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Sunday Mass from Corpus Christi - on RTE.

10.00 am Mass from Corpus Christi Church, Moyross, Limerick. Celebrant: Father Tony O'Riordan, SJ The parish adult Choir, with director and organist, Molly Prendergast July 27th, 2010 the Minister for Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Pat Carey, officially launched, an accompanying blog. The website was set up by the Community Development Network, Moyross to provide information about Moyross and the work of the project.


Welcome to Corpus Christi Parish, Moyross for Mass, the Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 16th January 2011

Words of Welcome

Opening Hymn
Faithful is the Lord
(L. Lawton)
Faithful is the Lord our King,
Let us all in Glory sing,
Ever praise in song and word
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord

God of life and God of seed,
God of nation’s lands and creeds,
God of heaven, God of earth,
God made man in Lowly birth.

God of wisdom, God of Truth,
God of histr’y age and youth,
God of silence, God of quiet,
God of darkness, God of light.

God of stars and God of seas,
God of harvest, God of wheat,
God of hillside, God of field,
God of love, in Christ revealed.

God the Father, God the Son,
God the Spirit three in one,
God who dwells in every heart,
God ever faithful, be not far.


Priest: In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

All: Amen

Priest: The Lord be with you.

All: And also with you


Priest: My brothers and sisters to prepare ourselves to celebrate the scared mysteries let us call to mind our sins

All: I confess to Almighty God and to you my brothers and sisters that I have sinned through my own fault in my thoughts and in my words, In what I have done and what I have failed to do: and I ask the blessed Mary ever Virgin, all the angels and saints and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

Priest: May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.

All: Amen

All; A Thiarna dean trocaire,

A Chriost dean trocaire

A Thiarna dean trocaire,

(JP Lécot)
Gloria, Gloria, in excelsis Deo

Glory to God in the highest
And peace to His people on earth
Lord God, Heavenly King, Almighty God and Father
We worship You
We give You thanks
We praise You for Your glory

Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father
Lord God, Lamb of God
You take away the sins of the world
Lord, have mercy on us
You are seated at the right hand of the Father
Receive our prayer

For You alone are the Holy One
For You alone are the Lord
For You alone are the Most High
Jesus Christ
With the Holy Spirit
In the glory of God the Father


Priest: Let us pray,
Almighty and ever present Father,
Your watchful care reaches from
End to end
And orders all things in such power
That even the tensions and the tragedies
of sin cannot frustrate your loving plans.
Help us to embrace your will,
Give us the strength to follow your call,
So that your truth may live in our hearts
And reflect peace to those who believe
In your love.
We ask this in the name of Jesus the Lord.

All: Amen



A reading from the Book of Isaiah 49:3, 5-6

The Lord said to me, ‘You are my servant, Israel, in whom I shall be glorified’; I was honoured in the eyes of the Lord, my God was my strength. And now the Lord has spoken, he who formed me in the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob back to him, to gather Israel to him: ‘It is not enough for you to be my servant, to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back the survivors of Israel; I will make you the light of the nations so that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.

This is the word of the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God.


Response: Here I am O Lord, to do your will.

I waited, I waited for the Lord,
And he stooped down to me;
He heard my cry.
He put a new son into my mouth
Praise for our God


You do not ask for sacrifice and offerings
But an open ear.
You do not ask for holocaust and victim
Instead here I am.


In the scroll of the book it stands written,
That I should do you will.
My God, I delight in your law,
In the depth of my heart.


Your justice I have proclaimed,
In the great assembly.
My lips I have not sealed,
you know it, Lord.


A reading form the book of 1 Corinthians 1:1-3

I, Paul, appointed by God to be an apostle, together with brother Sosthenes, send greetings to the church of God in Corinth, to the holy people of Jesus Christ, who are called to take their place among all the saints everywhere who pray to our Lord Jesus Christ; for he is their Lord no less than ours. May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ send you grace and peace.

This is the word of the Lord.

All: Thanks be to God


All: Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia , Alleluia, Alleluia


Priest: The Lord be with you

All: And also with you

Priest: A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

All: Glory to you, Lord.

Seeing Jesus coming towards him, John said, ‘Look, there is the lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world. This is the one I spoke of when I said: A man is coming after me who ranks before me because he existed before me. I did not know him myself, and yet it was to reveal him to Israel that I came baptising with water.’ John also declared, ‘I saw the Spirit coming down on him from heaven like a dove and resting on him. I did not know him myself, but he who sent me to baptise with water had said to me, “The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and rest is the one who is going to baptise with the Holy Spirit.” Yes, I have seen and I am the witness that he is the Chosen One of God.’

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
All: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


Profession of Faith:

We believe in God, the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, one in Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
by the power of the Holy Spirit
he was born of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered, died, and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in fulfillment of 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,
and His kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son
he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.



Fr. Tony: As God’s people in this parish of Corpus Christ Moyross, we pray in confidence and trust.

E. S.: That all of us as the body of Christ may be faithful to the promises of our baptism and live out the values of Jesus Christ today, Lord hear us.

All: Lord graciously hear us
C: For those who are ill in hospital that they may have peace and health of body, mind and soul and for all who care for them and for speedy decisions to improve our health service. Lord hear us.

All: Lord graciously hear us

C: For all who have been so badly affected by the downturn in the economy and that our response as a country will be guided by principles of fairness and solidarity. Lord hear us.

All: Lord graciously hear us

C.C.: For all who care for our young people, especially teachers of religion, and all in our different youth services. Lord hear us

All: Lord graciously hear us

C.C.: For all who contribute to building community, here in Moyross and throughout our country, that they make be blessed with energy and success in the many things they do. Lord hear us.

