Mass Resources for November 22
Online Mass
Local Mass is shown on Ch. 11 KPLR at 8:30 am on Sundays
Mass
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
Crown Him With Many Crowns
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.
A Reading from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel
Thus says the Lord GOD: I myself will look after and tend my sheep. As a shepherd tends his flock when he finds himself among his scattered sheep, so will I tend my sheep. I will rescue them from every place where they were scattered when it was cloudy and dark.  I myself will pasture my sheep; I myself will give them rest, says the Lord GOD.  The lost I will seek out, the strayed I will bring back, the injured I will bind up, the sick I will heal, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy, shepherding them rightly.
As for you, my sheep, says the Lord GOD, I will judge between one sheep and another, between rams and goats.
The word of the Lord.
Responsorial Psalm PS 23:1-2, 2-3, 5-6
R. Th Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
In verdant pastures he gives me repose. R
Beside restful waters he leads me;
he refreshes my soul.
He guides me in right paths
for his name's sake. R
You spread the table before me
in the sight of my foes;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows. R
Only goodness and kindness follow me
all the days of my life;
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
for years to come. R
Reading 2 1 COR 15:20-26, 28
A Reading from the first Letter of Saint Paul to the Corinthians
Brothers and sisters: Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through man, the resurrection of the dead came also through man. For just as in Adam all die, so too in Christ shall all be brought to life, but each one in proper order: Christ the firstfruits; then, at his coming, those who belong to Christ; then comes the end, when he hands over the kingdom to his God and Father, when he has destroyed every sovereignty and every authority and power.  For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet.  The last enemy to be destroyed is death. When everything is subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to the one who subjected everything to him, so that God may be all in all.
The word of the Lord.
Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia, Alleluia
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!
Blessed is the kingdom of our father David that is to come!
Alleluia, Alleluia
Gospel MT 25:31-46
A Reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew
Jesus said to his disciples: "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will place the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. Then the king will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him and say, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ And the king will say to them in reply, 'Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you accursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, a stranger and you gave me no welcome, naked and you gave me no clothing, ill and in prison, and you did not care for me.’ Then they will answer and say, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or ill or in prison, and not minister to your needs?’ He will answer them, 'Amen, I say to you, what you did not do for one of these least ones, you did not do for me.’ And these will go off to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life."
The Gospel of the Lord.
Intercessions
The Lord God told Ezekiel, “I myself will look after and tend my sheep.” Assured of God’s loving care, we bring our needs and the needs of others before our Lord.

  • For the Church, that we may hasten our work to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and comfort the neglected……Let us pray to the Lord.

  • That the world leaders may be inspired by Jesus’ call to care for the least ones among us and develop policies and laws that show compassion to those in need……Let us pray to the Lord.

  • For the most vulnerable, those living on the peripheries of society, the forgotten, the overlooked, the abandoned, that they may find comfort and dignity…..Let us pray to the Lord.

  • For all who are seeking the Lord in today’s complicated world, that they may see the face of Christ reflected in the goodness and mercy of those who serve others in need…… Let us pray to the Lord.

  • For all of us celebrating Thanksgiving this week, in thanksgiving to God for all the blessings we have received this past year… Let us pray to the Lord.

  • That wealthy nations seek practical ways to relieve the crushing debt of poor countries…..Let us pray to the Lord.

  • For harmony in our partnership; for dialogue in times of disagreement, and mutual respect for one another at all times …..Let us pray to the Lord.
Worthy Is The Lamb
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.  
Like A Shepherd
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. 
To Jesus Christ Our Sovereign King
Please Note
The Adoration Chapel is CLOSED.
We are aiming to have Adoration in the main church on Tuesdays beginning with the First Week of Advent. Stay tuned!
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