(Lighting a candle):

May the light of Christ, rising in glory, dispel the darkness of our hearts and minds.



Let us Meditate on how God in times past saved his people and in these, that last days, has sent us his Son as our Redeemer. Let us pray that our God may complete his paschal work of salvation by the fullness of redemption.  

Order:  Reading …. Psalm Response …. Prayer

[The First Reading]:     GN 1:1—2:2

A reading from the Book of Genesis

Thanks be to God

[Psalm]:    PS 104:1-2, 5-6, 10, 12, 13-14, 24, 35

Almighty and ever-living God, who are wonderful in the ordering of all your works,  may those you have redeemed understand that there exists nothing more marvelous than the world’s creation in the beginning except that, at the end of the ages, Christ our Passover has been sacrificed.

Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.  


[Second Reading]:     EX 14:15—15:1

A reading from the Book of Exodus

Thanks be to God

[Responsorial Psalm]:

O God, whose ancient wonders remain undimmed in splendor even in our day,  for what you once bestowed on a single people, freeing from the Pharaoh’s persecution by the power of the right hand, now you bring about as the salvation of the nations through the waters of rebirth, grant, we pray, that the whole world may become children of Abraham and inherit the dignity of Israel’s birthright.

Through Christ our Lord.


[The Third Reading]:   EZ 36:16-17A, 18-28

A Reading from the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel

Thanks be to God

[Responsorial Psalm]:

O God of unchanging power and eternal light, look with favor on the wondrous mystery of the whole Church and serenely accomplish the work of human salvation, which you planned from all eternity; may the whole world know and see that what was cast down is raised up, what had become old is made new, and all things are restored to integrity through Christ, just as by him they came into being.

Who lives and reigns for ever and ever.


[The Gloria]:

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to people of good will.

We praise you,  we bless you, we adore you,  we glorify you,  we give you thanks for your great glory,  Lord God, heavenly King,  O God, almighty Father.

Lord Jesus Christ, Only Begotten Son, Lord God, Lamb of God, Son of the Father, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us; you take away the sins of the world, receive our prayer; you  are seated at the right hand of the Father, have mercy on us.

For you alone are the Holy One, you alone are the Lord, you alone are Most High, Jesus Christ, with the Holy Spirit, in the glory of God the Father.  Amen.

[Opening Prayer]:

O God, who make this most sacred night radiant with the glory of the Lord’s Resurrection, stir up in your Church a spirit of adoption, so that, renewed in body and mind, we may render you undivided service.

Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.    


[Epistle]:     ROM 6:3-11

A Readimg from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans

Thanks be to God

[Gospel Acclamation]:


The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew:   

Glory to you, O Lord.

[Gospel]  MT 28:1-10

The Gospel of the Lord,

Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.

[Sharing the Living Word, by our Pastor, Fr. Emmanuel]:  

Click  link to listen and then click on the written version link below to read along. 

“This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad.”

[Renewal of Baptismal Promises]:

Renewal of Baptismal Promises by People:

  •  Through the Paschal Mystery we have been buried with Christ in Baptism, so that we may walk with him in newness of life. And so, now that our Lenten observance is concluded, let us renew the promises of Holy Baptism, by which we once renounced Satan and his worksand promised to serve God in the holy Catholic Church.                                                                       


  • I renounce to sin  so as to live in the freedom of the children of God? 
  • I renounce the lure of evil, so that sin may have no mastery over you?
  • I renounce Satan,  the author and prince of sin?


Do you believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth? 

Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered death and was buried, rose again from the dead and is seated at the right hand of the Father? 


Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting.      


May almighty God, the Father our Lord Jesus Christ,  who has given us new birth by water and the Holy Spirit and bestowed on us forgiveness of our sins,  keep us by his grace, in Christ Jesus our Lord, for eternal life. 


