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Apostolate to the Handicapped for April 8

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Apostolate to the Handicapped for April 8
Apostolate to the Handicapped for April 8
Apostolate to the Handicapped for April 8

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>> father bakke: in the name of the father, and of the son, and of the holy spirit in the grace and spirit of the holy spirit be with all of you.

>> lecturn: and with your spirit.

>> father bakke: good morning as we celebrate the second sunday of easter also known as divine mercy.

We invoke the mercy of god and god's forgiveness that we might were thoroughly celebrate this mass.

>> father bakke: lord jesus you bring tape to unbelievers.

Christ have mercy.

>> chrysler mercy.

>> father bakke: lord jesus you bring hope to the fearful.

May almighty god have mercy on us, forgive us our sins, and bring us to everlasting life.

>> all: glory to god in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you, we bless you, we adore you, we glorify you, we give you thanks for your great glory.

Lord god, heavenly king, o god, almighty father.

Lord jesus christ, only begotten son, lord god, lamb of god, son of the father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you are seated at the right hand of the father, have mercy on us.

For you alone are the holy one, you alone are the lord, you alone are the most high, jesus christ, with the holy spirit, in the glory of godthe father.

Amen.

>> father bakke: let us pray.

God of ever lasting mercy who in the very recurrence of the paschal feast kindle the faith of the people you have made your own.

In peace we ask the grace that you have bestowed that all may grasp and rightly understand by whose spirit they have been reborn bwhose blood they have been redeemed through our lord jesus christ your son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the holy spirit one god forever and ever.

>> lecturn: a amen.

A reading from the acts of the apostles the community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessis was his own, but they had everything in common.

With great power the apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the lord jesus, and great favor was accorded them all.

There was no needy person among them, for those who owned property or houses would sell them, bring the proceeds of the sale, and put them at the feet of the apostles, and they were distributed to each according two the need.

>> lecturn: the word of the lord.

>> father bakke: thanks be to god give thanks to the lord, for he.

>> all: is good, his love is everlasting.

Ve thanks to the lord, for he.

>> all: is good, his love is everlasting.

>> lecturn: let the house of israel say, "his mercy endures forever."

Let the house of aaron say, "his mercy endures forever."

Let those who fear the lord say, "his mercy endures forever."

>> all: give thanks to the lord, for he is good, his love is everlasting.

I was hard pressed and was.

>> lecturn: falling, but the lord helped me.

My strength and my courage is the lord, and he has been my savior.

The joyful shout of victory in the tents of the just.

>> all: give thanks to the lord, for he is good, his love is everlasting.

The stone which the builders rejected has become the.

>> lecturn: cornerstone.

By the lord has this been done; it is wonderful in our eyes.

This is the day the lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it.

Give thanks to the lord, for he is good, his love is everlasting.

Everyone who believes that jesus is the christ is begotten.

>> lecturn: by god, and everyone who loves the father loves also the one begotten by him.

In this way we know that we love the children of god when we love god and obey his commandments.

For the love of god is this, that we keep his commandments.

And his commandments are not burdensome, for whoever is begotten by god conquers the world.

And the victory that conquers the world is our faith.

Who indeed is the victor over the world but the one who believes that jesus is the son of god?

This is the one who came through water and blood, jesus christ, not by water alone, but by water and blood.

The spirit is the one that testifies, and the spirit is truth.

The word of the lord.

>> father bakke: thanks be to god hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah.

>> lecturn: you beeve in me thomas because you have seen me so the lord.

Blessed are those who have not seen but still believe!

>> father bakke: hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah.

>> father bakke: the lord be with you and with your spirit.

A reading from the holy gospel according to john.

>> lecturn: glory to you, o lord.

>> father bakke: on the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the jews, jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, "peace be with you."

When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.

The disciples rejoiced when they saw the lord.

Jesus said to them again, "peace be with you.

As the father has sent me, so i send you."

And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "receive the holy spirit.

Whose sinsyou forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained."

Thomas, called didymus, one of the twelve, was not with them when jesus came.

So the other disciples said to him, "we have seen the lord."

But he said to them, "unless i see the mark of the nails in his hands and put my finger into the nailmarks and put my hand into his side, i will not believe."

Now a week later his disciples were again inside and thomas was with them.

Jesus came, although the doors were locked, and stood in their midst and said, "peace be with you."

Then he said to thomas, "put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe."

Thomas answered and said to him, "my lord and my god!"

Jesus said to him, "have you come to believe because you have seen me?

Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed."

Now jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples that are not written in this book.

But these are written that you may come to believe that jesus is the christ, the son of god, and that through this belief you may have life in his name.

The gospel of the lord.

>> lecturn: praise you, lord jesus christ.

>> father bakke: a blessed and happy easter to all.

It is a wonderful again to gather in this holy season which will lead us and continue the marvelous celebration until thfeast of pentecost.

It is a lot to celebrate jesus christ risen from the dead.

