Program for 10:30 a.m. Sunday Mass

5th Sunday of Lent

March 21, 2021 – 10:30 am

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Liturgy of the Word
Liturgy of the Eucharist
Communion Rite

Today is the fifth Sunday of Lent, the holy season of penitence in preparation for Easter.
In keeping with the ancient tradition of muting those things which please our senses, the liturgy takes on a more somber and quiet tone. The organ will not be used, except to support the singing.
Also, beginning this weekend, statues and crucifixes (when possible) are veiled.

Introductory Rite

All stand as the ministers process to the front of the church.

 Opening Antiphon

We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.
You have redeemed the world.

V. God, give me justice and defend my cause;
from the wicked rescue me,
for you are my God, and my strength.
R. We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you.
You have redeemed the world.

Text: cf. Psalm 43 (42):1-2
Music: Steven van Wye

 Greeting

All make the Sign of the Cross as the priest says:
In the name + of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. R. Amen.
The Lord be with you. R. And with your spirit.

 Penitential Act

The priest asks the faithful to call to mind their sins, saying:
Brothers and sisters, let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries.
Then all recite together the formula for general confession:
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,
And, striking their breast, they say:
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.

The absolution by the Priest follows:
May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.
R. Amen.

 Kyrie

Kyrie eleison. R. Kyrie eleison. (Lord, have mercy)
Christe eleison. R. Christe eleison. (Christ, have mercy)
Kyrie eleison. R. Kyrie eleison. (Lord, have mercy)

Music: Mass XVII (For the Sundays in Lent)

 Collect

When the Kyrie is concluded, the Priest, with hands joined, says:

Let us pray.

By your help, we beseech you, Lord our God,
may we walk eagerly in that same charity
with which, out of love for the world,
your Son handed himself over to death.
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.
R. Amen.

All are seated for the readings from scripture.

The Liturgy of the Word

 First Reading

Jeremiah 31:31-34

A reading from the book of the prophet Jeremiah.

The days are coming, says the LORD,
when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel
and the house of Judah.
It will not be like the covenant I made with their fathers
the day I took them by the hand
to lead them forth from the land of Egypt;
for they broke my covenant,
and I had to show myself their master, says the LORD.
But this is the covenant that I will make
with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD.
I will place my law within them and write it upon their hearts;
I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
No longer will they have need to teach their friends and relatives
how to know the LORD.
All, from least to greatest, shall know me, says the LORD,
for I will forgive their evildoing and remember their sin no more.

The word of the Lord. R. Thanks be to God.

 Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 51:3-4, 12-13, 14-15
Music: Jeff Ostrowski (refrain); Joseph Gelineau, SJ (verses)

The psalm is intoned by the cantor, and all repeat it.

R. Create a clean heart in me, O God.

V. Have mercy on me, God in your kindness.
In your compassion blot out my offense.
O wash me more and more from my guilt
and cleanse me from my sin.

R. Create a clean heart in me, O God.

V. A pure heart create for me, O God,
put a steadfast spirit within me.
Do not cast me away from your presence,
nor deprive me of your holy spirit.

R. Create a clean heart in me, O God.

V. Give me again the joy of your help;
with a spirit of fervor sustain me,
that I may teach transgressors your ways
and sinners may return to you.

R. Create a clean heart in me, O God.

 Second Reading

Hebrews 5:7-9

A reading from the letter to the Hebrews.

In the days when Christ Jesus was in the flesh,
he offered prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears
to the one who was able to save him from death,
and he was heard because of his reverence.
Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered;
and when he was made perfect,
he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.

The word of the Lord. R. Thanks be to God.

 Gospel Acclamation

John 12:26
Music: Brian Michael Page

All stand as the deacon asks the priest for his blessing to proclaim the Gospel.
Meanwhile, the cantor intones the Gospel Acclamation, and all repeat it:

Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. R. Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

V. Whoever serves me must follow me, says the Lord;
and where I am, there also will my servant be.

R. Glory and praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

 Gospel

John 12:20-33

The Lord be with you. R. And with your spirit.
The beginning of the Holy Gospel according to John. R. Glory to you, O Lord.

Some Greeks who had come to worship at the Passover Feast
came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee,
and asked him, “Sir, we would like to see Jesus.”
Philip went and told Andrew;
then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.
Jesus answered them,
“The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.
Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies,
it remains just a grain of wheat;
but if it dies, it produces much fruit.
Whoever loves his life loses it,
and whoever hates his life in this world
will preserve it for eternal life.
Whoever serves me must follow me,
and where I am, there also will my servant be.
The Father will honor whoever serves me.

“I am troubled now. Yet what should I say?
‘Father, save me from this hour’?
But it was for this purpose that I came to this hour.
Father, glorify your name.”
Then a voice came from heaven,
“I have glorified it and will glorify it again.”
The crowd there heard it and said it was thunder;
but others said, “An angel has spoken to him.”
Jesus answered and said,
“This voice did not come for my sake but for yours.
Now is the time of judgment on this world;
now the ruler of this world will be driven out.
And when I am lifted up from the earth,
I will draw everyone to myself.”
He said this indicating the kind of death he would die.

