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N.B. Enclosed below are the Adoration Guides for 11th - 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

 

 

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

THROUGH THE LITURGICAL YEAR (Vol. 17, n. 29)

June 13, 2021

11th SUNDAY ON ORDINARY TIME, YEAR B

“JESUS SAVIOR: He Shows the Power of Small Beginnings”

   

 

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

(A moment of silence)

 

SONG: A suitable Eucharistic hymn or any other appropriate song may be sung.

 

INTRODUCTION

(Cf. Robert Hugh Benson in Meditations on the Sunday Gospels, Year B, ed. John Rotelle, New York: New City Press, p. 94)

Here is Christ himself saying, as plainly as words can do it, that the kingdom of heaven will utterly change its appearance from being a small round seed, simple in shape and color and texture, to the semblance of a vast, elaborate, glorious tree, of a thousand surfaces and curves, of innumerable branches, twigs, leaves, fibers and roots; from a seed which a bird can eat, to a tree in which a colony of birds may live.

 

SILENT ADORATION  

OPENING PRAYER

Leader: Lord,

we rejoice that you are our creator and ruler.

As we call upon your generosity,

renew and keep us in your love.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Assembly: Amen.

  

Part I

JESUS MASTER TRUTH

Listening to the Word

 

FIRST READING: Ez 17:22-24

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

SECOND READING: II Cor 5:6-10

GOSPEL READING: Mk 4:26-34

 

POINTS FOR PERSONAL REFLECTION

The parable of the growing seed tells about a farmer who scatters seed in his field. While he sleeps at night and is up and about during the day, all the while the seed sprouts and grows. The farmer does not know how it happens, but the growing seed yields ripe grain for harvest. In this parable, Jesus underlines the inevitable growth of the kingdom of God. The kingdom has already irrupted into the world in Jesus’ ministry. Just as the scattered seed leads mysteriously to harvest, the heavenly kingdom has an irresistible power to grow and reach its full destiny. The kingdom grows because of the God-driven principle that powers its growth and maturation.

The second parable is about the mustard seed, the smallest seed in the world. Planted in the ground, it grows and becomes the biggest of all plants. Birds come and make their nests in its shady branches. In this parable, Jesus contrasts the insignificant beginning of the extremely small seed and the enormous size of the full-grown bush. The image of a tiny mustard seed growing into the grandiose bush underlines the universal expanse of God’s kingdom that would encompass all nations, as well as Israel.

Jesus invites us to extol the power of small beginnings. We are called to sow the seed of the kingdom in today’s world as well as to trust in the Holy Spirit who powers the growing kingdom. Let us do our part in sowing the seed, and God will bless our humble initiative on behalf of his kingdom.            

 

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, a song of praise or any appropriate song may be sung.

 

 

Part II

JESUS MASTER WAY

Confrontation with the Word

 

POINTS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE HEART

Do we believe in the power of small beginnings and in the inevitable growth of the kingdom of God? Do we trust greatly in the power of God who can do all things in us?

 

PRAYING WITH THE WORD

Loving Father,

we are fascinated by how a seed,

scattered and sown in the ground by a dutiful farmer,

can grow into a vigorous plant and yield a rich harvest.

We are awed even more greatly

by the irresistible growth of the heavenly kingdom,

sown by Jesus into the field of salvation history

through his saving ministry.

We thank and praise you

for the miracle of the mustard-seed beginning of your kingdom,

which continues to extend its life-giving fruitfulness

to all peoples of the earth.

Help us to put our trust in you

and to believe in the power of small beginnings.

You are our hope and our joy, now and forever.

Amen.

 

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, a song of praise or any appropriate song may be sung.

 

Part III

JESUS LIFE

Acting upon the Word

  

PERSONAL PRAYER

CONTEMPLATING WITH MARY THE FACE OF CHRIST: The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary may be prayed in part or in full.

 

THE WAY OF SOLIDARITY: PRAYER OF INTERCESSION

Leader: Let us raise our voices in praise to our loving and merciful God and implore with confidence. 

(R.) LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER!

1. For the Holy Father’s General Intention for this month of June – for the beauty of marriage. Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience. We pray: (R.)

2. That we may trust in the power of small beginnings as we sow the seeds of the kingdom and experience that “of ourselves we can do nothing, but with God we can do all”. We pray:  (R.)

3. That in the vicissitudes and tragedies of today’s world we may keep faith that God is the Lord of history, and that we may promote the saving will of our sovereign God. We pray:  (R.)

