Liturgy Recording: Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, July 5, 2020

Recording

4:30 pm St. Michael’s Mass was recorded and will be shared when it goes online. The holiday has created a delay. See the videos page for most recent recordings.

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7:30 am Mass, St. Joseph’s Church, view here.

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Opening

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: ZEC 9:9-10

Thus says the LORD:
Rejoice heartily, O daughter Zion,
shout for joy, O daughter Jerusalem!
See, your king shall come to you;
a just savior is he,
meek, and riding on an ass,
on a colt, the foal of an ass.
He shall banish the chariot from Ephraim,
and the horse from Jerusalem;
the warrior’s bow shall be banished,
and he shall proclaim peace to the nations.
His dominion shall be from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.

Psalm 145:

I will praise your name for ever, my king and my God.

Second Reading: ROM 8:9, 11-13

Brothers and sisters:
You are not in the flesh;
on the contrary, you are in the spirit,
if only the Spirit of God dwells in you.
Whoever does not have the Spirit of Christ does not belong to him.
If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you,
the one who raised Christ from the dead
will give life to your mortal bodies also,
through his Spirit that dwells in you.
Consequently, brothers and sisters,
we are not debtors to the flesh,
to live according to the flesh.
For if you live according to the flesh, you will die,
but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body,
you will live.

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: MT 11:28-30

At that time Jesus exclaimed:
“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth,
for although you have hidden these things
from the wise and the learned
you have revealed them to little ones.
Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will.
All things have been handed over to me by my Father.
No one knows the Son except the Father,
and no one knows the Father except the Son
and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened,
and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,
for I am meek and humble of heart;
and you will find rest for yourselves.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.”

Homily

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts

Communion

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

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Liturgy Recording: Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 28, 2020

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Gathering: All Are Welcome, G3 #753

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: 2 KGS 4:8-11, 14-16A

One day Elisha came to Shunem,
where there was a woman of influence, who urged him to dine with her.
Afterward, whenever he passed by, he used to stop there to dine.
So she said to her husband, “I know that Elisha is a holy man of God.
Since he visits us often, let us arrange a little room on the roof
and furnish it for him with a bed, table, chair, and lamp,
so that when he comes to us he can stay there.”
Sometime later Elisha arrived and stayed in the room overnight.

Later Elisha asked, “Can something be done for her?”
His servant Gehazi answered, “Yes!
She has no son, and her husband is getting on in years.”
Elisha said, “Call her.”
When the woman had been called and stood at the door,
Elisha promised, “This time next year
you will be fondling a baby son.”

Psalm: Forever I Will Sing, G3 #82

Second Reading: ROM 6:3-4, 8-11

Brothers and sisters:
Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus
were baptized into his death?
We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death,
so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead
by the glory of the Father,
we too might live in newness of life.

If, then, we have died with Christ,
we believe that we shall also live with him.
We know that Christ, raised from the dead, dies no more;
death no longer has power over him.
As to his death, he died to sin once and for all;
as to his life, he lives for God.
Consequently, you too must think of yourselves as dead to sin
and living for God in Christ Jesus.

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: MT 10:37-42

Jesus said to the Twelve:
“Fear no one.
Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed,
nor secret that will not be known.
What I

Jesus said to his apostles:
“Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me,
and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me;
and whoever does not take up his cross
and follow after me is not worthy of me.
Whoever finds his life will lose it,
and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

“Whoever receives you receives me,
and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me.
Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet
will receive a prophet’s reward,
and whoever receives a righteous man
because he is a righteous man
will receive a righteous man’s reward.
And whoever gives only a cup of cold water
to one of these little ones to drink
because the little one is a disciple—
amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.”

Homily

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts: Make Me A Channel of Your Peace, G3 #726

Communion: Bread for the World

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: Lift High the Cross, G3 #791

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Liturgy Recording: Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time, June 21, 2020

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Gathering: We Walk By Faith, G3 #680

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: JER 20:10-13

Jeremiah said:
“I hear the whisperings of many:
‘Terror on every side!
Denounce! let us denounce him!’
All those who were my friends
are on the watch for any misstep of mine.
‘Perhaps he will be trapped; then we can prevail,
and take our vengeance on him.’
But the LORD is with me, like a mighty champion:
my persecutors will stumble, they will not triumph.
In their failure they will be put to utter shame,
to lasting, unforgettable confusion.
O LORD of hosts, you who test the just,
who probe mind and heart,
let me witness the vengeance you take on them,
for to you I have entrusted my cause.
Sing to the LORD,
praise the LORD,
for he has rescued the life of the poor
from the power of the wicked!”

