4.30pm practice – cover hymns for mass, the lord’s prayer
5.45pm – revise the lord’s prayer and in christ alone before 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
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)]
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]