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N.B. Enclosed below are the Adoration Guides for the 30th and 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time.

 

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

THROUGH THE LITURGICAL YEAR (Vol. 17, n. 48)

October 24, 2021

30th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR B

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY

  “JESUS SAVIOR: He Makes the Blind See”

 

 

(+) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

(A moment of silence)

 

SONG: A suitable Eucharistic hymn or any other appropriate song may be sung.

 

INTRODUCTION

(Cf. Anthony Bloom, Meditations on the Sunday Gospel, Year B, ed. John Rotelle, New York: New City Press, 1996, p. 132-133) 

I believe that one of the reasons which prevents us from being truly ourselves and finding our own way is that we do not realize the extent to which we are blind! If only we knew that we were blind, how eagerly would we seek healing; we should seek it, as Bartimaeus probably did, from men, doctors, priests, healers; and then, having lost all hope “in princes, in the sons of men in whom there is no salvation”, we might, perhaps, turn to God. But the tragedy is that we do not realize our blindness; too many things leap to our eyes for us to be aware of the invisible to which we are blind … If only we could learn to be blind to the visible in order to see beyond, in depth, the invisible, in and around us, penetrating all things with its presence.

 

SILENT ADORATION

OPENING PRAYER

Leader: Lord our God, Father of all, you guard us under the shadow of your wings and search into the depths of our hearts. Remove the blindness that cannot know you and let us come to your saving light. May we see your face that is radiant with beauty, compassion and love in Jesus Christ, your beloved Son. You live and reign forever and ever.

Assembly: Amen.

 

Part I

JESUS MASTER TRUTH

Listening to the Word

 

FIRST READING: Jer 31:7-9

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

GOSPEL READING: Mk 10:46-52

POINTS FOR REFLECTION

Jesus responds with compassion to Bartimaeus. Hearing his vigorous plea and witnessing his pitiful plight by the road of Jericho, Jesus stops and orders, “Call him” (Mk 10:49). Mark narrates that the crowd becomes involved in the compassionate act of Jesus and becomes an instrument of the divine call. They tell the blind man to take courage, get up, and meet Jesus who calls for him. Bartimaeus responds with alacrity. According to Mark’s account: “He threw aside his cloak, sprang up, and came to Jesus” (Mk 10:50). The “cloak” that he throws may have been used formerly to receive the people’s alms. Indeed, the many references to garments in Mark’s Gospel suggest that Bartimaeus is leaving behind the “old order” and embracing a new life. 

           The blind man addresses Jesus with sure hope and confident trust: “Master, I want to see” (Mk 10:51). Bartimaeus is the one and only person in Mark’s Gospel who calls Jesus “Master”. Jesus is veritably the Master who enkindles in him the light of faith. The words of Jesus are magnanimous: “Go your way; your faith has saved you” (Mk 10:52). Jesus does not need to touch Bartimaeus, whose prayer and actions reveal deep faith. Philip Van Linden remarks: “Jesus is his Master! It is just such profound trust in Jesus that Mark wants to elicit from the Christian recipients of his Gospel.”

 

SONG: Any Eucharistic hymn or suitable song of praise may be sung.

 

Part II

JESUS MASTER WAY

Confrontation with the Word

 

POINTS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE HEART

1. What are our experiences of blindness? What are our personal experiences of healing and consolation?

2. How do we bring God’s power of healing and consolation to our community today, especially to the people who are bedraggled, abandoned, lonely, despairing and vulnerable?

3. Does the figure of Bartimaeus inspire us to go to Jesus, to invoke and plead for our needs, and to grow in faith? Like Bartimaeus, are we eager to follow Jesus “on the way”?

 

III. PRAYING WITH THE WORD

(Cf. Commission Francophone, Cistercienne, Tropaires des dimanches, 123 // Days of the Lord, vol. 5, p. 279) 

Leader: I never saw your face,

but those who know it spoke of it to me.

Since that day I expect your passage

and I hear that today is the day.

Assembly: Jesus, our light, Christ our salvation. 

Leader: Blinded by our darkness, far from God, we cry to him.

Lost in the world, with our horizons, we cry to him.

Harboring hope, looking forward to the encounter, we cry to him.

Assembly: Jesus, our light, Christ our salvation.

 

Part III

JESUS LIFE

Acting upon the Word

 

PERSONAL PRAYER

CONTEMPLATING WITH MARY THE FACE OF CHRIST: The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary may be prayed in part or in full.

 

THE WAY OF SOLIDARITY: PRAYER OF INTERCESSION

Priest: Trusting in the Divine Master, the Wisdom of God incarnate, let us turn to him in prayer and say:

(R.) LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER!

1. For the Holy Father’s General Intention for this month of October: Missionary Disciples – We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses to a life that has the flavor of the Gospel. We pray: (R.)

2. For a salutary celebration of the World Mission Sunday 2021 on the theme “We cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20): That this ecclesial event generate the joy of the Gospel and the desire to share the saving love and mercy in Jesus Christ. We pray: (R.)

3. For the Church that she may witness to the joy-giving light of Christ on earth. We pray:  (R.)

4. For those who are spiritually blind, those who grope in the darkness of error, and those who delight in the glamour of sin. We pray:  (R.)

5. For those who seek the true light and, like Bartimaeus, wish to follow Jesus on the way that leads to life. We pray:  (R.)

6. For those who assist the blind, the deaf, the lame and the most vulnerable elements of our society. We pray:  (R.)

7. For our beloved dead that the eternal light may shine upon them and that they may rest in peace. We pray:  (R.) 

(Other prayers may be added.)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

CONCLUDING PRAYER

Leader: Lord Jesus,

may your light guide us

in the darkness and shadows that surround us

in this passing and fragile world.