Psalm: The Lord is Kind and Merciful G3 #75

Second Reading: ROM 5:12-15

Brothers and sisters:
Through one man sin entered the world,
and through sin, death,
and thus death came to all men, inasmuch as all sinned—
for up to the time of the law, sin was in the world,
though sin is not accounted when there is no law.
But death reigned from Adam to Moses,
even over those who did not sin
after the pattern of the trespass of Adam,
who is the type of the one who was to come.

But the gift is not like the transgression.
For if by the transgression of the one the many died,
how much more did the grace of God
and the gracious gift of the one man Jesus Christ
overflow for the many.

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: MT 10:26-33

Jesus said to the Twelve:
“Fear no one.
Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed,
nor secret that will not be known.
What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light;
what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul;
rather, be afraid of the one who can destroy
both soul and body in Gehenna.
Are not two sparrows sold for a small coin?
Yet not one of them falls to the ground without your Father’s knowledge.
Even all the hairs of your head are counted.
So do not be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.
Everyone who acknowledges me before others
I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.
But whoever denies me before others,
I will deny before my heavenly Father.”

Homily

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts: In Every Age G3 #716

Communion: In This Place

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: City of God

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Liturgy Recording: Corpus Christi, June 14, 2020

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Gathering: All Who Hunger, Gather Gladly, G3 #852

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: DT 8:2-3, 14B-16A

Moses said to the people:
“Remember how for forty years now the LORD, your God,
has directed all your journeying in the desert,
so as to test you by affliction
and find out whether or not it was your intention
to keep his commandments.
He therefore let you be afflicted with hunger,
and then fed you with manna,
a food unknown to you and your fathers,
in order to show you that not by bread alone does one live,
but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of the LORD.

“Do not forget the LORD, your God,
who brought you out of the land of Egypt,
that place of slavery;
who guided you through the vast and terrible desert
with its saraph serpents and scorpions,
its parched and waterless ground;
who brought forth water for you from the flinty rock
and fed you in the desert with manna,
a food unknown to your fathers.”

Psalm: Praise the Lord, Jerusalem RS #199

Second Reading: 1 Cor 10:16-17

Brothers and sisters:
The cup of blessing that we bless,
is it not a participation in the blood of Christ?
The bread that we break,
is it not a participation in the body of Christ?
Because the loaf of bread is one,
we, though many, are one body,
for we all partake of the one loaf.

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: JN 6:51-58

Jesus said to the Jewish crowds:
“I am the living bread that came down from heaven;
whoever eats this bread will live forever;
and the bread that I will give
is my flesh for the life of the world.”

The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying,
“How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”
Jesus said to them,
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood,
you do not have life within you.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
has eternal life,
and I will raise him on the last day.
For my flesh is true food,
and my blood is true drink.
Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood
remains in me and I in him.
Just as the living Father sent me
and I have life because of the Father,
so also the one who feeds on me
will have life because of me.
This is the bread that came down from heaven.
Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died,
whoever eats this bread will live forever.”

Homily

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts: Many and Great, G3 #911

Communion: I am the Bread of Life

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: Canticle of the Sun G3 #576

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Liturgy Recording: Holy Trinity, June 7, 2020

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Gathering: Holy, Holy, Holy, G3 #576

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: EX 34:4B-6, 8-9

A reading from the Book of Exodus

Early in the morning Moses went up Mount Sinai
as the LORD had commanded him,
taking along the two stone tablets.

Having come down in a cloud, the LORD stood with Moses there
and proclaimed his name, “LORD.”
Thus the LORD passed before him and cried out,
“The LORD, the LORD, a merciful and gracious God,
slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity.”
Moses at once bowed down to the ground in worship.
Then he said, “If I find favor with you, O Lord,
do come along in our company.
This is indeed a stiff-necked people; yet pardon our wickedness and sins,
and receive us as your own.”

