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CALL TO WORSHIP: SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

At the Last Super. Jesus told his followers not to feel abandoned. He would not leave them orphans; He would always be with them through the gift of the Spirit who would dwell within all humanity. We are all the dwelling place of God’s Spirit, channels of understanding and hope, called to be gentle and […]

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SCRIPTURE READINGS: SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

Reading 1 Acts 8:5-8, 14-17 Philip went down to the city of Samaria and proclaimed the Christ to them. With one accord, the crowds paid attention to what was said by Philip when they heard it and saw the signs he was doing. For unclean spirits, crying out in a loud voice, came out of […]

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UNIVERSAL PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL

Please respond: Risen Lord, hear our prayer. For the Church. May your Spirit help us reimagine how to proclaim the Gospel today, and how to reshape our communities and our worship with safety, prayerfulness and celebration. We ask: Risen Lord, hear our prayer. For the world. May we recognize Your Presence in the beauty of […]

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THE BLESSING OF DRAWING NEAR

It is difficult to see it from here, I know, but trust me when I say this blessing is inscribed on the horizon. Is written on that far point you can hardly see. Is etched into a landscape whose contours you cannot know from here. All you know is that it calls you, draws you, […]

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EMPOWERING MUSIC AND PRAYER

This week’s scriptures invite us to open our hearts to God’s indwelling Spirit. The following music has been chosen to strengthen your prayer and contemplation this week. “Spirit Song” “The Lone Wild Bird” The words of this old hymn place us in a bleak environment wherein we are offered the comfort of God’s “Great Spirit.” […]

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Video: Fireside Chat focuses on mothers and their gift of patience

Father Jim offers another “Fireside Chat” with Terry Panuccio. This week he offers some thoughts on mothers, Mother Day and their extraordinary gift of patience. Posted by Terri Piazza-Panuccio on Friday, May 8, 2020

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Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish is compiling a database of parishioners’ email addresses. This database will be used to contact parishioners in case of emergencies, important schedule changes or other pertinent information. The addresses and phone numbers will be used only by the parish and not shared with anyone. We ask all parishioners to […]

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A BLESSING FOR EQUILIBRIUM

Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore, May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul. As the wind loves to call all things to dance, May your gravity by lightened by God’s grace. Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth, May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect. As water […]

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ROSARY DURING TIME OF PANDEMIC

Composed by Peter Elacqua Pope Francis has called on the entire world to consider the rosary prayer to Mary during this time of pandemic. This rosary was created to help us focus on local and global needs. The Joyful Mysteries (Mondays and Saturdays)  First Mystery: The Annunciation The angel Gabriel announced to Mary that she […]

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INTERCESSORY PRAYERS DURING CRISIS

Response to each petition: Help us, O Lord. For all who are suffering in this current outbreak of sickness throughout the world. We especially remember our friends and family in Italy and in all other countries who have been afflicted or incapacitated by the onset of this virus. May they find pathways to healing and […]