Liturgy Recording: Fourth Sunday of Easter, May 3, 2020

Recording

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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.

GatheringJoyful, Joyful We Adore You 1-2 vs.G3 #614
GloriaMass of Joy and PeaceG3 #207
PsalmThe Lord is My Shepherd – Crandall
Gospel AcclamationCeltic AlleluiaG3 #334
GiftsAlleluia, Love is Alive, 2 vs.
Mass PartsGlendaloughG3 #263-267
Lamb of GodIsele
CommunionRemain in Me, I am the Vine, 1-2 vs.
SendingAll Creatures of Our God and King, 2 vs.G3 #611

Gathering: Joyful, Joyful We Adore You, G3 #614

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: ACTS 2:14A, 36-41

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

Then Peter stood up with the Eleven,
raised his voice, and proclaimed:
“Let the whole house of Israel know for certain
that God has made both Lord and Christ,
this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart,
and they asked Peter and the other apostles,
“What are we to do, my brothers?”
Peter said to them,
“Repent and be baptized, every one of you,
in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins;
and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
For the promise is made to you and to your children
and to all those far off,
whomever the Lord our God will call.”
He testified with many other arguments, and was exhorting them,
“Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.”
Those who accepted his message were baptized,
and about three thousand persons were added that day.

The word of the Lord.

Psalm: The Lord is My Shepherd – Crandall

Second Reading: 1 PT 2:20B-25

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Peter.

Then Peter stood up with the Eleven,
raised his voice, and proclaimed:
“Let the whole house of Israel know for certain
that God has made both Lord and Christ,
this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart,
and they asked Peter and the other apostles,
“What are we to do, my brothers?”
Peter said to them,
“Repent and be baptized, every one of you,
in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins;
and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
For the promise is made to you and to your children
and to all those far off,
whomever the Lord our God will call.”
He testified with many other arguments, and was exhorting them,
“Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.”
Those who accepted his message were baptized,
and about three thousand persons were added that day.

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: JN 10:1-10

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Luke.

Jesus said:
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
whoever does not enter a sheepfold through the gate
but climbs over elsewhere is a thief and a robber.
But whoever enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.
The gatekeeper opens it for him, and the sheep hear his voice,
as the shepherd calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.
When he has driven out all his own,
he walks ahead of them, and the sheep follow him,
because they recognize his voice.
But they will not follow a stranger;
they will run away from him,
because they do not recognize the voice of strangers.”
Although Jesus used this figure of speech,
the Pharisees did not realize what he was trying to tell them.

So Jesus said again, “Amen, amen, I say to you,
I am the gate for the sheep.
All who came before me are thieves and robbers,
but the sheep did not listen to them.
I am the gate.
Whoever enters through me will be saved,
and will come in and go out and find pasture.
A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy;
I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

R/ Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Homily

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts: Alleluia, Love is Alive

Communion: Remain in Me, I am the Vine

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: All Creatures of Our God and King, G3 #611

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.

Liturgy Recording: Third Sunday of Easter, April 26, 2020

Recording

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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
GiftsInstrumental
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.

Beloved:
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.

Homily

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.

Refrain

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.

Refrain

(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.

Liturgy Recording: Divine Mercy Sunday, April 19, 2020

Recording

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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.

Homily

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.

Mass Recording: Palm Sunday, April 5, 2020

Palm Sunday Connection

Take a picture of your green branch and share it on social media with the tag #taocatholic so we all can see!

Make sure you have your homemade palms ready! For instructions on making palms for home use, see this week’s Faith Formation post!

Recording

Online Worship Aid

Lyrics are linked, when possible. 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.

Prelude (spoken)Entrance Gospel ReadingReadings
GatheringAll Glory, Laud and Honor, 2 vsG3 #498
Lyrics
PsalmWhy Have You Abandoned Me?
Gospel AcclamationPraise to You O Christ the Savior
Verse: You are the Son, the Lamb of God; You are the One who died upon the cross; you are eternal life and redemption. Glory to You, Lord Jesus Christ!
G3 #596
Passion InterludesJesus, Remember MeG3 #510
Lyrics
GiftsHymn to Christ the King, 2 vs
Mass PartsMass of Christ the Savior
Lamb of GodMissa PachemG3 #278
CommunionNow We RemainG3 #785
Lyrics
SendingWere You There? vs 1, 2, 5G3 #511
Lyrics

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

Supplemental Materials

Weekly Content from Faith Formation with directions for making your own palms for use during the viewing of the Palm Sunday Mass.

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics — Build. Plant. Grow. is a free faith formation program for schools, parishes, and families. Engaging lesson plans pair scriptural readings with children’s literature and experiential education. Build. Plant. Grow. aims to promote the spiritual and character development of children ages 5 to 13 years. Palm Sunday Lesson

Mass Recording: Sunday the Fifth Sunday of Lent, March 29, 2020

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

Supplemental Materials

Gospel background and activities for families at Loyola Sunday Connection.

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics — Build. Plant. Grow. is a free faith formation program for schools, parishes, and families. Engaging lesson plans pair scriptural readings with children’s literature and experiential education. Build. Plant. Grow. aims to promote the spiritual and character development of children ages 5 to 13 years. Lent A week 5 Lesson.

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