Jubilee for Religious and Seminarians Booklet
Jubilee for Religious and Seminarians Booklet...
Jubi lee for th e Reli gi ous an d S em inarians mem orial of st ch arles borromeo, bis hop 4 Novem b er 2016 santuari o de San P edro Bautista Paris h San Francisco D el M onte, Quezon City
THE INTRODUCTORY RITES Entrance When the people are gathered, the presider approaches the altar with the ministers while the Entrance Chant is sung. When the Entrance Chant is concluded, the presider and the faithful, standing, sign themselves with the Sign of the Cross, while the presider, facing the people, says:
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. The people reply:
Greeting Then the presider, extending his hands, greets the people, saying:
The Lord be with you. The people reply:
And with your spirit.
Penitential Act Then follows the Penitential Act, to which the presider invites the faithful, saying:
Brothers and sisters, let us acknowledge our sins, and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred mysteries. A brief pause for silence follows. Then all recite together the formula of general confession:
I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, And, striking their breast, they say:
through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; Then they continue:
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God. The absolution of the Priest follows:
May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life. The people reply:
Rite of Reconciliaition The commentator says:
Please be seated for a while. God is indeed merciful as shown by the general absolution we all have received. This year is the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy. For the Franciscans, this year 2016, is also the 8th centenary of the Pardon of Assisi. In 1216, St Francis asked the Pope for pardon of all sins of those who would visit the Our Lady of the Angels chapel in Assisi. There in Assisi on August 2, the Ministers Generals, successors of St Francis of Assisi asked pardon from one another. History records that Franciscans became divided due to various interpretations on how to live the Rule of St Francis. The OFMs founded in 1209 but the OFM Conventuals were established as separate jurisdiction in 1517, while the OFM Capuchins was established as a separate jurisdiction in 1528. Now, we challenge ourselves to do this “purification of memories” by asking pardon with humility and sincerity. We cannot witness to religious communion if we are not one in mind and heart. We are asked to pardon those who offend us and ask pardon from those we have offended. Only then can our fraternal communion be the seat of the joy of love. The Seraphic Father Saint Francis confessed in public and openly preached about his faults and often used himself as an example to instruct the people. The Year of Mercy and the Year of Pardon compel us to be generous in giving pardon, welcoming into our lives— those who ask for our forgiveness. It will be meaningless if we have not asked for pardon from anyone, or have not pardoned each other! 4
On this sectoral Jubilee, we, useless servants, ask for pardon from each other as lesser brothers and sisters and from the Church. Prayer Life Major Superior #1:
For not leading you as communities to immerse ourselves totally in the mysteries of salvation - listening with reverence which fosters our capacity to contemplate and absorb the signs of the Spirit, the seeds of the Word of God and ultimately, the secret presence of God and for sacrificing our communal moments of prayer in favor of our ministries: forgive us, we are your useless servants. All:
Miserere, miserere, miserere. (Taize) Vow of Obedience Major Superior #2:
For failing to safeguard you in our vowed freedom from the false sense of autonomy, and thus weakening our fraternal communion and not helping you live in fruitful obedience like Christ who was obedient to God the Father unto death, forgive us, we are your useless servants. All:
Miserere, miserere, miserere. (Taize) Vow of Poverty Major Superior #3:
For failing to protect our vowed freedom from the false sense of possessions by re-examining the poverty of our Franciscan life of minority and the options we are pursuing, personally and as communities from the viewpoint of the poor, by giving priority to their vital needs and taking them up ourselves, forgive us, we are your your useless servants. All: 5
Miserere, miserere, miserere. (Taize) Vow of Chastity Major Superior #4:
For not knowing how to handle obstacles to our vowed freedom from the false sense of affections, and become unable to assist you to live in chastity, by not promoting joyful fraternal communion in the communities: forgive us, we are your useless servants. All:
Miserere, miserere, miserere. (Taize) Community Life Superior #5:
For not being the first to joyfully live as loving sisters in communities constituted by the Spirit who summons us to love and creates unity. For failing to foster reciprocity and co-responsibility: forgive us, we are your useless servants. All:
Miserere, miserere, miserere. (Taize) Secular Life in the World Superior # 6:
For not fully animating in our exercise of leadership our life in the world and therefore, fail to fully influence the world in the vast and complex areas of politics, economics, industry, education, the mass media, science and technology with a witness to a life of simplicity and frugality, as happy communities of brothers and sisters renewing our secular world with the joyful living of the Gospel: forgive us, we are your useless servants. All:
Miserere, miserere, miserere. (Taize) Reconciliation with the Church All Superiors:
For our weak collaboration with the Church leaders in the dioceses we are in, and for this failing to be faithfully and totally in communion with the Church as St Francis would like us to be: 6
forgive us, we are your useless servants. All:
Miserere, miserere, miserere. (Taize) Reconciliation in Song COMMMENTATOR:
Now, let us express our desire for forgiveness and reconciliation according to the way our Saint Francis uniquely did. He did this by singing his Canticle of Brother Sun, with the addition of a verse on forgiveness. The episode at the end of his life, when he reconciled the Civil Authority (Podestà) and the Bishop of Assisi, comes to mind. So let us be the Canticle of Creation – A Canticle of Reconciliation with God, with ourselves, with our brothers and sisters, with the Church and all creation. And therefore, with God. All sing the Canticle of the Sun COMMENTATOR:
As a sign of our reconciliation, let us give ourselves a round of applause.