The word of the Lord.

Psalm: Canticle of Daniel, G3 #99

Second Reading: 2 Cor 13:11-13

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

Brothers and sisters, rejoice.
Mend your ways, encourage one another,
agree with one another, live in peace,
and the God of love and peace will be with you.
Greet one another with a holy kiss.
All the holy ones greet you.

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ
and the love of God
and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with all of you.

The word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: JN 3:16-18

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.

Jesus said to his disciples:
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
On the evening of that first day of the week,
God so loved the world that he gave his only Son,
so that everyone who believes in him might not perish
but might have eternal life.
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,
but that the world might be saved through him.
Whoever believes in him will not be condemned,
but whoever does not believe has already been condemned,
because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

The Gospel of the Lord.

R/ Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Homily

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts: God Beyond All Names

Communion: How Wonderful the Three in One, G3 #563

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: Lead Me Lord

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Liturgy Recording: Pentecost, May 31, 2020

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Gathering: O Spirit All Embracing

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: ACTS 2:1-11

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled,
they were all in one place together.
And suddenly there came from the sky
a noise like a strong driving wind,
and it filled the entire house in which they were.
Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire,
which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak in different tongues,
as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.

Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven staying in Jerusalem.
At this sound, they gathered in a large crowd,
but they were confused
because each one heard them speaking in his own language.
They were astounded, and in amazement they asked,
“Are not all these people who are speaking Galileans?
Then how does each of us hear them in his native language?
We are Parthians, Medes, and Elamites,
inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia,
Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia,
Egypt and the districts of Libya near Cyrene,
as well as travelers from Rome,
both Jews and converts to Judaism, Cretans and Arabs,
yet we hear them speaking in our own tongues
of the mighty acts of God.”

The word of the Lord.

Psalm 104: Lord Send Out Your Spirit, G3 #76

Second Reading: 1 Cor 12:3B-7, 12-13

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians

Brothers and sisters:
No one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit.

There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit;
there are different forms of service but the same Lord;
there are different workings but the same God
who produces all of them in everyone.
To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit
is given for some benefit.

As a body is one though it has many parts,
and all the parts of the body, though many, are one body,
so also Christ.
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body,
whether Jews or Greeks, slaves or free persons,
and we were all given to drink of one Spirit.

The word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation

Gospel: JN 20:19-23

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.

Jesus said to his disciples:
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
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.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

R/ Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Homily

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts

Communion: Peace In Christ

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: Send Down the Fire G3 #557

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Liturgy Recording: Ascension, May 24, 2020

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GatheringA Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing, vs. 1, 3 & 4G3 #545
GloriaGlory to God – Kremer
PsalmAll the Ends of the EarthG3 #70
Gospel AcclamationCeltic AlleluiaG3 #334
GiftsWithout Seeing You, vs 2, 3, 4G3 #922
Mass PartsGlendaloughG3 #263-267
Lamb of GodIsele
CommunionI Am the Bread of Life, vs 1, 2 & 4G3 #945
SendingLord, You Give the Great CommissionText:
G3 #544

Gathering: A Hymn of Glory Let Us Sing, G3 #545

A Hymn of glory let us sing! New hymns throughout the world shall ring:
Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ, by a road before untrod,
ascends unto the throne of God. Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

To whom the shining angels cry, “Why stand and gaze upon the sky?”
Alleluia! Alleluia! “This is the Savior!” Thus they say,
“This is his glorious triumph day!” Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

O risen Christ, ascended Lord, all praise to you let earth accord:
Alleluia! Alleluia! You are, while endless ages run, with Father and with Spirit one.
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: ACTS 1:1-11

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

In the first book, Theophilus,
I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught
until the day he was taken up,
after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit
to the apostles whom he had chosen.
He presented himself alive to them
by many proofs after he had suffered,
appearing to them during forty days
and speaking about the kingdom of God.
While meeting with them,
he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,
but to wait for “the promise of the Father
about which you have heard me speak;
for John baptized with water,
but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

When they had gathered together they asked him,
“Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
He answered them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons
that the Father has established by his own authority.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you,
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
throughout Judea and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth.”
When he had said this, as they were looking on,
he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.
While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going,
suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them.
They said, “Men of Galilee,
why are you standing there looking at the sky?
This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven
will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.”

