5th Sunday of Easter
May 2, 2021
Almighty ever-living God,
the Paschal Mystery within us,
that those you were pleased to make new
in Holy Baptism may,
under your protective care,
bear much fruit
and come to the joys of life eternal.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Let us Sing in Glory of God
Alleluia & Gospel Reading
This Sunday's reflection is a written reflection from GraceWorks Publication. Though I had started a Video homily for today, I was unable to complete it in time. I also encourage you to reflect on today's readings with the help of our Breaking Open the Word reflection.
This Saturday we celebrated First Communion at our parish. Please remember all our children who celebrated this Sacrament and received the Eucharist for the first time.
Prayers of the Faithful
Let us humbly offer our prayers to God the Father, the source of all love and goodness.
For all who work in the ministries of the Church, may the outpouring of the Holy Spirit continue to conform their hearts and minds ever closer to Christ, let us pray to the Lord.
For the unemployed, may the Lord grant them the opportunity for gainful employment, let us pray to the Lord.
For the young people of this community and in our families, may the hope of Christ be their strength in the midst of a changing world, let us pray to the Lord.
For our beloved dead, may they soon enjoy everlasting life in Paradise, let us pray to the Lord.
For the intentions we ask at this time...., let us pray to the Lord
Hear our prayers, O God, as we lift them up to you. We ask through Christ our Lord.
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.
Graciously be present to your people,
we pray, O Lord,
and lead those you have imbued
with heavenly mysteries
to pass from former ways
to newness of life.
Through Christ our Lord.