Church of Mary Immaculate Refuge of Sinners


Rathmines 15th March, 2020

Theme: When we have true reconciliation between us as individuals and people of all nationalities

and beliefs only then can we really be free.

Entrance: 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: WELLS OF SALVATION


Your Spirit within me fills me with love
Your love opens wide my closed heart and flows through me

Ch: Therefore, with joy shall ye draw water, Out of the wells of salvation
Your Spirit within me breaks through me with power Your power constrains my fragile will and holds me

Chorus:

Your Spirit within me flows through me with life Your life gently breathes, bringing peace, freeing me


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: LIFE SO FULL I GIVE TO YOU


Life so full I give to you
As the Father sent me, so I send you

Spread my light throughout all life

Peace be with you






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 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

Reflection:

Most wars are caused by aggressive

fundamentalist religious beliefs, extreme nationalist or the lust for power by dictatorial maniacs. We as individuals may not be able to affect these happenings but collectively we should strive to bring as much peace to the world as we can.

Poem for peace

I offer you peace
I offer you love
I offer you friendship
I see your beauty
I hear your need
I feel your feelings
My wisdom flows from the highest source

I salute that source in you
Let us work together for dignity and peace

Mahatma Gandhi's









Recessional: WE SHALL BE FREE

When the last child cries
For a crust of bread
When the last man dies for just words that he said

When there's shelter over the poorest head
We shall be free


When the last thing we notice

Is the colour of skin
And the first thing we look for

Is the beauty within

When the skies and the oceans are clean again

Then we shall be free


We shall be free, We shall be free, Stand straight, Walk proud, Cos we shall be free


When we're free to love anyone we choose
When this world's big enough for all different views

When we all can worship from our own kind of pews

Then we shall be free


We shall be free, We shall be free, Have a little faith, Hold out, Cos we shall be free


And when money talks for the very last time

And nobody walks a step behind
When there's only one race
And that's mankind

Then we shall be free


We shall be free, We shall be free,

Stand straight (Walk proud)
Have a little faith (Hold out)
We shall be free


We shall be free, We shall be free

(Stand straight) Stand straight

(Have a little faith) Walk proud

We shall be free


Stand straight, walk proud, we shall be free