May 16, 2021

Ascension of the Lord

Opening Hymn

Up from the Earth, R. Cooney
00:00 / 05:08

Opening Prayer

Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that we,

who believe that your Only Begotten Son, our Redeemer,

ascended this day to the heavens,
may in spirit

dwell already in heavenly realms.
Who lives and reigns with you

in the unity of the Holy Spirit,

one God,

for ever and ever.

Amen.

Let us Sing in Glory to God

Mass of Joy and Peace Glory to God, T Al
00:00 / 02:02

Scripture Readings

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First Reading

Reading 1. Ascension
00:00 / 02:03

Psalm

Ps 47 God Mounts His Throne M Haugen.MP3
00:00 / 02:47

Second Reading

Reading 2. Ascension
00:00 / 01:21

Alleluia & Gospel Reading

Gospel Acclamation, Mass of Joy and Peac
00:00 / 01:36
Gospel
00:00 / 00:57

Homily

Prayers of the Faithful

With faith in the name of Jesus, raised from the dead according to the Scriptures, we present our needs to the Father.

  • For Pope Francis and bishops, may they receive the protection and favor of God as they minister in the name of Christ, let us pray to the Lord. 

  • For local and national leaders, may the Spirit of God move them to work together to protect the rights of all, including the unborn, let us pray to the Lord.
  • For those who have wandered away from their faith in Jesus, may God grant them understanding and a yearning heart, let us pray to the Lord.

  • For those who have died, may they enter into the eternal life promised through Christ’s resurrection, let us pray to the Lord.

  • For the intentions in our hearts...., let us pray to the Lord.

Heavenly Father, hear our prayers, and in your mercy, fill us with what we need to do your work. We ask this through your Son, Jesus Christ.  Amen.

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The Lord's Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come, 
Thy will be done
on earth, as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
Amen.

Meditation Hymn

The Power of Love, Bullock_Holstein
00:00 / 04:37
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Closing Prayer

Almighty ever-living God,
who allow those on earth

to celebrate divine mysteries,

grant, we pray,
that Christian hope

may draw us onward
to where our nature

is united with you.
Through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

Closing Hymn

We Have Seen the Risen Lord, S. Pethel.m
00:00 / 05:03