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i hope to listen to and share many of the hopes and dreams of the american people. during my visit, i will have the honor of addressing congress. where i hope, as a brother of this country, to offer words of encouragement to those who guide the nations political future through its founding principles. i will also travel to philadelphia for the eighth board meeting of families to celebrate and support the institutions of marriage and families. a critical moment in the history
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of our civilization. [applause] pope francis: mr. president, together with the fellow citizens, american catholics are committed to building a society which is truly tolerant and inclusive. to safeguarding the rights of individuals and communities, and to rejecting every form of injustice and discrimination. [applause] pope francis: with countless other people of goodwill, they are likewise concentrating
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efforts to building a just and ordered society and respects their deepest concerns and their right to religious liberty. [applause] pope francis: the freedom reminds one of america's most precious possessions. as my brothers, the united states has reminded us all to be vigilant, precisely as good citizens, to preserve and defend freedom from everything that would threaten or compromise it. [applause]
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pope francis: mr. president, i find it encouraging that you are proposing an initiative for reducing air pollution. [applause] pope francis: accpeting the urgency, it seems clear to me also that climate change is a longer leaven no to our future generations. [applause] when it comes to the care of our common home, we are living at a critical moment of history. we still have time to make the
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change needed to bring about a sustainable and integral development, for we know that things can change. [applause] pope francis: that change demands on our part a serious response and recognition, not only of the kind of world we may be leaving for our children, but also to the millions of people living under a system which has overlooked them. our common home has been part of this group of the excludeds,
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which cries out to heaven, and today, probably strikes our homes, our cities, our societies. to use a telling phrase of the reverend martin luther king, we can say that we have defaulted on our promise and now is the time to honor it. [applause] pope francis: we know by faith that the creator does not abandon us. he has never forsaken his loving plan for having created us.
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humanity has the ability to all together in building our common home. we wish to commit ourselves to to the conscious and responsible care of our common home. president, at the airport, which were recently made to mend broken relationships and to open new doors to cooperation within our human family represents positives that are along the path of reconciliation, justice, and freedom.
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i would like all men and women of good will in this great nation to support the efforts of the international community to in our the vulnerable world. and to stimulate integral and inclusive models of the development. [applause] so that our brothers and sisters everywhere may know the blessings of peace and prosperity, which god wills for all of his children. mr. president, once again, i thank you for your welcome.
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i look forward to this day in your country. god bless america. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, the saint augustine gospel choir from washington dc. [applause] i will lift my eyes to the
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ills ♪ help is coming from ou ♪
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♪ ♪ you are the source of my strength ♪ ♪ you are the strength of my ife ♪ praiset my hand in total o you ♪ ♪ amen ♪ amen amen ♪
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♪ amen [applause] >> we love you pope francis!
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>> the huffington post reporting on the speech from the pope. the pontiff speaking in english, talking about climate change, immigration, caring for those on the margins of society. francis coating martin luther king jr. -- quoting martin luther king jr., calling religious liberty one of america's most precious possessions. that from printed'-- from pope francis'white house remarks today. his first full day, his first trip to the united states. you saw people at the white house. weibel also -- we will also show you the parade around the national mall. the speech pope made it to u.s. bishops. also the first mass celebrated by pope francis here in the united states. now, your comments, your
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reaction to what you have seen and heard from pope francis today. the number is on your screen. we have been split up by republican, democrat, and independents. of course you can tweet us @ cspan or join the conversation on our facebook page anytime. let's go to the calls, they are stacked up. adrian on the line for democrats. wanted to say as a gay hispanic american, i am very proud and honored that the pope is here and the holy father is inspired by gay marriage. there areers to know other ways we have of being here.
