Mass Resources for April 11
Online Mass
Local Mass is shown on Ch. 11 KPLR at 8:30 am on Sundays
Mass
Second Sunday of Easter
Come To The River
We place ourselves before the Lord, beginning with an act of contrition: My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy.
Readings are found HERE
Intercessions
Like the early community of believers, let us be of one heart and one mind as we call upon the Lord to satisfy the needs of all.

·       For the Church, that we may strive to build a world where everyone cares for the common good, where no one is needy, and where everyone’s material needs are satisfied……We pray to the Lord.
 
·       For leaders of nations, that they may work for justice and reconciliation within their countries and regions, seeking an end to conflict and discord…… We pray to the Lord.
 
·       For all who will be confirmed during this Easter Season, especially the confirmandi of our partnership of St. Luke and St. Teresa, that they will always be guided by the Holy Spirit……We pray to the Lord.
 
·       For those who were initiated into the Church last weekend, especially Narelle Watson, that their new life in the Lord may inspire and strengthen the faith of all Christians…..We pray to the Lord.
 
·       That we may be an instrument of peace in our nation and our community, especially between those who are divided by race, gender, class, or politics…..We pray to the Lord.
 
·       For all those who are unable to join us because of Covid-19 or other health issues that they will know we are remembering and praying for them during this Easter Season……We pray to the Lord.
 
·       For all who have died, especially Dennis Grimmer, and for all their loved ones and friends who mourn their passing..…We pray to the Lord.
 
·       For all the prayers that we hold in the silence of our hearts; for all our intentions spoken and unspoken…..We pray to the Lord.
 
Merciful God, you never fail to give us another opportunity when we have failed, when we have sinned, when we have turned away from you. Embrace us in your loving arms with the comfort of your divine mercy. Hear this and all our prayers and grant them in the name of Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. Amen.
Ye Sons And Daughters
We remind parishioners that their financial support remains an integral part of parish life and the continued operation of our parishes and their mission of Christian service. We encourage the Faithful to continue giving of their time, talent, and treasure at this difficult time. Encourage you to use online giving, mail, or drop-off your Sunday Offertory at the rectory or Parish Office. Please remember that St. Luke's mailing address has changed to 1201 Lebanon Ave.  
Unless A Grain Of Wheat
An Act of Spiritual Communion
It has long been a Catholic understanding that when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion, it is possible to make an Act of Spiritual Communion which is a source of grace. Spiritual Communion means uniting ourselves in prayer with Christ’s sacrifice and worshipping Him in the consecrated bread and wine which are His Body and Blood. Always remember that the consecrated bread is the Body and Blood of Christ and the consecrated wine is the Body and Blood of Christ, even if you receive the Eucharist only under one species.
The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. An act of Spiritual Communion increases our desire to receive sacramental Communion and helps us avoid the sins that would make us unable to receive Holy Communion worthily.
 
A Prayer for 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 in my body, my soul, and my whole being. 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. Amen. 
Join In The Dance
Please Note
The Adoration Chapel is CLOSED.
We offer Adoration on Tuesdays in St. Teresa Church from 9:30 am until after Evening Prayer which begins at 6:30 pm.
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