Catholic Mass Today | Daily TV Mass, Monday January 18 2021

# ANNOUNCER: From the historic Loretto Abbey Chapel, with the kind co-operation of the Toronto Catholic District School Board, the National Catholic Broadcasting Council presents: The Daily TV Mass Welcome to the celebration of the Daily TV Mass I’m Monsignor Robert Nusca And today, our homilist is Deacon Mike Walsh The televising of this Mass is made possible by the contribution from three donors The first are anonymous donors from Toronto and New York, for the repose of the souls of their beloved parents, Joseph and Mary, other deceased members of their family, and dear friends, especially, Father Paul In thanksgiving, for all of God’s blessings and graces received, continued blessings and good health of the family, especially for those who are ill The second is Francis Hynes from Hamilton, Ontario, in memory of Kieran and Michael Hynes, in thanksgiving for a lifetime of blessings and comfort to the world’s poor The third is Sonia Nanton, from Woodstock, Ontario, for the repose of the soul of her husband Carl Nanton, for the good health of her two sons, and their families, and in thanksgiving to the celebrants, and all those involved in the Daily TV Mass Our thanks to our donors for the gift of this Mass In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit PARISHIONERS: Amen The Lord be with you PARISHIONERS: And with your spirit Brothers and sisters, let us now acknowledge our sins and so prepare ourselves to celebrate these sacred mysteries You were sent to heal the contrite of heart Lord, have mercy PARISHIONERS: Lord, have mercy You came to call sinners Christ has mercy PARISHIONERS: Christ have mercy You are seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us Lord, have mercy PARISHIONERS: Lord, have mercy Now, mighty God, have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life PARISHIONERS: Amen Let us pray O God, who teach us that you abide in hearts that are just and true, grant that we may be so fashioned by your grace as to become a dwelling pleasing to you Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever PARISHIONERS: Amen A reading from the letter to the Hebrews “Every high priest chosen from among mortals is put in charge of things pertaining to God on their behalf, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins He is able to deal gently with the ignorant and the wayward, since he himself is subject to weakness And because of this, he must offer sacrifice for his own sins, as well as for those of the people And one does not presume to take this honour, but takes it only when called by God, just as Aaron was So also, Christ did not glorify himself in becoming a high priest But he was appointed by the One who said to him, ‘You are my Son; today I have begotten you.’ And he also said in another place, ‘You are a priest forever, according to the order of Melchizedek.’ In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications with loud cries and tears to the One who was able to save him from death And he was heard because of his reverent submission Although he was his son, he learned obedience through what he had suffered and, had been made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him Having been designated by God a high priest according to the order of Melchizedek.” The word of the Lord PARISHIONERS: Thanks be to God # # You are a priest forever # # According to the order # # Of Melchizedek # # The Lord says to my Lord # # Sit at my right hand # # Until I make your enemies # # Your foot stool # # The Lord sends out from Zion #

# Your mighty sceptre # # Rule in the midst # # Of your foes # # The Lord has sworn # # And will not change his mind # # You are a priest forever # # According to the order # # Of Melchizedek # # # Hallelujah, Hallelujah # # Hallelujah # # Hallelujah, Hallelujah # # Hallelujah # # The word of God # # Is alive and active # # It judges the thoughts # # And intentions of the heart # # Hallelujah, Hallelujah # # Hallelujah # The Lord be with you PARISHIONERS: And with your spirit A reading from the Holy Gospel according to Mark PARISHIONERS: Glory to you, Lord “John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting And people came and said to Jesus, ‘Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?’ Jesus said to them, ‘The wedding guests cannot fast, while the bridegroom is with them, can they? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then, they will fast on that day No one sews a piece of unshrunken cloth on an old cloak Otherwise, the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and, a worse tear is made And no one puts new wine into old wineskins Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins But one puts new wine into fresh wineskins.’” The Gospel of the Lord PARISHIONERS: Praise to the Lord Jesus Christ My dear friends, this is the first time I’ve had to be with you here in 2021, and I wanted to wish you and your families a very peace-filled year ahead That is something we do hope for, of course, is peace in this year ahead After coming through one of the most difficult years I think in recent memory, one could say that we have been through these turbulent storms And we’re still in them And it actually is…ties in with our Gospel readings over the last little while One of my favourite scholars about the Gospels, actually said that Mark’s Gospel, which was the first to be written, the one that we have been reading from largely over the last few weeks, is a Gospel that’s written on the Tapestry of the Stormy Seas As the first Gospel, Mark has a way of just really getting to the point He moves very quickly, and, um, really deals with the turbulence and the things that Jesus was dealing with In Mark, chapter 1, again, a lot of our readings recently have come from here We go from the Proclamation of John the Baptist There’s no nativity scene Matthew and Luke add that later But we really meet the Baptist right off the beginning And we know that he is the one who is making the way for the Lord And then we meet Jesus, almost right away in his baptism, down by the river Jordan with the Baptists Jesus is the one who has come to baptize, not just with water, but the Holy Spirit And then, a couple of lines on the Temptation of Christ We’ll see that in the other Gospels in more detail,

but this idea that Jesus then goes away after his baptism and spends this time in fasting, but also is tempted So again, he shares completely in our humanity and he returns from this time, moves directly into his ministry, and he starts to call his first disciples with these simple invitations The fisherman, the two brothers, “Come follow me.” And it’s very soon after that his fame begins to spread We have the cleansing of the unclean spirit, and then the leper, which we just had a few days ago One of the most, I think, impactful encounters in all of the New Testament Jesus comes in contact with this man with leprosy, the one who is considered unclean And he does a remarkable thing Yes, he cures him But it often goes unnoticed in this reading, that he reaches down and he touches the man In that one moment, Jesus is willing to be seen as ritually unclean himself by the Jewish authorities, which is what happens when you touch a man, or a person, with leprosy He was willing to risk that to help this man And then, right after that, he invites this tax collector I think it was Monsignor Bianco said, “The hated trader.” To become one of his followers And he sat down and he broke bread with Levi So Jesus starts to get the attention of the authorities We can see that in today’s reading And today’s reading, even though it’s early in the gospel, you can see these tensions starting to really mount And one question that I like to ask groups when I get a chance to talk to them is this question: “What got Jesus killed?” Now, many will put up their hands quickly and say “It was our sins.” That he came to actually reconcile us for their sinful ways Which of course, is actually a better answer to the question, I believe anyway, “Why did Jesus die?” Not “What got him killed?” And one of the reasons that Jesus was killed, perhaps the primary reason, was who he ate with He decided to eat with all of these sinners And what got him killed was he was a tremendous threat to the status quo And we just see the beginnings of that now, in our reading today And Jesus even says, “What good is it to put new wine into old wineskins? Now, you must take this new wine and put it into new wineskins.” And so, it’s a metaphor And there’s many different ways you could look at that, but one way I think is very interesting, at least for me, is to see Jesus as the new wineskin And we, who come to be his followers, through this baptism with water and the Holy Spirit, become the new wine And one of the ways in which Jesus left us this gift, this new wineskin Maybe it’s a second wineskin Maybe it’s just part of the new wineskin Is that he knew we would need to be nourished And he left us the gift of the Mass Now, of course, he didn’t have it all planned out, the way that we have it today That evolved over time And one of the great joys of being involved with the NCBC over the years has been working on the National Catholic Mission And a few years ago, I got to work with Father Michael Coutts, in 2018, where we really looked at the Mass as one of these new wineskins, one of these great gifts that we have been given And when we sat down to look at this, we looked a quote from Pope Francis And Pope Francis said this: “The Eucharistic celebration is much more than a simple banquet It is exactly the memorial of Jesus Paschal sacrifice And here’s what the Pope said that caught me He said “The Mass is the very mystery at the centre of salvation Every time we celebrate this sacrament, we participate in the mystery of the Passion, the death, and the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ So how do we use this new gift, this new