April 5, 2020
A Message About Today's Celebration
Almighty ever-living God,
who as an example of humility for the human race to follow caused our Savior to take flesh and submit to the Cross,
graciously grant that
we may heed his lesson of patient suffering
and so merit a share in his Resurrection.
Who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen
Liturgy of the Word
This Sunday's Readings can be found at the United States Council of Catholic Bishop's Website. Link is provided below:
Prayers of the Faithful
Our Lord gave his back to those who beat him, and he did not shield his face from buffets and spitting. Pray with me for courage to trust in his passionate love for us.
For our pope and our bishops, that they may be faithful to the truth even in the face of persecution and rejection, we pray to the Lord.
For those who struggle with their faith, by God's grace may they be renewed in faith and hope, we pray to the Lord.
For those sick, especially those infected with or recovering from the coronavirus, may Jesus, the Divine Physician, offer them hope and healing, we pray to the Lord.
That the love of God, shown to us in Jesus Christ, may give us confidence and courage in all things, let us pray to the Lord.
For the intentions that we quietly ask at this time, we pray to the Lord
For all who have died marked with the sign of faith, may they come to share in the fullness of eternal life in the risen Christ, we pray to the Lord.
Almighty God, the suffering and death of your Son Jesus Christ brought hope and healing to a fallen world. May sin never ensnare us with empty hope in the passing world. We ask this through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Look, we pray,
on this your family,
for whom our Lord Jesus Christ
did not hesitate to be delivered into the hands of the wicked
and submit to the agony
of the Cross.
Who lives and reigns
for ever and ever. Amen