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Sunday Evening Prayer for April 5, 2020

Dear Friends on the Journey,

The peace of Christ, which surpasses all understanding, be with you!

Following up from Last Week’s Sunday Evening prayer – which many found hopeful and helpful
– we will be again hosting Sunday Evening prayer, but on another (we hope easier to access)
platform: YouTube.

Patty Simpson will be leading us, I will be preaching, and Peter Ghiloni and Anna Ryan will be
leading us in song.

How Can I Join this Evening Prayer?
1. Between 5:45pm and 6pm on Sunday, April 5th, Evening Prayer for Palm Sunday will be live-streamed through YouTube at 6:00 pm. Simply connect by clicking on this link:

(If you are not automatically redirected to YouTube, in an internet browser like Google or Safari, in your browser, type in the address:

2. We will try to begin promptly at 6pm, so please be on time. With this (we hope) better platform we do lose the opportunity of engaging one another. But many had complained about “chaos” and “different tempos for prayers.” Therefore we hope that, without hearing one another – but hearing Anna, Peter, Patty and me – you will be engaged in your home.

What is the format and length?
Although you will not need a Script to follow (we are including slides on the screen as part of the service), see the Script here. It may be worthwhile to print it out beforehand and to reflect on it, for both flow and content).

We will see how this works out…a work still in progress. As I mentioned before, we are intending to livestream Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Vigil (not Sunday). More information to come on Tuesday or Wednesday.
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Paulist Center Families will celebrate the Liturgy of the Word at 10 am, both this Sunday (Palm Sunday) and next Sunday, Easter). All are welcome to this gathering through this zoom link, or through calling in.
Meeting ID: 451 661 081
One tap mobile
+16468769923,,451661081# US (New York)
By phone:
+1 646 876 9923 US (New York)

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But what if I would like to watch a Mass (Eucharist)?
We recommend that you go to the Paulist Fathers’ website page

I conclude with the wise words of St. Teresa of Avila:
Nothing can trouble,
nothing can frighten.
Those who seek God shall
never go wanting.
Nothing can trouble,
nothing can frighten.
God alone fills us.

And let us pray for/with one another.

Michael McGarry, C.S.P.
Director, the Paulist Center

Along with Patty, Chuck, Susan, Peter, Kristin, Dorothy, Alvaro, Barbara, Rob, Sal and Chris. Please feel free to call upon your Pastoral Ministers if you wish.

I will be sending out something every Thursday or Friday as the “shut down” continues.

See also: