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N.B. Enclosed below are the Adoration Guides for the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time and the 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.

 

 

 

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

THROUGH THE LITURGICAL YEAR (Vol. 18, n. 8)

January 16, 2022

2nd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

“JESUS SAVIOR: He Changed Water into Wine”

 

 

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

(A moment of silence)

 

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

 

WORDS OF ROMANUS THE MELODIST, 5th Century Musician

When Christ changed the water into wine by his power, the crowd rejoiced, delighting in the taste of this wine. Today, it is at the banquet of the Church that we are all seated, for the wine is changed into the blood of Christ, and we drink it with blessed joy, glorifying the great bridegroom … for the true bridegroom is the son of Mary, the Word for all eternity, who has taken the form of a slave and who created all in his wisdom. 

 

SILENT ADORATION

OPENING PRAYER

Leader: Almighty and ever-present Father,

your watchful care reaches from end to end

and orders all things in such power

that even the tensions and tragedies of sin

cannot frustrate your loving plans.

Help us to embrace your will,

give us the strength to follow your call,

so that your truth may live in our hearts

and reflect peace to those who believe in your love.

We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.

Assembly: Amen.

 

Part I

JESUS MASTER TRUTH

Listening to the Word

 

FIRST READING: Is 62:1-5

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

GOSPEL READING: Jn 2:1-11

POINTS FOR REFLECTION

Jesus Christ dramatically manifested the compassion and the saving power of God by changing water into wine, thus prefiguring the abundant joy and intense happiness of the messianic age that he would bring. At the wedding of Cana, there was a renewed epiphany of God’s love and mercy through the miraculous intervention of his beloved Servant - Son, fully consecrated to the realization of the divine redemptive plan.

            The miracle performed by Jesus at the wedding in Cana has a profound paschal and eucharistic significance. According to the evangelist John: “Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs at Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him” (Jn 2:11). In the biblical world, a “sign” is the initial manifestation of the reality to which it points. The “sign” of water being changed into wine at the Cana wedding feast foretells the way in which Jesus would fulfill his messianic mission, namely, by shedding his blood on the cross, and the glory it would bring. Indeed, the victorious paschal sign of Cana continues in the sacrament of the Eucharist.

 

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, an Epiphany song, or another appropriate one may be sung.

 

Part II

JESUS MASTER WAY

Confrontation with the Word

 

POINTS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE HEART

How does the “sign of Cana” impinge on our faith? Do we see in it the renewed epiphany of God’s love and the revelation of the glory of Christ in the totality of his death and exaltation? When we are experiencing the poverty of having “no more wine” of gladness in our life, what do we do? Do we turn to Christ, the source of Eucharistic wine and messianic joy?

 

PRAYING WITH THE WORD

Lord Jesus, Bridegroom of the Church,

at the wedding of Cana you changed water into wine

and gave us a “sign” of your paschal glory.

Look kindly on our poverty

and be mindful of our cry,

“We have no wine!”

Fill us with the sparkling wine of joy

that comes from your self-sacrificing love.

Increase in us the resolve

to share in the banquet of the kingdom

of a new world, a new wine, a new love.

We love you and adore you.

We thank you for the Eucharist

of joy-giving wine and life-giving bread.

You live and reign, forever and ever.

Amen.   

 

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, an Epiphany song, or another appropriate one may be sung.

 

 

Part III

JESUS LIFE

Acting upon the Word

 

PERSONAL PRAYER

 

CONTEMPLATING WITH MARY THE FACE OF CHRIST: The Rosary’s Luminous Mysteries may be prayed in part or in full.

 

THE WAY OF SOLIDARITY: PRAYER OF INTERCESSION

Leader: Let us earnestly pray to our loving and merciful God and say:

(R.) LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

1. For the Pope’s Intention for this month of January: For true human fraternity. We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution. May their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family. We pray: (R.)

2. That as Church, the Bride of Christ, we may be faithful to our nuptial covenant and that by our care for the lowly and the marginalized, the Lord God may delight in us. We pray: (R.)

3. That we may treasure the abundant and manifold charisms in the Church and use them wisely and efficaciously for the good of all. We pray: (R.)

4. That engaged couples participating in pre-Cana formative activities and those who will be married in these days may experience the “wine of joy” and the blessings of the sacrament of matrimony, and that married couples undergoing difficult relationships may find comfort and healing. We pray: (R.)

5. That the sick may feel the touch of God’s healing hand; that the poor may experience the power of God’s providence; that those deeply burdened by today’s economic crisis may be freed from anxieties; that the victims of war and violence may be vindicated; that our beloved dead may experience the joy of heaven’s beatific vision. We pray: (R.)

6. That, as the Filipino Christians continue to celebrate the 500th anniversary of their evangelization and as they also celebrate today the Feast of Santo Nino, they may be strengthened in their Christian witnessing and may serve as the “bridgehead of evangelization” for Asia. We pray: (R.)

(Other prayers may be added.)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

CONCLUDING PRAYER

Leader: Lord,

bless your people who hope for your mercy.

Grant that they may receive

the things they ask for at your prompting.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Assembly: Amen

 

FINAL SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, an Epiphany song or another appropriate one may be sung.

 

 

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

THROUGH THE LITURGICAL YEAR (Vol. 18, n. 9)

January 23, 2022

3rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

N.B. Today is the Sunday of the Word of God, instituted by Pope Francis

on September 30, 2019.

