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  1. 1. PASSION SUNDAY 1. BEFORE THE CLERGY ENTERS INTRODUCTION We begin this Holy Week by telling Jesus that we shall accompany Him not only to praise Him, but also on the way to suffering that leads to the Easter victory. The procession with palms in our hands will express our desire and resolve. We put ourselves into an attitude of joyful welcome to Christ, singing... Hosanna... 2. BLESSING OF THE PALMS: We shall praise Christ our King by carrying palms. Let us pray that we may always honour him in our daily lives. 3. INTRODUCTION TO THE GOSPEL (Mk: 11:1-10) The gospel tells us how Jesus entered Jerusalem triumphally, seated on a donkey, whilst people waved palms to great him. This fulfilled the prophecy about the coming of the peaceful Lord and King, into Jerusalem the Holy City. But our desire must be to follow Jesus not only in the church, but in the way of self - sacrifice. 4. AFTER THE HOMILY Like the Jews, we shall now accompany Jesus at the hour of His Triumph; but this is a temporary and deceitful triumph His true Triumph is the offering of His life for our sins, which we celebrate at Mass and specially recall during the Holy week. Holding the palms in our hands means that we want to accompany Jesus through the Cross to new Life. THE FIRST READING : (Isaiah: 50: 4-7) The prophet speaks of the servant of God ourselves in the place of Christ , and thus know better what it means to follow Him obediently submitting to pain and insult, and putting all His trust in God who will save Him. This is what Jesus did during His Passion; we must have the same strength, if we want to remain with Him. THE SECOND READING - (Phil : 2: 6-11)
  2. 2. Is Christ’s death on the cross an utter defeat without any hope left? Let us listen to the answer given us by St. Paul. St. Paul reminds us that Jesus suffered and offered His life in loving obedience to the Father, and thus obtained glory for Himself and salvation for us. THE READING OF THE PASSION : (Mk: 14: 1-15: 47,) The story of Christ’s passion and Death is solemnly proclaimed. Let us reflect on all that Jesus did and suffered for our sake, that our sins may be forgiven ,and we may be like Him loving children of God our Father. PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL CEL.: God the Father did not even spare his own Son but gave him up to death on our behalf. Let us then with confidence place our requests before him. Response: Lord, hear us in our love. 1. For the Christian community, the flock for which Christ died: that Christ the Good Shepherd may heal in it the wounds of sin and division. (pause). We pray in faith. 2. For all world leaders: that Christ may help them in the exercise of their grave responsibilities so that the world may find the way to justice and peace. (Pause). We pray in faith. 3. For all of us gathered here: that the power of Christ’s death and resurrection may help us to abandon the ways of darkness and walk in the bright light he brought into our world. (Pause). We pray in faith. 4. Let us pause and pray for our personal and local needs. Cel.: Let us pray: Heavenly Father, during this holy week we see your love for us displayed in the sufferings and death of your Son. Help us to believe in your love and try to return it. We ask this through Christ our Lord.
  3. 3. PASSION SUNDAY 1. BEFORE THE CLERGY ENTERS INTRODUCTION We begin this Holy Week by telling Jesus that we shall accompany Him not only to praise Him, but also on the way to suffering that leads to the Easter victory. The procession with palms in our hands will express our desire and resolve. We put ourselves into an attitude of joyful welcome to Christ, singing... Hosanna... THE FIRST READING : (Isaiah: 50: 4-7) The prophet speaks of the servant of God ourselves in the place of Christ , and thus know better what it means to follow Him obediently submitting to pain and insult, and putting all His trust in God who will save Him. This is what Jesus did during His Passion; we must have the same strength, if we want to remain with Him. THE SECOND READING - (Phil : 2: 6-11) Is Christ’s death on the cross an utter defeat without any hope left? Let us listen to the answer given us by St. Paul. St. Paul reminds us that Jesus suffered and offered His life in loving obedience to the Father, and thus obtained glory for Himself and salvation for us. THE READING OF THE PASSION : (Mk: 14: 1-15: 47,) The story of Christ’s passion and Death is solemnly proclaimed. Let us reflect on all that Jesus did and suffered for our sake, that our sins may be forgiven ,and we may be like Him loving children of God our Father. PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
  4. 4. CEL.: God the Father did not even spare his own Son but gave him up to death on our behalf. Let us then with confidence place our requests before him. Response: Lord, hear us in our love. 5. For the Christian community, the flock for which Christ died: that Christ the Good Shepherd may heal in it the wounds of sin and division. (pause). We pray in faith. 6. For all world leaders: that Christ may help them in the exercise of their grave responsibilities so that the world may find the way to justice and peace. (Pause). We pray in faith. 7. For all of us gathered here: that the power of Christ’s death and resurrection may help us to abandon the ways of darkness and walk in the bright light he brought into our world. (Pause). We pray in faith. 8. Let us pause and pray for our personal and local needs. Cel.: Let us pray: Heavenly Father, during this holy week we see your love for us displayed in the sufferings and death of your Son. Help us to believe in your love and try to return it. We ask this through Christ our Lord. PALM SUNDAY PROCEDURE :- 1 Introduction 2 First Reading 3 Second Reading 4 The Reading of the Passion 5 Prayer of the Faithful Passion 7:00 am 8:00 am 9:15 am Narrator Brother Nelson Jesus Fr. Domnic Fr. Edwin Others F. Montiero Pat Commentator Flona 1 Reader Shamin Vaz 2 Reading Conrad Rod. Prayer of the Praxie faithful