4. That we may truly “walk by faith and not by sight” and that as we journey to our true home, we may do what is pleasing to the Lord. We pray: (R.)

5. That the blood poured out by the modern-day Christian martyrs may bring about the conversion of their aggressors and call forth the balm of God’s healing peace upon the world; that the afflictions of the victims of man-made and natural calamities may evoke compassionate gestures of human solidarity; that the moral fiber of today’s youth may be strengthened; that the drought-stricken lands may be watered and bear abundant fruit; that this terrible pandemic may end and the sick may rise from their bed of pain; and that our beloved dead may rest in peace. We pray: (R.)

 (Other prayers may be added.)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

CONCLUDING PRAYER 

Leader: Lord,

may all Christian people both know and cherish

the heavenly gifts they have received.

We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.

Assembly: Amen.

 

FINAL SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, a song of praise or any appropriate song may be sung.

 

 

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

THROUGH THE LITURGICAL YEAR (Vol. 17, n. 30)

June 20, 2021

12th SUNDAY ON ORDINARY TIME, YEAR B

N.B. Today is Father’s Day.

“JESUS SAVIOR: He Masters the Raging Seas”    

 

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

(A moment of silence)

 

SONG: A suitable Eucharistic hymn or any other appropriate song may be sung.

 

WORDS OF SAINT AUGUSTINE

I urge you in his name not to let your faith lie dormant in your hearts when you are buffeted by the winds and waves of this world. The Lord Christ’s power is by no means, nor is it asleep … A temptation arises: it is the wind. It disturbs you: it is the surging of the sea. This is the moment to awaken Christ and let him remind you of those words: Who can this be? Even the winds and the sea obey him. Who is this whom the sea obeys? It is he to whom the sea belongs, for he made it; all things were made through him … If, since we are only humans, the driving wind should stir up in us a tumult of emotions, let us not despair but awaken Christ, so that we may sail in quiet waters, and at last reach our heavenly homeland.

 

SILENT ADORATION

 

OPENING PRAYER

Leader: Father in heaven,

when your strength takes possession of us

we no longer say: Why are you cast down, my soul?

So now that the surging waves of our indignation have passed over us,

let us feel the healing calm of your forgiveness.

Inspire us to trust in you always

for you have power and dominion over all.

Help us to grasp your hand

when our lives are buffeted by turbulent storms.

You are our Master and Lord, now and forever.

Assembly: Amen.

  

Part I

JESUS MASTER TRUTH

Listening to the Word

 

FIRST READING: Jb 38:1, 8-11

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

SECOND READING: II Cor 5:14-17

GOSPEL READING: Mk 4:35-41

POINTS FOR PERSONAL REFLECTION

At times we become frantic when we are buffeted by the storms of life and Jesus seems to sleep in the stern. At times we panic and despair for Jesus seems to pay no heed. But the Lord Jesus, the Son of God, is fully concerned and involved in our fear and distress. As the omnipotent One, he is truly in control over the tumults and “storms” of our daily life. Harold Buetow exhorts us: “Life presents all kinds of storms: disease, natural disasters, epidemics, and famines; and human anger, hatred, prejudice, injustice, betrayal, and selfishness. For Christians, acceptance of Jesus is not a guarantee that we will sail on trouble-free waters. To the contrary, Jesus invites us to travel on uncharted waters and to make for unfamiliar shores – and all this as darkness falls. The risk of faith demands a radical trust that, whatever our particular storm, Jesus is present; being conscious of his presence will give us a calm peace in all the storms of our life.”

 

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, a song of praise or any appropriate song may be sung.

 

Part II

JESUS MASTER WAY

Confrontation with the Word

 

POINTS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE HEART

What are our experiences of despair and pain? How does it feel to be in the “raging sea”, buffeted by life’s problems and troubled by storms from within? Do we feel abandoned and neglected by Jesus when the life-storms are violent and he seems to be “sleeping”? Why do we panic? Do we believe, in faith, that God is in control? Do we place our trust in Jesus whom even the wind and sea obey? Do we derive strength from the fact that the Lord Jesus masters the storms and the raging seas?

 

PRAYING WITH THE WORD

Loving Father,

life presents all kinds of storms.

But you are the Creator and the Master of the sea.

You have the power to tame the raging waves

and the tempest of destroying waters.

In Jesus your Son,

you are with us as we navigate to “the other shore”

to bring us safely home to you.

