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  • Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time

    Reading I Rom 6:12-18

    Brothers and sisters:
    Sin must not reign over your mortal bodies
    so that you obey their desires.
    And do not present the parts of your bodies to sin
    as weapons for wickedness,
    but present yourselves to God as raised from the dead to life
    and the parts of your bodies to God
    as weapons for righteousness. 
    For sin is not to have any power over you,
    since you are not under the law but under grace.

    What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law
    but under grace?  
    Of course not!
    Do you not know that if you present yourselves
    to someone as obedient slaves,
    you are slaves of the one you obey,
    either of sin, which leads to death,
    or of obedience, which leads to righteousness?
    But thanks be to God that, although you were once slaves of sin,
    you have become obedient from the heart
    to the pattern of teaching to which you were entrusted.
    Freed from sin, you have become slaves of righteousness.

    Responsorial Psalm 124:1b-3, 4-6, 7-8

    R.    (8a) Our help is in the name of the Lord.
    Had not the LORD been with us, 
        let Israel say, had not the LORD been with us–
    When men rose up against us,
        then would they have swallowed us alive;
    When their fury was inflamed against us.
    R.    Our help is in the name of the Lord.
    Then would the waters have overwhelmed us;
    The torrent would have swept over us;
        over us then would have swept the raging waters.
    Blessed be the LORD, who did not leave us 
        a prey to their teeth.
    R.    Our help is in the name of the Lord.
    We were rescued like a bird
        from the fowlers’ snare;
    Broken was the snare,
        and we were freed.
    Our help is in the name of the LORD,
        who made heaven and earth.
    R.    Our help is in the name of the Lord.

    Alleluia Mt 24:42a, 44

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    Stay awake!
    For you do not know when the Son of Man will come.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Lk 12:39-48

    Jesus said to his disciples: 
    “Be sure of this:
    if the master of the house had known the hour
    when the thief was coming,
    he would not have let his house be broken into.
    You also must be prepared,
    for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.”

    Then Peter said,
    “Lord, is this parable meant for us or for everyone?”
    And the Lord replied,
    “Who, then, is the faithful and prudent steward
    whom the master will put in charge of his servants
    to distribute the food allowance at the proper time?
    Blessed is that servant whom his master on arrival finds doing so.
    Truly, I say to you, he will put him
    in charge of all his property.
    But if that servant says to himself,
    ‘My master is delayed in coming,’
    and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants,
    to eat and drink and get drunk,
    then that servant’s master will come
    on an unexpected day and at an unknown hour
    and will punish the servant severely
    and assign him a place with the unfaithful.
    That servant who knew his master’s will
    but did not make preparations nor act in accord with his will
    shall be beaten severely;
    and the servant who was ignorant of his master’s will
    but acted in a way deserving of a severe beating
    shall be beaten only lightly. 
    Much will be required of the person entrusted with much,
    and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.”

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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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  • Miércoles de la XXIX semana del Tiempo ordinario

    Primera Lectura Rom 6, 12-18

    Hermanos: No dejen que el pecado domine su cuerpo mortal y los obligue a seguir sus malas inclinaciones; no pongan sus miembros al servicio del pecado, como instrumentos de maldad. Por el contrario, pónganse al servicio de Dios, puesto que habiendo estado muertos, él les ha dado la vida; pongan también sus miembros a su servicio, como instrumentos de santidad. El pecado ya no volverá a dominarlos, pues no viven ustedes bajo el régimen de la ley, sino bajo el régimen de la gracia.

    ¿Podemos entonces pecar, puesto que ya no vivimos bajo el régimen de la ley, sino bajo el régimen de la gracia? De ningún modo. ¿Acaso no saben ustedes que al someterse a alguien para obedecerlo como esclavos, se hacen sus esclavos? Si ustedes son esclavos del pecado, es para su propia muerte; si son esclavos de la obediencia a Dios, es para su santificación.

