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  • Saturday of the Sixth Week of Easter

    Reading I Acts 18:23-28

    After staying in Antioch some time,
    Paul left and traveled in orderly sequence
    through the Galatian country and Phrygia,
    bringing strength to all the disciples.

    A Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria,
    an eloquent speaker, arrived in Ephesus.
    He was an authority on the Scriptures.
    He had been instructed in the Way of the Lord and,
    with ardent spirit, spoke and taught accurately about Jesus,
    although he knew only the baptism of John.
    He began to speak boldly in the synagogue;
    but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him,
    they took him aside
    and explained to him the Way of God more accurately.
    And when he wanted to cross to Achaia,
    the brothers encouraged him
    and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him.
    After his arrival he gave great assistance
    to those who had come to believe through grace.
    He vigorously refuted the Jews in public,
    establishing from the Scriptures that the Christ is Jesus.

    Responsorial Psalm 47:2-3, 8-9, 10

    R.    (8a)  God is king of all the earth.
    R.    Alleluia.
    All you peoples, clap your hands;
        shout to God with cries of gladness.
    For the LORD, the Most High, the awesome,
        is the great king over all the earth.
    R.    God is king of all the earth.
    R.    Alleluia.
    For king of all the earth is God;
        sing hymns of praise.
    God reigns over the nations,
        God sits upon his holy throne. 
    R.    God is king of all the earth.
    R.    Alleluia.
    The princes of the peoples are gathered together
        with the people of the God of Abraham.
    For God’s are the guardians of the earth;
        he is supreme. 
    R.    God is king of all the earth.
    R.    Alleluia.

    Alleluia Jn 16:28

    R. Alleluia, alleluia.
    I came from the Father and have come into the world;
    now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.
    R. Alleluia, alleluia.

    Gospel Jn 16:23b-28

    Jesus said to his disciples:
    “Amen, amen, I say to you,
    whatever you ask the Father in my name he will give you.
    Until now you have not asked anything in my name;
    ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be complete.

    “I have told you this in figures of speech.
    The hour is coming when I will no longer speak to you in figures
    but I will tell you clearly about the Father.
    On that day you will ask in my name,
    and I do not tell you that I will ask the Father for you.
    For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me
    and have come to believe that I came from God.
    I came from the Father and have come into the world.
    Now I am leaving the world and going back to the Father.” 

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    Lectionary for Mass for Use in the Dioceses of the United States, second typical edition, Copyright © 2001, 1998, 1997, 1986, 1970 Confraternity of Christian Doctrine; Psalm refrain © 1968, 1981, 1997, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc. All rights reserved. Neither this work nor any part of it may be reproduced, distributed, performed or displayed in any medium, including electronic or digital, without permission in writing from the copyright owner.

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  • Sábado de la VI semana de Pascua

    Primera Lectura Hch 18, 23-28

    En aquellos días, después de haber estado en Antioquía algún tiempo, emprendió Pablo otro viaje y recorrió Galacia y Frigia, confirmando en la fe a los discípulos.

    Un judío, natural de Alejandría, llamado Apolo, hombre elocuente y muy versado en las Escrituras, había ido a Éfeso. Aquel hombre estaba instruido en la doctrina del Señor, y siendo de ferviente espíritu, disertaba y enseñaba con exactitud lo concerniente a Jesús, aunque no conocía más que el bautismo de Juan.

    Apolo comenzó a hablar valientemente en la sinagoga. Cuando lo oyeron Priscila y Aquila, lo tomaron por su cuenta y le explicaron con mayor exactitud la doctrina del Señor. Como él deseaba pasar a Grecia, los hermanos lo animaron y escribieron a los discípulos de allá para que lo recibieran bien. Cuando llegó, contribuyó mucho, con la ayuda de la gracia, al provecho de los creyentes, pues refutaba vigorosamente en público a los judíos, demostrando, por medio de las Escrituras, que Jesús era el Mesías.

    Salmo Responsorial Salmo 46, 2-3. 8-9. 10

    R. (8a) Dios es el rey del universo. Aleluya.
    Aplaudan, pueblos todos,
    aclamen al Señor, de gozos llenos; 
    que el Señor, el Altisimo, es terrible
    y de toda la tierra, rey supremo. 
    R. Dios es el rey del universo. Aleluya.
    Porque Dios es el rey del universo,
    cantemos el mejor de nuestros cantos.
    Reina Dios sobre todas las naciones
    desde su trono santo. 
    R. Dios es el rey del universo. Aleluya.
    Los jefes de los pueblos se han reunido
    con el pueblo de Dios, Dios de Abraham,
    porque de Dios son los grandes de la tierra.
    Por encima de todo Dios está. 
    R. Dios es el rey del universo. Aleluya.