And it's on the second sunday of easter that we also know it has been named by pope john ii to be vine mercy sunday and that is out of one devotion to assist her ipoland many years ago and her number of, quite a number i should say, visions of jesus but perhaps the most famous of those visions is of the divine mercy, of the lord revealing his sacred heart to all the world world with radiating lights coming from his sacred heart reminding us the gift of baptism that we are in the resurrection of the lord.

The red being the blood of christ shed for us all, shed for our salvation.

So with pope john the second who consider this 20th century is perhaps one of the most violent centuries of all times and the most difficult and because of violence, because of genocide, because of such hatred a very cruel century in the eyes of pope john ii and perhaps a centering great need of the message and truth of god's divine mercy.

And so it was the pope that saw in the sisrs vision that he proclaimed and celebrated over and over again, and perhaps this day -- and so this day people pray the chaplet of divine mercy again and again.

And the pledging of our trust in jesus christ who is vine mercy.

And so what is this mercy, what does it mean for us in our own day and time and for the time of all as we look to our lord and savior as being perfect divine mercy.

It really has to do with the suffering of the heart.

A sense of a type of compassion that it means to suffer with.

It needs to come out of the latin word to suffer with.

And it is happening demmack having the deep -- and it is connected with that wonderful expression in hebrew scripture of has said which means god's divine mercy.

It describes the very mercy of god, god divine mercy.

So we learn from the lord itself that the greatest expression of god's mercy of that is found in our experience of god's forgiveness.

And so the gospel this morning brings us that moment when these disciples who had denied jesus, had betrayed him and had even abandoned them during his resting crucifixion that it was they who were huddled in this upper room probably filled with the real sense of fear and shame and then there minutes appeared jesus christ.

Maybe that sparked our greater sense of them that they thought this lord would bring revenge on them for the way that they had behaved behaved during this crucifixion and his passion.

But as the gospel said, as he stood in their midst, his message was shalom.

Peace be with you.

The essence of that divine mercy.

It is in the goodness he showed him his hands and sighed and said for the way for the world and to remember what happened to him what the world had been done, what our sinfulness had done by putting him on the cross.

But again he only spoke a message of mercy.

They must've felt great relief among those disciples and even thomas that was not there at that moment but came back and had a wonderful experience of the peace and mercy of jesus christ.

So he said received the holy spirit who sins are forgiven whose sins you retain are retained.

It was in that moment that we had the sacrament of reconciliation, the sacrament of penance in the holy church.

It is the most powerful way of encountering god's defined mercy.

This tender mercof our god who we have the humility to recognize and express our sorrow for sin stillness that god is both forgiveness, not condemnation, but forgiveness.

And so we have this wonderful vehicle offered time and time again and unfortunately in many circles the sacrament of penance has gone by the wayside.

That perhaps in this divine mercy we can, during this easter season a wonderful time for us to make some decisions for opening our hearts for the power of this divine mercy.

Again, to be able to tangibly bask in that mercy of our lord and savior.

As we experience that as jesus did for those disciples and the whole church is that we are called to be instruments and ministers of the very mercy and forgiveness to all we need and never tire of forgiving other people, no matter what they've done or expressed but a gift on this divine mercy sunday what a gift to simply embrace and filled the powerful presence of our risen lord whose perfect mercy, who is has had.

And so we professed with great faith of the church.

>> all: 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.

With confidence in the risen christ let us ask him to bring our needs and petitions to the father.

>> lecturn: while like thomas, we ave not seen may we in our faith lives elieve be witnesses to proclaim the lord's resurrection, we pray to >> father bakk lord her prayer.

>> lecturn: on this divine mercy sunday, as god provides to us his everlasting forgiveness and mercy, so too may we learn to love and forgive all people, we pray to >> father bakke: lord hear our prayer.

>> lecturn: for the newly baptized and confirmed, that they may be faithful disciples of jesus, we pray to the lord >> father bakke: lord hear our prayer.

>> lecturn: that the holy spirit will continue to guide pope francis, bishop morlino, and all who lead people in faith, as they help their faithful to grow in grace and faith, we pray to the lord.

>> father bakke: lord hear our prayer.

>> lecturn: for god's intercession to provide to those with authority over the lives of others the wisdom and insight to promote policies that help those most in need, >> father bakke: lord hear our prayer.

>> lecturn: that christ's victory over death may bring hope and healing to all who are ill, disabled, feeling unwanted, or nearing the end of >> father bakke: lord hear our prayer.

>> lecturn: for all loved ones who have diedespecially rosemary pulvermacher, our mass intention today, that god's promise of eternal life be theirs, we pray >> father bakke: lord hear our prayer.

>> lecturn: n silent prayer, let us ask our god of compassion to hear and answer our personal needs, we pray to the lord we pray to the lord.

>> father bakke: lord hear our prayer.

>> father bakke: we ask to draw closer to you and ask this through christ our lord.

>> lecturn: amen ?.

