Friday, April 01, 2005

Suggested Evening Prayer upon the Death of Pope John Paul II

Items needed:

  • Presider folder with script
  • Worship aids
  • Lectionary (Ritual, Votive, Commons) with readings on ambo
  • Folder with intercessions on ambo
  • Processional Cross and stand
  • Processional Candles and stands (2)
  • Thurible, incense, stand

Ministers needed:

  • Presider
  • MC
  • Incense bearer
  • Cantor
  • Lectors
  • Cross bearer
  • Candle bearers (2)
  • Intercessionist

Preparation:

  • Prepare incense
  • Place Lectionary and intercessions on ambo

Suggested Music:

  • "Litany of Saints” (traditional chant)
  • “God of Day and God of Darkness” (Marty Haugen)
  • “For All the Saints” (William How)
  • “Day is Done” (AR HYD Y NOS)
  • Psalm 23 “Shepherd Me, O God” (Marty Haugen)
  • Psalm 42 “As the Deer Longs” (Bob Hurd)
  • chant for responsory
  • “Holy Is Your Name” (David Haas)
  • “Magnificat” (Bernadette Farrell)
  • “Song of Farewell” (Ernest Sands)
  • “Song of Farewell” (OLD HUNDRETH)
  • “I Know that My Redeemer Lives (Scott Soper)
  • “Song of Simeon” (Janèt Sullivan Whitaker)

I. Praise

(all stand)
A. Opening Procession: “Litany of Saints” (traditional chant)

B. Introductory Verse

Presider: God, (+) come to my assistance.
All: Lord, make haste to help me.

Presider: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
All: As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

C. Hymn
"God of Day and God of Darkness” (Marty Haugen), or
“Day is Done” (AR HYD Y NOS), or
“For All the Saints” (William How)

(all sit)
D. Psalmody
Psalm 23 “Shepherd Me, O God” (Marty Haugen) or other appropriate psalm

E. Silence (at least one minute of silence)

(all stand)
F. Psalm Prayer
Presider:
Let us pray. [pause]
Lord Jesus Christ, Shepherd of your Church,
you give us new birth in the waters of baptism,
you anoint us with saving oil,
and you call us to salvation at your table.
Dispel the terrors of death and the darkness of sin.
Lead your people along safe paths,
that they may rest securely in you
and live for ever in your Father’s house.
We ask this in your name, Christ our Lord. Amen.

(all sit)
G: Psalmody
Psalm 42 “As the Deer Longs” (Bob Hurd) or other appropriate psalm

H. Silence (at least one minute of silence)

(all stand)
I. Psalm Prayer
Presider:
Let us pray. [pause]
Father of mercies and God of all consolation,
you pursue us with untiring love
and dispel the shadow of death with the bright dawn of life.
Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
by dying has destroyed our death,
and by rising, restored our life.
Enable us therefore to press on toward him,
so that, after our earthly course is run,
he may reunite us with those we love in your dwelling place,
where every tear will be wiped away.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

(all sit)
J. Reading
1 Corinthians 15:51-57, Lectionary (Ritual, Votive, Commons), Masses for the Dead, #1014.8, p.1176

K. Homily

L. Silence (a brief period of silence is observed)

M. Responsory (chanted)
Cantor: Lord, in your steadfast love, give them eternal rest.
All: Lord, in your steadfast love, give them eternal rest.

Cantor: You will come to judge the living and the dead.
All: Give them eternal rest.

Cantor: Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
All: Lord, in your steadfast love, give them eternal rest.

(all stand)
N. Canticle
"Holy is Your Name” (David Haas), or
“Magnificat” (Bernadette Farrell), or
other familiar setting of the Magnificat

The presider places incense into the censer.
All stand and make the sign of the cross as the canticle begins.
Presider goes to altar with ministers and reverences it but does not kiss it.
Presider incenses altar and cross.
An assisting minister incenses the presider and the assembly.


II. Petition

A. Intercessions

Presider:
We acknowledge Christ the Lord through whom we hope
that our lowly bodies will be made like his in glory,
and so we say: Lord, you are our life and resurrection.

Intercessionist:

Christ, Son of the living God, who raised up Lazarus, your friend, from the dead; raise up to life and glory the dead whom you have redeemed by your precious blood. Lord, you are our life and resurrection.

Christ, consoler of those who mourn, you dried the tears of the family of Lazarus, of the widow’s son, and of the daughter of Jairus: comfort those who mourn for the dead. Lord, you are our life and resurrection.

Christ, Redeemer, look on those who have no hope because they do not know you; may they receive faith in the resurrection and in the life of the world to come. Lord, you are our life and resurrection.

Christ, Prince of Peace, bring peace to our world torn by strife and division, by violence and fear; may all nations, races and creeds gather at your banquet table. Lord, you are our life and resurrection.

Christ, the Good Shepherd, grant your Church a shepherd who will walk in your ways and whose watchful care will bring us your blessing. Lord, you are our life and resurrection.

Christ, our deepest longing, when at last our earthly home is dissolved, give us a home, not of earthly making, but built of eternity in heaven. Lord, you are our life and resurrection.


B. Lord’s Prayer
Presider: Let us pray as Jesus taught us. Our Father…

C. Closing Prayer
Presider:
O God,
from whom the just receive an unfailing reward,
grant that your servant John Paul, our Pope,
whom you made vicar of Peter and shepherd of your Church,
may rejoice for ever in the vision of your glory,
for he was a faithful steward here on earth
of the mysteries of your forgiveness and grace.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

D. Closing Blessing
Presider: The Lord be with you.
All: And also with you.

Presider:
May almighty God bless you, the Father, (+)
and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

E. Dismissal
Presider: Go in peace.
All: Thanks be to God.

F. Recessional
"Song of Farewell” (Ernest Sands), or
“Song of Farewell” (OLD HUNDRETH), or
“I Know That My Redeemer Lives” (Scott Soper), or
“Song of Simeon” (Janèt Sullivan Whitaker)




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