Catholic Mass for September 22nd, 2019: The Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Catholic Mass for September 22nd, 2019: The Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time


– [Priest] Please rise. (pleasant music) ♪ All creatures of
our God and king ♪ ♪ Lift up your voice
and with us sing ♪ ♪ Alleluia ♪ ♪ Alleluia ♪ ♪ O burning sun
with golden wing ♪ ♪ And silver moon
with softer gleam ♪ ♪ Sing your praises ♪ ♪ Alleluia ♪ ♪ Alleluia ♪ ♪ Alleluia ♪ ♪ Alleluia ♪ – In the name of
the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. – [Congregation] Amen. – The Lord be with you. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – My sisters and
brothers, in Luke’s gospel Jesus tells the parable
of the dishonest steward and says that a person
must be trustworthy in matters big and small. Let us ask for
forgiveness for the times when we have forgotten
that we cannot serve both God and things
of this world. Lord Jesus, you served your
Father with undivided heart. Lord, have mercy. – [Congregation]
Lord, have mercy. – Christ Jesus, you show us
how to serve God and God alone. Christ, have mercy. – [Congregation]
Christ, have mercy. – Lord Jesus, you
call us to be with you in your eternal dwelling. Lord, have mercy. – [Congregation]
Lord, have mercy. – May Almighty God
have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and
bring us to everlasting life. – [Congregation] Amen. – [All] Glory to
God in the highest and on earth peace to
people of goodwill. 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. – Let us pray. O God who founded all the
commands of your sacred law, upon the love of
you and our neighbor grant that, by
keeping your precepts we may merit to
attain eternal life through our Lord Jesus
Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever. – [Congregation] Amen. – A reading from the
book of the prophet Amos. Hear this, you who
trample upon the needy and destroy the
poor of the land. When will the new
moon be over, you ask, that we may sell our grain and the Sabbath that we
may display the wheat? We will diminish the
ephah, add to the sheckle, and fix our scales for cheating. We will buy the lowly for silver and the poor for
a pair of sandals. Even the refuse of the
wheat we will sell. The Lord has sworn by
the pride of Jacob, “Never will I forget a
thing they have done.” The word of the Lord. – [Congregation]
Thanks be to God. (pleasant music) ♪ Praise the Lord who
lifts up the poor ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord who
lifts up the poor ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord who
lifts up the poor ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord who
lifts up the poor ♪ ♪ Praise you servants
of the Lord ♪ ♪ Praise the name of the Lord ♪ ♪ Blessed be the
name of the Lord ♪ ♪ Both now and forever ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord who
lifts up the poor ♪ ♪ Praise the Lord who
lifts up the poor ♪ – A reading from the first
letter of St. Paul to Timothy. Beloved, first of all I
ask that supplications, prayers, petitions,
and thanksgivings be offered for everyone, for kings and for
all in authority that we may lead a
quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dignity. This is good and pleasing
to God our Savior who wills everyone to be saved and to come to
knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, there is also one mediator
between God and men, the man, Christ Jesus, who
gave himself as ransom for all. This was the testimony
at the proper time. For this I was appointed
preacher and apostle. I am speaking the truth. I am not lying. Teacher of the Gentiles
in faith and truth. It is my wish then
that in every place the men should pray,
lifting up holy hands without anger or argument. The word of the Lord. – [All] Thanks be to God. (pleasant music) ♪ Alleluia ♪ ♪ Alleluia ♪ ♪ Alleluia ♪ ♪ Alleluia ♪ ♪ Alleluia ♪ ♪ Alleluia ♪ – The Lord be with you. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – A reading from the holy
gospel according to Luke. – [Congregation]
Glory to you, O Lord. – Jesus said to his disciples, “A rich man had a steward
who was reported to him “for squandering his property. “He summoned him and said, “‘What is this that
I hear about you? “‘Prepare a full account
of your stewardship “‘because you can no
longer be my steward.’ “The steward said to himself, “‘What shall I do
now that my master “‘is taking the position
of steward away from me? “‘I am not strong enough to dig “‘and I am ashamed to beg. “‘I know what I shall do “‘so that when I am removed
from the stewardship, “‘they may welcome
me into their homes.’ “He called his master’s
debtors one by one. “To the first he said, ‘How
much do you owe my master?’ “He replied, ‘100
measures of olive oil.’ “He said to him, ‘Here
is your promissory note. “‘Sit down and quickly
write one for 50.’ “Then to another
the steward said, “‘And you, how much do you owe?’ “He replied, ‘100
cores of wheat.’ “The steward said to him, “‘Here is your promissory note. “‘Write one for 80.’ “And the master commended
that dishonest steward “for acting prudently for
