Church of Mary Immaculate, Refuge of Sinners, Rathmines

23rd April, 2017

Theme: We all doubt.

Entrance: Full Force Gale


Like a full force gale I was lifted up again, I was lifted up again, by the Lord


No matter where I roam, I will find my way back home, I will always return to the Lord


In the gentle evening breeze, by the whispering shady trees. I will find my sanctuary in the Lord


I was headed for a fall, then I saw the writing on the wall


Like a full force gale I was lifted up again, I was lifted up again, by the Lord


I was headed for a fall, then I saw the writing on the wall


In the gentle evening breeze, by the whispering shady trees. I will find my sanctuary in the Lord


No matter where I roam, I will find my way back home, I will always return to the Lord


Like a full force gale I was lifted up again, I was lifted up again, by the Lord

Like a full force gale I was lifted up again,

I was lifted up again, I was lifted up again, I was lifted up again, by the Lord

Psalm: Rejoice Allelluia


Rejoice alleluia, rejoice alleluia, rejoice alleluia, all men will be brothers someday. In sincerity, in truth, honour, and freedom


If I could believe it was true, I'd dedicate myself to you. I'd give you all the strength I have, never be down, never feel sad. Oh, if I could believe it was true, I'd dedicate my life to you. Every second, every minute, every hour, of every day

I would still rejoice in the hope I'd hear you say

Rejoice alleluia, rejoice alleluia, rejoice alleluia, all men will be brothers some day. In sincerity, in truth, honour, and freedom

Offertory: Love Can Build a Bridge


I’d gladly walk across the desert with no shoes upon my feet. To share with you the last bite of bread I had to eat. I would swim out to save you in your sea of broken dreams. When all your hopes are sinking, let me show you what love means


Love can build a bridge, between your heart and mine

Love can build a bridge, don’t you think it’s time

Don’t you think it’s time?


I would whisper love so loudly every heart could understand. That love, and only love, can join the tribes of man. I would give my heart’s desire so everyone might see. The first step is to realise that it all begins with you and me


Love can build a bridge, between your heart and mine. Love can build a bridge, don’t you think it’s time. Don’t you think it’s time?


When we stand together, it’s our finest hour

We can do anything (anything), anything (anything), if we’re living in the power (of love)


Love can build a bridge, between your heart and mine. Love can build a bridge, don’t you think it’s time. Don’t you think it’s time?


Love can build a bridge, between your heart and mine. Love can build a bridge, don’t you think it’s time. Don’t you think it’s time, don’t you think it’s time


Acclamation: He is Lord

He is Lord, He is Lord

He is risen from the dead, and He is Lord

Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess

That Jesus Christ is Lord

Communion: New Day


There's nothing like the sound of laughter, there's nothing like a smile. And anything you see hereafter, is it worth the while. I know that you don't believe me, I know that you doubt. The stone that's in your heart will melt


There's nothing like the way you hold her, there's nothing like a home. And though you feel a little colder, you're not alone. I know that you don't believe me, I know that you doubt. The stone that's in your heart will melt, and watch the morning come


Ch: New day will come, new day will come

New day will come, for you and for me, New day will come. I know cos I've been there before, I know just how it feels to lose. And for every closing door, there's another one to choose


There's nothing like the hand of kindness, there's nothing like a friend. And even though the world will blind us, it's there in the end. I know that you don't believe me, I know that you doubt. The stone that's in your heart will melt, and watch the morning come


Ch: New day will come, new day will come

New day will come, for you and for me, New day will come. I know cos I've been there before, and what goes round will come around. And for every closing door, there's another to be found


There's nothing like the sound of laughter, there's nothing like a smile. And anything you see hereafter, is it worth the while. I know that you don't believe me, I know that you doubt. The stone that's in your heart will melt, oh how your heart will melt.


Reflection: Thomas’s doubt is something we can all identify with. It happens to us all in our faith and in our everyday lives. Ironically, Thomas was not judged or condemned when he doubted. Jesus revealed himself to Thomas and continued to love him.

Doubt thou the stars are fire

Doubt that the sun doth move

Doubt trust to be a Liar

But never doubt I Love (William Shakespeare)


Recessional: Lord I Lift Your Name on High


Lord I lift your name on high, Lord I love to sing your praises. I'm so glad you're in my life, I'm so glad you came to save us


You came from Heaven to earth To show the way

From the earth to the cross My debt to pay

From the cross to the grave. From the grave to the sky. Lord I lift your name on high

Lord I lift your name on high, Lord I love to sing your praises. I'm so glad you're in my life, I'm so glad you came to save us

You came from Heaven to earth To show the way

From the earth to the cross My debt to pay

From the cross to the grave

From the grave to the sky

Lord I lift your name on high

Instrm. Break


You came from Heaven to earth To show the way ~

From the earth to the cross My debt to pay

From the cross to the grave. From the grave to the sky. Lord I lift your name on high


You came from Heaven to earth To show the way

From the earth to the cross My debt to pay ~

From the cross to the grave. From the grave to the sky. Lord I lift your name on high