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1 Francis House LITURGY 4th of October 2019 ST PETER & ST PAUL CATHOLIC VOLUNTARY ACADEMY Welcome Opening Prayer- Fr Eddy O God whose gift Saint Francis was conformed to Christ in poverty and humility, grant that, walking in Francis footsteps, may we follow your Son, and, through joyful charity come to be united with you. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.

2 Amen First Reading: Job 19:21-27 Job said: Pity me, pity me, you, my friends, for the hand of God has struck me. Why do you hound me down like God, will you never have enough of my flesh? Ah, would that these words of mine were written down, inscribed on some monument with iron chisel and engraving tool, cut into the rock for ever. This I know: that my Avenger lives, and he, the Last will take his stand on earth. After my awaking, he will set me close to him, and from my flesh I shall look on God. He whom I shall see will take my part: these eyes will gaze on him and find him not aloof. The word of the Lord Response: Thanks be to God Gospel: Luke 10:1-12 The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them out ahead of him, in pairs to all the towns and places he himself was to visit. He said to them, The harvest is rich but the labourers are few, so ask the Lord of the harvest to send labourers to his harvest. Start off now but remember, I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. Carry no purse, no haversack, no sandals. Salute no one on your road. Whatever house you go into, let your first words be, Peace to this house! And is a man of peace lives there, your peace will go and rest to him; if not, it will come back to you. Stay in the same house, taking what food and drink they have to offer, for the labourer deserves his wages; do not move from house to house. Whenever you go into a town where they make you welcome, eat what is set before you. Cure those in it who are sick, and say, The Kingdom of God is very near to you. But whenever you enter a town where they do not make you welcome, go out into the streets and say, wipe off the dust of your town that clings to our feet, and leave it with you. Yet be sure of this: the Kingdom of God is very near. I tell you on that day it will not go as hard with Sodom as with that town. The Gospel of the Lord Response: Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ All: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; Where there is injury, pardon; Where there is doubt, faith; Where there is despair, hope; Where there is darkness, light; Where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;

3 to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Reflection- St Francis of Assisi- Fr Eddy Music- Foo Fighters Times Like These

4 Closing Prayer God Our Heavenly Father, You created the world to serve humanity s needs and to lead them to you. By our own fault we have lost the beautiful relationship which we once had with all your creation. Help us to see that by restoring our relationship with you we will also restore your creation. Give us the grace to see all animals as gifts from you and treat them with respect for they are your creation. We pray for all animals who are suffering as result of our neglect. May the order you originally established be once again restored to the whole world through the intercession of the glorious Virgin Mary, the prayers of St. Francis and the merits of your son, our Lord Jesus Christ who lives and reign with you now and forever. All: Amen

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