Order of Mass: Sunday in Ordinary Time Week XV. Cycle b. July 22, 2012

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Order of Mass: Sunday in Ordinary Time Week XV. Cycle b. July 22, 2012
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Lord’s Day
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me
Blessed is that it hosts the Lord
Entrance Antiphon
Remember, Lord, the gifts of your love, in the midst of your temple. That all men on earth might know and praise because of your righteousness is infinite.
Gloria is said.
Opening Prayer
Let us pray:
Our God, that through the death of your Son you have redeemed the world from the bondage of sin, grant now involved with a holy joy, and then in heaven, of eternal happiness.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ …
Amen.

First Reading
Reading from the prophet
Jeremiah (from 23.1 to 6)
“I will gather the remnant of my flock and give you shepherds”
Woe to the shepherds and scatter the sheep of my pasture, saith the Lord. Therefore thus saith the Lord God of Israel: “For the shepherds who shepherd my people: You dispersed my sheep, expelled, have not kept them: for I will take account, for the evil of your doings, saith the Lord . I myself will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where the driven you, and bring back to their pasture, to grow and multiply. I will give you shepherds who graze, and not fear nor be dismayed, and none lose, says the Lord.
Behold the days come, saith the Lord when I will raise unto David a righteous shoot: reign as king and deal wisely, do justice and righteousness on earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, Israel dwell safely. And they call by this name: The-Lord our Righteousness “


Word of God.
Thanks be to God
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Responsorial Psalm

Psalm 22
R.-“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.”
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack in green pastures he gives me repose; He leads me beside still waters, he restores my soul. R

He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil, for thou art with me thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. R

You prepare a table before me in front of my enemies You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. R

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and dwell in the house of the Lord for years to come. R

Second Reading
Reading the Book of
Ephesians (2.13 to 18)

“He is our peace, he has made the two peoples one”
Brothers: You are now in Christ Jesus. Now, by the blood of Christ, ye who once were close distance. He is our peace. He has made the two peoples one, knocking his flesh the dividing wall: hatred. He has abolished the law with its commandments and rules, making peace, to create the two in himself one new man. God reconciled the two peoples, uniting in one body through the cross, killing, in him, hatred. Came and brought the news of peace: peace to you who were far off, peace to those on hand. Thus, each other, we can approach the Father in one Spirit.
Word of God.
Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, alleluia.


The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, and he sent me to proclaim to the poor the good news.
Hallelujah.

Gospel
† From the Gospel
according to Mark (from 6.30 to 34)
Glory to you, Lord.

“They were like sheep without a shepherd”
At that time, the apostles returned to meet with Jesus and told him all they had done and taught. He said, “Come away by yourselves to a lonely place and rest a little.” Because there were so many coming and going who could not find time to eat. They went by boat to a quiet and secluded. Many saw them leaving and recognized, then all villages by land ran to the spot and forward them. On landing, he saw a crowd and took pity on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he began to teach in stride.
Word of the Lord.
Glory to you, Lord Jesus
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Comment:
In the Old Testament political and religious guides are often presented as shepherds and the people as the flock. The chief figure of the shepherd took effect as from David, the shepherd turned king. The herd is not owned by the shepherds but the Lord, to whom they are your representatives, so he will take accounts. The job of leaders is subverted and this has allowed the dispersal and loss of the flock. The king Joaquin wrongheaded policy prompted the intervention of Babylon. The expulsion is mentioned here seems to refer to the first deportation. The Lord’s intervention is justified because of his flock, is developed in three stages: repatriation of the deportees, appointment of pastors copies and eschatological resonance. He spends the Pastor of pastors-Chief, the Davidic king in whom the Jews put their trust.


Jeremiah is aware of the disorder, the situation of injustice and displacement that has to endure and suffer the people, is because the leaders who have failed to govern in the public good but in terms of their personal interests and class why they have failed as rulers and it is necessary then that God raise up new pastors. The people live longing for change each time the situation presents an opportunity for a new government. The hope and dream that one day there is opportunity to live in justice not end even if the facts show us that the situations remain the same. At this time the problem has worsened over injustice, because the leaders of the people must obey the international economic order, even if hope is not the exits, because it requires the political will of the great leaders of world and especially of those managing the world economy. Today we find more disorder in the world, more injustice, more displacement. Jeremiah’s word to help us continue to believe that justice is possible.


Eph 2: 13-18
This text appears to be an insert in the letter to the Ephesians, is different in language, ideas and form. Insertion in the form of a hymn about Christ: peace and the person who brings peace. Christ broke down the dividing wall, made of two areas: Jews and Gentiles, and destroyed one of their flesh by enmity.
Converting the law in an absolute standard comes as a consequence the casuistry and legalism, destroying the character of law, removes enmity. The major action of Christ which was shown to be our peace was the elimination of the law and dogma, as a rule separating absolute and supreme God and human beings, Jews and Gentiles. If the leaders dispersed, Jesus has the capacity to collect and destroy all that divides and separates men and women.
Paul had had to face the cultural problem in the early Church between Judaizing Christians and Gentiles, and fought until the Gentiles were also admitted into the Christian community. In today’s text reminds us that in Christ all antagonism disappears and all situations of injustice which make men and women of the same culture and cultures, do not understand each other. The gospel is a message of universal nature, breaks down the walls social, political, economic, cultural and sister to all men and women.


