Sunday at Home | January 17

Opening Song

Traditional: Here I Am Lord (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcxOkht8w7c)

Contemporary: Holy Spirit (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvBBC7-PSHo)

The Readings

Available from the USCCB here.

First Reading 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 40:2, 4, 7-8, 8-9, 10

Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.

Second Reading 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20

Gospel John 1:35-42

Prayers of the Faithful

  • For Pope Francis and church leaders, that they listen to the voice of God in prayer and worship, we pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For our political leaders, that they will be filled with God’s wisdom as they work on justice issues for all who have experienced violence and racism, we pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For the protection of our police and first responders who risk their lives daily to ensure our safety, we pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For a peaceful transition of administrations as the inauguration takes place this week, we pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For our parish, that we will trust God in all ways as we maneuver through these trying pandemic times, we pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For teachers and educators, that they may be inspired to provide the best instruction, care and support for their pupils, we pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.
  • For Diann Witherall, Dick Eddy, Dianne Sieverding, Rita Dougherty mother of Sara Eisbach, and all who have died, that they are enjoying the everlasting life God has promised, we pray to the Lord: Lord, hear our prayer.

Preparation Song

Traditional: Speak, Lord (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPE_jLlWr6A)

Contemporary: Open the Eyes of My Heart (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idQ1n3cdgfo)

Spiritual Communion Prayer

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.

Communion Song

Traditional: One Love Released (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jpv7Ty6-gmQ)

Contemporary: Here at This Table (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yzk1HoEdGpE)

Going Forth Song

Traditional: Here I Am Lord (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcxOkht8w7c)

Contemporary: Send Your Glory Down (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSaJh_rAvM8)

A Prayer for During the Pandemic

Holy Virgin of Guadalupe,
Queen of the Angels and Mother of the Americas.
We turn to you today as your beloved children.
We ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our nation and world,
and for all our families and loved ones,
the protection of your holy angels,
that we may be spared the worst of this illness.

For those already afflicted,
we ask you to obtain the grace of healing and deliverance.
Hear the cries of those who are vulnerable and fearful,
wipe away their tears and help them to trust.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us in the Church to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you truly are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.

Shelter us under the mantle of your protection,
keep us in the embrace of your arms,
help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus. Amen.

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