FILIPINO PARISH NETHERLANDS
Memorial Mass and Celebration of the Holy Eucharist
2 October, 2011, Old Catholic Church, Amsterdam
Priest/Minister (P/M): In the Name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit/People: Amen.
P/M:O sing a new song to the Lord; Sing to the Lord all the earth. O sing to the Lord, bless his name. Proclaim his help from day to day (Psalm 96:102).
People: Once again we are gathered here together in the Lord. We therefore pray and praise him and listen to his Word.
P/M: Almighty God, to you all hearts are open, all desires known, and from you no secrets are hid: Cleanse our hearts by your Holy Spirit, that we ay truly love you, and worthily praise your Holy Name, through Christ our Lord/People: Amen
P/M: Hear what the Lord Jesus Christ says:”You shall love the Lord your God with all your hearts, and with all your mind, and with all your strength”. This is the first and the great commandment. And the second is like it:”You shall love your neighbor as yourself”. On these two commandments depends all the Law and the Prophets.
P/M: Let us humbly confess our sings against God and our neighbors. (All kneel. Silence is kept for a time)
People and P/M: We confess to God Almighty, to all saints, and to each other, that we have sinned in what we have thought, in what we have said, in what we have done, and what we have failed to do; and it was our own fault. Therefore, we beg God to have mercy on us, and we ask all the saints to pray for us to the Lord our God. Amen.
P/M(turning to the people): Almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and keep us in eternal life, through Christ our Lord./People: Amen
People: Set us free to begin again, to sing a new song. The Lord’s work be praised.
Welcome and Announcements
P/M and people (all stand) : Gloria in Excelsis
Glory to God in the highest, and peace to His people on earth. Lord God, heavenly King, Almighty God the Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praised you for your glory. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, Lord God, Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world, have mercy on us. You are seated at the right hand of he Father, receive our prayers. For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are the Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit in the glory of God the Father. Amen.
Remembering and Honoring Bishop Alberto Ramento and Church Martyrs in the Movement for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation in the Philippines”
1). Slide presentation on Bishop Ramento, by Jun Saturay, Rice and Rights and remarks by Theo Droog, NFS (Netherlands-Philippines Solidarity)
2). Presentation of the book publication: Catholicity in Times of Globalization: Remembering Alberto Ramento-Martyred Bishop of Peasants and Workers, by Rev. Fr. Dr. Peter-Ben Smit, Old Catholic Church
3).Roll Call of other church martyrs since 2001
4.) Reading of messages and statements (full or excerpts)
5). Candle lighting in front picture/poster of Bsp Ramento and other martyrs, while singing the song PANANAGUTAN
P/M: The Lord be with you/People: And also with you.
A Reading from the Old Testament: Psalm 31:23-24-Love the Lord, all you his saints! The Lord preserves the faithful, but abundantly requites him who acts haughtily. Be strong and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord.
The Epistle: 1 Peter:4:14,16-If you are reproached for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. Yet if one suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but under that name let him glorify God.
The Gospel (All stand): P/M: The Holy Gospel according to Luke 4:18-19. The Gospel of the Lord; “ The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor, He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord”. People: Praise to you, Lord Christ.
The Apostles CREED (Please read aloud the text of the Creed which is most meaningful to you).
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again, he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, and the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting. Amen.
Sumasampalataya ako sa Dios, Amang Makapangyarihan, na lumilikha ng langit at lupa. Sumasampalataya ako kay Hesukristo, ang bugtong na anak ng Dios, aming Panginoon. Siya’y ipinaglihi sa pamamagitan ng Banal na Espiritu at isinilang ni Birheng Maria. Nagpakasakit sa panahon ni Pontius Pilato, ipinakop sa krus, namatay at inilibing. Bumaba Siya sa lugar ng mga patay, pagkaraan ng tatlong araw ay muling nabuhay. Umakyat Siya sa langit at nalulok sa kanan ng Ama. Siya’y muling babalik upang hukuman ang mga buhay at mga patay.
