May 24, 2020
The Ascension of the Lord
whose Son today ascended to the heavens as the Apostles looked on,
grant, we pray, that, in accordance with his promise,
we may be worthy for him to live with us always on earth,
and we with him in heaven.
Who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
Let us Sing in Glory to God
Alleluia & Gospel Reading
Use link to view Today's scripture readings at the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Website
Prayers of the Faithful
With confidence in our merciful God, let us present our petitions to him.
Jesus tells his followers to go and make disciples of all nations. Let us witness to our faith with love and hope, let us pray to the Lord.
That we may receive the grace to respect and care for God’s creation, let us pray to the Lord.
That all creatures may be blessed as a sign of God’s wondrous love, let us pray to the Lord.
For those who have died, especially those who gave their life in service of our country, may they abide with Jesus in heaven forever, let us pray to the Lord.
For those intentions that we ask now at this time...., let us pray to the Lord.
Prayer for Memorial Day
God of power and mercy,
you destroy war and put down earthly pride.
Banish violence from our midst and wipe away our tears,
that we may all deserve to be called
your sons and daughters.
Keep in your mercy
those men and women
who have died in the cause of freedom
and bring them safely
into your kingdom of justice and peace.
We ask this though Jesus 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.
On the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si'
May 24th, 2020 marks the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical letter, Laudato Si’: On Care for Our Common Home.
“LAUDATO SI’, mi’ Signore” – “Praise be to you, my Lord.” These are the words that open Pope Francis’ encyclical on ecology and care for God’s creation. These words, quoting St. Francis of Assisi’s beautiful canticle, remind us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.
May the gifts
we have received from your altar, Lord,
kindle in our hearts
a longing for the heavenly homeland
and cause us to press forward,
following in the Savior’s footsteps,
to the place
where for our sake
he entered before us.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
Next Sunday is the Feast of Pentecost, and Bishop Pates invites those preparing to receive Confirmation, along with their loved ones and sponsors, to attend a special livestream Mass at 2:00 pm, from the Cathedral of St Raymond Nonnatus. A link will be provided next Sunday
We are helping the Catholic organization CSPL (The Coalition for Spiritual and Public Leadership) help families living in the Maywood and the Broadview area. They are making masks to sell and support their families at this time. If you would like to order a mask or to learn more use the link and go to CSPL's website.