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Mass of Thanksgiving

(For a complete template see below)

 

 ‘ALLES AUS LIEBE ZU GOTT’

ALL FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

 

           Family of Joseph and Anna Gertrude Reiners-Hensgens

Celebrating the 13th Greater Hensgens Family Reunion!

 

Lee Joseph, Sr. and Anna Gertrude Hensgens-Monlezun

Ancestral Home of Origin, Lake Arthur, Louisiana

                           Sunday 22 April 2007 at 11:00 a.m.

 

~Celebrant

Rev. Msgr. Robert G. Angelle

 

~Altar Servers~

Dominique Joseph, Jr., Christian Joseph and

Suzanne Louise Monlezun, youngest grandchildren of

Lee Joseph, Sr. and Anna Gertrude Hensgens-Monlezun

 

~ Candles Three Representing ~

THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE ~

 Sarah Elizabeth Hensgens-Harding, ‘Uncle Uchie’ Family Data Coordinator

 

THOSE WHO ARE WITH US ~ Grandma Hensgens’ candle holder!

Sr. Lawrence Habetz, O. Carm., ‘Aunt Frances’ Family Data Coordinator

 

THOSE WHO WILL COME AFTER ~

Charlotte Ann Berken-Conner, ‘Aunt Leona’ Family Data Coordinator

 

~Music~

Alberta Gertrude Hensgens-Lyons,

Godchild of Anna ‘Gertrude’ Hensgens-Monlezun

 

~Willkommen!`

Anna Bernadette Monlezun-Pontón,

‘Hensgens Family Chronicle’ Website Facilitator

 

~Ministers of Hospitality~

Monlezun Host Family

 

Introductory Rites

 

Entrance Procession – ‘You Are Mine’

 

Verse 1: I will come to you in the silence, I will lift you from all your fears. You will hear my voice, I will claim you as my choice, Be still and know I am here.

 

Verse 2: I am hope for all who are hopeless, I am eyes for all who long to see. In the shadows of the night, I will be your light, come and rest in me.

 

Refrain:              Do Not Be Afraid, I Am With You. I Have Called You Each By Name.

                              Come And Follow Me, I Will Bring You Home; I Love You And You

                             Are Mine.            .

                             

Verse 3: I am strength for all the despairing, healing for the ones who dwell in shame. All the blind will see, the lame will all run free, and all will know my name.

 

Verse 4: I am the word that leads all to freedom. I am the peace the world cannot give. I will call your name, embracing all your pain, stand up, now walk, and live!

 

Opening Prayer

Liturgy of the Word

 

First Reading ~ Acts 5, 27-32. 40-41

Stephanie Louise Hensgens-Berger, ‘Uncle Tony’ Family Data Coordinator

 

Responsorial Psalm – ‘Shelter Me, O God’

Refrain ~

‘Shelter me, O God; hide me in the shadow of your wings. You alone are my hope.’

 

Second Reading ~ Revelation 5, 11-14

Gwendolyn Clare Gauthreaux-Sherburne, ‘Aunt To-To’ Family Data Coordinator

 

Gospel Acclamation ~ Celtic Alleluia ~

Verse – ‘The stone which the builders rejected becomes the cornerstone chosen. Praise the work of

God for this marvel in our eyes!’

 

Gospel ~ John 21, 1-19

 

Homily

General Intercessions –

Constance Victoria Monlezun-Darbonne ~

Coordinator of the 13th Hensgens Family Reunion!

 

1+ For the ability to remain close to ones faith, family and traditions as Grandpa and Grandma Hensgens raised-up their children in the way they should go so when they are older they will not depart from those ways, the prayer of every parent!...We pray to the Lord…Lord, hear our prayer.

 

2+ In gratefulness and reverence we hold dear those who have gone before and who light our path, our ancestors; those you are here now- the Greater Hensgens Family, and for those who will come after, our descendants, who will pray for us until the Grand Reunion commencing eternal life in The Light…We pray to the Lord…

 

3+ We pray for the special intentions of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XV1, our pontiff of German descent, bishops, priests, religious and the laity, to live every day faithfully and with the awareness that eternal life in the Light is made possible by fervently handing-up in prayer the obstacles that impede our vocation so as to love and act in His image and likeness…we pray to the Lord… 

 

4+ We pray for all of our deployed troops including Rachel Sherburne, Gwen and Brusle’s daughter who is deployed to Iraq supplicating for her safe return…we pray to the Lord…

 

5+ For the intentions known only in the hearts of those present who are in need of grace, grit and determination to live a life of splendid courage, trust and faithfulness; for to know Him, is to love Him, is to serve Him in this life… we pray to the Lord…

 

Liturgy of the Eucharist

 

Presentation Song ~ "Maria Zu Lieben"

               Maria zu lieben 1st all zeit mein sinn. Hab ihr mich verschrieben.Ihr diene rich bin.