    Aclamación antes del Evangelio Jn 16, 28

    R. Aleluya, aleluya.
    Salí del Padre y vine al mundo;
    ahora dejo el mundo y vuelvo al Padre, dice el Señor.
    R. Aleluya.

    Evangelio Jn 16, 23-28

    En aquel tiempo, Jesús dijo a sus discípulos: “Yo les aseguro: cuanto pidan al Padre en mi nombre, se lo concederá. Hasta ahora no han pedido nada en mi nombre. Pidan y recibirán, para que su alegría sea completa.

    Les he dicho estas cosas en parábolas; pero se acerca la hora en que ya no les hablaré en parábolas, sino que les hablaré del Padre abiertamente. En aquel día pedirán en mi nombre, y no les digo que rogaré por ustedes al Padre, pues el Padre mismo los ama, porque ustedes me han amado y han creído que salí del Padre. Yo salí del Padre y vine al mundo; ahora dejo el mundo y vuelvo al Padre’’.

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    Los textos de la Sagrada Escritura utilizados en esta obra han sido tomados de los Leccionarios I, II y III, propiedad de la Comisión Episcopal de Pastoral Litúrgica de la Conferencia Episcopal Mexicana, copyright © 1987, quinta edición de septiembre de 2004. Utilizados con permiso. Todos los derechos reservados. Debido a cuestiones de permisos de impresión, los Salmos Responsoriales que se incluyen aquí son los del Leccionario que se utiliza en México. Su parroquia podría usar un texto diferente.

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Act of Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, 
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. 
I love You above all things, 
and I desire to receive You into my soul. 
Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, 
come at least spiritually into my heart. 
I embrace You as if You were already there 
and unite myself wholly to You. 
Never permit me to be separated from You.


St. Alphonsus Liguori

Spiritual Communion Prayer

At Thy feet, O my Jesus, I prostrate myself and I offer Thee repentance of my contrite heart, which is humbled in its nothingness and in Thy holy presence. I adore Thee in the Sacrament of Thy love, the ineffable Eucharist. I desire to receive Thee into the poor dwelling that my heart offers Thee. While waiting for the happiness of sacramental communion, I wish to possess Thee in spirit. Come to me, O my Jesus, since I, for my part, am coming to Thee! May Thy love embrace my whole being in life and in death. I believe in Thee, I hope in Thee, I love Thee. Amen.

Servant of God Rafael Cardinal Merry del Val

Anima Christi Prayer

Soul of Christ, sanctify me.
Body of Christ, save me.
Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
Water from Christ’s side, wash me.
Passion of Christ, strengthen me.
O good Jesus, hear me.
Within Thy wounds hide me.
Suffer me not to be separated from Thee.
From the malicious enemy defend me.
In the hour of my death call me.
And bid me come unto Thee.
That I may praise Thee with Thy saints.
Forever and ever. Amen.

Prayer of Thanksgiving after Communion

Lord, Father all-powerful and ever-living God, I thank You, for even though I am a sinner, your unprofitable servant, not because of my worth but in the kindness of your mercy, You have fed me with the Precious Body & Blood of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that this Holy Communion may not bring me condemnation and punishment but forgiveness and salvation. 

May it be a helmet of faith and a shield of good will. May it purify me from evil ways and put an end to my evil passions. May it bring me charity and patience, humility and obedience, and growth in the power to do good. May it be my strong defense against all my enemies, visible and invisible, and the perfect calming of all my evil impulses, bodily and spiritual. May it unite me more closely to you, the One true God, and lead me safely through death to everlasting happiness with You.

And I pray that You will lead me, a sinner, to the banquet where you, with Your Son and holy Spirit, are true and perfect light, total fulfillment, everlasting joy, gladness without end, and perfect happiness to your saints. grant this through Christ our Lord, Amen.

St. Thomas Aquinas

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Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord

Sunday, May 16th



Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
To his throne above the skies; Alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners giv’n, Alleluia!
Now ascends the highest heav’n. Alleluia!

