Prayer on Mai 2nd


 Interruption - at each service a little bit of time stops. We meet here in the chapel to do something that does not really bring anything for study or career and no money. Purpose-free, but not meaningless are these 30 minutes. 30 minutes outside the box, 30 minutes interruption of the usual.

In old churches, there is a vestibule, where you have to descend to then enter the actual church. There one becomes quiet, removes the restlessness of the day. Interruption of the usual. We also want to put off our restlessness. As a sign for this, we put the cell phones in front of the first picture. We hear thoughts from Christina Noe:


I'm out, I'll let it be

I'm hanging out now and go off-line

I take my time, I breathe

finish my run

I can do that because there is one

who certainly does not forget me

he speaks to me and invites me

from time to time to be human

I am in the off, I give rest

He smiles excitedly at me


Song: My time is in your hands (316)


"Rest a moment, you are so beautiful": Faust should be enthusiastic about the time keeping. "Who is holding us this moment?" Andreas Bourani wishes something similar. Interrupt the passage of time. With the camera you have stopped the time, interrupted. Rest in a moment, you are so beautiful.

And in those moments when meaning breaks into our lives. In moments that are themselves interruptions. In such moments of interruption, we can experience God. We welcome him in the Kyrie:


Song: Kyrie (30)


We are looking for a way, want to go further and upwards. God, you give us unexpected possibilities and breakthroughs.


Sometimes we do not seem to fit in the world. You, God, are very different and seem to pass through in strange moments.


We need challenges and goals. You, God, rejoice with us if we succeed.


We long for relaxation, time to relax and float. You, God, give us rest and peace.


We do not always get there first, we often have to let others take the lead. You, God, bless those who do not force themselves to take the lead.


We look forward to distant lands and new experiences. You, God, put our feet on wide space.


Let us pray:

We break through our learning, our work, our normal lives, to take our time for an encounter with you, God. We can experience your love and closeness in every moment of our lives. We find you in our work, in nature, in love, in the community.

And yet you are completely different from everything we experience every day. The time we spend before you should also change us. Let us become new people who see the world with different eyes. Let us be new and with us the world. Amen.


Reading from the Gospel of Mark

When Jesus returned to Capernaum after a few days, it became known that he was in the house. And there were so many people gathering that there was not even room outside the door; and he announced the word to them. Then a paralytic was brought to him, carried by four men. But because they could not bring him to Jesus because of the many people, they covered the roof where Jesus was, knocking the roof down, letting the paralyzed man on his couch through the opening. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "My son, your sins are forgiven." But some of the scribes who sat there thought in their hearts: How can this man speak like this? He blasphemes God. Who can forgive sins except the one God? Jesus immediately realized in his mind that they were thinking that way, and said to them, What thoughts do you have in your hearts? What is easier to say to the paralyzed: your sins are forgiven! or to say, "Get up, take your couch and walk around?" But to realize that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth, he said to the paralytic, "I say to you, get up, take your couch, and go home! He got up immediately, took his couch and walked away in front of everyone. Everyone was astonished; they praised God and said: We have never seen anything like it.



Faults have priority. This is a known rule from topic-centered interaction. It recognizes that if something is really bothering, if you have strong feelings, then I can not just keep going. Then I have to interrupt.

The gospel is also about a disruption, a breakthrough. One breaks through the roof. One interrupts the preaching of Jesus. Since one breaks through the order and does not stand behind. Now you could be upset about the broken roof or the broken order. Would be emotionally obvious. But Jesus looks at the actual disorder: the paralysis of the man on the stretcher. That has priority for him. By healing them, he creates a break in the man's life. A caesura. Rest, moment, you are so beautiful. In such a moment everyone would twitch the cell phone and hold on to the special moment. God breaks into our lives.

 The evangelist Mark also creates an interruption in the text: An ancient miracle story has a typical structure: a description of the pain and suffering of the healer, the words and deeds of the miracle worker, healing success and astonishment among the people. But Markus also sets up a discussion with which he interrupts the story: Jesus does not immediately heal the body, but forgives the sins. In response to the effort to bring the disabled to Jesus, it seems a little ... pastoral. But that leads to a doctrinal conversation with the Pharisees. The actual disorder of the paralyzed lies deeper than the physical suffering: He also needs inner healing. And for this statement, Markus interrupts his story: The caesura goes deeper. You really can not take pictures of them anymore.

You have captured interruptions with your photos. You have stopped the moment when meaning and depth break into life. "We have never seen anything like it." People are amazed at the end of the Gospel. Behind each picture lies something deeper, as one sees in the external. A break in the break. Who is holding us this moment ...?


Maybe there is a picture that appeals to you. Maybe there is an experience you already had. Maybe you're looking for a kind of break.

I invite you to take a picture.


And then comes into conversation: What speaks to you in the picture? What breakthrough experience did you make and what do you want?


Song: You put my feet



Rest in a moment, you are so beautiful. Who stops us this moment, it can not be better.

Unfortunately, not all life is like this. There are people who wish that what they experience will soon be over. For her we want to ask:


Heaven is above all (303)


For those who never come to rest and can not switch off.

For those who can not go any further and see no way to go.

