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Contents Sacramental Resources ....................................................................................pages 1-4 Adoremus Resources..............................................................................................page 5 Parish Bulletins....................................................................................................pages 6-9 Liturgical Resources...................................................................................... pages 10-13 Bibles................................................................................................................pages 14-17 Your Sunday Missal and Your Faith.................................................................... page 18 Pastoral Outreach Series.................................................................................... page 19 Banner and Posters............................................................................................... page 20 Advent Extra and Lent Extra............................................................ inside back cover

Icon diary Denis McBride, C.Ss.R. Richard Maidwell, C.Ss.R.

Icon diary 2019

Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R. and Br Richard Maidwell C.Ss.R.

A hardback, A5 diary with a practical full week-to-view across a double page spread. This will make a beautiful gift. It includes twelve monthly reflections written by Denis McBride with commentary on twelve thought-provoking icons, especially selected for this diary by Richard Maidwell, an icon specialist. Code: 1823 Price: £9.95 ISBN: 9780852314869

ION OF JESUS THE PRESENTAT

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Presentatio Temple the infant Jesus to the and Joseph bringing 5 He who gave the law to This Icon shows Mary nce with the law of Moses.Temple is symbolised by in Jerusalem in accorda himself submits to it. Thethe priest blesses the child Moses on Mount Sinai the group. Simeon will the canopy over and behind ess, standing between Mary and Joseph, prophet Jesus while Anna the e 2: 38.) of Jerusalem.(Luk Wednesday proclaim him to the whole

Greek Icon of The

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the meet two Eight days after em, where they Temple in Jerusal This prophet and take him to the s, Simeon and Anna. longing to see the venerable ancient lives in couple have spent their are an unusual this prophetess promises. They future. fulfilment of ancient e their total concern is for the ing of old people becaus forwards. Someth backwards, but s. They are alive They don’t live their lives onward will yet to happen draws hope, waiting for the one who for and tion light the and with expecta of their own people hunger for the they be the consolation are totally open: when they can Thursday the Gentiles. They the day e, and wait for future of promis lves. g see it for themse meetin the we have not in vain. So n the young mother Their waiting is . and old age; betwee ent and waiting between youth bles; between fulfilm arms; you watch his and the old venera take the child into , You watch Simeon the flesh of a promise fulfilled for g arms. You hear old age reach out e into his quietin Friday promis this ng s. gatheri of the Nunc Dimitti him speak the poetry and night, day Temple hangs around the She makes herself And Anna: she and watching. tic praying and waiting d watch, and she has an energe God’s neighbourhoo neighbour’s house. happening in her ent nose for what is she is on perman woman of faith, wonderful An inquisitive past her. This g is going to get to all who story Saturday lookout: nothin the now carries attentive old woman the redemption of Jerusalem. for have been waiting the Gospel begins. The waiting is over;

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are put to It’s unpleasant to say it, but the elderly a nuisance. one side because they are considered tell us the history of Old people, however, are those who and give it to us to things, who carry forward the faith care for and respect inherit. A society that does not take because it doesn’t have the elderly does not have a future of our society. memories. They are the treasure

Pope Francis

Welcome to our Sacramental and Liturgical resources catalogue. For over fifty years Redemptorist publications has been providing high-quality practical resources to support Christians at every stage of life. A highlight for this year has been our new First Holy Communion programme, I Want to Make my Home in You, which has received excellent feedback from parishes which have introduced it. Looking ahead to the World Meeting of Families in Ireland, we are really excited about our new magazine Family Extra. Created to steer you through the rough and tumble of family life and guide your journey to greater family spirituality. It’s so important to us that everything we produce is genuinely supportive and understanding of people, whatever their level of faith. We hope you enjoy our resources and do let us know if there is anything you need to support your parish ministry. Helen Moore Head of Marketing

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I Want to Make my Home in You Preparation for the sacraments of reconciliation and the Eucharist Maguy Bagnol, Marie-Thérèse Rineau, Benoît Caulle This exciting new programme for leading children to the sacraments of reconciliation and the Eucharist will revitalise catechists who are looking for a new way to help children engage with their faith. The programme has been extremely popular in France and has been translated and adapted for use in the UK. The unique element of this programme, and what makes it truly special, is the stand which acts as a literal framework for children to develop their understanding of the gift of Jesus and deepen their faith. Perfect for kinaesthetic learners it makes the sessions fun for everyone! Charming illustrations feature throughout both books and tie-in with cut-out illustrations available to be used with the stand. The catechist’s book helps you to plan your sessions, always keeping the word of God and prayer central to your lessons. Also included is a DVD with a training session for catechists and an example session with children as well as more helpful videos. 24

I want to make my home

in you Our Father who art

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THE GIFT OF BAPTISM,

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I want to make my home

This is my Son, the Beloved. Baptism: the beginning of my

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Material and teaching aids • Bible and candle

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Follow me, follow me

• words “GOD”, “Father”, “Son”, “Holy Spirit” • cut out illustrations: Jesus with the fishermen and their boat, a child, Jesus with the rich young man • some netting (such as tangerines’

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Children’s Book This is my Son, the

I want to make my home

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13-17 of MATTHEW 3:1-2. 5-6. He preached in the wilderness is close the Baptist appeared. 01 In due course, John 02 for the kingdom of heaven made his message: “Repent whole Jordan district Judaea and this was and all Judea and the they 05 at hand!” Then Jerusalem by him in the river Jordan 06 as they were baptised their way to him, and, confessed their sins... baptised by to the Jordan to be he came from Galilee you” he said, appeared: 13 Jesus […] Then who need baptism from dissuade him, “it is I this for the time John. 14 John tried to 15 replied, “Leave it like demands”. to me!” But Jesus “and yet you come do all that righteousness way, this in we should, being; it is fitting that to him. At this, John gave in the water, and suddenly he came up from the a dove, and coming 16 As soon as Jesus was baptised, of God descending like Beloved; my and he saw the Spirit “This is my Son, the heavens opened 17 a voice spoke from heaven, down on him. And favour rests on him.” MATTHEW 28: 19 them in the name of of all the nations; baptise 19 “Go, therefore, make disciples Spirit” Son and of the Holy the Father and of the MARK16:16 be saved” and is baptised will 16 “[The one] who believes

