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Apostolate to the Handicapped 10/20/19

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Apostolate to the Handicapped 10/20/19
Apostolate to the Handicapped 10/20/19
Apostolate to the Handicapped 10/20/19


-sorry, honey.

>> in the name of the father, and of the son and of the holy spirit.

>> amen.

>> the lord be with you.

>> and with your spirit.

>> good morning, welcome as we are privileged to celebrate through the goodness of television on this 29th sunday of ordinary time.

Let's take a moment to prepare ourselves to celebrate this mass as we call to mind and acknowledge our sins, open our hearts to god for forgiving praise.

>> lord jesus, king of heaven and earth, lord have mercy.

>> lord have mercy.

>> lord jesus vigilant protector of all, christ have mercy.

>> christ have mercy.

>> lord jesus judge of the living and the dead, lord have mercy.

>> lord have mercy.

>> almighty god have mercy on us, forgive us from our sins and bring us to life everlasting.

>> amen.

>> glory to god in the highest, and on earth peace to people of goodwill.

We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for you're great glory.

Lord god, heavenly king of god, almighty father.

Lord jesus christ, only begotten son, lord god, lamb of god, son of the father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

You take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer.

You are seated at the right hand of the father, have mercy on us.

For you alone are the holy one, you alone are the lord.

You alone are the most high, jesus christ, with the holy spirit in the glory of god the father.


>> let us pray.

>> almighty ever living god, grant that we may always conform our will to yours.

To serve your majesty and sincerity of heart.

Through our lord jesus christ your son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the holy spirit, one god forever and ever.

>> amen.

>> a reading from the book of exodus.

In those days,, like came and waged war against israel.

Moses therefore said to joshua, pick out certain men and tomorrow go out and engage standing on top of the hill with the staff of god my hand.

So joshua did as moses told him, he engaged amalek in battle after moses climbed to the top of the hill with erin and her.

As long as moses kept his hands raised up israel had the better of the fight.

But when he let his hands rest, amalek had the better of the grew tired, so they put a rock in place for him to sit on.

Meanwhile aaron and hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other so that his hands remained steady until sunset.

Joshua mowed down amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.

The word of the lord.

>> thanks be to god.

>> our help is from the lord who made heaven and earth.

>> our help is from the lord who made heaven and earth.

>> i lift up my eyes towards the mountains, whence shall help come to me?

My hope is from the lord, who made heaven and earth.

Our help is from the lord, who made heaven and earth.

>> may he not suffer your foot to slip, may he slumbered not who guards you, indeed he neither slumbers nor sleeps, the guardian of israel.

>> our help is from the lord, who made heaven and earth.

>> the lord is your guardian, the lord is your shade, he is beside you at your right hand.

The son shall not harm you by day, nor brought the moon by night.

Our help is from the lord who made heaven and earth.

>> the lord who guard you from all evil, he will guard your life.

The lord will guard your coming and you're going, both now and forever.

>> our help is from the lord who made heaven and earth.

>> a rating from the second letter of st.

Paul to timothy.

>> beloved, remain faithful to what you have learned and believed, because you know from whom you learned it, and that from infancy you have known that sacred scriptures.

Which are capable of giving you wisdom for salvation through faith in christ jesus.

All scripture is inspired by god and is useful for teaching, for refutation, for correction and for training in righteousness.

So that one who belongs to god may be competent equipped for every good week.

I charge you in the presence of god and of jesus christ, who will judge the living and the dead and by his appearing and his kingly power.

Proclaim the word, be persistent whether it is convenient or inconvenient, convince, reprimand, encourage their all patients in teaching.

The word of the lord.

>> thanks be to god.

>> alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

>> the word of god is living and effective, discerning reflections and thoughts of the heart.

>> alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.

>> the lord be with you.

Reading from the holy gospel according to luke.

>> glory to you oh lord.

>> jesus told his disciples a parable about the necessity for them to pray always without becoming weary.

He said, there was a judge in a certain town neither fear god nor respected any human being.

And a widow in that town who used to come to him and say, render a just decision for me against my adversary.

For a long time the judge was unwilling, but eventually he thought, while it is true that i neither fear god nor respect any human being, because this widow keeps bothering me i shall deliver a just decision for her last she finally come and strike me.

The lord said, pay attention to what the dishonest judge says.

Will not god then secure the rights of his chosen ones who call out to him day and night?

Will he be slow to answer them?

I tell you, he will see to it that justice is done for them speedily.

But when the son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?

The gospel of the lord.

>> praise to you lord jesus christ.

>> this morning we are invited the sacred scripture to reflect on the gift of prayer.

The gift and as we continue to live and grow more deeply in our relationship with the lord, with each other, i how important prayer is in our lives.

In our face, a long time ago augustine said one time that pray as though everything depended on god, work as though everything depended on you.

A great saying, pray as though everything depended on god, work as though everything depended on you.

