St Leo’s

Mass for Peace

December 31st 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recorded
You alone are holy, and you alone are Lord,
and you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Glory to the Father, glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.

You alone are holy, and you alone are Lord,
and you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

The Liturgy of the Word

 

 

 

Colossians 3:15-17

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.  Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

 Psalm 84

I will hear what the Lord God has to say:  A voice that speaks of peace;
His help is near for those who fear him and his glory will dwell in our land.
Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.

Mercy and faithfulness have met; Justice and peace have embraced.
Faithfulness shall spring from the earth and justice look down from heaven.
Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.

The Lord will make us prosper and our earth shall yield its fruit.
Justice shall march before him, and peace shall follow his steps.
Let us see, O Lord, your mercy, and give us your saving help.

Gospel: Matthew 5: 1-12

Intercessions  Together we pray:

Father,

We acknowledge your love for the whole human family
And we pray today for those
who live amidst violence, oppression and war.
Comfort those who suffer,
Change the hearts of those who use violence or force
instead of dialogue, charity and the search for justice
as a way of solving national or international problems.
Help us and people everywhere
To learn the meaning of compassion, justice, and mercy,
And to be capable of giving and of receiving forgiveness and peace.

We place the candle before the altar 

 For all nations affected by war or civil violence: including the Holy Land,  the Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Myamar, Afghanistan, the Ukraine, and the troubled countries of Africa….. .   Peace for your people: Let there be peace.

For the United Nations, the industrialised countries plus Russia, China, Brazil and India,  the European Community and all the other rich and most powerful countries: that they may accept responsibility for the common good.
Peace for your people: Let there be peace.

For the Church and the churches – that they may try to work together and give a better witness to the teachings of the Gospel.
Peace for your people: Let there be peace.

For our own country, for the governments in London and Edinburgh, for our national banking and commercial institutions, for all schools, colleges and universities:  that they may promote justice and peace.
Peace for your people: Let there be peace.

 That we all may take account of climate change and the need to care for the world in how we conduct our lives.
Peace for your people: Let there be peace.

For our own families and community:     We pause
Peace for your people: Let there be peace.

 

Finally we pray:

 May he support us all the day long
till the shadows lengthen, and evening comes,
and the busy world is hushed,
and the fever of life is over,
and our work is done.
Then, in his mercy, may he give us a safe lodging,
a holy rest, and peace at last.

 

Jubilee Sanctus recorded

The Invitation:
Eat this bread, drink this cup, come to me and never be hungry.
Eat this bread, drink this cup, trust in me and you will not thirst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Alone: words taken  from the Glory to God © ICEL with Argentinian melody arranged by John Bell and © WGRG.  Ps 84: Words © The Grail, England; music David Harris © Kevin Mayhew.  Graphics © Netta  Ewing Material reproduced under One Licence A-633262 and CCL lic no: 74396