CHURCH OF MARY IMMACULATE, REFUGE OF SINNERS

RATHMINES The 17th of June

Theme: Live our lives to the full and help our neighbour as best we can.


Entrance: 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



Psalm: THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE


Ch: This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine [x3]

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine


The light that shines is the light of love

It lights the darkness from above

It shines on me and it shines on you

Shows what the power of love can do

I'm gonna shine my light both far and near

I'm gonna shine my light both bright and clear

Where there's a dark corner in this land

I'm gonna let my little light shine


Chorus x2


Offertory: LEAN ON ME


Sometimes in our lives we all have pain we all have sorrow

But if we are wise we know that there’s always tomorrow


Lean on me when you’re not strong, I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on

For it won’t be long, 'til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on

Please swallow your pride if I have faith you need to borrow

For no one can fill those of your needs that you won’t let show


Ch: Just call on me brother when you need a hand

We all need somebody to lean on

I just might have a problem that you’ll understand

We all need somebody to lean on


Lean on me when you’re not strong, I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on

For it won’t be long, 'til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on


Chorus


If there is a load you have to bear that you can’t carry

On, right up that road, I’ll share your load if you'll just call me

Call me [x4]


Acclamation: We must reach out


We must reach out to one another

In ever land and every race

So that in Christ our Lord

We form a single chord

And then, our Father, we can praise


Communion: SERVE HIM


One day I took, I took an honest look

I tried everything, I played every game in the book

And I saw that there was nothing in this world to live for anymore

Then one day, one day I heard about

A certain man who could work things out

So I came to Jesus, you know He came in

And He showed me the way


Ch: Now all I want to do is serve Him,

Oh, And all I want to do is serve the King

That others may know Him and the power

The power of His love


Chorus


Power of His love, power of His love, Power of His love, power of His love

Power of His love (Freedom in the Spirit, power in His blood)

Power of His love (Freedom in the Spirit, power in His blood)

Power of His love (Freedom in the Spirit, power in His blood)


Chorus


Communion Reflection


In our world today the contrast between those who have plenty and those who have barely enough to survive could not be greater. Society in Ireland has changed dramatically over the last number of years. We make outcast of people who have lost their jobs or their homes and have no visible means of support, we have created a second class society which robs people of their dignity.

The message of Jesus is very direct-love your neighbour as yourself, not our version of neighbour but that of Jesus Christ which places the weakest of our society at the top of his priorities.

Just like the mustard seed, from a tiny beginning let us grow up strong together




Recessional: PUT THE MESSAGE IN THE BOX


And if you listen now, you will hear

A new sound coming in as the old one disappears

See the world in just one grain of sand. You’d better take a closer look

Don’t let it slip right through your hands.

Won’t you please hear the call. The world says


Ch: Put the message in the box, put the box into the car

Drive the car around the world, Until you get heard


And now is the moment, please understand

The road is wide open to the heart of every man

A few simple words that he could understand

He don’t want tomorrow if it’s just crumbling into sand

Won’t you please hear the call. The world says


Chorus


And the world says, “Give a little bit, give a little bit of your love to me

Cos I’m waiting here with open arms”

He says, “Give a little bit, give a little bit of your soul to me

Cos I’m waiting to behold your many charms”

Is that love in the air? The world says


Chorus [x2]