For those who stand aside and do not belong.

For those who have no goals and are satisfied with everything.

For those who crowd and do not give priority to others.

For those who can not be drifted, but always have to struggle, so as not to sink.

For those who are stranded and stuck in the sand.


Our father


Blessings (on the 7 pictures)

God be a way that shows itself suddenly.

God be a bridge across borders.

God be music that pleases your heart.

God be the rest that you need again and again.

God be the water that carries you and refreshes you.

God be the sun-drenched beach where you have holidays.

God give you the destination where you have a great view.


So bless the loving God


Song: Dare to the shores (600)

Holy Mass in English language


P. In the name of the Father, and of the Son and the Holy Spirit. - Amen.

The Lord be with you.

A. And also with you.



Lord / Christ, have mercy.



P. This is the Word of the Lord.

 A. Thanks be to God



P. The Lord be with you.  

A. And also with you.

P. A reading from the holy gospel according to N.

P. This is the gospel of the Lord.

A. Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


The Apostels´creed


I believe in God,

 the Father almighty,

creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ,

God’s only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived

 by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary,

suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified,

died, and was buried;

he descended to the dead.

On the third day he rose again;

he ascended into heaven,

he is seated

at the right hand of the Father,

and he will come to judge

the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic Church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting.



Prayer over the gifts 

P. Pray ... To God, the almighy Father.

A. May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good, and the good of all his Church.



P. The Lord be with you.

 A. And also with you

P. Lift up your hearts.

A. We lift them up to the Lord.

 P. Let us give thanks to the Lord our God

A. It is right to give him thanks and praise.


P. Let us proclaim the mystery of faith:

A. Christ has died,  Christ has risen, Christ will come again. 



Our Father

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. ... For the kingdom, the powe, and the glory are yours, now and forever.


Lamb of God

Lamb of God, you takes away the sins of the world: have mercy on us. / grand us peace.

P. This is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.

A. Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word and I shall be healed.



P. The Lord be with you.  

A. And also with you.

P. May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Go in the peace of Christ.

A. Thanks be to God. 




P.Im Namen des Vater und des Sohnes und des Heiligen Geistes.  - Amen.

Der Herr sei mit euch.

A. Und mit deinem Geiste.



 Herr / Christus erbarme dich



P. Wort des lebendigen Gottes.

A. Dank sei Gott. Gospel



P. Der Herr sei mit euch.

A.  Und mit deinem Geiste.

P. . Aus dem heiligen Evangelium nach N.

P:Evangelium unseres Herrn Jesus Christus.

A. Lob sei dir Christus.


Das apostolische Glaubensbekenntnis

Ich glaube an Gott,

den Vater, den Allmächtigen,

den Schöpfer

des Himmels und der Erde.

Und an Jesus Christus, seinen eingeborenen Sohn,

unsern Herrn,


durch den Heiligen Geist,

geboren von der Jungfrau Maria,

gelitten unter Pontius Pilatus,


gestorben und begraben,


in das Reich des Todes,

am dritten Tage

auferstanden von den Toten,

aufgefahren in den Himmel;

er sitzt zur Rechten Gottes,

des allmächtigen Vaters;

von dort wird er kommen,

zu richten die Lebenden und die Toten.

Ich glaube an den Heiligen Geist,

die heilige christliche Kirche,

Gemeinschaft der Heiligen,

Vergebung der Sünden,

Auferstehung der Toten

und das ewige Leben.



P. Betet, ... Gott, dem allmächtigem Vater, gefalle.

A. Der Herr nehme das Opfer an aus deinen Händen zum Lob und Ruhme seines Namen, zum Segen für uns und seine ganze heilige Kirche.



P.  Der Herr sei mit euch..

A.  Und mit deinem Geiste.

P. Erhebet die Herzen.

A. Wir haben sie beim Herrn.

P.  Lasset uns danken dem Herrn, unseren Gott.

A. Das ist würdig und recht. ...


P. Geheimnis des Glaubens

A. Deinen Tod, o Herr verkünden wir,  und deine Auferstehung preisen wir,bis du kommst in Herrlichkeit.


Vater unser

Vater unser im Himmel, geheiligt werde dein Name. Dein Reich komme, dein Wille geschehe, wie im Himmel, so auf Erden. Unser tägliches Brot gib uns heute und vergib uns unsere Schuld, wie auch wir vergeben unseren Schuldigern. Und führe uns nicht in Versuchung, sondern erlöse uns von dem Bösen. ... Denn dein ist das Reich und die Kraft und die Herrlichkeit in Ewigkeit. Amen.


Lamm Gottes

Lamm Gottes, du nimmst hinweg die Sünde der Welt: erbarme dich unser. / gib uns deinen Frieden.

P. Seht das Lamm Gottes, das hinwegnimmt die Sünde der Welt.

A. O, Herr ich bin nicht würdig, dass du eingehst unter mein Dach. Aber sprich nur ein Wort, so wird meine Seele gesund.



P.  Der Herr sei mit euch.

A. Und mit deinem Geiste.

P. Es segne euch der allmächtige Gott, der Vater, der Sohn und der Heilige Geist.Gehet hin in Frieden.

A. Dank sei Gott.