25th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
SEPTEMBER 19/20
GATHERING SONG
GATHER US IN

VERSE 1

Here in this place
new light is streaming
Now is the darkness
vanished away
See in this space
our fears and our dreamings
Brought here to you
in the light of this day


Gather us in,
the lost and forsaken
Gather us in,
the blind and the lame
Call to us now
and we shall awaken
We shall arise at the
sound of our name

CONFITEOR
GLORIA

I confess to almighty God
and to you,
my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts
and in my words,
in what I have done and
in what I have failed to do,

[Pray while striking
the breast three times.]
through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;

therefore I ask
blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you,
my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me
to the Lord our God.

MASS OF ST. ANN

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 55:6-9

 Seek the LORD while he may be found,
call him while he is near.

Let the scoundrel forsake his way,
and the wicked his thoughts;
let him turn to the LORD for mercy;
to our God, who is generous in forgiving.

For my thoughts
are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways,
says the LORD.

As high as the heavens
are above the earth,
so high are my ways
above your ways and
my thoughts above your thoughts.

RESPONSORIAL PSALM:

REFRAIN

I will praise Your name

forever

my King and my God.

VERSE 1

I will extol You,

O my God and King.

And I will bless Your name

forever and ever.

Every day I will bless You

and I will praise Your name

forever and ever.

REFRAIN

I will praise Your name

forever

my King and my God.

VERSE 2

The Lord is gracious

and merciful,

slow to anger and

of great kindness.

The Lord is good to all

and compassionate

towards all his works.

REFRAIN

I will praise Your name

forever

my King and my God.

VERSE 3

Let all Your works

give you thanks, O God.

And all your faithful
ones bless you.
Let them discourse
of the glory
of your kingdom

and speak of your might.

 

REFRAIN

I will praise Your name

forever

my King and my God.

SECOND READING:
PHILIPPIANS 1:20C-24, 27A

Brothers and sisters:


Christ will be magnified
in my body,
whether by life or by death.

For to me
life is Christ,
and death is gain.

If I go on living in the flesh,
that means fruitful labor for me.
And I do not know
which I shall choose.

I am caught between the two.
I long to depart this life
and be with Christ,
for that is far better.

Yet that I remain in the flesh
is more necessary for your benefit.

Only, conduct yourselves
in a way worthy
of the gospel of Christ.

GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
MASS OF ST. ANN
GOSPEL:
MATTHEW 20:1-16A

REFRAIN

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! (2x)

VERSE

Open our hearts,

O Lord,

to listen to the

words of your Son.

REFRAIN

Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! (2x)

Jesus told his
disciples this parable:


“The kingdom of heaven
is like a landowner
who went out at dawn
to hire laborers
for his vineyard.

After agreeing with them
for the usual daily wage,

he sent them
into his vineyard.

Going out about nine o’clock,
the landowner saw
others standing idle
in the marketplace,

and he said to them,
‘You too go into
my vineyard,
and I will give you what is just.’

So they went off.
And he went out
again around noon,
and around three o’clock,
and did likewise.

Going out about five o’clock,
the landowner found
others standing around,
and said to them,
‘Why do you stand here
idle all day?’

They answered,
‘Because no one has hired us.’
He said to them,
‘You too go into my vineyard.’

When it was evening
the owner of the vineyard
said to his foreman,
‘Summon the laborers
and give them their pay,
beginning with the last
and ending with the first.’

When those who had started
about five o’clock came,
each received the usual daily wage.

So when the first came,
they thought that they
would receive more,
but each of them also
got the usual wage.

And on receiving it
they grumbled
against the landowner,

saying, ‘These last ones
worked only one hour,
and you have made them
equal to us, who bore
the day’s burden and the heat.’

He said to one of them
in reply, ‘My friend,
I am not cheating you.
Did you not agree with me
for the usual daily wage?

Take what is yours and go.
What if I wish to give this last one
the same as you?

Or am I not free
to do as I wish
with my own money?
Are you envious
because I am generous?’

Thus, the last will be first,
and the first will be last.”

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.

  

  

  

APOSTLE'S CREED

I believe in God,

the Father almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ,

his only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by

the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried;

he descended into hell;

on the third day he rose again

from the dead;

he ascended into heaven,

and is seated at the right hand

of God the Father almighty;

from there he will come to judge

the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy Catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and life everlasting. Amen.

PREPARATION
HERE AT THIS TABLE

REFRAIN
Come and be filled
here at this table.
Food for all who hunger
And drink for all who thirst.
Drink of his love,
wine of salvation.
You shall live forever
in Jesus Christ the Lord

VERSE 1
You who labor for justice,
You who labor for peace,
You who steady the plow
In the field of the Lord,

REFRAIN

Come and be filled

here at this table.

Food for all who hunger

And drink for all who thirst.

Drink of his love,

wine of salvation.

You shall live forever

in Jesus Christ the Lord.

HOLY
MASS OF ST. ANN

Holy! Holy!
Holy Lord God of Hosts.

Heaven and earth

are full of your glory.

Hosanna!

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is He

who comes in

the name of the Lord.

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.

AMEN
OUR FATHER

Amen (6x)

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.

LAMB OF GOD

Lamb of God,

You take away the 

sins of the world.

Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God,

You take away the 

sins of the world.

Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God,

You take away the 

sins of the world.

Grant us peace.

COMMUNION SONG:
WE COME TO YOU

VERSE 2

By Your body and blood,
By Your life
and Your love;
Renew us.
May Your sacrifice be
forgiveness in me;
Heal us.

REFRAIN

We come to You.
We come to You
broken, hungry.
We come to You.
We come to You.
Make us whole again.

VERSE 2

In the body of Christ
we are brought to new life;
Restore us.
May the flesh that we eat
and the blood that we drink
save us.

REFRAIN

We come to You.
We come to You
broken, hungry.

We come to You.
We come to You.
Make us whole again.

2ND COMMUNION SONG
DO THIS IN
MEMORY OF ME

VERSE 1

I am the bread of life;
All who believe in me
Will have eternal life.
I am the bread of life
Come down from heaven
So that all who eat this bread
Will never die.

REFRAIN

Take the living bread of life,
Take the cup of sacrifice;
Do this in memory of me.
Take the body and the blood,
Given freely out of love;
Do this in memory of me;
Do this in memory of me.

VERSE 2

I am the bread of life;
Whoever comes to me
Will not hunger again.
I am the bread of life;
No one can come to me
Unless the Father draws them
Near to him.

REFRAIN

Take the living bread of life,
Take the cup of sacrifice;
Do this in memory of me.
Take the body and the blood,
Given freely out of love;
Do this in memory of me;
Do this in memory of me.

RECESSIONAL HYMN:
GRATEFUL

REFRAIN

Let us live our lives
so that all might see
That our hearts are restless
till they rest in thee.
Let us build your kingdom
in truth and grace
So that all might know
they have a rightful place.

VERSE 1

Beauty ever ancient and new,
Breaking through our deafness
so we hear you.
Shattering the darkness of night,
A new dawn is rising
to bring your light

To all the world.

 

REFRAIN

Let us live our lives
so that all might see
That our hearts are restless
till they rest in thee.
Let us build your kingdom
in truth and grace
So that all might know
they have a rightful place.

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