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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

THROUGH THE LITURGICAL YEAR (Vol. 13, n. 48)

29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR A

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

October 22, 2017

“JESUS SAVIOR: He Teaches Us to Repay What Belongs to God”

 

 

(+) 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.

SILENT ADORATION  

OPENING PRAYER

 Leader: Almighty and compassionate Father,

you have called us by name and we belong to you.

We desire to respond fully to your compassionate love.

We have been chosen by you for an awesome purpose.

Help us to spread the Gospel

through our witness of faith, labor of love and enduring hope

in our Lord Jesus Christ.

We praise and bless you, now and forever.

Assembly: Amen.

 

Part I

JESUS MASTER TRUTH

Listening to the Word 

 

ALLELUIA - GOSPEL READING: Mt 22:15-21

POINTS FOR REFLECTION

The Gospel reading (Mt 22:15-21) underlines Jesus’ teaching: “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” This is an invitation for us to embrace our total belonging to God. Just as the image of Caesar stamped on a Roman coin indicates that the coin belongs to Caesar, the image of God stamped on every human being asserts that each one belongs to God. Beloved and chosen by him, we live in the world as instruments of his saving plan and promote the coming of his kingdom on earth. Our total belonging to God thus enables us to have legitimate and compassionate concern for the good of human society and the well-being of all.

  

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, a song of praise, or another fitting song may be sung.

 

FROM THE MESSAGE OF POPE FRANCIS FOR WORLD MISSION SUNDAY 2017

Dear brothers and sisters: Once again this year, World Mission Sunday gathers us around the person of Jesus, “the very first and greatest evangelizer” (PAUL VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, n. 7), who continually sends us forth to proclaim the Gospel of the love of God the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit. This Day invites us to reflect anew on the mission at the heart of the Christian faith. The Church is missionary by nature; otherwise, she would no longer be the Church of Christ. (…)

 

The Church’s mission, directed to all men and women of good will, is based on the transformative power of the Gospel. The Gospel is Good News filled with contagious joy, for it contains and offers new life: the life of the Risen Christ who, by bestowing his life-giving Spirit, becomes for us the Way, the Truth and the Life (cf. Jn 14:6). He is the Way who invites us to follow him with confidence and courage. In following Jesus as our Way, we experience Truth and we receive his Life, which is fullness of communion with God the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit. That life sets us free from rvery kind of selfishness and is a source of creativity in love. (…)

 

Dear brothers and sisters, in carrying out our mission, let us draw inspiration from Mary, Mother of Evangelization. Moved by the Spirit, she welcomed the Word of life in the depths of her humble faith. May the Virgin Mother help us to say our own “yes”, conscious of the urgent need to make the Good News of Jesus resound in our time. May she obtain for us renewed zeal in bringing to everyone the Good News of the life that is victorious over death. May she intercede for us so that we can acquire the holy audacity needed to discover new ways to bring the gift of salvation to every man and woman.

 

PERSONAL REFLECTION and/or POINTS FOR REFLECTION

 

 

 

 

 

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 treasure the image of God within us? Is our life filled with thanksgiving for Jesus Christ, the icon of God, who gave his life for us that we may render to God the things that are God’s?

How do we live out the spirit of mission which is at the heart of the Christian faith?

 

PRAYER (Cf. prayer for the Grail.)

Leader: Jesus said: “Then repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.”

Assembly: Lord Jesus,

I give you my hands to do your work.

I give you my feet to go your way.

I give you my eyes to see as you do.

I give you my tongue to speak your words.

I give you my mind that you may think in me.

I give you my spirit that you may pray in me.

Above all, I give you my heart that you may love in me,

your Father, and all mankind.

I give you my whole self that you may grow in me,

so that it is you, Lord Jesus, who live and work in me.

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, a song of praise, or another fitting 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 pray to God who cares for all, and with earnest humility say: 

(R.) LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

1. For the Holy Father’s General Intention for this month of October: that all workers may receive respect and protection of their rights, and that the unemployed may receive the opportunity to contribute to the common good. We pray: (R.)

2. That all creatures may give glory and praise to God and render to him all that is due, and that all Christians may heed the Gospel admonition: “Repay to Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God.” We pray: (R.)

3. That the Church may be energized and able to respond efficaciously to the pastoral challenges of family in the context of evangelization. We pray: (R.)

4. That the urgent needs of the poor and the marginalized, the youth and the aged, the victims of violence and religious persecution, may evoke the compassionate care of the world community and galvanize them into charitable action. We pray: (R.)

5. That we may live out efficaciously the spirit of mission which is at the heart of the Christian faith; and that we may have the courage and strength to proclaim the Church social teaching in public squares. We pray: (R.)

(Other prayers may be added.)

 

LORD’S PRAYER

PRAYER FOR MISSIONARIES: By SAINT POPE JOHN XXIII

Leader: Lord Jesus Christ, watch over your missionaries – priests, religious, and lay people – who leave everything to give testimony to your Word and your love. In difficult moments sustain their energies, comfort their hearts, and crown their work with spiritual achievements. Let the adorable image of you crucified on the Cross, which accompanies them throughout life, speak to them of heroism, generosity, love and peace.

Assembly: Amen.

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

  

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Prepared by Sr. Mary Margaret Tapang PDDM

   

 

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