Sumasalampalataya ako sa Espiritu Santo, sa banal na Pangdaigdigang Simbahan, sa kaisahan ng mga Santo, sa kapatawaran ng mga kasalanan, ang pagkabuhay na muli at ang buhay na walang hanggan. Amen.
The prayer for particular needs and persons may be announced here, or in the course of the Petition.
P/M: Let us pray for the whole Church of Christ, and for all people according to their needs/ The people kneel.
P/M: Almighty and everlasting God, you have taught us by your Holy Word, to pray and give thanks for all people: we ask you now to receive our prayers which we offer to your divine Majesty/People: Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader: We pay for all Christian people, their ministers, priests and teachers, that by word and example, they may bring many to faith and obedience in Christ/People: Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader: We ask you to rule the hearts of those who bear the authority of government that they may govern with justice and promote peace and unity among all people/ People: Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader: We pray for all those who suffer: the poor and lonely, the sick and afflicted, the tempted and those who grieve./People: Lord, hear our prayer.
Reader: We pray for prisoners and those who are oppressed, or persecuted, that they may love and serve one another in the bond of Christ/People: Lord, Hear our prayer.
Reader: We pray for the dying, that they may rise to eternal life and for the departed, that they may rest in peace/People: Lord, Hear our prayer.
P/M: Let use commit ourselves, one with another, to our God/People: Lord. Have mercy.
P/M: Let us remember before God all who are near and dear to us, those present and those absent, that we may love and serve one another in the bond of Christ/People: Lord, have mercy.
P/M: Heavenly Father, you have promised to hear what we ask in the name of our Son. We pray you, accept and fulfill our petitions. Amen.
The HOLY EUCHARIST
The Peace (All stand): P/M: Brothers and sisters, we are one Body of Christ by one Spirit, we were baptized into one Body; People: Let us keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
P/M: The peace of the Lord be always with you./People: And also with you.
The Priest/Minister and People give each other the Greetings of Peace
P/M: Give the Lord honor due his name; bring presents and come into his presence. Let us with gladness present offerings of our life and work to the Lord.
The People are seated while the Offeratory is prepared.
All stands and says the following prayers: At the offering of the Alms: Everlasting God, you have given us all we have, your bounty supplies all our needs: We, your humble servants, offer you this token of our gratitude for all your blessings. Amen
At the offering of the Bread: Eternal God, you caused the grain to grow and from it we have made this Bread: We offer it to you that it may become for us the Bread of Life. Grant that we who shall receive it may be untied in the bond of live. Amen.
At the offering of the Wine: God Almighty, accept this Wine, we have made from your gifts: May it become our spiritual drink; that we who shall receive it, may be refreshed and renewed for your service. Amen.
P/M: Pray, brothers and sisters, that our sacrifice may be acceptable to God the Father Almighty
People: May the Lord receive our sacrifices, for the praise and glory of His name, for our good and that of all His Church.
The GREAT THANKSGIVING
P/M: The merciful goodness of the Lord endures forever and ever on those who fear Him, and His righteousness from generation to generation/People: Even on those who keep His covenant and remember His commandments and to them
P/M: The Lord has set His throne in heaven; and His Kingship has dominion over all.
People: Praise the Lord, you angels of His: you mighty ones who do His bidding, and listen to the voice of His word.
P/M: Lift up your hearts/People: We lift them up to the Lord
P/M: Let us give thanks to the Lord our God/People: It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
P/M: It is right, it is our duty and our joy, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, O Lord, Holy father, Almighty, everlasting God./People: Amen
The People may kneel. Silence is kept for a time
P/M: As our Savior Christ has taught us, with confidence, we pray
P/M and people: The Lord’s Prayer in English and Pilipino, after which I can be sung by the choir
Our Father in heaven, holy be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Do not bring us to the test, but deliver us from evil. For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen
Pilipino text: Ama naming sa langit, sambahin ang Ngalan mo, sumapit nawa and kaharian mo,sundin ang loob mo, dito sa lupa gaya din sa langit. Bigyan mo kami ng aming kakanin sa araw-araw. Patawarin mo kami ng aming mga kasalanan gaya rin ng pagpapatawad naming sa mga nagkakasala sa amin. Huwag mo kaming ipahintulot sa pagsubok kundi iadya mo kami sa masama. Sapagkat sa iyo ang kaharian, ang kapangyarihan at ang kaluwalhatian, ngayon at magkakailanman. Amen
The BREAKING OF THE BREAD
P/M: Lord, we ask you to deliver us from all evil and to grant peace in our time. By the help of your mercy keep us from sin and safe from anxiety. Through your Son Jesus Christ.
