Liturgy This Week

6th Sunday of Easter - May 17, 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 6th Sunday of Easter -- not a thing that people usually mark on their calendars, or schedule events around. But here we are in the last week before a bunch of Feasts (Ascension, Pentecost, Holy Trinity, The Body & Blood of Jesus)

Today we hear about the missionary activity of the early Church -- Philip going to Samaria to preach the Good News. Later, Peter tells us that when we do share our faith, to do so with gentleness.

This Sunday Jesus tells us "If you love me, you will keep my commandments... and whoever loves me will be loved by my Father."

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:
Alleluia, Love Is Alive
by: Steve Angrisano, Jesse Manibusan, Sarah Hart (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)
1st Reading:
Acts 8:5-8, 14-17
Responsorial Psalm:
Psalm 66, Let All the Earth Cry Out
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 3:15-18
Gospel: 
John 14:15-21
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: 
Not For Tongues of Heaven's Angels (May Love Be Ours)
by Michael Joncas (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)
Communion Song: 
We Have Been Told
by David Haas (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)
Closing Song: 
For the Healing of the Nations
Tune: Public Domain; Text by Fred Kaan (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:

Here is a new song from Sarah Hart. We'll also give you a link to a video in which she talks about being a songwriter in quarantine. Sarah remarks that all of the restrictions that we are observing are in fact acts of love. We make sacrifices so that others might live. Love is not a one-and-done thing, love is a continuous act -- it is never finished. Here is a link to Sarah's own commentary: https://www.ocp.org/en-us/blog/entry/the-house-that-love-is-building and below is a video that OCP produced of her song.

In the House That Love Is Building
by: Sarah Hart
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