Our confession of sins would be gravely incomplete without making a confession of praise too. We extol your heroism in far flung places in the Philippines and in mission lands, the dedication of your formators, your cheerfulness and obedience. We commend your sick brothers, your elderly – for patience and wisdom. We give thanks for your silent witnessing as lesser brothers and lesser sisters whose happiness is doing the will of God the Father. We now give glory and praise to God. The presider intones the Gloria.
Gloria in excelsis Deo! The Gloria is sung.
Collect The presider, with hands joined, says:
Let us pray.
And all pray in silence with the presider for a while. Then the presider, with hands extended, says the Collect prayer.
reserve in the midst of your people, we ask, O Lord, the spirit with which you filled the Bishop Saint Charles Borromeo, that your Church may be constantly renewed and, by conforming herself to the likeness of Christ, may show his face to the world. Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.
The people acclaim:
Amen. All sit.
THE LITURGY OF THE WORD Reading I Romans 12:3-13 We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us.
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans
rothers and sisters: By the grace given to me I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than one ought to think, but to think soberly, each according to the measure of faith that God has apportioned. For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one Body in Christ and individually parts of one an¬ other. Since we have gifts that differ accord¬ing to the grace given to us, let us exercise them: if prophecy, in proportion to the faith; if ministry, in ministering; if one is a teacher, in teaching; if one exhorts, in exhortation; if one contributes, in generosity; if one is over others, with diligence; if one does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness. Let love be sincere; hate what is evil, hold on to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; anticipate one another in showing honor. Do not grow slack in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, endure in affliction, persevere in prayer. Contribute to the needs of the holy ones, exercise hospitality. The word of the Lord.
The people reply:
Thanks be to God. 9
Responsorial Psalm Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 21-22, 25 and 27 Response (see 2a): For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord. The favors of the LORD I will sing forever; through all generations my mouth shall proclaim your faithfulness. For you have said, “My kindness is established forever”; in heaven you have confirmed your faithfulness. “I have made a covenant with my chosen one, I have sworn to David my servant: Forever will I confirm your posterity and establish your throne for all generations.” “I have found David, my servant; with my holy oil I have anointed him, That my hand may be always with him, and that my arm may make him strong.” “My faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him, and through my name shall his horn be exalted. He shall say of me, ‘You are my father, my God, the rock, my savior.’” The commentator says
Let us all stand to honor the holy Gospel.
Gospel Acclamation The Alleluia is sung.
Alleluia, Alleluia. I am the good shepherd, says the Lord; I know my sheep, and mine know me. Alleluia, Alleluia.
John 10, 14
John 10: 11-16
A good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep.
The Deacon/Priest says: The people reply: The Deacon, or the presider:
The Lord be with you. And with your spirit. X A reading from the holy Gospel according to Saint John.
and, at the same time, he makes the Sign of the Cross on the book and on his forehead, lips, and breast. The people acclaim:
Glory to you, O Lord.
Then the Deacon, or the presider, incenses the book, if incense is used, and proclaims the Gospel.
esus said: “I am the good shepherd. A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. A hired man, who is not a shepherd and whose sheep are not his own, sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away, and the wolf catches and scatters them. This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep. I am the good shepherd, and I know mine and mine know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I will lay down my life for the sheep. I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold. These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice, and there will be one flock, one shepherd.” The Gospel of the Lord. All reply:
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Homily The presider gives the homily.
Prayer of the Faithful From the chair, the presider initiates the general intercessions
We have all gathered here, dear brothers and sisters, to celebrate the mysteries of our redemption; let us therefore ask the almighty God that the whole world may be blessed in this life. We call out to him: Jesus, Good Shepherd, hear our prayer. The petitions are announced from the ambo.
