33rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – Year C

Greeting

Blessed be the Lord Jesus
who is, who was, and who is to come.
May his grace and peace be with you.

Introduction  and  Litany of Praise

Down through the ages there have been “prophets of doom”.
They are people who are so scared by the problems of their time
that they think the end of the world is near.  (pause) 

 But the message of today’s liturgy is clear:

Don’t be afraid;
keep trusting in God;
be a steadfast Christian;
live as people of hope.     (pause)

Let us ask Jesus, our Lord here among us, to fill us with trust and hope. (pause)

Lord Jesus, we should not fear;
You bring us pardon and peace and hope:

Lord, have mercy.

Christ Jesus, we seek your face;
You will never desert us:

Christ, have  mercy.

Lord Jesus, we trust in you,
in your strength and your love:

Lord, have mercy.

Opening Prayer


Lord God of all the ages,
the One who is, who was, and who is to come,
stir up within us a longing for your kingdom,
steady our hearts in time of trial,
and grant us patient endurance
until the sun of justice dawns.

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.

B
O God, the beginning and the end of all things,
you fashion all humanity
into a living temple for your Son.

Through all of this life’s changes,
its joys and its sorrows,
may we hold fast the hope of your kingdom,
certain, that by our patient endurance
we will come to possess eternal life.

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.

GENERAL  INTERCESSIONS

P       We are pledged to pray at all times and be steadfast in our faith. Now let us pray for one another that the Lord will find us ready when he comes.

CM      Our response is:  Lord, save us.   

Please repeat:

POF    From the prophets of doom who mislead themselves and those who follow them, we pray for protection:

A         Lord, save us.

POF    From wars between nations and from civil strife,
we pray for protection:

A         Lord, save us.

POF    From catastrophes that kill; from earthquakes, typhoons and epidemics,
we pray for protection:

A         Lord, save us.

 

POF    From the evils of globalization and rampant consumerism,
we pray for protection:

A         Lord, save us.

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

P       Creator God, our future lies in you alone. Help us to go on working quietly for the spread of your kingdom so that your name may be blessed through Jesus Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

Prayer over the Gifts

Lord God,
accept this bread and wine
as signs that we are committed
to build up your kingdom in our world.

Grant that all who suffer persecution
because of their faithful service to you
may gladly unite their sufferings
to the sacrifice of Christ your Son,
and know that their names are written in heaven.
We ask this through the same Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

Invitation to the Lord’s Prayer

With the fullest trust we pray to God our Father
that when our faith is tested we may be delivered from the Evil One:

Deliver us Lord

Deliver us, Lord, from every evil,
and grant us peace in our day.
In your mercy
keep us free
from the destructive forces of nature,
and from the exploitation of our planet,
as we wait in joyful hope
for the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Prayer for Peace

Jesus said:

“Nation will rise against nation,
and kingdom against kingdom.”

Lord, grant that the world may turn away from terrorism and war,
so that all of God’s children may enjoy the peace of your kingdom
where you live for ever and ever.

Sign of Peace

‘Blessed are the peacemakers:
they shall be called children of God.’

We meet in the name of Christ and we share his peace.

Invitation to Communion

This is the Lamb of God.
Every time that we eat this bread and drink this cup,
we proclaim the death of the Lord
and our hope in his coming in glory.

Prayer after Communion

By the power of this sacrament, Lord God,
confirm your servants in the truth
and enable your faithful who suffer persecution
to depend upon the eloquence and the wisdom of Jesus.

Enable us, in the midst of our sufferings,
to glory in the name of Christ
who is our Lord for ever and ever.  AMEN.

Blessing

May the Lord bless you
with a faith that endures,
and a love that never fails.

AMEN

May the Lord keep you in his care
and find you ready when he calls you to judgment.

AMEN

Through all the sufferings of this life
may you continue to believe that God reigns in our world.

AMEN

And may the God of Everlasting Life bless you,

+   the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

AMEN.

Dismissal

Go in peace, and work for the coming of the Lord.

Download printable file here: 33rd-Ordinary-c

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