Sunday 3rd March

SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT

THE PARISH MASS

17th March 2019 10:30am

 

The Introit Hymn

 

My God, I love thee; not because
I hope for heaven thereby,
Nor yet because who love thee not
Are lost eternally.


Thou, O Lord Jesus, thou didst me
Upon the cross embrace;
For me didst bear the nails and spear,
And manifold disgrace,

And griefs and torments numberless,
And sweat of agony;
E’en death itself; and all for one
Who was thine enemy.

Then why, O blessed Jesus Christ,
Should I not love thee well,
Not for the sake of winning heaven,
Or of escaping hell;

Not with the hope of gaining aught,
Not seeking a reward;
But as thyself hast loved me,
O ever loving Lord!

E’en so I love thee, and will love,
And in thy praise will sing,
Solely because thou art my God
And my eternal King.

 

 

 

 

The Entrance Antiphon

 Of you my heart has spoken, Seek his face.

 It is your face, O Lord, that I seek; hide not your face from me.

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

The Lord be with you

And with your spirit

 

 

The Invitation to ConfessiBrothers and Sisters let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.

 I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault. Therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

         

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen

The Kyrie

 

Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.

Christ, have mercy.  Christ, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.  Lord, have mercy.

 

The Collect

 O God, who have commanded us

to listen to your beloved Son,

be pleased, we pray,

to nourish us inwardly by your word,

that, with spiritual sight made pure,

we may rejoice to behold your glory.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The First Reading

 A reading from the book of Genesis

 Taking Abram outside, the Lord said, ‘Look up to heaven and count the stars if you can. Such will be your descendants.’ Abram put his faith in the Lord, who counted this as making him justified.

 ‘I am the Lord’ he said to him ‘who brought you out of Ur of the Chaldaeans to make you heir to this land.’ ‘My Lord,’ Abram replied ‘how am I to know that I shall inherit it?’ He said to him, ‘Get me a three-year-old heifer, a three-year-old goat, a three-year-old ram, a turtledove and a young pigeon.’ He brought him all these, cut them in half and put half on one side and half facing it on the other; but the birds he did not cut in half. Birds of prey came down on the carcases but Abram drove them off.

 When the sun had set and darkness had fallen, there appeared a smoking furnace and a firebrand that went between the halves. That day the Lord made a Covenant with Abram in these terms:

‘To your descendants, I give this land,

from the Wadi of Egypt to the Great River.’

 

 

 The Word of the Lord

 

Thanks be to God

The Psalm

 

The Lord is my light and my help.

The Lord is my light and my help;

The Lord is my light and my help.

whom shall I fear?

The Lord is the stronghold of my life;

before whom shall I shrink?

The Lord is my light and my help.

O Lord, hear my voice when I call;

have mercy and answer.

Of you my heart has spoken:

‘Seek his face.’

The Lord is my light and my help.

It is your face, O Lord, that I seek;

hide not your face.

Dismiss not your servant in anger;

you have been my help.

The Lord is my light and my help.

I am sure I shall see the Lord’s goodness

in the land of the living.

Hope in him, hold firm and take heart.

Hope in the Lord!

The Lord is my light and my help.

 

The Second Reading 

 A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Philippians :

My brothers, be united in following my rule of life. Take as your models everybody who is already doing this and study them as you used to study us. I have told you often, and I repeat it today with tears, there are many who are behaving as the enemies of the cross of Christ. They are destined to be lost. They make foods into their god and they are proudest of something they ought to think shameful; the things they think important are earthly things. For us, our homeland is in heaven, and from heaven comes the saviour we are waiting for, the Lord Jesus Christ, and he will transfigure these wretched bodies of ours into copies of his glorious body. He will do that by the same power with which he can subdue the whole universe.

So then, my brothers and dear friends, do not give way but remain faithful in the Lord. I miss you very much, dear friends; you are my joy and my crown.

 The Word of the Lord

 

Thanks be to God

The Gospel Acclamation

 

Praise to you, O Christ, king of endless glory, Glory and praise to you.

Praise to you, O Christ, king of endless glory, Glory and  praise to you.

 

From the bright cloud the Father’s voice was heard:

‘This is my Son, the Beloved. Listen to him.’

 

Praise to you, O Christ, king of endless glory, Glory and praise to you.

 

The Lord be with you:

And with your spirit

 

 

 A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke:

Glory to you O Lord

Jesus took with him Peter and John and James and went up the mountain to pray. As he prayed, the aspect of his face was changed and his clothing became brilliant as lightning. Suddenly there were two men there talking to him; they were Moses and Elijah appearing in glory, and they were speaking of his passing which he was to accomplish in Jerusalem. Peter and his companions were heavy with sleep, but they kept awake and saw his glory and the two men standing with him. As these were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, ‘Master, it is wonderful for us to be here; so let us make three tents, one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.’ – He did not know what he was saying. As he spoke, a cloud came and covered them with shadow; and when they went into the cloud the disciples were afraid. And a voice came from the cloud saying, ‘This is my Son, the Chosen One. Listen to him.’ And after the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. The disciples kept silence and, at that time, told no one what they had seen.

 The Gospel of the Lord                             

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ

 

The Homily by Fr John.

   

The Creed

 

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible

 

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through Him all things were made.

 

 For us men and for our salvation He came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

 

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.

He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

 

He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.

 

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the Prophets.

 

I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.

 

 

The Prayers of the Faithful 

For the full intercessions see PARISH PRAYERS

 

We pray to the Lord for courage to give ourselves to him this Lent.

