Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Fourth Sunday of Easter Sunday, April 25, 2021

Fourth Sunday of Easter Sunday, April 25, 2021 As sheep in the flock of the Good Shepherd, we join our prayers with people throughout the world asking for vocations to Holy Orders and religious life and for all our needs.   That Pope Francis may follow the example of Christ of total devotion to his sheep… Continue reading Fourth Sunday of Easter Sunday, April 25, 2021

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Third Sunday of Easter Sunday, April 18, 2021

Third Sunday of Easter Sunday, April 18, 2021 As Easter people, we offer our prayers to the Father seeking the Lord’s peace in our lives, our communities, and throughout the world.   That the Church may give witness to the suffering and rising of the Lord and preach repentance for the forgiveness of sins in his… Continue reading Third Sunday of Easter Sunday, April 18, 2021

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SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER – END OF THE EASTER OCTAVE

SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER - END OF THE EASTER OCTAVE (DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY) 2021 Readings:Acts 4:32-35Psalms 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-251 John 5:1-6John 20:19-31 In the days before St. Pope John Paul II’s personal piety changed the liturgical focus of today’s “end of the Octave of Easter Sunday,” it was simply known as the Second Sunday of… Continue reading SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER – END OF THE EASTER OCTAVE

Weekly Prayers of the Faithful

Second Sunday of Easter Sunday, April 11, 2021

Second Sunday of Easter Sunday, April 11, 2021 We offer our prayers with confidence in the Risen Lord who finds us wherever we are hiding from those things that trouble us or cause us to be fearful.   That the Church may be a consistent voice proclaiming that the world is not conquered through violence, hatred,… Continue reading Second Sunday of Easter Sunday, April 11, 2021

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EASTER SUNDAY DURING THE DAY (2021)

EASTER SUNDAY DURING THE DAY (2021) Readings:Acts 10:34, 37-43Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23Colossians 3:1-4John 20:1-9 For fans of the sometimes cumbersome, and always substantially more lengthy, Saturday Easter Vigil, we seem once again to be cheated out of the possibility by a pandemic of even attending the magnificent Vigil service, with its solemn hymn to the… Continue reading EASTER SUNDAY DURING THE DAY (2021)

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PALM (PASSION) SUNDAY 2021

PALM (PASSION) SUNDAY 2021 Readings:Procession Gospel:  Mark 11:1-10Isaiah  50:4-7Psalms  22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24Philippians 2:6-11Mark 14:1-15:47 We commemorate on this day Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the start of where Jesus’ entire earthly ministry has been headed. Were this passage at the end of all the gospels, we might have been confused into thinking that the ending of… Continue reading PALM (PASSION) SUNDAY 2021