May you fill us with your consolation

and enable us to behold the full splendor of your resurrection.

 

Assembly: Amen.

  

FINAL SONG: Any suitable Eucharistic hymn or song of praise may be sung.

 

 

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

THROUGH THE LITURGICAL YEAR (Vol. 17, n. 49)

October 31, 2021

31st SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, YEAR B

N.B. In the Pauline Family, SOLEMNITY OF JESUS THE DIVINE MASTER

  “JESUS SAVIOR: He Calls Us to Love God and Neighbor”

 

 

(+) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

(A moment of silence)

 

SONG: A suitable Eucharistic hymn or any other appropriate song may be sung.

 

WORDS OF ST. FRANCIS DE SALES 

Because God created us in his own image and likeness, he ordained that our love for one another should be in the image and likeness of the love we owe him, our God. You must love the Lord your God with your whole heart. This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it: You must love your neighbor as yourself. What is our reason for loving God? God himself is the reason we love him; we love him because he is the supreme and infinite goodness.

What is the reason for loving ourselves? Surely because we are the image and likeness of God. And since all men and women possess this same dignity we love them as ourselves, that is, as holy and living images of the Godhead. It is as such that we belong to God through a kinship so close and a dependence so lovable that he does not hesitate to call himself our Father, and to name us his children … Just as we are the image of God, so our holy love for one another is the true image of our heavenly love for God.”

 

SILENT ADORATION

OPENING PRAYER

Leader: Loving Father,

bless and strengthen your people.

May they remain faithful to you

and always rejoice in your mercy.

Grant them the grace to carry out

your twofold command of love of God and neighbor

according to the example of Jesus,

our Lord and Divine Master, now and forever.

Assembly: Amen.

 

Part I

JESUS MASTER TRUTH

Listening to the Word

 

FIRST READING: Dt 6:2-6

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

GOSPEL READING: Mk 12:28b-34

POINTS FOR REFLECTION

Jesus radically underlines the intimate bond between love of neighbor and love of God. In the Christian concept of love, people and God are inseparably one. This vision that Jesus introduces is refreshing. Another aspect of newness that Jesus brings is the comprehensive vision of neighbor. In the time of Leviticus it means Hebrews only. By the time of Jesus, it includes resident aliens as well. But for Jesus, the word has the widest meaning possible. It includes every member of the human race. His sacrificial death is meant for all. This perspective has a much greater depth and breadth than ever before imagined. Jesus’ questioner, like many of his fellow scribes, is a good man whom Jesus declares to be not far from the kingdom of God. One unequivocal sign characterizes those who are not far from the kingdom: their service of love to its two inseparable objects, God and neighbor.

  

SONG: Any Eucharistic hymn or suitable song of praise may be sung.

 

Part II

JESUS MASTER WAY

Confrontation with the Word

 

POINTS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE HEART

1. What is our response to Jesus’ great command: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart … You shall love your neighbor as yourself”? How do we try to put this twofold command into practice?

2. Are we capable of wholehearted love and service? If not, what do we do to improve our capacity for loving and giving?

3. Do we look to Jesus’ total self-giving upon the cross? Is our life shaped and energized by the Divine Master’s example of total self-giving and sacrificial love? Do we contemplate the Eucharist as the sacrament of love – of the One who has loved us to the end?

  

PRAYING WITH THE WORD

Leader: We adore you, O wonderful Sacrament of the presence

of the One who loved his own “to the end”.

We thank you, O Lord,

who edifies, gathers together and gives life to the Church.

O Divine Eucharist,

flame of Christ’s love that burns on the altar of the world,

make the Church comforted by you,

even more caring in wiping away the tears of suffering

and in sustaining the efforts of all who yearn for justice and peace.

Let your love triumph, now and forever.

Assembly: Jesus

 

Part III

JESUS LIFE

Acting upon the Word

 

PERSONAL PRAYER

CONTEMPLATING WITH MARY THE FACE OF CHRIST: The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary may be prayed in part or in full.

 

THE WAY OF SOLIDARITY: PRAYER OF INTERCESSION

Priest: Trusting in the Divine Master, who taught us the way of love and truth that leads to life, let us turn to him in prayer and say:

(R.) LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER!

1. For the Holy Father’s General Intention for this month of October: Missionary Disciples – We pray that every baptized person may be engaged in evangelization, available to the mission, by being witnesses to a life that has the flavor of the Gospel. We pray: (R.)

2. For the Pauline Family as they celebrate the Solemnity of Jesus the Divine Master: That they may continue to give to the world Jesus Master as the Way, Truth and Life of the world and that they may do to all the charity of truth. We pray: (R.)

3. For those who endeavor to love God and neighbor more intensely and more efficaciously: let us pray.  (R.)

4. For those who love and embrace the poor and vulnerable and for those who share their bread with the hungry and needy: we pray:  (R.)

5. For those who work towards an authentic global solidarity and promote God’s kingdom of love, justice and peace: we pray:  (R.)

6. For all those who have died in the peace of Christ and for all the souls in purgatory: we pray:  (R.) 

(Other prayers may be added.)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

CONCLUDING PRAYER

Leader: Lord,

we rejoice that you are our creator and ruler.

You are the font of love and service.

As we call upon your generosity,

renew and keep us in your love.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Assembly: Amen.

 

FINAL SONG: Any suitable Eucharistic hymn or song of praise may be sung.

 

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Prepared by Sr. Mary Margaret Tapang PDDM

   

 

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