Though the violent waves of life’s trials threaten to engulf us,

we feel safe in the presence of Jesus,

who can pacify the raging sea with his all-powerful word.

Almighty Father,

the fury of life’s storms will never daunt us

for we know that Jesus Christ always accompanies us through our sailing.

We do not allow useless anxieties and petty concerns to drown us

for we are heartened by the reality

that “whoever is in Christ is a new creation”.

We thank you, our Creator and omnipotent Lord,

for as we embark on new uncharted waters,

we draw closer to you and the peaceful waters of your heavenly Kingdom.

We adore you and praise you, now and forever. Amen.

  

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, a song of praise or any appropriate song may be sung.

 

Part III

JESUS LIFE

Acting upon the Word

  

PERSONAL PRAYER

CONTEMPLATING WITH MARY THE FACE OF CHRIST: The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary may be prayed in part or in full.

 

THE WAY OF SOLIDARITY: PRAYER OF INTERCESSION

Leader: Let us raise our voices in praise to our loving and merciful God and implore with confidence. 

(R.) LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER!

1. For the Holy Father’s General Intention for this month of June – for the beauty of marriage. Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience. We pray: (R.)

2. That, as we celebrate Father’s Day today, God’s abundant blessings may be poured out upon all fathers and that they may constantly mirror God’s fatherly concern for all. We pray: (R.)

3. That the Church, the ark of salvation, may feel secure even when buffeted by the raging seas of secularism, trials and persecution. We pray:  (R.)

4. That those beset by pain and miseries may trust in a caring God who can hush the storm to a gentle breeze and master the billowing waves of the sea. We pray:  (R.)

5. That transformed into “a new creation in Christ”, we may let his love impel us to bring the joy of the Gospel to the nations. We pray: (R.)

6. That violence and persecution may cease, that justice and peace may reign in today’s world, that the sick may be restored to good health, that abundant blessings may be poured out on all fathers and mothers, that the beauty and integrity of family life may be fostered in all levels of society, and that our beloved dead may rest in peace. We pray: (R.)

 (Other prayers may be added.)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

PRAYER OF BLESSING ON FATHER’S DAY

God our Father,

on the occasion of Father’s Day,

look with favor on all fathers.

Strengthen them

and make them models of integrity.

Let Saint Joseph inspire them

in their daily life of serving love.

Grant them your abundant blessings today

through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

 

CONCLUDING PRAYER 

Leader: Father, guide and protector of your people,

grant us an unfailing respect for your name.

You, who created the waters

and master the winds and the raging storms,

keep us always safe in your love.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Assembly: Amen.

 

FINAL SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, a song of praise or any appropriate song may be sung.

 

 

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

THROUGH THE LITURGICAL YEAR (Vol. 17, n. 31)

June 27, 2021

13th SUNDAY ON ORDINARY TIME, YEAR B

THIRTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR B

“JESUS SAVIOR: He Gives Life”

 

 

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

(A moment of silence)

 

SONG: A suitable Eucharistic hymn or any other appropriate song may be sung.

 

INTRODUCTION

(Cf. Carroll Stuhlmueller in Meditations on the Sunday Gospel, Year B, ed. By John Rotelle, NY: New City Press, 1996, p. 98-99) 

            Jesus restores life and health under seemingly impossible circumstances. In the gospel we find that Jesus also claimed these people as his own. He sought out the sick “little daughter” of the synagogue official. He was also “conscious that healing power had gone out of him”, when the woman with a long-term hemorrhage had touched him … Jesus was blessing our human existence; he was making it possible for us to enjoy physically the normal joys of life. We recall the words of the Book of Wisdom: The creatures of the world are wholesome.

 

SILENT ADORATION

OPENING PRAYER

Leader: Father,

he who knew no sin was made sin for us,

to save us and restore us to your friendship.

Look upon our contrite heart and afflicted spirit

and heal our troubled conscience,

so that in the joy and strength of the Holy Spirit

we may proclaim your praise and glory before all the nations.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Assembly: Amen.