“JESUS SAVIOR: He Fulfills the Message in Our Hearing”

 

 

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

(A moment of silence)

 

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

 

WORDS OF ORIGEN OF ALEXANDRIA

Here too in this synagogue, that is, in this present assembly, you can at this very moment fix your eyes upon your Savior if you wish. Whenever you direct your inward gaze toward wisdom and truth and the contemplation of God’s only Son, then your eyes are fixed upon Jesus. Blessed was that congregation of which the gospel says, All eyes in the synagogue were fixed upon him! How I long for our own assembly to deserve the same testimony; for all of you, catechumens as well as the faithful, women, men, and children, to have your eyes, not those of the body but of the soul, turned toward Jesus! When you look at Jesus your own faces will become radiant with his reflected glory.

 

SILENT ADORATION

OPENING PRAYER

Leader: All-powerful and ever-living God,

direct your love that is within us,

that our efforts in the name of your Son

may bring mankind to unity and peace.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever.

Assembly: Amen.

 

Part I

JESUS MASTER TRUTH

Listening to the Word

 

FIRST READING: Neh 8:2-4a,5-6,8-10

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

GOSPEL READING: Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21

POINTS FOR REFLECTION

Jesus goes to Nazareth, where he grew up, and goes according to his custom into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and participates in the liturgy. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah is handed to him and, unrolling the scroll, Jesus solemnly proclaims the messianic prophecy. His pronouncement: “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing” is an astounding revelation and a challenging moment of truth. Jesus of Nazareth declares himself to be the long-awaited Messiah and the fulfillment of the messianic yearning through the ages. He radically avows that the moment of salvation is already being achieved in his person.

The “today” of salvation that Jesus inaugurates is transcending. Indeed, the inaugural “today” of Jesus in the synagogue at Nazareth continues to unfold in his public ministry until his death, resurrection, and glorification when it would become for us the eternal “today” of salvation. The continuous saving presence of the Risen Lord by the power of the Holy Spirit enables his divine Word of salvation to be present to us through time and space.

 

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn or another appropriate song may be sung.

 

Part II

JESUS MASTER WAY

Confrontation with the Word

 

POINTS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE HEART

When we listen to the Gospel according to St. Luke, do we respond with love and faith to the proclamation of Christ and the saving events that bring to fulfillment God’s plan of salvation? What is the personal significance of the following words of Jesus: “Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing”? How do we respond to the task and challenge to actualize the “today” of salvation?

 

PRAYING WITH THE WORD

Lord Jesus,

we believe that you are “the anointed” of the Spirit

to bring good news to the poor;

the one sent to proclaim liberty to the captives

and give sight to the blind;

the liberator of the captives and the oppressed;

and the inaugurator of the “today” of salvation.

Through your prophetic and paschal ministry,

the message of salvation is fulfilled in our hearing

and in the daily events of our life.

Consecrate us anew

and let your creative and all-powerful Word transform us

that we may become docile and efficacious instruments

of the “today” of salvation.

By our lives of charity and ministry to the poor,

let us be your limpid witnesses

and instruments of your saving Word.

We love you, serve you, and give ourselves totally to you.

You are our saving Lord, now and forever.  Amen.    

 

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn or another appropriate song may be sung.

 

Part III

JESUS LIFE

Acting upon the Word

 

PERSONAL PRAYER

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

 

THE WAY OF SOLIDARITY: PRAYER OF INTERCESSION

Leader: Let us earnestly pray to our loving and merciful God and say:

(R.) LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

1. For the Pope’s Intention for this month of January: For true human fraternity. We pray for all those suffering from religious discrimination and persecution. May their own rights and dignity be recognized, which originate from being brothers and sisters in the human family. We pray: (R.)

2. That as we celebrate today the Sunday of the Word of God, we may grow in the love of the Scriptures and of the Risen Lord, who continues to speak his word and to break the bread in the community of believers. We pray: (R.)

3. That all Christians may carry with joy their prophetic ministry to proclaim the Good News and that those who are called for a special ministry to the word may have the grace to touch people with the healing power of God’s love.  We pray: (R.)

4. That we may treasure our ecclesial communion knowing that we are parts of the one body – the body of Christ – and that we may take to heart the pain of the suffering members and rejoice in the giftedness of each of us. We pray: (R.)

4. That the modern means of communication, especially the digital media, may be used in proclaiming the Gospel that is fulfilled “in our hearing” and that the ministry of the breaking of the “bread of the word” through the Internet may be blessed abundantly. We pray: (R.)

5. That the bishops and priests who are unjustly attacked may be protected from harm and vindicated; that the sick may recover; the hungry may have their fill; that the unemployed may find jobs at fair living wages; that those struggling in the present economic crisis may be relieved from stress and anxiety; that our yearning for God may be satisfied and our cry for help be answered; that our beloved deceased may rest in the eternal peace and comfort of our loving God.  We pray: (R.)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

CONCLUDING PRAYER

Leader: Lord,

come, live in your people,

and strengthen them by your grace.

Help them to remain close to you in prayer

and give them a true love for one another.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Assembly: Amen

 

FINAL SONG: A Eucharistic hymn or another appropriate song may be sung.

 

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