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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Monday of the Octave of Easter 2017

Collect:
"O God, who give constant increase to your Church by new offspring, grant that your servants may hold fast in their lives to the Sacrament they have received in faith. 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. Amen."

Readings of the Day:
Acts 2:14, 22-33
Psalm 16
Matthew 28:8-15

Sunday, April 16, 2017

EASTER SUNDAY 2017

Collect:
O God, who on this day, through your Only Begotten Son, have conquered death and unlocked for us the path to eternity, grant, we pray, that we who keep the solemnity of the Lord's Resurrection may, through the renewal brought by your Spirit, rise up in the light of life. 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. Amen.

Easter Sequence:
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.

Readings of the Day:
Acts 10:34, 37-43
Psalm 118
Colossians 3:1-4
1 Corinthians 5:6-8
Easter Sequence
John 20:1-9

Saturday, April 15, 2017

HOLY SATURDAY 2017

"We wait in darkness for the coming of the LIGHT..."

Collect:
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. Amen.

Readings of the Easter Vigil:
Genesis 1:1-2:2
Psalm 104
Genesis 22:1-18
Psalm 16
Exodus 14:15-15:1
Exodus 15
Isaiah 54:5-14
Psalm 30
Isaiah 55:1-11
Isaiah 12
Baruch 3:9-15, 32-4:14
Psalm 19
Ezekiel 36:16-28
Psalm 42
Romans 6:3-11
Psalm 118
Matthew 28:1-10

Friday, April 14, 2017

GOOD FRIDAY 2017

Collect:
Remember your mercies, O Lord, and with your eternal protection sanctify your servants for whom Christ your Son, by the shedding of his Blood, established the Paschal Mystery. Who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.

Readings for the Passion of Our Lord:
Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Psalm 31
Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9
John 18:1-19:42

Thursday, April 13, 2017

HOLY THURSDAY 2017

Collect:
O God, who have called us to participate in this most sacred Supper, in which your Only Begotten Son, when about to hand himself over to death, entrusted to the Church a sacrifice new for all eternity, the banquet of his love, grant, we pray, that we may draw from so great a mystery, the fullness of charity and of life. 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. Amen.

Readings for the Chrism Mass:
Isaiah 61:1-3, 6, 8-9
Psalm 89
Revelations 1:5-8
Luke 4:16-21

Readings for the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper:
Exodus 12:1-8, 11-14
Psalm 116
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
John 13:1-15

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wednesday of Holy Week 2017

Collect:
O God, who willed your Son to submit for our sake to the yoke of the Cross, so that you might drive from us the power of the enemy, grant us, your servants, to attain the grace of the resurrection. 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. Amen.

Readings of the Day:
Isaiah 50:4-9
Psalm 69
Matthew 26:14-25

Tuesday of Holy Week 2017

Collect:
Almighty ever-living God, grant us so to celebrate the mysteries of the Lord's Passion that we may merit to receive your pardon. 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. Amen.

Readings of the Day:
Isaiah 49:1-6
Psalm 71
John 13:21-33, 36-38