    Pero gracias a Dios, ustedes, aunque fueron esclavos del pecado, han obedecido de corazón las normas de la doctrina evangélica que se les han transmitido, y así, una vez libres del pecado, se han hecho esclavos de la santidad.

    Salmo Responsorial Salmo 123, 2-3. 4-6. 7-8

    R. El Señor es nuestra ayuda.
    Si el Señor no hubiera estado de nuestra parte,
    que lo diga Israel,
    si el Señor no hubiera estado de nuestra parte,
    cuando los hombres nos asaltaban,
    nos habría devorado vivos
    el fuego de su cólera. 
    R. El Señor es nuestra ayuda.
    Las aguas nos hubieran sepultado,
    un torrente nos hubiera llegado al cuello,
    un torrente de aguas encrespadas. 
    Bendito sea el Señor, 
    porque no permitió
    que nos despedazaran con sus dientes. 
    R. El Señor es nuestra ayuda.
    Nuestra vida se escapó como un pájaro
    de la trampa de los cazadores. 
    La trampa se rompió 
    y nosotros escapamos.
    La ayuda nos viene del Señor,
    que hizo el cielo y la tierra. 
    R. El Señor es nuestra ayuda.

    Aclamación antes del Evangelio Mt 24, 42. 44

    R. Aleluya, aleluya.
    Estén preparados, porque no saben
    a qué hora va a venir el Hijo del hombre.
    R. Aleluya.

    Evangelio Lc 12, 39-48

    En aquel tiempo, Jesús dijo a sus discípulos: “Fíjense en esto: Si un padre de familia supiera a qué hora va a venir el ladrón, estaría vigilando y no dejaría que se le metiera por un boquete en su casa. Pues también ustedes estén preparados, porque a la hora en que menos lo piensen, vendrá el Hijo del hombre”.

    Entonces Pedro le preguntó a Jesús: “¿Dices esta parábola sólo por nosotros o por todos?”

    El Señor le respondió: “Supongan que un administrador, puesto por su amo al frente de la servidumbre con el encargo de repartirles a su tiempo los alimentos, se porta con fidelidad y prudencia. Dichoso ese siervo, si el amo, a su llegada, lo encuentra cumpliendo con su deber. Yo les aseguro que lo pondrá al frente de todo lo que tiene.

    Pero si ese siervo piensa: ‘Mi amo tardará en llegar’ y empieza a maltratar a los otros siervos y siervas, a comer, a beber y a embriagarse, el día menos pensado y a la hora más inesperada llegará su amo y lo castigará severamente y le hará correr la misma suerte de los desleales.

    El siervo que conociendo la voluntad de su amo, no haya preparado ni hecho lo que debía, recibirá muchos azotes; pero el que, sin conocerla, haya hecho algo digno de castigo, recibirá pocos.

    Al que mucho se le da, se le exigirá mucho; y al que mucho se le confía, se le exigirá mucho más.

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    Los textos de la Sagrada Escritura utilizados en esta obra han sido tomados de los Leccionarios I, II y III, propiedad de la Comisión Episcopal de Pastoral Litúrgica de la Conferencia Episcopal Mexicana, copyright © 1987, quinta edición de septiembre de 2004. Utilizados con permiso. Todos los derechos reservados. Debido a cuestiones de permisos de impresión, los Salmos Responsoriales que se incluyen aquí son los del Leccionario que se utiliza en México. Su parroquia podría usar un texto diferente.

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Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, 
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. 
I embrace You as if You were already there 
and unite myself wholly to You. 
Never permit me to be separated from You.

Amen.

St. Alphonsus Liguori

Spiritual Communion Prayer

At Thy feet, O my Jesus, I prostrate myself and I offer Thee repentance of my contrite heart, which is humbled in its nothingness and in Thy holy presence. I adore Thee in the Sacrament of Thy love, the ineffable Eucharist. I desire to receive Thee into the poor dwelling that my heart offers Thee. While waiting for the happiness of sacramental communion, I wish to possess Thee in spirit. Come to me, O my Jesus, since I, for my part, am coming to Thee! May Thy love embrace my whole being in life and in death. I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee. Amen.

