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N.B. Enclosed below are the Adoration Guides for the Feast of the Ascension and the Pentecost Sunday.

 

 

 

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

THROUGH THE LITURGICAL YEAR (Vol. 18, n. 26)

May 29, 2022

THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD

“JESUS SAVIOR: He Makes Us His Witnesses

to the Ends of the Earth”       

 

 

(+) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

(A moment of silence)

 

SONG: An Easter song, a Eucharistic hymn or another appropriate song may be sung.

 

INTRODUCTION

(Cf. Alban Boultwood in Meditations on the Sunday Gospels, Year C, ed. John Rotelle, New York: New City Press, 1998, p. 64-65)

At the ascension the gates of heaven open upon the world as the Son of God returns to his Father, and the cross he leaves on earth is enlightened by the heavenly radiance that streams down upon it, and the angelic promise is given of his triumphant return to lead us home: This same Jesus will come back. Alleluia. This is why the ascension of Christ leaves not lamentation, but joy. The Church does not mourn this departure: And as they gazed upon him ascending into heaven, they said: Alleluia. (…) Now in the strength of their faith and in the Holy Spirit that would come upon them, they went forth to preach Christ crucified, rejoicing that they were found worthy to suffer for his name.

 

SILENT ADORATION 

OPENING PRAYER

Leader: God our Father,

make us joyful in the ascension of your Son Jesus Christ.

May we follow him into the new creation,

for his ascension is our glory and our hope.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever.

Assembly: Amen.

 

Part I

JESUS MASTER TRUTH

Listening to the Word

 

FIRST READING: Acts 1:1-11

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

SECOND READING: Eph 1:17-23 or Heb 9:24-28

GOSPEL READING: Lk 24:46-53 

POINTS FOR REFLECTION 

The new age of the Church’s intense and expansive mission is associated with the special outpouring of the gift of the Holy Spirit. Indeed, the Church that is unfolding from the aftermath of the Easter mystery is animated and empowered by the Risen Lord’s gift of the Holy Spirit. The Lord Jesus, ascended into heaven, has inaugurated the age of the Spirit, the power of evangelization and the fulfillment of the Father’s promise. Filled with the Holy Spirit, the disciples become courageous witnesses. Today’s liturgy of Ascension calls us also to be bold witnesses of Gospel joy to the world. We have a mission from Jesus. The presence of the Holy Spirit assures us that in the evangelizing work we are not alone, but enlivened by the Holy Spirit.

 

The digital media are powerful means of evangelization which need to be harnessed by today’s Christian disciples. The social networks are “new spaces of evangelization” that we need to explore and use. Pope Benedict XVI asserts: “Believers are increasingly aware that, unless the Good News is made known also in the digital world, it may be absent in the experience of many people for whom this existential space is important. The digital environment is not a parallel or purely virtual world, but is part of the daily experience of many people, especially the young … Social networks, as well as being a means of evangelization, can also be a factor in human development … In the digital world there are social networks which offer our contemporaries opportunities for prayer, meditation and sharing the word of God … There should be no lack of coherence or unity in the expression of our faith and witness to the Gospel in whatever reality we are called to live, whether physical or digital. When we are present to others, in any way at all, we are called to make known the love of God to the furthest ends of the earth.”

 

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, an Easter song, or another appropriate song may be sung.

  

Part II

JESUS MASTER WAY

Confrontation with the Word

 

POINTS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE HEART

Do we give ourselves time and opportunity to contemplate the mystery of the Lord’s ascension? What is the significance of this mystery in our own daily life? Do we personally feel a deep participation in the Lord’s exaltation and in the Church’s mission to be witnesses of Christ to the ends of the earth? Do we trust that in the Church’s age of mission, we are filled, empowered and energized by the Spirit of Jesus, the glorified Lord? How do we carry out our task of Christian witnessing in the Holy Spirit?  

 

PRAYING WITH THE WORD

Lord Jesus, you ascended into heaven.

Make us your faithful witnesses

and bearers of the Gospel

to the ends of the earth.

Grant us the wisdom of the Holy Spirit

so that we may efficaciously harness

the power of the mass media

for the service of the Gospel.

Guide us as we explore and utilize the social networks,

the new spaces for evangelization.

Help us to be witnesses of your saving love

both within the physical and the digital world.

We love and serve you.

