Church Of Mary Immaculate, Refuge Of Sinners, Rathmines


Sunday 25th June 2017


Theme: Feel Loved When Sometimes All Around Seemed Lost And Dark


Entrance 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


Chorus



Psalm BE NOT AFRAID


You shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst

You shall wander far in safety though you do not know the way

You shall speak your words to foreign men, and they will understand

You shall see the face of God, and live


Ch: Be not afraid, I go before you always

Come follow me, and I will give you rest


Blessed are your poor for the Kingdom shall be theirs

Blessed are you that weep and mourn, for one day you shall laugh

And if wicked men insult and hate you, all because of me

Blessed, blessed are you


Chorus



Offertory YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND


When you're down and troubled and you need a helping hand

And nothing, no nothing is going right

Close your eyes and think of me, and soon I will be there

To brighten up even your darkest night


Ch: You just call out my name and you know wherever I am

I'll come running to see you again

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, all you've got to do is call

And I'll be there, yes I will. You've got a friend


If the sky above you should turn dark and full of clouds

And that old north wind should begin to blow

Keep your head together, and call my name out loud

And soon I'll be knocking upon your door


Chorus


Well, ain't it good to know that you've got a friend

When people can be so cold

They'll hurt you, they'll desert you, they'll take your soul if you let them

Oh but don't you let them


Chorus


Acclamation WE MUST REACH OUT


We must reach out to one another

In ever land and every race

So that in Christ our Lord

We form a single chord

And then, our Father, we can praise



Communion LET IT BE


When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother Mary comes to me

Speaking words of wisdom. Let it be

And in my hour of darkness, she is standing right in front of me

Speaking words of wisdom, let it be


Ch: Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be

There will be an answer, let it be

Let it be, let it be, let it be, let it be

Whisper words of wisdom, let it be


And when the brokenhearted people living in the world agree

There will be an answer, let it be

And though they may be parted, there is still a chance that they will see

There will be an answer, let it be


Chorus


And when the night is cloudy, there is still a light that shines on me

Shine until the morrow, let it be

I wake up to the sound of music, Mother Mary comes to me

Speaking words of wisdom, let it be


Chorus



Reflection


In life there are people who will hurt us and cause us much pain, as we saw so recently in Paris, London and Manchester and also in other parts of the world. In life there are fears that will hold us back but we must learn to overcome them with courage from within. Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else. You are the one that gets burnt.


Trust in God is at the heart of Jesus response to suffering.




Recessional 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