Vol: 46, No.48 22ND SUNDAY OF THE YEAR ( C) September 01 2019  
Response: Lord, make us more humble.
1. For the pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious that as leaders of the Church they may imitate Christ who said that he is gentle and lowly in heart, we pray… R/
2. For the Church which is the body of Christ that as Jesus welcomed all who came to him the Church’s service may be extended to one and all, we pray… R/
3. For the youth of today that as they acquire knowledge and high status in society they may conduct their lives with an attitude of humility, we pray… R/
4. For the differently-abled who find it difficult to come to the mainstream of society that such people may be given respect and honour as Jesus has repeatedly told in his discourses, we pray… R/
5. For all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly that enlightened by the Word of God we may not seek out glory and respect for ourselves but may take an attitude of humility which will eventually be rewarded by the Lord, we pray… R/
(Pause to pray for personal and community needs)
Cel: God, our Father, we thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus who sought to improve the wholesome character of his disciples including table manners at public gatherings. He taught the lesson that wrong behaviour should always be corrected. Give us the grace that we too may imbibe the values of Jesus who truly remained a humble person. We make this prayer …
May this sacred offering, O Lord, confer on us always the blessings of salvation, that what it celebrates in mystery it may accomplish in power. Through Christ our Lord.
PREFACE VI (Ordinary)
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.
For in you we live and move and have our being, and while in this body we not only experience the daily effects of your care, but even now possess the pledge of life eternal.
For having received the first fruits of the Spirit, through whom you raised up Jesus from the dead, we hope for an everlasting share in the Paschal Mystery.
And so, with all the Angels, we praise you, as in joyful celebration we acclaim:
All: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…
How great is the goodness, Lord, that you keep for those who fear you. (Ps 30:20)
Renewed by this bread from the heavenly table, we beseech you, Lord, that, being the food of charity, it may confirm our hearts and stir us to serve you in our neighbour. Through Christ our Lord.
In this reading the author writes about humility and warns against intellectual pride. A humble person will be loved by others and by God. The warnings against
intellectual pride are often read against the background of the author’s own conflict with Hellenistic philosophy and culture around 200 BC. But they apply to people of any age and are presented here as general statements. Those who
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