EASTER MESSAGE FROM FR. ANGELO
Every Easter, we come out from our homes to enjoy the season of “Spring!” Spring is the time when all the plants and trees bloom flowers and the children go Easter Egg hunting! Life thrives and it is beautiful to be outside (unless you’re allergic to pollen like me) !

However ( and I am saying this to those born in 1979 ) this is the first time that most of us, if not all of us, Catholics cannot go out to celebrate spring…to celebrate EASTER!

The COVID19 pandemic is like an experience of being in a tomb! The feeling of being wrapped up with nowhere to go, yet still breathing…………

Breathing …. Breathing…. Breathing …...

From the book of Genesis, God breathed in us His Spirit when He created us! Therefore, even in the midst of this pandemic, Easter continues to reveal to us that “Life” will be hard, but “Life” will continue to be life giving! “Life Giving” because the “Breath of God” is in us even in the most dire moments of our life! Just as the life, passion, death, and “Resurrection of Jesus”!!!

We may not be out to physically celebrate Easter in our church, but Easter thrives in us…we breath Easter, we breath God’s spirit all the time!
May God bless us all, and let us to continue to live the “Breath” of Easter by serving and loving one another.

Fr. Angelo
Pastor
EASTER SEQUENCE
VICTIMA PASCHALI LAUDES

(This text is chanted at Mass on Easter Sunday after the Second Reading and before the Gospel Acclamation.)

Christians, to the Paschal Victim
Offer your thankful praises!
A Lamb the sheep redeems;
Christ, who only is sinless,
Reconciles sinners to the Father.
Death and life have contended in that combat stupendous:
The Prince of life, who died, reigns immortal.
Speak, Mary, declaring
What you saw, wayfaring.
“The tomb of Christ, who is living,
The glory of Jesus’ resurrection;
bright angels attesting,
The shroud and napkin resting.
Yes, Christ my hope is arisen;
to Galilee he goes before you.”
Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining.
Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
Amen. Alleluia.

The poetic English translation of the sequences of the Roman Missal are taken from the Roman Missal approved by the National Conference of Catholic Bishops of the United States © 1964 by the National Catholic Welfare Conference, Inc. All rights reserved.
RESOURCES


Adaptations for Holy Thursday, Good Friday,
Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday Rituals for Family and Household Prayer
Prepared by Liturgical Press



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READINGS FOR EASTER VIGIL AND EASTER SUNDAY

HOLY SATURDAY - EASTER VIGIL
  • Genesis 1:1 — 2:2
  • Genesis 22:1-18
  • Exodus 14:15 — 15:1
  • Isiah 54:5-14
  • Isiah 55:1-11
  • Baruch 3:9-15, 32 — 4:4
  • Ezekiel 36:16-17a, 18-28
  • Romans 6:3-11
  • Mt 28:1-10

EASTER SUNDAY
Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23; Col 3:1-4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8;
John 20:1-9 or Matthew 28:1-10 
IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF FOOD
Catholic Charities is urgently requesting donations of the following items for our frontline COVID-19 workers:
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Single use gloves (S,M,L)
  • Disinfectant wipes
  • No touch -digital thermometers

Catholic Charities can only accept items on this list that are new and unopened . If you would like to donate these items please contact Kathleen at kburroughs@CatholicCharitiesSCC.org