Apart & Together:
Intermittent Glimpses from Ascension

Weekend Edition for May 2-3, 2020
In this edition:
Saturday: Food Pantry Report
Sunday: The Fourth Sunday of Easter
David White Organ Recital


Thanks be to God and thanks once again to Deacon Charles Farrell and volunteer Dan Pillar. This morning (May 2) we were able to offer a modified food pantry. Dan communicated with and organized the many guests, outside the church garden gate and lining up all the way to Elm Street and then east, nearly all the way to Clark Street. Deacon Farrell, meanwhile, handed out Chicago Shares vouchers through the gate, seeking both observe and promote appropriate social distancing. Please keep in prayers not only our own regular and new pantry guests but all who are in need of extraordinary food, support and other resources at this time.
Sunday Schedule
for Mary 3, the
Fourth Sunday of Easter

8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer via Zoom .
(See access instructions below.)

9:00 a.m. Live-streamed mass via our Facebook page. (The mass may also be viewed after it is concluded and uploaded, usually within 30 minutes.)

* 10:15 a.m. - Rosary: the Glorious Mysteries. You may view the Ascension Rosary booklet by clicking here.

* 11:00-11:40 a.m. - Virtual coffee hour , fellowship, check in, questions, again via Zoom.

Musical Offerings for May Devotions to the
Blessed Virgin Mary
David White, Organist

MARCEL DUPRÉ (1886-1971)
Antiphon for Vespers of the BVM
Op. 18, no. 1 & no. 3 [1920]

NICOLAS de GRIGNY (1672-1703)
Ave, Maris Stella
  I. Plein jeu à 5
  II. Fugue à 4
  III. Duo
  IV. Dialogue sur les grands Jeux 

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The Gospel appointed for the Fourth Sunday of Easter
(John 10:1-10)

Jesus said, “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”