Monday, February 6, 2012

Suggested Mass Line-Up of Songs for February 12, 2012 Sunday Mass


Sunday, February 12, 2012
6th Sunday in Ordinary Time

More than in our society, the lepers in the time of Jesus were condemned to a terrible rejection by the rest of society. Unlike all the people in his time, Jesus let the lepers approach him and he healed many of them, renewing them in body and soul.
There are many types of “leprosy” in our society: physical leprosy, handicaps, drug addiction, extreme poverty, and ignorance. . . . As disciples of the Lord, we are expected to show to the many outcasts in our midst the same concern and practical love which he showed to the lepers of his time. May this Eucharistic celebration bring us ever closer to the divine Model and instill in all of us an active   compassion toward those who are marginalized.

Entrance:
1.      Lungsod nga Balaan, swak sa 1st Reading
2.      Diha sa Halaran
3.      Bayan, Umawit (Borres, Baltazar, Francisco) “’Pagkat kailanma’y ‘di pababayaan minamahal Niyang kawan”
4.      Pag-aalaala (Francisco)
5.      Sing to the Mountains (Dufford) “You have answered my plea.”
6.      Come With Praise (Schutte) Prioritize Stanza 3.

Kyrie:
1.      O Ginoo, Kaloy-I Kami (Fernandez)
2.      Maawa Ka (Francisco-Agatep)
3.      As We Prepare

Gloria:
1.      Himaya sa Dios (Fernandez) with chords of D G F#m Em
2.      Papuri sa Dios (Hontiveros)
3.      Gloria (Acts and Potencies)

First Reading:
Lv 13:1-2, 44-46
is about Moses’ rules on leprosy. 

Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 32:1-11
I turn to You, Lord, in time of trouble, and You fill me with the joy of salvation. 

Second Reading:
1 Cor 10:31 – 11:1
is about Paul’s example. “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” 

Alleluia/Gospel Acclamation:
1.      Pangitaa ang Gingharian
2.      Aleluya (Francisco)
3.      Seek Ye First

Gospel:
Mk 1:40-45
is about the account when Jesus cures a leper. 
1. If You so will, You can make me clean.
2. I will; be clean.
3. Don’t tell anyone about this, but go and show yourself to the priest and for the cleansing, bring the offering ordered by Moses.
4. He began spreading the news everywhere. 

Reading Reflection/Homily:

Martin was a young soldier in the Roman army. Elegantly dressed, he was mounted on his horse one day when he was accosted by a leper begging for alms. The sight and the stench of rotting flesh was so repulsive to the sensitivities of young Martin that his first instincts were to ride off on his horse. But something inside him made his walk up to the beggar. Since all he had was his military coat, he cut it in two and gave half to the leper while he wrapped himself with the other half. It was a very cold winter day. That night in his dream he saw Christ clothed in a half coat saying to the angels around his throne, “Martin has clothed me with his garment.” This event was the turning point in the life of him who was to become St Martin of Tours.
The natural revulsion of Martin before leprosy is nothing compared with the ancient Hebrew attitude to leprosy. To the Hebrews leprosy was not only a most dreaded natural disease, it was also popularly seen as divine chastisement. The story of Miriam, sister of Moses, who was struck with leprosy as a result of her misconduct (Numbers 12) as well as that of Job who was afflicted with a leprosy-like skin disease reinforced their view of leprosy as divine punishment for sin. In the first reading (Leviticus 13) the dreadful practice of ostracising lepers is reported as God’s will: “The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying ....”
But the gospel paints a different picture. Was leprosy indeed divine chastisement? Was the dehumanizing treatment meted out to lepers as described in Leviticus God’s will? If indeed these things were God’s will, then there is no way Jesus, God’s Anointed, would want to heal a leper. If, on the other hand, leprosy is an unfortunate disease like any other, then there is a possibility that Jesus who had earlier healed many sick people would also heal a leper. The leper in the gospel decides to find out the truth once and for all. Ignoring the law that requires him to keep away from people, he gets close to Jesus and kneels before him. Instead of shouting “Unclean! Unclean!”he says to him, “If it is your will you can make me clean” (Mark 1:40). Jesus’ reply, “It is my will. Be made clean!”(verse 41) did two things. First, it restored the leprosy patient to health. Secondly it proved to him and to all that leprosy was not a divine chastisement after all but a disease like any other disease that prevents people from being fully alive as God wants all people to be.
According to ancient Hebrew belief, physical contact with lepers rendered a person unclean. Holy people in particular were expected to keep a safe distance from lepers. Against this background the gesture of Jesus who stretches out his hand and physically touches the leper becomes unthinkable. Has he no fear of being defiled? What is going on here? Jesus is challenging and redefining the traditional views of holiness and unholiness. Jesus is challenging traditional superstitions and prejudices that certain people are impure by the conditions of their health, social status or birth. An Indian friend told me that in his part of the country people of a higher caste would not sit together in church with those of a lower caste, the so-called untouchables. By reaching out and touching the leper and thereby making him pure again, Jesus is teaching us, his followers, to reach out and embrace the dehumanized and the outcasts among us. A deed of solidarity with the dehumanized does not dehumanize the doer, rather it restores full humanity to the dehumanized.
Pope John Paul II has declared February 11, feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, as the World Day of the Sick. Leprosy, thank God, has become a curable disease. Yet the tendency to see some diseases as divine punishment and to ostracise those who suffer from them is still with us. Is this not how many of us still see people with HIV-AIDS? Have you not heard tele-evangelists who teach that AIDS is divine punishment for sin? Jesus challenges us today to abandon such dehumanizing beliefs and reach out in solidarity with these modern-day lepers among us, just as he himself did in his own days.

