28th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – Year C

Greeting

May the mercy of God the Father,
the compassion of Jesus his Son,
and the patient love of the Holy Spirit
be with you all.

Introduction  and  Litany of Praise

Ten lepers came to Jesus and were cured by him.
Nine of them did not think it necessary to thank him. (pause)

Jesus has touched our lives in many ways yet we too are sometimes ungrateful. We may not be as desperate as the lepers were but we are all tainted with the leprosy of sin. We now ask the Lord to heal us. (pause)

Lord Jesus, Master,
take pity on us and heal us from our sins.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, Master,
take pity on all outcasts and help us to accept them as you do.

Christ, have  mercy.

Lord Jesus, Master,

take pity on all who have to suffer
because they are regarded by the majority as being “different “.

Lord, have mercy.

Opening Prayer

      O God, our life, our health, our salvation,
look with mercy on your people.

Stir up within us a saving faith,
that believing, we may be healed,
and being healed, we may worthily give you thanks.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.  AMEN.

B       O God of all healing,
on his way to Jerusalem,
on his way to die,
your Son Jesus made ten lepers clean.

To us sinners,
cleansed and forgiven,
give a spirit of praise and thanksgiving.

Let service of others be our gift of thanks,
as we follow your Son toward the cross and new life.

We make our prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.  AMEN.

GENERAL   INTERCESSIONS

P       With gratitude in our hearts for all the gifts God has given us in the past we bring our present needs before him and pray:

CM      Lord, hear your people.

Please repeat:

  1. For all lepers, especially those who live in the Leper colonies of the world(pause) 
    May they receive the support and medical care that they need in order to be restored to health.  We pray:
  2. Naaman, the foreigner, experienced God’s healing power through Elisha.  (pause)
    May the healing ministry of the Church help persons of other faith traditions come to know the God revealed in Jesus Christ. We pray:
  3. For healthcare workers, nurses and physicians.  (pause)
    May God, from whom all healing comes, work wonders through their skill and dedication.  We pray:
  4. For those who have been good to us and to whom we have not shown sufficient gratitude. We pray:

[The Presider may add a petition that is local / relevant]

 P       Provident Father, you are the source of all life and goodness.  Teach us to be always grateful for the many good things you have given us.  We ask this through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

Prayer over the Gifts

O Lord,
graciously hear the prayers of those who cry to you.
Receive the gifts of your church
and fill all people with the spirit
which makes them your children,
so that the family of nations may be one in your peace.
Grant this through Christ our Lord. AMEN.

Suggested Preface:    WEEKDAYS  #4

Invitation to the Lord’s Prayer

With Jesus our Lord,
let us pray with trust and gratitude
to our Father in heaven:

Deliver us Lord

Deliver us, Lord, from every evil,
and grant us peace in our day.
In your mercy keep us free from sin,
especially the sin of ungratefulness
as we wait in joyful hope
for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Prayer for Peace

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your disciples:

“The reign of God is at hand!
Cure the sick… heal the leprous.”

Look not on our sins
but on the faith of your Church,
and grant us the peace of your kingdom,
where you live for ever and ever.

Sign of Peace

Let us now extend to one another
the hand of friendship and peace.

Optional Prayer to accompany the Breaking of Bread

Jesus is the bread of life,
now broken into many pieces
In the eating of this one bread we proclaim
that we are daughters and sons of the same Father.

Invitation to Communion

This is the Lamb of God
who has brought us healing and forgiveness.
Let us accept with gratitude
his invitation to sit at his table.

Prayer after Communion

Lord God of the nations,
You have no need of our thanks,
yet our desire to thank you is itself your gift.

We thank you
for speaking to us through Jesus
and reviving our strength at his banquet table.

Let the whole church bear living witness
to the salvation you continually offer us through him,
for he is our Lord for ever and ever.  AMEN.

Solemn Blessing

May faith be your salvation
and service of others your gift of thanks.  AMEN

We are sinners who have been cleansed, healed and forgiven.
May you continue to offer your thanks to the Living God.  AMEN

May you show your gratitude to the Creator
by caring for the earth
and respecting the Indigenous peoples
who live in our mountains.   AMEN.

And may the blessing of God,

+  the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,

come down upon you and remain with you for ever.   AMEN.

Dismissal

The Mass is ended.
Go and show your gratitude to God by a life of humble service.

Download printable file here: 28th Ordinary – C

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