The word of the Lord.

Psalm: All the Ends of the Earth, G3 #70

Sing your praise to the Lord, for he has ascended on high!  (repeat)                              

David Haas © 1993, 1994, GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.

Second Reading: EPH 1:17-23

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

Brothers and sisters:

May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
give you a Spirit of wisdom and revelation
resulting in knowledge of him.

May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened,
that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call,
what are the riches of glory
in his inheritance among the holy ones,
and what is the surpassing greatness of his power
for us who believe,
in accord with the exercise of his great might,
which he worked in Christ,
raising him from the dead
and seating him at his right hand in the heavens,
far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion,
and every name that is named
not only in this age but also in the one to come.

And he put all things beneath his feet
and gave him as head over all things to the church,
which is his body,
the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way.

The word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia, G3 #334

Verse: I am the way and the truth, / I am the life everlasting, / Come and follow me / All the days of your life!

Gospel: JN 14:1-12

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Do not let your hearts be troubled.
You have faith in God; have faith also in me.
In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places.
If there were not,
would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come back again and take you to myself,
so that where I am you also may be.
Where I am going you know the way.”
Thomas said to him,
“Master, we do not know where you are going;
how can we know the way?”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.
If you know me, then you will also know my Father.
From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
Philip said to him,
“Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.”
Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time
and you still do not know me, Philip?
Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.
How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?
The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own.
The Father who dwells in me is doing his works.
Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me,
or else, believe because of the works themselves.
Amen, amen, I say to you,
whoever believes in me will do the works that I do,
and will do greater ones than these,
because I am going to the Father.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

R/ Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Homily

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts: Without Seeing You, G3 #922

Refrain: Without seeing you, we love you; without touching you, we embrace; without knowing you, we follow; without seeing you, we believe.

  1. The sparrow will find a home, near to you, O God:
    how happy, we who dwell with you, forever in your house.
  2. Forever we sing to you of your goodness, O God;
    proclaiming to all the world of your faithfulness and love.
  3. For you are our shepherd, there is nothing that we need
    in green pastures we will find our rest, near the waters of peace.

David Haas © 1993, GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.

Communion: I Am the Bread of Life, G3 #945

I am the Bread of life, You who come to me shall not hunger;
and who believe in me shall not thirst.
No one can come to me unless the Father beckons.

Refrain: And I will raise you up, and I will raise you up,
and I will raise you up on the last day.

The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world,
and if you eat of this bread, you shall live forever, you shall live forever.

I am the Resurrection, I am the life. If you believe in me, even though you die, you shall live forever.

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, You Give the Great Commission

Lord, you give the great commission: “Heal the sick and preach the word.”
Lest the Church neglect its mission, and the gospel go unheard.
Help us witness to your purpose with renewed integrity;
With the spirit’s gifts empower us for the work of ministry.

Lord, you call us to your service: “In my name baptized and teach.”
That the world may trust your promise, life abundant meant for each.
Give us all new fervor, draw us closer in community;
with the Spirit’s gifts empower us for the work of ministry.

Lord, you bless with words assuring: “I am with you to the end.”
Faith and hope and love restoring, May we serve as you intend,
and amid the cares that claim us, hold in mind eternity;
With the Spirit’s gifts empower us for the work of ministry.

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Liturgy Recording: Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 17, 2020

Recording

Online Worship Aid

Consider opening the video in one window and the Worship Aid in another window. Instructions for doing this can be found here.

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.

GatheringAlleluia! Sing to Jesus!G3 #949
GloriaMass of Joy and PeaceG3 #207
PsalmPsalm 66 Let All the EarthG3 #59
Gospel AcclamationCeltic AlleluiaG3 #334
GiftsPeace in Christ
Mass PartsGlendaloughG3 #263-267
Lamb of GodIsele
CommunionWe Have Been ToldG3 #784
SendingHow Can I Keep from Singin?G3 #685

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

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: ACTS 8:5-8, 14-17

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

Philip went down to the city of Samaria
and proclaimed the Christ to them.
With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what was said by Philip
when they heard it and saw the signs he was doing.
For unclean spirits, crying out in a loud voice,
came out of many possessed people,
and many paralyzed or crippled people were cured.
There was great joy in that city.

