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 Saturday, May 30 at 5pm and Sunday, May 31 at 9:30am. Please read our updates via all our media outlets. For the first few weeks we are asking for sign-ups only to help us track how many may be attending each Mass. To help us, please sign up if you have not done so as of yet. Click on the name of the Mass and Date for full details before you book your space. Schedule your Mass time HERE. Our Masses will also be livestreamed beginning on Pentecost for those who will watch from home.

24 MAY 2020:    Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord 

PRELUDE: “Jubilate Servite”


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, we pray, Almighty God, that as we believe your only-begotten Son our Lord Jesus Christ to have ascended into heaven, so we may also in heart and mind there ascend, and with him continually dwell; who lives and reigns with you and 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 1:1-11

The Word of the Lord.

Thanks be to God

Responsorial Psalm:

PS 47:2-3,6-7,8-9

Second Reading:

A Reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians

EPH 1:17-23

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 Matthew:

Glory to you, O Lord.

MT 28:16-20

The Gospel of the Lord,

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

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

The Ascension of the Lord … What is the Message?

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: 

With confidence let us place our petitions before God who hears the prayers of our hearts:

  1. For God’s pilgrim people throughout the world, for a willingness to follow the path of love and mercy that God has set for us, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For blessings and protection upon our cities who are re-opening businesses and services for our churches and all houses of worship, for the people who gather for prudence and wisdom for our nations’ and religious leaders, let us pray to the Lord.
  3. For those who have served our country and whom we remember on the Memorial Day weekend, for those who lost their lives in defending our country, and for the families who survived them and mourned them, for courage and strength as they celebrate them, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For an affirmation and awareness of the dignity of all human life, especially during this time of pandemic, for an attitude and response of care and solidarity with those who have been affected by the coronavirus and those who are at risk, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. 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.
  6. For continued 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.
  7. For children and youth, especially those who are orphans and abandoned, for a response of love and compassion from us as we witness Christ to those whom we encounter, let us pray to the Lord.
  8. For those who have died, most recently Katherine Lowe, for 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 and compassion especially for all those whom we now lift up in silent prayer, …[pause]…let us pray to the Lord.

Almighty God,

Enlighten our minds with your wisdom,  fill our hearts with your love, and grant the petition we make, according to your will.

We ask this through Christ our Lord.  


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

Presentation: “Lord of the Dance” 


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.

“We Have Been Told”

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: Finally, we will be resuming some Masses next      weekend:  Saturday, 5pm Vigil and Sunday, 9:30 am.  Please make sure you  get our E-newsletter  or click on the banner on our Website so you can sign up and get the necessary nstructions .  Because of the social distancing requirement we have limited seating.
  2.  CONFESSIONS:  The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be available next Saturday, May 30 from 2-3pm.  Confessions cannot be done inside a confessional at the moment but there will be stations on the patio in designated spaces to protect privacy.  If the weather does not cooperate, confessions will be inside the Church and Chapel also in designated places.  Masks will be required.
  3. NEW SEMINARIAN: We are glad to announce that on May 27th we will be welcoming a new seminarian who will be with us for two months. Please see the notice the E-Newsletter and on our website for his message to us.
  4. 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!
  5. 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.
  6.  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: “Join in the Dance”

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