Liturgy Recording: Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, May 16, 2021

Recording

Live-Stream

9:00 am Mass at St. Paul’s Church will be live-streamed, view here.

Live-streams are broadcast live during Masses. After the Mass is over these are archived to our website.

Sunday Readings

The readings for Mass can be found at the USCCB website.

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

First Communion Congratulation

Supplemental Materials

Weekly Resources for Adult and Family Faith Formation including Liturgy of the Word Resources for families.

Together We Journey, May 12

Cabin Fever Faith: Speak the Language

Baccalaureate

2021 Graduates will be celebrated during Masses on May 22 (St. Michael’s) and May 23 (all four parishes). Candidates should sit with their families. Candidates will not be wearing caps/gowns this year.

Confirmation Orientation

We will be holding Confirmation Orientation meetings in the next few weeks for those entering 10th grade or above.  We do this to enable your candidate to get “a jump start” on the preparation requirements that can be completed over the summer, and therefore enter school in the Fall with less stress. These orientations are REQUIRED as a part of Confirmation Preparation.

The following times and dates are available, please choose ONE to attend:

  • Monday, May 24, 7:00 – 7:30 pm, In-Person at St. Peter’s, enter door 3
  • Monday, May 24, 7:30 – 8:00 pm, In-Person at St. Peter’s, enter door 3
  • Wednesday, May 26, 7:00 – 7:30 pm, over Zoom – email lisac78@gmail.com for the code
  • Wednesday, May 26, 7:30 – 8:00 pm, over Zoom – email lisac78@gmail.com for the code
  • Wednesday, June 2, 7:00 – 7:30 pm, In-Person at St. Peter’s, enter door 3
  • Wednesday, June 2, 7:30 – 8:00 pm, In-Person at St. Peter’s, enter door 3

We will wear masks for all our in-person sessions. Please choose a Zoom option if wearing a mask doesn’t work for you. Contact me if none of these options work for your family.  We will set an alternate meeting time.

RSVP!

Let me know which meeting you plan to attend.  Follow this link and choose an option.

Confirmation Registration

Registration forms will be available at the orientation sessions.  There is a $70 fee for Confirmation Preparation that can be paid at orientation.  Registration needs to be completed for your student to be enrolled in Confirmation Preparation for 2021-2022.

Liturgy Recording: Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 9, 2021

Recording

Live-Stream

11:00 am Spanish Mass at St. Joseph’s Church will be live-streamed, view here.

Live-streams are broadcast live during Masses. After the Mass is over these are archived to our website.

Online Worship Aid

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48

When Peter entered, Cornelius met him
and, falling at his feet, paid him homage.
Peter, however, raised him up, saying,
“Get up. I myself am also a human being.”

Then Peter proceeded to speak and said,
“In truth, I see that God shows no partiality.
Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly
is acceptable to him.”

While Peter was still speaking these things,
the Holy Spirit fell upon all who were listening to the word.
The circumcised believers who had accompanied Peter
were astounded that the gift of the Holy Spirit
should have been poured out on the Gentiles also,
for they could hear them speaking in tongues and glorifying God.
Then Peter responded,
“Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people,
who have received the Holy Spirit even as we have?”
He ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.

Psalm: 98:1, 2-3, 3-4

The Lord has revealed to the nations his saving power.

Second Reading: 1 Jn 4:7-10

Beloved, let us love one another,
because love is of God;
everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God.
Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.
In this way the love of God was revealed to us:
God sent his only Son into the world
so that we might have life through him.
In this is love:
not that we have loved God, but that he loved us
and sent his Son as expiation for our sins.

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: Jn 15:9-17

Jesus said to his disciples:
“As the Father loves me, so I also love you.
Remain in my love.
If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love,
just as I have kept my Father’s commandments
and remain in his love.

“I have told you this so that my joy may be in you
and your joy might be complete.
This is my commandment: love one another as I love you.
No one has greater love than this,
to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
You are my friends if you do what I command you.
I no longer call you slaves,
because a slave does not know what his master is doing.
I have called you friends,
because I have told you everything I have heard from my Father.
It was not you who chose me, but I who chose you
and appointed you to go and bear fruit that will remain,
so that whatever you ask the Father in my name he may give you.
This I command you: love one another.”

Homily

Sprinkling Rite

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts

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

Supplemental Materials

Weekly Resources for Adult and Family Faith Formation including Liturgy of the Word Resources for families.

Together We Journey, May 5

Cabin Fever Faith: To Plant A Tree

This Week – Student Tasks

Mass livestream is on our Facebook page.

Assisi
  • Attend or livestream Mass!

Lourdes
  • Attend or livestream Mass!
Santiago
  • Attend or livestream Mass!

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Liturgical Connection Links

These links contain resources to help your family pray the Mass, especially if you’re doing so from home. They are not required work for faith formation.