There the glorious triumph waits; Alleluia!
Lift your heads, eternal gates; Alleluia!
Christ has conquered death and sin; Alleluia!
Take the King of glory in! Alleluia!

Highest heav’n its Lord receives, Alleluia!
Yet he loves the earth he leaves; Alleluia!
Though returning to his throne, Alleluia!
Still he calls the world his own. Alleluia!

See, he lifts his hands above; Alleluia!
See, he shows the prints of love; Alleluia!
Hark, his gracious lips bestow, Alleluia!
Blessings on his Church below. Alleluia!

Christ, for us still intercede, Alleluia!
By your suff’ring for us plead; Alleluia!
Make us worthy of the place, Alleluia!
Which you offer us by grace. Alleluia!

There we shall with you remain, Alleluia!
Partners of his endless reign; Alleluia!
There your face unclouded see, Alleluia!
Live with you eternally. Alleluia!

Text: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788, alt.; st. 5 from The New Century Hymnal, © 1992, The Pilgrim Press


10:30 AM
The Lord Ascendeth Up on High (arr. A. Bullard; harm. J. S. Bach)


A hymn of glory let us sing!
New songs throughout the world shall ring:
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Christ, by a road before untrod,
Ascends unto the throne of God.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

The holy apostolic band
Upon the Mount of Olives stand.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
And with his faithful foll’wers see
Their Lord ascend in majesty.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

To whom the shining angels cry,
“Why stand and gaze upon the sky?”
Alleluia! Alleluia!
“This is the Savior,” thus they say.
“This is his glorious triumph day.”
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

“You see him now, ascending high
Up to the portals of the sky.”
Alleluia! Alleluia!
“Hereafter Jesus you shall see
Returning in great majesty.”
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

O Lord, our homeward pathway bend,
That our unwearied hearts ascend,
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Where, seated on your Father’s throne,
You reign as King of kings alone.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Text: Hymnum canamus gloria; Venerable Bede, 673-735; tr. by Benjamin Webb, 1819-1885, The Hymnal Noted, 1854, alt.


Ricky Manalo, CSP

Worthy is the Lamb that was slain
to receive honor and glory.
Worthy are the ones who believe
to receive the goodness of God.

1. Worthy are you, O Paschal Lamb.
Wisdom and strength belong now to you.
You laid down your life and died upon the cross:
we’ve become a people of hope.

2. Worthy are you, O Bread of Life.
Salvation and joy belong now to us.
By conquering death and rising to new life,
we’ve become a people of praise.

3. Worthy are you, O Risen Christ.
Wonders and signs, revealing your might.
Your power and glory shine upon our lives:
we’ve become your light for the world.

Text: Based on Revelation 5:9–14. Text and music © 1997, Ricky Manalo, CSP. Published by Spirit & Song®, a division of OCP. All rights reserved.



Go to the world! Go into all the earth.
Go preach the cross where Christ renews life’s worth,
baptizing as the sign of our rebirth.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Go to the world! Go into ev’ry place.
Go live the Word of God’s redeeming grace.
Go seek God’s presence in each time and space.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Go to the world! Go struggle, bless and pray.
The nights of tears give way to joyous day.
As servant Church, you follow Christ’s own way.
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Go to the world! Go as the ones I send,
For I am with you till the age shall end,
When all the hosts of glory cry “Amen!”
Alleluia! Alleluia!

Text: Sylvia G. Dunstan, 1955-1993, © 1991, GIA Publications, Inc.

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Solemnidad de la Ascensión del Señor

Domingo, 16 de mayo


Jesús Resucitó, Aleluya
Carlos Rosas

Cantemos con alegría al Señor nuestro Dios,
quien hizo el cielo, el mar, las estrellas también.
Cantemos con alegría, alegría de vivir.
Jesús resucitó. A la muerte venció.

¡Aleluya al Señor! ¡Aleluya! ¡Aleluya al Señor!

Jesús con su gran poder de la muerte surgió
con gloria y majestad al cielo se elevó,
vivamos con alegría en el amor de Dios,
compartiendo con todos esta resurrección.

© 1977, Carlos Rosas. Obra publicada por OCP. Derechos reservados.


Canción del Misionero

Señor, toma mi vida nueva
antes de que la espera
desgaste años en mí.
Estoy dispuesto a lo que quieras,
no importa lo que sea,
Tú llámame a servir.

