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May’s Sunday’s Gospels
May 6 — John 13:31-33a, 34-35
Jesus gives a new commandment. How can we love like Jesus did? When is it the hardest to love this way? What is an extravagant gesture of love you have given?How can we strengthen/increase our ability to love others? Whose tears am I being asked to wipe away this week? What are some ways people glorify God today? Read “The Giving Tree,” by Shel Silverstein. What does it say about today’s Gospel?
May 13 — John 14:23-29
The Holy Spirit is Jesus’ gift to us. Why did Jesus say “Go in peace” when he helped or forgave someone? How has the Holy Spirit given you comfort and wisdom? On a scale of 1-10, how peaceful are you? What takes away your peace? How does the Holy Spirit help you in these times? Where do you see the Holy Spirit at work in the world? How can we be makers of peace? How can we, as a family, give peace away?
May 20 — John 17:20-26
Jesus prays for unity. What kinds of things separate us? Unite us? Who or what makes you more aware of God’s love? How united are we as a family? How united are the members of God’s family that we know? How/when can we be God-centered rather than putting ourselves at the center of our world?
May 27 — John 20:19-23
Jesus brings peace. Are there times when we “lock the doors?” How does God stay with us even then? Are there any places in your life or family where there is disharmony? The apostles were hiding in fear. What are we afraid of? How can we turn fear into joy? This week, how can we share our joy with each person we meet?
Prayers to Mary
V. The angel spoke God's message to Mary
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit
Hail Mary ...
V. "I am the lowly servant of the Lord:
R. Let it be done to me according to your word."
Hail Mary ...
V. And the Word became flesh
R. and lived among us.
Hail Mary ...
V. Pray for us, holy Mother of God,
R. That we may become worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray:
Lord, fill our hearts with your grace:
once, through the message of an angel
you revealed to us the incarnation of your Son;
now, through His suffering and death
lead us to the glory of His resurrection.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
The "Memorare" is a sixteenth-century version of a fifteenth- century prayer that began "Ad sanctitatis tuae pedes, dulcissima Virgo Maria." Claude Bernard (1588-1641) popularized the idea that the "Memorare" was written by Saint Bernard.
Remember, most loving Virgin Mary,
never was it heard
that anyone who turned to you for help
was left unaided.
Inspired by this confidence,
though burdened by my sins,
I run to your protection
for you are my mother.
Mother of the Word of God,
do not despise my words of pleading
but be merciful and hear my prayer.
Mary, Help of Those in Need
help those in need,
give strength to the weak,
comfort the sorrowful,
pray for God's people,
assist the clergy,
intercede for religious.
Mary all who seek your help
experience your unfailing protection.
Ave Regina Caelorum
Hail, Queen of heaven;
Hail, Mistress of the Angels;
Hail, root of Jesus;
Hail, the gate through which the Light rose over the earth.
Rejoice, Virgin most renowned and of unsurpassed beauty.
Ave, Regina caelorum,
ave, Domina angelorum,
salve, radix, salve, porta,
ex qua mundo lux est orta.
Gaude, Virgo gloriosa,
super omnes speciosa;
vale, o valde decora,
et pro nobis Christum exora.
Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
The Son whom you merited to bear, alleluia,
has risen as he said, alleluia.
Pray to God for us, alleluia.
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia:
quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia.
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.