Order of Celebration
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Entrance: Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him. It is fitting, O God, to sing a hymn unto you on Mount Zion; and our vows shall be carried out for you in Jerusalem.
Entrance: "Love Divine, All Loves Excelling"
Welcome: The Very Reverend Michael G. Ryan, Pastor, St. James Cathedral
First Reading: Sister Mary Tracy, SNJM
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul.
He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil,for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,.they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Second Reading: Diane Kocer
Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.
And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.
As it is written: “They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor; their righteousness endures forever.”
II Corinthians 9:6-9
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46
Homily: Father Ryan
Prayers of the Faithful: Todd Vacura, Tom Herche, Herb Simon, Ron Taylor, Dave Valle, Tom Balbo, Jim DeFranco
Preparation of the Altar & the Offerings: "For All The Saints"
Presentation of the Gifts: Carla Colin and Crista Haugen
Communion: "I am the Bread of Life" and "Amazing Grace"
Tribute: Dan Guy
Song of Farewell: "May Saints and Angels Lead You"
Prayer of Commendation: In Paradisum
May the angels lead you into paradise; may the martyrs come to welcome you
and take you to the holy city, the new and eternal Jerusalem.
May choirs of angels welcome you and lead you to the bosom of Abraham;
and where Lazarus is poor no longer, may you find eternal rest.
Procession: "Sing With All The Saints In Glory"
Pallbearers: Ryan Hazlett, Todd Vacura, Rick DeAlba, Gary Bennett, Greg Williams, Rob Wakeley
Greeters: Pedro Castro, Terry Deeny, Ron Hallissey, Jim Linardos, Michael Mott, Larry Prescott, David Ross, Michael Tobiason