10Oct Presider’s Page for 10 October (28th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

SONGS AT MASS (Suggestions) ‘All People That on Earth Do Dwell’; ‘Ag Críost an Síol’; ‘The King of Love my Shepherd Is’; ‘Lord of All Hopefulness’.

Opening Comment
On our journey through life, we pause here for a while, to offer worship and praise. We remember God’s goodness and ask for the gift of wisdom as we continue to hurry towards the Kingdom.

Penitential Rite
As we enter into this celebration, we review the past week, rejoicing in what went well — and repenting of our sins… (pause)

You were sent to heal the contrite of heart: Lord, have mercy.
You came to call sinners: Lord, have mercy.
You are seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us: Lord, have mercy.

Alternative Opening Prayer (from 1998 ICEL Missal)
God of wisdom,
whose word probes the motives of our hearts,
with you all things are possible.

Let worldly treasure not keep us from Jesus,
who looks on us with love.
Free us to leave all things and follow him,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God for ever and ever.

Introduction to the Scripture Readings
Wisdom 7:7-11 — A reflection on the gift of wisdom, presented as the greatest gift anyone could receive.
Hebrews 4:12-13 — God’s word is powerful, it cuts through us and exposes what is wrong
Mark 10:17-30 — The ‘rich young man’ seeks a simple way of entering heaven, since money is no problem to him. Jesus tells him money itself is a problem, but then reassures that God can save all, whatever their wealth

BIDDING PRAYERS

Introduction (by the Presider) The Lord shows pity to all who serve, so we can ask for help and guidance, and present our needs.

  1. For the success of the Synod of bishops, beginning this weekend in Rome (pause and pray quietly for a moment, then…..) Lord, hear us.
  2. For Pope Francis — that he may receive the strength he needs, to lead the Church (pause and pray quietly for a moment, then…..) Lord, hear us.
  3. For young people — that they may grow into mature Christians (pause and pray quietly for a moment, then…..) Lord, hear us.
  4. For people who have left everything to follow Christ — that they may not give up (pause and pray quietly for a moment, then…..) Lord, hear us.
  5. For homeless and hungry people — that they may have the help they need (pause and pray quietly for a moment, then…..) Lord, hear us.
  6. For the rich — that they may never forget to share (pause and pray quietly for a moment, then…..) Lord, hear us.

The Presider prays for the dead: for those who have died (especially N and N), that the light of God’s glory may shine on them (pause and pray quietly for a moment, then…..) Lord, hear us.

Conclusion (by the Presider) Lord, your favour shines out upon us, you give success to the work of our hands: help us according to our needs, we pray, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS
Lord,
accept the prayers of your faithful people
together with the gifts we offer,
that through these holy rites, performed with reverent hearts,
we may rise to the glory of heaven.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord.

PREFACE II  (Saturday evening Mass) (Sunday preface follows below.)
It is truly right and just,
our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Out of compassion for us sinners
he humbled himself to be born of the Virgin.
By suffering on the cross, he freed us from unending death;
by rising from the dead, he gave us eternal life.

And so, with angels and archangels,
with all the heavenly host,
we proclaim your glory
and join their unending chorus of praise: Holy, holy, holy

PREFACE IX (Sunday Mass only)
It is truly right and just,
our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
holy Father, almighty and eternal God.

From sunrise to sunset this day is holy,
for Christ has risen upon us today
and scattered the darkness of death
with light and life that will not fade.

This day the risen Lord assembles us,
unfolds for us your word,
and breaks for us the bread of life.

And though the night will bring this Sunday to a close,
you call us to live in endless light,
the never-ending Day of the Lord.

And so, with the choirs of angels,
with all the heavenly host,
we proclaim your glory
and join their unending chorus of praise: Holy, holy, holy

EUCHARISTIC PRAYER II (with interpolation for Sunday mornings)
Lord, you are holy indeed,
you are the fountain of all holiness.

[In communion with the whole Church,
we have assembled on this day which you have made holy,
and, rejoicing that you have made us a new creation in your risen Son,
we pray:]
Send down your Spirit upon these gifts to make them holy,
that they may become for us
the body + and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Before he was given up to death,
a death he freely accepted,
he took bread and gave you thanks;
he broke the bread,
gave it to his disciples, and said:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT IT:
THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU.

When supper was ended, he took the cup;
again he gave you thanks,
gave the cup to his disciples, and said:
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT:
THIS IS THE CUP OF MY BLOOD,
THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND EVERLASTING COVENANT.
IT WILL BE SHED FOR YOU AND FOR ALL,
SO THAT SINS MAY BE FORGIVEN.
DO THIS IN MEMORY OF ME.

The mystery of faith…..

Remembering therefore his death and resurrection,
we offer you, Lord God,
this life-giving bread, this saving cup.
We thank you for counting us worthy
to stand in your presence and serve you.
We pray that all of us who share in the body and blood of Christ
may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.

Lord, remember your Church throughout the world:
perfect us in love
together with Francis our Pope and N. our Bishop,
with all bishops, priests, and deacons,
and all who minister to your people.

Remember our brothers and sisters
who have gone to their rest
in the sure hope of rising again;
bring them and all who have died in your mercy
into the light of your presence.

Have mercy on us all:
make us worthy to share eternal life,
with Mary, the virgin Mother of God,
with the apostles and with all the saints,
who have found favour with you throughout the ages;
in union with them
may we praise you and give you glory
through your Son, Jesus Christ.

Through him, with him, In him,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
all glory and honour is yours, almighty Father,
for ever and ever.

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
God of majesty,
receive our humble prayer:
just as you nourish us
with the most holy body and blood of your Son,
so let us partake of his divine nature,
for he lives and reigns for ever and ever.

 

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