CHURCH OF MARY IMMACULATE, REFUGE OF SINNERS

19th November 2017


Theme: Today we remember all the priests and members of the Folk Group who have died during the 45 years of its existence.


Entrance: Beautiful City


Come sing me sweet rejoicing, come sing me love

We're not afraid of voicing, all the things we're dreaming of

Oh, high and low and everywhere we go


Ch: We can build a beautiful city, yes we can, yes we can

We can build a beautiful city, and call it ours

Call it the city of man


We don't need alabaster, we don't need chrome

We've got a special plaster

Take my hand, I'll take you home

We see nations rise in each other's eyes


Chorus


Come sing me sweet rejoicing, come sing me love

We're not afraid of voicing, all the things we're dreaming of

Oh, high and low and everywhere we go


Chorus




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: I Was Here


You will notice me

I’ll be leavin’ my mark like initials carved in an old oak tree

You wait and see

Maybe I’ll write like Twain wrote

Maybe I’ll paint like Van Gogh

Cure the common cold, I don’t know

But I’m ready to start cos I know in my heart


I wanna do somethin’ that matters

Say somethin’ different

Somethin’ that sets the whole world on its ear

I wanna do somethin’ better

With the time I’ve been given

And I wanna try

To touch a few hearts in this life

Leave nothin’ less

Than somethin’ that says “I was here”


I will prove you wrong

If you think I’m all talk, you’re in for a shock

Cos this dream’s too strong

And before too long


Maybe I’ll compose symphonies,

Maybe I’ll fight for world peace

Cos I know it’s my destiny

To leave more than a trace of myself in this place


I wanna do somethin’ that matters

Say somethin’ different

Somethin’ that sets the whole world on its ear

I wanna do somethin’ better

With the time I’ve been given

And I wanna try

To touch a few hearts in this life

Leave nothin’ less

Than somethin’ that says “I was here”


And I know that I will do more than just pass through this life

I’ll leave nothin’ less than somethin’ that says “I was here”


(I wanna do somethin’) “I was here”

(somethin’ that matters) “I was here”

(I wanna do somethin’) “I was here”






Consecration Acclamation: We Must Reach Out


We must reach out to one another

In every land and every race

So that in Christ our Lord

We form a single chord

And then, our Father, we can praise



Communion: Forever Young


May God bless and keep you always

May your wishes all come true

May you always do for others

And let others do for you

May you build a ladder to the stars

And climb on every rung

May you stay forever young

Forever young, forever young

May you stay forever young.


May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.





Communion Reflection:


Today we remember the priests and members of the Folk Group who have died. We remember their music, their talent, the laughter, the sadness, and their contribution to the evolution and continuity of the Rathmines Folk Group. Above all we remember their friendship.


Friends I will remember you, think of you, pray for you,

And when another day is through, I’ll still be friends with you”


Priests

Canon John Peirce

Joe Madden

Mick Walsh

Bert Moore

Larry Skelly

Bert Kelly

Aidan Burke

Members

Eoin Douglas

John Coyle

Pat Stokes

Joe Morrin

Michael Comiskey

Patrice Murphy

Alan Connaughton

Helen Ward

Mick Griffin

Chris O’Toole


Recessional: Love Shine a Light


Love shine a light in every corner of my heart

Let the love light carry, let the love light carry

Light up the magic, in every little part

Let our love shine a light in every corner of our hearts


Love shine a light in every corner of my dream

Let the love light carry, let the love light carry

Like the mighty river flowing from the stream

Let our love shine a light in every corner of my dream


Ch: And we’re all gonna shine a light together, all shine a light to light the way

Brothers and sisters in every little part

Let our love shine a light in every corner of our hearts


Love shine a light in every corner of the world

Let the love light carry, let the love light carry

Light up the magic for every boy and girl

Let our love shine a light in every corner of the world


Chorus x2