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Date: 13th September 2015

Feast: N/A

Focus: Ordinary time

Place: St Paschal's
Catholic Church Wavell

Time: 9:00am

Group: Year 6


Required Props (Cross, candles, symbol etc):

Chi Rho
Green Cloth
Green clothing
Sanctuary (low lying table)

How will symbols be displayed/used? (What specific action?):

Introductory Rites

The sanctuary will be set up in the middle of the stage draped with a green cloth. The
Chi Rho will be positioned at the front centre of the sanctuary along with greenery
either side of it. A lectern and microphone will be set up to the right of the sanctuary;
this will be used for students and the teacher when reading scripture. On top of the
sanctuary and green cloth will sit two lit candles. All students will wear green clothing.
Good Morning Father, Parents, Staff, Students, and visitors.
Today Year 6 will be leading our mass, a time to celebrate the twenty-fourth Sunday of
Ordinary Time.
During Mass, I ask that you please remain quiet and take this time to reflect upon what
Ordinary Time means to you, not only as a Christian, but also as an individual.
Ordinary time is a time for growth and maturation, a time in which the mystery of
Christ is called to penetrate ever more deeply into history until all things are finally
caught up in Christ.
Please stand for our Gathering Hymn.
(Students assemble on stage to lead the hymn)

Gathering Hymn:
Lord, the light of your love is shining,
In the midst of the darkness, shining;
Jesus, light of the world, shine upon us.
Set us free by the truth you now bring us.
Shine on me, shine on me.
Refrain: Shine, Jesus, shine,
Fill this land with the Fathers glory;
Blaze, Spirit, blaze,
Set our hearts on fire.
Flow, river, flow,
Flood the nations with grace and mercy;
Send forth your word, Lord,
And let there be light.
Lord, I come to your awesome presence,
From the shadows into your radiance;
By the blood I may enter your brightness,
Search me, try me, consume all the darkness.
Shine on me, shine on me.
(Kendrick, 1987)
Penitential Rite:
1. Student 1: Lord, we have sinned against you: Lord, have mercy All: Lord, have
2. Student 2: Lord, show us your mercy and love. All: And grant us your salvation.
3. Student 3: May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to
everlasting life. All: Amen.
(Retrieved from http://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/Mass.htm)

(Parents and Staff to stand and sing)
All: Glory to God in the highest,
and peace to his people on earth.
Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father,
we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.
Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,
Lord God, Lamb of God,
you take away the sin of the world: have mercy on us;

you are seated at the right hand of the Father: receive our prayer.
For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord,
You alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
(Retrieved from http://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/Mass.htm)

Opening Prayer:
Let us pray,
Lord Jesus Christ,
you gave us the Eucharist
as the memorial of your suffering and death.
May our worship of this sacrament
of your body and blood
help us to experience
the salvation you won for us
and the peace of the kingdom
where you live with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

Liturgy of the Word

(Retrieved from http://www.churchyear.net/commprayers.html)

First Reading: A reading from Isaiah, 50:5-9a

(Student 4)
The Lord GOD opens my ear that I may hear;
and I have not rebelled,
have not turned back.
I gave my back to those who beat me,
my cheeks to those who plucked my beard;
my face I did not shield
from buffets and spitting.
(Student 5)
The Lord GOD is my help,
therefore I am not disgraced;
I have set my face like flint,
knowing that I shall not be put to shame.
He is near who upholds my right;
if anyone wishes to oppose me,
let us appear together.

Who disputes my right?

Let that man confront me.
See, the Lord GOD is my help;
who will prove me wrong?
(Retrieved from http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/091315.cfm)

Responsorial Psalm: Ps 116:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 8-9

(Student 6)
I love the LORD because he has heard
my voice in supplication,
Because he has inclined his ear to me
the day I called.
All: I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.
(Student 7)
The cords of death encompassed me;
the snares of the netherworld seized upon me;
I fell into distress and sorrow,
And I called upon the name of the LORD,
O LORD, save my life!
All: I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.
(Student 8)
Gracious is the LORD and just;
yes, our God is merciful.
The LORD keeps the little ones;
I was brought low, and he saved me.
All: I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.
(Student 9)
For he has freed my soul from death,
my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling.
I shall walk before the Lord
in the land of the living.
All: I will walk before the Lord, in the land of the living.
(Retrieved from http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/091315.cfm)

Second Reading: A reading from James 2:14-18

(Student 10)
What good is it, my brothers and sisters,
if someone says he has faith but does not have works?
Can that faith save him?

If a brother or sister has nothing to wear

and has no food for the day,
and one of you says to them,
Go in peace, keep warm, and eat well,
but you do not give them the necessities of the body,
what good is it?
So also faith of itself,
if it does not have works, is dead.
Indeed someone might say,
You have faith and I have works.
Demonstrate your faith to me without works,
and I will demonstrate my faith to you from my works.
(Retrieved from http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/091315.cfm)

Gospel Acclamation: Galatians 6:14

(Student 11)
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord
through which the world has been crucified to me and I to the world.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
(Retrieved from http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/091315.cfm)

Gospel: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark 8:27-35

Before the Gospel Proclamation:

Student (12): The Lord be with you.