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Where is Jesus? On the shore of the lake During our first session, of we talked about baptism, Galilee. He has left Nazareth, and goes to meet our birth into the life of God. Do you remember people in order to reveal to them his Father’s the mission that Jesus love. He finds them gave to his apostles? working. Who are these men? What is their work? “Go, therefore, make disciples of all the nations. Baptise them in the (Discussion with the name of the Father children) and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit...” (Matthew 28:19) “[The one] who believes and is baptised He said to them, “Follow me; and I will will be saved...” (Mark make you 16: 16) fishers of men.” (Place the sentence) During the past 2,000 years, Jesus has sent his What is Jesus doing? He calls friends on mission; Peter and Andrew, to baptise those who would and invites them to follow believe in him and him. They are the make them his disciples. first disciples in the group Do you know what of the twelve. a disciple is? Let us listen to the word of God, to find out how Jesus made disciples at the beginning of his mission. (Prayer to the Holy Spirit)

I WELCOME THE WORD

OF GOD

As he was walking by the Sea of Galilee, [Jesus] saw two brothers, Simon who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew; they were making a cast in the lake with their net, for they were fishermen. (Place the lake, the boat and the fishermen, and then Jesus, on the display)

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bag) • texts: “Come, follow me” / “At once, they followed him” / “If you wish, you will have a treasure” / “Yes, I want to follow you” • suggested activities: the children can cut out footsteps already outlined on coloured paper/card. On one side, they will write “YES” in decorative style, and on the other side they can write down how they are going to follow Jesus. At the end of the session, during the prayer time, they will come up and place their footsteps behind the silhouette of Jesus to form a path, to mark their commitment. Then they will stick their footstep inside their book.

Christian life.

“This course has recently been introduced into our parish and we enjoy delivering it: the idea of drawing from the living source of the word of God to build up the children’s relationship with Jesus is very attractive.”

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river Jordan, John the REPENT On the banks of the a is calling everyone to Baptist, the prophet, is He announces, and baptism of conversion. of the Messiah. preparing for, the coming THE HEAVENS the crowd so that he Jesus slips in among OPENED Jesus chooses too may receive baptism. that he can share to be with sinners so and our human condition HE SAW THE SPIRIT save us. COMING DOWN

OF GOD

Jesus By coming on earth, for people to open He has made it possible the Saviour, “opened the heavens”. love of God: Jesus is to the never ending themselves up again of the world”. takes away the sins “the Lamb of God who

ON HIM

THIS IS MY SON, THE BELOVED; MY RESTS

FAVOUR work with him the wonderful ON HIM on Jesus to complete The Spirit comes down of God. creation of the children of a new creation: the But of Joseph the carpenter. of Mary, and the son only known as the son of the Until now, Jesus was was the eternal Son the son of Mary, Jesus is God, God even before he became from all eternity. Jesus been with the Father Father. The Son has from God. God shows of the river Jordan, Today, on the banks as: to us. He reveals himself

himself

Christine Rice, St Margaret Mary’s Parish, Park Gate, Southampton

with love for his Son • Father: a Father filled the joy of the Father • Son: the Beloved, the Father and the Son • Holy Spirit: love of • One God, three persons. of the Trinity! This is the mystery

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in heaven Our Father, who art hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. daily bread, Give us this day our and forgive us our trespasses, us; who trespass against as we forgive those temptation, and lead us not into evil. but deliver us from Amen.

includes free online training for catechists

With Jesus to call you “Father”, I am happy to be able your child. and to know that I am in my heart May your kingdom come and in every heart. will, like Jesus. May I always do your life May your love fill my to forgive. and may it teach me that is bad. Deliver me from everything May your grace in me be stronger than sin! transform me May your Holy Spirit Amen. and lead me to you!

LOVE THE LORD YOUR

GOD AND YOUR NEIGHBOUR

AS YOURSELF

4. WE LOVE LIKE JESUS I look at how Jesus

loves and I love like

him

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Sacramental Resources I Belong

An Original First Holy Communion Programme Aileen Urquhart

I Belong contains lively, colourful material in which illustrations and examples are used to reflect the world where today’s children live and experience faith. It is hoped that the children using this book will create a personal memento of this special time in their relationship with God. At the end of each chapter is a “Family Time” page with suggestions for prayer and something to do together as a family. Small information boxes have been added throughout the book. These cover areas such as: search the church for particular items, explanation of Catholic practices, what to look out for while at Mass and new words associated with reconciliation, First Holy Communion and the Mass. There is also a symbol of a Bible to check out Bible references at the end of scripture passages. A small candle features on the corner of each page which, when coloured, indicates progress through the book, and a bookmark will help children find their place in the book at the start of each session. Code: 1051 Price: £7.95 ISBN: 9780852313770 Also available Parent’s Guide, Code: 1052: Price: £7.95 ISBN: 9780852313787 and Leader’s Guide, Code: 1053: Price: £15.95 ISBN: 9780852313794

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for Children with Intellectual Disabilities Cristina Gangemi

I Belong Special is a translation of the best-selling First Holy Communion children’s book which will help children with an intellectual disability to encounter the person of Christ. Children with intellectual disabilities can sometimes have differing language and cognitive skills but in this translation Cristina Gangemi has incorporated special education teaching and learning techniques to ensure that all children will enjoy an accessible journey towards receiving the gift of the Eucharist. Importantly, every section matches the standard I Belong, thereby offering inclusivity for all children in the parish. Due to the expertise and care that has resulted in this fantastic resource it is highly recommended that when purchasing I Belong Special you also order the accompanying I Belong Special Leader’s and Parent’s Guide. These guides will enable you to use this resource to greatest effect by using the teaching methods and techniques detailed within.

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This First Holy Communion certificate for your church plays an essential role within church life. This certificate is designed to complement our best-selling First Holy Communion resource: I Belong. Giving certificates at First Holy Communion celebrations adds to the spiritual experience and provides a beautiful souvenir of this special moment. These certificates are printed in full colour on 100% recycled paper. As well as saving wood resources, in comparison with conventional paper production, more than 70% of the energy and water used is saved, significantly protecting the environment. Code: 1796 Price: £9.95 for a pack of 10

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Sacramental Resources Truth: A Confirmation Course for Teenagers Candidate’s Book and Leader’s Book Danny Curtin

This is the brightest, liveliest confirmation course for teenagers. Packed with activity ideas, real-life issues, discussion topics, prayers, scripture readings and tips for leaders, this course is sure to engage any group of young people. The materials are flexible to enable any parish to run a successful course that will prepare their young people for the sacrament of confirmation. The candidate’s journal is fun and accessible and has been designed so that each of the candidates can personalise it, scribble on it or jot down notes – it’s not a school book and the intention is that they create a memento of the spiritual journey that they have travelled. Candidate’s Book Code: 1512 Price: £7.95 ISBN: 9780852313893 Leader’s Book Code: 1515 Price: £14.95 ISBN: 9780852313886

