Fifth Sunday of Easter 2020: JN 14:1-12, Homily, Prayers of the Faithful, and Art

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” Do not let your heart be troubled” Painting by: Ronald Raab, CSC 2020

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Gospel JN 14:1-12

Jesus said to his disciples:
“Do not let your hearts be troubled.
You have faith in God; have faith also in me.
In my Father’s house there are many dwelling places.
If there were not,
would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you?
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come back again and take you to myself,
so that where I am you also may be.
Where I am going you know the way.”
Thomas said to him,
“Master, we do not know where you are going;
how can we know the way?”
Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.
If you know me, then you will also know my Father.
From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
Philip said to him,
“Master, show us the Father, and that will be enough for us.”
Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you for so long a time
and you still do not know me, Philip?
Whoever has seen me has seen the Father.
How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?
The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own.
The Father who dwells in me is doing his works.
Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me,
or else, believe because of the works themselves.
Amen, amen, I say to you,
whoever believes in me will do the works that I do,
and will do greater ones than these,
because I am going to the Father.”

 

May 10, 2020 Fifth Sunday of Easter

Prayers of the Faithful

Let us pray for our Universal Church that we may be made new in Christ Jesus. May Christ’s name be proclaimed in all we do on earth and may we proclaim with love the treasures of hope, love, and faith in these uncertain and fearful days of ill health, unemployment and hunger.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray for unity and love where division and hatred have made a home. We pray for harmony in our nation, hope within our families, and love within our service toward one another.

We pray to the Lord.

Let is pray for our children and grandchildren who graduate this spring, the young who search for employment, and for those who may be troubled by the future. May hope abound for our young people who step into the next chapters of life.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray for farmers and growers in this spring season. We pray for all who provide food in our nation in these days of COVID-19. May hope spring up for all food workers who help sustain our bodies and families.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray for the ill and those who care for them. May hope abound in our nation during this time of virus and uncertainty. May our elderly find integrity in aging, and may our sick discover the healing touch of Christ Jesus.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us unmask our mouths to verbalize our prayers to heaven for all of our mothers here on earth. May we celebrate the beauty and bounty of family life. May our troubles be shallow in the deep waters of our baptismal life.

We pray to the Lord.

Let us pray for our beloved dead and for those who grieve here on earth. We pray for those who face the uncertainty and grief of COVID-19. May we remember the dead in Potter’s Graves.

We pray to the Lord.

1 thought on “Fifth Sunday of Easter 2020: JN 14:1-12, Homily, Prayers of the Faithful, and Art

  1. Thank you for a beautiful sermon. Thank you for remembering Father Damien. It was definitely a gift sent to us today. Someday I will share what happened to us. Blessings

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