Servant of God Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val

Anima Christi Prayer

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from Christ’s side, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee.
From the malicious enemy defend me.
In the hour of my death call me.
And bid me come unto Thee.
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints.
Forever and ever. Amen.


Prayer of Thanksgiving after Communion

Lord, Father all-powerful and ever-living God, I thank You, for even though I am a sinner, your unprofitable servant, not because of my worth but in the kindness of your mercy, You have fed me with the Precious Body & Blood of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that this Holy Communion may not bring me condemnation and punishment but forgiveness and salvation. 

May it be a helmet of faith and a shield of good will. May it purify me from evil ways and put an end to my evil passions. May it bring me charity and patience, humility and obedience, and growth in the power to do good. May it be my strong defense against all my enemies, visible and invisible, and the perfect calming of all my evil impulses, bodily and spiritual. May it unite me more closely to you, the One true God, and lead me safely through death to everlasting happiness with You.

And I pray that You will lead me, a sinner, to the banquet where you, with Your Son and holy Spirit, are true and perfect light, total fulfillment, everlasting joy, gladness without end, and perfect happiness to your saints. grant this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Thomas Aquinas

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XXVIII Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 17th

PROCESSIONAL HYMN

GATHER US IN
Marty Haugen

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.

2.            We are the young’ our lives are a myst’ry,
                We are the old’ who yearn for your face,
                We have been sung throughout all of hist’ry,
                Called to be light to the whole human race.
                Gather us in’ the rich and the haughty,
                Gather us in’ the proud and the strong;
                Give us a heart so meek and so lowly,
                Give us the courage to enter the song.

3.            Here we will take the wine and the water,
                Here we will take the bread of new birth,
                Here you shall call your sons and your daughters,
                Call us anew to be salt for the earth.
                Give us to drink the wine of compassion,
                Give us to eat the bread that is you;
                Nourish us well, and teach us to fashion
                Lives that are holy and hearts that are true.

Text: Marty Haugen, b.1950, © 1982, GIA Publications, Inc.

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS

MAKE YOUR HOME IN ME
Ben Walther

1. Every fox, a den; every bird, a nest;
but the Son of Man has no place to rest.
Every heart, a man; every king, a throne;
but the Word Made Flesh, no earthly home.

Your burden’s light and your yoke is easy.
Your name is love and your grace is free.
My heart was locked but you had the key.
Make your home in me,
make your home in me.

2. Lord, you come to me in your homelessness;
burning in your eyes, such a great distress.
Who will heal your wounds? Who will make your bed?
I will comfort you, I will share my bread.

Where there is love, there is no fear.
So, make your home and residence here.
I’m so alive when you are near,
so, make your home in me.

Text based on Matthew 8:20; 11:30; Luke 9:58. Text and music © 2012, Ben Walther. Published by Spirit & Song®, a division of OCP. All rights reserved.

COMMUNION SONG

PESCADOR DE HOMBRES/LORD, YOU HAVE COME
Cesáreo Gabaráin

1. Tú has venido a la orilla,
no has buscado ni a sabios ni a ricos;
tan sólo quieres que yo te siga.

Señor, me has mirado a los ojos,
sonriendo has dicho mi nombre,
en la arena he dejado mi barca,
junto a ti buscaré otro mar.

2. Tú sabes bien lo que tengo;
en mi barca no hay oro ni espadas,
Tan sólo redes y mi trabajo.

3. Tú necesitas mis manos,
mi cansancio que a otros descanse,
Amor que quiera seguir amando.

4. Tú, pescador de otros lagos,
ansia eterna de almas que esperan,
amigo bueno, que así me llamas.

1. Lord, you have come to the seashore,
neither searching for the rich nor the wise,
desiring only that I should follow.

O, Lord, with your eyes set upon me,
gently smiling, you have spoken my name;
all I longed for I have found by the water,
at your side, I will seek other shores.