Here the PP shall break the bread.
The HOLY COMMUNION
The Priest /Minister lifting up the Bread and Cup, says to the People: This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. Happy are those who are called to His Supper
(During the Communion time, a song may be sung)
(All) Act of Praise: Our God, our help in ages past, our hope for years to some, our shelter from the stormy blast and our eternal home, we give thanks for receiving our sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving and for feeding us with the spiritual food for the body and blood of our Savior Jesus Christ. Strengthen us ever with your Holy Spirit, that we may serve you in faith and love, by word and deed, until we come to the joy of your eternal Kingdom; through the same Jesus who lives and reigns with you and the same Holy Spirit, now and forever. Amen.
P/M: The Lord be with you/People: And also with you.
Let us pray: Eternal God our Father, you have accepted us as living members of the Body of your Son Jesus Christ our Lord; and you have nourished us with the Sacrament of His victorious life; May we now be read broken and given to people, may your love in us heal the wounds we have made, may your words on our lips speak peace to all people; Send us with vision and strength to serve your Son in the least of His brothers and sisters; so will your Name be praised and glorified, now and in time to come, until all be fulfilled in your Kingdom. Amen;
Song of Commitment may be sung
P/M: The Peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, keep us strong in the knowledge and love of God, and His Son Jesus Christ our Lord. And the blessing of God Almighty, the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, be upon you and remain with you always./People: Amen
P/M: The Lords be with you/People: And also with you.
P/M: Go now and continue to love and serve the Lord.
People: Thanks be to God.
1). Birthday Anniversary: Happy Birthday greetings to our October birthday celebrants: Leizl G. Banog, Bernadette M. De Luna, Catherine P. Palabrica, Chico Guerrero B. Taguba, Fidela C. Canillas (from data in membership form).
2). Know. Claim and Assert Your Rights Information Program: Atty Jose “Pendong” Jalandoni will give a talk on “Legal Rights of Undocumented”, 30 October (Sunday), 2pm at the Social Hall. A speaker on Health/Medical Rights of Undocumented” will be invited. All are welcome.
3). Parish document: The final text of our Parish Constitution and By-Laws is available. It can be forwarded to those with internet.
4). Parish Membership: A). We urge those who already paid their membership fee but have not yet filled up the Membership Form to please do so. These are: Ruby Hernandez, Juliet Cabaldo, Rosalie Catibog, Dennis Catibog,, Susana Agdan, Jeffrey van Gurp
B).Those who have not yet signed the Membership Form are requested to do so.
C). The Membership Fee is 10 euro.
5). Financial Report and Budget will be presented in the Parish Meeting after the regular Mass/Service, 20 November. One way to fulfill our Annual Budget is the contribution during the offerings, of each member of the minimum amount of 5 euros.
6). A Parish Face Book was opened by Consie Lazano-Taguba. Let us make use of it to constantly get connected, to share news and information, songs and poems, prayers and prayer request, visuals, etc.
7).Undocumented Campaign: In our last Parish meeting 18 September, we as a Parish unanimously agreed to support the Campaign Against Criminalization and Deportation of the Undocumented.
8). Our Parish logo: Thanks to the initiative and creativity of our parishioners, we now have a logo. At the center is the cross symbolizing the risen Lord atop a boat symbolizing God’s saving act (Noah’s Ark and the great flood story), safe travel, arrival and departure of travelers. At the sides are the maps of the Philippines and the Netherlands. Forming a circle are figures of people with joined hands symbolizing solidarity and a caring community.
9).Regular Mass/Service schedules: 20 November (Sunday), 2pm. and 18 December, 2pm.
You may please keep this Liturgy with you