6th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – C

Greeting

Blessed are those who trust in the Lord.

And may the grace of the Lord be always with you.

 

Introduction  and  Litany of Praise

A       A tree that is planted by the riverside grows and bears fruit.

In the same way, those who trust in God are truly blessed.    

As we gather in this house of God,

let us ask God to increase our reliance on him. (pause)

Lord Jesus, you raise us to new life:

Lord, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you intercede for us with your Father:

Christ, have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you come in word and sacrament

to strengthen us in holiness:

Lord, have mercy.

 

B       In today’s Mass Jesus presents the challenge of living according to gospel values.  If we place our trust in the Lord we are like trees planted close to running waters – whose leaves shall never fade.    (pause)

          Jesus, you cleanse and renew us and lead us to our eternal reward:

Lord, have mercy.

          You remain for ever with those who do justice and right:

Christ, have mercy.

You give us food from heaven, the bread of life:

Lord, have mercy.

 

Opening Prayer

A      O God,

who alone can satisfy our deepest hungers,

protect us from the lure of wealth and power;

move our hearts to seek first your kingdom,

that ours may be the security and joy

of those who place their trust in you.

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      Not from on high do you summon us, O God,

to tasks beyond our power.

Shield us from the false security

of possessions and privilege.

Fix our hearts instead on the blessings

promised to those who trust in you alone.

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       The Lord promises blessings on all those who place their trust in him.  We now turn to him in confidence as we pray:

CM      Loving Father, hear our prayer

Please repeat:

1          That the church may ever attend to the poor and champion their quest for justice and human dignity, we pray:

2          That the rich, the powerful and the satisfied may learn to use the goods of this earth responsibly and in a spirit of sharing, we pray:

3         For those who sorrow now:  may their weeping be transformed through God’s healing power and the comforting presence of others, we pray:

4         “Standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother and other holy women.”  (pause)

           For all women who lost their husbands or sons in war;  (pause)

for those whose families are broken by poverty or oppression;  (pause)

that they will find in Mary – the Mother of the Crucified One – a source of compassion, strength and forgiveness, we pray:

                          (Applicable for the Churches in the Philippines)

[In memory of the people of Malate who were killed during the BATTLE for MANILA and the five Columban priests who stayed with them and died with them, we pray:]

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

P       Father, help us to live each day guided by the Gospel message. 

Hear the prayers we place before you. 

All this we ask through Christ, our Lord.  AMEN.

Prayer over the Gifts

Loving God,

these are the gifts of the poor:

    a little food, a little wine.

Accept us in our riches and our poverty,

in our strength and our weakness

with our joys and our sorrows.

Let us experience all life as a gift from you.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

 
Invitation to the Lord’s Prayer

Blessed are the poor, for theirs is the kingdom of God.

Let us pray for the coming of that kingdom as we say / sing:

Deliver us Lord

Deliver us, Lord, from every evil

and protect us from the lure of wealth and power.

Let us weep with those who mourn,

hunger and thirst with those who seek what is right and just,

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:

“Blessed are you who are poor and hungry,

for yours is the kingdom of God.”

May we always place our trust in you

as we work to build up your kingdom

where you live for ever and ever.

Exchange of Peace

If we place our trust in God, we will have inner peace.

We now share a sign of that peace.

Invitation to Communion

Behold Jesus

who welcomes the poor, the hungry, and the persecuted.

Blessed are we who are called to share in his banquet.

Prayer after Communion

Faithful God,

you have kept your promise to us;

You have nourished us with WORD and SACRAMENT.

May you continue to bless the poor, the hungry,

those who mourn, and those who are persecuted

and may their reward be great in heaven.

All this we ask through Christ our Lord.  AMEN.

Blessing

May you be fruitful as a tree growing beside a flowing river. 

AMEN.

May you rejoice in the Lord.  

AMEN.

May your reward be great in heaven. 

AMEN

And may the blessing of God,

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

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

Dismissal

The Mass is ended. Go in peace and always put your trust in God.

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