   

 

Part I

JESUS MASTER TRUTH

Listening to the Word

 

ALLELLUIA - GOSPEL READING: Mk 5:21-43

 

POINTS FOR REFLECTION

Today’s Gospel reading (Mk 5:21-43) focuses on the healing acts of Jesus Christ, who accomplishes the Father’s benevolent plan to bring us to the fullness of life. The biblical scholar Eugene Maly comments: “Every day is special, a time in which unique gifts from God are always being celebrated. One of these gifts is life. While this includes our physical life, expressed in our breathing and moving about, it is also something more than that. It is a sharing in God’s own divine life. It is a symbiosis, a living with God … It is a full life, joy-filled and God-entrusted. And that kind of life is what God’s action among us is all about … Obviously not all men and women have this life. They have either a deficiency in their physical life because of some sickness or malady, and this is terminated with physical death. Or they lack God’s life; they have deliberately rejected his grace. This is a death more terrifying than the others. God’s will is for life, which was abundantly manifested in his Son’s coming that we might have it to the fullThe Gospel reading is a glorious celebration of life. It tells of the restoration of the fullness of life to a hemorrhaging woman and to a young dying girl. To both, Jesus brings life and brings it gladly.”

The woman healed of her bleeding and the little girl whom Jesus raised from the dead would die again. But because of Jesus’ benevolent actions on their behalf, their chances for eternal and unending life were hopefully and happily enhanced. Their contact with Jesus was transforming and radically life-giving. In the same way, we are being challenged today to improve and enhance the quality of our own life and of that of everyone. The Lord Jesus wants to give life and build a new world through us.

 

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, a song of praise or any appropriate song may be sung.

 

 

Part II

JESUS MASTER WAY

Confrontation with the Word

 

POINTS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE HEART

Leader: We open our hearts to listen to the promptings of the living Word. Let us ask ourselves with limpid honesty: How do we respond to the miracles of healing and Jesus’ absolute stance for life that we hear in this Sunday’s Gospel reading? Are we ready to join Jesus in his ministry against death-dealing forces, in his defense and promotion of life-giving forces, and in his great celebration of life, that is God’s gift to us? Do we commit ourselves to God, the giver of life? How do we imitate Christ in his healing ministry and care for life?

 

PRAYING WITH THE WORD

Leader: Loving Father,

you are the author of life.

You fashioned all things in your great love

and made the creatures of the world good and wholesome.

You formed us to be imperishable

for you have made us in your image and likeness.

By “the envy of the devil”,

sin and death entered into the world

and we experience the fragility and brokenness

of a human existence alienated from you.

But it is your will to save.

You want to give us the gift of true life.

In your Son Jesus Christ is the healing power

that overcomes the power of sin and death.

In the healing of the bleeding woman

and in the raising to life of the twelve-year old child,

we acknowledge the life-giving strength of Jesus

that is greater than the death-dealing forces of a broken world.

In Jesus, you vanquish the effects of sin.

In him, we celebrate the power of life

for he lives and reigns, forever and ever.

Assembly: Amen.

   

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, a song of praise or any appropriate song may be sung.

 

Part III

JESUS LIFE

Acting upon the Word

  

PERSONAL PRAYER

CONTEMPLATING WITH MARY THE FACE OF CHRIST: The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary may be prayed in part or in full.

 

THE WAY OF SOLIDARITY: PRAYER OF INTERCESSION

Leader: Let us raise our voices in praise to our loving and merciful God and implore him with confidence. 

(R.) LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER!

1. For the Holy Father’s General Intention for this month of June – for the beauty of marriage. Let us pray for young people who are preparing for marriage with the support of a Christian community: may they grow in love, with generosity, faithfulness and patience. We pray: (R.)

2. That the sick may recover and that those suffering from the painful effects of death dealing forces may find comfort and strength in the Lord and human solidarity. We pray:  (R.)

3. That we may testify to the truth that God wills life and not death and that we may promote the sacredness of life and the right to life of the unborn, the vulnerable, the aged and the terminally ill. We pray:  (R.)

4. That, in imitation of Christ who became poor for our sake, we may be generous to the needy, especially those suffering from persecution and abject poverty. We pray: (R.)

5. That there may be an increase of priestly and religious vocations in the Church, that those who care for the sick may be enriched with divine grace, that the persecuted Christians may be vindicated by the Lord, and that our beloved dead may rest in peace. We pray: (R.)

 (Other prayers may be added.)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

CONCLUDING PRAYER

Leader: God, our Father,

our strength in adversity,

our health in weakness,

our comfort in sorrow,

be merciful to your people.

In your life-giving Son Jesus Christ,

give us health and strength

for we need to work for the coming of your kingdom of justice and love.

You live and reign forever and ever.

Assembly: Amen.

 

FINAL SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, a song of praise or any appropriate song may be sung.

 

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Prepared by Sr. Mary Margaret Tapang PDDM

   

 

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