Thursday, June 14, 2007

I Finish Putting Together the Program for Saturday

Opening Song: On Eagle’s Wings (Gather 611)

In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

We gather here today in the memory of Kilian Lumban Gaol, the loving husband of Karnatje Manurung and father of Helinda Nominanda, Stephanus Axnanda, Antonia Yoyada and Nicolas Alda. He passed away 40 days ago today.
Death does not end our relationship with God. With our prayers, God will bring his soul and the souls of other faithful departed into the eternal happiness of His heavenly kingdom. Please join us in the readings and songs provided in the booklet.

Opening Prayer

God our Father, full of compassion and love,
To know you is to live and to serve you is to reign. Cleanse us from all our sins, wipe away the tears of those affected by sin and death, and let us live a new life and bring us to an everlasting life.
We make this prayer through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever.

First Reading: Wisdom 3: 1-9

The word of the Lord
Thanks be to God

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 116: 9
I will walk in the presence of the Lord in the land of the living.

Verse 1: How gracious is the Lord, and just; our God has
compassion. The Lord protects the simple hearts; I was helpless so he saved me.

Verse 2: I trusted even when I said: ‘I am sorely afflicted,’ and
when I said in my alarm: ‘No man, no man can be trusted.’

Verse 3: O precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his
faithful. Your servant, Lord, your servant am I; you have loosened my bonds.

Alleluia (Gather 615)

Gospel: Luke 23: 33-43
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Luke
Glory to you, Lord

The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ


Eulogy (by Antonia)

Our Father

General Intercessions

God of our ancestors in faith, by the covenant made on Mount Sinai You taught Your people to strengthen the bonds of family through faith, honor, and love. Look kindly upon Kilian Lumban Gaol, a father who sought to bind his children to You. Bring him to Your heavenly home where the saints dwell in blessedness and peace.
We pray to the Lord
Lord, hear our prayer

For all the deceased, look with love on our dying brothers and sisters, and make them one with Your Son in His suffering and death.
We pray to the Lord
Lord, hear our prayer

For those forgotten souls, spare them, O Lord. Let not the souls You have created be parted from You, their Creator.
We pray to the Lord
Lord, hear our prayer

For us in grief, be our refuge and comfort so that our sadness and sorrow may turn into the light and peace of Your Presence. Grant that at the end of our earthly pilgrimage we may be found in His company with our brothers and sisters.
We pray to the Lord
Lord, hear our prayer

Closing Prayer

Lord, death has hit us hard. It has made us aware of my own mortality and has challenged our faith. Yet, we hope in You. Your power over death and the rewards of your promised kingdom are the only consolations we find at this difficult time. Keep our faith and the faith of all who cared for us strong. Let us always be a source of support and comfort to one another.
In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit

Closing Song: The Hand of God Shall Hold You (Gather 859)

Please join us in a little reception at the Student Center.

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