Liturgy, Solemnities and Feasts - May 2022

Sunday 8th May 2022

FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER

We Are His People, the Sheep of His Flock

Jesus died and rose for people of every race and nation. Nobody is excluded from his grace. As Shepherd he welcomes everyone who enters his sheepfold.

The Readings:

Acts 13:14.43-52

Apocalypse 7:9.14-17

Gospel: John 10:27-30

Collect:

Almighty ever-living God,

lead us to a share in the joys of heaven,

so that the humble flock may reach where

the brave Shepherd has gone before.

Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Sunday 1st May 2022

THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER

Praise and Thanksgiving to God

The disciples met their risen Lord over a simple meal. We too continue to enjoy his presence in the Eucharistic meal - the Mass. To him be praise and thanksgiving for ever.

The Readings:

Acts 5:27-32.40-41

Apocalypse 5:11-14

Gospel: John 21:1-19

Collect:

May your people exult for ever, O God,

in renewed youthfulness of spirit, so that,

rejoicing now in the restored glory of our adoption,

we may look forward in confident hope to the rejoicing of the day of resurrection.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.