Offertory:
1.      Gasa sa Gugma (Koro Viannista)
2.      Diyutay lang Kini (Koro Viannista)
3.      Dios Nia Ko
4.      Narito Ako (San Andres) Prioritize stanza 2
5.      Mula Sa’Yo (Francisco)
6.      Paghahandog ng Sarili
7.      Dwelling Place (Foley)
8.      Earthen Vessels (Foley)

Sanctus:
1.      Santos (Cubillas) with the chords of G C G
2.      Santo, Santo, Santo (Que) with the chords of Cm Bb Ab Eb Fm
3.      Holy, Holy, Holy (Benitez) with the chords of  A D E A

Acclamation:
1.      Among Gihandum
2.      Si Kristo ay Namatay (Brasil) with chords G-Dsus (intro) G D
3.      Dying

Amen:
1.      Amen, Aleluya with the chord of G Em C D7
2.      Amen Alleluia (Bayogos) with the chord of D-F#m-G-A (intro)
3.      Amen (World Youth Day ’95)

Pater Noster:
1.      Amahan Namo (Villanueva) with the chord of D-Em-Ddim-d (intro)
2.      Ama Namin (Vinteres) with the chord of G C G C D7
3.      Our Father (Alipio) chord of E G# A B7

Doxology:
1.      Kay Imo Man, chords of A D E7 A F#
2.      Sapagkat
3.      For the Kingdom

Agnus Dei:
1.      Cordero sa Dios (Villanueva) G C G C B7 Em G7 C
2.      Kordero ng Dios (Que)
3.      Lamb of God (Folk)

Communion:
1.      Gugma’g Paglaum (Fernandez)
2.      Ang Kinabuhing Mahinungdanon
3.      Natawag Ko na Ikaw
4.      O Hesus, Hilumin Mo (Francisco)
5.      Awit ng Paghilom (Aquino)
6.      Pagsibol (Aquino)
7.      Gabing Kulimlim (Arboleda, Francisco)
8.      Far Greater Love (Go, Francisco)
9.      God of Silence (Francisco)
10.  I Seek You for I Thirst (Valdellon)
11.  In Him Alone (Francisco)
12.  Lead me Lord (De Pano)
13.  Your Heart Today (Francisco)

Recessional:
1.      Kinsa?
2.      Ang Tawag
3.      Humayo’t Ihayag (Francisco, Catalan, Go)
4.      Magpasalamat Kayo sa Panginoon (Ramirez) prioritize stanza 2
5.      I Will Sing Forever (Francisco)
6.      All My Days (Schutte, Murray)
7.      My Heart’s Thanksgiving (Aquino)

Don’t forget that this Saturday is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and the Pope declared it as World Day of the Sick. So you can bring your sick brothers and sisters to attend the mass (it depends on your parish schedule) so that they can be receive the healing prayer from your priest. Just believe and have faith to GOD. Have a wonderful week everyone… J

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