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Apostolate to the Handicapped: 09/22/19

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Apostolate to the Handicapped: 09/22/19
Apostolate to the Handicapped: 09/22/19
Apostolate to the Handicapped: 09/22/19

[music] >> in the name of the father, and of the son and the holy spirit.

This payment.

As the lord be with you.

Good morning and welcome as we are privileged to celebrate this holy eucharist through the goodness of television on this prepare to celebrate this mass as we call to mind and acknowledge our sins and open our hearts to god's forgiving grace.

>> lord jesus, you call us to be worthy of your trust.

Mercy.ave mercy.

>> lord jesus, you show us how to live in this world, christ have mercy.

>> christ have mercy.

>> lord jesus you bring us everlasting life.

Lord have mercy.

>> lord have mercy.

>> the almighty god have mercy on us, forgive us from our sins and bring us to life everlasting.

>> amen.

>> gloria 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 you're great glory.

Lord god, heavenly king, oh 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 the god, the father.

Amen.

>> let us pray.

>> oh god who founded all the commands of your sacred loss, upon love of you and of 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.

>> 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 week.

We will diminish the file, add to the shekel, and fix our scales for cheating.

We will by 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 anything they have done.

The word of the lord.

>> thanks be to god.

>> praise the lord who lifts up the poor.

>> praise the lord who lives 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.

>> high above all nations is the lord, above the heavens is his glory.

Who is like the lord our god, who is enthroned on high and looks upon the heavens and the earth below.

>> praise the lord who lifts up the poor.

>> he raises up the lowly from the dust, from the dunghill he lifts up the poor to see them with the princes, with the princes of his own people.

>> praise the lord who lifts up the poor.

>> a reading from the first letter of st.

Paul to timothy.

>> beloved, first of all, i asked 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 and 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 jesus christ, who gave himself as a 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.

>> thanks be to god.

>> alleluia alleluia alleluia.

>> through our lord jesus christ, the lord jesus christ was rich and he became poor so that in his poverty you might become rich.

>> alleluia alleluia alleluia.

And with your spirit.ou.

>> reading from the holy gospel according to luke.

>> glory to you oh lord.

>> jesus said to his disciples, the person who is trustworthy in a very small matter is also trustworthy in great ones.

And the person who is dishonest and 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 one 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.

>> praise to you lord jesus christ.

>> so good to celebrate this holy mass with you this morning.

On this last day of summer as we tomorrow stepped into the season of fall.

I hope this is a good blessed time for you and whatever you are about.

Whatever anyone of us is about, god is always with us.

That is that constant message of sacred scripture.

So as we reflect a moment on the readings that we just heard proclaimed, reminded that 750 years before christ, the people of israel were enjoying a time of great financial and material prosperity.

But they were becoming spiritually bankrupt.

Amos the prophet in that first reading was not hesitant to tell them so and to challenge them in that in their prosperity, that they had lost their focus on god, become so caught up in the things of this world and of the concern of making money that they really got into the way of their prayer life and they are honoring the great festivals of the jewish religion.

So it was one of the festivals of the truth of the sabbath and the new moon, were days of particular prayer and rest for them.

But at that time, because they were so caught up in making money, they became resentful of those practices because they got in the way of their work and making money and even amos talking about it in the first reading that in the systems of weights, ff and shekel, that they were cheating, not only the consumers but the providers.

They were just really so caught up in purely making their own wealth and comfort that they really did again, resent anything that got into the way, that got in their way.

Also there was a time that they put little value on a child's life.

Because perhaps a hidden interest.

To again the work that they were so caught up in doing.

As jesus in the gospel that really challenged precisely that whole kind of attitude and calling for them in his own time but also all of us to really constantly be evaluating our priorities in our lives.

To note that as jesus said in the gospel we can't really holistically serve our god and be open to our focus on god in our lives.

As well as put total energy into the things of this world and making our wealth, whatever that is about.

That we have to make choices.

The reference in the scriptures this morning as we continue to grow this gift of discipleship is on a virtue called prudence.

Prudence, one of the four cardinal virtues in our spirituality.

Those virtues being prudence, the number one but also justice, fortitude and temperance.