Llévame donde los pueblos
necesiten tus palabras,
necesiten ganas de vivir;
donde falte la_esperanza,
donde falte la_alegría,
simplemente por no saber de ti.

Te doy mi corazón sincero
para gritar sin miedo
tu grandeza, Señor.
Tendré mis manos sin cansancio,
tu historia entre mis labios
y fuerza en la oración.

Y_así en marcha iré cantando
por calles predicando
lo bello que es tu_amor.
Señor, tengo_alma misionera,
condúceme_a la tierraque tenga sed de Dios.

País: México; English: Song of the Missionary
Letra y música: Anón.


Donde Hay Fe
Eleazar Cortés

Donde hay fe, hay amor.
Donde hay amor, existe paz.
Donde hay paz, ahí está Dios.
Donde está Dios, no falta nada.

1. La fe, cual un granito de mostaza,
siendo una semilla tan pequeña
se convierte en un árbol robusto
que florece y fructifica amor.

2. Cuando el amor inunda nuestras vidas,
viene y nos transforma la existencia
porque así es el gran mandamiento
que nos ha encomendado el Señor.

3. Si el precepto del amor cumplimos
nos vendrá la paz en recompensa,
esa paz que tan solo se alcanza
si andamos los caminos de Dios.

© 2001, Eleazar Cortés. Obra publicada por OCP. Derechos reservados.


No Queden Tristes
J. Pedro Martins/José A. Olivar

No queden tristes; aunque me voy,
aunque me voy, yo volveré.

Voy a la casa de mi Padre
a prepararles un lugar.

Vendrá mi Espíritu a ustedes
para enseñarles la verdad.

Serán testigos de mi amor
por los confines de este mundo.

Text: José A. Olivar. Text and music © 1980, José A. Olivar, J. Pedro Martins and San Pablo Comunicación. All rights reserved. Exclusive agent in US and Canada: OCP.
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The Ascension of the Lord

Sunday, May 16th


Let the glory of the Lord rise among us
Let the glory of the Lord rise among us
Let the praises of the King rise among us
Let it rise

Let the songs of the Lord rise among us
Let the songs of the Lord rise among us
Let the joy of the King rise among us
Let it rise

Oh, oh, oh, let rise

Holland Davis


God mounts His throne to shouts of joy.

Curtis Stephan


You are God in heaven and here am I on earth
So I’ll let my words be few
Jesus I am so in love with you

And I’ll stand in awe of You
Yes I’ll stand in awe of You
And I’ll let my words be few
Jesus I am so in love with you

The simplest of all love songs
I want to bring to You
So I’ll let my words be few
Jesus I am so in love with you

Matt and Beth Redman


Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
Holy holy is He
Sing a new song to Him who sits on
Heaven’s mercy seat

Holy holy holy is the Lord God almighty
Who was and is, and is to come
With all creation I sing praise to the King of Kings
You are my everything and I will adore You

Clothed in rainbows of living color
Flashes of lightning, rolls of thunder
Blessing and honor, strength and glory and power be
To You the only wise King

Filled with wonder, awestruck wonder
At the mention of Your name
Jesus, Your name is power, breath and living water
Such a marvelous mystery yeah

Jennie Lee Riddle


Thank you for the cross, Lord
Thank you for the price You paid
Bearing all my sin and shame in love You came
And gave amazing grace

Thank you for this love, Lord
Thank you for the nail-pierced hands
Washed me in Your cleansing flow, now all I know
Is Your forgiveness and embrace

Worthy is the Lamb seated on the throne
We crown You now with many crowns
You reign victorious
High and lifted up, Jesus Son of God
The Treasure of Heaven crucified
Worthy is the Lamb, worthy is the Lamb

Darlene Zschech, Hillsong Worship


Your love is greater than the mountains
Your grace is deeper than the sea
Your love brings life to driest deserts
Your Presence fills the emptiness I see
So I can’t just stand around, my feet so still upon the ground
There’s so much that You want from me

When You call I will answer
When You call I’ll run to You
I’ll give my all and I won’t falter
With every breath I’ll live to answer the call
Answer the call

With You now I can look around me
I see all the possibilities
My hands and feet Your living body
My voice a witness to Your love in me
Though I’ll fall time and again, a slave to all the things that end
You opened up Your arms and died and set me free

I’ll work for Your kingdom, serve others in Your name
Shine light into the darkness, Your victory proclaim

Nancy Cristobal, The Call
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Music by The Call

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