All: And also with you.
Student (12): A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark.
All: Glory to you, Lord!
Jesus and his disciples set out
for the villages of Caesarea Philippi.
Along the way he asked his disciples,
Who do people say that I am?
They said in reply,
John the Baptist, others Elijah,
still others one of the prophets.
And he asked them,
But who do you say that I am?
Peter said to him in reply,
You are the Christ.
Then he warned them not to tell anyone about him.

(Student 13)
He began to teach them
that the Son of Man must suffer greatly
and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes,
and be killed, and rise after three days.
He spoke this openly.
Then Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.
At this he turned around and, looking at his disciples,
rebuked Peter and said, Get behind me, Satan.
You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do.
(Student 14)
He summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them,
Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,
take up his cross, and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake
and that of the gospel will save it.
After the Gospel Proclamation:

Student (14): The Gospel of the Lord.

All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ!
(Retrieved from http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/091315.cfm; http://catholicresources.org/ChurchDocs/Mass.htm)

(Teacher reads)
From today's First Reading, we can easily perceive that the great prophet Isaiah had
his spiritual mind set on Divine things. As the ambassador of the Lord, from his mouth
flowed prophetic words of the sufferings and death of the Lord Jesus that were to
occur approximately seven hundred and fifty years later. During this spiritual
manifestation, Isaiah said, "The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious,
I did not turn backward. I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to
those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting." From
these holy words, we can perceive that it is a reference to the heavenly Father sending
His only begotten Son Jesus as the promised Messiah. We can perceive the obedience
of the Lord Jesus who was not rebellious against the Divine Will of the heavenly
Father. We can perceive how the great prophet Isaiah was filled with the Holy Spirit.
His example of living faith tells us to set our hearts on Divine things so we too can
enjoy a priceless personal relationship with the Lord God as he did. When one sets his
heart on Divine things, the Holy Spirit inspires him according to the Divine Plan for
the benefit of the individual and the Church.
During today's Second Reading, we heard St. James speaking on the subject of faith.

What is faith? Is it human faith, such as many enjoy by only believing in Jesus Christ
for their salvation and then resting the rest of their lives? Or is it a faith that involves
setting our hearts on Divine things? According to St. James, "What good is it, my
brothers and sisters, if you say you have faith but do not have works? Can faith save
you?" If we see someone in need, a relative, a parishioner, a neighbour, or even a
stranger, and we say, "Go in peace." without lifting a finger to reach out and help, what
good is that? Is that a spiritual action? Does it equal the love that Jesus had for others?
What good is faith if we neglect the promise that we made during the Sacrament of
Confirmation? "By the strength of the Holy Spirit," we were commanded "to spread
and defend the faith by word and action as true witnesses of Christ, to confess the
name of Christ boldly, and never to be ashamed of the Cross." (C.C.C. # 1303)
True faith is living faith! It is a faith that bears fruit of the indwelling Holy Spirit.
There is no such thing as an indwelling Holy Spirit who is dormant. The grace of God
is always at work! As such, the Holy Spirit always moves the soul to desire to be
sanctified so it can shine in love towards others by charitable acts; so it can share the
good news; so it can draw others to their living faith in Christ. These are some of the
signs of living faith. If we do not have these signs, we do not have the Holy Spirit. If
we do not have the Holy Spirit, we do not bear fruits, these being works of God
manifested through us. And, if we do not bear fruits, we do not have faith. For faith
without works is dead! These results can only be achieved by continuously, day and
night, setting our minds on spiritual things. These results can only be achieved when
we obey the commandments of God through the teachings of Jesus Christ in humility
and servitude.
As we heard during today's Gospel Reading, on their way to the villages of Caesarea
Philippi, Jesus asked His disciples, "Who do people say that I am?" They responded
by saying that some believed He was John the Baptist, other Elijah and still others, one
of the prophets. From these answers, it is clear that the people had their minds set on
spiritual things, being able to make an association between the works of Jesus versus
the works of those previously mentioned. To set one's mind on Divine things, one must
let himself flow with the Holy Spirit. He must deny himself, take up his cross and
follow the Lord Jesus. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who
lose their life for the sake of Jesus, and for the sake of the Gospel, will save it. My
brothers and sisters in Christ, are your minds set on Divine things? Do you have a
living faith in Christ, one that bears holy works? This week, reflect upon these
questions. And, if there is a necessity to do so, change your lives so the Holy Spirit
may freely flow through each and every one of you.
(Retrieved from http://www.catholicdoors.com/homilies/2015/150913.htm)

Profession of Faith: The Nicene Creed

(Student 15)
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.
(Student 16)
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.
(Retrieved from http://www.usccb.org/beliefs-and-teachings/what-we-believe/index.cfm)

Prayers of the Faithful:

Student (17): With all our heart and mind let us pray to the Lord. Let us lay our
requests before Him, saying "Hear our prayer".
(For the needs of the Church)
Inspire all those who lead and serve in this church. May they know your guidance and
Lord in your mercy.
All: Hear our prayer.
Student (18): Help us to be understanding and forgiving of all those we encounter.