Mk 6, 30-34
Mark’s text says today that Jesus took pity on the crowd they were like sheep without a shepherd. The disciples have come from his apostolic work to tell Jesus all that had happened, then Jesus invites them to rest in a secluded place when they get there but was impossible because a large crowd was already in place waiting for them. Jesus understood that more urgent than eat and rest was to address the crowd.
If Jeremiah complains in his time of political guides much more acute is the situation in Jesus’ time. At the time of Jesus the political and religious leaders increasingly dispersed the people. The political, military and economic embargo imposed by Rome was a burden on the people and became more burdensome because there were people who made the game to the Romans, including the Sadducees, who ran the Temple. The king and the tax collectors were appointed by Rome and the Roman military had their strength near the temple of Jerusalem. This situation also offended the dignity of oppressing the people. The tax system was too detailed and had to comply with the tithe to the temple. The economic situation was critical.


The society was divided and increasingly atomized trying to tackle the problem of the moment, some believed in the force of arms, others are isolated and living independently. Expected arrival of God to end this situation and give opportunity to the people of Israel. On the other hand after reconstruction of the temple to return from exile, the laws of purification dominated the Jewish religion to make it a simple compliance, attitude which Jesus does not agree because it is totally separated from life by lack the practice of justice, love and mercy. In a situation like this there is more disorientation and confusion among the people, therefore Jesus is God’s alternative at that time. Many were out of the temple, have been displaced from there by not comply with purification rituals, when they hear about Jesus can relate to his teaching and practice, discover that they are so far from God’s ways, found in him the shepherd instead of dispersing, gathers and gathers. So while the political and religious guides found enough time to rest and eat, Jesus and his disciples have to invent time to meet these vital needs. Marcos acknowledges that Jesus was moved with compassion to see the crowd that walked like sheep without a shepherd, begins to teach. It is the cause of the Kingdom which will consume your time and your life. To this has been his passion and his madness is the kingdom, in another passage of the gospel when Mary and Jesus’ family learn that they have no time to go eat in the work of the Kingdom, come to find him because they think is crazy. Only those who have gone in life motivated for a Cause understand these attitudes of Jesus, and not feel hunger or fatigue to go doing what you like and motivates.
For the life review


God promises his people that will give you pastors who really guided by the ways of peace, justice and freedom. And while we usually deliver the papers, by “shepherds” to one and “sheep”, we must recognize that we must all be “loving shepherds” of all. Do I recognize my responsibility for the fate of my brothers, I feel responsible for his life, his peace, happiness, and always leave the good of others and work for others?

Creed is said.
Prayer of the Faithful
Celebrant:
Lift up your eyes to the Lord and trusting in his mercy, ask him for us and for the world. Invoquémosle with faith saying:
We ask you, Lord.
For the Lord away from the Church all triumphalism.
Let us pray.
We ask you, Lord.
For our pastors, listening to the poor and simple, open to the values ​​hidden from the wise of this world.
Let us pray.
We ask you, Lord.
To reign in our country respect, solidarity and commitment for the common good.
Let us pray.
We ask you, Lord.
That the sick, those who are misunderstood and persecuted, those who are deprived of the necessities of life with dignity, experience the power of Christ that sustains them.
Let us pray.
We ask you, Lord.
For the Lord is the possession and happiness of the deceased.
Let us pray.
We ask you, Lord.
For that we lose in appearance but to discover the presence of Christ in the hearts of our brothers.
Let us pray.
We ask you, Lord.

Celebrant:
Show us, Lord, your love and your faithfulness, hear our prayers and let live with humility of heart.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Prayer over the Gifts
That the sacrifice we offer cleanse us, Lord, and help us shape our lives each day with examples of your Son, who lives and reigns forever and ever give.
Amen.


Sunday IV Preface
Salvation history
The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them to the Lord.
Thank the Lord our God.
It is right and necessary.
It is truly right and necessary, it is our duty and salvation give thanks always and everywhere, Lord, Holy Father, Almighty and eternal God, through Christ our Lord.
For being born, restored our fallen nature, by his death destroyed our sins, the resurrection gave us new life and ascending to you, Father, we opened the doors of the kingdom of heaven.
So, together with the angelic choirs, praise you, full of joy:


Holy, Holy, Holy …

Communion Antiphon
Taste and see the goodness of the Lord, blessed are those who take refuge in him.

Prayer after Communion
Let us pray:
Almighty and everlasting God, you have fed us with the sacrament of your love, may we live always in your friendship and thank continuously
your mercy.
Through Christ our Lord.


Amen.

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