CHURCH OF MARY IMMACULATE, REFUGE OF SINNERS

RATHMINES,

Sunday 15th October 2017

Living is easy with eyes closed. Misunderstanding all you see.” John Lennon


Ent: HARVEST FOR THE WORLD

All babies together, everyone a seed

Half of us are satisfied, half of us in need

And love's beautiful in us, tarnished by our greed

Oh, when will there be a harvest for the world

Harvest for the world


A nation planted so concerned with gain

As the seasons come and go, greater grows the pain

And far too many are feeling the strain

Oh, when will there be a harvest for the world

Harvest for the world


Gather every man, gather every woman

Celebrate your lives, give thanks for your children

Gather every one, gather all together

Overlooking none, hoping life gets better


Dress me up for battle, when all I want is peace

Those of us who pay the price, come home with the least

And nation after nation are turning into beasts

Oh, when will there be a harvest for the world


When will there be (Harvest for the world)

I wanna know right now




Psalm: Love of the Common People

Living on free food tickets, water in the milk from a hole in the roof

Where the rain came through, what can you do, ooh

Tears from your little sister, crying cos she doesn’t have a dress without a patch

For the party to go, but you know she’ll get by,

cos she’s


Ch: Living in the love of the common people

Smiles from the heart of a family man

Daddy’s gonna buy you a dream to cling to

Momma’s gonna love you just as much as she can,

and she can


It’s a good thing you don’t have busfare;

it would fall through the hole in your pocket

And you’d lose it in the snow on the ground.

You gotta walk into town to find a job

Trying to keep your hands warm, but the hole in your shoe lets the snow come through

And chills you to the bone,

somehow you’d better go home where it’s warm

Where you can


Chorus



Living on a dream ain’t easy,

but the closer the knit the tighter the fit

And the chills stay away,

just take them in stride for family pride

You know that faith is your foundation

With a whole lot of love and a warm conversation,

but don’t forget to pray

It’s making it strong where you belong, and we’re


Chorus: Cos we’re living in the love….

Offertory: ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE

She calls out to the man on the street,

Sir can you help me

It's cold and I've nowhere to sleep, 's there somewhere you can tell me

He walks on, doesn't look back,

he pretends he can't hear her

Starts to whistle as he crosses the street,

seems embarrassed to be there


Oh, think twice, cos it's another day for you and me in paradise

Oh, think twice, cos it's another day for you, you and me in paradise

Think about it


She calls out to the man on the street,

he can see she's been crying

She's got blisters on the soles of her feet,

she can't walk but she's trying


Oh, think twice, cos it's another day for you and me in paradise

Oh, think twice, it's just another day for you, you and me in paradise

Just think about it


Oh Lord, is there nothing more anybody can do

Oh Lord, there must be something you can say


You can tell from the lines on her face,

You can see that she's been there

Probably been moved on from every place,

cos she didn't fit in there


Oh, think twice, cos it's another day for you and me in paradise

Oh, think twice, it's just another day for you, you and me in paradise

Just think about it, just think about it


It's just another day for you and me in paradise [x2]



Acclamation: LET IT BE

Let it be, let it be

I will do what you ask, ask of me

So that I will be free


Communion: I WILL REACH YOU

Everybody’s got an answer to a question

That they need to know

Still broken over one thing

I didn’t ask you to help me through

Now looking for a reason

It isn’t easy, but I gotta have hope


Sometimes it can be harder to remember

Than to just let go

Always seems to be somethin’ to remind me

Of what I miss the most

But you are the one thing I believe in when it all falls down


So if you’ve got a candle, you better light it now

And if you’ve got a voice, you better shout out loud

Raise your hands above this crowd

And I will reach you, can you hear me, can you hear me now


Even though I can’t see you

I can feel you close this time

So maybe when I’m hurtin’, all I’m asking for

Is just one sign

Cos I never met anyone, who was lost

And didn’t want to be found, oh


So if you’ve got a candle, you better light it now

And if you’ve got a voice, you better shout out loud

Raise your hands above this crowd

And I will reach you, can you hear me, can you hear me

I will reach you, can you hear me now


Light it now – I will reach you

Shout out loud – I will reach you

Raise your hands above this crowd


So if you’ve got a candle, you better light it now

And if you’ve got a voice, you better shout out loud

Raise your hands above this crowd

And I will reach you, can you hear me, can you hear me

I will reach you, can you hear me, can you hear me

I will reach you, can you hear me, can you hear me

I will reach you, Raise your hands above this crowd

And I will reach you, can you hear me now


REFLECTION:

We are seeing everything with blind eyes. We don’t realise the broken dreams, and the path that should be seen. We listen with deaf ears. We move with an attitude of “who cares?” We say only words like “I” and “me”.

Every human is born with the need to laugh, the capability to fear, the tendency to love, and we will all inevitably die. So why waste our time allowing convoluted labels and socially constructed notions, to interfere with the fact that we are the same. We all know how to feel. Let us act on that!

Recessional: WHENEVER GOD SHINES HIS LIGHT

Whenever God shines His light on me

Opens up my eyes, so I can see

When I look up in the darkest night

Then I know everything's gonna be alright

In deep confusion, in great despair

When I reach out for Him, He is there

When I am lonely, as I can be

Then I know that God shines His light on me


Ch: Reach out for Him, He'll be there

With Him your troubles you can share

And if you live the life you love

You'll get the blessings from above


He heals the sick and He heals the lame

Says you can do it too in Jesus' name

And He'll lift you up, and He'll turn you around

And put your feet back on higher ground