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Truth Confirmation Certificates (Pack of 10)

This Confirmation certificate for your church plays an essential role within church life. The certificate is designed to complement our best-selling confirmation resource: Truth. Giving certificates at confirmations adds to the spiritual experience and provides a beautiful souvenir of this special moment. These certificates are printed in full colour on 100% recycled used paper. As well as saving wood resources, in comparison with conventional paper production, more than 70% of the energy and water used is saved, significantly protecting the environment. Code: 1798 Price: £9.95 for a pack of 10

Life: A post-confirmation course for teenagers Candidate’s book and Leader’s Books Danny Curtin and Tom Caluori

This post-confirmation course continues to develop the faith of young people after confirmation. It is built on three fundamental truths: a truth of faith, a truth of reality and a truth of method. Life is a programme rooted in the Vatican II teaching on the formation of the laity. The SEE, JUDGE, ACT model is a well-tried approach, which enables young people to discover how to live the Gospel events and circumstances in their daily lives. Designed for young people aged between thirteen and sixteen, Life offers real possibilities for adults who feel called to accompany young people on their journey of faith. Candidate’s Book Code: 1582 Price: £8.95 ISBN: 9780852314326 Leader’s Book Code: 1583 Price: £13.95 ISBN: 9780852314319

We Share in the Eucharist (Family Guide) Francoise Darcy-Berube & John-Paul Berube Code: 42046 Price: £8.95 ISBN: 9782896464623

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We Prepare for Reconciliation (Family Guide) Francoise Darcy-Berube & John-Paul Berube Code: 42048 Price: £8.95 ISBN: 9782896461370

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How to Be a Catholic Godparent Bairbre Cahill

A thought-provoking guide for godparents who want to learn about what is expected of them and, at the same time, develop their own relationship with God. Bairbre Cahill explains the sacrament of baptism step by step. There are prayers, and suggestions for how godparents can support their godchildren. The godparent is not an honorary or social appointment but a serious ongoing commitment.

Your Child’s First Confession Rosemary Gallagher

With a practical format this book is designed to help the priest or catechist work with children by inviting parents to share in and more easily appreciate their child’s sacramental preparation. Code: 1048 Price: £4.25 ISBN: 9780852314142

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A Catholic Funeral A Guide for the Family Tim Buckley C.Ss.R.

This book introduces the sacrament in a friendly, challenging and realistic style. Ideal for candidates from age 12. This book looks at the nature of confirmation and includes a questionsand-answers section and a guide to realistic Christian decision making.

This fully updated and redesigned edition of Your Wedding offers useful advice to newly engaged couples who want to get married in a Catholic church. Within this book there is information on discussing your future expectations with partners, how to plan your wedding and what to expect on your wedding day.

This book is a practical and thoughtful guide for all those involved in arranging a Catholic funeral. It briefly addresses the feelings of grief that you will be feeling. The true value of this book is the practical advice that it offers: covering everything from who to talk to and what needs to happen immediately after the death of a loved one; to the funeral arrangements. The traditions inherent in a Catholic funeral are explained.

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Adoremus 2018: National Eucharistic Pilgrimage & Congress “an enriching publication which is both accessible and rewarding in its content.”

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We are delighted to publish Adoremus Extra: a lasting resource for cherishing the Eucharist. This special publication is designed to offer dioceses, deaneries, parishes, schools and families an insight into the Eucharist. Adoremus Extra will serve as a lasting resource for the study of the Eucharist at the heart of our Catholic faith. Contributions from well-known writers, thoughtful reflections and a dedicated children’s section will guide our Catholic communities’ journey to the National Eucharistic Congress in September 2018 and beyond.

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The Holy Hour

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twelve complete services Denis McBride C.Ss.R. and Royston Price C.Ss.R.

The Holy Hour: twelve complete services will rejuvenate the Eucharistic Adoration in parishes and encourage a greater love for the mystery of the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar. It will engender a deeper understanding of the place of the Eucharist in the life of the Church. This is an invaluable resource to help support Holy Hours for different themes, including healing and children. It also includes hymns. Code: 1789 Price: £6.95 ISBN: 9780852315149

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Adoremus Notebook

This notebook offers the opportunity to record and reflect on your personal journey to the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress, and keep a diary of your preparation and reflections. On every other page is a thought-provoking passage with an intricate frame for you to colour in whilst you meditate, relax and unleash your creativity. As you work through the journal and record your personal journey you’ll create a wonderful memento of your experience of pilgrimage to the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage and Congress. Code: 1776 Price: £5.00 ISBN: 9780852315095

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Fr Ronnie McAinsh, the Provinicial of the London Province of the Redemptorists, has adapted the everpopular Visits to the Blessed Sacrament written by St Alphonsus Liguori in 1745. Every age needs a translation of this timeless and spiritually enriching devotion. With a brief but beautiful visit for each day of the month this book will guide you in your journey to the Blessed Sacrament and enrich your relationship through this ancient practice. Small enough to fit in your pocket and concise enough to be used at any time of the day, this beautiful edition will surely become a classic and a constant companion. Deepen your relationship with God by renewing your love of the Blessed Sacrament. Code: 1799 Price: £3.50 ISBN: 9780852315194

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Edited by Fr Denis McBride C.Ss.R. and Sr Janet Fearns, a Franciscan Missionary of the Divine Motherhood A bright and upbeat weekly bulletin for today’s Catholic. Using a broad range of writers and covering a multitude of topics, Sunday Plus helps readers engage their faith with the often challenging reality of day-to-day life. Written in a popular style, yet underpinned by solid pastoral theology, Sunday Plus draws out for the reader the relevance of scripture. It provides a Catholic angle on life-changing situations. It explores personal spirituality, methods of prayer, vocation discernment, parenting, youth ministry, disability and social justice, as well as providing the references for the following week’s readings. With a variety of inspirational articles and other resources Sunday Plus is ideal for all Catholics who wish to make their experience of faith truly transformational.