So prudence, basically means all of us, knowing and having knowledge of him clearly what we are called to do, what our responsibilities are and then to do it.

Knowing well that it's hard to make those kinds of things, those realities and to blend them together.

The disciples of the lord for us to know well who we are called to be in our relationship with god.

Being children of god and living our faith each and every day really faithfully.

Prudence calls us to be able to focus that and again, very much a part if that is our own conversion that time how do we continually reorient ourselves to be faithful to the gospel of god's life.

It's like we may be can see great value in prayer.

But sometimes do we commit ourselves to making that a priority or do we just give it leftover times and get to the end of the day and say we've been too busy to pray or whatever it might be.

Like we can have this great knowledge of the need to exercise and eat properly to be healthy.

That's another thing to actually do it, isn't it so we can have great intentions.

But do we really put those intentions into action.

The virtue of prudence and one is that certainly one that invites us to create that good balance in our lives and again, as we strive to live the faith that god has given to us as his disciples, no matter what our lifestyles are, no matter what our abilities or disabilities or what is going on in our lives is that we continually allow ourselves to be focused on god.

The presence of god and his work that continues to mold and shape us as his people with the real key to what life is all about.

To true happiness.

So it is that maintaining a real balance in our lives is it not, the lord gives us all the tools to do that through the gospel again and through the church to help us to stay focused.

Like celebrating mass this morning.

Knowing god's blessings that we strive to just get closer and closer to the lord.

In our relationships and be more focused on what it means to just live in his presence every day knowing that he's always always with us.

So really to follow jesus to be faithful disciples to practice prudence in many ways it calls for our willingness to commit sacrifice, to making sacrifices in our lives to maybe sometimes our inclinations of things of this world which are not bad in themselves but again, do they distract us from our focus on god, are we listening to who he calls us to be to knowing who we are called to be an faithfully putting it all into practice.

The great gift my friend, friends is that the lord not only challenges us, not only sets us a vision for our journey in this world, to keeping that vision of eternal life that we are working towards and looking forward to.

Always a part of us.

But the great gift is that he is always with us.

Flooding us with grace.

The invitation again this morning in this holy eucharist is to just be open to the goodness and the love and the power of his presence.

[music] >> let us profess this great faith of the church.

>> 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.

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 in 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.

United in our faith, let's ask our merciful father to hear our prayers and petitions.

>> for pope francis, bishop hying and all who minister faith to others, that they will instill in their faithful the call to care for the poor and to be faithful stewards of the faith entrusted to them.

We pray to the lord.

That all public servants will faithfully work towards the common good, we pray to the lord.

For ourselves that we may live our daily lives in trustworthiness and faithful stewardship, we pray to the lord.

>> lord hear our prayer.

>> that all who are burdened with illness and lack of hope will be comforted and healed according to god's will.

We pray to the lord.

>> lord hear our prayer.

>> for dolores simon the intention of this mass and all who have died that they may now rest in the joyful peace and brightness of perpetual light.

We pray to the lord.

Silence we offer our own personal prayers.

For them, we pray to the lord.

>> lord hear our prayer.

>> lord god of justice, and faithfulness to your word, we have offered petitions for all people.

Through christ our lord.

>> amen.

>> blessed are you lord of all creation for through your goodness we have received the bread we offer you, fruit of the earth and work of human hands it will become for us the bread of life.

>> blessed god forever.

>> blessed are you lord of all creation for through your goodness have received the wine we offer you.

Fruit of the vine and work of human hands it will become our spiritual drink.

>> blessed be god forever.

>> pray sisters and brothers that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to god the almighty father.

>> may the lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise of glory in his name, for our good and the good of all his holy church.

>> received with favorable lord, we pray the offerings of your people.

That what they profess with devotion and faith maybe there's to these heavenly mysteries.

Through christ our lord.

>> amen.

And with your spirit.ou.

>> lift up your hearts.

>> we lift them up to the lord.

>> let us give thanks to the lord our god.

>> it is right and just.

>> it is truly mad and just, to give you thanks and to raise to you a hymn of glory and praise, lord, father of infinite goodness.

For by the word of your son's gospel, you have brought together one church from every the power of your spirit, you never cease through her to gather the whole human race into one.

