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EASTER 2020

THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

PRAYING WITH THE CHURCH AT HOME

Introduction to the Prayer

Lord, open our lips.

And we shall praise your name.

Psalm 99 (100)

The Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Cry out with joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Serve the Lord with gladness.
Come before him, singing for joy.
Know that he, the Lord, is God.

The Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

He made us, we belong to him,
we are his people, the sheep of his flock.
Go within his gates, giving thanks.
Enter his courts with songs of praise.

The Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Give thanks to him and bless his name.
Indeed, how good is the Lord,
eternal his merciful love.
He is faithful from age to age.

The Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit,

as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end. Amen.

The Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

THE PSALMS†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Psalm 32(33)

May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.

Ring out your joy to the Lord, O you just;
for praise is fitting for loyal hearts.
Give thanks to the Lord upon the harp,
with a ten-stringed lute sing him songs.

 

For the word of the Lord is faithful
and all his works to be trusted.
The Lord loves justice and right
and fills the earth with his love.

 

The Lord looks on those who revere him,
on those who hope in his love,
to rescue their souls from death,
to keep them alive in famine.

 

Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit,
as it was in the beginning,
is now, and ever shall be,
world without end.

May your love be upon us, O Lord, as we place all our hope in you.

Scripture Reading†† 1 Peter 2:4-9

A longer reading may be used here. The Gospel Reading could be read.

The Lord is the living stone, rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him; set yourselves close to him so that you too, the holy priesthood that offers the spiritual sacrifices which Jesus Christ has made acceptable to God, may be living stones making a spiritual house. As scripture says: See how I lay in Zion a precious cornerstone that I have chosen and the man who rests his trust on it will not be disappointed. That means that for you who are believers, it is precious; but for unbelievers, the stone rejected by the builders has proved to be the keystone, a stone to stumble over, a rock to bring men down. They stumble over it because they do not believe in the word; it was the fate in store for them.

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a people set apart to sing the praises of God who called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

A time of silence may follow to reflect on God,s word.

The Canticle The Te Deum

We praise you, O God:

we acclaim you as the Lord.

Everlasting Father,

all the world bows down before you.

All the angels sing your praise,

the hosts of heaven and all the angelic powers,

all the cherubim and seraphim

call out to you in unending song:

Holy, Holy, Holy,

is the Lord God of angel hosts!

The heavens and the earth are filled

with your majesty and glory.

The glorious band of apostles,

the noble company of prophets,

the white-robed army who shed their blood for Christ, all sing your praise.

And to the ends of the earth

your holy Church proclaims her faith in you:

Father, whose majesty is boundless,

your true and only Son, who is to be adored,

the Holy Spirit sent to be our Advocate.

You, Christ, are the king of glory,

Son of the eternal Father.

When you took our nature to save mankind

you did not shrink from birth in the Virginís womb.

 

You overcame the power of death

opening the Fatherís kingdom to all who believe in you.

Enthroned at Godís right hand in the glory of the Father,

you will come in judgement according to your promise.

You redeemed your people by your precious blood.

Come, we implore you, to our aid.

Grant us with the saints

a place in eternal glory.

Lord, save your people

and bless your inheritance.

Rule them and uphold them

for ever and ever.

Day by day we praise you:

we acclaim you now and to all eternity.

In your goodness, Lord, keep us free from sin.

Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy.

May your mercy always be with us, Lord,

for we have hoped in you.

In you, Lord, we put our trust:

we shall not be put to shame.

Prayers and Intercessions.

Other petitions may be added to those given.

Let us pray to Christ, the fount of life and the source of virtue.

Lord, restore your kingdom in the world.

Jesus, our Saviour, in the body you were put to death, in the Spirit you were raised to life:

grant that we may die to sin, and live in the power of your resurrection.

Lord, restore your kingdom in the world.

You sent your disciples to proclaim throughout the world the gospel of salvation:

may all who preach your word be alive with the Holy Spirit.

Lord, restore your kingdom in the world.

You received all power in heaven and on earth to bear witness to the truth:

guide in the spirit of truth the plans of governments and rulers.

Lord, restore your kingdom in the world.

Keep our eyes fixed on the new heaven and the new earth:

make us care more deeply for our world and its future.

Lord, restore your kingdom in the world.

You descended into hell to bring the dead good news:

let the faithful departed come to you, their joy, their hope, their glory.

Lord, restore your kingdom in the world.

A time of silent prayer may follow.

Please remember these people in your prayers

 

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.

The Concluding Prayer of the Sunday is then said.

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.

The Lord bless us, and keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life.
Amen.

MAKING A SPIRITUAL COMMUNION.

Even if we cannot be at mass and receive Holy Communion, we can always make a Spiritual Communion. God will always fill our hearts with his grace if we ask.

My Jesus, 
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.†† Amen.

Copyright © 1996-2020 Universalis Publishing Limited: see www.universalis.com. Scripture readings from the Jerusalem Bible are published and copyright © 1966, 1967 and 1968 by Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd and Doubleday, a division of Random House, Inc, and used by permission of the publishers. Text of the Psalms: Copyright © 1963, The Grail (England). Used with permission of A.P. Watt Ltd.The Office Hymn is from Hymns for Prayer and Praise © The Panel of Monastic Musicians 1996. It is ised under the Parishes Calmas Liscense. All rights reserved. This service taken from the provisions for a Service of the Word in Common Worship. The Eucharust is always the Principal Service of the day