Mass for 10th May, the 5th Sunday of Easter

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Int The stone SATB

The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
This is the work of the Lord, a marvel in our eyes.
Glory to the Father. glory to the Son,
glory to the Holy Spirit now and for ever. Amen.
The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
This is the work of the Lord, a marvel in our eyes.

Penitential Act

Glory to God in the highest. . . . .

 

First reading Acts 6:1-7 ©

They elected seven men full of the Holy SpiritAbout this time, when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenists made a complaint against the Hebrews: in the daily distribution their own widows were being overlooked. So the Twelve called a full meeting of the disciples and addressed them, ‘It would not be right for us to neglect the word of God so as to give out food; you, brothers, must select from among yourselves seven men of good reputation, filled with the Spirit and with wisdom; we will hand over this duty to them, and continue to devote ourselves to prayer and to the service of the word.’ The whole assembly approved of this proposal and elected Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, together with Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolaus of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. They presented these to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them.

  The word of the Lord continued to spread: the number of disciples in Jerusalem was greatly increased, and a large group of priests made their submission to the faith.

 

Psalm 32:   He fills the earth with his love.

Ps 32 g

The word of the Lord is faithful, we trust him in all he does.
The Lord loves justice, justice and fairness, he fills the earth,
he fills the earth, he fills the earth with his love. He fills the earth with his love.

By his word the heav’ns were made; the breath of his mouth made the stars.
The Lord looks on those, those who revere him, on those who hope, on those who hope, on those who hope in his love.
He fills the earth with his love.

And so we await the Lord, the Lord is our help and shield.
We trust that your love will be upon us, we place all our hope, we place all our hope, we place all our hope in you.
He fills the earth with his love


Second reading 1 Peter 2:4-9 ©

Christ is the living stone, chosen by God and precious to him

The Lord is the living stone, rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him; set yourselves close to him so that you too, the holy priesthood that offers the spiritual sacrifices which Jesus Christ has made acceptable to God, may be living stones making a spiritual house. As scripture says: See how I lay in Zion a precious cornerstone that I have chosen and the man who rests his trust on it will not be disappointed. That means that for you who are believers, it is precious; but for unbelievers, the stone rejected by the builders has proved to be the keystone, a stone to stumble over, a rock to bring men down. They stumble over it because they do not believe in the word; it was the fate in store for them.
  But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a people set apart to sing the praises of God who called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

Gospel Acclamation Jn14:6
Alleluia, alleluia!
 ‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life.
No one can come to the Father except through me.’
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Gospel John 14:1-12 ©

I am the Way, the Truth and the Life

Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God still, and trust in me.
There are many rooms in my Father’s house; if there were not, I should have told you.
I am going now to prepare a place for you,and after I have gone and prepared you a place,
I shall return to take you with me; so that where I am you may be too. You know the way to the place where I am going.’
Thomas said, ‘Lord, we do not know where you are going, so how can we know the way?’ Jesus said:
‘I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
If you know me, you know my Father too. From this moment you know him and have seen him.’
Philip said, ‘Lord, let us see the Father and then we shall be satisfied.’ ‘Have I been with you all this time, Philip,’ said Jesus to him ‘and you still do not know me?
‘To have seen me is to have seen the Father, so how can you say, “Let us see the Father”?
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?
The words I say to you I do not speak as from myself: it is the Father, living in me, who is doing this work.
You must believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me;
believe it on the evidence of this work, if for no other reason.
I tell you most solemnly, whoever believes in me will perform the same works as I do myself,
he will perform even greater works,because I am going to the Father.’

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body,
and life everlasting. Amen.

Intercessions

let us pray

Looking back at the efforts made by the early church in Jerusalem, and their capacity to take practical decisions to safeguard and build up the community,
we ask the Lord for guidance for the church and the country at the present time.
Lord Hear us

For Pope Francis, our bishops and the leaders of all faith communities: that they may be sources of encouragement to the world.
Lord Hear us

We pray for children preparing for First Communion, but whose celebration has to be postponed.
In our own parish, we remember Holly and Adam, and look forward to their great day.
Lord, hear us

We pray for all affected by the corona virus, for our healers, those who are seeking cures,
and all who work in the health service.
Lord, hear us

We pray also for the sick and the housebound within our families and community,  including Fred Newman, Peter McBride, Sean Fitzgerald, Catherine Mulrine,  Yvonne Watt, and John Gibson,
for those being treated in the local Hospice, and for all who support them. We pray for those who serve the country in the armed forces.
Lord, hear us

We pray for those who have died recently including Canon Barney Devine, Fr Dominic Dougan, Agnes Hinton,  Ellen Bradley and Mary Bradley. We pray for those who mourn.
For those whose anniversary falls about now Eddie and Margaret Murtagh, Patrick Gara, and Rosemary Jamieson.
Lord, hear us

 

Eucharistic Liturgy

Sanctus, sanctus .. .
Memorial Acclamation
Doxology
Agnus Dei

Communion Antiphon
I come that you may have life, life to the full, says the Lord.
I come that you may have life, life to the full, says the Lord.