Vol: 44, No.28 3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER ( A) April 30 2017  
 
disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written that you may spent.” So he went in to stay with them. When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?”
And they rose that same hour and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven gathered together and those who were with them, who said, “The Lord has risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he was known to them in the breaking of the bread.
The Gospel of the Lord
I believe in God,/....
PRAYER OF THE FAITHFUL
Cel: The two disciples returning to their village and conversing about the events happened in Jerusalem was joined by Jesus but recognized by them only at the breaking of the bread. That we too may feel his presence at this Eucharist and commit ourselves to him, we pray to the Lord, saying,
Response: Lord, stay with us.
1. For the pope, the bishops and the clergy that as pastors of the Church they may through pastoral exhortations and family visits lead the people to experience the risen Christ, we pray… R/
2. For Catholic writers and publishers that the Catholic truths and principles may be made available to the people in a simple and affordable way, we pray… R/
3. For parish priests and their assistants that in this season of Easter family visits and blessing of homes may be undertaken on a priority basis so that the faithful can begin anew their lives in the risen Christ, we pray… R/
4. For the sick, the elderly and the
 
disabled in our parishes, families that sufficient spiritual help and nourishment be available to them at all times, we pray… R/
5. For all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly that we may recognize the presence of the risen Christ and become energetic proclaimers of the message of salvation as the disciples going to Emmaus did, we pray… R/
(Pray for community and personal needs)
Cel: God our Father, we thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus, who through his obedient death and resurrection has become the living Lord. Give us the grace that we may reach out to our brothers and sisters in need and help them to live fuller lives. We make this prayer …
PRAYER OVER THE OFFERINGS
Receive, O Lord, we pray, these offerings of your exultant Church, and, as you have given her cause for such great gladness, grant also that the gifts we bring may bear fruit in perpetual happiness. Through Christ our Lord.
PREFACE II (Easter)
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, at all times to acclaim you, O Lord, but in this time above all to laud you yet more gloriously, when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.
Through him the children of light rise to eternal life and the halls of the heavenly Kingdom are thrown open to the faithful; for his Death is our ransom from death, and in his rising the life of all has risen.
Therefore, overcome with paschal joy, every land, every people exults in your praise and even the heavenly Powers, with the angelic hosts, sing together the unending hymn of your glory, as they acclaim:
All: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…
COMMUNION ANTIPHON
Jesus said to his disciples: Come and eat. And he took bread and gave it to them, alleluia. (Jn 21:12-13)
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