15th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
JULY 11/12
GATHERING SONG
MAY YOUR KINGDOM COME

 

VERSE 1

Spirit of God, fill us with fire,

to shine your light for 

all those in need.

Give us the strength to

love in your name,

so all the world will

come to believe.

 

REFRAIN
May your kingdom come,

that justice may reign.

May your kingdom come,

that justice may reign.

May our lives bear witness

to the power of your name.

May your kingdom come,

that justice may reign.

GLORIA

REFRAIN

Glory! Glory to God in the Highest

Glory! Glory to God in the Highest

And on earth peace to people of good will.

VERSE 1

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.

VERSE 2

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.

VERSE 3

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.

REFRAIN

Glory! Glory to God in the Highest.

Glory! Glory to God in the Highest. 

And on earth peace to people of good will.

Amen.

FIRST READING:
ISAIAH 55:10-11

Thus says the LORD:
Just as from the heavens
the rain and snow come down
and do not return there
till they have watered the earth,
making it fertile and fruitful,
giving seed to the one who sows
and bread to the one who eats,

so shall my word
be that goes forth from my mouth;
my word shall not
return to me void,
but shall do my will,
achieving the end
for which I sent it.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:
THE SEED THAT FALLS
ON GOOD GROUND

REFRAIN

The seed that falls

on good ground will

yield a fruitful harvest.

VERSE 1

You care for the earth,

give it water;

you fill it with riches.

Your river in heaven brims over

to provide its grain.

REFRAIN

The seed that falls

on good ground will

yield a fruitful harvest.

VERSE 2

And thus you provide

for the earth;

you drench its furrows;

you level it, soften it

with showers;

you bless its growth.

REFRAIN

The seed that falls

on good ground will

yield a fruitful harvest.

VERSE 3

You crown the year with

your goodness.

Abundance flows 

in your steps;

in the pastures of the

wilderness it flows.

REFRAIN

The seed that falls

on good ground will

yield a fruitful harvest.

VERSE 4

The hills are girded with joy,

the meadows covered

with flocks;

the valleys are decked

with wheat.

They shout for joy,

yes they sing.

REFRAIN

The seed that falls

on good ground will

yield a fruitful harvest.

SECOND READING:
ROMANS 8:18-23

Brothers and sisters:
I consider that the sufferings
of this present time are as nothing
compared with the glory
to be revealed for us.

For creation awaits
with eager expectation
the revelation of the children of God;

for creation was made subject
to futility, not of its own accord
but because of the one
who subjected it, in hope

that creation itself would be
set free from slavery to corruption
and share in the glorious freedom
of the children of God.

We know that all creation
is groaning in labor pains even until now;

and not only that,
but we ourselves,
who have the firstfruits of the Spirit,
we also groan within ourselves
as we wait for adoption,
the redemption of our bodies.

GOSPEL:
MATTHEW 13:1-23

[On that day, Jesus went out of the house

and sat down by the sea.

 

Such large crowds gathered around him

that he got into a boat and sat down,

and the whole crowd stood along the shore.

And he spoke to them at length

in parables, saying:

“A sower went out to sow.

And as he sowed,

some seed fell on the path,

and birds came and ate it up.

 

Some fell on rocky ground,

where it had little soil.

It sprang up at once

because the soil was not deep,
 

and when the sun rose it was scorched,

and it withered for lack of roots.

Some seed fell among thorns,

and the thorns grew up and choked it.

But some seed fell on rich soil,

and produced fruit,

a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.

Whoever has ears ought to hear.”]

The disciples approached him and said,

“Why do you speak to them in parables?”

He said to them in reply,

“Because knowledge of the mysteries

of the kingdom of heaven

has been granted to you,

but to them it has not been granted.

To anyone who has,

more will be given and he will grow rich;

from anyone who has not,

even what he has will be taken away.

This is why I speak to them in parables,

because they look but do not see

and hear but do not listen or understand.

Isaiah’s prophecy is fulfilled in them,

which says: You shall indeed hear

but not understand, you shall indeed look

but never see.