We extol and glorify you, now and forever.

Amen.     

 

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, or an Easter song, or another appropriate song may be sung.

 

 

Part III

JESUS LIFE

Acting upon the Word

 

PERSONAL PRAYER

CONTEMPLATING WITH MARY THE FACE OF CHRIST: The Rosary’s Glorious Mysteries may be prayed in part or in full.

 

THE WAY OF SOLIDARITY: PRAYER OF INTERCESSION

Leader: With trust and confidence, let us present our petitions to our loving God who raised his Son Jesus to life, and through whom all things are renewed. Let us say to him:

(R.) LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

1. For the Pope’s Intention for this month of May – for faith-filled young people. We pray for all young people, called to live life to the fullest. May they see in Mary’s life the way to listen, the depth of discernment, the courage that faith generates, and the dedication to serve. We pray: (R.)

2. That as we celebrate the Ascension of the Lord into heaven, we may relish this “new” presence of Christ in our lives. And that we may harness the apostolic potential of the digital media and social networks as “new spaces for evangelization”. We pray: (R.)

3. That the entire Pauline Family may be blessed abundantly through the intercession of the Founder, Blessed James Alberione, apostle of the new evangelization. And that there may be an increase of priestly and religions vocations and laity who, consecrated as apostles of social communications, will make resound the message of salvation to the ends of the earth. We pray: (R.)

4. That the victims of various tragedies and violence may be strengthened in hope and that, through our proclamation of the word and acts of charity, we may celebrate the glorified Lord’s abiding presence in the Spirit. We pray: (R.)

5. That all mothers may rejoice in the love and life they have nurtured, that their children and spouses may treat them with reverence and loving care, and that the fullness of God’s blessing may be poured out upon them. We pray: (R.)

(Other prayers may be added.)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

CONCLUDING PRAYER

Leader: Father in heaven,

our minds were prepared for the coming of your kingdom

when you took Christ beyond our sight

so that we may seek him in his glory.

May we follow where he led

and find our hope in his glory,

for he is Lord forever.

Assembly: Amen.

  

FINAL SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, or an Easter song, or another appropriate song may be sung. 

 

 

 

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EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

THROUGH THE LITURGICAL YEAR (Vol. 18, n. 28)

June 5, 2022

PENTECOST SUNDAY

“JESUS SAVIOR: In His Spirit We Are God’s Children       

      

 

(+) In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

(A moment of silence)

  

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, a Pentecost song, or another appropriate song may be sung.

WORDS OF SAINT LEO THE GREAT

Every Catholic knows that today’s solemnity ranks as one of the principal feasts of the Church. The reverence due to it is beyond all question, because this day is consecrated by the most sublime and wonderful gift of the Holy Spirit. Ten days after the Lord ascended high above the heavens to sit at the right hand of God the Father, and fifty days after his resurrection, on the very same day of the week as this joyful season began, the day of Pentecost has dawned upon us. (…)

And so, ever since that day, the clarion call of the Gospel has rung out; since the day of Pentecost a rain of charisms, a river of blessings, has watered every desert and dry land, for the Spirit of God has swept over the waters to renew the face of the earth, and a blaze of new light has shone out to dispel our former darkness. In the light of those flaming tongues the word of the Lord has shone out clearly, and a fiery eloquence has been enkindled which is charged with the energy to enlighten, the ability to create understanding, and the power to burn away sin and destroy it.

 

SILENT ADORATION

OPENING PRAYER

Leader: God our Father,

let the Spirit you sent on your Church

to begin the teaching of the Gospel

continue to work in the world

through the hearts of all who believe.

We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever.

Assembly: Amen.

 

Part I

JESUS MASTER TRUTH

Listening to the Word

 

FIRST READING: Acts 2:1-11

RESPONSORIAL PSALM

SECOND READING: I Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17

GOSPEL READING: Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26

POINTS FOR REFLECTION 

Pentecost is the crowning finale of Easter time. Originally it was a Jewish festival that celebrated both the grain harvest and the first covenant God made with Israel on Mount Sinai. Christian Pentecost celebrates the “new” harvest of the Spirit – that is, the gathering of peoples from all nations who believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. It also celebrates the gift of the “new” covenant ratified in the paschal sacrifice of Christ, who loved us to the end. Moreover, the “new” Pentecost commemorates the gift of the new Law - the Spirit of love – the Holy Spirit outpoured for the gathering of the Church of God.

