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The Seventh Sunday of Easter May 24, 2020

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The Seventh Sunday of Easter May 24, 2020

Posted on Sat, May 23, 2020

Virtual Mass and Prayer Service Opportunities

The Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 24, 2020
Mass and Prayer Service Opportunities

The Ascension of the Lord, Solemnity

“As the Apostles were looking on, Jesus was lifted up.”

This week, I’ve added a piece of music that you might enjoy listening to, performed by the Morgan State University Choir entitled “Till We Gather Again.” It’s a sign of things to come. Just click on the link near the bottom of this email above my name.


Reading 1 Acts 1:1-11

In the first book, Theophilus,
I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught
until the day he was taken up,
after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit
to the apostles whom he had chosen.
He presented himself alive to them
by many proofs after he had suffered,
appearing to them during forty days
and speaking about the kingdom of God.
While meeting with them,
he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem,
but to wait for “the promise of the Father
about which you have heard me speak;
for John baptized with water,
but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”
When they had gathered together they asked him,
“Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?”
He answered them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons
that the Father has established by his own authority.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you,
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
throughout Judea and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth.”
When he had said this, as they were looking on,
he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight.
While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going,
suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them.
They said, “Men of Galilee,
why are you standing there looking at the sky?
This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven
will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven.”

Responsorial Psalm Ps 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9

R. (6) God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
R. Alleluia.
All you peoples, clap your hands,
shout to God with cries of gladness,
For the LORD, the Most High, the awesome,
is the great king over all the earth.
R. God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
R. Alleluia.
God mounts his throne amid shouts of joy;
the LORD, amid trumpet blasts.
Sing praise to God, sing praise;
sing praise to our king, sing praise.
R. God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
R. Alleluia.
For king of all the earth is God;
sing hymns of praise.
God reigns over the nations,
God sits upon his holy throne.
R. God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord.
R. Alleluia.

Reading 2 Eph 1:17-23

Brothers and sisters:
May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
give you a Spirit of wisdom and revelation
resulting in knowledge of him.
May the eyes of your hearts be enlightened,
that you may know what is the hope that belongs to his call,
what are the riches of glory
in his inheritance among the holy ones,
and what is the surpassing greatness of his power
for us who believe,
in accord with the exercise of his great might,
which he worked in Christ,
raising him from the dead
and seating him at his right hand in the heavens,
far above every principality, authority, power, and dominion,
and every name that is named
not only in this age but also in the one to come.
And he put all things beneath his feet
and gave him as head over all things to the church,
which is his body,
the fullness of the one who fills all things in every way.

Alleluia Mt 28:19a, 20b

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Go and teach all nations, says the Lord;
I am with you always, until the end of the world.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel Mt 28:16-20

The eleven disciples went to Galilee,
to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them.
When they saw him, they worshiped, but they doubted.
Then Jesus approached and said to them,
“All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.
And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”


Prayer of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the most Blessed Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot now receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.


Mass and Prayer Service Opportunities

St. Anselm/St. Elizabeth
Facebook – Livestream
10:30 AM

Prayer Service – Friday 3:00 PM


Meeting ID: 792 042 4875
Password: 4920
One tap mobile
+13126266799,,7920424875#,,1#,4920# US (Chicago)



Holy Angels Church
Dial-in Prayer Service
9:50 AM Dial-in
Phone: 712-775-7031
Access code: 340355967#

St. Thomas the Apostle – Hyde Park
Facebook Livestream at 10:00 AM

St. Benedict the African on ZOOM
Ahead of time, download Zoom:


Click on the meeting link (


Meeting ID: 979 480 457; Passcode 723749


St. Columbanus – Livestream @ 10:00 AM…

St. Sabina
Facebook Livestream at 10:00 AM



St. Philip Neri
Dial-in Prayer Service
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Dial: 425-436-6390
Access code: 491842#

St. Dorothy
Facebook Livestream at 9:00 AM at St. Dorothy-Chicago

St. Katharine Drexel
Facebook Livestream @ 10:15 AM
For those without internet
Dial-in Prayer Service at 10:15 AM
The dial-in toll -free number is 978-990-5000
The access code is: 883420
Should you get a busy signal or experience technical difficulties, please continue dialing in until you get connected.
Midweek Prayer & Praise Service – Wednesdays @ 6:45 PM

Sts. Peter & Paul
Available after 9:00am Sunday

IC-St. Michael – Bi-lingual (Spanish & English)
10:00 AM
St. Kevin – Bi-lingual (Spanish & English)
10:00 AM
Sacred Heart Croatian
Livestream 10:00 AM



Our Lady of Guadalupe – Bi-lingual
Facebook Live stream
Sunday 10:30 – English
Sunday 12:00 - Spanish
Daily Mass 9:00 AM MWF – Spanish, English – T TH Sat

Jesus, Sheperd of Souls
Livestream 10:00 AM

St. Ann-Lansing
Livestream 1030 AM

Bulletin and video Sunday Homilies are available at our website



St. Gerard Majella
9:00 AM – English
10:30 AM - Spanish

St. Benedict-Blue Island Bi-lingual

St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr – Posen
Weekend Mass – YouTube – Spanish only

St. Lawrence O’Toole
Live Stream on Saturdays @ 4:00 PM
Anytime after parishioners can watch the recorded Mass
8:30 AM & 11:00 AM (recorded)
St. Irenaeus
Livestream @ 9:30 AM


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St. Kieran & St. Agnes



Our Lady of Sorrows Basilica
Dial in Prayer Service @ NOON
Dial: 563-999-2090 passcode: 717848

St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy
9:00 AM Livestream



Faith Hub
Faith Hub Chicago’s Facebook
10:00 AM

Televised Mass & Prayer Opportunities

Weekend Mass at Mercy Home


or Tune in to WGN – Channel 9 at 9:30 a.m.


Mass at Holy Name Cathedral w/Cardinal Cupich
Tune in to WLS – Channel 7 at 9:30 AM

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The Morgan State University Choir – “Till We Gather Again”





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