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The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) • Divine Office Week I • Year B

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This is my Body

pronouncing on the unforgivable sin against the Holy Spirit. What Jesus is doing is beginning to teach a new meaning of family, which goes beyond their accepted version. No longer does it matter about blood relationship, tribe, whatever. What matters is that anyone who does the will of the Father of Jesus is deemed by Jesus to be brother, sister, mother. This radical fresh sense of belonging opens new avenues for us right now. So often we live with notions about insiders and outsiders. Just as Jesus broke new ground which shocked and led to serious name-calling, so if you and I dare to be different, to go beyond immediate family, colour of skin, or religion, or whatever, no doubt we’ll get the same treatment as Jesus and meet with criticism and rejection. But it’ll be worth that cost!

by Fr Denis Blackledge SJ

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amily? I’ll tell you what family means to me, says Jesus. They think he’s gone mad or is, even worse, possessed by an evil spirit, because he goes beyond the understanding of the close clan mentality. It comes to something when his own family thinks he’s lost it and is out of his mind. Not just his own family, but the Jewish authorities accuse him of evil spirit possession: after all, he’s been healing folk and claiming to forgive sins. And only God can do that! This is the only time in scripture that Beelzebul is mentioned, alleging that Jesus casts out evil spirits by diabolical intervention. Jesus comes back fiercely, showing them the illogicality of their thinking, and

Body broken for you by Sr Thérèse Garman SMP The Eucharist is Christ’s self-gift to his disciples. This communion, however, does not stop around the Eucharistic table. At the end of Mass, we are sent out as missionaries of the Eucharist. It calls for extraordinary courage and profound faith to become body given, blood poured out for others. The Eucharist overflows into life in the form of generosity, kindness, forgiveness, sincerity… It urges us to go towards the marginalised, minority communities and underprivileged. The Eucharist becomes “mission” when, through us, it brings healing to emotionally hurt individuals, broken families and fragmented societies. It reveals the face of Christ to persons who have never encountered him. Today: Exodus 24:3-8 Hebrews 9:11-15 Mark 14:12-16. 22-26

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Monday: 2 Peter 1:2-7 Mark 12:1-12

LIVERPOOL 2018

It’s worth it!

Fr Denis Blackledge SJ is parish priest of St Francis Xavier, Liverpool. He was Religious Adviser to Sean Bean for the BBC1 series Broken.

Am I ready to be this gift for our world’s hurting and lost people? Receiving communion is more than a remembrance. It’s a time of giving to others the very thing we have received, of being Eucharist for them. We have freely received. Now we must freely give. Sr Thérèse Garman is a Sister of Our Lady of Providence.

Loving Lord, it takes time and effort to be open to the needs of other people. It’s much easier to look the other way. Teach me, Lord, to be sensitive and caring. Amen.

Tuesday: 2 Peter 3:11-15. 17-18 Mark 12:13-17

Wednesday: 2 Timothy 1:1-3. 6-12 Mark 12:18-27

The perfect meal by Sr Janet Fearns FMDM Bonnie Prince Charlie and his elder brother and future cardinal, Henry Stuart, were baptised in the church of the Twelve Apostles (Ss Apostoli) in Rome. Directly underneath the high altar, the ancient crypt enshrines the tomb of the apostles Philip and James. These early “house church” frescoes witness a deeply Christian faith that stood firm amidst brutal persecution. Who but the early Christians would recognise the picture of a patrician mother and child as Mary and Jesus in Roman dress? Is this one of the earliest representations of the Epiphany? Who else would understand and recognise the symbolism of the vine and the branches, fish, pelican and the Good Shepherd? But wait… The Last Supper

Thursday: 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Mark 12:28-34

Friday: Hosea 11:1. 3-4. 8-9 Ephesians 3:8-12. 14-19 John 19:31-37

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resembles a small dinner party for only seven people. Jesus had more than six disciples. Were the persecuted early Christians secretly declaring another Eucharistic truth? Seven was a “perfect number”. This meal was perfect. Jesus, set apart from his six guests, was also its centre. This was Eucharist! Sr Janet Fearns is a Franciscan Missionary of the Divine Motherhood.

We become what we receive: the Body of Christ. In this body there is no room for the indifference which so often seems to possess our hearts. For whoever is of Christ, belongs to one body, and in him we cannot be indifferent to one another.

Saturday (E): Isaiah 61:9-11 Luke 2:41-51

Pope Francis Saturday (S): St Columba (Feast): Colossians 1:24-29 Mark 10:17-30

Next Sunday: Genesis 3:9-15 2 Corinthians 4:13 – 5:1 Mark 3:20-35

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5 August 2018

18th Sunday in Ordinary Time • Divine Office Week II • Year B

Hunger

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3rd June 2018

Year B • Psalter Week 1

The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

3RD JUNE 2018 ENTRANCE ANTIPHON He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with honey from the rock. GLORIA

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.

‘...Wonderfully nourishing, inevitably challenging and providing me with rich soul food. Thank you all for that each week. I take it that most of the priests writing each week are scripture scholars and it is so good to know that they share their knowledge and love of the scriptures with us weekly.’

For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

COLLECT O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament have left us a memorial of your Passion, grant us, we pray, so to revere the sacred mysteries of your Body and Blood that we may always experience in ourselves the fruits of your redemption. Who live and reign with God the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Exodus 24:3-8

A reading from the book of Exodus. Moses went and told the people all the commands of the Lord and all the ordinances. In answer, all the people said with one voice, “We will observe all the commands that the Lord has decreed.” Moses put all the commands of the Lord into writing, and early next morning he built an altar at the foot of the mountain, with twelve standing-stones for the twelve tribes of Israel. Then he directed certain young Israelites to offer holocausts and to immolate bullocks to the Lord as communion sacrifices. Half of the blood Moses took up and put into basins, the other half he cast on the altar. And taking the Book of the Covenant he read it to the listening people, and they said, “We will observe all that the Lord has decreed; we will obey.” Then Moses took the blood and cast it towards the people. “This,” he said, “is the blood of the Covenant that the Lord has made with you, containing all these rules.” The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Now Christ has come, as the high priest of all the blessings which were to come. He has passed through the greater, the more perfect tent, which is better than one made by men’s hands because it is not of this created order; and he has entered the sanctuary once and for all, taking with him not the blood of goats and bull calves, but his own blood, having won an eternal redemption for us. The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer are sprinkled on those who have incurred defilement and they restore the holiness of their outward lives; how much more effectively the blood of Christ, who offered himself as the perfect sacrifice to God through the eternal Spirit, can purify our inner self from dead actions so that we do our service to the living God. He brings a new covenant, as the mediator, only so that the people who were called to an eternal inheritance may actually receive what was promised: his death took place to cancel the sins that infringed the earlier covenant. The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Response: The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the Lord’s name. or Alleluia! 1. How can I repay the Lord for his goodness to me? The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the Lord’s name. (R.) 2. O precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his faithful. Your servant, Lord, your servant am I; you have loosened my bonds. (R.)

