CHURCH OF MARY IMMACULATE,

REFUGE OF SINNERS

RATHMINES

Sunday 19th March 2017


Theme: “We are all equal in the sight of God”

Pre Confirmation Mass


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Entrance :

NOTHING MORE:

To be humble to be kind

It is the giving of the peace in your mind

To a stranger, to a friend

To give in such a way that has no end


CH we are love, we are one

We are how we treat each other when the day is done.

We are peace, we are war

We are how we treat each other and nothing more.


To be bold to be brave. It is the thinking that the heart can still be saved. And the darkness can come quick, The danger’s in the anger and the hanging on to it.

CH

Tell me what it is that you see. A world that’s filled withEndless possibilities? Heroes don’t look like they used to, they look like you do.

Love. One. Love. One.

CH

We are how we treat each other and nothing more

We are how we treat each other.


Psalm :

PRAYERS FOR YOU

These are my prayers, these are the things I wish for you.

May you be strong and happy whatever you do.


May your heart travel light on a long journey’s night.

May a circle of friends keep you warm.

May your mind be at ease when you’re down on your knees,

When your ship needs a port in the storm.

May you find answers to each of my prayers for you.


These things I ask, these are the gifts I cannot give.

May love keep you young for as long as you live.

May your dreams find a place in the garden of grace,

May they grow where you’ve planted the seed.

May your faith be a flame that won’t die in the rain.

May you never want more than you need.

May you find answers to each of my prayers for you.


May your heart travel light on a long journey’s night.

May a circle of friends keep you warm.

May your mind be at ease when you’re down on your knees,

When your ship needs a port in the storm.

May you find answers to each of my prayers for you.


These are my prayers, these are the things I wish for you.


Offertory:
I WAS HERE


You will notice me

I'll be leaving my mark like initials carved

In an old oak tree, you wait and see

Maybe I'll write like Twain wrote

Maybe I'll paint like Van Gogh

Cure the common cold, I don't know

But I'm ready to start cause I know in my heart.

I wanna do something that matters, say something different

Something that sets the whole world on its ear

I wanna do something better with the time I've been given

I wanna try to touch a few hearts in this life

Leave nothing less than something that says I was here

I will prove you wrong

If you think I'm all talk, you're in for a shock

'Cause this dream's too strong and before too long

Maybe I'll compose symphonies

Maybe I'll fight for world peace

'Cause I know it's my destiny

To leave more than a trace of myself in this place!

Something that sets the whole world on its ear

I wanna do something better with the time I've been given

I wanna try to touch a few hearts in this life

And leave nothing less than something that says I was here

And I know that I, I will do more than just pass through this life

I'll leave nothing less than something that says I was here

I was here


Acclamation :


GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD


God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son

God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son


AMEN

Amen, Amen we give thanks for all the love which you give us from above, and try to pass it on to all men.

Amen, Amen, Let us strive from day to day to live a better way Amen.




Communion :


COME AS YOU ARE

Come out of sadness From wherever you've been

Come broken hearted Let rescue begin


Come find your mercy Oh sinner come kneel

Earth has no sorrow That heaven can't heal

Earth has no sorrow That heaven can't heal


So lay down your burdens Lay down your shame

All who are broken Lift up your face

Oh wanderer come home You're not too far

So lay down your hurt Lay down your heart

Come as you are


There's hope for the hopeless And all those who've strayed

Come sit at the table Come taste the grace

There's rest for the weary Rest that endures

Earth has no sorrow That heaven can't cure


So lay down your burdens Lay down your shame

All who are broken Lift up your face

Oh wanderer come home You're not too far

So lay down your hurt Lay down your heart

Come as you are Come as you are

Fall in his arms Come as you are


There's joy for the morning Oh sinner be still

Earth has no sorrow That heaven can't heal

Earth has no sorrow That heaven can't heal


So lay down your burdens Lay down your shame

All who are broken Lift up your face

Oh wanderer come home You're not too far

So lay down your hurt Lay down your heart

Come as you are Come as you are Come as you are






Reflection :


Whether we are rich or poor, young or old, from this country or overseas, we are all equal in the sight of God.

We should try to look out for each other, help those in need whenever we can. Check out any elderly neighbours, make sure they are they are alright. Look out for those who are lonely, perhaps due to bereavement or simply that their family members may live far away. The city can be a very lonely place especially for single people.

At this time of Lent as we prepare for The Easter festivities, lets us all make a special effort to be more welcoming to those we meet, a simple smile can be a great tonic to someone who is having a bad day, and you will feel better knowing you have done something good, however small it may seem to you.

We are all part of one big family, and we are all equal in the sight of God.



Recessional :

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