Mein herz, O Maria, brennt ewig zu dir. Vor liebe und freude, O himmlische zier.

 

               Maria zu lieben lch all zeit gedenk. Mein herz a Maria. Auf's neuich dir

               schenk. O sei du mein schirm. O Maria so rein. O sei meine Mutter, dein kind will ich sein.

 

                              To love Mary is my constant wish: I have promised her "Your servant am I."

               My, heart, O Mary, burns forever yours with love and joy, for you, ornament

               of heaven.

 

               To Love Mary is my constant thought. My heart, O Mary, I give to you anew.

               O be my shield, O Mary, so pure. O be my Mother, I want to be your child.

 

Preparation of the Gifts –

Lee Joseph Monlezun, Jr., MD ~

Eldest child, first son of Lee Joseph and Anna Gertrude Hensgens-Monlezun

 

Reginald ‘Jude’ Leonards ~ 

Eldest child, first son of Henry and Wilhelmina Thecla ‘Wilma’ Hensgens-Leonards

 

Dominique Joseph Monlezun ~

Youngest son, 10th child of Lee Joseph, Sr. and Anna Gertrude Hensgens-Monlezun

 

Sanctus! Sanctus! Sanctus!

 

Memorial Acclamation ~ Christ has died! Christ is risen! Christ will come again!

 

The Great Amen!

 

Communion Rite

The Lord’s Prayer                                     Sign of Peace                                       Agnus Dei

 

Eucharistic Ministers:

Barbara Leona Hensgens-Berken-Smaihall ~

Sixth child, fifth daughter of Joseph and Anna Gertrude Reiners-Hensgens

 

 Clarice Johanna Hensgens-Gauthreaux ~

Eighth child, sixth daughter of Joseph and Anna Gertrude Reiners-Hensgens

 

Communion Song ~ “O Lord I Am Not Worthy”

 

O Lord I am not worthy that thou should come to me, but speak the words of comfort, my spirit healed shall be.

Oh, come, all you who labor in sorrow and in pain, come, eat this bread of heaven; thy peace and strength regain.

O Jesus, we adore thee, our victim and our priest, Whose precious blood and body  Become our sacred feast.

O Sacrament Most Holy, O Sacrament Divine! All praise and all thanksgiving be every moment thine.

 

Meditation Song ~ On This Day, O Beautiful Mother’

                    -Tribute to the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph, Our Family Patron­!

 

Refrain:                On This Day, a Beautiful Mother, On This Day we give Thee our

                              love. Near Thee, Madonna, fondly we hover, trusting Thy gentle

                              care to prove.

Verse 1: On this day we ask to share, Dearest Mother, Thy sweet care;

                              aid us ere our feet astray wander from Thy guiding way.

Verse 2: Queen of angels, deign to hear lisping children's humble prayer;

                              young hearts gain, O Virgin pure, sweetly to Thyself allure.

 

Hensgens Family Vigil Candle handed to

Sr. Lawrence Habetz, O.Carm. of the House of Habetz!

14h Hensgens Family Reunion in 2009!

 

Family Grace before Meal!

Bless us O Lord and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty through Christ, our Lord. Amen! And, may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen!

 

Msgr. Robert Angelle, along with the Nique, Christian and Suzanne, proceed to bless our ancestral home inside and out with a sago palm and water in the

Germanfest Centennial 1890-1990 glass container!!

 

Recessional- ‘Let There Be Peace On Earth!’

Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.

Let there be peace on earth, the peace that was meant to be.

With God as our Father, brothers all are we. Let us walk with each other in perfect harmony. Let peace begin with me let this be the moment now.

With ev’ry step I take, let this be my solemn vow: To take each moment and live each moment in peace eternally. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.  Lead, Kindly Light!

 

Eins!

~A Salutation from Germany ~

“Give our lovely greetings and our best wishes to all participants of the reunion. We are so hopeful and sure that you’ll have a great Family Reunion!”

Anja, Agi and Karl Hensgens, grandson of Grandpa Hensgens’ brother from the homeland via email from Christian Hensgens, his son, a student at the University of Cologne! March 28, 2007

 

Zwei!

‘The Hensgens Family will be the high-lighted family for

Germanfest October 6 & 7, 2007!’

Germanfest Dispatcher received 11 April 2007!!

 

Drei!

You are invited to view memorabilia, photographs, a laptop with the ‘Hensgens Family Chronicle’ website link, artifacts and the 12-page ‘Hensgens Information Sheet’ in the ‘Hensgens Room!’

 

 

 

 

‘WORSHIP AIDE’ TEMPLATE…Just an example…

The Liturgy ‘Rite’ suggestions for discussion between the Celebrant and the Host Family Liturgy Coordinator with thoughts, ideas, requests!

 

 

Family of Joseph and Anna Gertrude Reiners-Hensgens

          Celebrating the ­­­­­­­­­_____Greater Hensgens Family Reunion!

