The Church of Saint John Bosco Conyngham, Pennsylvania

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1 The Church of Saint John Bosco Conyngham, Pennsylvania 50th Anniversary and Dedication of its Altar Sunday, the thirteenth of October, two thousand and thirteen

2 Introductory Rites PROCESSIONAL GREETING And with your spirit. BLESSING of the BAPTISMAL FONT BLESSING and SPRINKLING of WATER The Bishop blesses our original, restored Baptismal Font. The Bishop blesses the water and sprinkles the assembly as a sign of repentance and a reminder of our Baptism, and to purify the altar. 2

3 : May God, the Father of mercies, to whom we dedicate this altar on earth, forgive us our sins and enable us to offer an unending sacrifice of praise on his altar in heaven. Amen. Glory to God OPENING PRAYER 3

4 Liturgy of the Word FIRST READING 1 Chronicles 15:3-4, 15-16; 16:1-2 RESPONSORIAL PSALM Psalm 27 (Please repeat after the Psalmist) SECOND READING Colossians 1:12-20 GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Celtic Alleluia While the Deacon asks for the blessing of the Bishop, we stand and respond by singing the Alleluia. GOSPEL Luke 24:13-35 At the conclusion of the Gospel, please remain standing while kisses the Book of the Gospels as a sign of reverence. GOSPEL ACCLAMATION Celtic Alleluia HOMILY PROFESSION of FAITH 4

5 Prayer of Dedication and the Anointing INVITATION to PRAYER LITANY of the SAINTS PRAYER after the LITANY DEPOSITING of the RELICS PRAYER of DEDICATION ANOINTING of the ALTAR INCENSATION of the ALTAR LIGHTING of the ALTAR The Bishop places relics of Saint Quirinus and Saint Pius X in an aperture in the altar. The aperture is then closed and the Bishop returns to the chair. The Bishop pours Sacred Chrism on the middle of the altar and on each of its four corners, anointing the entire table of the altar. The Bishop puts incense into the brazier on the altar. He then puts incense into the censor and incenses the altar. He is then incensed and the Deacon proceeds to incense the people. The Bishop gives a lighted candle to the Deacon. The Deacon goes to the altar and lights the candles for the celebration of the Eucharist. 5

6 Liturgy of the Eucharist As the altar is prepared and the gifts are presented to the Bishop, we join in singing: Eucharistic Prayer Preface At the conclusion of the Preface, we join in singing: Holy, Holy, Holy.... The Eucharistic Prayer continues until we join in singing the mystery of our faith: We proclaim your Death, O Lord.... The Eucharistic Prayer culminates and concludes when the celebrant sings the Doxology. We respond: AMEN, AMEN, AMEN, AMEN The celebrant invites the assembly to join in praying the Lord s prayer: OUR FATHER Sign of Peace The celebrant extends the sign of peace to all here present and the Deacon in turn invites the entire assembly to share some sign of Christ s peace. Breaking of the Bread During the breaking of the bread and the comingling, the following litany is sung: LAMB of GOD Communion Procession 6

7 Please join in singing: PRAYER after COMMUNION Concluding Rite BLESSING and DISMISSAL : : : : The Lord be with you. And with your spirit. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Now and for ever. Our help is in the Name of the Lord. Who made Heaven and earth. May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. 7

8 Please join in singing our recessional hymn: Our Mission We, the Catholic community of Saint John Bosco are called to bring others to Christ and in doing so, are brought to Christ. Our Logo Calligraphy letters S for Saint and B for Bosco flank a central cross, styled as letter J for John. The circles above each letter symbolize the virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love and are present in the logo of the Salesians of Don Bosco, our patron. Please join us for light refreshments as our celebration continues in the tented area of our parking lot. 8

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