Liturgy This Week

3rd Sunday of Easter - April 26, 2020

Note: this is NOT a video of mass; the Eucharist is being celebrated privately 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.

The Road to Emmaus: We are beginning several weeks of "resurrection stories" with a very familiar one. Even though we are in the year of Matthew's gospel, during the Easter season we only hear Matthew on the feast of the Ascension. Mostly, we will hear from John but today we hear from Luke so that we can hear this particular story. But first, we hear Peter get up and tell the people that Jesus is the fulfillment of everything that they have ever known; that King David was only a precursor. Then, in Peter's first letter he encourages the faithful (all of us) to focus on what is truly important -- not silver or gold, but Jesus Christ.

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!

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

Opening Song:
The God of All Grace
by Ricky Manalo (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)
1st Reading:
Acts 2:14, 22-23
Responsorial Psalm:
Psalm 16, The Path of Life
by Rory Cooney (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)
2nd Reading: 
1 Peter 1:17-21
Gospel: 
Luke 24:13-35
Homily: 
Father Ed Murphy, CM
Reflection: 
Prayer of Peace
by David Haas (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)

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.

Communion Song: 
In the Breaking of the Bread
by Bob Hurd (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)
Closing Song: 
How Can I Keep From Singing
by: Robert Lowery (Public domain)

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

While you grab a cup of coffee or milk or juice and your favorite treat, here is an instrumental of "Be Thou My Vision" featuring Margaret Bianchetta and Dennis Wells. The disciples on the road to Emmaus did not recognize Jesus until the breaking of the bread. At that moment, he truly was their "vision".

Be Thou My Vision
Irish trad. 
Stay safe.