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Liturgy Recording: Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19, 2020


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Musical Selections

Page numbers are for Gather 3, a blue book. A hymnal can be purchased on your tablet via in-app purchase in the Hymnal app if you don’t have one at home. Some lyrics will be shown on the screen.

GatheringGod is Alive
GloriaMass of Joy and Peace
PsalmPsalm 118, This is the Day – JoncasG3 #82
Gospel AcclamationCeltic AlleluiaG3 #334
GiftsO Sons and Daughters, vs 1, 5-7G3 #532
Mass PartsGlendalough
Lamb of GodIsele
CommunionWorthy is the Lamb, 2 vs.
SendingJesus Christ is Risen Today vs. 1 & 2G3 #540
PostludeLove is Alive, vs. 1-2

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: ACTS 2:42-47

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

They devoted themselves
to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life,
to the breaking of bread and to the prayers.
Awe came upon everyone,
and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.
All who believed were together and had all things in common;
they would sell their property and possessions
and divide them among all according to each one’s need.
Every day they devoted themselves
to meeting together in the temple area
and to breaking bread in their homes.
They ate their meals with exultation and sincerity of heart,
praising God and enjoying favor with all the people.
And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.

The word of the Lord.

Psalm 118: This is the Day, G3 #82

Second Reading: 1 PT 1:3-9

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Peter

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
who in his great mercy gave us a new birth to a living hope
through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading,
kept in heaven for you
who by the power of God are safeguarded through faith,
to a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the final time.

In this you rejoice, although now for a little while
you may have to suffer through various trials,
so that the genuineness of your faith,
more precious than gold that is perishable even though tested by fire,
may prove to be for praise, glory, and honor
at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Although you have not seen him you love him;
even though you do not see him now yet believe in him,
you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy,
as you attain the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls.

The word of the Lord

Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia, G3 #334

Gospel: JN 20:19-31

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.

On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst
and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.

The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.

As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”

And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit.

Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained.”

Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve,
was not with them when Jesus came.

So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”

But he said to them,
“Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands
and put my finger into the nailmarks
and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”

Now a week later his disciples were again inside
and Thomas was with them.

Jesus came, although the doors were locked,
and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.”

Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands,
and bring your hand and put it into my side,
and do not be unbelieving, but believe.”

Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!”

Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me?

Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”

Now, Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples
that are not written in this book.

But these are written that you may come to believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that through this belief you may have life in his name.

The Gospel of the Lord

R/ Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts: O Sons and Daughters, G3 #532

Communion: Worthy is the Lamb

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen. –St. Francis

Sending: Jesus Christ is Risen Today

  1. Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia! / Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia! / Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia! / Suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia!
  2. Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia! / Unto Christ our heavenly king, Alleluia! / Who endured the cross and grace, Alleluia, / Sinners to redeem and save, Alleluia!

Supplemental Materials

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Resources

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics — Lesson of the week.

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