We have provided this opportunity to follow the Mass in writing together at Holy Faith, as an extra resource, in the hope it helps everyone to live the Mass in their hearts and minds and helps them to grow in their faith as well. We pray that this experience has helped you feel connected to our Parish of Holy Faith.  As you may have read we are now preparing to resume public Mass. (see announcments)

In order to continue to accomplish this feat we have begun to organize a COVID-19 Team of members and friends or aquantainces, Catholic or not, to be trained to put into place the necessary safety measures per the Diocese guidelines.  We wish to celebrate the Mass with everyone and receive the precious gift of the Holy Eucharist again sooner rather than later.  But we must think first of the health and wellbeing of our parishioners and visitors and put the best plan in motion. Again to do this we need HELP.  We can’t do it without you! Please if you are between the ages of 14-40 sign-up to be trained and make this happen. We will not turn anyone away that is healthy and willing to assist as long as they are not in the vulnerable group. Thank you to those who have signed up, but we are in need of more hands on deck!

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17 MAY 2020:    6th Sunday of Easter 


OPENING SONG: “Joyful, Joyful”


In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

Let us pray. (silence)

Penitential Act:

I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, (and, striking your breast), say: through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

Lord have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Christ have mercy.

Christ have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

Lord, have mercy.

May almighty God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.



Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace to people of good will.
We praise you,
we bless you,
we adore you,
we glorify you,
we give you thanks for your great glory,
Lord God, heavenly King,
O God, almighty Father.
Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son,
Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father,
you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us;
you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer;
you are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.
For you alone are the Holy One,
you alone are the Lord,
you alone are the Most High,
Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father. Amen.

Let us pray. 

Grant, almighty God, that we may celebrate with heartfelt devotion these days of joy, which we keep in honor of the risen Lord, and that what we relieve in remembrance we may always hold to in what we do.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.


The Liturgy of the Word:

First Reading

A Reading from the Acts of the Apostles

ACTS 8:5-8, 14-17

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God

Responsorial Psalm:

PS 66:1-3, 4-5, 6-7, 16, 20

Second Reading:

A Reading from the first Letter of Saint Peter

1 PT 3:15-18

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation:  Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John:

Glory to you, O Lord.

JN 14:15-21

The Gospel of the Lord,

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

SHARING THE LIVING WORD by Deacon Michael Demers

Click  link to listen and then click on the written version link below to read along.

  “Let ALL the earth cry out with Joy! … IF”

Profession of Faith:  The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

Prayers of the Faithful: 

Let us pray to God, our loving Father, and present our needs and petitions confident that he knows what we need in these and all things:

  1. For the whole church as we grow in wisdom and in the Spirit; for a growing commitment to follow Christ as the way, the truth, and the life, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For blessings and protection upon our cities as we begin the early steps to open our doors to the public; for safety, wisdom, and prudence as we begin rebuilding our lives; for all our churches resuming services and common public prayer, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For the support of the dignity of all life: for all creation, species, and for human life from conception to natural death; for an increase awareness of our own contribution to the threats of climate change, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For courage and strength for those who have lost their jobs and are struggling to get food and care for their families, for our compassionate hearts to reach out to them in the name of Jesus and for hope for those who despair, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For gratitude and support for all workers who are feeding us, protecting our health, cleaning our garbage, caring for our children, and reaching out to all in need during this crisis, for them to experience strength and encouragement from our outreach to them, let us pray to the Lord.
  6. For those among us who have doubts of faith and are troubled by fear, depression, and loneliness, for an outpouring of the mercy of Christ among for all who are suffering, let us pray to the Lord.
  7. For those who have died, especially those who have died or are dying separated from their children and loved ones, for strength for the health care providers that assist them in their passing into a new life, for those who need our love compassion especially for all those whom we now lift up in silent prayer, …[pause]…let us pray to the Lord.

Loving God and Father, you have shown us your love and compassion in your Son, who gave his life for us.  Fill our hearts with the joy of your salvation and grant our petitions according to your will.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen


The Liturgy of the Eucharist: Presentation and Preparation of the Gifts

Presentation: “Let Your Home Be” 


Take a moment and in thanksgiving to present your gifts to God and then close your eyes and imagine for a moment that you are physically at Mass experiencing everything that happens next.

That my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.

May the Lord accept this sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church.

The Eucharistic Prayer: Preface

The Lord be with you.

And with your Spirit.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right and just

Father continues with a Eucharistic Prayer and we sing:

And so, with all the angels and all the Saints we declare your glory, as with one voice we acclaim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of Hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Father continues with the Eucharistic Prayer including consecration and after he says.

Do this in memory of me and “The mystery of Faith.”

We proclaim your death , O Lord, and profess your Resurrection until you come again..

Father continues in prayer and concludes when he sings or prays:

Through him, and with him, and in him, O God, almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, for ever and ever.

Amen, Amen, Ah Ah AH Amen!

The Communon Rite:

At the Savior’s command and formed in divine teaching, we dare to say:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name …..

Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming or our Savior, Jesus Christ.

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now for ever.

Sign of Peace:

Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your Apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I give you, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will. Who live and reign for ever and ever.


The peace of the Lord be with you always.

And with your spirit.

Let us offer each other the sign of peace

Peace be with you.

Lamb of God:

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us (2 times)

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.


Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

Spiritual Communion Prayer:

Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things and I desire to possess you within my soul. Since I am unable now to receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart, I embrace you as already being there, and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

Period of Silence as we focus on the blessing we have just received.

“One Bread One Body”

Now imagining we are in the Church and Father gives us the final blessing:

The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

May almighty God bless you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.


Go forth, the Mass is ended.

Thanks be to God.


HOLY FAITH CATHOLIC CHURCH … Fifth Sunday of Easter … May 17, 2020

  1. RESUMING MASSES AT HOLY FAITH:  We will be resuming our public Masses on the weekend of May 30 & 31.  Mass schedule will be:  Saturday, Vigil Mass at 5pm and Sunday, 9:30am Mass.These will be the only Masses that we will have.  Please read the information in the bulletin and newsletter as we will be giving instructions on how we will be celebrating  Masses and participating in this time of pandemic.
  2. NEW PRIEST FOR OUR PARISH: We are glad to announce that our Bishop has appointed Fr.        Anthony Bonela as another Associate Pastor beginning on July 1.  Fr. Anthony will be joining Fr.          Emmanuel and Fr. Clyde.  You will be hearing more in the coming weeks about Fr. Anthony.
  3. COTM: SMALL CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES ON-LINE: You can continue signing up for SCC online. Please check all our media options to look into being a part of a virtual small Christian community study group, or, you can choose to study individually.  Don’t miss this opportunity!
  4. MEDIA COMMUNICATION: Please continue to check our website, e-newsletter, parish app for updates and other helpful information during this time. For those of you who use Facebook  and Instagram please keep us posted on how you are doing through those media forms, otherwise you can contact us via email.
  5.  PRIESTS & STAFF: Please know that our Priest, Deacon, and all Staff are still working and available to you.  If you wish to contact any of them but do not have their contact information, please contact the office and leave a message on extension 100, or send us an email so we can   make it available to you.


Recessional: “Take the Word of God With You As You Go”

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