7th Sunday in Ordinary Time

4.30pm practice – cover hymns for mass, the lord’s prayer
5.45pm – revise the lord’s prayer and in christ alone before mass
6pm mass
7.30pm – 8.30pm – [Spiritual Com facilitates] – Intro to Lent; Introduction to the “New” Mass
8.30pm – 9.30pm – Practice for Lent

Spiritual com has put in a lot of effort and time [and also prepared 45 booklets for the choir] for our formation program. 
We really hope to have a good attendance from the choir. 
We really appreciate the presence and support of the constant 20-30 Genesians; this year we want more Genesians to be consistent and present – and we hope having a good faith/spiritual formation foundation would allow us to:
1. Understand our role as music ministry, choir for the mass – passionate about making the mass a conscious, full, and active worship for the congregation we serve
2. Understand our role as Catholics in the parish, in the choir, in the society we live in – passionate about forming and growing the community we have here
3. Inspire, give a jolt, and reignite the love of Christ and his Church amongst ourselves and allow us to do the same for the many Genesians who are now merely Sunday Catholics – not realising the talents they can use for God’s glory.

7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Christ forgives our sins
Entrance antiphon: 
Lord, your mercy is my hope, my heart rejoices in your saving power. I will sing to the Lord for his goodness to me

Entrance hymn: Sing of the Lord’s goodness BB #570 [Sing of the Lord’s goodness… mercy he has shown us… new life he now gives to all (antiphon) – forgiveness (readings)]

1st Reading: Is 43:18-19,21-22,24-25 
I it is who must blot out everything 

Responsorial Psalm [Jonathan Chia]
40 Heal my soul for I have sinned against you.

2nd Reading: 2 Cor 1:18-22 
Jesus was never Yes and No; with him it was always Yes 

Gospel acclamation: The Word was made flesh and lived among us; to all who did accept him he gave power to become children of God 
Gospel: Mark 2:1-12 The Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins 

Offertory hymn: Loving and forgiving BB #678 [God forgives us all our sins, saving us from final death (Readings); Remembering the goodness of God (Antiphon)]

Communion antiphon: 
Lord, I believe that you are the Christ, the Son of God, who was to come into this world 

Communion hymn: I am the living bread BB #347 [You are the living bread, life for the world]

Thanksgiving hymn: Only this I want BB #525 [Discipleship, knowing the Lord, bearing his cross, wearing the crown – leading us to Lent]

Recessional: In Christ alone BB #404 [Verse 3&4 – sin’s curse has lost its grip on me… bought with the precious blood of Christ]
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