WEEK XIII Thursday




 We light the Evening Candle and say or sing:

Light and Peace in Jesus Christ our Lord!

~Thanks be to God!


O Adonai, You are my lamp;

~My God, You  illumine my darkness.

HYMN Cuando el Pobre

When the poor ones who have nothing still are giving;

When the thirsty pass the cup water to share;

When the wounded offer others strength and healing…


We see God, here by our side, walking our way;

We see God, here by our side, walking our way.


When compassion gives the suffering consolation;

When expecting brings to birth hope that was lost;

When we choose love, not the hatred all around us…


When our spirits, like a chalice, brim with gladness;

When our voices, full and clear, sing out the truth;

When our longings, free from envy, see the humble…


When the goodness poured from heaven fills our dwellings;

When the nations work to change war into peace;

When the stranger is accepted as our neighbor…

Text: JA Olivar & Martin A Seitz; Music: Miguel Manzano & JA Olivar.




Not to us O God, but to you all honor and glory!

Psalm 113b/115

Not to us, Adonai, not to us,

but to your Name give the glory;

because of your love and your truth,

lest the nations say, “Where is their God?”


But our God is in the heavens

and answers to no one.

Their gods are crafted by hand

nothing more than silver or gold.


They have mouths that are mute

and eyes that are blind;

they have ears that are deaf

and noses that cannot smell.


With their hands they cannot feel;

their feet cannot walk.

No sound comes from their throats,

their makers will come to be  like them

and so will all who worship and trust in them.


Let all of Israel trust in Adonai

who is their help and their shield.

Let the house of Aaron trust in Adonai

who is their help and their shield.


All who reverence God, trust in Adonai,

who is your help and your shield.

God remembers us and will bless us;

will bless the house of Israel

and bless the house of Aaron.


Adonai will bless those who worship

the little no less than the great

May God bless  and grant you increase,

for you and for all your children.


May you be truly blest by Adonai,

the maker of heaven and earth.

The heavens belong to Adonai

but the Earth is entrusted to our care.


The dead do not sing God’s praises

nor those who go down into silence;

but we who live bless Adonai

now and forever, Amen. Alleluia!

Not to us O God, but to you all honor and glory!

Reading   Isaiah 55:10-11

Thus says Adonai: “Just as from the heavens the rain and snow come down
And do not return there till they have watered the earth, making it fertile and fruitful, Giving seed to the one who sows and bread to the one who eats,
So shall my word be that goes forth from my mouth;
It shall not return to me void, but shall do my will,
achieving the end for which I sent it.”


R. The rain and the snow from heaven do not return without watering the earth, * giving seed to the sower and bread to the hungry. V. Even so the Word that comes from the mouth of God does not return empty; *it gives seed to the sower and bread to the hungry. V. Glory to the ONE, to the WORD, and to the Holy BREATH of Life.

Gospel Canticle of Mary


The Sabbath is for human beings, not humans for the Sabbath!

So is the Human One master even of the Sabbath!

It is customary to make the sign of the cross at the beginning of the Gospel Canticle.

My heart + is radiant with the Lord,

My whole being delights in God my Savior.


All people now will call me blessed

For God has loved this humble handmaid.

The Almighty has shown me great favor

Holy is the NAME,


Whose mercy embraces the faithful,

From one generation to the next.

The mighty arm of God,

Scatters the proud in their own conceit,


Pulls tyrants from their thrones

While lifting up the lowly:

Fills the famished with bounty,

And reveals the emptiness of riches.


Rescues lowly Israel,

Sharing such loving kindness,

As promised to our ancestors

To Abraham and Sarah, and their descendants forever.


Glory to the ONE and to  WORD

And to the BREATH of Love!

As always before,

so now and evermore.  Amen

The Sabbath is for human beings, not humans for the Sabbath!

So is the Human One master even of the Sabbath!


Litany of Intercession

You made an eternal covenant with your preople,
– keep us ever mindful of your mighty deeds.


Let your ministers grow toward perfect love,
– and preserve your faithful people in unity by the bond of peace.


Be with us in our work of building a just and compassionate Church and society,
– that in building we may not labor in vain.


Send workers into your vineyard,
– and glorify your name among the nations.


Welcome into the company of your saints all who have died,
– and grant consolation to those who grieve their passing.


Prayer of Jesus

Abba in Heaven, holy is your Name!

May your reign of love come and your way of  loving be lived on Earth as it is in heaven.  Give us no more than the bread we need for today.  Forgive us our sins as we forgive all those who have harmed or wronged us.  Keep us free in times of temptation and protect us from evil. For yours is the glory and power of love, both now and forever.  Amen.


May the Spirit of God + kindle in our hearts the love of God and neighbor that is the fulfillment of the law.  ~Amen 

Let us bless Adonai!    ~Thanks be to God.