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Mass of the Holy Spirit

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Thank you for joining the University community for this historic moment. You are invited to watch today's events, live, above. Liturgical and other resources may be found below.

Ministers

Presider and Homilist
Rev. Dennis Gallagher, A.A., Provincial
North American Province, Augustinians of the Assumption


Concelebrating Priests
Rev. Richard Lamoureux, A.A., Vice President for Mission
Rev. Roger Corriveau, A.A., Superior, Emmanuel House Assumptionist Community
Rev. Chi Ai Nguyen, A.A., Department of Theology
Rev. Michel Kalumba, A.A.


Deacon
Rev. Mr. Paul Covino, Director of Campus Ministry


Server
Br. Daniele Caglioni, A.A., Campus Minister


Music Ministers
Mr. Joseph Kwiatkowski, Campus Minister and Director of Liturgical Music
Brenna Aylward '24 and Veronica Johnson '21, cantors
Gabriella Lindhurst '23 and John Roper '24, organ scholars 


Communion Ministers and Banner Bearers
Br. Hugo Ballesteros, A.A., Chaplain to ALANA and First Generation Students
Tim Cody, Campus Ministry Graduate Assistant
Grace Dietz, FOCUS Missionary
Kasey Goggins ‘23
Ben Marsh, FOCUS Missionary
Emily McCall, FOCUS Team Director
Maeve McDonald ‘21
Danny Payne, FOCUS Missionary
Abbigail Sullivan ‘23

Introductory Rites

Gathering Song: Ye Watchers and Ye Holy Ones 

Ye watchers and ye holy ones, 
bright seraphs, cherubim, and thrones, 
raise the glad strain, Alleluia! 
Cry out, dominions, princedoms, powers, 
virtues, archangels, angels' choirs: 

Refrain:
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia! 
2 O higher than the cherubim, 
more glorious than the seraphim, 
lead their praises, Alleluia! 
Thou bearer of th' eternal Word, 
most gracious, magnify the Lord: [Refrain]

Respond, ye souls in endless rest, 
ye patriarchs and prophets blest, 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
Ye holy twelve, ye martyrs strong, 
all saints triumphant, raise the song: [Refrain]

O friends, in gladness let us sing, 
supernal anthems echoing, 
Alleluia! Alleluia! 
To God the Father, God the Son, 
and God the Spirit, Three in One: [Refrain]

Greeting: Dr. Francesco Cesareo, President, Assumption University


Gloria: from Missa Pacem 
Gloria! Gloria! Glory to God in the highest.
And on earth peace to people of good will. 
Psalm Refrain: 
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts



Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: Ezekiel 33:7-9

Reader: Hannah White, Class of 2021

Response: Thanks be to God.

 

Responsorial Psalm: If Today You Hear God’s Voice (Guimont)

 

Second Reading: Romans 13:8-10 (read in Spanish)

Reader: Mr. Andrew Mercado, Chaplain to ALANA and First Generation Students 

(English translation:)

Brothers and sisters:
Owe nothing to anyone, except to love one another;
for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law.
The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery;
you shall not kill; you shall not steal; you shall not covet, ”
and whatever other commandment there may be,
are summed up in this saying, namely,
“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Love does no evil to the neighbor;
 hence, love is the fulfillment of the law.

Response: Thanks be to God.

Gospel Acclamation: Celtic Alleluia 

Gospel: Matthew 18:15-20

Response: Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ. 


Homily 


The Nicene 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


Universal Prayer (Prayer of the Faithful)

Reader: Dr. Conway Campbell, Vice President for Student Success

Response: Lord, hear our prayer.

Liturgy of the Eucharist

 

Liturgy of the Eucharist

 Preparation of the Gifts: I Have Loved You
I have loved you with an everlasting love, I have called you and you are mine;
I have loved you with an everlasting love, I have called you and you are mine.

Seek the face of the Lord and long for him: He will bring you his light and his peace.
I have loved you with an everlasting love, I have called you and you are mine;
I have loved you with an everlasting love, I have called you and you are mine.

Seek the face of the Lord and long for him: He will bring you his joy and his hope.
I have loved you with an everlasting love, I have called you and you are mine;
I have loved you with an everlasting love, I have called you and you are mine.

