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N.B. Enclosed below are the Adoration Guides for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time and the 28th  Sunday in Ordinary Time.

 

 

 

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

THROUGH THE LITURGICAL YEAR (Vol. 18, n. 45)

October 2, 2022

27th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

“JESUS SAVIOR: He Leads Us into the Miracle of the Trees

in the Sea”

 

 

(+) 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.

 

INTRODUCTION 

Like the prophet Habakkuk, the apostles of Jesus needed to be strengthened in faith in order to embrace fully the radical demands of discipleship. Earlier the Divine Master had challenged them to be totally forgiving: “If your brother sins rebuke him and if he repents, forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in one day, and each time he comes to you saying, ‘I repent,’ you must forgive him” (Lk 17:3). Confronted with such a rigorous demand of charity, the apostles could only cry out, “Lord, increase our faith” (v. 5). Jesus Master assured the deeply challenged disciples that the “faith” founded on total adherence to his person is deeply efficacious and leads to personal dedication and selfless, generous service. Indeed, the faith that relies on the power of Jesus makes possible a full response to the task of discipleship and produces “wonders” and life-giving “miracles”.

 

SILENT ADORATION 

OPENING PRAYER

Leader: All-powerful Father,

God of mercy,

look kindly on us in our suffering.

Ease our burden and make our faith strong

that we may always have confidence and trust

in your fatherly care.

Grant 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: Hab 1:2-3; 2:2-4

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

GOSPEL READING: Lk 17:5-10

POINTS FOR REFLECTION

Jesus expresses the extraordinary power of faith in evocative imagery. A mulberry tree is relatively large, with an extensive root system. It is extremely difficult to uproot this tree and let it grow in deep water. True faith, however, even if it is the size of the mustard seed, will bring about the miracle of “a mulberry tree uprooted and planted in the sea”. True faith increases, blooms and grows. What matter are not the small mustard seed beginning and the littleness of our inchoative faith, but our personal response to God’s saving love offered to us in his savior son, Jesus. Indeed, genuine faith in the person of Jesus Christ brings about true miracles for life, healing and salvation. The image of “a mulberry tree uprooted and planted in the sea” thus points to an astounding phenomenon: the marvelous spreading of the good news of salvation throughout the whole world, and the multitudes of races, peoples, and nations won over to faith by the preaching and witnessing of the Christian apostles and disciples. In every situation of trial, difficulty and hardship in today’s world, life-giving miracles can be accomplished by the power of faith in Jesus. 

            The next part of this Sunday’s Gospel reading (Lk 17:7-10) presents the parable of the dutiful servant who is expected to go about his ordinary tasks in a responsible, devoted and self-giving way. The parable of the dutiful servant underscores God’s unmerited graciousness to his disciples. It invites the worshipping community to become dutiful servants who serve the Divine Master faithfully in a totally disinterested manner, through love. As faith-filled servants of God, we should claim nothing for ourselves, not only because we have received all that we have from the Lord, but above all, in imitation of the Divine Master who came not to be served but to serve (Lk 22:27). In our own frailty and humble dedication as unprofitable servants is displayed the power of Christ.

 

SONG: Any Eucharistic hymn or song of praise may be sung.

 

Part II

JESUS MASTER WAY

Confrontation with the Word

 

POINTS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE HEART

1. Do we ever turn to Jesus and cry out to him, “Lord, increase my faith”? Are we sometimes overwhelmed by the intense challenge of Christian discipleship? Do we endeavor to make our faith and adherence to the person of Jesus efficacious and “living and active”?

2. Am I capable of faithful and selfless service? Do I believe that my faith in Christ and total adherence to his person would make possible the miracle of “the trees in the sea”? Do we trust that our faith can work wonders? How do I allow myself to be shaped by this realization?

  

PRAYING WITH THE WORD

Leader: Loving Father, you are a faithful God and your eternal love for us is an undeserved gift. But at times, we are overwhelmed and bewildered by the violence and misery in today’s world. We are frightened by our lack of trust in your great love and our faith in your omnipotent power is enfeebled by specters of doom and wickedness. Almighty Father, fill us with the vision of hope that you have given to the prophet Habakkuk: the vision that presses on to fulfillment … the vision that will not disappoint. Renew our trust in your fidelity and integrity. Help us to believe: “The just one, because of his faith, shall live.”