  5. 5. 3 Way of the Cross Readers Crosses Talk
  6. 6. PASSION SUNDAY 1. BEFORE THE CLERGY ENTERS INTRODUCTION We begin this Holy Week by telling Jesus that we shall accompany Him not only to praise Him, but also on the way to suffering that leads to the Easter victory. The procession with palms in our hands will express our desire and resolve. We put ourselves into an attitude of joyful welcome to Christ, singing... Hosanna... THE FIRST READING : (Isaiah: 50: 4-7) The prophet speaks of the servant of God ourselves in the place of Christ , and thus know better what it means to follow Him obediently submitting to pain and insult, and putting all His trust in God who will save Him. This is what Jesus did during His Passion; we must have the same strength, if we want to remain with Him. THE SECOND READING - (Phil : 2: 6-11) Is Christ’s death on the cross an utter defeat without any hope left? Let us listen to the answer given us by St. Paul. St. Paul reminds us that Jesus suffered and offered His life in loving obedience to the Father, and thus obtained glory for Himself and salvation for us. THE READING OF THE PASSION : (Mk: 14: 1-15: 47,) The story of Christ’s passion and Death is solemnly proclaimed. Let us reflect on all that Jesus did and suffered for our sake, that our sins may be forgiven ,and we may be like Him loving children of God our Father. PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL CEL.: God the Father did not even spare his own Son but gave him up to death on our behalf. Let us then with confidence place our requests before him. Response: Lord, hear us in our love. 9. For the Christian community, the flock for which Christ died: that Christ the Good Shepherd may heal in it the wounds of sin and division. (pause). We pray in faith. 10. For all world leaders: that Christ may help them in the exercise of their grave responsibilities so that the world may find the way to justice and peace. (Pause). We pray in faith. 11. For all of us gathered here: that the power of Christ’s death and resurrection may help us to abandon the ways of darkness and walk in the bright light he brought into our world. (Pause). We pray in faith. 12. Let us pause and pray for our personal and local needs.
  7. 7. Cel.: Let us pray: Heavenly Father, during this holy week we see your love for us displayed in the sufferings and death of your Son. Help us to believe in your love and try to return it. We ask this through Christ our Lord. MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THE SERVICE Missal, 2 tables for palms, Sprinkler with holy water, Turifier, incense, lectern, sound system, 2 Mikes, ( 1 choir, 1 priest), Commentary Sheet, Altar boys, (1cross bearer, 1 incense and 1 turifer). Wine, Host, Chalice on the altar. No. of chalices, Ceborim. Blessing of the Palms : Palms, Holy water, table, tables cloth, Reading of the Passion : 3 passion books.
  8. 8. MAUNDY THURSDAY INTRODUCTION We are now entering three very special days of the liturgical year. Today we commemorate the eucharist, Priesthood and the commandment of love by Jesus. This evening as we commemorate the last Supper of Our Lord let us listen attentive to what He will tell us and understand His love for each of us. he is in our midst and we are around Him, as the apostles were on the last night before he suffered. THE FIRST READING Ex. 12: 1-8, 11-14 The description of the Jewish Paschal Meal in the First Reading will help us understand better the meaning of the Last Supper and of the Eucharist. Jesus instituted the Eucharist during the paschal Meal of the Jews, which recalled how God saved His People from the slavery of Egypt. Let us remember that Jesus is the true Lamb of God whose Blood is poured out for our sins and saves us. THE SECOND READING 1 Cor: 11: 23-26 What is new in the Paschal Meal which Jesus celebrates on this day? Paul reminds us of this central truth of our faith and worship. Saint Paul explains how, in the new Paschal Meal instituted by Christ, we receive our Lord’s own Body and recall His Death, through which He saved us. THE GOSPEL - Jn : 13: 1-15 Before the most important events of His Passion, Death and Resurrection, Jesus shows how simple and humble is his Love for His friends, by washing their feet. He invites us to follow His example and serve our brothers and sisters with the same love and humility. BEFORE WASHING OF THE FEET: Jesus taught His apostles through a significant action, how they were to love one another. He being their Master rose from the table and washed their feet. Jesus explained the action to them: I have done what servants do. He exhorted them to do the same. Today he tells each one of us to love and serve our brothers, sisters and those around us, just as He did. AFTER OFFERTORY: Jesus changed bread and wine into His body and blood at the last supper; He asked His apostles to do the same. Bishops and priest throughout the world a continue to the fulfil the command of Jesus. The Eucharist is the great sign of Jesus’ love for us. Let us celebrate this mystery with deep love and keen attention.
