Liturgy This Week

13th Sunday in Ordinary Time -
June 28, 2020

Note: this is NOT a video of mass; the Eucharist is being celebrated on our behalf by the Archbishop and others (links can be found at archstl.org). This is a glimpse of what you would have heard and seen at St. Vincent's this weekend if we could have all been here together. We hope to re-open the church by the end of June. Stay tuned.

Hospitality. That's what we hear in today's readings. We hear Jesus say, "Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me." Even in these times when we are more separated than ever, we have to work all the more to find new ways to be a welcoming people.

BTW, we don't have any coffee and donuts today. However, if you stick around 'til the end -- we do have a special treat for you!

A special thank you to our friends @ OneLicense.net who make sure that our artists get paid for their work. Here at St. V's, we are proud to maintain a license so that artists get paid.

We cannot gather together physically today, so we join together in spirit with: 

Opening Song:
All Are Welcome (All Belong)
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by: Jesse Manibusan, Jennah Manibusan (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)
Responsorial Psalm:
Psalm 89, Forever, I Will Sing
by Rory Cooney (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)
2nd Reading: 
Romans 6:3-4, 8-11
Homily: 
Father Jim Beighlie, CM

It wouldn't be church without a collection, right?

Even though you can't join us in person right now, we still have our neighbors who are homeless who need food every day. We continue to provide food - with heightened levels of safety. These extraordinary measures cost us more money than usual. If you can assist us in our mission to our community, please donate what you can.

Reflection: 
As we contemplate today's readings, here is Rory Cooney's reflection on St. Augustine's prayer: "You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in you."
You Alone
by: Rory Cooney (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)
Communion Song: 
I Will Choose Christ
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by: Tom Booth (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)
Closing Song: 
City of God
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by: Dan Schutte (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)

This week's Coffee and Donuts bonus track for you:

While you go grab some coffee, some juice, and your favorite treat, we continue to reflect on our call to be a welcoming people. Here is Tom Booth's song, "You Welcomed Me"

You Welcomed Me
by: Tom Booth
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