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades K & 1 Download

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades 2 & 3 Download

Liturgy Recording: Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 2, 2021

Recording

Live-Stream

9:00 am Mass at St. Paul’s Church will be live-streamed, view here.

Live-streams are broadcast live during Masses. After the Mass is over these are archived to our website.

Online Worship Aid

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Acts 9:26-31

When Saul arrived in Jerusalem he tried to join the disciples,
but they were all afraid of him,
not believing that he was a disciple.
Then Barnabas took charge of him and brought him to the apostles,
and he reported to them how he had seen the Lord,
and that he had spoken to him,
and how in Damascus he had spoken out boldly in the name of Jesus.
He moved about freely with them in Jerusalem,
and spoke out boldly in the name of the Lord.
He also spoke and debated with the Hellenists,
but they tried to kill him.
And when the brothers learned of this,
they took him down to Caesarea
and sent him on his way to Tarsus.

The church throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria was at peace.
It was being built up and walked in the fear of the Lord,
and with the consolation of the Holy Spirit it grew in numbers.

Psalm: 22:26-27, 28, 30, 31-32

I will praise you, Lord, in the assembly of your people.

Second Reading: 1 Jn 3:18-24

Children, let us love not in word or speech
but in deed and truth.

Now this is how we shall know that we belong to the truth
and reassure our hearts before him
in whatever our hearts condemn,
for God is greater than our hearts and knows everything.
Beloved, if our hearts do not condemn us,
we have confidence in God
and receive from him whatever we ask,
because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him.
And his commandment is this:
we should believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ,
and love one another just as he commanded us.
Those who keep his commandments remain in him, and he in them,
and the way we know that he remains in us
is from the Spirit he gave us.

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: Jn 15:1-8

Jesus said to his disciples:
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vine grower.
He takes away every branch in me that does not bear fruit,
and every one that does he prunes so that it bears more fruit.
You are already pruned because of the word that I spoke to you.
Remain in me, as I remain in you.
Just as a branch cannot bear fruit on its own
unless it remains on the vine,
so neither can you unless you remain in me.
I am the vine, you are the branches.
Whoever remains in me and I in him will bear much fruit,
because without me you can do nothing.
Anyone who does not remain in me
will be thrown out like a branch and wither;
people will gather them and throw them into a fire
and they will be burned.
If you remain in me and my words remain in you,
ask for whatever you want and it will be done for you.
By this is my Father glorified,
that you bear much fruit and become my disciples.”

Homily

Sprinkling Rite

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts

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

Supplemental Materials

Weekly Resources for Adult and Family Faith Formation including Liturgy of the Word Resources for families.

Together We Journey, April 28

God Chooses A Relationship of Mutuality

This Week – Student Tasks

Lenten packets were sent out in the mail last week, and are attached to the weekly parent email.

Assisi
  • Knowing our Catholic Faith, pages 40-42

Lourdes
  • Bridges to Faith, pages 141-147
Santiago
  • Called to be Catholic, pages 77-80
  • Chapter 10 Review / Assessment

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Together We Pray: Vocation Prayer

Age Level Engagement Videos and Activities

Santiago: Pentecost is Live Changing Love

Lourdes – Pentecost

Assisi – Circle of the Church Year

Liturgical Connection Links

These links contain resources to help your family pray the Mass, especially if you’re doing so from home. They are not required work for faith formation.

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades K & 1 Download

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades 2 & 3 Download

Liturgy Recording: Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 25, 2021

Recording

From St. Michael’s Church. Congratulations First Communicants!

Live-Stream

10:30 am Mass at St. Peter’s Church will be live-streamed, view here.

Live-streams are broadcast live during Masses. After the Mass is over these are archived to our website.

Online Worship Aid

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Acts 4:8-12

Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said:
“Leaders of the people and elders:
If we are being examined today
about a good deed done to a cripple,
namely, by what means he was saved,
then all of you and all the people of Israel should know
that it was in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazorean
whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead;
in his name this man stands before you healed.
He is the stone rejected by you, the builders,
    which has become the cornerstone.

There is no salvation through anyone else,
nor is there any other name under heaven
given to the human race by which we are to be saved.”

Psalm: 118:1, 8-9, 21-23, 26, 28, 29

The stone rejected by the builders has become the cornerstone.

Second Reading: 1 Jn 3:1-2

Beloved:
See what love the Father has bestowed on us
that we may be called the children of God.
Yet so we are.
The reason the world does not know us
is that it did not know him.
Beloved, we are God’s children now;
what we shall be has not yet been revealed.
We do know that when it is revealed we shall be like him,
for we shall see him as he is.