  9. 9. BEFORE THE PROCESSION TO THE ALTAR OF REPOSE After the instituting the Eucharist and sharing His last words with His Apostles, Jesus went to the Garden of Olives, there to pray and to offer Himself to undergo the terrible suffering of the Passion. We shall now bring Christ, under the sign of bread, to the Altar of Repose. There we shall visit Jesus, remaining some time with Him to watch and pray for our deeper conversion away from sin and for the salvation of the world. MATERIAL REQUIRED FOR THE SERVICE • Commentary Sheet • Washing of the feet: Bassin, 3 towels, soap, Jug, wate r ,two benches. • Readings: 2 readers • Altar of Repose: Table, white cloth, letterings, humorous veil. • Holy Hour Adoration : 1 adoration service. • Altar boys (1 Cross bearer, 1 incenser, 1 Turifer. 2 Ceborium, Extra Host Procedure : 1 Introduction 2 First reading 3 Second reading 4 The Gospel 5 Homily 6 Before washing of the feet 7 No Creed 8 Prayer of the faithful 9 Liturgy of the Eucharist 10 Final prayer / Transfer of the Holy Eucharist 11 Commentary and Procession 12 Altar of Repose 13 Hymn COMMENTATOR - BRIAN READER
  10. 10. Commentary and Procession Altar of Repose Hymn
  11. 11. GOOD FRIDAY INTRODUCTION We are now at the centre of the great tree days of the church.We gather with the feelings of yesterday’s feast still in our hearts - the feast of love, a self giving love. A feast served from a table decked in white. A meal shared amidst images of the washing of the feet and servant hood We gather today remembering the meal and the feast. We gather today before a stripped and vacant table.Nothing adorns this place except emptiness. All that was present, is now absent. The white vestments have all ben scattered, an in their place there is darkness an nothingness. We remember the death and suffering of Jesus Christ, and we partake of his suffering. Today is a sad day - our hearts are low, our hymns have a heary dose of mournfulness, and the air is wet with tears because our Lord and saviour has died. This evening’s service has three parts: 1. The proclamation of the word of God 2. The veneration of the cross 3. Holy Communion service Before we listen to the word of God, let us stand and keep silent. The priests will enter in procession and prostrate themselves, before the altar representing us all. The lying down expresses our sin and sorrow. ( Please Stand ) THE FIRST READING Is: 52: 13-53:12 In the First Reading, the prophet speaks of the servant of the Lord, who is to be torture and put to death for us, “ pierced because of our faults” and who, because of this, becomes the Saviour of many. A we listen, we picture to ourselves Jesus nailed on the cross because He took our sins upon Himself. THE SECOND READING Heb: 4: 14-16; 5:7-9 Why should Christ suffer so much? Let us once more reflect on the meaning of His Death, given us in the second reading. The second reading recalls how the Old Testament prophecy is fulfilled in Jesus: through His sufferings, he learned to obey the Will of God at all costs, and thus He saved us. BEFORE THE PASSION Jn: 18: 1-19:42 The story of Jesus condemned to death and crucified will no be solemnly sung. Let us consider His infinite Love for us, which made him want to die for our sins. Thinking of our Saviour’s sufferings and death, we feel sorrow for our sins and a great hope that Jesus will help us win our fight against evil.
  12. 12. AFTER THE HOMILY All of us are in need of prayers .. The Church the pope, the priests, religious, laity , sick , those who don’t believe in God and many others. We ask for help, for mercy, trusting in God’s love which has been made clear to us. Let us also place our family intention before the Lord. VENERATION OF THE CROSS We now begin the second part of the service - the veneration of the cross. The reverence we are about to make to the crucifix does not go to a piece of wood. Our reverence manifests our gratitude to jesus for having died on the cross to save us. It is a sigh of acceptance of our daily crosses, a pledge to fight against sin. HOLY COMMUNION We enter into the third part of today’s body of Christ, it is a reminder of the passion and the death of Jesus. It is also ha hope and longing for his resurrection. MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THE SERVICE Bare Altar, 3 pillows, Carpet, Crucifix covered. Veneration of the Cross: 5 Crosses, Collection plates, Tables, tables cloth. Readings: 2 readers, Passion reading 3 bibles. Intercession Communion Service Procedure : 1 Commentator 2 Introduction 3 Prostration 4 Prayer – priest 5 1st reading 6 2nd reading 7 Passion Sung 8 Homily 9 General Intercessions (Priest) 10 Veneration 11 Communion 12 Concluding Hymn
  13. 13. Procedure : Commentator Introduction Prostration Prayer – priest 1st reading 2nd reading Passion Sung Homily General Intercessions (Priest) Veneration Communion Concluding Hymn
  14. 14. EASTER SUNDAY THEME : JESUS : OUR LIFE AN D RESURRECTION INTRODUCTION Today we have gathered as one large parish family of God to celebrate Easter for which we have been preparing for the whole of lent. Easter is the centre of the whole year of worship. This feast has been called “ the feast of all feasts ”.,it does not last only one day the church prolongs it for seven weeks, till the time day of Pentecost. This seven weeks period is called Easter for us, Christians. Easter is the celebration of Christ’s’ victory over sin and death. Christ died with the hope in his Father, that he would raise him up, and his hope was not misplaced. His resurrection is the blossoming of his hope . Since then we too experience anxieties, fears, frustrations, misunderstandings, but Christ’s resurrection gives us a hope and new life and lights up the situation by ray of the luminously glorious Resurrection. FIRST READING : ( ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 10 : 34. 37 - 43 ) The Acts of the Apostles tells us that God raised Jesus from the dead on the third day and made him manifest to us, who are God’s chosen witnesses. SECOND READING : ( COLOSSIANS 3 : 1 - 4 ) St. Paul exhorts us to set our hearts and minds on the things which are rooted in holiness and truth. GOSPEL : ( JOHN 20 : 1 - 9 ) The gospel passage tells us that the empty tomb, and the state of the burial clothes, made Peter and John, the disciples of Jesus believe that Christ had risen from the dead. PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL : PRIEST : Dear brethren, let us pray to God our Father, the giver of life who raised Jesus from the dead to grant our needs and say : Our Response : Lord, Listen to your People Praying ( 1 ) For our Holy Father, our Bishop, priest and catechiest, that seeing their life, their love and their joy, men discover in them the true witnesses of the resurrection of Christ, Let us Pray to the Lord. ( 2 ) For this our Christian community that faith in the resurrection of Christ cast away from us all fear and all disunion, Let us Pray to the Lord. ( 3 ) For all those Christians, who even at this Feast of Easter, have not come out of their sins, that they may recover the life of the spirit during this Easter time, Let us Pray to the Lord. ( 4 ) For all of us that we be witnesses to your resurrection in our daily lives of love and goodness, Let us Pray to the Lord. ( 5 ) For each one of us, that we may recognise Jesus in every brother in need, Let us Pray to the Lord. (6) Lord, we pray for the success of the Archdiocesan Synod 2001 that the Holy Sprit who is guiding the local church through each one of us, will open our hearts and our minds to His Guidance and direction, let us pray to the Lord.
