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22 March 2020 • Fourth Sunday of Lent Saint Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

Falls Church, VA


1970 - 2020


Start with the Sign of the Cross (we pray with everyone throughout the world!) + In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Think about your sins since your last Mass and ask for the grace to be sorry. Pray: I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned, in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grevious fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary ever Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

There is no “Gloria,� because we are walking the road of the Cross with Jesus before Easter.


Pray: O God, who through your Word reconcile the human race to yourself in a wonderful way, grant, we pray, that with prompt devotion and eager faith the Christian people may hasten toward the solemn celebrations to come. 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.

Click the link below to listen to the Readings. http://ccc.usccb.org/cccradio/NABPodcasts/2020/20_03_22.mp3 First Reading | 1 Samuel 16:1B, 6-7, 10-13A Pay close attention to what it says about how God sees us. We see differently than He does. He sees our hearts, what we really think and believe and who we are. We sometimes care too much about what people look like.

Responsorial Psalm | Psalms 23: 1-3A, 3B-4, 5, 6. The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want. Let this old and beautiful prayer from the Old Testament, probably the most famous Psalm, bring you some peace. Listen and let it sink in.

Second Reading | Ephesians 5:8-14 Listen for what Saint Paul says about light and darkness. Are you a child of the light? Have you ever wanted to hide something from God or from your parents because you knew it was wrong?


Gospel | John 9:1-41 This is a very long but important story from the life of Jesus. Listen for what Jesus does for the blind man. He does something really good but the man runs into trouble because of it. Try to notice what happens. Why are people upset about the miracle, about Jesus? Does the man defend Jesus? Does the man suffer, is he mistreated? How does Jesus respond? Is the man better off at the end? Can you think of ways to stand with Jesus and to speak up for Him? Are you willing to tell others what good Jesus does for you?

Click the link to listen to the Homily. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JOIJcn5TcNd8X6DoIy9m1dVQ1y69ZJq0/view?usp=sharing


Pray the Creed: I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible. I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.


Intercessions | Categories of who & what to pray for: 1. The whole Church 2. Leaders 3. Suffering people 4. Crisis needs 5. Families 6. The deceased When the priest at Mass says these words: TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND EAT OF IT. FOR THIS IS MY BODY, WHICH WILL BE GIVEN UP FOR YOU. the bread he is holding in his hands becomes, by God’s power, the Body of Jesus. When the priest at Mass says these words: TAKE THIS, ALL OF YOU, AND DRINK FROM IT. FOR THIS IS THE CHALICE OF MY BLOOD, THE BLOOD OF THE NEW AND ETERNAL COVENANT, WHICH WILL BE POURED OUT FOR YOU AND FOR MANY FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. DO THIS IS MEMORY OF ME. the wine in the chalice becomes the Blood of Jesus. The Body and Blood of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist means that Jesus is alive and here with us in a way which we can receive. In this way Jesus comes into our lives and transforms us by grace to be more like He is.


Pray the Our Father: Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Pray the Spiritual Communion Prayer: I wish my Lord to receive you, with the purity, humility and devotion with which your Most Holy Mother received you, with the spirit and fervor of the saints. Amen.

Pray the Communion Antiphon: The Lord anointed my eyes: I went, I washed, I saw and I believed in God.


Now, spend time in prayer close to Jesus. Look at the Crucifix.

Make a prayer of gratitude. Finish with the Sign of the Cross + In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


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