May 17, 2020
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Grant, almighty God,
that we may celebrate with heartfelt devotion
these days of joy,
which we keep in honor of the risen Lord,
and that what we relive in remembrance
we may always hold to in what we do.
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 to God
Alleluia & Gospel Reading
Use link to view Today's scripture readings at the United States Council of Catholic Bishops Website
Prayers of the Faithful
To God the Father who has given us new life through the resurrection of his Son, let us offer our prayers for the needs of the Church and the world.
For the Church, formed in the Spirit as the body of Christ, may God graciously grant us what we need as we proclaim the Good News, let us pray to the Lord.
For those who are sick, especially those who feel alone in their struggle, may they experience the comfort of our loving God, let us pray to the Lord.
Loving God, you call us to witness to our hope. Inspire us to share our faith with gentleness and respect, and teach us to suffer with patience for doing good, let us pray to the Lord.
For those who have died, may they find peace and eternal joy in the Lord, let us pray to the Lord.
For those intentions that we ask now at this time...., let us pray to the Lord.
Loving God, hear and grant our prayers through Christ our Lord. 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.
Almighty ever-living God,
who restore us to eternal life
in the Resurrection of Christ, increase in us, we pray,
the fruits of your love
and pour into our hearts
the strength of your Spirit. Through Christ our Lord.
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.
Please click here to see the letter from Bishop Pates as well as an Executive Summary of the proposal of a plan for re-opening our parishes in phases in the Diocese of Joliet.