  15. 15. (7) Pause for personal petitions . . . . . Let us pray to the Lord. PRIEST : Father, we praise you for your love for your son Jesus, whom you raised from the dead ; we thank you for the life of the spirit he obtained for us ; help us to be faithful witnesses of his resurrection to all men. AMEN. COMMUNION REFLECTION Someone at the back of the church lit a candle, A single point of light not able to pierce the darkness. But there was another, and another, In less than a minute the church was a blaze of light No, not the impersonal glare of electricity It was a thousand individual flames united in a single faith. Each candle lit up the face behind it. That face bore the deep lines of suffering. Yet it was illuminated, and the suffering turned into joy, Because of the certain knowledge That the Lord has risen.
  16. 16. MAUNDY THURSDAY : HOLY HOUR ADORATION (ALTAR OF REPOSE ) WATCH AND PRAY PROCEDURE: Hymn : We are gathering Intro Hymn : I surrender Response : I adore You Jesus Scene I : Text Mt 26/36-41 Reflection Our Father Scene II: Text Mt.26/42-43 Reflection Letter of Jesus Hymn 3. Jesus you are my salvation Scene III Text Mt 26/44-46 Reflection : Questions Intentions Hymn 4. lord make me like you End Hymn : O give thanks I have decided HYMN : Watch one hour with me. INTRODUCTION Yes, dear friends, 2000 years ago the son of God looked for someone to be near him to “Watch one hour with him, to stay awake by his side “. Today the same Jesus asks us His followers “ Can you not watch one hour with me?” We have heard His call and come generously to spend this Hour with Him. Welcome then to this Hour of MEETING JESUS! WATCHING AND PRAYING WITH JESUS. Let’s spend a few moments in silence and attune ourselves to Jesus, present to each one of us individually, to all of us as a group, for where two or three are gather in my name there I am in their midst. Let’s be sensitive to his presence. • Why Am I Here ? Jesus gives the answer “ Come to me all you who labour and are heavy burden and I will give you rest.We’ve come to adore Jesus our everything to tell him we are sorry for our sins of disunity and disharmony
  17. 17. Let’s pause to consider what all you want to surrender to Jesus and tell Him those things silently. REPONSE : I Adore You Jesus. 1. Jesus, my God, present in our midst where you wait day and night to be our comfort. R/ 2. For all time, past, present and Future, for every soul that ever was, is or shall be created. R/ 3. Jesus, my God, Who for love of us did institute the Holy Eucharist and offer Yourself daily for the sins of people. R/ 4. Jesus, Who in Holy Communion, became the food of my soul . R/ 5. Jesus, my God, Who taught me to be one with the Father and my sister and my brother. 6. Jesus, I am Yours in life and death.R/ INTRODUTION Love is the most stricking virtue in life. Very easily to be spoken of but difficult to practicev Love is more expressed in action father then words. It is a sign total self giving and an expression of total accpptamce. Christ is a clear example of toatal self giving. He become a servant and washed the feet of his disciples. And at calvary gave his life for each one of us. What more can we expect as symbol of love. Thius Christ’s words are very much true’ No man has greater love than to lay than to lay down his life for his friend. during these few moments of being with the lord, let us pray to our Lord and master to give us the couage to practing the virtue is the way that he wants us to practince, thus make this virtue relevant in our daily lives. PROCEDURE FOR COMMON ADORATION • Light instrumental music / religious hymns • Intro words • Entrance reading - Reflection • testimony • Hymn • Testimony • hymn • Testimony • tape song : Love changes everything • sharing • hymn • prayer of the faithful : One word. Adoration Hymn Blassing
  18. 18. Concluding. Hymn. HYMNS FOR THE HOLY HOUR: 1. We have come We are gathering 2. I abandon myself All to Jesus I surrender 3. Jesus you are my salvation 4. I love him better 5. I have decided to follow 6. O give thanks 7. Make me like you Lord 8. Make me a servant 9. Love it was that made us 10. What thanks can I render thee
