The Sunday Mass – April 9, 2023 — The Solemn Mass of Easter CC (2023)


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The Sunday Mass | 4/9/23 | Easter Sunday
Celebrant & Homilist: Wilton Cardinal Gregory
Choir: Schola of the Basilica
First Reading: Acts 10: 34a, 37-43
Responsorial: Psalm 118
Second Reading: Colossians 3: 1-4
Gospel: John 20: 1-9
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The Basilica gratefully acknowledges the following authors and composers whose materials are employed in this Mass: Jesus Christ is Risen Today. Text: Charles Wesley, 1707-1788. Music: EASTER HYMN, Lyra Davidiac, 1708. Gloria de Angelis. Ed. Vat. III Psalm Music: Peter Latona. Sequence Text: Victimae paschali; trans. Peter Scagnelli, b. 1949. Music: Wipo of Burgandy, d. 1048. Gospel Acclamation: Peter Latona. Sprinkling Rite Roman Missal Preparation Hymn This Joyful Eastertide. Text: George Woodward, 1848-1934. Music: VRUECHTEN; Dutch melody; harm. By Charles Wood. Acclamation, Memorial Acclamation, Great Amen, Lamb of God Text: ICEL. Music: Peter Latona. Communion: Ye Sons and Daughters. Text: O filii et filae; Jean Tisserand, d. 1494. Music: O FILII ET FILIAE. Recessional: The Day of Resurrection. Text: St. John of Damascus, c. 675-c. 754, tr. John Mason Neale (1818-1866). Music: ELLACOMBE. Copyrighted materials broadcast and reprinted with permission under # A-701285.


Foreign, this morning, foreign, but the peace, foreign Hallelujah, in the name of the father and of the son and of the holy spirit, amen, peace, be with you and with your spirit, brothers and sisters.

On this joyous day.

Let us acknowledge our sins and so prepare ourselves to celebrate the sacred Mysteries Lord Jesus you raise us to New.

Life Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy, Lord Jesus, you forgive us our sins.

Christ have mercy, Christ have mercy.

Lord Jesus, you feed us with the with your body and blood.

Lord have mercy, Lord have mercy.

May almighty, God have mercy on us, forgive us our sins and bring us to everlasting life.

Amen, foreign.

They used to understand baby.

Is this Sunday stories the glory? Let us pray, 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 God forever and ever.

Ah, 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 them.

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 thanks be to God.

This is the day the Lord has made.

Send me love.

This is Mercy endures.

He is.

This is rejoice.

Rejected has become the Cornerstone.

It is let us rejoice a reading from the letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians 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 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 thanks be to God with our father all right.

Food I saw Christ, Jesus, Christ, goodness foreign.

Here we are.

Let us then face rejoice, foreign, the Lord, be with you and with your spirit, a reading from the holy Gospel according to John Glory To, You, O Lord.

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've put him so Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb they both run, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb.

First, he bent down and saw the burial clothes there, but did not go in when Simon Peter arrived after him.

He went into the tomb and saw the burial clothes there and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial, clothes but rolled up in a separate place.

Then the other disciples 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 praise to you, Lord Jesus, Christ, dearest, Brothers and Sisters in Christ in our overly politicized and media sensitive world, one would never dream of allowing such a momentous event that occurred at the Garden tomb to be entrusted to three such certifiably, ordinary and quite inexperienced people.

Instead, someone should have thought to have arranged a press conference.

There should have been charts, cameras, lights and all sorts of social media links.

Surely there at least would have been a smartphone that would have been able to capture the first actions.

Even in the early hours of dawn, the entire Enterprise would have been monitored by live, Witnesses and supported with lots of polls and predictions that would allow the average person on the street to react to and to comment upon what they had observed and how they felt.

What that Garden scene demanded was a skilled public relations person to exploit this.

This historic event, obviously, on that first day of the week more than two thousand years ago, our media personnel would have been quite out of place, although they do manage, even today, to impose themselves and they're, sometimes aggressive approaches to some of the most sensitive issues and sacred moments as irreverent as it might at first appear.

Our technological advances offer nothing to the mystical revelation of the Easter event, in spite of the great media superiority that cameras and exit polls provide, the mystery of Easter would not be enhanced one bit with such commercialized sophistication.

The resurrection is a story that must be shared: By Word of Mouth the person's chosen to make known the Risen Christ were all too ordinary, a female disciple of questionable reputation, an elderly out of shape and prone to vulgar bravado male disciple and a young man who was given over to Mystical poetry.

These were the ones who first saw and believed and through whose witness countless hundreds of millions have come to believe as well.