 

Lord of Lent;

Renew our lives.

 

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with Thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us Sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

 

God our Father, in your love and goodness you have taught us to come close to you in penitence with prayer, fasting and generosity; accept our Lenten discipline, and when we fall by our weakness, raise us up by your unfailing mercy; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

The Offertory Hymn 

 

Dear Lord and Father of mankind,
Forgive our foolish ways!
Re-clothe us in our rightful mind,
In purer lives thy service find,
in deeper reverence, praise;
In deeper reverence, praise.

In simple trust like theirs who heard,
Beside the Syrian sea,
The gracious calling of the Lord,
Let us, like them, without a word,
Rise up and follow thee;
Rise up and follow thee.

O Sabbath rest by Galilee!
O calm of hills above,
Where Jesus knelt to share with thee
The silence of eternity
Interpreted by love!
Interpreted by love!

Drop thy still dews of quietness,
Till all our strivings cease;
Take from our souls the strain and stress,
And let our ordered lives confess
The beauty of thy peace;
The beauty of thy peace.

Breathe through the heats of our desire
Thy coolness and thy balm;
Let sense be dumb, let flesh retire;
Speak through the earthquake, wind, and fire,
O still, small voice of calm;
O still, small voice of calm.

 

 

The Preparation of the Gifts

 

Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God the almighty Father.

May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands, for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church.  The Prayer over the Offerings

 

May this sacrifice, O Lord, we pray,

cleanse us of our faults

and sanctify your faithful in body and mind

for the celebration of the paschal festivities.

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

 

The Eucharistic Prayer

 

The Lord be with you:

And with your spirit

Lift up your hearts:

We lift them to the Lord

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

It is right and just

 

The Priest continues with the preface 

 

Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might, Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna, Hosanna, Hosanna in the highest.

 

The priest continues with the Eucharistic Prayer

 

The mystery of faith:

 

 Save us, Saviour of the world, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.

 

The Priest continues

 

… Through Him, and with Him, and in Him, O God almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour is yours, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

At the Saviour’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:

 

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name;

thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses,

As we forgive those who trespass against us.

And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.  

 

Deliver us,Lord, we pray, from every evil; graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

         

For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

 

The Sign of Peace

                  

Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I give you, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The peace of the Lord be with you always:

And with your spirit

 

Let us offer each other the sign of peace.

 

Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

 

Behold the Lamb of God; behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those who are called to the supper of the Lamb.

                  

Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

 

The Communion Antiphon

 

This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.At the distribution of the Sacrament, the minister says to each communicant:

The Body of Christ

The Blood of Christ

The communicant replies each time:  Amen.

 

The Communion Hymn

 

O for a heart to praise my God,
a heart from sin set free,
a heart that always feels thy blood
so freely shed for me.

A heart resigned, submissive, meek,
my great Redeemer's throne,
where only Christ is heard to speak,
where Jesus reigns alone.

A humble, lowly, contrite, heart,
believing, true and clean,
which neither life nor death can part
fro him that dwells within.

A heart in every thought renewed
and full of love divine,
perfect and right and pure and good, a copy, Lord, of thine.

My heart, thou know'st, can never rest
till thou create my peace;
till of mine Eden repossessed,
from self, and sin, I cease.

Thy nature, gracious Lord, impart;
come quickly from above;
write thy new name upon my heart,
thy new, best name of Love.

 

The Post Communion Hymn

 

All ye who seek a comfort sure
In trouble and distress,
Whatever sorrow vex the mind,
Or guilt the soul oppress:

Jesus, who gave himself for you
Upon the cross to die,
Opens to you his sacred heart;
Oh, to that heart draw nigh.

Ye hear how kindly he invites;
Ye hear his words so blest:
'All ye that labour come to me,
And I will give you rest.'

Jesus, thou joy of saints on high,
Thou hope of sinners here,
Attracted by those loving words
To thee I lift my prayer.

Wash thou my wounds in that dear blood,
Which forth from thee doth flow;
New grace, new hope inspire, a new
And better heart bestow.

 

  

 

     

The Post Communion Prayer

 

As we receive these glorious mysteries,

we make thanksgiving to you, O Lord,

for allowing us while still on earth

to be partakers even now of the things of heaven.

Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

The Blessing and Dismissal

 

The Lord be with you

And with your spirit.

 

Bless your faithful, we pray, O Lord, with a blessing that endures for ever,

and keep them faithful to the Gospel of your Only Begotten Son,

so that they may always desire and at last attain that glory whose beauty he showed in his own Body, to the amazement of his Apostles.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

 

Go forth, the Mass is ended.

Thanks be to God.

 

The Angelus

 

The Angel of the Lord brought

tidings to Mary: 

And she conceived by the Holy

Ghost. 

Hail Mary, full of grace, the

Lord is with thee; blessed art

thou among women and

blessed is the fruit of thy womb,

Jesus.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray

for us sinners, now and at the

hour of our death. Amen. 

Behold the handmaid of the

Lord:

Be it unto me according to Thy

word. 

Hail Mary . . . 

And the Word was made Flesh.

And dwelt among us. 

Hail Mary . . . 

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of

God,

That we may be made worthy of

the promises of Christ. 

We beseech thee, O Lord, pour

thy grace into our hearts; that

as we have known the

incarnation of Thy Son, Jesus

Christ, by the message of an

angel, so by his Passion and

Cross we may be brought to the

glory of His Resurrection,

through the same Jesus Christ

Our Lord.  Amen.   

 

There will be no organ voluntaries during Lent.