All: Lord graciously hear us

C.C.: For victims of violence and for families whose loved ones have died violently and tragically and for those who engage in violence that they may know the pain they cause and be converted to peace, love and justice. Lord hear us

All: Lord graciously hear us

C.: For people thought the world who live in extreme poverty and who are in dire need that the powerful in this world will increase their efforts to build a more just world. Lord hear us

All: Lord graciously hear us

C.: For all who have died recently and for Patsy Slattery and Angela Cassidy and all whose anniversaries occur at this time; may they enjoy the eternal happiness of heaven. Lord hear us.

All: Lord graciously hear us

A moment silence for personal prayers.

C: Lord you revealed your faithful love for us in the life, death and resurrection of your Son Jesus, in your mercy listen and answer our prayers that we make in confidence through Christ our Lord. AMEN



Preparation of the Gifts
All: Ag Criost on Siol
Ag Críost an síol, ag Críost an fómhar;
in iothlainn Dé go dtugtar sinn.
Ag Críost an mhuir, ag Críost an t-iasc;
I líonta Dé go gcastar sinn.

Ó fhás go haois, is ó aois go bás,
do dhá láimh, a Chríost, anall tharainn.
Ó bhás go críoch ni críoch ach athfhás,
i bParthas na ngrást go rabhaimid.

Priest: Pray, brothers and sisters, that our sacrifice may be acceptable to God the almighty Father.
All: May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of His name, for our good and the good of all His Church.
Priest: Father, may we celebrate the Eucharist With reverence and love, For when we proclaim the death of the Lord You continue the work of his redemption, Who is Lord, for ever and ever.

All: Amen.


Priest: The Lord be with you.

All: And also with you.

Priest: Lift up your hearts.

All: We lift them up to the Lord our God.

Priest: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

All: It is right to give Him thanks and praise.

Priest: Father all powerful and ever living God,
We do well always and everywhere to give you thanks.
In you we live and move and have our being.
Each day you show us a Father’s love;
your Holy Spirit, dwelling within us,
gives us on earth the hope of unending joy.
Your gift of the Spirit,
who raised Jesus from the dead,
is the foretaste and promise
Of the paschal feast of heaven.

With thankful praise,
in company with the angels,
We glorify the wonders of your power;

All: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of Power and Might,
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

Priest: Lord you are holy indeed, the fountain of all holiness.
Let your spirit come upon these gifts to make them holy so that they may become the body and blood of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Before He was given up to death, a death He freely accepted, He took bread and gave thanks. He broke the bread, gave it to his disciples and said:
When supper was ended, he took the cup. Again He gave you thanks and praise, gave the cup to His disciples and said:
Let us proclaim the mystery of faith.
All: Dying you destroyed our death, rising you restored our life, Lord Jesus come in Glory, Lord Jesus come in Glory

Priest: In memory of His death and resurrection, we offer you, Father, this life-giving bread, this saving cup. We thank-you for counting us worthy to stand in your presence and serve you.
Lord, remember your Church throughout the world; make us grow in love, together with Benedict, our Pope, Donal, our Emeritus Bishop and all the clergy.
Remember our brothers and sisters who have gone to rest in the hope of rising again; bring them and all the departed into the light of your presence.
Have mercy on us All, make us worthy to share eternal life with Mary, the Virgin Mother of God, with the apostles and all the saints who have done your will throughout the ages. May we praise You in union with them and give You glory through your son, Jesus Christ.
Through Him, with Him, in Him
All: Amen
In the Unity of the Holy Spirit,
All: Amen
All glory and honour is yours,
Almighty Father, for ever and ever,
All: Amen.


Priest: Let us pray with confidence to the Father in the words our Saviour gave us.

All: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed by 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 sins as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Priest: Deliver us, Lord from every evil and grant us peace in our day. In your mercy keep us free from sin and protect us from all anxiety as we wait in joyful hope for the coming of Our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

All: For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever.


Priest: Lord Jesus Christ you said to your apostles:
I leave you peace, my peace I give you.
Look not on our sins but on the faith of your
Church and grant us the peace and unity of
Your Kingdom where you live forever and ever.

All: Amen
Priest: The peace of the Lord be with you always.
All: And also with you
Priest: Let us offer one another the sign of peace.
Priest: May this mingling of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ bring eternal life to us who receive it.
All: Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, you 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 away the sins of the world, grant us peace.
Priest: This is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world; happy are those who are called to his supper.
All: Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.


All: Be still for the presence of the Lord
Be still for the presence of the Lord the holy one is here
Be still for the presence of the Lord, the Holy One is here;
Come bow before Him now, with reverence and fear.
In Him no sin is found, we stand on holy ground;
Be still, for the presence of the Lord, The Holy One is here.

Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around;
He burns with holy fire, with splendour He is crowned.
How awesome is the sight, our radiant King of light!
Be still, for the glory of the Lord is shining all around.

Be still, for the power of the Lord is moving in this place;
He comes to cleanse and heal, to minister His grace.
No work too hard for Him, In faith receive from Him;
Be still, for the power of the Lord Is moving in this place


Céad míle fáilte romhat, Íosa, Íosa,
Céad míle fáilte romhat, Íosa,
Céad míle fáilte romhat a Shlánaítheoir,
Céad míle fáilte romhat, Íosa, Íosa,

Glóir agus moladh duit, Íosa, Íosa,
Glóir agus moladh duit, a Íosa
Glóir agus moladh duit, a Shlánaítheoir
Glóir, moladh agus buíochas duit, Íosa, Íosa.


Priest: Let us Pray,
Lord, you have nourished us with bread from heaven.
Fill us with your Spirit,
And make us one in peace and love.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

All: Amen


Priest: The Lord be with you

All: And also with you

Priest: May almighty God bless you, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

All: Amen

Priest: The mass is ended. Go in peace to love and serve the Lord

All: Thanks be to God