1 Liturgical Leaflet for an Active Participation in the Celebration of the Eucharist 10 June 2018 10th Sunday in Ordinary Time Year B. HOW TO BE MEMBERS . OF THE BEST OF ALL FAMILIES . I. n the last two verses of today's Gospel passage, Jesus o ers all of us the possibility of belonging to the best family ever: his own family. But this generous o er has a condition: to do God's will at all times. Doing the Father's will had been Jesus' food all along, with- out uncertainties or regrets. This total and unconditional obedience to the Father in imita- tion of Jesus is also our duty and our privilege.
2 We are expected to do what God wants as a sign and proof of our love for Him. Such generous obedience will leave no room for yielding to the devil's temptation, as Adam and Eve, unfortunately, did. Our model should always remain Jesus, the obedient Son. And whenever our attitude and actuations are such, Jesus will joyfully declare, These are my brothers, sisters and mothers my family with whom I am well pleased.. in the Eucharistic celebration. of good will. We praise you, (Pause) we bless you, we adore you, we P For the times we have ig- glorify you, we give you thanks nored God's commands and for your great glory, Lord God, Entrance Antiphon have yielded to the devil's heavenly King, O God, almighty (To be recited only when no Entrance Father.)
3 Temptations, Lord, have Hymn is sung.) Lord Jesus christ , Only mercy! The Lord is my light and All Lord, have mercy! Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb my salvation; whom shall I of God, Son of the Father, you P For the times we have failed fear? The Lord is the strong- take away the sins of the world, to acknowledge our own hold of my life; whom should I have mercy on us; you take away misconduct, christ , have dread? When those who do evil the sins of the world, receive our mercy! draw near, they stumble and prayer; you are seated at the All christ , have mercy! fall. right hand of the Father, have P For the times we have not Greeting behaved as worthy mem- mercy on us.
4 For you alone are bers of Jesus' family, Lord, the Holy One, you alone are the P Grace and peace from God, Lord, you alone are the Most have mercy! our Father, the Lord Jesus christ , High, Jesus christ , with the All Lord, have mercy! our Brother, and the Holy Spirit, Holy Spirit, in the glory of God our divine Guest, be with you all! P May almighty God have the Father. Amen! All And with your spirit! mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting Penitential Act life. Collect (Opening Prayer). P As we resume the series All Amen! P O God, from whom all good of Sundays in Ordinary Time, things come, grant that we, who let us pause for a while and ask Gloria call on you in our need, may at ourselves if we are properly dis- All Glory to God in the high- your prompting discern what is posed to worthily participate est, and on earth peace to people right, and by your guidance do it.
5 Through our Lord Jesus he will strike at your head, who raised the Lord Jesus christ , your Son, who lives and while you strike at his heel. will raise us also with Jesus reigns with you in the unity of The Word of the Lord! and place us with you in his the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever All Thanks be to God! presence. Everything indeed and ever. is for you, so that the grace be- All Amen! Responsorial Psalm Ps 130 stowed in abundance on more and more people may cause the R With the Lord there is mer- thanksgiving to overflow for cy, and fullness of redemp- the glory of God. tion!
6 Therefore, we are not dis- couraged. Rather, although 1st Reading Gn 3:9-15 our outer self is wasting away, The second Creation Story our inner self is being renewed (Gn 2:4b-25) presents the origin day by day. For this momen- of man as the very beginning tary light affliction is produc- of God's creative activity, and ing for us an eternal weight of emphasizes the very special care glory beyond all comparison, that God took of the first human as we look not to what is seen couple. but to what is unseen; for what Unfortunately, the devil, is seen is transitory, but what disguised as a shrewd serpent, is unseen is eternal.
7 We know convinced Eve to disobey God's that, if our earthly dwelling, orders, and so did Adam. At that * Out of the depths I cry to [which is like] a tent, should be moment, the original innocence you, O Lord; Lord, hear my destroyed, we have a building and happiness of the first human voice! Let your ears be atten- from God, an eternal dwelling family came to a sad end. But tive to my voice of my plead- in heaven not made by [human]. God still loved humankind and ing. R. hands. made the promise that we will * If you, O Lord, mark in- The Word of the Lord! hear at the end of today's First iquities, Lord, who can stand?
8 All Thanks be to God! Reading. But with you is forgiveness, R A proclamation from the that you may be revered. R. Gospel Acclamation Jn 12: Book of Genesis * I trust in the Lord; my soul 31b-32. After the man, Adam, had trusts in his word. More than All Alleluia! Alleluia! eaten of the tree, the Lord God sentinels wait for the dawn, let Now the ruler of this called to the man and asked Israel wait for the Lord. R. world will be driven out, . him: Where are you? He an- says the Lord; and when * For with the Lord is kind- I am lifted up from the swered, I heard you in the ness and with him is plente- earth, I will draw every- garden; but I was afraid, be- ous redemption, and he will one to myself.
9 Cause I was naked, so I hid my- redeem Israel from all their Alleluia! Alleluia! self. Then God asked: Who iniquities. R. told you that you were naked? Gospel Mk 3:20-35. Have you eaten, then, from the Jesus' casting out demons tree of which I had forbidden 2nd Reading 2 Cor 4:13-5:1 and his zeal in ministering to the you to eat? The man replied, Writing to the faithful of needs of the people were some- The woman whom you put Corinth, the Apostle Paul en- times misinterpreted not only by here with me she gave me courages them to look beyond the religious authorities but also fruit from the tree, and so I ate the present difficulties and to by the MEMBERS of his family.
10 It. The Lord God then asked find consolation and hope in the In today's Gospel episode, the woman, Why did you do firm assurance of the eternal Jesus takes the opportunity of such a thing? The woman an- reward that the Lord has in store the arrival of his mother and swered, The snake tricked me for those who remain faithful to some of his relatives to tell his into it, so I ate it. him. This is a message addressed audience (and all of us) that Then the Lord God said also to us. anyone who does God's will is a to the serpent: Because you member of his family. have done this, you shall be R A proclamation from the banned from all the animals, Second Letter of Paul to the P The Lord be with you!