Jesus, Divine Master, the challenge of discipleship is intense and the cost of following you is dear. Lord, increase our faith! Help us to adhere totally to your person. Make us serve you and our needy neighbors with love and devotion. Help us to believe that our faith in you, though tiny as a mustard seed, is efficacious and increasingly fruitful and powerful. Trusting in your power at work in us, may we be able to accomplish the miracle of “the trees in the sea”. You are our faithful Lord, now and forever.

Assembly: Amen.

  

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: With trust and confidence, let us present our petitions to our loving God who gave us the gift of his Son, the Eucharistic Master. Let us say to him:

(R.) LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

1. For the Holy Father’s General Intention for this month of October: For a Church open to everyone. We pray for the Church, ever faithful to and courageous in preaching the Gospel. May the Church be a community of solidarity, fraternity and welcome, always living in an atmosphere of synodality. We pray: (R.)

2. That the images of misery, violence and destruction that confront us daily in today’s world may not lead us to despair, but to a greater trust that our faith in the Lord can produce the miracle of “the trees in the sea”. We pray: (R.)

3. That as disciples of the Lord intent on responding fully to the demands of love and service, we may turn to him in humility and say: “Lord, increase our faith”. We pray: (R.)

4. That our faith may create life-giving wonders in a world that seeks “signs” of love and yearns for visions of resurrection. We pray: (R.)

5. That we may always be receptive to the loving presence of our Guardian Angels and be grateful for their ministry of protection and guidance. We pray: (R.)

6. That the month of October may truly be a “Marian” and “missionary” month and that we may adorn each day of this month with the recitation of the Family Rosary. We pray: (R.)

(Other prayers may be added.)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

CONCLUDING PRAYER

Leader: Almighty and eternal God,

in Christ your Son

you have shown your glory to the world.

Guide the work of your Church:

help it to proclaim your name,

to persevere in faith

and to bring your salvation to people everywhere.

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.

 

FINAL SONG: Any Eucharistic hymn or song of praise may be sung.

 

 

 

 

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

THROUGH THE LITURGICAL YEAR (Vol. 18, n. 46)

October 9, 2022

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time, Year C

  “JESUS SAVIOR: He Is Our Healing Lord, Worthy of Praise and Thanksgiving”

 

 

(+) 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.

 

INTRODUCTION 

The figures of Naaman and the healed Samaritan leper, as beneficiaries of God’s grace of healing, remind us to trust God who can heal all our infirmities. The power of God’s healing does not have any limits. We are therefore challenged to embark on an inner journey towards the transformation and the wholeness of our person – a mysterious movement towards the comforting bosom of our loving God and his gift of eternal life. The healing stories of this Sunday inspire us to hope and faith - to an obedient and total response to the Word of God who has the power to bring about our cleansing, healing, restoration, redemption and glorification. Moreover, the liturgy of this Sunday invites us to praise and thanksgiving. Naaman and the Samaritan have shown us what it means to be thankful. Their journey of healing involved a return to the living God to acknowledge the marvels and benefits he had bestowed on them and to submit totally to his gracious will.

 

SILENT ADORATION 

OPENING PRAYER

Leader: God our Father,

our strength in adversity,

our health in weakness,

our comfort in sorrow,

be merciful to your people.

Grant your servants continual health of mind and body.

Give us also new life and hope

as we trust in your kindness and seek your healing hand.

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: II Kgs 5:14-17

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

GOSPEL READING: Lk 17:11-19

POINTS FOR REFLECTION

The Gospel account of the healing of the Ten Lepers presents us not only another compassionate act of Jesus’ act of healing, but also an example of a faith that leads to gratitude, glory and praise. The remarkable attitude of the grateful Samaritan illustrates the intimate connection between faith and “eucharist”. Faith is expressed in an act of thanksgiving and worship.