>> father bakke: blessed are you, lord of all creation, for through your goodness we have received the bread we offer you: fruit of the earth and work of human hands, it will become for us the bread of life.

>> lecturn: blessed be god rever .

>> father bakke: blessed are you, lord of all creation, for through your goodness we have received the wine we offer you: fruit of the vine and work of human hands, it will become our spiritual drink.

>> lecturn: blessed be god forever.

>> father bakke: pray, sisters and brothers that my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to god, the almighty father.

>> lecturn: may the lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy church.

>> father bakke: except we pray the oblations of your people that renewed by confession of your name and by baptism they may obtain unending happiness.

>> father bakke: through christ our lord.

>> father bakke: the lord be with you.

>> lecturn: and with your spirit.

>> father bakke: of your hearts.

>> lecturn: we lift them up to lord.

>> father bakke: it is truly frightened and just our duty and salvation that all times to proclaim you oh lord and above this day to love you more gloriously through christ our passover has been sacrificed for he is the true lamb who was taken away the sins of the world.

By dying he has destroyed our death and by rising restored our life.

Therefore after paschal joy we have heavenly powers with the angelic hosts sing together the unending hymn of your glory as the acclaim.

>> all: holy, holy, holy lord god of hosts.

Heaven and earth are full of your glory.

Hosanna in the highest.

Blessed is he who comes in the name of the lord.

Hosanna in the highest.

>> father bakke: your indeed holy oh lord the fount of all horniness.

Make holy these gifts by sending down your spirit upon them like they do fall so that they may become for us the body of jesus christ.

At the time he was betrayed and entered willingly into his passion, he took bread and said the blessing.

He broke the bread and gave it to his disciples thing take this all of you in he did for this is my body which will be given up for you.

In a similar way when supper was ended he took the chalice and once more giving thanks giving it to his disciples saying take this all of you and drink of it for this is the chalice of my blood the chalice of the new and eternal covenant which will beoured out for many in the forgiveness of sins.

Do this in memory of me.

>> father bakke: we proclaim your death, o lord, and profess your resurrection, until you come again.

>> father bakke: therefore as we celebrate the bread of life and the chalice of salvation given thanks that you have held us worthy to be in your presence and administer to you.

Humbly we ask by partaking we may be gathered into one by the holy spirit remember your church spread throughout the world and bring her to the fullness of charity together with france's our pope, robert r bishop and all the clergy.

Remember also our brothers and sisters who have fallen asleep in the hopes of the resurrection and all who have died in your mercy.

Welcome them into the light of your face.

Have mercy on us all we pray that with the blessed virgin mary mother of god blessed joseph her spouse, with the blessed apostles in the saints who please please you throughout the ages that we may be coheirs to eternal life and we praise to your son jesus christ.

Through him, and with him, and in him, o god almighty father, in the unity of the holy spirit, all glory and honor is yours, forever and ever.

>> lecturn: amen.

>> father bakke: at the savior's command, and formed by divine teaching, we dare to say: >> all: 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.

>> father bakke: deliver us, lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be aays free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming of our savior, jesus christ.

>> all: for the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours now and forever.

>> father bakke: lord jesus christ, who said to your ostles: peace i leave you, my peace i give you, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will, who live and reign for ever and ever.

>> lecturn: amen.

>> father bakke: >> lecturn: in with your spirit let us offer each other the sign of peace.

>> all: lamb of god, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of god, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us.

Lamb of god, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

>> father bakke: behold the lamb of god, behold him who takes away the sins of the world.

Blessed are those called to the supper of the lamb.

>> all: lord, i am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

>> father bakke: the body of christ.

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>> father bakke: let us pray.

Grant we pray almighty god that our reception of this paschal sacrament may have a continuing effect on our heart through christ our lord.

>> lecturn: amen.

>> father bakke: the lord be with you.

>> lecturn: and with your spirit.

>> father bakke: may god bless you father, son and holy spirit.

>> lecturn: amen may you go forth to love god.

>> lecturn: and with you.

Amen.

>> lecturn: our sincere appreciation to you for sharing with us in this sacred liturgy of the second sunday of easter and divine mercy sunday!

The presider of our eucharistic celebration was monsignor larry bakke the director of the apostolate for persons with disabilities and pastor of saint clare of assisi parish in monroe.

I am paul margala.

Our acolytes this morning were my sons sebastian and michael.

We are members of saint john the baptist parish in waunakee and appreciate monsignor larry inviting us to be a part of this special ministry.

Rei tangko of saint thomas aquinas parish in madison provided our music ministry.

The ministry of enabling the deaf to worship with us was provided by sue gudenkauf and closed captioning by the apostolate.

We are able to bring you this sharing in the eucharistic celebration thanks to the concern for persons of all faiths with disabilities of the owner, management and staff of wisc-tv.

Please remember them in your prayers!

May you have a beautiful week, and ive thanks to the lord for he good, his love is everlasting!