Welcome to the Parish of Saint Alexander. The Order of the Mass can be found starting at #134 in the Gather Hymnal and today’s readings begin at #923. Our celebrant is Fr. Tomaz Mavric CM. PRELUDE: # 400 Adoramus Te Christe (refrain only) PROCESSIONAL: # 421 All Glory, Laud & Honor (Vs.1,2) KYRIE: # 242 RESPONSORIAL PSALM: My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? PSALM 22 : # 923 Choir # 892 GOSPEL ACCLAMATION: # 141 A Christ was obedient unto death, even death on the wood of the cross. OFFERTORY:# 422 Jesus, Remember Me SANCTUS: # In the very beginning of the Gather hymnal MEMORIAL ACCLAMATION: When we eat this Bread and drink this Cup, we proclaim your death, O Lord, until you come again LORD’s PRAYER: # 150 AGNUS DEI: # 220 COMMUNION HYMN: # 419 Deep Within RECESSIONAL: # 438 Were You There First Reading (Isaiah 50: 4–7) The Lord GOD has given me a well-trained tongue, that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them. Morning after morning he opens my ear that I may hear; and I have not rebelled, have not turned back. I gave my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who plucked my beard; my face I did not shield from buffets and spitting. The Lord GOD is my help; therefore I am not disgraced; I have set my face like flint, knowing that I shall not be put to shame. The Word of the Lord Second Reading (Philippians 2:6-11) Christ Jesus, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God something to be grasped. Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance, he humbled himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. The Word of the Lord Gospel: The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew The gospel can be followed in the Gather hymnal #924 TODAY’S READINGS are provided for you on the opposite page to allow you to reflect on them throughout the week Easter Sunday Mass in English will be at 11.30am, here at St. Alexander’s. It will be celebrated by the Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, Archbishop Thomas Gullickson. Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion April 13th, 2014 Holy Week services in Ukrainian at St Alexander’s. Holy Thursday, Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper (17th April) 19.00 Good Friday, (18th April) 19.00 Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil (19th April) 20.00 Jesus enters Jerusalem in order to die on the Cross. And it is here that his kingship shines forth in godly fashion: his royal throne is the wood of the Cross! Jesus says: “I am a King”; but his power is God’s power which confronts the world’s evil and the sin that disfigures man’s face. Jesus takes upon himself the evil, the filth, the sin of the world, including our own sin, and he cleanses it, he cleanses it with his blood, with the mercy and the love of God.(Pope Francis’ Palm Sunday meditation ) HOLY ROSARY: The Rosary is recited in English each Sunday at 8:20 a.m., before our English Mass. beginning CONFESSIONS: The Sacrament of Reconciliation is available in English each Sunday for 30 minutes, before our English Mass. KRASNODONSKA 1b ASSISTANCE [email protected] FOR HELP & SPIRITUAL , CONTACT: www.catholickiev.com. Fr. Tomaz Mavric CM GSM: +380 972 555 615 “Behold, your king comes to you, meek and riding on a colt” The Parish of Saint Alexander Kiev, Ukraine This is my Beloved Son, listen to him!