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: Jn 10:11-18

Jesus said:
“I am the good shepherd.
A good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
A hired man, who is not a shepherd
and whose sheep are not his own,
sees a wolf coming and leaves the sheep and runs away,
and the wolf catches and scatters them.
This is because he works for pay and has no concern for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd,
and I know mine and mine know me,
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father;
and I will lay down my life for the sheep.
I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold.
These also I must lead, and they will hear my voice,
and there will be one flock, one shepherd.
This is why the Father loves me,
because I lay down my life in order to take it up again.
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own.
I have power to lay it down, and power to take it up again.
This command I have received from my Father.”

Homily

Sprinkling Rite

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts

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

Supplemental Materials

Weekly Resources for Adult and Family Faith Formation including Liturgy of the Word Resources for families.

Together We Journey, April 21

What is a Novena

This Week – Student Tasks

Lenten packets were sent out in the mail last week, and are attached to the weekly parent email.

Assisi
  • Knowing our Catholic Faith, pages 38-39

Lourdes
  • Bridges to Faith, pages 131-140
Santiago
  • Called to be Catholic, pages 73-76
  • Worksheet – Prayer Chart

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Together We Pray: Novena to St. Joseph

The link will bring you to the playlist of all days. Pray day 1 together.

Amen.

Age Level Engagement Videos and Activities

Santiago: A Grateful Day

Lourdes – The Good Shepherd: Do We Recognize His Voice?

Assisi – Generosity

Liturgical Connection Links

These links contain resources to help your family pray the Mass, especially if you’re doing so from home. They are not required work for faith formation.

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades K & 1 Download

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades 2 & 3 Download

Liturgy Recording: Third Sunday of Easter, April 18, 2021

Recording

From St. Michael’s Church.

Live-Stream

10:30 am Mass at St. Peter’s Church will be live-streamed, view here.

Live-streams are broadcast live during Masses. After the Mass is over these are archived to our website.

Online Worship Aid

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19

Peter said to the people:
“The God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,
the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus,
whom you handed over and denied in Pilate’s presence
when he had decided to release him.
You denied the Holy and Righteous One
and asked that a murderer be released to you.
The author of life you put to death,
but God raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses.
Now I know, brothers,
that you acted out of ignorance, just as your leaders did;
but God has thus brought to fulfillment
what he had announced beforehand
through the mouth of all the prophets,
that his Christ would suffer.
Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away.”

Psalm: 4:2, 4, 7-8, 9

Lord, let your face shine on us.

Second Reading: 1 Jn 2:1-5a

My children, I am writing this to you
so that you may not commit sin.
But if anyone does sin, we have an Advocate with the Father,
Jesus Christ the righteous one.
He is expiation for our sins,
and not for our sins only but for those of the whole world.
The way we may be sure that we know him is to keep
his commandments.
Those who say, “I know him,” but do not keep his commandments
are liars, and the truth is not in them.
But whoever keeps his word,
the love of God is truly perfected in him.

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: Lk 24:35-48

The two disciples recounted what had taken place on the way,
and how Jesus was made known to them 
in the breaking of bread.

While they were still speaking about this,
he stood in their midst and said to them,
“Peace be with you.”
But they were startled and terrified
and thought that they were seeing a ghost.
Then he said to them, “Why are you troubled?
And why do questions arise in your hearts?
Look at my hands and my feet, that it is I myself.
Touch me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones
as you can see I have.”
And as he said this,
he showed them his hands and his feet.
While they were still incredulous for joy and were amazed,
he asked them, “Have you anything here to eat?”
They gave him a piece of baked fish; 
he took it and ate it in front of them.

He said to them,
“These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you,
that everything written about me in the law of Moses
and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled.”
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures.
And he said to them,
“Thus it is written that the Christ would suffer
and rise from the dead on the third day
and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins,
would be preached in his name
to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
You are witnesses of these things.”

Homily

Sprinkling Rite

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts

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

Supplemental Materials

Weekly Resources for Adult and Family Faith Formation including Liturgy of the Word Resources for families.

Together We Journey, April 14

Cabin Fever Faith: In A Garden.

This Week – Student Tasks

Lenten packets were sent out in the mail last week, and are attached to the weekly parent email.

Assisi
  • Knowing our Catholic Faith, pages 36-37
Lourdes
  • Bridges to Faith, pages 123-130
Santiago
  • Called to be Catholic, pages 69-72
  • Chapter 9 Review / Assessment

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Together We Pray: An Easter Prayer

+ In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

Age Level Engagement Videos and Activities

Santiago: Freedom and Its Consequences

Lourdes – Making A Decision

Assisi – Generosity

Liturgical Connection Links

These links contain resources to help your family pray the Mass, especially if you’re doing so from home. They are not required work for faith formation.

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades K & 1 Download

Growing with the Gospel worksheet grades 2 & 3 Download

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