30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – B

Greeting

Blessed be the Lord who hears the cry of the poor

and gives sight to the blind.

May this Lord be with you all.

 

 

Introduction  and  Litany of Praise

A       Sometimes our problem is not that we cannot see, but that we do not want to see. In this Eucharist, let us ask the Lord to help us see the pains and sufferings of others and make us more compassionate. (pause)

 

B       In today’s Gospel we meet a blind man who was cured by Jesus.

“Lord, that I may see” was his prayer.  It is a prayer which we can make our own because in many ways we too are blind. (pause)

 

 

Lord, you came to bring good tidings to the poor:

Lord, have mercy.

 

Lord Jesus, you came to open the eyes of the blind:

Christ, have mercy.

 

Lord Jesus, you came to set prisoners free.

Lord, have mercy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening Prayer

O God,

You are light to the blind

and joy to the afflicted.

In your only-begotten Son you have given us a high priest

who is compassionate toward those

who groan beneath the burden of oppression.

Listen, then, to our prayer

and give us the courage to follow Jesus on the way that leads to you.

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       Jesus listened to the cries of a blind man.

Let us ask the Father to listen to his people as we turn to him in prayer.

 

CM      Our response is:       Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on us.

Please repeat:

 

1          For the universal church:  (pause)

that she will always be attentive to the pain of those who look to her for help, and minister to them in the name of Jesus. We pray in faith:

 

2          That the Lord may deliver us from all forms of spiritual blindness, so that we may open our eyes and ears to the plight of the needy, the lonely, and those in prison.

We pray in faith:

 

3          For those suffering from failing eyesight or blindness, we pray in faith:

 

4          That the Civil and Church authorities may attend to and improve the situation of our brothers and sisters in prison…  and that those who are unjustly imprisoned may be released. We pray in faith:

 

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

 

P       Lord God,

let your light shine on us

so that we may walk without stumbling

along the road to your kingdom.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

 

 

Prayer over the Gifts

Creator God,

the whole world is a sign of your love and care

for all your creatures.

Give us new eyes

to discover in these signs of bread and wine

the love and the life of Jesus your Son

who lives with you and the Holy Spirit,

God for ever and ever.  AMEN.

 

 

 

 

Invitation to the Lord’s Prayer

Christ is our great High Priest.

He intercedes for us at the right hand of the Father,

and has taught us to say / sing:

 

 

Deliver us Lord

Deliver us, Lord, from the evil of sin…

from the blindness that prevents us from seeing

the plight of those who are in need.

Enable us to prepare in joy and hope

for the coming among us

of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

 

 

Prayer for Peace

Lord Jesus Christ,

you give strength and joy and light

to those who follow you.

Make the lame jump for joy,

restore the sight of the blind,

set all the captives free,

and bring to all who suffer

the hope and peace of your kingdom

where you live for ever and ever.

 

Exchange of Peace

From the farthest parts of the earth

God has gathered us in to his Kingdom.

Let us show each other a sign of that Kingdom.

 

 

 

Invitation to Communion

This is Jesus who meets us on the road…

heals us from our blindness….

and invites us to follow him.

Blessed are we who are called to share at his table.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prayer after Communion

God of mercy and compassion,

we have been refreshed with the one bread

by which you continue to renew the human family.

Give us eyes that can see

and ears that can hear the needs of those who cry out in their misery

so that we can bring them your healing love

and lead them to you.

We ask this in faith through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

 

 

Blessing

 

May the Lord –

the God of infinite power –

open your eyes,

enlighten your minds and

guide your hearts.  AMEN

 

And may he bless you

in the name of the Father,  +

and of the Son,

and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN

 

 

Dismissal

The Mass is ended.

“Go, your faith has made you well.”

Download printable file here: 30th Ordinary – B

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