Easterest is a story that can only be told must be spoken by Ordinary, People folks, like you and me, with all of our own faults and failings, our own inadequacies and fears.

We must tell the Easter story if others are to come to believe the first disciples were witnesses to the empty tomb, but even after they had long since passed from the scene.

Other people came to believe because of an unbroken chain of witnesses who still Delight in hearing the story retold and whose hearts are thrilled to believe at each hearing.

Churches throughout the Christian world are filled to overflowing today, because so many of us want to hear the story of New Life, The Wonder of Christ's triumph over a cruel death and the Regeneration of our own lives in Christ Jesus.

Such a story can only be shared by Word of Mouth, oh to be certain.

There may be more technologically effective and efficient ways of sharing the Easter story, but none so satisfying as hearing it from people who, like ourselves, have heard it from others, and our words are only confirmed as true by the way that we live.

If we merely tell the story of a new life without witnessing its genuineness in our own lives and actions, the words will ring Hollow Easter is a Transcendent story of Truth that demands verification in the lives of those who pass on the narrative.

Easter remains simply a fairy tale if those who tell the narrative continue to live as, though that they themselves have not been transformed by this mystery Christians who hate who oppress, others who act unjustly, who engage in racist Behavior contradict the story of faith that they only managed to speak with their lips.

Last evening, in the darkness of night, Believers gathered around fires to listen to the story of New Life.

In telling of that same story, ancient story, others joined us as new disciples, having heard the Easter mystery and with hearts filled with wonder, then profess their faith in the story of life.

Today, the church is resplendent with joy, because we have been enriched with new brothers and sisters in the family of faith.

The mystery, which is the church, is renewed in them.

We are a better church today because of their presence.

The family of Faith.

Here in the Archdiocese of Washington proudly welcomes and congratulates each one of our newly initiated and professed Catholics wherever they may be, and I urge all of us to congratulate these wonderful men and women and youngsters when we happen to encounter them in the coming days and weeks, but I urge all of us to tell the story of Christ's risen Glory as widely as possible and then to confirm its truth in our own lives.

By the way we treat others and reverence each human life and pursue and work for peace and Justice in today's world.

When people hear The Wonder of that story and then see how we live because of its truth, they just might be tempted to become new Believers themselves, amen, dear brothers and sisters 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 renounced Satan and his works and promised to serve God in the Holy, Catholic, Church and so I.

Ask all of you.

Do you renounce Satan I do and all his works, I do and all his empty promises.

I do.

Do you believe in God the Father Almighty creator of Heaven and Earth I do 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.

I do 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 I do and may almighty God the father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us new births by water, the Holy, Spirit and bestowed on us forgiveness of our sins.

Keep us by his grace in Christ Jesus, our lord for eternal life, amen, amen.

You need me relax alone, let's go so before the joy of the Resurrection renewed in our hearts.

We now turn to our Heavenly Father and offer him our needs and prayers for our Holy Father Pope Francis.

That God will strengthen him to be a faithful servant of the gospel and the voice of peace and hope in the world.

Let us pray to the Lord Lord, hear our prayer for our president legislators, judges and all those in service to the common good that, through the gift of heavenly wisdom, they may never Tire in their commitment to uphold religious freedom, the sanctity of marriage and the Dignity of all human life from the first moment of conception until natural death.

Let us pray to the Lord Lord hear our prayer that many will devote their lives in loving service to the poor, to immigrants and refugees, the marginalized, the sick and the elderly.

Let us pray to the Lord Lord hear our prayer that the joyful celebration of the Resurrection will inspire a deeper faith in all members of the church and encourage within them a desire to share that Faith with others in The Perennial mission of evangelization.

Let us pray to the Lord Lord hear our prayer that many will recognize the gifts God has given them and be open to using those gifts in vocation to the priesthood, the diaconate and consecrated life.

Let us pray to the Lord Lord, hear our prayer for the special intentions we hold in our hearts, as well as those enrolled in the National shrines, Eastern Novena.

Let us pray to the Lord Lord hear our prayer that all those who have died May now share in the glory of the Resurrection.

Let us pray to the Lord Lord hear our prayer Heavenly Father.

Your son's victory over sin and death has brought New Hope and Life to all creation, hear our prayers on this holy day and lead us to share in the fullness of that new life in your Eternal Kingdom through Christ Our Lord, amen, foreign I raise foreign.

My life since Jesus Christ days is thank you, pray, brothers and sisters 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 exultant with Paschal gladness O Lord.

