Liturgy This Week

Pentecost - May 31, 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 is the Feast of Pentecost - the birthday of The Church. Jesus had already risen but the apostles were still sheltering-in-place, not sure what to do. The moment that the Spirit descended upon them and they finally decided to go out and spread the Good News was the moment that the Church began. 

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:
I'm Gonna Sing
Sing along with this licensed songsheet

adapted by: Tom Kendzia. 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.)
1st Reading:
Acts 2:1-11
Responsorial Psalm:
Psalm 104, Lord, Send Out Your Spirit
by Ken Canedo (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)
Pentecost Sequence: 
Holy Spirit
by Ken Canedo (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)
Gospel: 
John 20:19-23
Homily: 
Father Jim Beighlie, CM
Reflection: 
Many And One
by Sarah Hart, Steve Angrisano (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: 
Spirit And Grace
Sing along with this licensed songsheet
by Ricky Manalo (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)
Announcement from Father Ed
RE: Online Auction
https://e.givesmart.com/events/gcu/
Closing Song: 
Send Down the Fire
Sing along with this licensed songsheet
by Marty Haugen (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, here is Marty Haugen's adaptation of an old text set to the beautiful tune, Southern Harmony. It implores, "Great Spirit come and rest in me."

The Lone, Wild Bird
by: Marty Haugen
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