The Spirit of the Father and the Son is the moving force in the life of the baptized. The Holy Spirit unites us to Christ the Son and enables us to enter into an intimate child relationship with God the Father. Having received this Spirit of adoption, we should act fittingly as children of God. Moreover, we are heirs of glory with Christ to the extent that we suffer, die, and rise with him.

 

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, a Pentecost song, or another appropriate song may be sung.

 

 

Part II

JESUS MASTER WAY

Confrontation with the Word

 

POINTS FOR THE EXAMINATION OF THE HEART

Do we allow the Spirit of truth to guide us on the way of love and teach us to keep the Father’s life-giving word? Do we rejoice and continue to marvel at the miracle of the Christian Pentecost? Are we deeply aware that through the Holy Spirit, we have been made children of God at baptism and are destined to share in Christ’s glory – to the extent that we suffer with him? 

 

PRAYING WITH THE WORD 

Loving God, our heavenly Father,

we thank you for the marvelous manifestation of the Holy Spirit

at the “new” Pentecost,

which gave birth to the Church.

We bless you for the fruitful harvest of believers

from all nations and peoples of the earth.

Loving Father,

the Spirit of love is always present and at work in our midst.

Help us to be attentive to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.

Let him guide us on the path of love and the ways of peace.

Help us to live by the Spirit.

He unites us deeply to Jesus Christ in his paschal suffering

that we may be co-heirs with him in his heavenly glory.

We offer to you, O powerful Father, our untiring prayer:

“Lord, send out your Spirit and renew the face of the earth.”

We praise you with the Son and the Holy Spirit,

now and forever.

Amen.      

 

SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, or a Pentecost song, or another appropriate song may be sung.

  

Part III

JESUS LIFE

Acting upon the Word

 

PERSONAL PRAYER

CONTEMPLATING WITH MARY THE FACE OF CHRIST: The Rosary’s Glorious Mysteries may be prayed in part or in full.

 

THE WAY OF SOLIDARITY: PRAYER OF INTERCESSION

Priest: With trust and confidence, let us present our petitions to our loving God who raised his Son Jesus to life, and through whom all things are renewed. Let us say to him:

Leader: With trust and confidence, let us present our petitions to our loving God who raised his Son Jesus to life, and through whom all things are renewed. Let us say to him:

(R.) LORD, HEAR OUR PRAYER.

1. For the Holy Father’s General Intention for this month of June: For families. We pray for Christian families around the world. May they embody and experience unconditional love and advance in holiness in their daily lives. We pray: (R.)

2. That filled with the power of the Holy Spirit we may endeavor to inculturate the Gospel message for all peoples and cultures and to proclaim it with forceful intensity even under persecution and duress. We pray: (R.)

3. That the Holy Spirit may descend with many graces during the holy ordination of bishops, priests, and deacons; during the consecration of men and women religious; and during the reception of confirmation by all the faithful. We pray: (R.)

54That our Pentecost celebration may inspire us to maximize the gifts we have received for the good of others and to build the unity of the one body of Christ, the Church. We pray: (R.)

5. That the sick may experience the healing power of the Spirit; that those enslaved by sex, drugs, chemical substances and alcohol may be delivered; that those undergoing death-dealing situations may feel the consolation of the Holy Spirit; that those who minister to the victims of violence and injustice may be anointed with the power from on high. We pray: (R.)

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

CONCLUDING PRAYER

Leader: Father of light,

from whom every good gift comes,

send your Spirit into our lives with the power of the mighty wind,

and by the flame of your wisdom open the horizons of our minds.

Loosen our tongues to sing your praise

in words beyond the power of speech,

for without your Spirit

man could never raise his voice in words of peace

or announce the truth that Jesus is Lord,

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, forever and ever.

Assembly: Amen.

 

FINAL SONG: A Eucharistic hymn, or a Pentecost song, or another appropriate song may be sung.

 

 

 

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Prepared by Sr. Mary Margaret Tapang, PDDM

 

 

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Prepared by Sr. Mary Margaret Tapang PDDM

  

PIAE DISCIPULAE DIVINI MAGISTRI

SISTER DISCIPLES OF THE DIVINE MASTER

3700 North Cornelia Avenue, Fresno, CA 93722 (USA)

Tel. (559) 275-1656

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