Gross is the heart of this people,

they will hardly hear with their ears,

they have closed their eyes,

lest they see with their eyes

and hear with their ears

and understand with their hearts

and be converted, and I heal them.

“But blessed are your eyes,

because they see, and your ears, because they hear.

Amen, I say to you,

many prophets and righteous people

longed to see what you see

but did not see it,

and to hear what you hear

but did not hear it.

“Hear then the parable of the sower.

The seed sown on the path

is the one who hears the word

of the kingdom without understanding it,

and the evil one comes

and steals away

what was sown in his heart.

The seed sown on rocky ground

is the one who hears the word

and receives it at once with joy.

But he has no root and lasts only for a time.

When some tribulation or persecution

comes because of the word,

he immediately falls away.

The seed sown among thorns

is the one who hears the word,

but then worldly anxiety and

the lure of riches choke

the word and it bears no fruit.

But the seed sown on rich soil

is the one who hears the word

and understands it,

who indeed bears fruit

and yields a hundred or sixty or thirtyfold.”

NICENE CREED

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,

 

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.

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.

 

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.

  

  

  

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS:
OPEN MY EYES

VERSE 1

Open my eyes, Lord.

Help me to see your face.

Open my eyes, Lord.

Help me to see.

VERSE 2

Open my ears, Lord.

Help me to hear your voice.

Open my ears, Lord.

Help me to hear.

VERSE 3

Open my heart, Lord.

Help me to love like you.

Open my heart, Lord.

Help me to love.

BRIDGE

And the first shall be last,

and our eyes are opened,

and we'll hear like never before.

And we'll speak in new ways,

and we'll see God's face

in places we've never known.

VERSE 4

I live within you.

Deep in my heart, O Love.

I live within you.

Rest now in me.

HOLY

Holy! Holy!

Holy, Lord God of Hosts.

Heaven and earth

are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is He

who comes in

the name of the Lord.

Hosanna!

Hosanna in the highest.

Hosanna!

Hosanna in the highest.

MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION

We proclaim Your death, O Lord.

And profess

Your Resurrection.

Until You come again.

Until You come again.

OUR FATHER

Our Father,

who art in heaven,

hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come,

thy will be done

on earth as it is in heaven.

Give us this day

our daily bread.

And forgive us our

trespasses, as we

forgive those

who trespass 

against us.

And lead us not

into temptation.

But deliver us

from evil.

For the kingdom,

the power and

the glory are

yours, now

and forever.

COMMUNION SONG:
COME, YE THANKFUL
PEOPLE COME

VERSE 1

Come, ye thankful people, come,

raise the song of harvest home;

All is safely gathered in,

Ere the winter storms begin;

God, our Maker, does provide

For our wants to be supplied;

Come to God's own temple, come,

raise the song of harvest home.

 

VERSE 2

All the world is God's own field
Fruit and food God's praise we yield
Wheat and tares together sown
Unto joy or sorrow grown
First the blade and then the ear
Then the full corn shall appear
Lord of harvest, grant that we
Wholesome grain and pure may be

VERSE 3

For the Lord our God shall come
And shall take the harvest home
From the field shall in that day
All offenses purge away
Giving angels charge at last
In the fire the tares to cast
But the fruitful ears to store
In the garner evermore

VERSE 4

Even so, Lord, quickly come
Bring thy final harvest home
Gather thou thy people in
Free from sorrow, free from sin
There, forever purified
In thy presence to abide
Come, with all Thine angels, come
Raise the glorious harvest home

RECESSIONAL HYMN:
WITH ONE VOICE

VERSE 1

Take the Word

and go out to ev'ry land:

shine the light of

Christ for all to see!

May the lives of those we touch

sing praise to God above.

Let us sing, we'll sing:

 

REFRAIN

With one voice

we'll pass the Word along;

with one voice,

bring justice to the world.

And with all the angels

we'll spread the goodness of God.

With all power and glory

the Word of God shall reign.

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