The Gospel of the Lord. R. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

After the Book of the Gospels has been returned to its place, all are seated for the homily.

 Homily
 Profession of Faith (Nicene Creed)

All stand as the priest introduces the Profession of Faith.

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,
At the words that follow, up to and including and became man, all bow.
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 Universal Prayer (Prayers of the Faithful)

After each petition, all respond Lord, hear our prayer.

The Liturgy of the Eucharist

 Offertory Motet

Oh most merciful! Oh most bountiful!
God the Father Almighty!
By the Redeemer’s
Sweet intercession
Hear us, help us when we cry!

Text: Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
Music: Charles Wood (1866-1926)

 Prayer over the offerings

All stand as the priest asks God to bless the offerings of bread and wine:
Pray, my brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.
R. 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.

Hear us, almighty God,
and, having instilled in your servants
the teachings of the Christian faith,
graciously purify them
by the working of this sacrifice.
Through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.

 Preface Dialogue

The Lord be with you. R. And with your spirit.
Lift up your hearts. R. We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God. R. It is right and just.

 Preface

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God,
through Christ our Lord.
For by your gracious gift each year
your faithful await the sacred paschal feasts
with the joy of minds made pure,
so that, more eagerly intent on prayer
and on the works of charity,
and participating in the mysteries by which they have been reborn,
they may be led to the fullness of grace
that you bestow on your sons and daughters.
And so, with Angels and Archangels,
with Thrones and Dominions,
and with all the hosts and Powers of heaven,
we sing the hymn of your glory,
as without end we acclaim:
Or:
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
always and everywhere to give you thanks,
Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God.
For you have given your children a sacred time
for the renewing and purifying of their hearts,
that, freed from disordered affections,
they may so deal with the things of this passing world
as to hold rather to the things that eternally endure.
And so, with all the Angels and Saints,
we praise you, as without end we acclaim:

 Sanctus

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts.
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.

Music: chant

All kneel for the Eucharistic Prayer.

 The Eucharistic Prayer
 Memorial Acclamation (Mysterium Fidei)

Priest: The mystery of faith.

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

 Doxology

Priest: Through him, and with him, and in him, O God, almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honor and glory is yours,

for ever and ever. R. Amen.

Holy Communion

 The Lord’s Prayer

All stand as the priest introduces the Lord’s Prayer:
At the Savior’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 Savior, Jesus Christ.

For the kingdom,
the power and the glory are yours
now and for ever.

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 live and reign for ever and ever. R. Amen.

The peace of the Lord be with you always. R. And with your spirit.

 Agnus Dei

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,
have mercy on us.

Music: Chant

The priest genuflects and takes the host and presents it to the people, saying:
Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world.
Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.
R: Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof,
but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

 Communion Antiphon

Amen, Amen I say to you: Unless a grain of wheat
falls to the ground and dies, it remains a single grain.
But if it dies, it bears much fruit.

John 12:25
Music: Richard J. Clark

 Communion Hymn

Text: Latin, trans. Anne K. LeCroy
Music: ST FLAVIAN, John’s Day Psalter, 1562

 Communion Motet

Deus meus adiuva me,
Tabhair dom do shearch, a Mhic ghil Dé.
Domine da quod peto a te,
Tabhair dom go dian a ghrian ghlan ghlé.
Tuum amorem, sicut vis,
Tabhair dom go tréan, a déarfad arís.
Domine, Domine, exaudi me,
M’anam bheith lán de d’ghrá, a Dhé.

My God, help me.
Give to me your love, O Son of God.
Lord, grant what I pray of you,
Grant swiftly, O clear bright sun.
Grant me your love, as fully as you wish,
Grant fully this what I pray for again.
Lord, Lord, hear me,
My soul, may it be full of love, O God.

Text: Mael Ísu Ua Brolcháin (11th c. Irish monastic poet)
Music: Daniel McNulty

Marian Antiphon

Hail, O Queen of Heaven. Hail, O Lady of Angels.
Hail! Thou root; hail! Thou gate from whom comes the light of the world.
Rejoice, O glorious Virgin, Lovely beyond all others,
Farewell, most beautiful maiden, and pray for us to Christ.

 Prayer after Communion

A period of silent prayer follows. Then, all stand as the priest says:

Let us pray.

We pray, almighty God,
that we may always be counted among the members of Christ,
in whose Body and Blood we have communion.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. 
R. Amen.

 Blessing and Dismissal

The Lord be with you. R. And with your spirit.

Bless, O Lord, your people,
who long for the gift of your mercy,
and grant that what, at your prompting, they desire
they may receive by your generous gift.
Through Christ our Lord.
R. Amen.

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

The deacon chants: Go in peace. To which the people respond: Thanks be to God.

All depart in silence.

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