Church of Mary Immaculate, Refuge of Sinners, Rathmines

Sunday, 23rd July, 2017

Theme: Everything we are leads us in Christ to understanding, compassion and mercy for others, even when they hurt us or anger us.


Entrance BECAUSE HE CARES


Whenever we sing your praise, together our voices raise

Giving you thanks for everything that you have done

Born as a child for us, you gave up your life for us

You are our Lord, because we believe, you are the one


Ch: And if ever we may fall, we don't even have to call

Because Jesus, Lord of all, is already there

Because He cares


In all of our friends we see the love and the unity

That we receive because we believe and trust in you

Whatever the time of day, whatever we do or say

We can just try to live the way you told us to


Chorus


Whenever we sing your praise, together our voices raise

Giving you thanks for everything that you have done

Born as a child for us, you gave up your life for us

You are our Lord, because we believe, you are the one

You are our Lord, because we believe you are the one















First reading Wisdom 12: 13, 16-19 You are mild in judgement: you have taught a lesson to your people how the virtuous must be kindly to their neighbour.



Psalm HE AIN'T HEAVY


The road is long with many a winding turn

That leads us to who knows where, who knows when

But I'm strong, strong enough to carry him

He ain't heavy, he's my brother


So on we go, his welfare is my concern

No burden is he to bear, we'll get there

For I know he will not encumber me

He ain't heavy, he's my brother


If I'm laden at all, I'm laden with sadness

That everyone's heart isn't filled with gladness

Of love for one another


It's a long, long road from which there is no return

While we're on our way to there, why not share

For God knows, he doesn’t weigh me down at all

He ain't heavy, he's my brother, he's my brother, he's my brother.




Second reading Romans 8: 26-27. The Spirit comes to help us in our weakness.





Gospel Matthew 13: 24-43. “The kingdom of heaven is like the yeast a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour till it was leavened all through”

Offertory TROUBLED TIMES

It takes all the things within you, it takes your heart and it takes mine

It takes love to be forgiven, living in these troubled times


When it rains on the rain, and it snows in the Spring

You’re reminded again, it’s just a “March of the Dimes”

Living in these troubled times


It brings you down to buy a paper, if you read between the lines

No one seems to have the answer, living in these troubled times


Still you try and you try, and you do what you must do

It’s a “March of the Dimes”, living in these troubled times

And loving in these troubled times

[x2]


It takes a man, it takes a woman, it takes your heart and it takes mine

It takes love to be forgiven, living in these troubled times [x2]


Acclamation IN LOVE FOR ME (This Is My Body)

This is my body, broken for you, Bringing you wholeness, making you free

Take it and eat it, and when you do, do it in love for me


This is my blood poured out for you, Bringing forgiveness, making you free

Take it and drink it and when you do, do it in love for me, do it in love for me


Communion HEAL THE WORLD

There’s a place in your heart and I know that it is love
And this place could be much brighter than tomorrow
And if you really try, you’ll find there’s no need to cry
In this place you’ll feel there’s no hurt or sorrow
There are ways to get there, If you care enough for the living
Make a little space, Make a better place

Ch: Heal the world, make it a better place
For you and for me and the entire human race
There are people dying, If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me


And the dream we were conceived in will reveal a joyful face
And the world we once believed in will shine again in grace

Then why do we keep strangling life, wound this earth, crucify its soul
Though it’s plain to see this world is heavenly, Be God’s glow




We could fly so high, let our spirits never die

In my heart I feel you are all my brothers

Create a world with no fear, Together we’ll cry happy tears

See the nations turn their swords into ploughshares

We could really get there, If you cared enough for the living

Make a little space, To make a better place

Chorus x3

you and for me, you and for me, you and for me





Reflection:

Our talents are a gift; our use of talents is a gift; what we get in this world by our efforts is a gift; all a gift: our hard work, if we do it, is just an acknowledgement of the gift, and that acknowledgement is a gift. We owe for everything; and everything we have from Christ will in Christ lead us to reach out, help, give and forgive, lead us to see the good amidst the hurt and the injury given to others and to ourselves, and with God’s help bring us and our country closer to justice.


Recessional BEAUTIFUL CITY


Come sing me sweet rejoicing, come sing me love

We're not afraid of voicing, all the things we're dreaming of

Oh, high and low and everywhere we go


Ch: We can build a beautiful city, yes we can, yes we can

We can build a beautiful city, and call it ours

Call it the city of man


We don't need alabaster, we don't need chrome

We've got a special plaster

Take my hand, I'll take you home

We see nations rise in each other's eyes


Chorus


Come sing me sweet rejoicing, come sing me love

We're not afraid of voicing, all the things we're dreaming of

Oh, high and low and everywhere we go


Chorus




The Folk Group are currently looking for new members between the ages of 20 and 45. If you are interested, please approach any member of the Folk Group after Mass, or contact Kevin MacNamara on 087 126 9288.