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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

THROUGH THE LITURGICAL YEAR (Vol. 14, n. 46)

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year B

October 14, 2018

  “JESUS SAVIOR: He Calls Us to a Radical Discipleship”

 

(+) 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. Soren Kierkegaard in Meditations on the Sunday Gospels, ed. John Rotelle, New York: New York City Press, 1996, p. 128-129) 

To follow Christ means denying one’s self … Eternity will not ask about what worldly possessions you left behind in the world. But it will ask you what treasure you have accumulated in heaven; how often you have won the victory over your own temper; what self-control you have exercised over yourself, or whether you have been a slave; how many times you have mastered yourself in self-denial, or whether you never have done so; how often in self-abnegation you have been willing to sacrifice for a good cause, or whether you never have been willing; how frequently in self-abnegation you have forgiven your enemy, whether indeed seven times or seventy times seven; how frequently in self-abnegation you have borne injuries patiently; what you have suffered, not for your own sake, for the sake of your own selfish purposes, but what in self-abnegation you have suffered for God’s sake.”

  

SILENT ADORATION

OPENING PRAYER

Leader: Accept the prayers of your servants, Lord Jesus,

and prepare our hearts to praise your holy name,

for you are the Wisdom of God,

which surpasses all earthly goods.

Give us your wisdom

and help us to see the good that we need to do on behalf of your kingdom.

Make us worthy to sing you songs of thanksgiving,

now and forever.

Assembly: Amen.    

 

Part I

JESUS MASTER TRUTH

Listening to the Word

 

FIRST READING: Wis 7:7-11

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

SECOND READING: Heb 4:12-13

GOSPEL READING: Mk 10:17-30

POINTS FOR REFLECTION

Today’s Gospel (Mk 10:17-30) is about the rich man in pursuit of eternal life. The man has responded to the demands of the commandments. For one who lives under the Old Covenant, such a response would have been sufficient. And, indeed, Jesus looks at him and loves him. But Jesus, the absolute treasure and font of all good, goes further. The incarnate Wisdom offers a new challenge and demands a greater response. The challenge is absolute discipleship, the following of Christ who is the absolute good. Christian discipleship involves renunciation of human assurances and security. Jesus is the true wealth besides which everything pales in comparison. To follow Jesus is to pursue and make a radical choice for absolute good. Jesus invites the rich man to make a fundamental option for the incomparable wealth of his person.

 

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: Do we yearn for the gift of wisdom? Do we beg the Lord to give us this precious gift? How do we respond to Christ’s radical challenge to make a fundamental option for his person? Do we believe in Christ’s exhortation: “With God all things are possible”

 

PRAYING WITH THE WORD

Lord God,

you made all things by your word.

Grant me Wisdom, the attendant at your throne.

Send her forth from your holy heavens

that she may be with me and work with me.

From your glorious throne dispatch her

that I may discern your compassionate plan for me.

Let your wisdom guide me

that I may have the strength to embrace

Christ’s call to radical discipleship

and be greatly filled

with heavenly treasures.

You live and reign, forever and ever.

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 Pope’s Mission Intention for this month of October: That consecrated religious men and women may bestir themselves, and be present among the poor, the marginalized, and those who have no voice.

2.  For the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the Synod of Bishops deliberating on the theme, “Young People, the Faith and Vocational Discernment” and for the youth of today that we may feel the urgent appeal of Jesus: “The harvest is great, but the laborers are few; pray the Lord of the harvest to send good laborers into his harvest”. We pray: (R.)

3. For the victims of violence, hatred and war that the sufferings they have endured may generate love and forgiveness. We pray:  (R.)

4. For those blessed greatly with material and spiritual goods that they may endeavor to aid the poor and the needy. We pray:  (R.)

5. For those longing to be filled with the Wisdom of God that their spiritual needs may be fulfilled. We pray:  (R.)

6. For the victims of various natural and man-made calamities that they may receive the graces and resources they need on the long road to recovery; for lawmakers that they may cease to promulgate laws that are contrary to the divine will; for those who staunchly promote the moral and religious basis of the nation that God may continue to strengthen them; for the sick that they may be healed; and for our beloved dead that they may rest in peace. We pray: (R.) 

(Other prayers may be added.)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

CONCLUDING PRAYER

Leader: God our Father,

life of the faithful,

glory of the humble,

happiness of the just,

we give you thanks for the gift of Wisdom

and for sharing it with us in your Son Jesus Christ.

Strengthen our resolve to do good

with the blessing of the Eucharist,

the foretaste of eternal joy and the ultimate good that does not fade.

We ask 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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Prepared by Sr. Mary Margaret Tapang PDDM

   

 

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