.  REMEMBER ME.”

Celebrant - Let us proclaim the mystery of faith.

All - When we eat this bread and drink this cup, we proclaim our faith and hope in You.

The Great Amen / Doxology - All - Thru Christ , in one another in the Mystery of our common Mother, all glory and honor are Yours. Forever and ever, Amen.


Music (Reprise): Claudia’s Theme from Unforgiven

The Prayer of Jesus 

 All - Our Father/Mother, who art in heaven…. 

Sign of Peace:

The Final Blessing:

Celebrant - O DARK MOTHER - you call us to the deep soul. Seal us in Courage, we beseech Thee.

All - Now and at the hour of our death.

Celebrant -  O SOUL OF THE WORLD - play your mountain harp. Heal us we beseech thee.

All - Now and at the hour of our death.

Celebrant - O COSMIC  MOTHER - Your stars are my night prayers, the Memorare, we beseech thee.

All - Now and at the hour of our death.

Celebrant -  O ALTAR OF MANY GRACES - Fill us with honey cakes, sweet chants, we beseech thee.

All - Now and at the hour of our death.



Closing Music: "O Great Spirit" by Flight of the Hawk


O Great Spirit 

I'm calling on you

Earth Mother

What else can I do?