A Mass in Memory of
Emma Silva xxxx - 2012
at The Sacred Heart Catholic Church, St Ives 19th January 2013
ENTRANCE HYMN On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, The emblem of suffering and shame; And I love that old cross where the dearest and best For a world of lost sinners was slain. So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, Till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the old rugged cross, And exchange it some day for a crown. O that old rugged cross, so despised by the world, Has a wondrous attraction for me; For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above To bear it to dark Calvary. Refrain In that old rugged cross, stained with blood so divine, A wondrous beauty I see, For ’twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died, To pardon and sanctify me. Refrain To the old rugged cross I will ever be true; Its shame and reproach gladly bear; Then He’ll call me some day to my home far away, Where His glory forever I’ll share. Refrain
FIRST READING A reading from the first letter of St. Paul to the Romans (14,7-12) The life and death of each of us has its influence on others; if we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord, so that alive or dead we belong to the Lord. This explains why Christ both died and came to life, it was so that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living. We shall all have to stand before the judgement seat of God; as scripture says: By my life â€“ it is the Lord who speaks â€“ every knee shall bend before me, and every tongue shall praise God. It is to God, therefore, that each of us must give an account of himself. THIS IS THE WORD OF THE LORD
PSALM The Lord’s my Shepherd, I’ll not want. He makes me down to lie In pastures green; He leadeth me The quiet waters by. My soul He doth restore again; And me to walk doth make Within the paths of righteousness, Even for His own Name’s sake. Yea, though I walk in death’s dark vale, Yet will I fear no ill; For Thou art with me; and Thy rod And staff my comfort still. My table Thou hast furnishèd In presence of my foes; My head Thou dost with oil anoint, And my cup overflows. Goodness and mercy all my life Shall surely follow me; And in God’s house forevermore My dwelling place shall be.
SECOND READING We want you to be quite certain, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, to make sure that you do not grieve about them like the other people who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again, and that it will be the same for those who have died in Jesus: God will bring them with him.We can tell you this from the Lordâ€™s own teaching that any of us who are left alive until the Lordâ€™s coming will not have any advantage over those who have died. At the trumpet of God, the voice of the archangel will call out the command and the first to rise, and those of us who are still alive will be taken up in the clouds, together with them, to meet the Lord in the air. So we shall stay with the lord forever. With such thoughts as these you should comfort one another. THIS IS THE WORD OF THE LORD ALLELUIA, ALLELUIA! I am the resurrection and the life, says the lord, Whoever believes in me will never die. ALLELUIA
GOSPEL A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Joh (14,1-6) Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God still And trust in me. There are many rooms in my Father’s house; If there were not I should have told you, I am going to prepare a place for you, And after I have gone and prepared you a place, I shall return to take you with me; So that where I am you may be too. You know the way to the place where I am going. Thomas said, “Lod, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth and the life. Noone can come to the Father except through me.” THIS IS THE WORD OF THE LORD HOMILY
PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL OFFERTORY HYMN In bread we bring you Lord, our body's' labour In wine we offer you our spirit's grief. We do not ask you, Lord, who is my neighbour? But stand united now, in one belief. For we have gladly heard your Word, your holy Word And now in answer, Lord, our gifts we bring. Our selfish hearts make true, our failing faith renew, Our life belongs to you, our Lord and King.
The bread we offer you is blessed and broken, And it becomes for us our spiritâ€™s food. Over the cup we bring, your Word is spoken; Make it your gift to us, your healing blood. Take all that daily toil, plants in our heartâ€™s poor soil, Take all we start and spoil, each hopeful dream. The chances we have missed, the graces we resist, Lord, in thy Eucharist, take and redeem.
COMMUNION HYMN Lord, you have come to the seashore, Neither searching for the rich nor the wise, Desiring only that I should follow. Lord, with your eyes set upon me, Gently smiling, you have spoken my name; All I longed for I have found by the water, At your side, I will seek other shores. Lord, see my goods, my possessions; In my boat you find no power, no wealth. Will you accept, then, my nets and labour? Lord, take my hands and direct them. Help me spend myself in seeking the lost, Returning love for the love you gave me. Lord, as I drift on the waters, Be the resting place of my restless heart, My life's companion, my friend and refuge.
COMMUNION HYMN Make me a channel of your peace. Where there is hatred let me bring your love; Where there is injury your pardon, Lord; And where there's doubt true faith in you. Oh, Master grant that I may never seek So much to be consoled as to console; To be understood as to understand; To be loved as to love with all my soul. Make me a channel of your peace. Where there's despair in life let me bring hope; Where there is darkness, only light; And where there's sadness, ever joy. Refrain Make me a channel of your peace. It is in pardoning that we are pardoned; In giving to all men that we receive; And in dying that we're born to eternal life. Refrain
RECESSIONAL HYMN As I kneel before you, As I bow my head in prayer, Take this day, make it yours and fill me with your love. Ave Maria, Gratia plena, Dominus tecum, Benedicta tu. All I have I give you, Every dream and wish are yours, Mother of Christ, Mother of mine, present them to my Lord. Refrain As I kneel before you, And I see your smiling face, Ev'ry thought, ev'ry word Is lost in your embrace. Refrain
We would all like to thank Father Edward, Father Marek and everyone who has joined us today in celebrating Emmaâ€™s life. Dearly missed Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Cousin and Friend.