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that's exactly what the holy about --s talking family union and the family together can overcome anything. i am just inspired by the pope. it brought a tear a couple times today watching the nonstop coverage. thank you again, to the pope, thank you for the message of inclusion. we will continue to build roads in the lgbt community and the family unit and those incarcerated, and immigration collectively together. thank you so much. host: thanks for the call. joanne from the republican line. what did you think about what the pope had to say? caller: i think he is wonderful. i had years -- had tears all day. every time he picked a child out of the crowd and blessed and hug
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them, it was amazing. his work is just amazing. i wish him a safe journey through the united states. keep up the good work. we support him all the way. host: staying in florida, we go to lillian. go ahead. caller: i just want to bring to your attention that pope francis is a very different and modern perspective of everything that is going on in the world. we need more of him. i have been watching the coverage since he went to cuba. as a hispanic, i am a very moved. i am very satisfied that he is trying to make everybody come together in all of these defense objects. -- all of these different subjects. they are important not only for
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americans, but everyone in the world. i hope pope francis is well off for many years to come and blesses everyone in the world. host: thanks for calling. mildred in chicago, a democratic caller. caller: i just thank god for the opportunity for these two, wonderful, powerful men to get together under god's guidance. i thank both of them for their blessings on the people all over the world, all people as one race, the human race. thank god for both of them. amen. host: as we continue to look at the video from the white house today, we will take your calls, get your thoughts on what you think of the pope's visits to the u.s.. linda joins us now from lindstrom, minnesota. caller: thank you for taking my
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call. i just watched the welcoming ceremony. i was very impressed with it. also very impressed with president obama's welcoming remarks. i thought it was very sincere and very warm. my one concern as a christian is the persecution of the christians in syria and iraq and iran. i hope that both leaders will pay more attention to that. thanks for taking my call. host: thanks for calling. the pope and president obama. a little bit of a photo op there. no questions for reporters after they met in the oval office. they appeared to give photographers a chance to snap some pictures in the white house. we continue to take your calls. maria in sarasota, florida. go ahead. caller: thank you so much for taking my call.
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the part that impressed me the most about the pope's message was -- it seems to me he was saying, "here i am, i am also the immigrant, the child of immigrants like many others here in america." silently, ot oo me, it was a message. "you see? here i am. i am in the highest point in the catholic church. look at where i got and people get if you give them a chance." his message to me was about immigrants as well and the quality and respect. -- and equality and respect. if we can respect each other, we can achieve high goals like he did. i appreciate you taking my call. host: thank you for calling, maria. the pope will be speaking for
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the first time, ever by a pope, to congress tomorrow. speaker john boehner tweeted this picture out earlier today. "this u.s. capitol terrace is quiet now, but it will be full for the pope's visit." " this is the spot in the u.s. capital where tomorrow, the pope will bless the statue of saint junipero serra." the first time a saint was canonized in north america during the mass late this afternoon at the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception. that visit to capitol hill tomorrow morning, the pope will be speaking at 10:00 a.m. before a joint meeting of congress. more calls. joe is with us in pennsylvania on the line for democrats. caller: hi, thanks for taking my call. i am looking forward to the pope
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coming to visit us in going to the mass on sunday. i think that his speech was really terrific. the way he is so humble, i think sets a great example for all of us. i think president obama could really take a lesson out of the page of the pope's book, especially when it comes to senility. -- when it comes to humility. that is something he has lacked as a president and he can follow the pope's example. host: you mentioned the visiting philadelphia. he will visit new york city first on friday, then heading to philadelphia. time for one more call from terry in st. louis on the line for republicans. caller: hi, thanks for taking my call. the quite elegance of the -- the quiet elegance of the pope and our president barack obama was amazing.
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watching joe biden's son's funeral and over the years -- i want to change the discourse. i will be a republican for joe biden. thank you. host: thanks for calling, again a reminder that we have live coverage as the pope addresses a joint meeting of congress. starting his day on capitol hill at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. the address to the joint meeting, the house and senate meeting together in the house chamber. we'll have live coverage on c-span. should note too, we will have a preview program at 6:00 a.m. eastern time. join us then tomorrow morning here on c-span. now and through the evening, replaying some of the activities, sights and sounds and events that people participated in today. now it is the papal parade. the pope in the pope mobile traveling the national mall
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earlier this morning. [crowd cheering]
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thousands of folks lined the route on his first full day in the u.s. he will continue to visit washington dc tomorrow. it will begin in the nation's capital, 10:00 a.m. he will address a joint meeting of congress. we will have that for you live on c-span. he was invited to address the joint meeting and he is the pope toope to speak -- to speak in congress. a quick look at a number of catholics who are in congress, 26 catholics in the senate, 11 republicans, 15 democrats.