wineskin that Jesus has given us, this gift of the Mass? Well, look at how we come together as a community We come together and we collect ourselves First we say, “We are sorry for any sins we may have committed Lord, have mercy.” And then the priest offers this prayer that literally collects us, the Collect, and we say “Let us pray.” Then we hear the gift of the good news, our stories And shortly after that, we have the giving of our gifts, the bread and the wine Which the priest, after that, will give us the ultimate gift, the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, where we remember his Passion, his death, and his resurrection Then we have our community, our communion, our community sharing And sure, with the Daily TV Mass, that’s different And it’s not the same as being in a parish, but we still are all connected by this communion A final goodbye and a blessing, the priest then will summarize what it is that we have talked about with a prayer, offer us his blessing And then I encourage everyone to stay for the final dismissal Because it is there that this new wineskin,

that has hauled us, as the new wine, we get our really reason for being here That is to go in peace, and to glorify the Lord by the way we choose to live our lives Now, the Daily TV Mass community is very special And one of the special gifts that we have is the gift of our community prayer And you will see that in our prayers to the faithful And every so often during the year we come together and we pray for a special cause Just a few days ago, Father Joshua Lobo was here Now, many of you might not remember, but he was also here with us during our week of Prayer for Vocations And, that turned into, then, a few months later, him being ordained to the priesthood So, prayers for vocations I believe is something that we can do as a community We have our Book of Remembrance every November 15…20,000 names were sent in and all of us prayed together for the souls of those that we love that have left And we pray for those who have no one to pray for them And so I’m glad you’re here Thank you for joining us And when we commit ourselves to Jesus, the new wineskin, regardless of our age, our faith comes alive through the great prayer of this Mass Which is why, at the end of the Mass, we can truly go in peace, and we’re called to glorify the Lord by the way we live our lives God bless So, join me now in our prayer, our prayer of our Community for the Faithful Let us bring our prayers to God who created the earth in its fullness, for the Holy Catholic Church, as it continues to speak out against all who would destroy human dignity, human rights, and human life We thank you, Lord Let us pray PARISHIONERS: Lord, hear our prayer For those whose lives are plagued by doubt and despair, that they may have the grace of God to help them We pray to the Lord PARISHIONERS: Lord, hear our prayer And for the lonely, that they may experience God close to them Let us pray to the Lord PARISHIONERS: Lord, hear our prayer And for all of those in the Daily TV Mass community who’ve asked to be included in our Prayer Intentions Book, especially those asking for peace in their family, we pray to the Lord PARISHIONERS: Lord, hear our prayer God of Heaven and Earth, you reward those with clean hands and pure hearts In our unworthiness, we bring our prayers to you through Christ, Jesus, our Lord, amen Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation For through your goodness, we receive the bread we offer you, fruit of the earth, the work of human hands that will become, for us, the bread of human life PARISHIONERS: Blessed be God forever Through the mingling of this water and wine, we come to share in the divinity of Christ, who humbled himself to share in our humanity Blessed are you, Lord, God of all creation For through your goodness, we receive the wine we offer you, fruit of the vine, the work of human hands, that will become our spiritual drink PARISHIONERS: Blessed be God forever Lord, we ask you to receive us and be pleased with the sacrifice we offer you with humble and contrite hearts (Speaking Latin) Pray, brothers and sisters, that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father PARISHIONERS: May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of His name, for our good, and the good of all His Church May this oblation, O Lord, we pray, cleanse and renew us And may it become, for those who do your will, the source of eternal reward We ask this through Christ our Lord PARISHIONERS: Amen The Lord be with you PARISHIONERS: And with your spirit Lift up your hearts PARISHIONERS: We lift them up to the Lord Let us give thanks to the Lord, our God PARISHIONERS: It is right and just It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, always and everywhere to give you thanks, Lord, Holy Father Almighty, and eternal God through Christ our Lord In Him, you have been pleased to renew all things, giving us all a share in his fullness For though he was in the form of God, he emptied himself And by the blood of his cross brought peace to all creation Therefore, he has been exalted above all things And to all who obey him, has become the source of eternal salvation So now, with the angels, the archangels, with thrones and dominions, with all the hosts and powers of Heaven, we sing the hymn of your glory, as without end, we acclaim (Organ playing) # Holy # # Holy # # Holy Lord, God of hosts #

