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Suggested Songs for May 13, 2012 Mass

Sunday, May 13, 2012
6th Sunday of Easter

Jesus said to his disciples: "As the Father loves me, so I also love you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and remain in his love."

1.      Awitan ta ang Ginoo
2.      Awit sa Himaya
3.      Awit sa Pagdayeg
4.      Bag-ong Awit
5.      Awit mga Binuhat
6.      Mag-awit Kita
7.      Buklod ng Pag-ibig (Pangilinan, Hontiveros)
8.      Isang Pananampalataya (Santos & Hontiveros)
9.      Magsiawit sa Panginoon (Isidro & Que) "Magsiawit kayo sa Panginoon; ALELUYA!"
10.  Sumigaw sa Galak (Que)
11.  All the Ends of the Earth (Dufford)
12.  Sing a new song (Schutte). Don’t forget to replace “Yahweh’s people” to “O God’s people.” "Singing Alleluia..."
13.  Water of Life (Haas)
1.      O Ginoo Kaloy-I Kami
2.      Ginoo Kaloy-I Kami (Nars Fernandez)
3.      Panginoon Maawa Ka (Francisco)
4.      Lord, Have Mercy (Francisco-Agatep)

1.      Himaya sa Dios II (Gloria)
2.      Papuri sa Dios (Francisco-Reyes-Torres)
3.      Glory to God (Francisco-Agatep)
First Reading                                                                   Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48
When Peter entered, Cornelius met him
and, falling at his feet, paid him homage.
Peter, however, raised him up, saying,
"Get up. I myself am also a human being."

Then Peter proceeded to speak and said,
"In truth, I see that God shows no partiality.
Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly
is acceptable to him."

While Peter was still speaking these things,
the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the word.
The circumcised believers who had accompanied Peter
were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit
should have been poured out on the Gentiles also,
for they could hear them speaking in tongues and glorifying God.
Then Peter responded,
"Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people,
who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?"
He ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
Responsorial Psalm                                                          Ps 98:1, 2-3, 3-4
R. (cf. 2b) The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.

Sing to the LORD a new song,
for he has done wondrous deeds;
His right hand has won victory for him,
his holy arm.

R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.

The LORD has made his salvation known:
in the sight of the nations he has revealed his justice.
He has remembered his kindness and his faithfulness
toward the house of Israel.

R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.

All the ends of the earth have seen
the salvation by our God.
Sing joyfully to the LORD, all you lands;
break into song; sing praise.

R. The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.

Second Reading                                                                   1 Jn 4:7-10
Beloved, let us love one another,
because love is of God;
everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.
Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.
In this way the love of God was revealed to us:
God sent his only Son into the world
so that we might have life through him.
In this is love:
not that we have loved God, but that he loved us
and sent his Son as expiation for our sins.

Gospel Acclamation:
1.      Aleluya Lamdag Ka
2.      Aleluya Himoa Kami nga Dalan
3.      Aleluya (Francisco)
4.      Salamat sa Dios (Hontiveros)
5.      Celtic Alleluia (O’Caroll-Walker)
6.      Seek Ye First

Gospel                                                                                   Jn 15:9-17
Jesus said to his disciples:
"As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father"s commandments
and remain in his love."

"I have told you this so that my joy may be in you
and your joy might be complete.
This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.
No one has greater love than this,
to lay down one's life for one's friends.
You are my friends if you do what I command you.
I no longer call you slaves,
because a slave does not know what his master is doing.
I have called you friends,
because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.
It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you
and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain,
so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.
This I command you: love one another."

Homily/Personal Reflection of the Readings:
Truly, our Lord gives endlessly. It is so spiritually uplifting to hear how the Lord God loves us without boundaries, giving generously the best of all what He possesses. 

During today's First Reading from The Acts of the Apostles, [Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48] St. Peter, the first Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, gave us three spiritual messages:

1) First of all, when Cornelius, the centurion of the Roman cohort fell at St. Peter's feet and worshipped him, he was made to stand up and to stop it. As St. Peter indicated, he was a god, but a mortal.