the children of this world “are more prudent in dealing
with their own generation “than are the children of light. “I tell you, make
friends for yourselves “with dishonest wealth
so that when it fails “you will be welcomed
into eternal dwellings. “The person who is trustworthy
in very small matters “is also trustworthy
in great ones “and the person who is
dishonest in very small matters “is also dishonest
in great ones. “If, therefore, you
are not trustworthy “with dishonest wealth, “who will trust you
with true wealth? “If you are not trustworthy
with what belongs to another, “who will give
you what is yours? “No servant can
serve two masters. “He will either hate
one and love the other “or be devoted to one
and despise the other. “You cannot serve
both God and mammon.” The gospel of the Lord. – [Congregation] Praise
to you, Lord Jesus Christ. – Jesus is incredibly realistic. He knows the human
heart entirely because he’s fully
man and fully God. So he knows that it
is impossible for us to serve two masters. So Jesus puts it bluntly. You can’t serve two masters. He will either hate
one, love the other, be devoted to one,
despise the other. You cannot serve
got God and mammon. Now mammon was a term
used by ancient Israel to signify riches. In modern terms, we might say you can’t
have two full-time careers without having one taking
priority over the other. Therefore, in
today’s gospel Jesus, he asks us to check our hearts. Whom do we serve? Do we serve God or have
we made ourselves slaves to material possessions? Now money is not a bad thing. In fact, the catechism
of the Catholic Church reminds us that differences
in levels of wealth, and I quote, “Belong
to God’s plan who wills “that each receives what
he needs from others “and that those endowed
with particular talents “share the benefits with
those who need them.” In other words, those who have been
given the gift of wealth, they have a duty to use
it wisely for the good, to help out their brothers
and and their sisters. So money in of itself
is not a bad thing. But the love of money
can be quite destructive. It takes our minds off heaven. It hardens our
hearts to the needs of our brothers and sisters. It makes us anxious
and unsettled. It terrifies us that we might
lose our nest egg of security. So Jesus wants us to
be free to love him and to love others. In another gospel
passage, he tells us, “Come to me all you who
labor and are burdened “and I will give you rest.” we choose where we want
to dedicate our hearts. In today’s gospel, Jesus invites
us to dedicate them to God above everything else. And if we do that, we
will find joyful freedom that only he can give. – [All] I believe in one
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
and, 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. United in our faith, let
us ask our merciful Father to hear our prayers
and petitions. – For the church, that all
members deepen their choice to serve God and God
alone, we pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – For government officials
throughout the world, may God call them into
deeper conversion to his ways as they strive to represent
the people they serve, we pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – For the sick,
the marginalized,
and the home bound, may they experience the
healing presence of the Lord this day, we pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – For our beloved dead, may
the God of mercy and justice welcome them into the holy
banquet, we pray to the Lord. – [Congregation]
Lord, hear our prayer. – Heavenly Father, we
thank and praise you for being good and just. Hear and answer these
and all the prayers that we ask this day. We ask this through your
Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord. (pleasant music) (whispering) Pray, my sisters and brothers, that my sacrifice and
yours may be acceptable to God the Almighty Father. – [Congregation] May the
Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise
and glory of his name, for our good and the good
of all his holy church. – Receive with favor,
O Lord we pray, the offerings of your people, that what they profess
with devotion and faith may be theirs through
these heavenly mysteries through Christ our Lord. – [Congregation] Amen. – The Lord be with you. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – Lift up your hearts. – [Congregation] We lift
them up to the Lord. – Let us give thanks
to the Lord our God. – [Congregation] It
is right and just. – It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give
you thanks, Father Most Holy. Through your beloved
Son, Jesus Christ, your word through whom
you made all things whom you sent as our
Savior and Redeemer, incarnate by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin, fulfilling your will and
gaining for you a holy people, he stretched out his hands as he endured his Passion so as to break
the bonds of death and manifest the resurrection. And so with the angels
and all the saints we declare your glory as
with one voice we acclaim. (pleasant music) ♪ Holy, holy, holy
Lord God of Hosts ♪ ♪ Heaven and earth are