# Heaven and Earth # # Are full of your glory # # Hosanna in the highest # # Blessed is he who comes # # In the name of the Lord # # Hosanna # # In the highest # You are indeed holy, O Lord, the fount of all holiness Make holy, therefore, these gifts, we pray, by sending down your spirit upon them like the dewfall so that they may become, for us, the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ At the time he was betrayed and entered willingly into his Passion, he took bread, and giving thanks, broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take this, all of you, and eat of it For this is my body, which will be given up for you.” (Chimes ringing) In a similar way, when supper was ended, He took the chalice and once more giving thanks, he gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take this, all of you, and drink from it For this is the chalice of my blood, the blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you, and for many, for the forgiveness of sins Do this in memory of me (Chimes ringing) The mystery of faith (Organ playing) # Save us, Saviour of the world # # For by your cross # # And resurrection # # You have set us free # Therefore, as we celebrate the memorial of His death and resurrection, we offer you, Lord, the Bread of Life and the Chalice of Salvation, giving thanks that you have held us worthy to be in your presence and minister to you Humbly we pray that, partaking of the body and blood of Christ, we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit Remember, Lord, your Church, spread throughout the world, and bring her to the fullness of charity, together with Francis our Pope, Thomas our Bishop, and all of the clergy Remember also, our brothers and sisters, who have fallen asleep in the hope of the resurrection, and all who have died in your mercy Welcome them into the light of your face Have mercy on us all We pray, that with the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God, with blessed Joseph, her spouse with the blessed apostles, and all the saints who have pleased you throughout the ages, we may merit to be coheirs to eternal life, and may praise and glorify you through your Son, Jesus Christ Through him, and with him, and in him, O God, almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honour is yours, for ever and ever PARISHIONERS: Amen At the Saviour’s command and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say ALL: …our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name Thy kingdom come; thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil Graciously grant peace in our days, that by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our Saviour, Jesus Christ ALL: For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours, now and forever Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles, “Peace I leave you My peace I give you.” Look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will, who live and reign forever and ever PARISHIONERS: Amen The peace of the Lord be with you always PARISHIONERS: And with your spirit (Organ playing) # Lamb of God # # You take away # # The sins of the world # # Have mercy on us # # Lamb of God # # You take away # # The sins of the world # # Have mercy on us #

# Lamb of God # # You take away # # The sins of the world # # Grant us peace # Behold the Lamb of God Behold him who takes away the sins of the world Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb ALL: Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed May the body and blood of Christ bring us and all our dear ones unto life everlasting (Chimes ringing) ANNOUNCER: Would those of you at home join with me now in this act of spiritual communion? # # Let us pray Having fed upon these heavenly delights, we pray, O Lord, that we may always long for that food by which we truly live, through Christ, our Lord PARISHIONERS: Amen The Lord be with you PARISHIONERS: And with your spirit May almighty God bless you, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit PARISHIONERS: Amen Go in peace glorifying the Lord by your life ALL: Thanks be to God ANNOUNCER: Our thanks to our donors for the gift of this Mass # # The church’s # # One foundation # # Is Jesus Christ # # Her Lord # # She is # # His new creation # # By water # # And the word # # From Heaven # # He came and sought her # # To be # # His holy bride # # With His own blood # # He bought her # # And for her life # # He died # # Elect from # # Every nation # # Yet one # # O’er all the earth # # Her charter # # Of salvation #