  19. 19. PASSION SUNDAY BEFORE THE CLERGY ENTERS We begin this Holy Week by telling Jesus that we shall accompany Him not only to praise Him, but also on the way to suffering that leads to the Easter victory. The procession with palms in our hands will express our desire and resolve. We put ourselves into an attitude of joyful welcome to Christ, singing... Hosanna... BLESSING OF THE PALMS: We shall praise Christ our King by carrying palms. Let us pray that we may always honour him by our daily lives. BEFORE THE GOSPEL A: Mt: 21: 1-11,B: Mk: 11:1-10,C: Lk 19:28-40. The gospel tells us how Jesus entered Jerusalem triumphally, seated on a donkey, whilst people waved palms to great him. This fulfilled the prophecy about the coming of the peaceful Lord and King, into Jerusalem the Holy City. But our desire must be to follow Jesus not only in the church, but in the way of self - sacrifice. AFTER THE HOMILY Like the Jews, we shall now accompany Jesus at the hour of His Triumph; but this is a temporary and deceitful triumph His true Triumph is the offering of His life for our sins, which we celebrate at Mass and specially recall during the Holy week. Holding the palms in our hands means that we want to accompany Jesus through the Cross to new Life. BEFORE THE FIRST READING : Isaiah: 50: 4-7 The first Reading will help us to put ourselves in the place of Christ , and thus know better what it means to follow Him. The prophet speaks of the servant of God obediently submitting to pain and insult, and putting all His trust in God who will save Him. This is what jesus did during His Passion; we must have the same strength, if we want to remain with Him. BEFORE THE SECOND READING - Phil : 2: 6-11 Is Christ’s death on the cross an utter defeat without any hope left? Let us listen to the answer given us by saint Paul.. St. Paul reminds us that Jesus suffered and offered His life in loving obedience to the Father, and thus obtained glory for Himself and salvation for us. BEFORE THE READING OF THE PASSION The story of Christ’s passion and Death is solemnly proclaimed. Let us reflect on all that Jesus did and suffered for our sake, that our sins may be forgiven ,and we may be like Him loving children of God our Father. A: Mt: 26: 14-27:66, B : Mk: 14: 1-15: 47, C: Lk: 22: 14 -23:56 MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THE SERVICE Missal, 2 tables for palms, Sprinkler with holy water, Turifier, incense, lectern, sound system, 2 Mikes, ( 1 choir, 1 priest), Commentary Sheet, Altar boys, (1cross bearer, 1 incense and 1 turifer). Wine, Host, Chalice on the altar. No. of chalices, Ceborim. Blessing of the Palms : Palms, Holy water, table, tables cloth,
  20. 20. Reading of the Passion : 3 passion books. MAUNDY THURSDAY INTRODUCTION We are now entering three very special days of the liturgical year. Today we commemorate the eucharist, Priesthood and the commandment of love by Jesus. This evening as we commemorate the last Supper of Our Lord let us listen attentive to what He will tell us and understand His love for each of us. he is in our midst and we are around Him, as the apostles were on the last night before he suffered. BEFORE THE FIRST READING Ex. 12: 1-8, 11-14 The description of the Jewish Paschal Meal in the First Reading will help us understand better the meaning of the Last Supper and of the Eucharist. Jesus instituted the Eucharist during the paschal Meal of the Jews, which recalled how God saved His People from the slavery of Egypt. Let us remember that Jesus is the true Lamb of God whose Blood is poured out for our sins and saves us. BEFORE THE SECOND READING 1 Cor: 11: 23-26 What is new in the Paschal Meal which Jesus celebrates on this day? Paul reminds us of this central truth of our faith and worship. Saint Paul explains how, in the new Paschal Meal instituted by Christ, we receive our Lord’s own Body and recall His Death, through which He saved us. BEFORE THE GOSPEL - Jn : 13: 1-15 Before the most important events of His Passion, Death and Resurrection, Jesus shows how simple and humble is his Love for His friends, by washing their feet. He invites us to follow His example and serve our brothers and sisters with the same love and humility. BEFORE WASHING OF THE FEET: Jesus taught His apostles through a significant action, how they were to love one another. He being their Master rose from the table and washed their feet. Jesus explained the action to them: I have done what servants do. He exhorted them to do the same. Today he tells each one of us to love and serve our brothers, sisters and those around us, just as He did. AFTER OFFERTORY: Jesus changed bread and wine into His body and blood at the last supper; He asked His apostles to do the same. Bishops and priest throughout the world a continue to the fulfil the command of Jesus. The Eucharist is the great sign of Jesus’ love for us. Let us celebrate this mystery with deep love and keen attention.
