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Liturgy
By Bridget O'Riordan

Remember with joy John F. O'Riordan
February 13, 1924 - September 25, 2000

Mass of Christian Burial
St. Martin of Tours Church
September 30, 2000

Presider and Homilist: Rev. Joseph P. Gallagher

Intercessions



Lectors
Elizabeth O'Riordan Patrice O'Riordan Meghan O'Riordan
Kerry O'Riordan Martin O'Riordan MaryKate O'Riordan
Shannon Daniels Elizabeth Daniels Patrick O'Riordan

Offertory Procession
John Q. O'Riordan Jake O'Riordan Robert John Daniels
Marie Foody O'Riordan Robert B. Daniels, Jr.  

Musicians
Patricia Burton, organist Mary Ellen Raynor, cantor  
Barbara Rose, vocalist Bob Meenan, vocalist  

Pallbearers
Joseph Dillman John F. O'Riordan Edward O'Riordan
Michael Devlin Ron Duckett William Hansbury

PROCESSIONAL: "All Creatures of Our God and King"

(St. Francis of Assisi)

All creatures of our God and King,
Lift up your voice and with us sing,
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Thou burning sun with golden beam,
Thou silver moon with softer gleam,
O praise him, O praise him,
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

And all people of tender heart,
Forgiving others take your part,
O praise him, Alleluia!
You who long pain and sorrow bear,
Praise God and on him cast your care,
O praise him, O praise him!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

And thou, most kind and gentle death,
Waiting to hush our latest breath,
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Thou leadest home the child of God,
And Christ our Lord the way hath trod,
O praise him, O praise him!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!

Let all things their Creator bless
And worship him in humbleness,
Alleluia, Alleluia!
Praise, praise the Father, praise the Son,
And praise the Spirit, three in one.
O praise him, O praise him!
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia!


FIRST READING: Elizabeth O'Riordan

Ecclesiasticus 44:1; 10-15

Next let us praise illustrious men,
our ancestors in their successive generations.
Here is a list of generous men
whose good works have not been forgotten.
In their descendants there remains
A rich inheritance born of them.
Their descendants stand by the covenants
And, thanks to them, so do their children's children.
Their offspring will last forever,
Their glory will not fade.
Their bodies have been buried in peace,
And their name lives on for all generations.
The peoples will proclaim their wisdom,
The assembly will celebrate their praises.

PSALM: "Taste and see" - Cesar Franck

Antiphon:

Taste and see,
Taste and see
The goodness of the Lord.
O taste and see,
Taste and see
The goodness of the Lord,
Of the Lord.


SECOND READING: Shannon Daniels

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

"Blessed be God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
a gentle Father and the God of all consolation,
who comforts us in all our sorrows,
so that we can offer others, in their sorrows,
the consolation that we have received from him.
Indeed, as the sufferings of Christ overflow to us, s
o, through Christ, does our consolation overflow.
When we are made to suffer,
it is for your consolation and salvation.
When, instead, we are comforted, this should be a consolation to you,
supporting you in patiently bearing the same sufferings as we bear.
And our hope for you is confident,
we know that, sharing our sufferings,
you will also share our consolations."


GOSPEL: Rev. Joseph Gallagher John 14:1-7

"Do not let your hearts be troubled.
Trust in God still, and trust in me.
There are many mansions in my Father's house;
If there were not, I should have told you.
I am going now to prepare a place for you,
and after I have come and prepared you a place,
I shall return to take you with me;
so that where I am
you may be too.
You know the way to the place where I am going.

Thomas said, "Lord, we do not know where you are going,
so how can we know the way?"

Jesus said: "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
No one can come to the Father except through me.
If you know me, you know my Father too.
From this moment you know him and have seen him."

Homily Rev. Joseph Gallagher

 

Prayer of the Faithful: Patrice O'Riordan  
  Meghan O'Riordan  
  Kerry O'Riordan  
  Martin O'Riordan  
  MaryKate O'Riordan  
  Elizabeth Daniels  
  Patrick O'Riordan  

 

Offertory Procession: John Q. O'Riordan  
  Jake O'Riordan  
  Robert John Daniels  
  Marie Foody O'Riordan  
  Robert B. Daniels, Jr.  

Offertory: "Panis Angelicus"

Communion Song: "Peace Prayer" St. Louis Jesuits

Lord, make me a means of your peace;
Where there's hatred grown, let me sow your love.
Where there's injury, Lord, let forgiveness be my sword.
Lord, make me a means of your peace.

Lord, make me a means of your peace.
Where there's doubt and fear,
Let me sow your faith;
In this world's despair, give me hope in you to share.
Lord, make me a means of your peace.

Lord, make me a means of your peace.
Where there's sadness here, let me sow your joy;
When the darkness nears, may your light dispel our fears.
Lord, make me a means of your peace.

Lord, grant me to seek and to share;
Less to be consoled than to help console;
Less be understood than to understand your good.
Lord, make me a means of your peace.

Lord, grant me to seek and to share;
To receive love less than to give love free;
Just to give in Thee, just receiving from your tree.
Lord, make me a means of your peace.

Lord, grant me to seek and to share,
To forgive in Thee, you've forgiven me,
For to die in Thee is eternal life to me.
Lord, make me a means of your peace.

Reflections: Clare O'Riordan Daniels  
  Martin J. O'Riordan  
  Maureen O'Riordan  
  John F. O'Riordan, Jr.  
     

RECESSIONAL: "Alleluia, Alleluia, let the holy anthem rise"

Alleluia, Alleluia, let the holy anthem rise
And the choirs of heaven chant it in the temple of the skies;
Let the mountains skip with gladness and the joyful valleys ring
With hosannas in the highest to our Savior and our King.

Alleluia, Alleluia, like the sun from out the wave
He is risen up in triumph from the darkness of the grave.
He's the splendor of the nations, he's the lamp of endless day;
He's the very Lord of glory who is risen up today!

Alleluia, Alleluia, blessed Jesus, make us rise
From the life of this corruption to the life that never dies.
May your glory be our portion when the days of time are past
And the dead shall be awakened by the trumpet's mighty blast.
~

We would like to express our appreciation to all of you for the love and support you have given so generously to John and to us. Those who have been generous are too many to name.

Our especial gratitude to the staff of Lankenau Hospital for their wise and gentle care of John through all his illnesses.~

Intercessions

Patrice: John has fought the good fight to the end;
He has run the race to the finish;
He has kept the faith.
Give him the crown of justice reserved for him.

Lord, hear our prayer

Meghan: You permitted John to know Christ Jesus
And to share in his sufferings
by reproducing the pattern of his death;
grant him also to share Christ's resurrection from the dead.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Kerry: You surrounded John with a cloud of witnesses to your love;
May those who have loved him and gone before him in death
Live eternally with you.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Martin: John served the city faithfully;
May those who serve us in public office bring peace and justice.

Lord, hear our prayer.

MaryKate: John loved the Church;
Continue to call people into your church.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Elizabeth: John loved your chosen people,
The apple of your eye;
In their new year,
keep them faithful to you.

Lord, hear our prayer.

Patrick: Healer of souls, you love to make the sick well;
bless all healers and heal the sick.

Lord, hear our prayer.


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