1. For the Christian people, established and enveloped by God in faith and unity, may become beacons of light in a world where many distracting voices mislead us to different pastures, let us pray to the Lord. 2. For those who hold public office and those who assist them in promoting the common good, may ensure and encourage all peoples to serve God in freedom of heart and mind and so partake in the plenitude of the Good Shepherd, let us pray to the Lord. 3. For all who have vowed themselves to God: all our religious brothers and sisters, that with the Lord’s help they may faithfully keep their resolve of unceasingly proclaiming the mercy and goodness of the almighty, let us pray to the Lord. 4. For the elderly who suffer from isolation or sickness and the needy who suffer loneliness or fear, that they may be strengthened by our love of them as brothers and sisters, let us pray to the Lord. 5. For those who discern to be part of the religious, that they may be inspired by the voice of the Good Shepherd and be moved by the examples and charisms of the religious, let us pray to the Lord. 6. For all of us gathered in this sacred place by faith and devotion and by love and reverence for God, let us pray to the Lord. 7. For the intentions of those who serve, support and sustain our community, for the intentions offered in this Mass and for those who asked for our prayers, we pray. The presider concludes
O God, our refuge and our strength, hear the prayers of your Church, for you yourself are the source of all devotion, and grant, we pray, that what we ask in faith we may truly obtain. Through Christ our Lord. All reply:
THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST When all this has been done, the Offertory Chant begins. Meanwhile, the ministers place the corporal, the purificator, the chalice, the pall, and the Missal on the altar. It is desirable that the faithful express their participation by making an offering, bringing forward bread and wine for the celebration of the Eucharist and perhaps other gifts to relieve the needs of the Church and of the poor. The presider, standing at the altar, takes the paten with the bread and holds it slightly raised above the altar with both hands, saying in a low voice:
Blessed are you, Lord God 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. Then he places the paten with the bread on the corporal. The Deacon, or the presider, pours wine and a little water into the chalice, saying quietly:
By the mystery of this water and wine may we come to share in the divinity of Christ who humbled himself to share in our humanity. the presider then takes the chalice and holds it slightly raised above the altar with both hands, saying in a low voice:
Blessed are you, Lord God of all creation, for through your goodness we have received the wine we offer you: fruit of the vine and work of human hands, it will become our spiritual drink. Then he places the chalice on the corporal. After this, the presider, bowing profoundly, says quietly:
With humble spirit and contrite heart may we be accepted by you, O Lord, and may our sacrifice in your sight this day be pleasing to you, Lord God. If appropriate, he also incenses the offerings, the cross, and the altar. A Deacon or other minister then incenses the presider and the people. Then the presider, standing at the side of the altar, washes his hands, saying quietly:
Wash me, O Lord, from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin.
Prayer over the Offerings Standing at the middle of the altar, facing the people, extending and then joining his hands, he says:
Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father. The people rise and reply:
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 holy Church.
Then the presider, with hands extended, says the Prayer over the Offerings.
ook, O Lord, upon the offering placed on your altar in commemoration of Saint Charles, and grant by the power of this sacrifice that, as you made him an attentive pastor, outstanding in the merit of his virtues, so may you make us abound in good fruit by our works. Through Christ our Lord.
The people acclaim:
Priest: People: Priest: People: Priest: People:
Eucharistic Prayer The Lord be with you. And with your spirit. 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. PREFACE OF HOLY PASTORS: The presence of holy Pastors in the Church
The presider, with hands extended, continues the Preface.
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, holy Father, almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord. For, as on the festival of Saint Charles you bid your Church rejoice, so, too, you strengthen her by the example of his holy life, teach her by his words of preaching, and keep her safe in answer to his prayers. And so, with the company of Angels and Saints, we sing the hymn of your praise, as without end we acclaim: All sing:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts. . .
Eucharistic Prayer II The Priest, with hands extended, says:
You are indeed Holy, O Lord, the fount of all holiness. He joins his hands and, holding them extended over the oferings, says:
Presider and concelebrants
Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray, by sending down your Spirit upon them like the dewfall, He joins his hands and makes the Sign of the Cross once over the bread and the chalice together, saying:
so that they may become for us the Body and X Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. He joins his hands. In the formulas that follow, the words of the Lord should be pronounced clearly and distinctly, as the nature of these words requires.
At the time he was betrayed and entered willingly into his Passion, He takes the bread and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took bread and, giving thanks, broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying: He bows slightly.
TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT, FOR THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU. He shows the consecrated host to the people, places it again on the paten, and genuflects in adoration. After this, he continues:
In a similar way, when supper was ended, He takes the chalice and, holding it slightly raised above the altar, continues:
he took the chalice and, once more giving thanks, he gave it to his disciples, saying: He bows slightly.
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. He shows the chalice to the people, places it on the corporal, and genuflects in adoration. Then he says:
The mystery of faith. And the people continue, acclaiming: 16
Then the Priest, with hands extended, says:Presider and concelebrants
Therefore, as we celebrate the memorial of his Death and Resurrection, we offer you, Lord, the Bread of life and the Chalice of salvation, giving thanks that you have held us worthy to be in your presence and minister to you. Humbly we pray that, partaking of the Body and Blood of Christ, we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.