The Old Testament Commandments of God the Father that were given to Moses, these being explained to us through Jesus Christ in the New Testament, command us to place God first in our lives. We are to adore one God. We are to worship one God. We are to idolize one God. These words, adore, worship and idolize all mean the same thing. They are synonyms to each other.

How often do we hear someone continuously speaking of a saint? At times we wonder if the saint is more important than God since God is rarely mentioned, if mentioned at all. Has this person placed the saint above God? Has this person forgotten that if one has been elevated to sainthood, it is by the grace of God? Yes, all things are given to us by God. If the saint is a saint, it is because he or she was blessed abundantly by the infinite grace of God. As such, the status of sainthood is a message that we should look above, to He who showers infinite graces on those who love Him, serve Him, and obey Him.

The same applies to movie actors, singers, musicians, etc... How often do we hear that our teenagers or young adults idolize these people? Their bedrooms are covered with souvenirs, posters, signed photos, etc... In that same room, you will not find one crucifix, one holy picture, one religious article, etc... The talented person is being idolized, having been placed above God. But from Who do these people get their talents? It is from God! If one is elevated to fame, it is by the grace of God. And we must never forget that.

2) Secondly, St. Peter said that God shows no partiality. Does God show partiality or not? Some say, "Look at the handicaps, they are not equal. God did not give them as much!" This type of thinking is worldly thinking.

When we apply our spiritual minds, we perceive that God shows no partiality. He created us all equal in His image. Show me one person that has not been created with a soul and a body. Then, I will agree with you that we are not equal.

There is no need for me to prove to you that we all have a physical body. Your eyes affirms this truth. And if you cannot see, then your sense of touch affirms it.

Do we have a soul? The Catholic Church teaches us that we do. The soul is the innermost aspect of man, that which is of greatest value to him, that by which he is most especially in God's image. Soul signifies the spiritual principle of man. (Catechism of the Catholic Church # 363)

In view of the fact that each person, male or female, have a soul and body, God has shown no partiality.

3) Thirdly, St. Peter tells us that the Sacrament of Baptism is not reserved for God's people of the Old Testament. Christ died for all of us. And the proof is the fact that the Holy Spirit poured out His gifts on the Gentiles as much as on God's chosen people of the Old Testament. The Spirit of God does not show partiality. 

From this Reading, we can perceive that God loves us abundantly and gives endlessly to us. He shows no partiality. He created us equal with a soul and body. He does not look at the age, gender, race or nationality of a person. This is worldly thinking. God sent His beloved Son Jesus to die on the cross for the remission of the sins of all those who will accept Him through perseverance in their living faith and the Sacrament of Baptism.

The Second Reading from the First Letter of John [1 Jn. 4:7-10] commands us to love one another because God is love. If God can give us the best of all what He possesses as His sign of love, can we not as His children do the same thing? Can we not shine in our love by giving generously to all in need?

"Whoever does not love does not have God, for God is love." This is a very powerful statement! If we claim to be of God but do not have love, we do not have God. If we create disharmony among our friends, our family or our co-workers, division in the Church, display disobedience to God's spiritual laws by our public behaviour, can we claim to have God who is love? No, we cannot! If we do so, we are only fooling ourselves for God knows the truth. 

God gave us His only beloved Son. He gave us His love. The fullness of God was manifested in bodily form through Jesus, He who died on the cross for our sins so we may live through Him. Truly, does God not give endlessly? As children of God, we are called to shine in love so our love may be a reflection of the Divine love of God for the world.

Reviewing today's Gospel Reading, [Jn. 15:9-17] I have already touched on some of its content. Jesus said that if we keep His Commandments, we will abide in His love just as He has kept His Father's Commandments and abided in His love. Why should we obey the Commandments of God and abide in His love? It is for the joy of Jesus to be in us so our joy may be complete.

