Catholic Mass: 5/19/20 | Tuesday of the Sixth Week of Easter

Daily Catholic Mass celebrated by Father Patrick Fiorillo of Cambridge, MA, on May 19, 2020.

-Acts 16:22-34
-John 16:5-11

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Presider: Fr. Arul Ponnaiyan
Parish: St. Paul & Sacred Heart
Choir: Gaudete

One question that I often pondered during my priestly formation in the seminary was “Am I worthy or good enough to be a priest to serve the people of God?” And my spiritual director asked me to be open to God, to find that strength, to become a servant of God and once I opened myself to God, I began to see that my life was being gradually transformed. And I came to be convinced and my self-confidence grew that with the help of God I can be a priest. I can serve the people of God. St. Paul's words to the Philippians “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” became a reality. I lived and I experienced those words of St. Paul. I believe that what is happening to the Samaritan woman was very similar to that of mine. She lacked confidence. She was living in shame and she believed that she was an outcast because that's how the world treated her but what happens and this Gospel story is one of my favorite Jesus encounter stories, she comes as an outcast and she goes back as a transformed woman. As a beloved daughter of God. So what happens during that encounter was a transforming, life changing, a moment of enlightenment to the Samaritan woman. She, for the first time, experiences that someone respects her, someone is kind to her. That was not her experience with the people of her hometown. And today many of our brothers and sisters in our country, in our home, in our society, in our communities, feeling like the Samaritan woman wanting to feel accepted, wanting to be loved, and healed and we tend to discriminate people based on color religious, caste, language, but none of us deserve that. None of us deserve harsh judgment, condemnation, or hatred. We deserve love, we deserve kindness. We deserve healing and Jesus pours out so generously in his encounter with the Samaritan woman. So let us, brothers and sisters, become an apostle of healing, sharing generously the love of God with one another.
Entrance: The Cross of Jesus
Text: Francis Patrick O’Brien b. 1958
Tune: Francis Patrick O’Brien b. 1958
© 1996, GIA Publications, Inc.

Kyrie-Mass of the Visitation
Copyright © 2006 Brian McLinden

Psalm 95: If Today You Hear God’s Voice
Text: Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 8-9; David Haas
Music: David Haas
© 1983, 1994, GIA Publications, Inc.

Preparation: Come To the Water
Text: Isaiah 55:1, 2, Matthew 11:28-30; John Foley, SJ, b. 1939
Tune: John Foley, SJ b. 1939
© 1978, John B. Foley SJ, and OCP

Communion: The Living Bread of God
Text: 1 Corinthians 11:26; David Haas, b. 1957
Tune: Kate Cuddy b. 1953
© 1992, GIA Publications, Inc.

Sending Forth: I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say
Text: Horatius Bonar, 1808-1889
Tune: KINGSFOLD, CMD; English; harm. by Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1872-1958

Mass Setting: Mass of a Loving Father
Text from the Roman Missal © 2010 ICEL
Published with the approval of the Committee on Divine Worship
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Copyright © 2014 Brian McLinden

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