Presider or one concelebrant
Remember, Lord, your Church, spread throughout the world, and bring her to the fullness of charity, together with Francis our Pope and Honesto our Bishop and all the clergy.
Presider or one concelebrant
Remember also our brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection, and all who have died in your mercy: welcome them into the light of your face. Have mercy on us all, we pray, that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with blessed Joseph, her Spouse, with the blessed Apostles, with San Pedro Bautista, and with all the Saints who have pleased you throughout the ages, we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life, and may praise and glorify you He joins his hands.
through your Son, Jesus Christ.
He takes the chalice and the paten with the host and, raising both, he says:
hrough him, and with him, and in him, O God, almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, for ever and ever.
The people acclaim:
Presider with concelebrants
THE COMMUNION RITE The Lord’s Prayer After the chalice and paten have been set down, the presider, with hands joined, says:
At the Savior’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say:
He extends his hands and, together with the people, continues:
ur 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; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
With hands extended, the presider alone continues, saying:
Deliver us, 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 distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He joins his hands. The people conclude the prayer, acclaiming:
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and for ever.
Rite of Peace Then the presider, with hands extended, says aloud:
Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your 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. He joins his hands.
Who live and reign for ever and ever. The people reply:
Amen. The presider, turned towards the people, extending and then joining his hands, adds:
The peace of the Lord be with you always. The people reply:
And with your spirit. Then, if appropriate, the Deacon, or the presider, adds:
Let us offer each other the sign of peace. And all offer one another a sign, in keeping with local customs, that expresses peace, communion, and charity. the presider gives the sign of peace to a Deacon or minister.
Breaking of the Bread and Commingling Then he takes the host, breaks it over the paten, and places a small piece in the chalice, saying quietly:
May this mingling of the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ bring eternal life to us who receive it. Meanwhile the following is sung or said:
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. The invocation may even be repeated several times if the fraction is prolonged. Only the final time, however, is grant us peace said. Then the presider, with hands joined, says quietly:
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the living God, who, by the will of the Father and the work of the Holy Spirit, free me by this, your most holy Body and Blood, from all my sins and from every evil; keep me always faithful to your commandments, and never let me be parted from you. 19
May the receiving of your Body and Blood, Lord Jesus Christ, not bring me to judgment and condemnation, but through your loving mercy be for me protection in mind and body and a healing remedy.
Communion The presider genuflects, takes the host and, holding it slightly raised above the paten or above the chalice, while facing the people, says aloud:
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. And together with the people he adds once:
Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.
Prayer after Communion Then, standing at the altar or at the chair and facing the people, with hands joined, the presider says:
Let us pray. All pray in silence with the presider for a while, unless silence has just been observed. Then the presider, with hands extended, says the Prayer after Communion.
ay the sacred mysteries of which we have partaken, O Lord, we pray, give us that determination which made Saint Charles faithful in ministry and fervent in charity. Through Christ our Lord.
The people acclaim:
Candle Lighting and Mission Sending The candles held by the faithful are lighted while the narration is read. Narrator A:
In the beginning, the universe was dark and cold– and the Spirit hovered and brooded and whispered: “Let there be life!... Let there be light!” Narrator B:
The Word was spoken and light and life came into being! God handed the light to human beings and they handed the light on to their children and their children handed the light on to their children. Narrator A:
In the darkest hours just before sunrise, darkness gave way to a new dawn an eternal dawn: eternal light shone upon the world. The light became divided and humans tried to possess it: to claim it as their own. Yet the light was not defeated. Narrator B:
The light passed on to those who loved God’s Word – who translated it – and placed it into the hands of believers. The light passed on to those who sought to understand God’s creation –and explored its wonders. The light passed to those who saw the dignity of human beings And fought to bring justice to the poor– freedom to those who were slaves. Narrator A:
The light waits – Who will keep the light burning in our day? Who will take the light into the world? Who will carry the light– if we do not? Who will carry the light– if you do not?
The presider says:
My dear brothers and sisters, we received this light in Baptism and we are entrusted to keep this light burning brightly. We vowed to spread this light when we were confirmed. I ask you now to keep the flame of faith alive in your hearts. Walk always as children of the light. This is the mission of every Christian: lumina pandit, to spread the light and to tell the world of God’s mercy and love. All sing Tell the World of His Love.
THE CONCLUDING RITES The presider, facing the people and extending his hands, says:
The Lord be with you. The people reply:
And with your spirit. And he blesses all the people, adding:
May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, X and the Holy Spirit. The people reply:
Dismissal Then the Deacon, or the presider himself, with hands joined and facing the people, says:
Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord. The people reply:
Thanks be to God.