We offer the sacrifice by which your church is wondrously reborn and nourished through Christ Our, Lord amen, the Lord be with you and, with your spirit, lift up your hearts.

Let us give thanks to the Lord Our God.

It is right and just it is truly right and just our duty and our Salvation at all times to Acclaim You O Lord, but on this day above all, to Lord You Yet, more gloriously when Christ Our Passover has been sacrificed, for he is the true lamb who has taken away the sins of the World by dying, he has destroyed our death and by Rising restored.

Our life therefore overcome with Paschal joy, every land, every people exults in your praise and even the Heavenly Powers, with the Angelic hosts sing together the unending Hymn of your glory as they acclaim Lord God of us lost.

You are indeed holy.

O Lord, the fount of all holiness, make holy.

Therefore, these gifts, we pray by sending down your spirit upon them like the dewfall so that they may become for us, the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.

At the time he was betrayed and entered willingly into his passion.

He took bread and giving thanks broke it and gave it to his disciples.

Saying take this all of you and eat of it, for this is my body which will be given up for you in a similar way.

When supper was ended, he took the Chalice and once more giving thanks.

He 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.

Thank you, the mystery of faith, foreign.

Therefore, as we celebrate the memorial of the death and Resurrection, we offer you Lord the bread of life and the Chalice of Salvation, giving thanks that you have held us worthy to be in your presence and, minister to you humbly.

We pray that partaking of the body and blood of Christ we may be gathered into one by the Holy Spirit.

Remember: Lord your church spread throughout the world and bring her to the fullness of charity together with Francis our Pope and me your unworthy servant with Mario, Roy, Juan and evilio, our auxiliary Bishops with Donald William, our retired Archbishop and all the clergy.

Remember also our brothers and sisters whom you who have fallen asleep in the hope of the Resurrection and all who have died in your mercy.

Welcome them into the light of your face have mercy on us all.

We pray that with the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of God, with blessed Joseph, her spouse with the Blessed Apostles and all the saints who have pleased you.

Throughout the ages we may Merit to be coheirs to eternal life and may praise and glorify you, through your son, Jesus Christ 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 forever and ever foreign at the savior's command and formed by Divine teaching.

We dare to say Our.

Father who art in heaven Hallowed be thy name thy kingdom come thy will be done on Earth as it is in heaven give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into temptation, but to Deliver Us from Evil 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 of Our Savior Jesus Christ for the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours now and forever.

Lord Jesus Christ, who said to your apostles peace, I, Leave You, my peace I, give you looked 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 forever and ever amen the Peace of the Lord be with you always and with your spirit, Lord of God.

There is grind us 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.

Thank you.

Hallelujah restore story, Jesus your spices, Hallelujah Hallelujah, foreign wow, foreign.

Imagine a challenge: Hallelujah Jesus! Let us pray look upon your church, oh god, with unfailing love and favor, so that renewed by the Paschal Mysteries.

She may come to the glory of the Resurrection through Christ Our, Lord, ah amen in the name of the staff and participants at this Mass and all those who call the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception their home, their Church home I extend to all of you a warm and genuine Happy Easter the Lord be with you, amen, bow down for the blessing May almighty.

God bless you through today's Easter solemnity and in his compassion, defend you from every assault of sin, amen, amen and may He Who restores you to eternal life in the resurrection of his only begotten endow you with the prize of immortality, amen.

Now that the days of the Lord's passion have drawn to a close, may you who celebrate the gladness of the Paschal Feast come with Christ's, hope and exalting in spirit to those feasts that are celebrated in Eternal, Joy, amen and may almighty.

God bless you, the father and the son, and the holy spirit amen, amen, peace, Hallelujah thanks be to God.

Thank you, foreign.

Through out the night, my Christ and brought us the Lord is destination.

God never saw me please for join us.

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I found out I was pregnant.

Without the Knights of Columbus donating these ultrasounds to the Women's Care Center I, don't think I would have ever have kept.

My son I wanted to either put him up for adoption or I was either going to have an abortion.

I was still in high school.

I was so scared, I was so nervous, but when I saw him, maybe on the ultrasound and I heard His Heartbeat I remember just falling in love with.

It was a tiny little big peanut.

That's when I'm like I want to keep him.

This is my child, so I'm very grateful for getting the opportunity to have and see my son and just that changed my life completely.

Thank you.

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The Easter Vigil Mass is held and is the first official celebration of Jesus Christ's Resurrection from the dead. This night's vigil is the greatest and most holy of all solemnities in the Catholic Church.

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Do Catholics have to go to Mass on Easter? ›

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