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DIRECTIONS

STAFF DIRECTORY 


On Sunday, April 27, 2014, Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II
will be canonized saints.

 

Mass Texts
The Mass is of the day: The Second Sunday of Easter (or of Divine Mercy)
The readings, presidential prayers and preface are all of the day
The color is white.
 
Opening Rites
During the Easter Season, it is strongly recommended that the sprinkling rite be used in place of the Act of Penitence (see Roman Missal Appendices or visit www.rcan.org/worship/Water.pdf).
 
Prayer of the Faithful
The following suggested intercessions may be used or edited for use:
 
A
For the Holy Church of God, marvelously illumined through the lives and ministries of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II; may Christians rejoice always in such splendor. We pray:
or
That the Holy Church of God, marvelously illumined through the lives and ministries of Saints John XXIII and John Paul II, may always rejoice in such splendor. 
We pray:
 
B
For the leaders of the Church, that, as Saint John XXIII was anointed with the Holy Spirit in the midst of his brothers and sisters, so may they be filled with the same Holy Spirit. We pray:
or
That, as Saint John XXIII was anointed with the Holy Spirit in the midst of his brothers and sisters, the leaders of the Church may also be filled with the same Holy Spirit. We pray:
 
C
For those who have died;
that through the prayers of Saint John Paul II
they may be raised up on the last day. We pray:
 
or
 
That through the prayers of Saint John Paul II
those who have died; may be raised up on the last day.
We pray:
 
 
Closing prayer for the Prayer of the Faithful:
 
A
Almighty and eternal God,
in the Popes, Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II,
you gave the world shining examples of a good shepherd. 
Hear our prayers and grant that, through their intercession,
we may joyfully spread abroad the fullness of Christian charity.
Through Christ our Lord.
 
or
 
B
O God,
in the richness of your mercy you willed that Saint John XXIII
            and Saint John Paul II
should preside as Pope over the universal Church. 
Hear our prayers and grant that, instructed by their teaching,
we may open our hearts to the saving grace of Christ, our risen Lord.
Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.
 
Bulletin Insert
 
Click here for a "double sided" bulletin insert for use the weekend of April 27, 2014.