CHURCH OF MARY IMMACULATE, REFUGE OF SINNERS

24th September 2017


Theme: Today we celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the Rathmines Folk Group

(2,340 consecutive masses)

Come As You Are”



Entrance: Come As You Are


Come out of sadness from wherever you’ve been
Come broken hearted, let rescue begin
Come find your mercy, oh brother 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 pain
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 pain
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 sister 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 pain
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


Psalm: I Was Here


You will notice me

I’ll believe in 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 Gough

Cure the common cold

I don’t know but I’m ready to start, ‘cause I know in my heart

Chorus:

I wanna do somethin’ that matters

Say somethin’ different

Somethin’ that sets the whole world on its ear

I wanna do somethin’ 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


I will prove you wrong

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

Cause this stream’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


Chorus:


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

I’ll leave nothin’ less than somethin’ that says I was here

I was here


Offertory: 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.


Chorus


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

Love. One. Love. One.


Chorus

We are how we treat each other and nothing more
We are how we treat each other



Consecration Acclamation: We Must Reach Out


We must reach out to one another

In every land and every race

So that in Christ our Lord

We form a single chord

And then, our Father, we can praise



Communion: Forever Young


May God bless and keep you always

May your wishes all come true

May you always do for others

And let others do for you

May you build a ladder to the stars

And climb on every rung

May you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young.


May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.





Communion Reflection: As we look back on the 45 years of the Folk Mass, we remember the priests and the members of the Folk Group who have died. We remember the aim of the Folk Mass – ‘To let people know, by way of song, homily, and reflection, that the teachings of Jesus are as relevant today as they were 2000 years ago’. That aim is still the same now as it was 45 years ago. The songs we have sung today say it all.


  • Come As You Are’ – no matter what you think of yourself, you are always welcome.

  • I Was Here’ – all of us have a chance to make an impact, no matter how small, on those around us.

  • Nothing More’ – our lives revolve around how we treat each other.

  • Forever Young’ – be open to change and don’t stagnate.

  • Love Shine a Light’ – together we can show the world that Christianity can be a way to live your life to the full.


We hope that in another 45 years this Mass will be as relevant and challenging as it has been over the previous 45 years.




Recessional: Love Shine a Light


Love shine a light in every corner of my heart

Let the love light carry, let the love light carry

Light up the magic, in every little part

Let our love shine a light in every corner of our hearts


Love shine a light in every corner of my dream

Let the love light carry, let the love light carry

Like the mighty river flowing from the stream

Let our love shine a light in every corner of my dream


Ch: And we’re all gonna shine a light together, all shine a light to light the way

Brothers and sisters in every little part

Let our love shine a light in every corner of our hearts


Love shine a light in every corner of the world

Let the love light carry, let the love light carry

Light up the magic for every boy and girl

Let our love shine a light in every corner of the world


Chorus x2