 

Mass of Thanksgiving

 

‘ALLES AUS LIEBE ZU GOTT’

ALL FOR THE LOVE OF GOD

 

LOCATION_____________________________

MONTH________DATE_______________YEAR:                             TIME________

 

CELEBRANT:_________________________________________________________

 

ALTAR SERVERS:_____________________________________________________

 

Could-it-be in the Entrance Procession~ Candles Three Representing:

THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE ~

 

_____________________________________________________

 

THOSE WHO ARE WITH US

 

____________________________________________________________

 

 

THOSE WHO WILL COME AFTER ~

 

_____________________________________________________________

 

~Music~

____________________________________________________________________

 

~Willkommen!`

 

_________________________________________________________________

 

 

~Ministers of Hospitality~…to hand out Worship Aides.

 

_________________­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­________ Host Family

 

 

Introductory Rites

 

Entrance Hymn – __________________________________

 

Verse 1:         

 

Verse 2:         

 

Refrain:                .

Opening Prayer

Liturgy of the Word

 

First Reading ~  __________________________________

WHOM: ________________________________________

 

Responsorial Psalm – ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_______________________________

Refrain ~

 

Second Reading ~ _________________________________

WHOM: _________________________________________

 

Gospel Acclamation: _______________________________

 

Verse – __________________________________________

 

Gospel ~

 

Homily

 

General Intercessions ~ a compilation…

WHOM: _________________________________________

 

Examples:

1+ For the ability to remain close to ones faith, family and traditions as Grandpa and Grandma Hensgens raised-up their children in the way they should go so when they are older they will not depart from those ways, the prayer of every parent!...We pray to the Lord…Lord, hear our prayer.

 

2+ In gratefulness and reverence we hold dear those who have gone before and who light our path, our ancestors; those you are here now- the Greater Hensgens Family, and for those who will come after, our descendants, who will pray for us until the Grand Reunion commencing eternal life in The Light…We pray…

 

3+ We pray for the special intentions of our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XV1, our pontiff of German descent, bishops, priests, religious and the laity, to live every day faithfully and with the awareness that eternal life in the Light is made possible by fervently handing-up in prayer the obstacles that impede our vocation so as to love and act in His image and likeness…we pray…

 

4+ For the intentions known only in the hearts of those present who are in need of grace, grit and determination to live a life of splendid courage, trust and faithfulness; for to know Him, is to love Him, is to serve Him in this life… we pray…

 

5+ For the deceased members of the Hensgens and Reiners Family as they all enjoy the fullness of life in God’s presence forever, we pray…

 

6+ For the living members of the Hensgens-Reiners Family that they continue to spread the good news in their parishes and civic communities as they model family unity, we pray…

 

7+ For perseverance and an increase in religious vocations to the priesthood and religious life…we pray

 

8+ For all children who are the future of our world, for the unborn, for an end to abortion and for all who are protecting our freedom…we pray

 

9+ For the personal intentions of all here present (Pause)…we pray

 

Liturgy of the Eucharist

 

Presentation Song: __________________________________________

 

Preparation of the Gifts ~ those articles of meaning…a rosary, candle/holder, family bible, etc…

WHOM/WHAT: ________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________

 

Sanctus! Sanctus! Sanctus!

 

Memorial Acclamation ~ __________________________________________

 

The Great Amen!

 

Communion Rite

The Lord’s Prayer                              Sign of Peace                                   Agnus Dei

 

Eucharistic Ministers:

 

 

Communion Song ~ ________________________________

Verse:

 

Verse:

 

 

Meditation Song ~ ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____________________________________________________________

 

 

Family Grace before Meal!

Bless us O Lord and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty through Christ, our Lord. Amen! And, may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen!

 

Recessional- _____________________________________________________

 

Verse:

Verse:

Announcements:

Eins/One!

Zwei/Two!

Drei/Three!

 

 

 

Mass Songs, and number of times sung, as selected by families for the

Hensgens Family Reunion Liturgies 1984 onward…!

 

Abba Father-1

Alleluia, Sing to Jesus - 1

Be Not Afraid- 4                      

Come Holy Ghost- 1                

Faith of Our Fathers- 3

Glory and Praise to Our God- 2 

Grosser Gott- 11

Here I Am, Lord-4

Holy God We Praise Thy Name- 1                    

Holy Ground- 1            

How Great Thou Art-3 

Isaiah 49- 1      

Let There Be Peace- 2

Like a Shepherd - 1      

Lord, You Have Come To The Seashore- 1

Maria Zu Lieben- 15                

O Lord I Am Not Worthy- 2                 

On Eagle’s Wings- 2              

On This Day, 0 Beautiful Mother- 2

Only a Shadow- 1        

Seek Ye First-1

Shelter Me O God- 1

Sing A New Song- 1

Surely the Presence- 2

To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King- 1

You Are Mine-2                       

We Remember- 1