Saturday, August 14, 2021

ARCWP Ordination of Jill Striebinger as Priest in South Carolina, Aug. 15, 2021

 



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Association of Roman Catholic Women Priests


LITURGY OF ORDINATION


Ordination to Priesthood


Jill Striebinger



Ordaining Bishop


Bridget Mary Meehan




August 15, 2021

2:30 PM EDT



WELCOME


Opening Song: I Am Light by India Arie Simpson, Sung by Jan Spencer

I Am Light. India Arie Simpson. 2013 Guitar Girl Music Publishing All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission


I am light, I am light

I am light, I am light

I am light, I am light

I am light, I am light


I am not the things my family did

I am not the voices in my head

I am not the pieces of the brokenness inside


I am light

I am light

I am light, I am light

I am light, I am light

I am light, I am light


I'm not the mistakes that I have made

Or any of the things that caused me pain

I am not the pieces of the dream I left behind


I am light

I am light

I am light

I, I am light

I am light, I am light

Ay-yeah

I am light, I am light


I am not the colour of my eyes

I am not the skin on the outside

I am not my age

I am not my race, my soul inside is all light

All light

All light, yeah

All light


I am light, I am light

I am light, I am light, yeah


I am devinity defined

I am the god on the inside

I am a star

A piece of it all

I am light



OPENING PRAYER


PRESENTATION of CANDIDATE FOR PRIESTHOOD


LITURGY OF THE WORD


First Reading:  Truly Our Sister, by Elizabeth A. Johnson, p. 112

 

Second Reading: Truly Our Sister, by Elizabeth A. Johnson, p. 113


Gospel: A Reading from the Gospel of Luke (1: 27-29, 34-38, 39-56)


Homily: Bridget Mary Meehan and Jill Striebinger


ORDINATION RITE


Hymn to the Holy Spirit: Veni Sancte Spiritus – sung by Jan Spencer

Veni Sancte Spiritus Text: Come Holy Spirit; Verses drawn from the Pentecost Sequence; Taizé Community, 1978 Tune: Jacques Berthier, 1923–1994 © 1979, Les Presses de Taizé, GIA Publications, Inc. All Rights Reserved One License Licensing Permission S-921481


Examination of Candidate for Priesthood


Litany of Saints – sung by Jan Spencer and Eric Novoa, II

Litany of the Saints Text: Litany of the Saints, © 1972, ICEL Tune: John D. Becker. Published by OCP Publications One License Licensing Permission S-921481


Laying-On-of-Hands for Priest


Prayer of Consecration for Priest 


Investiture


Anointing of Hands


PREPARATION OF TABLE FOR EUCHARIST


Music During Procession of the Gifts: Pheonix by Fia, Sung by Jan Spencer

Phoenix. Fia Lotta Josefina Forsström. 2019.All Rights Reserved.


Travel down with me

In the dark

You learn to see.

Cradled by the earth,

This is your rebirth.


All you ever thought you were 

got taken by the fire

Naked in a brand-new world

Who are you what do you desire?


Go gentile

Go slow

Tasting life for the very first time


Go gentile

Go slow

Tasting life for the very first time


Nothing to be said

When everything is dead

Ashes in your mouth

A seed begins to sprout


All you ever thought you were 

got taken by the fire

Naked in a brand new world

Who are you what do you desire?


Go gentile

Go slow

Tasting life for the very first time


Go gentile

Go slow

Tasting life for the very first time


Phoenix rising

Glorious to behold

Once you’ve been kissed by fire

The dark doesn’t scare you at all


Go gentile

Go slow

Tasting life for the very first time


Go gentile

Go slow

Tasting life for the very first time


Go gentile

Go slow

Tasting life for the very first time


Go gentile

Go slow

Tasting life for the very first time


PRESENTATION OF THE CUP AND PLATE


LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST


Offering of the Gifts


Eucharistic Prayer

Bishop:  Our God is with you.


All:  And also with you. 


Bishop: Lift up your hearts.


All: We lift them up to our God.


Bishop: Let us give thanks to our loving God.


All: It is right to give God thanks and praise.


Priest:  All-loving and ever-living God beyond all imagining, we give You thanks for the gift of awareness that allows us to recognize Your presence and action in our universe. Everything we have, everything we see, everything we do, everyone we love and everyone who loves us, reveals Your sustaining presence.  We thank You for Your presence which animates life and all that exists.  


Bishop: You express yourself in human life and through us you sing and dance, speak and write, love and create.  In this we never cease to hope, and for this we always thank and praise You.  We join with the saints of all times and places as they sing forever to Your glory: 


All: Holy, Holy, Holy One, God of Justice, God of Light,

All of Creation is filled with your glory.

Hosanna in the Highest.

Blessed are we who come in Your Holy Name.

Hosanna in the highest, hosanna in the highest.


Priest: Loving God, we live and move and have our being in You. We give thanks for those throughout history who have affirmed your loving presence and moved your people to give witness.  They have witnessed to your presence in lives characterized by love, mercy, compassion, generosity and forgiveness.

  

Bishop: We thank you for Jesus, who loved so greatly, taught so clearly, and proclaimed so courageously.  He set people free from images, ideas and religious practices that bound them in fear and a false sense of separation from you. Through Jesus, we know our loving actions become a share in your life.  In Jesus, we see your Spirit challenging us to make your presence more visible on earth.


Priest:  We thank You for Your Spirit of life and love among us. We are grateful that Your Spirit sets us free to discover your presence within us and in all of creation.  And for this we thank and praise You.  


