Good Shepherd Weekend
GOOD SHEPHERD WEEKEND FESTIVITIES
MAY 1 - MAY 3, 2020
Next Sunday, May 3, is the Fourth Sunday of Easter, which is known as Good Shepherd Sunday. We celebrate this Sunday as our parish’s feast day. In the normal course of events, we celebrate with 40 Hours of Eucharistic Adoration, some special Masses, and Solemn Vespers. This year is not normal. But we’re going to do our best to celebrate well.
We will begin on Friday, May 1, with the opportunity for you to pick up a Good Shepherd Sunday bag filled with some goodies and prayer resources, and to receive a blessing. That will happen from 2:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot. Come on by during that window, and we’ll safely hand you a bag for your household and Father Marquard will impart a blessing upon everyone in your vehicle. If you come between 4:30 and 6:30, you can make a donation to PRISM with the Knights of Columbus. They are looking for flour, sugar, cooking oil, and more. At 7 p.m., we will livestream our First Friday Night of Prayer, which will include praise and worship music and praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart.
At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, we will livestream a Votive Mass of the Most Holy Eucharist celebrated by Bishop Andrew Cozzens. Later that day, we will have four (not 40) hours of Eucharistic Adoration in the church. Ideally, we’ll have 10 people adoring the whole time. Sign up for 30 or 60 minutes here.
On May 3, Good Shepherd Sunday, Archbishop Bernard Hebda will be here for the livestream our 10:30 a.m. Mass. That’s right, two bishops in one weekend! We will close out our celebration with another parking lot holy hour with Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction. The last one was so amazing and edifying that we wanted to do another.
Throughout the weekend, we will be posting various prayers and litanies and tutorials to our social media sites. We are hopeful that you will join us both on-site and online for these events. Please check our website or call the parish office for updated information.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, May 1
2:30 to 6:30 p.m. + Good Shepherd Gift Bag Pickup & Blessings in the parking lot
4:30 to 6:30 p.m. + PRISM Drop-off with the Knights of Columbus in the parking lot
5 p.m. + Special Votive Mass for the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Video premiere on Facebook and Youtube) - Liturgy Guide HERE
7 p.m. + Livestream First Friday Night of Prayer (Facebook) - Litany of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Prayer Guide HERE | First Friday Booklet HERE
Saturday, May 2
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. + PRISM Drop-off with the Knights of Columbus in the parking lot
10:30 a.m. + Livestream Mass with Bishop Cozzens (Facebook and Youtube) - Liturgy Guide HERE
1 to 5 p.m. + Eucharistic Adoration in the Church (Sign up for 30 or 60 minutes here)
4 to 5 p.m. + Confessions
Sunday, May 3: Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)
10:30 a.m. + Livestream Mass with Archbishop Hebda (Facebook and Youtube) - Liturgy Guide HERE
4 to 5 p.m. + Parking Lot Adoration with Benediction (Livestream on Facebook)
5:30 p.m. + Solemn Vespers (Video Premiere on Facebook and Youtube)
Friday May 1, 2020 - Votive Mass for the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Saturday May 2, 2020 - Votive Mass for the Most Holy Eucharist
Sunday May 3, 2020 - Fourth Sunday of Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday)
The Little Lost Sheep - Pope Francis [General Audience]
The Good Shepherd - Pope John Paul II [General Audience]
Psalm 23 - Pope Benedict XVI [General Audience]
Christ the Good Shepherd - Bishop Barron's Word on Fire Blog