full of your glory ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ ♪ Blessed is he ♪ ♪ Blessed is he who comes
in the name of the Lord ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ ♪ Hosanna in the highest ♪ – You are indeed holy, O Lord, the font of all holiness. Make holy, therefore,
these gifts we pray, by sending down your Spirit
upon them like the dew fall so that they may become for us the body and blood of
our Lord Jesus Christ. At the time he was betrayed and entered willingly
into his Passion, he took bread and,
giving thanks, broke it and gave it to
his disciples saying, “Take this, all of
you, and eat of it “for this is my body which
will be given up for you.” In a similar way when
supper was ended, he took the chalice and,
once more giving thanks, he gave it to his
disciples saying, “Take this, all of
you, and drink from it “for this is the
chalice of my blood, “the blood of the new
and eternal covenant “which will be
poured out for you “and for many for the
forgiveness of sins. “Do this in memory of me.” The mystery of faith. (pleasant music) ♪ When we eat this bread ♪ ♪ And drink this cup ♪ ♪ We proclaim your
death, O Lord ♪ ♪ Until you come again ♪ – Therefore as we
celebrate the memorial of his death and resurrection, we offer you, Lord,
the bread of life and the chalice of salvation, giving thanks that you
have held us worthy to be in your presence and minister to you. Humbly we pray that
partaking of the body and blood of Christ, we
may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit. Remember Lord your church,
spread throughout the world and bring her to the
fullness of charity together with Francis our Pope, George Leo our bishop
and all the clergy. Remember also our
brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep in
the hope of the resurrection and all who have
died in your mercy. Welcome them into the
light of your face. Have mercy on us all, we pray, that with the blessed
virgin Mary, mother of God, with blessed Joseph, her spouse, with the blessed apostles
and all the saints who have pleased you
throughout the ages we may merit to be
co-heirs to eternal life and may praise and glorify you through your Son Jesus Christ. Through him and
with him and in him, O God, Almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit all glory and honor is
yours forever and ever. (pleasant music) ♪ Amen ♪ ♪ Amen ♪ ♪ Amen ♪ ♪ Amen ♪ ♪ Amen ♪ ♪ Amen ♪ ♪ Amen ♪ ♪ Amen ♪ – At the Savior’s command,
informed by divine teaching, we dare to say. – [All] 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. – Deliver us, Lord we
pray, from every evil. Graciously grant
peace in our days that by the help of your mercy we may be always free from
sin and safe from all distress as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our
Savior, Jesus Christ. – [Congregation] For the
kingdom and the power and the glory are
yours now and forever. – Lord Jesus Christ, who
said to your apostles, “Peace I leave you,
my peace I give you.” Look not on our sins but
on the faith of your church and graciously grant
her peace and unity in accordance with
your will who live and reign forever and ever. – [Congregation] Amen. – The peace of the Lord
be with you always. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – Let us offer each
other the sign of peace. (chattering) (pleasant music) ♪ 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 ♪ – Behold the Lamb of God. Behold him who takes away
the sins of the world. Blessed are those called
to the supper of the Lamb. – [All] Lord, I am not worthy that you should
enter under my roof but only say the word and
my soul shall be healed. (pleasant music) ♪ Shelter me, O God ♪ ♪ Hide me in the
shadow of your wings ♪ ♪ You alone are my home ♪ ♪ When my foes surround me ♪ ♪ Set me high
above their reach ♪ ♪ Hear me when I
call your name ♪ ♪ Shelter me, O God ♪ ♪ Hide me in the
shadow of your wings ♪ ♪ You alone are my home ♪ ♪ Shelter me, O God ♪ ♪ Hide me in the
shadow of your wings ♪ ♪ You alone are my home ♪ – Let us pray. Graciously raise up, O Lord, those you renew
with this sacrament that we may come to
possess your redemption both in mystery and in
the manner of our lives through Christ our Lord. – [Congregation] Amen. – The Lord be with you. – [Congregation] And
with your spirit. – May Almighty God
bless you, the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. – [Congregation] Amen. – Go forth, the Mass is ended. – [Congregation]
Thanks be to God. (pleasant music) ♪ Sing of the Lord’s goodness ♪ ♪ Father of all wisdom ♪ ♪ Come to him and
bless his name ♪ ♪ Mercy he has shown us ♪ ♪ His love is forever ♪ ♪ Faithful to the end of days ♪ ♪ Come in, all you nations ♪ ♪ Sing of the Lord’s goodness ♪ ♪ Melodies of praise
and thanks to God ♪ ♪ Ring out the Lord’s glory ♪ ♪ Praise him with your music ♪ ♪ Worship him and
bless his name ♪ ♪ Oh, your name ♪ ♪ Shelter me, O God ♪ ♪ Hide me in the
shadow of your wings ♪ ♪ You alone are my home ♪ ♪ Shelter me, O God ♪ ♪ Hide me in the
shadow of your wings ♪ ♪ You alone are my home ♪ (pleasant music)

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