LENT 2010
Entrance Songs                      Bless the Lord (Taizé)
                  All sing:                     Bless the Lord my soul, and bless God’s holy name.
                                                         Bless the Lord my soul who leads me into life.
                                                        Grant to us, O Lord (Lucien Deiss)
                   All sing:                     Grant to us, O Lord, a heart renewed
                                                          Recreate in us your own spirit, Lord
Penitential Rite                        Kyrie (Seán Ó Riada)
                  All sing:                     A Thiarna déan trócaire, A Chríost déan trócaire,
                                                           A Thiarna dean trócaire           
Responsorial Psalms
1.                  Psalm 90 (Marty Haugen)
All sing:                                 Be with me, Lord, when I am in trouble
                                                                      Be with me, Lord, I pray.
2.                  Psalm 26 (Paul Inwood)
All sing:                                  The Lord is my light and my help
3.                  Psalm 102 (Ronan McDonagh)
All sing:                                 My soul give thanks to the Lord and never forget all his blessings
4.                 Psalm 33 (Christopher Willcock)
All sing:                                 Taste and see the goodness of the Lord
                                                                  Taste and see the goodness of the Lord
5.                  Psalm 125 (Fintan O’Carroll)
All sing:                                 What marvels the Lord worked for us
                                                                  Indeed we were glad
6.                 Psalm 21 (Liam Lawton)
All sing:                                 My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
                                         Why have you forsaken me?
Gospel Acclamation                         Glory to You (David Haas)
            All sing:                              Glory to you, O Word of God, Lord Jesus Christ
During Lent we call to mind those in our world who are most in need of help. We remember in particular the one in six people who will go to bed hungry tonight. In a spirit of repentance, we resolve to keep them close to us during the season of Lent and to offer what practical support we can by assisting the work of Trocaire. Why not drop into their office on Cathedral Street.
Presentation of Gifts
1.      You Are Mine (David Haas)
2.      In The Shadow Of Your Wings (Ephrem Feeley)
3.      Ag Críost An Síol (Sean Ó Riada)
4.      My Son Has Gone Away (Bob Dufford)
5.      Pour Down Your Love (Gavin Byrne)
6.      Pierced Saviour (Sue Furlong)
Eucharistic Prayer Acclamations – International Mass (Tom Egan)
First Acclamation
            All sing:                 Hosanna in the Highest
Memorial Acclamation
            All sing:                  My Lord and my God
Great Amen   
            All sing:                   Amen, Amen
Breaking of Bread         Lamb of God (Seoirse Bodley)
Communion Songs
1.      Only In God (John Foley)
2.      The Clouds’ Veil (Liam Lawton)
3.      Deus Meus Adiuva Me (Traditional)
4.      Take Me Home (David Haas)
5.      Heal Us, Lord (Liam Lawton)
6.      The Silence and the Sorrow (Liam Lawton)

When a Chinese bamboo tree is planted in its first year it is watered and fertilized but there is no sign of growth. In its second year it is watered and fertilized and there is still no sign of growth. The same happens in its third and fourth year. The fifth year is different. In the space of six weeks it grows to roughly ninety feet. The Chinese bamboo is a real lesson in patience for us all. We all know that sometimes when we pray for something patience is needed. Most of us want the answer now, but God in His loving care may delay or even refuse our request. However, like the growth of the bamboo each time it is cared for something happens. So with our prayers every time we pray something happens. We increase in grace. We may not see or feel it, but it happens.