[Prayers of the Faithful]: 

As baptized members of Christ’s Body, let us remember and honor our duty to raise our voices as to intercede for the needs of the world and of our Church, confident that God will hear us and knows what we need:

  1. For all Christians throughout the world, the redeemed people of God, for our unity in one faith and one Baptism: for courage when we fear, strength when we feel weak, and for joy in this time of Easter, let us pray to the Lord.
  2. For courage and good judgement for those who govern our states and country, for all in the Congress and in Government Agencies, who make decisions every day on life and death: decisions about unborn children, about the elderly, health care, finances, and environment, especially for those who make decisions during this time of coronavirus pandemic, let us pray to the Lord
  3. For comfort for the many people who will be in hospitals during this Easter time, especially those who are on ventilators, separated from their loved ones; for their loved ones to find compassionate hearts to consoled and accompany them in their sorrow, let us pray to the Lord.
  4. For all medical personnel, first responders, those who are working to keep food on our tables, to continue the essential services we need, who distribute food, and for those who bravely volunteer to care for those who are sick, for their own safety and protection and for them to experience our love and gratitude for their sacrifice, let us pray to the Lord.
  5. For those who have lost their jobs because of the COVID crisis, especially for those families caring  for children and elderly relatives at home; for them to find the generosity they need   through our own acts of charity and compassion in the name of Jesus, let us pray to the Lord.
  6. For all the faithful in the Church, both ordained and lay faithful, as we experience the hunger for the Holy Eucharist especially at this time of Easter; for all to have the courage to sustain our faithfulness to the command of love, and the hope to soon be able to share the sacred meal and offer the Holy Sacrifice as our most important sign of our love and unity, let us pray to the Lord.
  7. For those who have died, especially those who have died in hospitals, alone, without the comfort of their loved ones, for families who are suffering the pain of not being able to bury their loved  ones, for the mercy of God to embrace them in love and compassion, and for all the needs  which we now lift up in silent prayer, …[pause]…let us pray to the Lord.

Lord our God,

Jesus, your Son, shed his blood on the cross so we can have eternal life with you. Look upon us, your children, united in your Spirit this holy day.            

With confidence in your love and goodness, we present our prayers to you, gracious Father, through Jesus Christ who lives and reigns for ever and ever.                         


[The Liturgy of the Eucharist]: Presentation and Preparation of the Gifts

Take a moment and in thanksgiving present your gifts to God and then close your eyes and imagine for a moment that you are physically at Mass experiencing everything that happens next.

That my sacrifice and yours may be acceptable to God, the almighty Father.

May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, for our good and the good of all his holy Church.

[The Eucharistic Prayer]: Preface

The Lord be with you.

And with your Spirit.

Lift up your hearts.

We lift them up to the Lord.

Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.

It is right and just

Father continues with a Eucharistic Prayer and we sing:

And so, with all the angels and all the Saints we declare your glory, as with one voice we acclaim:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of Hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.

Father continues with the Eucharistic Prayer including consecration and after he says.

Do this in memory of me and “The mystery of Faith.”

Save us, Savior of the World, for by your Cross and Resurrection you have set us free.

Father continues in prayer and concludes when he sings or prays:

Through him, and with him, and in him, O God, almighty Father, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, all glory and honor is yours, for ever and ever.

Amen, Amen, Aha Aha Amen!

[The Communon Rite]:

At the Savior’s command and formed in divine teaching, we dare to say:

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name …..

Deliver us, Lord, we pray, from every evil, graciously grant peace in our days, that, by the help of your mercy, we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress, as we await the blessed hope and the coming or our Savior, Jesus Christ.

For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now for ever.

[Sign of Peace]:

Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your Apostles: Peace I leave you, my peace I give you, look not on our sins, but on the faith of your Church, and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will. Who live and reign for ever and ever.


The peace of the Lord be with you always.

And with your spirit.

Let us offer each other the sign of peace

[Lamb of God]:

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us (2 times)

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.


Behold the Lamb of God, behold him who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those called to the supper of the Lamb.

Lord, I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word and my soul shall be healed.

[Spiritual Communion Prayer]:

Jesus, I believe that you are truly present in the Most Blessed Sacrament. I love you above all things and I desire to possess you within my soul. Since I am unable now to receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart, I embrace you as already being there, and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

Period of Silence as we focus on the blessing we have just received.

[Concluding Rites]:

The Lord be with you.

And with your spirit.

May Almighty God Bless you,

In the name of the Father, and the Son , and the Holy Spirit

Go Forth the Mass is ended, Allelulia, Allelulia!

Thanks be to God, Allelulia, Allelulia!