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democratsly split, 60 , 69 republicans in the house are catholic. pope willk city, the be there on friday. he will give a speech at the united nations internal assembly -- general assembly. he will be at the 9-11 memorial. you can listen to that on c-span radio or go online to this tweet and a picture of pope massis, arriving to give at the national trying of the immaculate -- shrine of the immaculate inception. the first mass he has given in the u.s. and celebrating the conception -- the canonization
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18th-century spanish missionary in california this afternoon as part of the mass. we will show you that even now. [bells ringing] [bells ringing] [cheers] [cheers]
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>> in the name of the father and son and the holy spirit, peace be with you. ♪ [singing]
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>> the holy mother church, grant us your holiness to enter blessed serra among the saints so he may be invoked as such by
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all the christian faithful. >> junipero serra was born in 1713. he entered the order of the franciscans when he was young. and he was ordained as a priest in 1737. he was a professor of philosophy at madrid university and he had
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the reputation of being a great teacher and preacher, in mallorca. by the end of 1740, he offered to leave his native country because he felt that he should be a missionary in the new world. he spent eight years in the rugged region of the sierra gorda in mexico where he preached to the indians. during part of that time, he was a superior of the five franciscan missions in the region.
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he held several posts for another eight years at the seat of the franciscan missions in mexico city. during that time he preached in a great number of domestic missions in many areas of mexico. in 1767, he was elected superior of the group of franciscans designated to replace the jesuits that had been expelled from their missions in lower california. two years later, he joined the expedition to extend the spanish border northward and to occupy upper california. from 1769 until his death in 1784, he was the superior of the franciscan missions in upper california.
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during his tenure as superior, nine missions for founded along -- were founded along the california coastline involving several indigenous groups. he endeavored to bring together to the mission campus indigenous people that inhabited nearby. he hoped to share with them, slowly and in a voluntary fashion the tenets of catholicism.
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he very often would fight the military leadership on the best ways to interact with the indigenous individuals. he once even traveled to the mexican capital to personally persuade the viceroy to have a military commander dismissed. thousands of the indigenous people were confirmed and baptized during serra's tenure in california. although many perished as a result of the spanish incursion in the area. serra made a great number of missionary trips to california. serra then was involved in these hard travels until the very end
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of his life. despite illnesses and physical ailments that he had and that exhausted his fortitude. he died on august 28, 1784 at the mission in carmel. he was beatified by st. john paul ii on september 25, 1988.
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pope francis: [speaking foreign language] ♪ [singing]
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pope francis: [speaking
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♪ >> most holy father in the name
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of the holy church i thank your holiness for making this proclamation and humbly request that you decree that the apostolic letter concerning the act of canonization be drawn up.
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we so decree. [applause] ♪
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♪ ♪ pope francis: o god, by your
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ineffable mercy we have been pleased through the labors of your priest, saint junipero serra to welcome many to your
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church and open our hearts to you, to always carry before all people the image of your only begotten son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the holy spirit, one god, forever and ever. >> [speaking foreign language] the word of the lord.
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the reading of st. paul to philippians. rejoice in the lord always. as i say it again, rejoice.
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your kindness shall be known to all, the lord the near. have a know it anxiety -- have no anxiety, but awe in everything. request known to god, and the peace of god that surpasses understanding regards your hearts and mind in christ, jesus. finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious -- andhere is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. keep on doing what you have earned and received.
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the god of peace shall be with you. >> the word of god. ♪
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and withrd be with you , a reading from the holy gospel according to matthew. glory to you, o lord.
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the 11 disciples went to galilee to the mountain to which jesus had ordered them. when they saw him, they worshiped. but they doubted. saidjesus approached and heaven, "all power in and on earth has been given to me. go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, and of the son, and
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of the holy spirit. teaching them to observe all that i have commanded you. and behold, i am with you always. age."the end of the the word of the lord. glory to you, lord jesus christ. ♪
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pope francis: rejoice in the lord always. i will say it again -- rejoice. words which impact our lives. paul tells us to rejoice. he practically orders us to rejoice. resonates with the desire we all have for a fulfilling life.