Sunday Message is focused on giving a practical application to the Sunday Gospel. Each week, an original exposition of the Gospel is provided, along with a short reflection encouraging the reader to relate it to their life; learning points, suggestions for action and original prayer material are also included. The full text of the readings at Mass are provided, along with the antiphons, the Gloria, Creed, Gospel acclamation and psalm.

couches, all prepared. Make the preparations for us there.” The disciples set out and went to the city and found everything as he had told them, and prepared the Passover. And as they were eating he took some bread, and when he had said the blessing he broke it and gave it to them. “Take it,” he said, “this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had returned thanks he gave it to them, and all drank from it, and he said to them, “This is my blood, the blood of the covenant, which is to be poured out for many. I tell you solemnly, I shall not drink any more wine until the day I drink the new wine in the kingdom of God.” After psalms had been sung they left for the Mount of Olives.

THE MOST HOLY BODY AND BLOOD OF CHRIST

THE WORD

Year B • Psalter Week 1

The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. PROFESSION OF FAITH I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

REFLECT

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven,

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SEQUENCE (shorter form) Behold the bread of angels, sent For pilgrims in their banishment, The bread for God’s true children meant, That may not unto dogs be given: Oft in the olden types foreshadowed; In Isaac on the altar bowed, And in the ancient paschal food, And in the manna sent from heaven.

and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

Come then, good shepherd, bread divine, Still show to us thy mercy sign; Oh, feed us still, still keep us thine; So may we see thy glories shine In fields of immortality; O thou, the wisest, mightiest, best, Our present food, our future rest, Come make us each thy chosen guest, Co-heirs of thine, and comrades blest With saints whose dwelling is with thee. GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Alleluia, alleluia! I am the living bread which has come down from heaven, says the Lord. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever. Alleluia! Mark 14:12-16. 22-26

GOSPEL Psalm 115

PSALM

Hebrews 9:11-15

A reading from the letter to the Hebrews.

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.

FIRST READING

3. A thanksgiving sacrifice I make: I will call on the Lord’s name. My vows to the Lord I will fulfil before all his people. (R.) SECOND READING

We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark. On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was sacrificed, his disciples said to Jesus, “Where do you want us to go and make the preparations for you to eat the passover?” So he sent two of his disciples, saying to them, “Go into the city and you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water. Follow him, and say to the owner of the house which he enters, ‘The Master says: Where is my dining room in which I can eat the Passover with my disciples?’ He will show you a large upper room furnished with

THE LAST SUPPER

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.

(MARK 14:12-16. 22-26)

Lithography of the Last Supper in Missale Romanum by unknown artist, late 19th century.

The familiar scene of preparing for a meal reminds us of Christ’s passion for friendship and communion with his followers.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

A Passover meal in the Jewish tradition takes place within the family home with blood relatives and displays the Covenant between God and those gathered. However today we witness a different kind of gathering with Jesus and his new family of disciples. In taking the bread and raising the cup, he invites the disciples into a relationship with God that will involve trusting in his love and friendship. It’s interesting to note that the Gospel scene that follows today’s Gospel is the prediction of Peter’s denial. So already during this Passover meal, Jesus knows that there is weakness and failure and betrayal in the hearts of those with the best of intentions. Jesus ate with sinners, he acknowledged the weaknesses of humanity, he offered words of encouragement and he loved indiscriminately.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS Grant your Church, O Lord, we pray, the gifts of unity and peace, whose signs are to be seen in mystery in the offerings we here present. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Hosting a Passover meal so close to his death may have had some strategic significance, for after Jesus’ death and resurrection his followers will be drawn back to the image of Jesus offering his body and blood in the form of bread and wine. The memory of Jesus’ activity in breaking bread and offering it to the world will form the basis of their preaching and teaching. The memory of Jesus’ unconditional love for all and the sacrifice he made for humanity offers courage to believers in times of difficulty and hope in times of despair. Today’s Passover meal was not the end. It was just the beginning. n

COMMUNION ANTIPHON Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him, says the Lord. PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Grant, O Lord, we pray, that we may delight for all eternity in that share in your divine life, which is foreshadowed in the present age by our reception of your precious Body and Blood. Who live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.

8th July 2018

Year B • Psalter Week 2

LEARN “Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of thinking.” (St Irenaeus)

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SAY “Lord Jesus, Who in the Eucharist make your dwelling among us and become our travelling companion, sustain our Christian communities so that they may be ever more open to listening and accepting your Word. May they draw from the Eucharist a renewed commitment to spreading in society, by the proclamation of your Gospel, the signs and deeds of an attentive and active charity.” (Pope St John Paul II)

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visit to the Vatican can no longer be described as a peaceful experience, especially as one queues to enter St Peter’s Basilica or venture through the maze of rooms that form the Vatican Museum. It can be both exhilarating and exhausting with plenty of jostling for photos of key sites like the Pieta and St Peter’s grave. Such bustling activity has not gone unnoticed by Pope Francis who during one of his Wednesday instructions (8 November 2017) stated that when he celebrates Mass in St Peter’s Square or in the Basilica, he sees a lot of mobile phones raised up, not only by the lay faithful but by priests and bishops as well. He stated, “When a priest is celebrating Mass and says ‘lift up your hearts’ he does not say ‘lift up your cellphones’.” The phrase made plenty of headlines throughout the world, especially on social media. At the heart of the issue is a momentary lack of respect for what is happening before our eyes as the Eucharist is celebrated and shared. As Pope Francis stated in the same instruction, Mass is not a show where we come to be entertained. Some people complain that Mass is too long or lacks animation or is a little boring. But they’re missing the point. The Eucharist is where we encounter the Last Supper and the Resurrection of Jesus. Sometimes we can forget about its importance in our lives. n

In keeping with Pope Francis’ comments on respect and attentiveness during the Eucharist, let us try and pay more attention to what is happening at Mass. Allow a conversation between you and God to happen during the celebration. Acknowledge the presence of Jesus under the form of bread and wine.

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

14TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

8TH JULY 2018 ENTRANCE ANTIPHON Your merciful love, O God, we have received in the midst of your temple. Your praise, O God, like your name, reaches the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with saving justice.

3. Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy. We are filled with contempt. Indeed all too full is our soul with the scorn of the rich, with the proud man’s disdain. (R.) SECOND READING 2 Corinthians 12:7-10

GLORIA Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory, Lord God, heavenly King, O God, almighty Father. Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father. Amen. COLLECT O God, who in the abasement of your Son have raised up a fallen world, fill your faithful with holy joy, for on those you have rescued from slavery to sin you bestow eternal gladness. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. Ezekial 2:2-5

FIRST READING

A reading for the prophet Ezekiel. The spirit came into me and made me stand up, and I heard the Lord speaking to me. He said, “Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to the rebels who have turned against me. Till now they and their ancestors have been in revolt against me. The sons are defiant and obstinate; I am sending you to them, to say, ‘The Lord says this.’ Whether they listen or not, this set of rebels shall know there is a prophet among them.”

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The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. Psalm 122

PSALM

Response: Our eyes are on the Lord till he show us his mercy.

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1. To you have I lifted up my eyes, you who dwell in the heavens: my eyes, like the eyes of slaves on the hand of their lords. (R.) 2. Like the eyes of a servant on the hand of his mistress, so our eyes are on the Lord our God till he show us his mercy. (R.)

A reading from the second letter of St Paul to the Corinthians. In view of the extraordinary nature of these revelations, to stop me from getting too proud I was given a thorn in the flesh, an angel of Satan to beat me and stop me from getting too proud! About this thing, I have pleaded with the Lord three times for it to leave me, but he has said, “My grace is enough for you: my power is at its best in weakness.” So I shall be very happy to make my weaknesses my special boast so that the power of Christ may stay over me, and that is why I am quite content with my weaknesses, and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and the agonies I go through for Christ’s sake. For it is when I am weak that I am strong. The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Alleluia, alleluia! The Word was made flesh and lived among us; to all who did accept him he gave power to become children of God. Alleluia GOSPEL

Mark 6:1-6

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Mark. Jesus went to his home town and his disciples accompanied him. With the coming of the sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue and most of them were astonished when they heard him. They said, “Where did the man get all this? What is this wisdom that has been granted him, and these miracles that are worked through him? This is the carpenter, surely, the son of Mary, the brother of James and Joset and Jude and Simon? His sisters, too, are they not here with us?” And they would not accept him. And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is only despised in his own country among his own relations and in his own house”; and he could work no miracle there, though he cured a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.

and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.

THE WORD

(MARK 6:1-6)

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen. PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS May this oblation dedicated to your name purify us, O Lord, and day by day bring our conduct closer to the life of heaven. Through Christ our Lord. Amen. COMMUNION ANTIPHON Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed the man who seeks refuge in him. PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Grant, we pray, O Lord, that, having been replenished by such great gifts, we may gain the prize of salvation and never cease to praise you. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

View from Mount Precipice. It is believed by many to be the site of the Rejection of Jesus.

What a contrast we are presented with today, when compared with the theme of last week’s Gospel. You might remember the scene of Jesus healing Jairus’ daughter and the haemorrhaging woman. The characters in the story are marked by their belief and trust in Jesus. As a result of such great acts of healing, crowds will follow Jesus around the countryside and in particular Capernaum. There is something special about this man Jesus. But as soon as he arrives into Nazareth, his home town, he is rejected and laughed at. There is a sceptical inquisitiveness present in today’s Gospel story. Who is this man? Where did he get such wisdom? He is just a carpenter’s son surely? Sure we know his mother and sisters! Jesus is rejected many times in the Gospels but being rejected by the people he grew up with must have been hurtful. “A prophet is only despised among his own relations and in his own house,” says Jesus. With this revelation in mind, it is worth noting that the scene that follows this is Jesus sending out the Twelve in twos, telling them to leave everything behind. It is perhaps Jesus’ experience with his own family and friends in Nazareth that inspires a mission that will involve turning one’s back on what is familiar and moving away from one’s home to preach the word of God to the world. n

REFLECT

The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

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eing rejected by work colleagues, peers or family can be difficult to accept. The world is full of stories of rejection. The writer J.K. Rowling was once sacked from her job as a secretary for being a day dreamer, and was then rejected by twelve publishers after writing Harry Potter. Oprah Winfrey was fired from her job as a reporter and told she was unfit for TV. Michael Jordan lost his place on his high school basketball team for a ‘lack of skill’, and Walt Disney was sacked by a newspaper for lacking imagination and having no good ideas. The common thread between all of these, of course, is that they dusted themselves down and carried on regardless.

PROFESSION OF FAITH I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, (all bow during the next three lines)

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DO Think of a way you can preach the word of God this week through an action or good deed for someone else.

LEARN “Whoever wants to preach must be the first to let the Word of God move them deeply and become incarnate in their daily lives.” (Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium)

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We cannot say that Jesus’ desire was to become world famous or a multimillionaire like our superstars above. But Jesus had a singular goal and that was to make the God of love and mercy known to the whole world. The task in itself is ambitious but not flawed. He creates a faithful group of followers around him who will know good times and bad. They will see the face of God in the signs and works of Jesus. But they will also experience rejection and disdain from those who fail to understand. Rejection is the theme that emerges regularly during Jesus’ mission. His response is to carry on with the support of his true followers, his true friends. After today’s difficult experience in his home town of Nazareth, Jesus and his disciples will go out to the whole world and preach the Good News. n

SAY “Stay where you are – find your own Calcutta. Find the sick, the suffering, the lonely, right there where you are – in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and schools.”

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The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the Lord’s name. Alleluia!

1. How can I repay the Lord for his goodness to me? The cup of salvation I will raise; I will call on the Lord’s name. R.

GOSPEL Mark 14:12-16. 22-26 COMMUNION ANTIPHON

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him, says the Lord.

2. O precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his faithful. Your servant, Lord, your servant am I; you have loosened my bonds. R. 3. A thanksgiving sacrifice I make: I will call on the Lord’s name. My vows to the Lord I will fulfil before all his people. R.

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON

See, I have God for my help. The Lord sustains my soul. I will sacrifice to you with willing heart, and praise your name, O Lord, for it is good.

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The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.

GOSPEL Mark 6:30-34 COMMUNION ANTIPHON

2. He guides me along the right path; he is true to his name. If I should walk in the valley of darkness no evil would I fear. You are there with your crook and your staff; with these you give me comfort. R. 3. You have prepared a banquet for me in the sight of my foes. My head you have anointed with oil; my cup is overflowing. R.

4. Surely goodness and kindness shall follow me all the days of my life. In the Lord’s own house shall I dwell for ever and ever. R.

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1. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Fresh and green are the pastures where he gives me repose. Near restful waters he leads me, to revive my drooping spirit. R.