In the scriptures this morning that we have three great images that are very much a part of our reflection on prayer.

The first reading of moses standing on a mountain praying with outstretched arms then as long as he was praying in his arms were stretched out, the israelites were winning in battle.

But once he started to get tired, that things turned to the other side and he had the support of the help of others to help him to keep those arms out and to continue to be persistent in his prayer.

In the gospel, we meet this widow and calling for justice.

We remember in the culture that day that widows basically were extremely vulnerable versus the judge and the gospel's story who were strong and powerful and shrewd and as he made it very clear, he neither feared god nor cared for other people's opinions.

He was pretty self-absorbed in all of that.

It was the goodness of the widows persistence that he changed his mind.

He gave in not because of any kind of sense of generosity or truthful response to the widow, but more because she was really bothering him and almost the sense of wanting to dismiss her to get her away.

If he just gave into whatever she wanted.

Paul writing to timothy in the second rating, he spoke words of encouragement to them.

For them to remain faithful, to stand firm, to be committed and those are such qualities of discipleship for all of us who are followers of jesus christ.

To be faithful, to stand firm and to be committed.

So all of those wonderful qualities and all the wonderful teachings about all of us called to be persistent in our prayer.

Knowing that there are times and maybe our prayers, prayer life is difficult.

But we are called to pray anyway.

The difficulty is that we pray hard and hard over and over again, in the midst of endless suffering in our lives and in our world.

That we pray in the face of fairness of life sometimes which is very true.

We pray in the face of cruelty that some people choose to be about the sin of other people.

Cries for justice.

So many different times that we pray and maybe can become tired because we keep praying for things to change in life and things to become different.

But in the midst of that, the lord again in the readings this morning who just invites us to be faithful.

To trust god.

To trust to that that god is not like that cruel judge just being dismissive or giving us whatever we want just to get us to be quiet in our prayers or in our requests.

But our god is all about god in us.

It's a great word, it is a trusting that our god is all about who god is that we trust and in trust our needs, whatever it might be.

Trust that the lord says to us in a number of different ways that no matter what, our circumstances are that no matter what our petitions are, our prayers, that god acts towards us, not on the basis always of our needs but on the overwhelming power of god.

So do we trust god enough is our faith strong enough?

To be able to be persistent in our prayers and give our needs, give our lives over to the lord and know that our god, our heavenly father will always respond to us.

Maybe not always in the ways we are telling or expecting god to respond, but jesus makes it very clear that god not only listened attentively to our prayers but will always answer us.

In god's good way and time.

Perhaps similar to all who are parents and or educators or those who work with young people is that we don't always let the cruel judge in the gospel maybe sometimes get into when children are asking give me give me give me and become bothersome and what they want.

Maybe sometimes parents given to that.

But we can also trust that parents are always looking to what is something that their son and daughter might need more than just what they might want.

There is a big difference, approach him with that kind of loving, listening and trusting god's faithfulness.

To trust also, that in our prayers that we are just not asking god to do something for us like a magician or to take care of issues or whatever it might be.

But it also calls for our continued commitment and our faith to do all that we can do to bring about what we are praying for.

So as we pray for the people, things to change in our relationships or in our society, whatever it might be.

What are you and i doing to make a difference in all of those relationships and making a difference in our families, in our schools.

With our neighbors, whoever it might be.

That the way we live truly needs to be in harmony with what we pray for.

So there is this great communication of giving our lives to the lord, but also tapping the lord's grace to be able to say sometimeswhat do i need to do to change or do i need to become more active in exactly with what and for whom i am praying.

So that we cannot only be persistent, but allowing our prayers to change ourselves and we will change god but we can change ourselves.

One of the greatest changes again is our growing faithfulness, our trust in the lord.

By putting our lives in god's hands and out of that special love and concern for everyone knowing that god is always persistently in love with us.

>> this morning with the apostles creed we profess our faith.

>> i believe in god, the father father almighty creator of heaven and earth.

In jesus christ his only son our lord, who was conceived by the holy spirit born of the virgin mary suffered under pontius pilate, was crucified died and was buried.

He descended into hell on the third day he rose again from the dead, he ascended into heaven is seated at the right hand of god the father almighty.

From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the holy spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.


>> god our father never tires of hearing our prayers.

The lights in us asking for help.

So we now bring our needs to our lord.

>> by their example and prayerful humility, that pope francis, bishop donald and all who minister to the face needs of others may be instruments of persistence in prayer and a deep relationship with god.

We pray to the lord.

>> lord hear our prayer.

>> for all elected officials who govern over the lives of others that they exercise their civic and social duties towards the common good of all, we pray to the lord.

>> lord hear our prayer.

>> that we may be persistent in prayer and never lose heart and god to answer our prayers.

We pray to the lord.

For the sick, disabled, poor, lonely, homeless and those feeling abandoned by society that they have hope in the love and compassion of god and others.