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meaningful life, a joyful life. hear eachf all could thinking in his or her hearts, and to voice what we are feeling, what we are experiencing, something deep within us invites us to rejoice and tells us not to settle for placebos which is simply keep us comfortable. -- which simply keeps us comfortable. at the same time, we know the struggles of every day life. in the seems to stand way of this invitation to rejoice. leadaily routine can often
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to a kind of glum apathy which with aly becomes habit fatal consequence -- our hearts grow numb. empathy to guide our lives. or do we? we don't want the force of habit to rule our life. or do we? so we ought to ask ourselves, what can we do to keep our heart from growing numb? from becoming a facade? how can we make the joy of the gospel increase and take deeper root in our lives? and jesus gives us the answer.
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he said to his disciples then, and he says it too was now -- he forth and us now, "go proclaim." the joy of the gospel is something that can be experienced, something that can be known only through giving it away, through giving ourselves away. the spirit of the world tells us to be like everyone else. to settle for what comes easy. faced with this human way of thinking, we must regain the conviction that we need one another, that we have a shared responsibility in front of us and for the world. it is the responsibility to proclaim the message of jesus. joy is anurce of our endless desire to show mercy,
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the fruit of our own experience of the power of the father's infinite mercy. go out to all, proclaim by anointing and anointed by proclaiming. this is what the lord tells us today. he tells us a christian finds joy in the mission. nationto people of every . a christian experiences joy in following a commandment -- go forth and proclaim the good news. a christian finds ever knew joy in
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a christian finds joy in answering the call. go forth and anoint. jesus sends his disciples out to all nations, to every people. we, too, were part of all those people of 2,000 years ago. jesus did not provide a short list of who is or who is not worthy of receiving his message his presence. embraced e always has fe as he saw it and faces of hunger and sickness and sin, in faces of wounds and doubt and pity.
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far from expecting a pretty fe, he embraced life as he found it. it made no difference whether it was dirty, unkement, or broken. jesus said, go out and tell the good news to everyone. go out and in my name embrace life as it is and not as you think it should be. go out to the highways and byways. go out to tell the good news fearlessly without prejudice, without superiority, without condescension, to all those who have lost the joy of living. go out to proclaim the merciful
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embrace of the father. o out to those who are burdened by pain and failure, who feel that their lives are empty, and proclaim the loving father who wants to anoint them with the oil of hope, the oil of salvation. go out to proclaim the good error, deceitful illusions, and fallshood doost not have the last word in a person's life. go out with the ointment which soothes wounds and heals earts. mission is never the fruit of a perfectly planned program or a well organized manual. mission is always the fruit of
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a life which knows what it is to be found and healed, encountered and forgiven. mission is born of a constant pression of god's merciful anointing. the church, the holy people of transverse the paths of history so often traversed by conflict, injustice, and olence in order to encounter her children, our brothers and sisters. the holy and faithful people of god are not afraid of losing their way. hey are afraid of becoming
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self-enclosed, frozen into a leaf clinging to their own security. they know that self-enclosure in all of the many forms it takes is a cause of so much pathy. so let us go out. let us go 4th of july to offer veryone the life of jikes -- let us go forth to offer everyone the life of jesus christ. the people of god embrace everyone because we are the disciples of the one who knelt before his own to wash their feet. he reason we are here today is that many people wanted to respond to that call.
