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Liturgy Recording: Third Sunday of Easter, April 26, 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.

GatheringThis Day was Made by the Lord – Walker, vs 1 & 2
GloriaGlory to God – Kremer
PsalmKeep Me Safe, O God, vs. 2, 3, & 7G3 #29
Gospel AcclamationCeltic AlleluiaG3 #334
Mass PartsGlendalough
Lamb of GodIsele
CommunionShelter Me – Joncas
SendingLord of All HopefulnessG3 #663

Gathering: This Day was Made by the Lord – Walker

Refrain: This day was made by the Lord, let us rejoice, let us be glad. / This day was made by the Lord, let us rejoice in salvation.

  1. We thank you, you love is eternal, you have given us life!
  2. Your hands raised us up in triumph, you have given us life!

You have given us life! We will proclaim the wonders you do!

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: ACTS 2:14, 22-33

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

Then Peter stood up with the Eleven,
raised his voice, and proclaimed:
“You who are Jews, indeed all of you staying in Jerusalem.
Let this be known to you, and listen to my words.
You who are Israelites, hear these words.
Jesus the Nazarene was a man commended to you by God
with mighty deeds, wonders, and signs,
which God worked through him in your midst, as you yourselves know.
This man, delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God,
you killed, using lawless men to crucify him.
But God raised him up, releasing him from the throes of death,
because it was impossible for him to be held by it.
For David says of him:
I saw the Lord ever before me,
with him at my right hand I shall not be disturbed.
Therefore my heart has been glad and my tongue has exulted;
my flesh, too, will dwell in hope,
because you will not abandon my soul to the netherworld,
nor will you suffer your holy one to see corruption.
You have made known to me the paths of life;
you will fill me with joy in your presence.

“My brothers, one can confidently say to you
about the patriarch David that he died and was buried,
and his tomb is in our midst to this day.
But since he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn an oath to him
that he would set one of his descendants upon his throne,
he foresaw and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ,
that neither was he abandoned to the netherworld
nor did his flesh see corruption.
God raised this Jesus;
of this we are all witnesses.
Exalted at the right hand of God,
he received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father
and poured him forth, as you see and hear.”

The word of the Lord.

Psalm: Keep Me Safe, O God – Foley

Refrain: Keep me safe, O God. / You are my hope. / You are my hope, O God.

  1. I find in God always my cup of joy;  And God will keep my life secure.
  2. I bless my God: God who has counseled me. All night my heart gives counsel too.
  3. The path of life you have revealed to me, And in your presence is my joy.

Second Reading: 1 PT 1:17-21

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Peter.

If you invoke as Father him who judges impartially
according to each one’s works,
conduct yourselves with reverence during the time of your sojourning,
realizing that you were ransomed from your futile conduct,
handed on by your ancestors,
not with perishable things like silver or gold
but with the precious blood of Christ
as of a spotless unblemished lamb.

He was known before the foundation of the world
but revealed in the final time for you,
who through him believe in God
who raised him from the dead and gave him glory,
so that your faith and hope are in God.

The word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia, G3 #334

Verse: Now he is living, the Christ / Out of the tomb he is risen, / He has conquered death – Opened heaven to all believers!

Gospel: LK 24:13-35

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.

That very day, the first day of the week,
two of Jesus’ disciples were going
to a village seven miles from Jerusalem called Emmaus,
and they were conversing about all the things that had occurred.
And it happened that while they were conversing and debating,
Jesus himself drew near and walked with them,
but their eyes were prevented from recognizing him.
He asked them,
“What are you discussing as you walk along?”
They stopped, looking downcast.
One of them, named Cleopas, said to him in reply,
“Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem
who does not know of the things
that have taken place there in these days?”
And he replied to them, “What sort of things?”
They said to him,
“The things that happened to Jesus the Nazarene,
who was a prophet mighty in deed and word
before God and all the people,
how our chief priests and rulers both handed him over
to a sentence of death and crucified him.
But we were hoping that he would be the one to redeem Israel;
and besides all this,
it is now the third day since this took place.
Some women from our group, however, have astounded us:
they were at the tomb early in the morning
and did not find his body;
they came back and reported
that they had indeed seen a vision of angels
who announced that he was alive.
Then some of those with us went to the tomb
and found things just as the women had described,
but him they did not see.”
And he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are!
How slow of heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!
Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things
and enter into his glory?”
Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets,
he interpreted to them what referred to him
in all the Scriptures.
As they approached the village to which they were going,
he gave the impression that he was going on farther.
But they urged him, “Stay with us,
for it is nearly evening and the day is almost over.”
So he went in to stay with them.
And it happened that, while he was with them at table,
he took bread, said the blessing,
broke it, and gave it to them.
With that their eyes were opened and they recognized him,
but he vanished from their sight.
Then they said to each other,
“Were not our hearts burning within us
while he spoke to us on the way and opened the Scriptures to us?”
So they set out at once and returned to Jerusalem
where they found gathered together
the eleven and those with them who were saying,
“The Lord has truly been raised and has appeared to Simon!”
Then the two recounted
what had taken place on the way
and how he was made known to them in the breaking of bread.

The Gospel of the Lord.

R/ Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts: Instrumental

Communion: Shelter Me – Joncas

1. Shepherd and sheep, my God and I; to fresh green fields you led my steps in days gone by. You gave me rest by quiet springs and filled my soul with peace your loving presence brings.

Refrain: O shelter me, O shelter me, The way ahead is dark and difficult to see. / O shelter me, O shelter me, All will be well if only you will shelter me.

2. Yet now I tread a diff’rent way, Death dogs my path with stealthy steps from day to day.  I cannot find your peaceful place, But dwell in dreary darkness, longing for your face.


3. I will look back in days to come and realize your faithfulness has led me home. Within your house I’ll find my peace, trusting that in your mercy you have sheltered me.


(Copyright 2020. The Jan Michael Joncas Trust. All rights reserved.)

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: Lord of All Hopefulness

1)  Lord of all hopefulness, Lord of all joy,
Whose trust, ever childlike, no cares can destroy,
Be there at our waking, and give us, we pray,
Your bliss in our hearts, Lord, at the break of the day.

3)  Lord of all kindliness, Lord of all grace,
Your hands swift to welcome your arms to embrace,
Be there at our homing, and give us, we pray,
Your love in our hearts, lord, at the eve of the day.

4)  Lord of all gentleness, Lord of all calm,
Whose voice is contentment, whose presence is balm,
Be there at our sleeping, and give us, we pray,
Your peace in our hearts, Lord, at the end of the day.

Supplemental Materials

Weekly Resources for Adult and Family Faith Formation

Children’s Liturgy of the Word Resources

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics — Link to lesson of the week.

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