This Week's Sunday Mass

September 15, 2019: 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Presider: Fr. Patrick Heppe
Parish: Holy Angels
Choir: Heart of the Nation

TEXT FROM THE GOSPEL AND HOMILY
The Lord be with you. And with your spirit.

Our gospel reading today is taken from the good news, recorded for us by Luke. Glory to you o Lord.

Tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to listen to Jesus, but the Pharisees and the scribes began to complain, saying, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them." So to them he addressed this parable. "What man among you having a hundred sheep and losing one of them would not leave the ninety-nine in the desert and go after the lost one until he finds it? And when he does find it, he sets it on his shoulders with great joy and, upon his arrival home, he calls together his friends and neighbors and says to them, 'Rejoice with me because I have found my lost sheep.' I tell you, in just the same way there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance. "Or what woman having ten coins and losing one would not light a lamp and sweep the house, searching carefully until she finds it? And when she does find it, she calls together her friends and neighbors and says to them, 'Rejoice with me because I have found the coin that I lost.' in just the same way, I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents."

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

Catholics have this tradition that if you lose things, who do you pray to? St. Anthony, right? And there's a number of prayers to St. Anthony some of the, one of them I know, I think it's a little disrespectful but it goes "Tony, Tony, come on 'round, something's lost and needs to be found." And you know, I kind of wonder what happens when God loses things? Well, obviously God doesn't lose anything but I think in the gospel reading, and even in the first reading, we get a glimpse of things that are lost, that God created now, God knows where they are but it seems that sometimes we lose God and we don't even know it! And that tends to be a problem. What do we do when we lose God? In the first reading we hear about Moses and the people of God had wandered away from God, again, and that's kind of sad and Moses is telling God, "No, no, they're going to come back! They'll be fine" And the gospel reading we hear about the parables that Jesus told us and those parables give us some insight into how much God loves us, takes care of us, and keeps searching for us. God loves us so much that he wants us close. In a special way today we pray for those people who may be lost. God knows where they are. Sometimes they just lose their way... Sin, selfishness that disconnection. So often it’s because of apathy and just forgetting. So today we pray in a special way for ourselves and we can always be aware of that presence of God. And we pray for others that those who are lost can open their hearts and be found. That those who are lost can open their hearts and be found by the God who loves them.

Entrance: All Are Welcome
Text: Marty Haugen, b. 1950
Tune: TWO OAKS 9 6 8 6 8 7 10 with refrain; Marty Haugen b. 1950
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Psalm 51: I will rise and go to my father
The English translation of the Psalm Response from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved.
Text from the Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Diocese of the United States of America, Second Typical Edition, Volume 1, copyright © 1998, 1997, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc. Washington, D.C. Used with permission. All rights reserved.
Music Copyright © 2000 World Library Publications

Preparation: Increase our Faith
Text: Based on Luke 11:1-13, 17:5; David Haas, b. 1957
David Haas, b. 1957
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Communion: Coming Together for Wine and for Bread
Text: Adam M. L. Tice, b. 1979 © 2009, GIA Publications, Inc.
Tune: BLACKHAWK LANE, 10 10 10 10; David Haas, b. 1957 © 2010 GIA Publications. All rights reserved

Sending Forth: Let Justice Roll
Text: Amos 5:21-24, 8:4, Micah 4:3-4, 6:8 Joel 2:12-14; Marty Haugen b. 1950
Tune: Marty Haugen b. 1950
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Mass Setting: Mass of Saint Ann
Text from the English translation of The Roman Missal, © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. Music © 2011, World Library Publications.
Contributors: Ed Bolduc
Tune: Music © 2011, World Library Publications. Text: Text from the English translation of The Roman Missal, © 2010, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

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