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they believethat life grows y giving away and it weakens n isolation and comfort. we are heirs to the bold missionary spirit of so many men and women who preferred not to be shut up within structures, which give us a false sense of security, within abits, which make us feel safe while at our door people are starving. e are indebted to a tradition, a chain of witnesses who have made it possible for the good ews of the gospel to be in
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and generation both good news. and today we remember one of those witnesses who testified to the joy of the gospel in these lands. he was the embod emmitt of a church which goes forth, a urch which sets out to bring everywhere the reconciling tenderness of god. he left his native land and its way of life. he was excited about blazing trails, going forth to meet many people, learning and valuing the particular customs and ways of life. he learned how to bring to
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birth and nurture god's life in he faces of the native -- of everyone he met. he sought to defend the dignity of the native community, to protect it from those who had mistreated and abused it. mistreatment and wrongness which today still trouble us especially because of the hurt which they cause in the lives of many people. he had a motto which inspired his life and work. he sang, he lived his life by t. [speaking in foreign language] keep moving forward. for him, this was the way to continue experiencing the joy
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of the gospel, to keep his from from going numb, being -- he kept moving forward because the lord was waiting. he kept going because his brothers and sisters were waiting. he kept going forward to the end of his life. today, like him, may we always forward.o say, let's keep moving forward. [applause] >> let us pause for a few oments and reflect in silence.
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silent reflection] >> my brothers and sisters, let us turn to god our father in
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prayer. he heard and answered the prayers of the son he loved so much and let us trust that he will hear our petitions. ♪ ♪ ♪lord hear our prayer
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[speaking in foreign language] >> let us pray to the lord. ♪
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may children everywhere there be blessing and good health and caring families. >> we play to the lord. we pray to the lord. ♪ [speaking in foreign language] > we pray to the lord. ♪lord hear our prayer
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[speaking in foreign language] >> we pray to the lord. ♪lord hear our prayer
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[speaking in foreign language] >> we pray to the lord. ♪ lord hear our prayer [speaking in foreign language] >> we pray to the lord. ♪ lord hear our prayer
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>> loving father, you know the many different needs that your eople have in this life. please answer the prayers of ll who believe in you. their cries, our lord. ♪
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o lord we praise your name ♪
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>> the mysteries of the passion of the lord that we celebrate through christ our lord. the lord be with you. lift up your hearts. let's give thanks to the lord, our god. it is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation always and everywhere to give you thanks, lord, holy father,
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almighty and eternal god through christ our lord. for as on the festival you bid your church rejoice, so, too, you strengthen her by the example of his holy life, teach her by his words of teaching, and keep her safe in answer to his prayers. and so with a company of angels as saints, we sing the hymn without end we acclaim -- hosanna hosanna hosanna in xcelcis ♪
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♪ holy holy holy holy our god ♪ ♪ hosanna hosanna hosanna in xcelcis ♪ ♪ hosanna hosanna hosanna in
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excelcis ♪ >> the power of the working of the holy spirit, he gives life to all things and make them holy. you never cease to gather the people to yourself so that from the rising of the sun to the setting that your sacrifice may be offered to your name. therefore, o lord, we humbley implore you by the same spirit graciously make holy these gifts we have brought to you for consecration that they may
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become the body and blood of your son, our lord jesus christ. at his command we celebrate these mysteries. for on the night he was betrayed, he, himself, took he and giving you thanks said the blessing, broke the bread, and gave it to his disciples, saying, take this all of you and eat of it, for this is my body, which will be iven up for you.
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in a similar way, when supper chalice, he took the and giving you thanks he said the blessing and gave it to his disciples, saying, take this, all of you, and drink from it, for this is the chalice of my blood, the blood of the new and eternal covenant, which will be poured out for you and for many for the forgiveness of sins. do this in memory of me.
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♪ >> the mystery of faith. > therefore, o lord, as we
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celebrate the memorial and the aving passion of your son, his wonder of resurrection and ascension into heaven and look forward to his second coming, we offer you in thanksgiving this holy and living sacrifice. look, we pray, upon your church nd recognizing the sacrificial dictum by his death you willed to reconcile us to yourself grant that we who are nourished by the body and blood of your son and filled with his holy spirit may become one body, one pirit in cleist. may he make of us an eternal offering to you so that we may obtain an inheritance with your elect especially with the
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blessed virgin mary mother of god and blessed joseph her spouse with your blessed apostles and glorious martyrs, and with all the saints on whose constant intercession in your presence we rely for unfailing help. ay the sacrifice of our clinls reconciles, we pray, o lord, advance the peace of all the world. your sed to confirm pilgrim church on earth with , r servant francis our pope my brother donald the bishop of this church, and me, your unworthy servant, the order of bishops, all the clergy, and the entire people you have gainor


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