Lord in your mercy.

All: Hear our prayer.
Student (19): Show us how to serve one another, to offer love, care and support.
Lord in your mercy.
All: Hear our prayer.
(For the world)
Student (20): Guide all those who are called to lead and advocate in the world, may
they carry love with them always.
Lord in your mercy.
All: Hear our prayer.
(For those in need)
Student (21): Comfort those who live with grief. Help them see the light of heaven.
Lord in your mercy.
All: Hear our prayer.
(For the local community)
Student (22): Strengthen and encourage all those who seek to serve and protect the
Lord in your mercy.
All: Hear our prayer.
Student (23): Finally, we bring to mind any in our community that we know to be
need. (pause for a few seconds) May love and goodness fill their lives.
Lord in your mercy.
All: Hear our prayer.

Liturgy of the Eucharistic

(Retrieved from http://www.lords-prayerwords.com/topics/prayers_of_the_faithful.html#ixzz3meov7mMv)

Preparation of the Gifts (Presentation & Prayer over the Offerings):

(Student 24)
Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this bread
to offer, which earth has given and human hands have made. It will become for us the
bread of life.
All: Blessed be God for ever.
(Student 25)
Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation. Through your goodness we have this wine
to offer, fruit of the vine and work of human hands. It will become our spiritual drink.

All: Blessed be God for ever.

(Student 26)
Pray, my brothers and sisters, that our sacrifice may be acceptable to God, the
almighty Father.
All: 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 Church.
(Retrieved from http://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/Mass.htm)

Eucharistic Prayer:
(Student 27): The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
(Student 28): Lift up your hearts.
All: We lift them up to the Lord.
(Student 29): Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God.
All: It is right to give him thanks and praise.
(Teacher Reads)
Father in heaven, it is right that we should give you thanks and glory: you are the one
God, living and true. Through all eternity you live in unapproachable light.
Source of life and goodness, you have created all things, to fill your creatures with
every blessing and lead all men to the joyful vision of your light. Countless hosts of
angels stand before you to do your will; they look upon your splendour and praise you,
night and day.
United with them, and in the name of every creature under heaven, we too praise your
glory as we say:
All: Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.
(Retrieved from http://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/EP1-4.htm)

Communion Rite (includes the Lords Prayer):

(Led by teacher)
Let us pray with confidence to the Father in the words our Saviour gave us.

All: 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.
Rite of peace- Sign of Peace
Fraction Rite- Breaking of the bread
(Retrieved from http://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/Mass.htm)

Communion Hymn: Jesus You Are Bread For Us

(Students assemble on stage to lead the hymn)
Refrain: Jesus, you are bread for us.
Jesus, you are life for us.
In your gift of Eucharist we find love.
1. When we feel we need a friend
You are there with us, Jesus.
Thank you for the friend you are.
Thank you for the love we share. Refrain
2. When we feel that we need love
You are there with us, Jesus.
Thank you for the friend you are.
Thank you for the love we share. Refrain
3.When we feel that things arent fair
You are there with us, Jesus.
Thank you for the friend you are.
Thank you for the love we share. Refrain
4. In communion we believe
You are there with us, Jesus.
Thank you for the friend you are.
Thank you for the love we share. Refrain
(Christopher Walker, 1990)

Prayer after Communion:

All: Almighty God,
We thank you for feeding us
With the body and blood
Of your Son Jesus Christ.

Through him we offer you

Our souls and bodies
To be a living sacrifice.
Send us out in the power of your spirit
To live and work to your praise and glory.
(Retrieved from The Archbishops Council, 2000)

(Student 1): The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.
(Student 5): May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
All: Amen.

Concluding Rites

(Student 12): Go in the peace of Christ.
All: Thanks be to God!
(Retrieved from http://catholic-resources.org/ChurchDocs/Mass.htm;

Concluding Hymn:
(Students assemble on stage to lead the hymn)
1. Come! live in the light!
Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord!
We are called to be light for the kingdom,
to live in the freedom of the city of God!
Refrain: We are called to act with justice.
We are called to love tenderly.
We are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.
2. Come! Open your heart!
Show your mercy to all those in fear!
We are called to be hope for the hopeless,
so all hatred and blindness will be no more!
(Retrieved from http://www.streetdirectory.com/lyricadvisor/song/awwwa/we_are_called/)

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