May 10, 2020

Fifth Sunday of Easter

Opening Hymn

Gentle Woman, C Landry
00:00 / 03:41

Opening Prayer

Almighty ever-living God,
constantly accomplish

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, your Son,
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

Glory to God Storrington Mass
00:00 / 02:46

We offer Today's prayer service for all Mothers.

At the conclusion of our Prayer today, there is a special  blessing for Mothers.

Scripture Readings

First Reading

1st Reading
00:00 / 01:42

Psalm

Ps 33 Lord Let Your Mercy Be On Us, M Ha
00:00 / 04:23

Second Reading

2nd Reading
00:00 / 01:46

Alleluia & Gospel Reading

Alleluia Let Us Rejoice, D Haas K
00:00 / 01:12
Gospel
00:00 / 02:17

Use link to view Today's scripture readings at the United States Council of Catholic Bishops Website

Homily

May Crowning

To begin the May Crowning,

please play the Audio first:

Ave Maria F Schubert
00:00 / 02:45

As the Audio Plays, click on the photos to the right, and join our families in their homes as they honor our Blessed Mother .

Prayers of the Faithful

Gathered into a spiritual house of living stones, we place our trust in our cornerstone, Jesus Christ, as we make our prayers to him.

  • That our compassionate Father would touch all affected by the current outbreak with healing and peace, let us pray to the Lord.

  • For any who are struggling to believe and those whose faith is weak, may Christ speak to their troubled hearts and give them hope, we pray to the Lord.

  • That on this Mother's day, as we give thanks for the gift of our mothers, may all mothers be blessed with the gift of God's guidance, his protection, and God's love, we pray to the Lord. 

  • For those intentions that we ask at this time...., we pray to the Lord.

  • For those who have died, may he who has prepared a place for them welcome them to the splendor of their heavenly home, we pray to the Lord.

Gracious God, you know our needs before we ask.  Please hear and answer our prayers this day according to your will, we ask in Jesus’ name. Amen

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.

Closing Prayer

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.

Amen

Closing Hymn

Song of Mary D Schutte
00:00 / 03:32

Mother's Day Blessing

Loving God,

as a mother gives

life and nourishment to her children,

so you watch over your Church.

Bless our Mothers,

that they may be strengthened

as Christian mothers.

Let the example of their faith and love

shine forth.

Grant that we,

their sons and daughters,

may honor them always

with a spirit of profound respect.

Grant this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.

If you want to study more about Today's Gospel Reading, check out our Faith Formation's Breaking Open the Word for this 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.

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