“With hope and joy, we have heard of your word, O God. As people of Pentecost, may we each be filled with wonder and delight, may we each claim our heritage as people of wind and fire. Filled with the Spirit, may our hearts and minds be transformed to dream dreams and see visions, that we might sing your praises and do your will.”
Response to the written Word from Acts 2:1-4, 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 and the spoken word from Eugene D. Sperazza C.L.M.
“Thank you, God, for the eternal significance of the Ascension of Jesus and its effect upon our lives and our world. Jesus ascended to a place of freedom, power and authority from which to continue to draw us back to you. How blessed we are that Jesus intimately cares and intercedes for us and the world according to your perfect will and purpose.”
Response from the written Word from Luke 24:44-53 and Ephesians 1:15-19 and the spoken word from Eugene D. Sperazza C.L.M.
“As lovers of God, let us be more than hearers of the Word, let us be doers of the Word also. Through our love for others, we keep God’s Commandments and abide in the living God. Let us open ourselves now to the joy of sharing in the love of God as we express our love and concern for God’s world.”
Response to the Gospel by Eugene D. Sperazza C.L.M.
“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him. In Christ, we become a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, proclaiming the good news of God’s loving-kindness and grace.”
Response to the Gospel – John 14:1-14, the written word and spoken word of Eugene D. Sperazza C.L.M.
“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. Christ walks with me on quiet days of peace. The Shepherd abides with me on difficult journeys of sorrow. But the Lord is also our shepherd, we shall not want. Our lives overflow with God’s love. Thanks be to God!”
Reflecting on the written word from the Gospel of John 10: 1-10 and the spoken word from Eugene D. Sperazza C.L.M.
“God of redeeming love, as we walk our own road to Emmaus: open the scriptures to our shut-up hearts, open our eyes to Your vision of hope, that your Spirit may burn like fire within our souls. Grant us the courage to respond faithfully, O God, that we may offer our love to one another and to all of Your people, through Christ’s redemptive love. Amen.”