Now when the apostles in Jerusalem
heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God,
they sent them Peter and John,
who went down and prayed for them,
that they might receive the Holy Spirit,
for it had not yet fallen upon any of them;
they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Then they laid hands on them
and they received the Holy Spirit.

The word of the Lord.

Psalm: Let All the Earth, G3 #59

Second Reading: 1 PT 3:15-18

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Peter.

Beloved:
Sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts.
Always be ready to give an explanation
to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope,
but do it with gentleness and reverence,
keeping your conscience clear,
so that, when you are maligned,
those who defame your good conduct in Christ
may themselves be put to shame.
For it is better to suffer for doing good,
if that be the will of God, than for doing evil.

For Christ also suffered for sins once,
the righteous for the sake of the unrighteous,
that he might lead you to God.
Put to death in the flesh,
he was brought to life in the Spirit.

The word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia, G3 #334

Gospel: JN 14:15-21

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.

Jesus said to his disciples:
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.
And I will ask the Father,
and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always,
the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot accept,
because it neither sees nor knows him.
But you know him, because he remains with you,
and will be in you.
I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.
In a little while the world will no longer see me,
but you will see me, because I live and you will live.
On that day you will realize that I am in my Father
and you are in me and I in you.
Whoever has my commandments and observes them
is the one who loves me.
And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father,
and I will love him and reveal myself to him.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

R/ Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Homily

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts: Peace in Christ

Communion: We Have Been Told, G3 #784

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: How Can I Keep from Singing? G3 #685

Supplemental Materials

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

Liturgy Recording: Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 10, 2020

Recording

Online Worship Aid

Consider opening the video in one window and the Worship Aid in another window. Instructions for doing this can be found here.

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.

GatheringHail Mary, Gentle WomanG3 #889
GloriaGlory to God – Kremer
PsalmLet Your Mercy Be On UsG3 #44
Gospel AcclamationCeltic AlleluiaG3 #334
GiftsO God You Search MeG3 #581
Mass PartsGlendaloughG3 #263-267
Lamb of GodIsele
CommunionDo Not Let Your Hearts Be TroubledG3 #869
SendingThis Day was Made by the Lord – Walker

Gathering: Hail Mary, Gentle Woman, G3 #889

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you.
Blessed are you among women,
And blest is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of death.  AMEN

Refrain:
Gentle women, quiet light, Morning star, so strong and bright. Gentle Mother, peaceful dove, Teach us wisdom; teach us love.

1)  You were chosen by the Father: You were chosen for the Son.
You were chosen from all women, And for woman, shining one.

2)  Blessed are you among women, Blessed in turn all women, too.
Blessed they with peaceful spirits. Blessed they with gentle hearts.

 Text: Hail Mary, alt: Carey Landry  Tune: Carey Landry 1975 GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. OneLicense.net # A 713604. 

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: ACTS 6:1-7

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

As the number of disciples continued to grow,
the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews
because their widows
were being neglected in the daily distribution.
So the Twelve called together the community of the disciples and said,
“It is not right for us to neglect the word of God to serve at table.
Brothers, select from among you seven reputable men,
filled with the Spirit and wisdom,
whom we shall appoint to this task,
whereas we shall devote ourselves to prayer
and to the ministry of the word.”
The proposal was acceptable to the whole community,
so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the Holy Spirit,
also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas,
and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism.
They presented these men to the apostles
who prayed and laid hands on them.
The word of God continued to spread,
and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem increased greatly;
even a large group of priests were becoming obedient to the faith.

The word of the Lord.

Psalm: Let Your Mercy Be on Us, G3 #44

Refrain:         
Let your mercy be on us, O God, As we place our trust in you.

1)  Your words, O God, are truth indeed, and all your works are ever faithful; You love justice and right, your compassion fills all creation.

2)  See how the eye of God is watching, ever guarding all who wait in hope, to deliver them from death and sustain them in time of famine.