Manifesting the covenant of your love, she dispenses without ceasing the blessed hope of your kingdom.

Shining bright as the sign of your faithfulness which in christ, jesus our lord, you promise to last for eternity.

With all the powers of heaven, we worship you constantly on earth.

While with all of the church as one, in one voice we a claim.

>> holy holy holy lord god of hosts.

Heaven and earth are full of your glory, hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

>> you are indeed holy and to be glorified oh god, who love the human race and who always walks with us on the journey of life.

Blessed use your son, present in our midst when we are gathered by his love.

Once for the disciples, now for us.

He opens the scriptures and breaks the bread.

Therefore father most merciful, we ask you send forth your holy spirit to sanctify these gifts of bread and wine.

That they may become for us, the body and blood of our lord jesus christ.

On the day before he was to suffer, on the night of the last supper, he took bread and said the blessing, broke the bread 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, gave thanks and gave the chalice 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, we proclaim your data lord and profess your resurrection, until you come again.

>> therefore holy father, as we celebrate the memorial of christ your son our savior, whom he led through his passion and death on the cross to the glory of the resurrection.

Whom you have seated at your right hand, we proclaim the work of your love until he comes again.

We offer you the bread of life and the chalice of blessing.

With favorite on your church, we show the sacrifice of christ that has been handed on to us.

Grant that by the power of the spirit of your love, we may be counted now until the day of eternity.

Among the members of your son, and whose body and blood we have communion.

>> lord we knew your church by the light of the gospel, strengthen the bond of unity between the faithful and the pastors of your people together with francis, our pope, donald our bishop and the whole order of bishops.

That in a world torn by strike your people may shine forth as a prophetic sign of unity and concorde.

>> remember our brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep in the piece of your christ and all the dead whose faith you alone have known.

To rejoice in the light of your face and the resurrection give them the fullness of life.

Also to us in our earthly pilgrimage is done it may come to an eternal dwelling place and live with you forever in company with the blessed virgin mary mother of god.

With joseph, her spouse.

The apostles and martyrs with all the saints we shall praise and exalt you through jesus christ.

Your son.

Through him and with him and into him god almighty father, in the unity of the holy spirit, all glory and honor is yours forever and ever.

>> amen.

>> at our savior's command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say.

>> 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.

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

>> delivers 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 the distress as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our savior, jesus christ.

>> for the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and forever.

>> lord jesus christ who said to 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 to live and reign forever and ever.

>> amen.

>> the peace of the lord be with you always.

>> and with your spirit.

>> let's minister to those near us, jesus is word of peace.

>> lamb of god to 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 with 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.

>> lord, i am not worthy that you should enter under my roof.

But only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

>> the body of christ.

>> amen.

>> the body of christ.

>> let us pray.

>> graciously raise up a lord, those you renew with sacrament that we may come to possess your redemption both in mystery and in the manner of our life.

Through christ our lord.

>> amen.

>> the lord be with you.

Made the blessing of almighty god the father the son and the holy spirit come upon you and remain with you for ever.

>> amen.

>> as our masses ended let us go in peace to love, answer the lord for.

>> thanks be to god.

>> on behalf of monsignor larry bakke, the director of the apostolate for persons with disabilities of the diocese of madison and pastor of saint clare of assisi parish in monroe and our presider this morning, i thank you for sharing your life of faith with us as we celebrated the 25th sunday in ordinary time i am bob seitz and my son, thomas seitz was our acolyte this morning.

We are pleased to join our pastor, monsignor larry, in providing this ministry of the apostolate to you.

Sister bernadette prochaska of the franciscan sisters of perpetual adoration provided the ministry of music.

By the interpretation of michele guyette of saint dennis parish in madison and closed captioning by the apostolate, the deaf and hard of hearing of our television mass community were able to share with us in this sacred liturgy.

The weekly television mass remains an important part of the ministry of the apostolate.

This is made possible thanks to the generosity and social concern of the owner, management and staff of wisc tv for persons of all faiths living with disabilities.

Blessed be the name of the lord both now and forever, and may you have a beautiful coming week!

Real-time closed captioning provided by u.s. captioning company

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