The misery of the lepers and their invocation for help are to be seen in the light of the regulation for lepers found in the book of Leviticus: “A man infected with leprosy must wear his clothing torn and his hair disordered; he must shave his upper lip and cry, ‘Unclean, unclean’” (Lev 13:45-46). The Old Testament cry of despair, “Unclean, unclean”, is transformed into a prayer of invocation in the presence of Jesus who is in his paschal journey to Jerusalem. Instead of warning, “Unclean, unclean” in order to isolate their wretched selves from Jesus, the ten lepers boldly appeal to him for mercy and compassion. They shout a radically new prayer invocation: “Jesus, Master! Have pity on us!” Jesus Master responds compassionately to their poignant cry and orders them to show themselves to the priests. As they are going they are cleansed. Indeed, the instantaneous healing of the ten lepers is brought about by their personal, active response to Jesus’ word. 

The next part of this Sunday’s Gospel story depicts the return of the grateful Samaritan who is healed of his infirmity (Lk 17:15-19). One of the ten returns to express gratitude. He falls at the feet of Jesus and thanks him. The return of the grateful Samaritan marks a new life of faith and worship centered in the person of Jesus, the true object of praise and thanksgiving. The faith of the healed leper has been transformed into a spirit of thanksgiving or “eucharist”. Indeed, the true temple where we carry out our vows of thanksgiving to God is the person of Jesus. He is also the true priest who actuates and confirms our healing.

 

SONG: Any Eucharistic hymn or song of praise may be sung.

 

Part II

JESUS MASTER WAY

Confrontation with the Word

  

POINTS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE HEART

1. What was the prayer uttered by the ten lepers upon meeting Jesus who was on his way to Jerusalem? How did Jesus respond to their invocation? How did the lepers receive and act upon Jesus’ command to show themselves to the priests? Why did the healed Samaritan go to Jesus? How did the Samaritan avow that God, in the person of Jesus, is the source of healing? Does the response of thanksgiving and recognition inspire us?

2. What are the afflictions and maladies that affect us? Do we turn to Jesus for healing? Do we strive to be an instrument of God’s healing to a broken, fragmented and ailing world? Are we able to render praise and thanksgiving to God who heals us of all our brokenness and illnesses?

  

PRAYING WITH THE WORD

Leader: Loving God,

you are the font of healing.

Heal us of our sins and infirmities.

We believe that your love can restore us to good health.

Free us from the sickness that threatens us

and from the evils that endanger our life.

Drive away the leprosy of sin and all physical and moral ills.

Let the healing word of Jesus Christ, your beloved Son,

cleanse us and vivify us.

May his compassionate hand comfort us

and his touch alleviate our sorrows.

We bless you, we praise you, and we thank you.

Like the healed lepers, Naaman and the Samaritan,

who both experienced the journey of healing,

fill us with the joy of hope, faith and thanksgiving.

We glorify you, now and forever.

Assembly: Amen.

  

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: With trust and confidence, let us present our petitions to our loving God who gave us the gift of his Son, the Eucharistic Master. Let us say to him: 

(R.) LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

1. For the Holy Father’s General Intention for this month of October: For a Church open to everyone. We pray for the Church, ever faithful to and courageous in preaching the Gospel. May the Church be a community of solidarity, fraternity and welcome, always living in an atmosphere of synodality. We pray: (R.)

2. That those seeking physical, moral and spiritual healing may be filled with the love of God and experience the transforming power of his healing. We pray: (R.)

3. That we may be freed from the leprosy of sin and the evils of injustice. We pray: (R.)

4. That God may preserve us in good health and make us instruments of his healing. We pray: (R.)

5. That we may be filled with praise and thanksgiving for the marvelous works that the healing God accomplishes in the world, in the Church and in our personal lives. We pray: (R.) 

(Other prayers may be added.)

  

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

CONCLUDING PRAYER

Leader: Father of mercy,

you always answer your people in their sufferings.

We thank you for your kindness

and ask you to free us from all evil,

that we may serve you in happiness all our days.

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.

 

FINAL SONG: Any Eucharistic hymn or song of praise may be sung.

 

 

 

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Prepared by Sr. Mary Margaret Tapang, PDDM

 

 

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SISTER DISCIPLES OF THE DIVINE MASTER

3700 North Cornelia Avenue, Fresno, CA 93722 (USA)

Tel (559) 275-1656

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Prepared by Sr. Mary Margaret Tapang PDDM

  

PIAE DISCIPULAE DIVINI MAGISTRI

SISTER DISCIPLES OF THE DIVINE MASTER

3700 North Cornelia Avenue, Fresno, CA 93722 (USA)

Tel. (559) 275-1656

Website: WWW.PDDM.US