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Films have the potential to build us up and inspire us. In the same way, they can knock us down and leave us feeling depressed. It is refreshing to see, therefore, that, according to public reviews, one of the most popular films of all time is shot through with hope. The Shawshank Redemption (1994) seems an unlikely contender for a faith-filled, inspiring movie, set as it is in a prison. It is also adapted from a Stephen King novella, and he is seen by many as the master of the horror fiction genre. However, this film oozes with a sense of the triumph of the human spirit. In the same vein as that classic prison drama Cool Hand Luke (1967), starring the charismatic Paul Newman, The Shawshank Redemption makes the spirit soar within. Beware, though, this film is not for the faint-hearted. There is some violence and bad language.

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“Liturgy” is actually a word of Greek origin meaning “work of the people”. In other words, the liturgical actions are simply the things that we, the people – and that’s all of us, men and women, ordained and lay – do: the words we say and sing, the postures we adopt. And if we are to “pray without ceasing”, as St Paul enjoins, if the Holy Spirit is praying and breathing through us, then our daily lives are a liturgy, a continuous orientation towards the Lord. So the Mass, although the source and summit of our lives, is not different because it is liturgy, rather it “knits” into the larger liturgy of our life and is the high point of it.

If I could draw, I would sketch out a two-sided funnel showing how the entrance rites of the Mass don’t begin simply when the bell rings, but much earlier, as we prepare for the sacrament at home, journey to church and gather together before the priest enters. In the Anglican liturgy, the entrance rite is actually called “The Gathering” to reflect this; similarly, at the end, the deliberately short concluding rites do not really “conclude” anything at all; they are, rather, a beginning, a dynamic dismissal, a sending out – missa – through the other end of the funnel, out into the world to continue our praise and witness to God.

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THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION: HOPE TRIUMPHS OVER FEAR

The tagline for The Shawshank Redemption is, “Fear can hold you prisoner, hope can set you free.” One of the most common sayings in scripture, whether from the mouths of angels or from Jesus himself, is “Do not be afraid.” These are the words that Jesus addresses to Mary Magdalene in the garden after the resurrection. The first letter of St John tells us, “In love there can be no fear, but fear is driven out by perfect love; because to fear is to expect punishment, and anyone who is afraid is still imperfect in love” (4:18). This film certainly gives that sense of not yielding to fear and letting hope be our guide. Andy Dufresne, certain of his innocence and unjust incarceration, won’t be bowed down by it. Surely at the heart of Christianity is the virtue of hope. St Paul tells the Romans, “hope is not deceptive, because the love of God has been poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit which has been given us” (5:5). Thankfully, hope sells films, and that is why this film lingers long in the memory and its legacy endures.

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Alleluia, alleluia! I am the living bread which has come down from heaven, says the Lord. Anyone who eats this bread will live for ever. Alleluia!

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Behold, I stand at the door and knock, says the Lord. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door to me, I will enter his house and dine with him, and he with me.

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He fed them with the finest wheat and satisfied them with honey from the rock.

SECOND READING Hebrews 9:11-15

My early excitement that music could powerfully combine with words to make their meaning more intense was tempered by realising there are many occasions when the opposite is true; sometimes music obscures the words. Rather than enhancing their meaning, the music can, if we’re not careful, make it more difficult for their message to come through. So church musicians have a great responsibility, if the music they produce is to be a vehicle for our devotion. In chapter six of Sacrosanctum Concilium, the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, the Vatican II document that deals specifically with “sacred” music (a term I take some issue with, of which more another time), it says that music “is to be considered the more holy, the more closely connected it is with the liturgical action” (SC 112). The phrase “liturgical action” is a bit strange and, before you ask, it’s not about the action songs you might do with the children.

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tenacity over the preceding years and his courage in escaping in order to clear his name are an inspiration. Several years later, a meeting between Red and Andy takes place following Red’s release from the penitentiary. A friendship forged in the furnace of injustice has endured, and will endure.

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So, you may ask, what does this have to do with music? Well, if this is what is happening in the Mass, then composers and musicians have to have a good understanding of this if they are to write, select and lead music that will unite to this liturgical action. When we look at it this way, we see that it is not sufficient just to be musically competent – though that’s really helpful too – but, rather, having an alive, questioning faith is a “genuine occupational requirement” for those who make music in church. Because “good” liturgical music is a very different thing from “good” music in the concert hall or at the gig. If we are to make liturgical music “good”, we need to understand something of what the liturgy is doing, and to be in sympathy with it. And in next week’s article we’ll look a bit closer at what “good” might look like in this context.

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The film is set in Shawshank State Penitentiary. Its newest inmate is Andy Dufresne, played by Tim Robbins, a banker who has been convicted of murdering his wife and her lover, despite his claims of innocence. Sent away for life, Andy befriends a fellow inmate, “Red”, played by Morgan Freeman. The plot is narrated from Red’s point of view, as he recounts how the atmosphere of the prison changes with Andy’s insistence on not allowing the system to crush him or others. Focusing on the friendship between Andy and Red, the film invites the viewer into the potential helplessness of incarceration in an unjust system. For example, Andy is regularly beaten and abused by the prison gang called “The Sisters” while on duty in the laundry. The prison governor hides his wicked and corrupt leadership behind the Bible in a show of hypocrisy. All around, fear wants to crush any glimmer of hope and selfworth. Andy only manages to survive in the prison system because of his indomitable spirit and by using his own ingenuity. He manages to find himself a “protected” man as he offers help to the guards with their tax affairs.

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So the Mass is not something that is quite so self-contained as we perhaps thought. It is “not the church’s only activity”, says the Constitution, but is “the summit toward which the activity of the church is directed; it is also the source from which all its power flows” (SC 9-10). There’s that double-sided funnel again. In we go, we meet with each other, we take all the reality of our lives with us, we stop, we die to Christ and are buried; and then, fed by word and Eucharist, we rise with Christ to be sent out.

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ENTRANCE ANTIPHON O God, come to my assistance; O Lord, make haste to help me! You are my rescuer, my help; O Lord, do not delay.

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COLLECT Draw near to your servants, O Lord, and answer their prayers with unceasing kindness, that, for those who glory in you as their Creator and guide, you may restore what you have created and keep safe what you have restored. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. FIRST READING Exodus 16:2-4. 12-15 A reading from the book of Exodus. The whole community of the sons of Israel began to complain against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness and said to them, “Why did we not die at the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we were able to sit down to pans of meat and could eat bread to our heart’s content! As it is, you have brought us to this wilderness to starve this whole company to death!” Then the Lord said to Moses, “Now I will rain down bread for you from the heavens. Each day the people are to go out and gather the day’s portion; I propose to test them in this way to see whether they will follow my law or not. “I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel. Say this to them, ‘Between the two evenings you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall have bread to your heart’s content. Then you will learn that I, the Lord, am your God.’” And so it came about: quails flew up in the evening, and they covered the camp; in the morning there was a coating of dew all round the camp. When the coating of dew lifted, there on the surface of the desert was a thing delicate, powdery, as fine as hoarfrost on the ground. When they saw this, the sons of Israel said to one another, “What is that?” not knowing what it was. “That”, said Moses to them, “is the bread the Lord gives you to eat.” The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God. PSALM Psalm 77 RESPONSE: The Lord gave them bread from heaven. 1. The things we have heard and understood, the things our fathers have told us, we will tell to the next generation: the glories of the Lord and his might. R.

