Vol: 46, No.29 2ND SUNDAY OF EASTER ( C) April 28 2019  
I believe in God,/......
Cel: The appearances of the risen Jesus helped to build up the faith of the disciples. Thomas is an example of a person with little or no faith taking a U-turn in his faith. The appearance of Jesus changed his disposition regarding Jesus for henceforth Jesus for him is Lord and God. That we too may turn out to be people of faith as we live in this Easter season, we pray, saying,
Response: Lord, increase our faith.
1. For the pope, the bishops, the clergy and the religious that they may become channels of Divine Mercy as we celebrate the Divine Mercy Sunday today, we pray… R/
2. That our faith in Jesus may bring about peace and harmony in the world because Jesus is the prince of peace and he came to establish peace on earth, we pray… R/
3. For people suffering from diseases, especially those suffering from very serious diseases such as diseases of the heart and other vital organs that along with medical care spiritual assistance may be offered to them, we pray… R/
4. For people suffering from diseases of the mind such as doubts, scruples, and depression that adequate care and support may be given to them so that they may be cured of the disease that troubles them, we pray… R/
5. For all of us present in this Eucharistic assembly that enlightened by the word of God we may come from unbelief to belief as Thomas did with his confession, “My lord and my God”, we pray… R/
(Pause to pray for personal and community needs)
Cel: God, our Father, we thank you for the gift of your Son Jesus who with his
appearances strengthened the faith of his disciples. Peace is Jesus’ gift to us. Give us the grace that we too may become messengers of peace in a world that is torn apart by so many conflicts. We make this prayer …
Accept, O Lord, we pray, the oblations of your people (and of those you have brought to new birth), that, renewed by confession of your name and by Baptism, they may attain unending happiness. Through Christ our Lord.
PREFACE I (Easter)
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, at all times to acclaim you, O Lord, but on this day above all to laud you yet more gloriously, when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.
For he is the true Lamb who has taken away the sins of the world; by dying he has destroyed our death, and by rising, restored our life.
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…
Bring your hand and feel the place of the nails, and do not be unbelieving but believing, alleluia. (Jn 20:27)
Grant, we pray, almighty God, that our reception of this paschal Sacrament may have a continuing effect in our minds and hearts. Through Christ our Lord.
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