Liturgy This Week
Feast of the Ascension - May 24, 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.
This Sunday we return to the Gospel of Matthew. We haven't heard from him since Palm Sunday.
The Feast of the Ascension -- of all of the mysteries that the Church celebrates, this is perhaps the most ironic: As Jesus is leaving from the sight of his disciples for the last time, he says, "And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the world."
Our own lives are full of contradictions, yet we navigate our way thru. Jesus has often been called a living contradiction -- because it is thru death (His death) that we gain eternal life. Let's see what's going on:
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:
Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise
Sing along with this licensed songsheet
arr by: Trevor Thomson. Additional text and music, and arrangement © 2013, Spirit & Song®, a division of OCP (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006. All rights reserved.)
Psalm 47, God Mounts His Throne
by Marty Haugen (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006. All rights reserved.)
Father Ed Murphy, CM
We recorded this song over 10 weeks ago. We posted it here on the 4th Sunday of Lent - March 22nd. On this Feast of the Ascension, Jesus promises that whatever we face today, He is with us. Always.
We re-post it as a reflection on this Sunday's scriptures.
Hard Times Come Again No More
by Stephen Foster (Public Domain)
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