  21. 21. BEFORE THE PROCESSION TO THE ALTAR OF REPOSE After the instituting the Eucharist and sharing His last words with His Apostles, Jesus went to the Garden of Olives, there to pray and to offer Himself to undergo the terrible suffering of the Passion. We shall now bring Christ, under the sign of bread, to the Altar of Repose. There we shall visit Jesus, remaining some time with Him to watch and pray for our deeper conversion away from sin and for the salvation of the world. MATERIAL REQUIRED FOR THE SERVICE • Commentary Sheet • Washing of the feet: Bassin, 3 towels, soap, Jug, wate r ,two benches. • Readings: 2 readers • Altar of Repose: Table, white cloth, letterings, humorous veil. • Holy Hour Adoration : 1 adoration service. • Altar boys (1 Cross bearer, 1 incenser, 1 Turifer. 2 Ceborium, Extra Host MAUNDY THURSDAY : HOLY HOUR ADORATION (ALTAR OF REPOSE )
  22. 22. WATCH AND PRAY PROCEDURE: Hymn : We are gathering Intro Hymn : I surrender Response : I adore You Jesus Scene I : Text Mt 26/36-41 Reflection Our Father Scene II: Text Mt.26/42-43 Reflection Letter of Jesus Hymn 3. Jesus you are my salvation Scene III Text Mt 26/44-46 Reflection : Questions Intentions Hymn 4. lord make me like you End Hymn : O give thanks I have decided HYMN : Watch one hour with me. INTRODUCTION Yes, dear friends, 2000 years ago the son of God looked for someone to be near him to “Watch one hour with him, to stay awake by his side “. Today the same Jesus asks us His followers “ Can you not watch one hour with me?” We have heard His call and come generously to spend this Hour with Him. Welcome then to this Hour of MEETING JESUS! WATCHING AND PRAYING WITH JESUS. Let’s spend a few moments in silence and attune ourselves to Jesus, present to each one of us individually, to all of us as a group, for where two or three are gather in my name there I am in their midst. Let’s be sensitive to his presence. • Why Am I Here ? Jesus gives the answer “ Come to me all you who labour and are heavy burden and I will give you rest.We’ve come to adore Jesus our everything to tell him we are sorry for our sins of disunity and disharmony Let’s pause to consider what all you want to surrender to Jesus and tell Him those things silently. REPONSE : I Adore You Jesus.
  23. 23. 1. Jesus, my God, present in our midst where you wait day and night to be our comfort. R/ 2. For all time, past, present and Future, for every soul that ever was, is or shall be created. R/ 3. Jesus, my God, Who for love of us did institute the Holy Eucharist and offer Yourself daily for the sins of people. R/ 4. Jesus, Who in Holy Communion, became the food of my soul . R/ 5. Jesus, my God, Who taught me to be one with the Father and my sister and my brother. 6. Jesus, I am Yours in life and death.R/ INTRODUTION Love is the most stricking virtue in life. Very easily to be spoken of but difficult to practicev Love is more expressed in action father then words. It is a sign total self giving and an expression of total accpptamce. Christ is a clear example of toatal self giving. He become a servant and washed the feet of his disciples. And at calvary gave his life for each one of us. What more can we expect as symbol of love. Thius Christ’s words are very much true’ No man has greater love than to lay than to lay down his life for his friend. during these few moments of being with the lord, let us pray to our Lord and master to give us the couage to practing the virtue is the way that he wants us to practince, thus make this virtue relevant in our daily lives. PROCEDURE FOR COMMON ADORATION • Light instrumental music / religious hymns • Intro words • Entrance reading - Reflection • testimony • Hymn • Testimony • hymn • Testimony • tape song : Love changes everything • sharing • hymn • prayer of the faithful : One word. Adoration Hymn Blassing Concluding. Hymn. HYMNS FOR THE HOLY HOUR: 1. We have come
  24. 24. We are gathering 2. I abandon myself All to Jesus I surrender 3. Jesus you are my salvation 4. I love him better 5. I have decided to follow 6. O give thanks 7. Make me like you Lord 8. Make me a servant 9. Love it was that made us 10. What thanks can I render thee GOOD FRIDAY INTRODUCTION We are now at the centre of the great tree days of the church.We gather with the feelings of yesterday’s feast still in our hearts - the feast of love, a self giving love. A feast served from a table decked in white. A meal shared amidst images of the washing of the feet and servant hood We gather today remembering the meal and the feast. We gather today before a stripped and vacant table.Nothing adorns this place except emptiness. All that was present, is now absent. The white vestments have all ben scattered, an in their place there is darkness an
  25. 25. nothingness. We remember the death and suffering of Jesus Christ, and we partake of his suffering. Today is a sad day - our hearts are low, our hymns have a heary dose of mournfulness, and the air is wet with tears because our Lord and saviour has died. This evening’s service has three parts: 1. The proclamation of the word of God 2. The veneration of the cross 3. Holy Communion service Before we listen to the word of God, let us stand and keep silent. The priests will enter in procession and prostrate themselves, before the altar representing us all. The lying down expresses our sin and sorrow. ( Please Stand ) BEFORE THE FIRST READING Is: 52: 13-53:12 In the First Reading, the prophet speaks of the servant of the Lord, who is to be torture and put to death for us, “ pierced because of our faults” and who, because of this, becomes the Saviour of many. A we listen, we picture to ourselves Jesus nailed on the cross because He took our sins upon Himself. BEFORE THE SECOND READING Heb: 4: 14-16; 5:7-9 Why should Christ suffer so much? Let us once more reflect on the meaning of His Death, given us in the second reading. The second reading recalls how the Old Testament prophecy is fulfilled in Jesus: through His sufferings, he learned to obey the Will of God at all costs, and thus He saved us. BEFORE THE PASSION Jn: 18: 1-19:42 The story of Jesus condemned to death and crucified will no be solemnly sung. Let us consider His infinite Love for us, which made him want to die for our sins. Thinking of our Saviour’s sufferings and death, we feel sorrow for our sins and a great hope that Jesus will help us win our fight against evil. AFTER THE HOMILY All of us are in need of prayers .. The Church the pope, the priests, religious, laity , sick , those who don’t believe in God and many others. We ask for help, for mercy, trusting in God’s love which has been made clear to us. Let us also place our family intention before the Lord. VENERATION OF THE CROSS We now begin the second part of the service - the veneration of the cross. The reverence we are about to make to the crucifix does not go to a piece of wood. Our reverence manifests our gratitude to jesus for having died on the cross to save us. It is a sigh of acceptance of our daily crosses, a pledge to fight against sin. HOLY COMMUNION We enter into the third part of today’s body of Christ, it is a reminder of the passion and the death of Jesus. It is also ha hope and longing for his resurrection.