We pray to the lord.

>> lord hear our prayer.

>> that the risen christ will take by the hand our beloved who have died into eternal life, especially menzo bronson, the intention of this mass.

We pray to the lord.

>> lord hear our prayer.

>> for all the prayers we hold in our hearts and now remember in silence.

We pray to the lord.

>> lord hear our prayer.

>> ever present father, guide our every step and grant us the desire and perseverance we need to arise safely home to you.

This we ask through your son, jesus christ our lord.

>> amen.

>> blessed are you lord of all creation for three goodness we received the bread we offer you.

Fruit of the earth and work of human hands, it will become for us the life of bread.

>> blessed be god forever.

>> blessed are you lord of all creation fourth-year goodness we have received the one we offer you.

Fruit of the vine and work of human hands, it will become our spiritual drink.

>> blessed be god forever.

>> pray sisters and brothers that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to god the almighty father.

>> 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.

>> grant us lord, we pray a sincere respect for your gifts.

That through the purifying action of your grace, we may be cleansed by the very mysteries we serve.

Through christ our lord.

>> amen.

And with your spirit.ou.

>> 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.

>> it is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation.

Always and everywhere to give you thanks lord holy father, almighty eternal god.

For a new, we live and move and have our being.

While in this body we not only experience the daily effects of your care, but even possess the pride of life eternal.

For having received the first spirit through whom you have raised up jesus from the dead.

We hope for an everlasting share mystery.

With all the angels, we praise you, as a joyful celebration, holy, lord god of hosts.

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.

>> you are indeed holy old lord, the fount of all holiness.

Make holy therefore these gifts we pray by sending down your spirits upon them like they do fall.

So that they may become for us the body and blood of our lord, jesus christ.

At the time he was betrayed and then entered willingly into his passion, he took bread and giving thanks broke it and gave it to his disciples saying take this, all of you and eat of it.

For this is my body, which will be given up for you.

>> in a similar way when supper was ended he took the chalice and once more giving thanks, he gave it to his disciples saying take this all of you and drink from it.

For this is the chalice of my blood, the blood of a 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.

>> the mystery of faith, we proclaim your death the lord and professor resurrection.

Until you come again.

>> 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 is worthy to be in your presence and minister to you.

Humbly we pray that partaking of the body and blood of christ, he may be gathered into one by the holy spirit.

>> remember lord, your church spread throughout the world and bring to the fullness of charity together with francis our pope and donald our bishop and all the clergy.

Remember, also our brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection.

All who have died in your mercy.

Welcome them into the light of her face.

Have mercy on us all, we pray.

That was the blessed virgin mary mother of god, blessed joseph her spouse, blessed apostles and all the saints who have please do throughout the ages.

We may merit to be co-heirs to eternal life.

May praise and glorify you through your son, jesus christ.

>> through him and with him and into him god almighty father, in the unity of the holy spirit all glory and honor is yours >> at our savior's command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say.

>> our 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.

Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

>> delivers 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 the stress.

As we await the blessed hope and the coming of our savior, jesus christ.

>> for the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and forever.

>> lord jesus christ to set 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 live and reign for ever and ever.

>> amen.

>> the peace of the lord be with you always.

>> and with your spirit.

>> let's minister his word of peace to those who are near to us.

Peace and christ be with you.

>> 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.

>> 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.

>> lord, i am not worthy that you should enter under my roof but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

>> the body of christ.

>> amen.

>> let us pray.

>> grant a lord we pray that benefiting from participation in heavenly things we may be helped by what you given this present age.

And prepare for the gifts that are eternal.

Through christ our lord.

>> amen.

>> the lord be with you.

May almighty god bless you the father the son and the holy >> our mass is now and let us go into peace and love and to god.he lord.

>> monsignor larry bakke, the pastor of saint clare of assisi parish in monroe and the director of the apostolate for persons with disabilities of the diocese of madison, was the presider of this sacred liturgy for the 29th sunday in ordinary time.

Anthony and justin teche were our acolytes this morning, and i am aaron teche, their father.

As members of saint ann parish in stoughton, we are always honored to be part of the apostolate television mass ministry.

Emily rausch of immaculate heart of mary parish in monona provided our ministry of music.

Our american sign language interpreter, michele guyette of saint dennis parish in madison, enabled the deaf and hard of hearing to share in worship with us, as well as closed captioning provided by the apostolate.

On your behalf, and that of the apostolate, we express our continued gratitude to the owner, management and staff of wisc-tv for the generosity, public service, and social concern that enable us to bring this program of faith, hope, and inspiration to persons of all faiths living with disabilities.

Have you annual advent/christmas party in monroe will be held on saturday, december 7th!

Mark your calendars now!

More information will be mentioned next week.

Make it a beautiful coming week!

And, in faith, may you believe that the lord will guard you from all evil and he will guard your life!

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