12th Sunday of Ordinary Time Year C

Published on 13 Jun 2016
Fr Frans van der Lugt SJ...but anyone who loses his life for my sake, that man will save it

Let us pray
to God whose fatherly love keeps us safe.
God of the universe, we worship you as Lord.
God, ever close to us, we rejoice to call you Father.
From this world’s uncertainty we look to your covenant.
Keep us one in your peace, secure in your love.

For you my soul is thirsting, O God, my God. Responsorial Psalm 62

Your love, Lord, is better than life, my lips will speak your praise.
Responsorial Psalm 62

In Christ there are no more distinctions between Jew and Greek, slave and free, male and female, but all of you are one in Christ Jesus.
Galatians 3:28

Anyone who loses his life for my sake, that man will save it. 
Luke 9:24

Lord … purify us in mind and heart and make us always eager to serve you.
Prayer over the Gifts

I am the Good Shepherd; I give my life for my sheep, says the Lord.
Alternative Communion Antiphon

Today’s readings invite us to consider the implications of making choices in Jesus’ name.

I read the Opening Prayer … slowly … pausing where I feel drawn, focusing, perhaps:

*  on the occasions when I have experienced God’s intimacy

*  on the times when God has led me through uncertainty

*  on the confusion of the world that surrounds me, but does not frighten me, because I know God is with me.

 I pray for the world in its confusion, and for myself in my confusion. I ask God to show us the way as I pray Our Father …