3)  Exult, you just, in the Lord, for praise is the song of the righteous! How happy the people of God, the ones whom God has chosen!

4)  Our soul is waiting for God, for God is our help and our shield.  May your kindness, O God, be upon us who place our hope in you.

 Marty Haugen, 1987, 1994, GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. OneLicense.net # A 713604. 

Second Reading: 1 PT 2:4-9

A reading from the first Letter of Saint Peter.

Beloved:
Come to him, a living stone, rejected by human beings
but chosen and precious in the sight of God,
and, like living stones,
let yourselves be built into a spiritual house
to be a holy priesthood to offer spiritual sacrifices
acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.
For it says in Scripture:
Behold, I am laying a stone in Zion,
a cornerstone, chosen and precious,
and whoever believes in it shall not be put to shame.

Therefore, its value is for you who have faith, but for those without faith:
The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone, and
A stone that will make people stumble,
and a rock that will make them fall.

They stumble by disobeying the word, as is their destiny.

You are “a chosen race, a royal priesthood,
a holy nation, a people of his own,
so that you may announce the praises” of him
who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

The word of the Lord.

Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia, G3 #334

Verse: I am the way and the truth, / I am the life everlasting, / Come and follow me / All the days of your life!

Gospel: JN 14:1-12

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Do not let your hearts be troubled.
You have faith in God; have faith also in me.
In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places.
If there were not,
would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come back again and take you to myself,
so that where I am you also may be.
Where I am going you know the way.”
Thomas said to him,
“Master, we do not know where you are going;
how can we know the way?”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.
If you know me, then you will also know my Father.
From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
Philip said to him,
“Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.”
Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time
and you still do not know me, Philip?
Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.
How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?
The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own.
The Father who dwells in me is doing his works.
Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me,
or else, believe because of the works themselves.
Amen, amen, I say to you,
whoever believes in me will do the works that I do,
and will do greater ones than these,
because I am going to the Father.”

The Gospel of the Lord.

R/ Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

Homily

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts: O God, You Search Me, G3 #581

1) O God, you search me and you know me.  All my thoughts lie open to your gaze.  When I walk or lie down you are before me:  Ever the maker and keeper of my days.

2) You know my resting and my rising.  You discern my purpose from afar.  And with love everlasting you besiege me;  In every moment of life or death, you are.

3) Before a word is on my tongue, Lord, you have known its meaning through and through.  You are with me beyond my understanding:  God of my present, my past and future, too!

4) Although your Spirit is upon me, Still I search for shelter from you light.  There is no-where on earth I can escape you:  Even the darkness if radiant in your sight. 

5) For you created me and shaped me.  Gave me life within my mother’s womb. For the wonder of who I am I praise you:  Safe in your hands, all creation is made new.

Bernadette Farrell 1992, OCP Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. OneLicense.net # A 713604. 

Communion: Do Not Let Your Hearts Be Troubled, G3 #869

Refrain:
Do Not led your hearts be troubled, have faith in God
And faith in me.  I will go forth to prepare a place for you,  
then I’ll come back to take you with me, that where I am, You may also be.

1)  In God’s house there are many places for you alone to dwell in safety.  You know the way to where I’ll lead you, if you are lost, I will show the way.

2)  I am the say, the truth and the life, only through me can you know what I know.  If you knew me, you would see the vision, if you see me, you see your God.

3)  The words I speak are not only of myself, it is your God who lives within me.   If you believe that your God and I are one, I will provide when you call my name.

David Haas 1995, GIA Publications, Inc. All rights reserved. OneLicense.net # A 713604. 

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

Blessing of Mothers

On this Mother’s Day
let us give thanks to God for the gift of our mother
and for all women who provide guidance
and care for children.

May God, the source of all life,
protect you and keep you safe.  

May God grant you courage in your struggles,
faith in times of doubt ~
and abundant hope for the future.

May God enlighten your mind,
and fill you with wisdom.

May God keep your children strong in body and spirit. 

May the love of God,
the peace of Christ,
the Spirit of grace,
guide you to be the light of Christ for all you meet.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.   Amen

Sending: This Day Was Made By the Lord

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

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!

Christopher Walker 1988,1989, OCP Publications, All rights reserved. OneLicense.net # A 713604. 

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