Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul Mass

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Mass Celebration of the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul  


Monday September 28, 2020

“Go to the poor: you will find God.” –St. Vincent de Paul



Entrance Song:  We Are Called 

Come! Live in the light! Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord! We are called to be light for the kingdom, to live in the freedom of the city of God!


Refrain: We are called to act with justice. We are called to love tenderly. We are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.


Sing! Sing a new song! Sing of that great day when all will be one! God will reign and we’ll walk with each other as sisters and brothers united in love!




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 God the Father. Amen.



First Reading: Isaiah 52: 7-10

“How beautiful on the mountain, are the feet of one who brings good news…”



Responsorial: Psalm 39 (40): 10-12, 17-18

“I have spoken of your faithfulness and saving help.”



Second Reading: 1Cor 1:26-31; 2:1-2

“If anyone wants to boast, let him boast about the Lord.”



Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12

“Blessed are the poor in spirit; the reign of God is theirs.”



Prayers of the Faithful

Response: “Lord, hear our prayer.”



Offertory Song: Blest Are They (Haas)

Blest are they, the poor in spirit; theirs is the kingdom of God. Blest are they, full of sorrow, they shall be consoled.


Refrain: Rejoice and be glad! Blessed are you; holy are you! Rejoice and be glad! Yours is the Kingdom of God!


Blest are they, the lowly ones; they shall inherit the earth. Blest are they, who hunger and thirst; they shall have their fill.



Communion Song: Here I Am, Lord (Schutte)

I, the Lord of sea and sky, I have heard my people cry


All who dwell in dark and sin, My hand will save.


I have made the stars of night. I will make their darkness bright. Who will bear my light to them? Whom shall I send?


Refrain: Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord? I have heard you calling in the night. I will go, Lord, if you lead me. I will hold your people in my heart.


I, the Lord of wind and flame, I will tend the poor and lame.


I will set a feast for them. My hand will save. Finest bread I will provide, till their hearts be satisfied. I will give my life to them. Whom shall I send?



Closing Song: City of God (Schutte)

Awake from your slumber!  Arise from your sleep!


A new day is dawning for all those who weep.


The people in darkness have seen a great light.


The Lord of our longing has conquered the night.


Refrain: Let us build the city of God.  May our tears be turned into dancing.  For the Lord, our light and our love, has turned the night into day.


We are sons of the morning; we are daughters of day.


The One who has loved us has brightened our day.


The Lord of all kindness has called us to be a light for all people to set their hearts free.



Special thanks to Rev. Joe Folzenlogen, S.J., for celebrating this Mass, and to Peg Delaney for providing the music.



“Charity is certainly greater than any rule. Moreover, all rules must lead to charity.”

–St. Vincent de Paul