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3. Mere men ate the bread of angels. He sent them abundance of food. He brought them to his holy land, to the mountain which his right hand had won. R. SECOND READING Ephesians 4:17. 20-24 A reading from the letter of St Paul to the Ephesians. I want to urge you in the name of the Lord, not to go on living the aimless kind of life that pagans live. Now that is hardly the way you have learnt from Christ, unless you failed to hear him properly when you were taught what the truth is in Jesus. You must give up your old way of life; you must put aside your old self, which gets corrupted by following illusory desires. Your mind must be renewed by a spiritual revolution so that you can put on the new self that has been created in God’s way, in the goodness and holiness of the truth. The word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

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GOSPEL John 6:24-35 A reading from the holy Gospel according to John. When the people saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they got into boats and crossed to Capernaum to look for Jesus. When they found him on the other side, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” Jesus answered: “I tell you most solemnly, you are not looking for me because you have seen the signs but because you had all the bread you wanted to eat. Do not work for food that cannot last, but work for food that endures to eternal life, the kind of food the Son of Man is offering you, for on him the Father, God himself, has set his seal.” Then they said to him, “What must we do if we are to do the works that God wants?” Jesus gave them this answer, “This is working for God: you must believe in the one he has sent.” So they said, “What sign will you give to show us that we should believe in you? What work will you do? Our fathers had manna to eat in the desert; as scripture says: He gave them bread from heaven to eat.” Jesus answered: “I tell you most solemnly, it was not Moses who gave you bread from heaven, it is my Father who gives you the bread from heaven, the true bread; for the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” “Sir,” they said, “give us that bread always.” Jesus answered: “I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never be hungry; he who believes in me will never thirst.” The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS Graciously sanctify these gifts, O Lord, we pray, and, accepting the oblation of this spiritual sacrifice, make of us an eternal offering to you. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

2. He commanded the clouds above and opened the gates of heaven. He rained down manna for their food, and gave them bread from heaven. R.

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GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Alleluia, alleluia! I am the Way, the Truth and the Life, says the Lord; no one can come to the Father except through me. Alleluia! Or Alleluia, alleluia! Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. Alleluia!

COMMUNION ANTIPHON You have given us, O Lord, bread from heaven, endowed with all delights and sweetness in every taste. Or I am the bread of life, says the Lord; whoever comes to me will not hunger and whoever believes in me will not thirst. PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION Accompany with constant protection, O Lord, those you renew with these heavenly gifts and, in your never-failing care for them, make them worthy of eternal redemption. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Parables collection

“The Samaritan traveller lifted him onto his own mount, carried him to the inn and looked after him.”

“At the gate of the rich man there was a poor man called Lazarus, covered in sores.”

“This son of mine was dead and has come back to life; he was lost and is found.”

Vincent van Gogh, The Good Samaritan (detail)

Workshop of Domenico Fetti, The Parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man

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Son (detail)

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“Some seed fell into rich soil and grew and produced its crop a hundredfold .”

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Shepherd

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Banners: Code:1803 Price: £42.00 A3: Code:1805, Price: £30.00 A4: Code:1804, Price: £18.00 Prices inclusive of VAT.

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This set of six stunning banners has been produced to support the teaching of the parables. Beautiful images have been matched with an extract from scripture. The sets are available as banners (1100 x 420mm), or in A3 and A4 poster sizes. They can be used for youth groups, study groups and in church settings.

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Christian Values Poster Sets

Each set of six posters stunningly depicts either the Easter story, the Advent story or Christian values. The sets are available as banners (1100 x 297mm), or in A3 and A4 sizes. They can be used for youth groups, study groups and in church settings. Christian Values Banners: Code: 1553 Price: £42.00 A3: Code: 1554 Price: £30.00 A4: Code: 1555 Price: £18.00 The Advent Story Banners: Code: 1543 Price: £42.00 A3: Code: 1542 Price: £30.00 A4: Code: 1544 Price: £18.00 The Easter Story Banners: Code: 1534 Price: £42.00 A3: Code: 1533 Price: £30.00 A4: Code: 1532 Price: £18.00 Prices inclusive of VAT.

The Saints Collection Banners

Raise the profile of your school, class and house saints with these inspirational banners! Over 100 different saints and design available. All banners are 1371 x 609 mm and are supplied with a hanging cord, dowles and end caps top and bottom. Call us on 01420 88222 for a full stocklist. Price: £118.80 Prices inclusive of VAT.

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OVER 25,000 COPIES SOLD EVERY YEAR! 21st Anniversary Editions of Advent Extra and Lent Extra These hugely popular A4 magazines offer a mix of reflections and articles to help all ages prepare for both Christmas and Easter. They are ideal for parish and school use, and also as a resource for personal preparation for these two major seasons in the Christian calendar. With topical articles specifically commissioned by Redemptorist Publications covering a range of subjects and written by highly regarded authors, these magazines are packed with information and ideas to help you deepen your Christian faith.

Advent Extra and Lent Extra Bulk Price Schedule 1-20 copies : £2.25 21-49 copies : £1.95 50-99 copies : £1.75 100+ copies : £1.50 Postage & packing from £1.95 up to a maximum of £5 for 100 copies

Each edition of Advent Extra and Lent Extra includes a beautifully illustrated, double-sided, A3 pull-out sheet to engage and excite children during these important milestone events in the Christian year. Advent Extra: Code: 1033 Price: £2.25 Lent Extra: Code: 1026 Price: £2.25

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Family Extra

To celebrate the World Meeting of Families and Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland in August, we’ve created Family Extra, a magazine full of inspiration, reflection and prayer. Lovingly compiled with articles from over 20 contributors and extracts from our bestseller Family Spirituality, our mission is to support you through the ups and downs of family life. Family Extra is a thought-provoking guide for everyone who wants to build a deeper spirituality into everyday family life. Code: 1826 Price: £3.95

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