Seek the face of the Lord and long for him: He will bring you his care and his love.
I have loved you with an everlasting love, I have called you and you are mine;
I have loved you with an everlasting love, I have called you and you are mine.

Eucharistic Prayer 


Sanctus

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of hosts.
Heaven and Earth are full of your glory
Hosannah in the highest. Hosannah in the highest. 
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosannah in the highest. Hosannah in the highest.  

Memorial Acclamation

When we eat this bread and drink this cup
We proclaim you death, O Lord. 
Until you come again. 


Amen

Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen. Amen.


The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by 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. 


Lamb of God: from Fraction Rite

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 your peace. Grant us your peace. 
Grant us your peace.

Receiving Holy Communion

Communion will be distributed in the Chapel and at five other locations on campus:

  1. Plaza in front of Tsotsis Family Academic Center
  2. Stairwell between Alumni and Desautels Halls
  3. Between Worcester and Wachusett Halls
  4. Outside of the Wellness Center
  5. Ramp leading to Plough/South/West Halls

If you are not Catholic but wish to come forward in the Communion procession,

please fold your hands and bow your head as you approach the Communion minister

who will offer you a blessing.

 

Communion Song: I Am the Bread of Life

 

I am the bread of life.
He who comes to me shall not hunger;
he who believes in me shall not thirst.
No one can come to me
unless the Father beckons.

And I will raise you up,
and I will raise you up,
and I will raise you up on the last day.

The bread that I will give
is my flesh for the life of the world,
and if you eat of this bread,
you shall live for ever,
you shall live for ever.

And I will raise you up,
and I will raise you up,
and I will raise you up on the last day.

Unless you eat
of the flesh of the Son of Man
and drink of his blood,
and drink of his blood,
you shall not have life within you.

And I will raise you up,
and I will raise you up,
and I will raise you up on the last day.

I am the resurrection,
I am the life.
If you believe in me
even though you die,
you shall live for ever.

And I will raise you up,
and I will raise you up,
and I will raise you up on the last day.

Yes, Lord, I believe
that you are the Christ,
the Son of God,
who has come
into the world.

And I will raise you up,
and I will raise you up,
and I will raise you up on the last day.

Concluding Rites

Remarks from the Student Government Association

Garrett Cardoza ‘21, President


Sending Forth: Lift High the Cross

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adore his sacred name.

 Come, Christians, follow where the Master trod,
our King victorious, Christ the Son of r. God.

 Led on their way by this triumphant sign,
the hosts of God in conquering ranks combine.

 Each newborn follower of the Crucified
bears on the brow the seal of him who died.

 O Lord, once lifted on the glorious tree,
your death has brought us life eternally.

 So shall our song of triumph ever be:
praise to the Crucified for victory! 

Mass of the Holy Spirit design by Br. Blair Nuyda, A.A.

History of Assumption

As those who will bless the sign make their way from the Chapel to the entrance of campus, we invite you to enjoy a brief video on the history of Assumption University.

 

Sign Blessing

Alma Mater

We invite you to join us for the premiere of the new Assumption University Alma Mater.

 

Verse 1

In our hearts there is a place we all can hold with pride,
With pond and verdant fields, where knowledge abides.
Standing for truth, our guide through the night
Shines like a beacon, the blue and the white.

Refrain
Hail to Assumption,
Loyal and true;
Reason and faith
In the white and the blue.
Hail to the Greyhounds,
Loyal and true,
Champions of good
In the white and the blue. 

Verse 2
This is our mission we share now with all,
Not merely words, but through actions, our call.
Friendships with others, knowledge pursued,
We live by the words: 'Until Christ be formed in you.'

Refrain
Hail to Assumption,
Loyal and true;
Reason and faith
In the white and the blue.
Hail to the Greyhounds,
Loyal and true,
Champions of good
In the white and the blue.

Tributes

Individuals from around the country and world have offered congratulatory messages to the University community. All tributes will be broadcast in the livestream window at the top of this module.

Lunch

BBQ Lunch at Taylor for Students

Students are invited to a socially-distanced BBQ lunch at Taylor Dining Hall after the formal program has concluded.