Prayer of Remembrance
S. Kathleen Flanagan
July 21, 1933 - December 10, 2020
Loving God, source of all good,
you have drawn many to follow Jesus,
the Incarnate Word,
and to bind themselves to you
with a ready will,
and a loving heart.
Look with mercy
on our Sister Kathleen
and grant her a place of refreshment,
of blessed rest,
and resplendent life.
We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God for ever and ever. Amen.
Liturgy of the Word
First Reading: Romans 8:35-39
What will separate us from the love of Christ?
Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine,
or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? As it is written:
“For your sake we are being slain all the day;
we are looked upon as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things,
nor powers, nor height, nor depth,
nor any other creature will be able to separate us
from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Response: Psalm 23 (The Lord is My Shepherd)
Gospel: Matthew 28:1-10
After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow. The guards were shaken with fear of him and became like dead men. Then the angel said to the women in reply, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ Behold, I have told you.”Then they went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce this to his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them. They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”
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Prayer of Intercession
R./ Incarnate Word, hear our prayer.
The Lord's Prayer
Good and gracious God,
We give you thanks for the life of Sister Kathleen; for her call, and for her years of faithful commitment to you, and to this Congregation.
We celebrate the gift she was to her family,
to her friends, and to her religious Sisters.
We humbly ask that she is rewarded with
eternal life in your presence.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Deep peace of the running wave to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth to you.
Deep peace of the shining stars to you.
Deep peace of the gentle night to you.
Moon and stars pour their healing light on you.
Deep peace of Christ the light of the world to you.
Deep peace of Christ to you.
Blessed are those who have died in the Lord;
let them rest from their labors
for their good deeds go with them.
Eternal rest grant unto
Sister Kathleen, O Lord.
R./ And let perpetual light shine upon her.
May she rest in peace.
May her soul and the souls of all the
faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
May the love of God, and the peace of
our Lord Jesus Christ, bless and console us,
and gently wipe every tear from our eyes,
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Let us go in peace.
R./ Thanks be to God.