Will our joy be made complete if we disobey the commandments of God and are eternally damned? Certainly not! It is through our obedience, by walking our living faith according to the teachings of Jesus Christ, that we will receive the gift of salvation and eternal life in the Kingdom of God. We cannot serve two masters, have a blessed hope in one but live according to the deception of the other. There is one Lord, one God, and we are His children. Accordingly, we are called to shine in His glory by the grace of the Father and the power of the Holy Spirit in the Most Holy Name of Jesus.

Jesus said, "You are my friends if you do what I command you." Wow! This is awesome! Jesus is not saying, "I am your God. Do what I tell you or else!" Nor is Jesus saying, "You are my servants" and I am not accountable to you. No, He is saying, "I am your friend. Here, let me help you and show you the way to the fullness of eternal joy." Jesus has made known to us everything that He has heard from the Father. Through the revelation that was made complete in Jesus, God gave endlessly to us.

We did not choose Jesus. He chose us. We do not have the capability of drawing towards God. It is by the grace of the Father that we are drawn to Jesus. It is God the Father calling us, telling us through His Spirit, "Jesus is the answer. Go to Him."

Why is the Heavenly Father directing us towards Jesus by the power of His Spirit? It is so we may go and bear fruit, fruit that will last. Here, the Bible is not talking about a fruit that will last a year or so. It is the fruit that will last for an eternity. It is the fruit of the Holy Spirit, the fruit of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control." [Gal. 5:22]

By the grace of God, through the refining fire of the Holy Spirit, day by day, we are being transformed in the likeness of Christ. Through the power of love, we are being made holy so we may shine towards others in the fruit of the Holy Spirit. The end result, having been sanctified in Christ, we will inherit the Kingdom of God, not because we deserve it, but because our Lord gives endlessly. God loves you! He loves you (point to the left), and you (point to the centre), and you (point to the right), and me (point to self), and all of us (open arms to point to all). Let us never forget that!

1.      Mugna sa Dios
2.      Diyutay Lang Kini
3.      Nagahalad Kami
4.      O Dios Dawata
5.      Alay Kapwa (Tinio, Hontiveros)
6.      Isang Pagkain, Isang Katawan, Isang Bayan (San Pedro)
7.      Paghahandog ng Sarili
8.      One Bread, One Body (Foley)

  1. Santos (Mass 21 Villanueva)
  2. Santos (Fernandez)
  3. Santos (Hontiveros)
  4. Sanctus (pwede yung latin chant or yung English translation)
  5. Holy (Dufford-Schutte)

1.      Si Kristo atong Handumon
2.      Sa Krus mo at Pagkabuhay
3.      Dying

1.      Amen (chord of A D)
2.      Amen (Francisco, Arboleda, Reyes, Torres)

Pater Noster:
At your choice… If the congregation can participate to sing this, that would be better.
1.      Kay Imo Man (Chord of Am)
2.      Sapagkat
3.      For the Kingdom

Agnus Dei:
1.      Kordero sa Dios IV (chord of Dm-B)
2.      Kordero ng Dios (Que)
3.      Lamb of God (Folk)

1.      Gugma’g Paglaum
2.      Kining Maong Akong Lawas
3.      Way Sukod Man ang Pagmahal
4.      Sa Iyong Pag-ibig (Dublin, Dacanay of Hangad)
5.      Di Matinag na Pag-ibig (Hangad)
6.      Tubig ng Buhay (Valdellon)
7.      Pagkakaibigan (Cenzon & Abad Santos)
8.      Dakilang Pag-ibig (Pangilinan, Hontiveros)
9.      Far Greater Love (Go, Francisco)
10.  God of Love (Schutte)
11.  On Eagle’s Wings (Joncas)
12.  So the Love of God (Schutte)
1.      Ang Tawag
2.      Ang Atong Tulubagon
3.      Humayo’t Ihayag
4.      Reyna ng Langit or any Marian Song
5.      Before the Sun burned bright (Schutte)
6.      I will sing forever (Francisco)

Have a nice day ahead… I wish one day that anyone of you who read this blog will introduce to me J


  1. great help! thank you very much!!!
    God bless you always!

    1. hi dhail... ur wecome... anyway from what parish are you from?


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