Bishop: (addressing the assembly) I invite you, the People of God, to extend your hands and pray with me:


All: Loving God, intensify the presence of Your Spirit in these our gifts, as they, and we, become the Body and Blood of Jesus the Christ for our wholeness and the wholeness of all creation.  


All: We remember that on the night before he died, while at supper with his friends, Jesus took the Bread, spoke the blessing, broke the bread and offered it them saying: Take and eat, this is my body. 


All: When supper was ended, Jesus took the cup of wine, spoke the blessing and offered it to them saying: Take and drink of the covenant made new again through my life in you. Do this in memory of me.

 

Priest:  Let us proclaim the mystery of faith.

 

All: Nurtured by your Word, nourished by your food, called anew to be your people, we acclaim your praise.


Bishop: Loving God, through Jesus You entrusted this pledge of love to us.  We celebrate the memory of his life, death and resurrection, and bring to You the gifts You have given us: reconciliation, justice, and peace. You fill us with Your Spirit in the sharing of this meal. You keep us in communion with one another and with all living beings. Your Spirit makes us a sign of unity, a model of equality and instruments of Your peace.


Priest: Inspire our leaders, both religious and political, so that they act without fear to bring your justice. May they become peacemakers who transform your church and society so that all living beings and our planet may thrive.


Bishop: You have gathered us around this table in friendship, with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, the apostles, and all the saints. May all who are suffering in any way be strengthened and consoled by your Presence. You bless all who have gone before us and bring them into the lasting joy and peace of your presence.

 

Priest:  You gather together women, men and children of every race, language, religion and way of life to share in your one, eternal banquet. In your presence, we give you glory with all creation and with Jesus through whom your goodness flows.

 

Bishop holds Bread, newly ordained priest holds cup.

  

All: Through Christ, with Christ, in Christ in the unity of the Holy Spirit, may all glory and honor be Yours, all-loving God, forever and ever. 


Amen: sung by Jan Spencer



Bishop: Let us pray together as Jesus taught us: 


O Breath of Life,

Creator of the Shimmering Sound

That flows through the conscious place

Within our womb-space

Wherein our heart exists

Giving light, to all.


From this divine union

and our willing hands,

clear our intention

for co-creation

of a new world of peace. 


Create in each of us

a divine cooperation,

one compassionate action.

And help us fulfill what lies within

the circle of our lives

Each day we ask no more, no less 


Forgive us our hidden past, the secret shames,

As we consistently forgive

That of what others hide. 


Don't let surface things delude us,

but free us from what holds us back

from our true purpose.


May these statements be the ground from which all

our actions grow

~ Amen  

(Adapted by Jill from the translation from Aramaic to English by Dr. Neil Douglas-Klotz))


Sign of Peace


Priest:  The peace of Christ be with you always.


All: And also with you. 


Priest:  As we share our joy, let us share God’s abundant peace. Please share a sign of peace.


Communion


Bishop: Please join in praying the prayer for the breaking of the bread:


All: Loving God, You call us to live the Gospel of peace and justice. We will live justly.   Loving God, You call us to be Your presence in the world.  We will love tenderly. Loving God, You call us to speak truth to power.  We will walk with integrity. 


Bishop holds up the bread, Newly Ordained Priests holds up the wine:


Bishop: This is the Bread of Life and the Cup of Blessing. How blessed are we who are called to this table.


All: Jesus, you affirm our worthiness and with your love, we will help heal the world. 


Communion Song:  The Voice by Celtic Woman, sung by Jan Spencer

The Voice. Brendan Graham. 1996. Peer Music (UK) LTD.  All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission


I hear your voice on the wind

And I hear you call out my name


"Listen, my child," you say to me

"I am the voice of your history

Be not afraid, come follow me

Answer my call, and I'll set you free"


I am the voice in the wind and the pouring rain

I am the voice of your hunger and pain

I am the voice that always is calling you

I am the voice, I will remain


I am the voice in the fields when the summer's gone

The dance of the leaves when the autumn winds blow

Ne'er do I sleep thoughout all the cold winter long

I am the force that in springtime will grow


I am the voice of the past that will always be

Filled with my sorrow and blood in my fields

I am the voice of the future, bring me your peace

Bring me your peace, and my wounds, they will heal


I am the voice in the wind and the pouring rain

I am the voice of your hunger and pain

I am the voice that always is calling you

I am the voice


I am the voice of the past that will always be

I am the voice of your hunger and pain

I am the voice of the future

I am the voice, I am the voice

I am the voice, I am the voice



PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION


BLESSING


RECESSIONAL


Recessional Song: Make Your Own Kind of Music by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil and Sung by Jan Spencer

Make Your Own Kind of Music. Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil.1968.

EMI Music Publishing

All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission


Nobody can tell you

There's only one song worth singing

They may try and sell you

'Cause it hangs them up

To see someone like you


But you've gotta make your own kind of music

Sing your own special song

Make your own kind music

Even if nobody else sings along


You're gonna be nowhere

The loneliest kind of lonely

It may be rough goin'

Just to do your thing's the hardest thing to do


But you've gotta make your own kind of music

Sing your own special song

Make your own kind music

Even if nobody else sings along


So if you can not take my hand

And if you must be goin', I will understand


You gotta make your own kind of music

Sing your own special song

Make your own kind music

Even if nobody else sings along


You gotta make your own kind of music

Sing your own special song

Make your own kind music