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Commencement Mass Selection 2010
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Which selection would you like for First reading at Mass?
Ecclesiastes 3:1 - 8.......For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones together; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; A time to seek, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to cast away; A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; A time to love, And a time to hate; A time for war, And a time for peace.
Proverbs 4:1 - 13.........Listen, my children, to a father's instruction; pay attention, and learn what understanding is. 2 What I am offering you is sound doctrine: do not forsake my teaching. 3 I too was once a child with a father, in my mother's eyes a tender child, unique. 4 This was what he used to teach me, 'Let your heart treasure what I have to say, keep my principles and you will live; 5 acquire wisdom, acquire understanding, never forget her, never deviate from my words. 6 Do not desert her, she will keep you safe; love her, she will watch over you. 7 The first principle of wisdom is: acquire wisdom; at the cost of all you have, acquire understanding! 8 Hold her close, and she will make you great; embrace her, and she will be your pride; 9 she will provide a graceful garland for your head, bestow a crown of honor on you.' 10 Listen, my child, take my words to heart, and the years of your life will be multiplied. 11 I have educated you in the ways of wisdom; I have guided you along the path of honesty. 12 When you walk, your going will be unhindered, if you run, you will not stumble. 13 Hold fast to discipline, never let her go, keep your eyes on her, she is your life.
Isaiah 48: 17 - 19........Thus says Yahweh, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am Yahweh your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way that you should go. 18 Oh that you had listened to my commandments! then had your peace been as a river, and your righteousness as the waves of the sea: 19 your seed also had been as the sand, and the offspring of your loins like the grains of it: his name would not be cut off nor destroyed from before me.
Which selection would you like for the Second reading at Mass?
Philippians 4: 4- 9.........Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Keep on doing what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me. Then the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 1: 3 - 11......I give thanks to my God at every remembrance of you, praying always with joy in my every prayer for all of you, because of your partnership for the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. It is right that I should think this way about all of you, because I hold you in my heart, you who are all partners with me in grace, both in my imprisonment and in the defense and confirmation of the gospel. For God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer: that your love may increase ever more and more in knowledge and every kind of perception, to discern what is of value, so that you may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God.
Colossians 3: 12 - 17 ....Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, heartfelt compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience, bearing with one another and forgiving one another, if one has a grievance against another; as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also do. And over all these put on love, that is, the bond of perfection. And let the peace of Christ control your hearts, the peace into which you were also called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, as in all wisdom you teach and admonish one another, singing psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or in deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Which selection would you like for the Gospel reading at Mass?
John 15: 9 - 17.........................As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and remain in his love. "I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. I no longer call you slaves, because a slave does not know what his master is doing. I have called you friends, because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father. It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you. This I command you: love one another.
Matthew 5:13 – 16, 6:19 - 21......"You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lamp stand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father. "Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and decay destroy, and thieves break in and steal. But store up treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor decay destroys, nor thieves break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.
I Am the Light of the World
Gather Your People
God’s Love is Everlasting -Psalm 136
I Will Lift Up Your Name-Psalm 145
To You, O God, I Lift Up My Soul-Psalm 25
Keep me Safe, O God- psalm 16
Strength for the Journey
Prayer of St. Francis
Open My Eyes
Be With Me Lord
We Are Called to Serve
I Will Choose Christ
Lead Me, Lord
On Eagle’s Wings
Here I am
We Are One Body
Table of Plenty
I am the Bread of Life
Here I Am, Lord
We Are the Light of the World
In This Place
Better is One Day
Lord I Lift Your Name on High
Go Make a Difference
I'm Trading My Sorrows
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