  26. 26. MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THE SERVICE Bare Altar, 3 pillows, Carpet, Crucifix covered. Veneration of the Cross: 5 Crosses, Collection plates, Tables, tables cloth. Readings: 2 readers, Passion reading 3 bibles. Intercession Communion Service EASTER VIGIL INTRODUCTION This Holy night is the most solemn memorial of great mystery of lord Redemption - The suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ and His Glorious Resurrection. It is call the Paschal Vigil. The name and date of this feast is taken form the Passover of the Jews, but oar us Christians- It is - A death to sin and a rising to a new Life with Christ. Through the external signs of our lighted candle, Prayers and actions we shall re-live in faith the Resurrection of Our Lord - His passage from death to a new Glorious Life. Helped by the Word of God, we shall then unite ourselves with this victory of christ by recalling our Baptism, which was the fist moment of our life in Christ, and by sharing in the Eucharistic - sacrifice and meal. The Easter Vigil thus includes 1. Service of the Light 2. The singing of the Exultet
  27. 27. 3. The word of God 4. The blessing of the water and the Renewal of our Baptismal promises 5. The Eucharistic celebration Let us in silence on the mystery of the Resurrection as the priest enters to greet us and preside over our assembly. BEFORE THE BLESSING THE FIRE The only light in the night is the new fire which the priest will now bless. This shows that with the victory of Jesus over the darkness of sin and death, everything in our lives is renewed. So we shall now pray that the fire which represents Christ, the Light, may burn strongly and purely in our hearts. Fire gives us light and gives us warmth: Christ gives us all this and more; He give us LIFE. Let us pray the source of LIFE-GIVER to light up our lives with His fire. PREPARATION OF THE CANDLE The priest will now engrave on the Christ-Candle some signs. The Alpha and the Omega are the first and last letters of the Greek Alphabet, together with the year we live in show that Christ is the Lord of all things. The Five grains of incense represent the five wounds of Jesus. BEFORE THE PROCESSION The Paschal Candle, lit form the new fore, represents Christ, dead and alive again, his life becomes ours today, a new life in Christ. The light of the risen christ brightens the darkness of the night. It goes before us and leads us to God We follow it and shall sing its praise and its light will light up our hearts. When the priest invites us three times to greet the light of Christ, we shall answer joyfully; Thanks be to God and venerate Jesus, the light of the world. After the third acclamation your candles will be lit form the Paschal Candle. Representing Christ’ Risen presence into your life. BEFORE THE EXULTET -THE EASTER PROCLAMATION The priest honours the Christ - Candle with incense, then proclaims the joyful message of the Resurrection. There is great joy in heaven and on earth because of the Victory of Christ our risen King. Let us join in the joy of the Church and pray that the priest may worthily proclaim the glory of the Lord. EXSULTET Radiant light of God Now Reining Break Through The Darkness of own times. (3) (1) Rejoice Rejoice you Heavens Burst into Song, choirs of Angels Stars and Planets dwell in Praise Rejoice oh earth mountains and Hills Be clothed in joy Rivers Streaming through thirsty Soil
  28. 28. Clap your hands By Creation dance with your God For Jesus the Anointed one is risen Ch: Radiant light of God Now Rising berate through The Darkness of our lives You oh Christ give us life Root us is Hope and in your peace Ch: radiant light of God Now Rising break through The Darkness of own times (2) Rejoice O People Break your Silence Young and Old be glad Women and Men shout praise Sound your trumpets Strike up your drums Jesus the Saviour is Living His New life fills You Death is banished forever Rejoice people of every colour You are set free people of Every Tongue. Christ the Son of Justice Pierces ever Darkness You are robed in his brilliance Let his praise Resound with Joy Let Every Heart revel is gladness And Echo the praise of all Gods Creation Ch : Radiant Light of God Now Rising Break through The Darkness of own lives Life us Up out of Sin Into the Freedom of Your Love Ch: Radiant light of God Now Rising Break through The Darkness of own Times There four God most Gracious Father go Faithful In the Dawning light of this New Day We offer you our Hearts of Praise Bless this Easter Candle may this Pillar of Fire Lead us out of Every Darkness, Into the Radiance of your love. May the Sun of Justice Which never Sets, Find this fire Still burning, In our Lives, Jesus that Son of Justice whom you raised from the Dead, And who sheds his Light, Oh all Human kind Your Son who lives today and forever Ch : Radiant light of God Now Rising Break Through
  29. 29. The Darkness of our times Alleluia , Laughter and Song Echo the Light from within Ch : Radiant Light of God Now Rising break through The Darkness of our times. READINGS We now put our candles and sit listen to a series of readings taken from the OLD Testament. These readings have been chosen they recall humanity’s journey towards God from slavery to freedom, from death to life. Old Testament1st Reading: Gen: 1: 1-2:2 This reading from Genesis reveals the great of God revealed in his creation of the world and of humanity - the crown of all creation. 2nd Reading Gen: 22: 1-18 By sinning, man went against God’s plan of love for him, preventing this loving plan from being fulfilled. Yet God did not stop loving man. He puts in motion a plan to save man. He chooses a man, Abraham, as the head of his people, Israel. This reading test of faith Abraham is put through when asked to sacrifice his son Isaac, through whom God’s promises were to be fulfilled. 3rd Reading Ex: 14, 15 - 15 :1 The crossing of the Red Sea by the Isralites was the most important event in the history of the people of Israel. Christ continues to lead us through the waters of baptism to heaven, through the desert of this world. He feeds us and defends us on our journey. GLORIA SUNG At this moment, a change takes place in tonight’s service. The candles on the alter are lit, bells are rung and the celebrant intones “ Glory to God in the highest. ” The celebration of the Resurrection of Christ has begun. New Testament : 1st Reading: Rm: 6:3-11 Through baptism, we joined in his death so that as Christ was raised from the dead, we too might live new life. GOSPEL : A: Mt: 28: 1-10, B: Mk: 16: 1-8, Lk: 24:1-12 We shall now listen to the account of the Resurrection of Jesus from the Gospel of Matthew. HOMILY BAPTISMAL SERVICE : AFTER THE HOMILY We now begin the baptismal service, during which the water used for baptism during the whole Easter Season is blessed, and then we shall renew the promises of our baptism, remembering how it has made us share in the Death and Resurrection of Christ. We now begin by asking all the Saints, who have lived to the end the Christian life they received at Baptism, to obtain for us to be renewed and become more and m ore Christ- like.
