CHURCH OF MARY IMMACULATE, REFUGE OF SINNERS

RATHMINES 24th FEBRUARY 2019

Theme : Treat others as you would like to be treated



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

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 So lay down your hurt, lay down your heart. Come as you are

Psalm: 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

Offertory: SHOWER THE PEOPLE

You can play the game and you can act out the part Though you know it wasn't written for you But tell me how can you stand there with your broken heart Ashamed of playing the fool One thing can lead to another, it doesn't take any sacrifice Father and Mother, Sister and Brother If it feels nice, don't think twice, just

Shower the people you love with love, show them the way that you feel Things are gonna work out fine if you only will, if you only will Shower the people you love with love, show them the way that you feel Things are gonna be much better, if you only will

You can run but you cannot hide, this is widely known And what you plan to do with your foolish pride When you're all by yourself alone Once you tell somebody the way that you feel You can feel it beginning to ease I think it's true what they say about the squeaky wheel Always getting the grease, better to

Shower the people you love with love, show them the way that you feel Things are gonna work out fine if you only will, if you only will Shower the people you love with love, show them the way that you feel [x6]

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

Communion: 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]

Reflection:

Just one act of kindness can make all the difference to our neighbour or to someone in need. We are asked to love each other. We are told that this is our greatest success, to love our neighbour and to treat everyone as we would want to be treated, with respect and dignity, in other words with real love. Its not always easy to love unconditionally, regardless of how a person treats you or what they do to you. Those people who give such love are the true heroes in our world.

We could follow in the footsteps of Fr Peter Mc Ferry who is a champion for the poor, the homeless and the less well off in our society. He has shown us a way to help others in need. He is a true hero



Recessional: ALL THE PEOPLE SAID AMEN

You are not alone, if you are lonely When you feel afraid, you’re not the only We are all the same, in need of mercy To be forgiven and be free It’s all you got to lean on but thank God it’s all you need

And all the people said amen, whoa o o. And all the people said amen Give thanks to the Lord for his love never ends. And all the people said amen

If you’re rich or poor, well it don’t matter Weak or strong, we know love is what we’re after We’re all broken but we’re all in this together God knows we stumble and fall And he so loved the world he sent his son to save us all

And all the people said amen, whoa o o. And all the people said amen Give thanks to the Lord for his love never ends. And all the people said amen

Blessed are the poor in spirit who are torn apart Blessed are the persecuted and the pure in heart Blessed are the people hungry for another start For this is the kingdom – the kingdom of God

And all the people said amen, whoa o oo. And all the people said amen Give thanks to the Lord for his love never ends. And all the people said amen

And all the people said amen, whoa o oo. And all the people said amen Give thanks to the Lord for his love never ends. And all the people said amen And all the people said amen