2. Lord, see my goods, my possessions;
in my boat you find no power, no wealth.
Will you accept, then, my nets and labor?

3. Lord, take my hands and direct them.
Help me spend myself in seeking the lost,
returning love for the love you gave me.

4. Lord, as I drift on the waters,
be the resting place of my restless heart,
my life’s companion, my friend and refuge.

Spanish text: Cesáreo Gabaráin. English text: OCP. Text and music © 1979, 1987, Cesáreo Gabaráin. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.

RECESSIONAL HYMN

GOD HAS CHOSEN ME
Bernadette Farrell


1. God has chosen me, God has chosen me
to bring good news to the poor.
God has chosen me, God has chosen me
to bring new sight to those searching for light:
God has chosen me, chosen me:

And to tell the world that God’s kingdom is near,
to remove oppression and breakdown fear,
yes, God’s time is near, God’s time is near,
God’s time is near, God’s time is near.

2. God has chosen me, God has chosen me
to set alight a new fire.
God has chosen me, God has chosen me
to bring to birth a new kingdom on earth:
God has chosen me, chosen me:

3. God is calling me, God is calling me
in all whose cry is unheard.
God is calling me, God is calling me
to raise up the voice with no power or choice:
God is calling me, calling me:

© 1990, Bernadette Farrell. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.
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XXVIII Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario

17 de octubre

CANTO DE ENTRADA

Cristo Libertador
Carmelo Erdozáin

Cristo nos da la libertad,
Cristo nos da la salvación,
Cristo nos da la esperanza,
Cristo nos da el amor.

1. Cuando luche por la paz y la verdad,
la encontraré.
Cuando cargue con la cruz de los demás,
me salvaré.
Dame, Señor, tu palabra;
oye, Señor, mi oración.

2. Cuando sepa perdonar de corazón,
tendré perdón.
Cuando siga los caminos del amor,
veré al Señor.
Dame, Señor, tu palabra;
oye, Señor, mi oración.

3. Cuando siembre la alegría y la amistad,
vendrá el Amor.
Cuando viva en comunión con los demás,
seré de Dios.
Dame, Señor, tu palabra;
oye, Señor, mi oración.

© 1975, Carmelo Erdozáin. Derechos reservados. Administradora exclusiva en todas las naciones de lengua inglesa: OCP.

 CANTO DE OFERTORIO

Bienaventurados
Lourdes C. Montgomery

1. Bienaventurados, pobres de la tierra,
porque de ustedes es el reino de Dios.
Bienaventurados los que pasan hambre,
los que lloran sangre por amor a Dios.

2. Bienaventurados los desesperados,
serán consolados por Jesús, el Rey.
Si eres buen amigo, si eres buen vecino,
estará contigo nuestro hermano, Jesús.

Alégrense y llénense de gozo,
porque les esperan maravillas en el cielo.
Alégrense y llénense de gozo,
bienaventurados serán.

3. Bienaventurados los sacrificados;
los desamparados serán grandes ante Dios.
Tiende más tu mano, haz a todos hermanos
con tu cristianismo y amor a Dios.

Letra: Basada en Mateo 5, 3–12. Letra y música © 1999, Lourdes C. Montgomery. Obra publicada por OCP. Derechos reservados.

CANTO DE COMUNION

PESCADOR DE HOMBRES
Cesáreo Gabaráin

1. Tú has venido a la orilla,
no has buscado ni a sabios ni a ricos;
tan sólo quieres que yo te siga.

Señor, me has mirado a los ojos,
sonriendo has dicho mi nombre,
en la arena he dejado mi barca,
junto a ti buscaré otro mar.

