Eighth Grade Graduation Mass June 2, 2020

Entrance: All Are Welcome


Let us build a house where love can dwell and all can safely live,

A place where saints and children tell how hearts learn to forgive.

Built of hopes and dreams and visions, rock of faith and vault of grace,

Here the love of Christ shall end divisions: 

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.


Let us build a house where prophets speak, and words are strong and true, 

Where all God’s children dare to seek to dream God’s reign anew. 

Here the cross shall stand as witness and as symbol of God’s grace;

Here as one we claim the faith of Jesus:

All are welcome, all are welcome, all are welcome in this place.


Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to people of good will.


Ps. 90: In ev’ry age, O Lord, you have been our refuge.

Preparation of the gifts: Be Not Afraid


You shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst.

You shall wander far in safely, though you do not know the way.

You shall speak your words in foreign lands, and all will understand.

You shall see the face of God, and live. (refrain)


Refrain: Be not afraid, I go before you always. 

             Come, follow me, and I will give you rest.


If you pass through raging waters in the sea, you shall not drown.

If you walk amid the burning flames, you shall not be harmed.

If you stand before the pow’r of hell and death is at your side,

Know that I am with you through it all. (refrain)


Blessed are your poor, for the kingdom shall be theirs.

Blest are you that weep and mourn, for one day you shall laugh.

And if wicked tongues insult and hate you all because of me,

Blessed, blessed are you! (refrain)


Communion: Take and Eat


Refrain: Take and eat, take and eat: this is my body, given up for you.

              Take and drink, take and drink, this is my blood, given up for you.


I am the Word that spoke and light was made; I am the seed that died to be reborn.

I am the bread that comes from heav’n above; I am the vine that fills your cup with joy (refrain)


I am the way that leads the exile home; I am the truth that sets the captive free.

I am the life that raises up the dead, I am your peace, true peace my gift to you. (refrain)


I am the Lamb that takes away your sin; I am the gate that guards you night and day.

You are my flock, you know the shepherd’s voice; you are my own, your ransom is my blood. (refrain)

I am the cornerstone that God has laid, a chosen stone and precious in your eyes;

You are God’s dwelling place, on me you rest, like living stones, a temple for God’s praise. (refrain)


I am the light that came into the world; I am the light that darkness cannot hide.

I am the morning star that never sets; lift up your face, in you my light will shine. (refrain)


Recessional: We Are the Light of the World


Blessed are they who are poor in spirit, theirs is the kingdom of God.

Bless us, O Lord, make us poor in spirit, bless us, O Lord, our God. (refrain)


Refrain: We are the light of the world, may our light shine before all,

              That they may see the good that we do, and give glory to God.


Blessed are those who show others mercy, they will know mercy, too.

Bless us, O Lord, hear our cry for mercy, bless us, O Lord our God. (refrain)


Blessed are those who bring peace among us, they are the children of God.

Bless us, O Lord, may your peace be with us, bless us, O Lord our God. (refrain)

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