This Week's Sunday Mass

February 17, 2019: Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Presider: Fr. Mark Payne
Parish: Chaplain, Heart of the Nation
Choir: Heart of the Nation

The Lord be with you. And with your spirit.

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke. Glory to you o Lord.

Jesus came down with the twelve and stood on a stretch of level ground with a crowd of his disciples, and a large number of the people from all Judea and Jerusalem and the coastal region of Tyre and Sidon. And raising his eyes toward his disciples he said: "Blessed are you who are poor, for the kingdom of God is yours. Blessed are you who are now hungry, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who are now weeping, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice and leap for joy on that day! Behold your reward will be great in Heaven, for their ancestors treated the prophets in the same way. But woe to you who are rich, for you have received your consolation. Woe to you who are filled now, for you will be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now for you will grieve and weep. Woe to you when all speak well of you, for their ancestors treated the false prophets in this way."

The Gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.

I want you to imagine for a moment, there's Jesus and he's been active in his ministry and he's been moving about in different places touching the lives of so many people. He's experienced those who are blind, he worked with those who are lame, he was with all of these people who constantly were brought to him who were sick and in sorrow and misery and yet today he turns to us and he is that beacon of hope and he says, blessed are you who are poor a poverty that sometimes we think only in terms of money. But it's more than a poverty of money. It's a poverty of spirit. It's a poverty in which sometimes we recognize you know what? Who do I turn to, where do I go? And of course we all have our moments in which we weep and we struggle and Jesus says we are blessed. He offers us hope. Why? He offers each and every one of us, whether we're in our homes today recovering from surgery or whether we are first time joining this TV mass. We all are seeking something. We hunger, we thirst, we want Jesus. And Jesus comes to us and he says, “You are blessed for some day you will be satisfied,” but until then we continue to put our trust and our belief in Jesus. Jesus is the one who touches our lives and heals us. He is the one who brings that satisfaction to us. He is the one that offers us hope. As we gather this Sunday, I pray that that satisfaction, that healing, that hunger, that seeking is of the Lord. The Lord is the one that touches our life and brings that wholeness and he says “Someday you will be with me forever in that kingdom, where there will be no weeping, there will be no poverty, there will be no misery.” So as we gather this Sunday realize that the Lord offers us that satisfaction, that hope, that healing.

Entrance: All Are Welcome – All Belong
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Psalm 1 – Blessed are they who hope in the Lord –
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Preparation: Be Still
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Communion: You Are All We Have
Text & Tune: Francis Patrick O’Brien, b. 1958
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Mass Setting: Mass of Christ the Savior
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