2. Tú sabes bien lo que tengo;
en mi barca no hay oro ni espadas,
Tan sólo redes y mi trabajo.

3. Tú necesitas mis manos,
mi cansancio que a otros descanse,
Amor que quiera seguir amando.

4. Tú, pescador de otros lagos,
ansia eterna de almas que esperan,
amigo bueno, que así me llamas.

Spanish text: Cesáreo Gabaráin. English text: OCP. Text and music © 1979, 1987, Cesáreo Gabaráin. Published by OCP. All rights reserved.

CANTO DE SALIDA

AMAR
Tradicional

1. Amar es entregarse,
olvidándose de sí,
buscando lo que al otro
pueda hacerle feliz,
buscando lo que al otro
pueda hacerle feliz.

¡Qué lindo es vivir para amar!
¡Qué grande es tener para dar!
Dar alegría, felicidad,
darse uno mismo, eso es amar.
Dar alegría, felicidad,
darse uno mismo, eso es amar.

2. Amar como a sí mismo,
entregarse a los demás;
así no habrá egoísmo
que no pueda superar.
Así no habrá egoísmo
que no pueda superar.

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XXX Sunday in Ordinary Time

October 24th

PROCESSIONAL

HALLELUJAH YOUR LOVE IS AMAZING (Benton Brown and Brian Doerksen)

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, your love makes me sing
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, your love makes me sing

Your love is amazing, steady and unchanging
Your love is a mountain firm beneath my feet
Your love is a mystery, how You gently lift me
When I am surrounded your love carries me

Your love is surprising, I can feel it rising
All the joy that’s growing deep inside of me
Every time I see You all your goodness shines through
And I can feel this God song rising up in me

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

PSALM 126 (Francesca LaRosa)

The Lord has done great things for us; we are filled with joy.

PREPARATION OF THE GIFTS

AWESOME (Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago)

My God is awesome, He can move mountains
Keep me in the valley, hide me from the rain
My God is awesome, heals me when I’m broken
Gives strength where I’ve been weakened, forever He will reign

My God is awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome
My God is awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome

He’s mighty, He’s mighty, He’s mighty, He’s mighty
He’s so awesome, awesome

He’s holy, He’s holy…
He’s so awesome, awesome 

He’s great, He’s great…
He’s so awesome, awesome

COMMUNION

O COME TO THE ALTAR (Steven Furtick, Chris Brown, Wade Joye, Mack Brock)

Are you hurting and broken within
Overwhelmed by the weight of your sin
Jesus is calling
Have you come to the end of yourself
Do you thirst for a drink from the well
Jesus is calling

O come to the altar
The Father’s arms are open wide
Forgiveness was bought with
The precious blood of Jesus Christ


Leave behind your regrets and mistakes
Come today, there’s no reason to wait
Jesus is calling
Bring your sorrows and trade them for joy
From the ashes a new life is born
Jesus is calling

Oh, what a Savior, isn’t He wonderful
Sing hallelujah, Christ is risen
Bow down before Him, for He is Lord of all
Sing hallelujah, Christ is risen

POST-COMMUNION MEDITATION

SHOUT TO THE LORD (Chris Tomlin)

My Jesus, my savior Lord there is none like You
All of my days I want to praise the wonders of your mighty love
My comfort, my shelter, tower of refuge and strength
Let every breath, all that I am, never cease to worship You

Shout to the Lord all the earth, let us sing
Power and majesty, praise to the King
Mountains bow down and the seas will roar
At the sound of your name
I sing for joy at the work of your hands
Forever I’ll love You forever I’ll stand
Nothing compares to the promise I have in You

RECESSIONAL

HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD (Chris Tomlin)

The splendor of the King, clothed in majesty
Let all the earth rejoice, all the earth rejoice
He wraps Himself in light, and darkness tries to hide
And trembles at his voice, trembles at his voice

How great is our God, sing with me
How great is our God, and all will see
How great, how great is our God

Name above all names, You are worthy of all praise
And my heart will sing how great is our God

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