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Liturgy Recording: Easter Sunday


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Musical Selections

Page numbers are for Gather 3, a blue book. A hymnal can be purchased on your tablet via in-app purchase in the Hymnal app if you don’t have one at home. Some lyrics will be shown on the screen.

Prelude Easter Alleluia, Kremer
GatheringSing with All the Saints in GloryG3 #539
Candle BlessingJesus Christ, Yesterday, Today and Forever
GloriaGlory to God – Kremer
PsalmThis is the Day, vs 1-3
SequenceVictimae Paschali Laudes
Gospel AcclamationAlleluia, Raise the Gospel
GiftsAll is Brought to Life
Mass PartsGlendalough
Lamb of GodIsele
CommunionRoll Away the Stone, vs 1 & 3
SendingJesus Christ is Risen Today vs. 1 & 2G3 #540

Liturgy of the Word

First Reading: ACTS 10:34a, 37-43

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles.

Peter proceeded to speak and said:
“You know what has happened all over Judea,
beginning in Galilee after the baptism
that John preached,
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth
with the Holy Spirit and power.
He went about doing good
and healing all those oppressed by the devil,
for God was with him.
We are witnesses of all that he did
both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem.
They put him to death by hanging him on a tree.
This man God raised on the third day

and granted that he be visible,
not to all the people, but to us,
the witnesses chosen by God in advance,
who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.
He commissioned us to preach to the people
and testify that he is the one appointed by God
as judge of the living and the dead.
To him all the prophets bear witness,
that everyone who believes in him
will receive forgiveness of sins through his name.”

The word of the Lord.

Psalm: This is the Day

Refrain:   This is the day, this is the day, This is the day that the Lord has made! Let us rejoice, let us rejoice,  Let us rejoice and be glad!

  1. This is the day that the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad.
  2. Give thanks to the Lord!  Our God is good, Whose love endures forever. Let all the children of Israel say:  God’s love endures forever.
  3. The right hand of God has struck with pow’r. The right hand of God is exalted.  I shall not die, but I shall live, And proclaim the works of the Lord!

Second Reading: COL 3:1-4

A reading from the letter of Paul to the Collossians.

Brothers and sisters:
If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above,
where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
When Christ your life appears,
then you too will appear with him in glory.

The word of the Lord.      

Gospel Sequence

Gospel Acclamation

Verse: Go out, tell my Gospel story,
Works of love and grace to share,
You are called to be my glory
And my light to bear!

Gospel: JN 20:1-9

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John.

On the first day of the week,
Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark,
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we don’t know where they put him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him,
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that had covered his head,
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed.
For they did not yet understand the Scripture
that he had to rise from the dead.

The Gospel of the Lord.

R/ Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


Sprinkling Rite: Lead us to the Water

Lead us to the water, call us to the feast. 
Wash us in the river, and fill us with your peace.
Lead us, lead us to the water, wash us, wash us in the river.
Lead us, lead us to the water, wash us, wash us in the river.
Lead us to the water, call us to the feast. 

Liturgy of the Eucharist

Preparation of Gifts: All is Brought to Life

All is brought to life in Jesus Christ.
All is brought to life in Jesus Christ.

Communion: Roll Away the Stone

  1. They have been saying all our plans are empty. / They have been saying, “Where is their God now?” / Roll away the stone, see the glory of God. / Roll away the stone. / Roll away the stone, see the glory of God. / Roll away the stone.
  2. They have been saying no one hears the singing. / They have been saying all our strength is gone. / Roll away the stone, see the glory of God. / Roll away the stone. / Roll away the stone, see the glory of God. / Roll away the stone.

Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.  I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen. –St. Francis

Sending: Jesus Christ is Risen Today

  1. Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia! / Our triumphant holy day, Alleluia! / Who did once upon the cross, Alleluia! / Suffer to redeem our loss, Alleluia!
  2. Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia! / Unto Christ our heavenly king, Alleluia! / Who endured the cross and grace, Alleluia, / Sinners to redeem and save, Alleluia!

Supplemental Materials

Gospel Background and home lessons at Loyola Sunday Connection

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics — Build. Plant. Grow. is a free faith formation program for schools, parishes, and families. Engaging lesson plans pair scriptural readings with children’s literature and experiential education. Build. Plant. Grow. aims to promote the spiritual and character development of children ages 5 to 13 years. Easter Sunday Lesson

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