Emmaus Road Eucharist

Created by the Kansas City Boiler Room

SIGN OF THE CROSS

Greeting:   Blessed be the Lord Jesus 
who comes to meet us in the Scriptures 
and in the Eucharist. 
May his peace, which drives away all fear, 
be always with you.

 

INTRODUCTION

Leader: One of the loveliest stories in the Gospel 
is the one where the Risen Christ joins two 
of his disciples on the road to Emmaus. 
He reveals himself to them in the Scriptures 
and in the 'breaking of bread'. 
The story of Emmaus becomes our story 
in this Eucharist as we listen to the Word of God 
and join Jesus at the altar-table.

[pause]

 

Leader: Lord Jesus, you are our companion on our journey of faith

All: Lord, have mercy.

Leader: Lord Jesus, you speak to us when the Scriptures are read

All: Christ, have mercy.

Leader: Lord Jesus, you nourish us with the bread of the Eucharist

All: Lord, have mercy.

 

OPENING PRAYER

All: Option A: 
O God of all the prophets, 
you fulfilled your promise of old
 that your Christ would suffer 
and so rise in glory.
 Stir up our faith,
 that our hearts may burn within us 
at the sound of his word,
and our eyes be opened to recognize him
 in the breaking of the bread. 
Grant this through Jesus Christ, 
the first-born from the dead, 
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
God for ever and ever. AMEN.

 

All: Option B: 
O God of wonders, 
you made this day for joy and gladness. 
Let the risen Lord abide with us this day, 
opening the Scriptures to us
 and breaking bread in our midst.
 Set our hearts aflame and open our eyes,
 that we may see in his sufferings 
all that the prophets foretold 
and recognize him at this table, 
the Christ now entered into glory,
 who lives with you now and always 
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
God for ever and ever. AMEN.

 

LITURGY OF THE WORD

HOMILY

PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL

Leader: Recalling how the disciples on the road to Emmaus found comfort in God's Word and recognized Christ in the breaking 
of bread, we pray for the needs of the Church and the world.

 With confidence we pray:

All: Stay with us, Lord.

Leader: For our Parish: that it may be a community 
where Jesus of Nazareth is proclaimed in Word, 
encountered in the Eucharist, 
and seen on the face of each person around us. 
We pray:

All: Stay with us, Lord.

Leader: For all the sick and dying in our community: 
may they find strength in Christ who had first 
to suffer before entering into glory. 
We pray:

All: Stay with us, Lord.

Leader: For the sad and disillusioned and those 
who feel that they have lost their way in a meaningless world, 
that Christ may renew their faith and hope. 
We pray:

All: Stay with us, Lord.

Leader: For peace in the world, especially in the Philippines 
and in all countries where terrorism 
and violence have become a part of daily life. 
We pray:

All: Stay with us, Lord.

 

[The Presider may add a Petition that is local / relevant]

 

Leader: Thank you, God, for revealing yourself in your beloved Son, Jesus. Wherever your word is spoken, wherever bread is broken, may your name be hallowed forever and ever. AMEN.

 

PRAYER OVER THE GIFTS

All: Lord our God, provident Father, 
we bring you simple gifts of bread and wine.
 Grant that Jesus may set our hearts afire 
when he speaks to us words that make life worth living. 
Grant also that he be our food on the road to you,
 for we believe that he is our Risen Lord, 
who stays with us now and for ever. AMEN.

 

INVITATION TO THE LORD'S PRAYER

Leader: In thanksgiving to God for his Son's presence among us, 
let us pray:

All: Our Father...

Deliver us, Lord, from every evil
 and give us always the peace and joy
 of your presence among us. 
Keep us free from doubt and discouragement
 as we prepare for the final coming among us
 of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

PRAYER FOR PEACE

All: Lord Jesus Christ, 
on the evening of the first day of the week, 
you walked with your disheartened disciples 
on the road to Emmaus and you said to them:
 "Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer
and so enter his glory"?
 Grant that we who have heard the message of Easter, 
may experience his presence
as we enjoy the peace and unity of his kingdom
 where you live for ever and ever.
 May the peace which Christ brought to his apostles 
be with you always. AMEN

 

EXCHANGE OF PEACE

Leader: Jesus' first words to his disciples after his Resurrection were,
 "Peace be with you." 
Let us now offer the Master's greeting to one another.

 

PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION

All: Lord of life,
 we thank your for Jesus the Nazarene.
 Through him you have worked mighty deeds, 
wonders and signs, and have exalted him 
to your right hand. Send your Spirit upon us
 so that, like the disciples on the road to Emmaus,
 our hearts may burn within us as we read the Scriptures 
and break bread in the name of Christ our Lord. AMEN

SOLEMN BLESSINGS

Leader: You have heard the Word of God spoken to you this day.

All: AMEN.

Leader: You have received the bread of life broken for you this day.

All: AMEN.

Leader: May you go forth to enliven others with the message of life.

All: AMEN.

Leader: May almighty God bless you,
 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

All: AMEN.

 

DISMISSAL 

Leader: Go forth and bear witness to Christ 
who is gloriously risen from the dead. 
Alleluia! Alleluia!
 Thanks be to God. Alleluia! Alleluia!

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