  30. 30. (litany / Water is blessed / Baptism of Any ) THE RENEWAL OF BAPTISMAL PROMISES: At baptism we promised “ to die to sin” and rose to a new life in Christ. Tonight, as we rejoice at the resurrection of Christ, and share in it through his Spirit in us, let us renew once again what we promised on the day of our Baptism. PART V. LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THE SERVICE Commentary Sheet Altar: Bells, lectern, Chalice, Ciborium, Altar Cloth, Flowers, Candles, Wine Service of the light: Large fire, Paschal Candle, Mike, small candle, 1 candel to light, paper, bells, 5 Grains of incense made of candle wax, match box, Torch (2), Altar boys( 1turifer, pincer, bearer, 1 incenser, Missal, Missal stand, Sprinkler, Stylas, Candle stand Gloria: Bells Exultet: Exultet sheet, Liturgy of the Word: 3 readings old testament, 1 reading new testament and Gospel, Incense and turifer Liturgy of Baptismal Promises: Candles, Vessel of Water, Salt, 3 Sprinklers, Stool, Bowl Liturgy of the Eucharist: Host, Wine, Ciborium, Lavabo towel, purificator, Paten, Chalice, Cruites
  31. 31. EASTER SUNDAY THEME : JESUS : OUR LIFE AN D RESURRECTION INTRODUCTION Today we have gathered as one large parish family of God to celebrate Easter for which we have been preparing for the whole of lent. Easter is the centre of the whole year of worship. This feast has been called “ the feast of all feasts ”. it does not last only one day the church prolongs it for seven weeks, till the Time day of Pentecost. These seven weeks period is called Easter for us, Christians. Easter is the celebration of Christ’s’ victory over sin and death. Christ died with the hope in his Father, that he would raise him up, and his hope was not misplaced. His resurrection is the blossoming of his hope . Since then the life we too experience anxieties, fears, frustrations, misunderstandings, but Christ’s resurrection gives us a hope and new life and lights up the situation by ray of the luminonsly glorious Resurrection. LITURGY OF THE WORD FIRST READING : ( ACTS OF THE APOSTLES 10 : 34. 37 - 43 ) The Acts of the Apostles tells us that God raised Jesus from the dead on the third day and made him manifest to us, who are God’s chosen witnesses. SECOND READING : ( COLOSSIANS 3 : 1 - 4 ) St. Paul exhorts us to set our hearts and minds on the things which are rooted in holiness and truth. GOSPEL : ( JOHN 20 : 1 - 9 ) The gospel passage tells us that the empty tomb, and the state of the burial clothes, made Peter and John, the disciples of Jesus believe that Christ had risen from the dead. PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL : PRIEST : Dear brethren, let us pray top God our Father, the giver of life who raised Jesus from the dead to grant our needs and say : Our Response : Lord, Listen to your People Praying
  32. 32. ( 1 ) For our Holy Father, our Bishop, priest and catchiest, that seeing their life, their love and their joy, men discover in them the true witnesses of the resurrection of Christ, Let us Pray to the Lord. ( 2 ) For this our Christian community that faith in the resurrection of Christ cast away from us all fear and all disunion, Let us Pray to the Lord. ( 3 ) For all those Christians, who even at this Feast of Easter, have not come out of their sins, that they may recover the life of the spirit during this Easter time, Let us Pray to the Lord. ( 4 ) For all of us that we be witnesses to your resurrection in our daily lives of love and goodness, Let us Pray to the Lord. ( 5 ) For each one of us, that we may recognise Jesus in every brother in need, Let us Pray to the Lord. (6) Pause for personal petitions . . . . . Let us pray to the Lord. Prayer : Father, we praise you for your love for your son Jesus, ( Celebrant ) whom you raised from the dead ; we thank you for the life of the spirit he obtained for us ; help us to be faithful witnesses of his resurrection to all men. AMEN.

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