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Vol: 46, No.28 EASTER SUNDAY ( C) April 21 2019  
 
your Church is wondrously reborn and nourished. Through Christ our Lord.
PREFACE I (Easter)
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 laud 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:
All: Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…
COMMUNION ANTIPHON
Christ our Passover has been sacrificed, alleluia; therefore let us keep the feast with the unleavened bread of purity and truth, alleluia, alleluia. (1Cor 5:7-8)
PRAYER AFTER COMMUNION
Look upon your Church, O God, with unfailing love and favour, so that, renewed by the paschal mysteries, she may come to the glory of the resurrection. Through Christ our Lord.
LITURGY AND LIFE
The journey that we began on Ash Wednesday exactly forty five days ago (Ash Wednesday was on 6 March) has reached its destination. When we began the journey we knew that its destination was Easter Sunday, on which we celebrate the glorious resurrection of the Lord Jesus. We also knew that the journey was going to be tough because Lent demands renunciation. We have tried to make the best out of the opportunity provided us by the Church, and so the Church is inviting us today to rejoice with the Lord who has become victorious over death. He will continue to be the Lord of the living and the dead.
One person whom we can look up to be a model of Easter faith is Peter. He dominates the Liturgy of the Word for Easter Sunday. Peter was a humble fisherman whom Jesus called to be his apostle. Peter shined as a leader of the group of the disciples and Jesus groomed him to be the leader of the group of the disciples. Yet Peter denied any association with Jesus during his arrest
 
and trial, yet Jesus did not give up on Peter. Peter’s denial is only an indication that fear is a human emotion of which we need not be ashamed. But once Jesus died, Peter emerged from his timid shell as the powerful spokesperson of the group of disciples whom the Jewish authorities could do nothing to intimidate or stop. We see a specimen of Peter’s oration in the first reading of today. Peter had no fear to tell the Jewish authorities that they had put Jesus to death by hanging him on a tree; but God raised him. He had no qualms to say that Jesus commanded him and his companions to preach to the people, and to testify that Jesus was the one ordained by God to be the judge of the living and the dead. Easter made Peter fearless. This is the message of Easter. The stage has been set for us to step into the shoes of Peter and proclaim that Jesus is risen. The power to do it will be given by the Risen Lord Himself. Alleluia!
– AK
April 2019

(Octave of Easter)

Psalter Week 1
22 Mon (W) Acts 2:14, 22-33/ Ps 16:1-2, 5, 7-11/ Mt 28:8-15
23 Tue (W) Acts 2:36-41/ Ps 33:4-5, 18-20, 22/ Jn 20:11-18
24 Wed (W) St Fidelis, Acts 3:1-10/ Ps 105: 1-9/ Lk 24:13-35
25 Thu (W) ST MARK, Ev, Feast, 1 Pet 5:5-14/ Ps 89:2-3, 6-7, 16-17/ Mk 16:15-20
or Acts 3:11-26/ Ps 8:2, 5-9/ Lk 24:35-48
26 Fri (W) Acts 4:1-12/ Ps 118:1-2, 4, 22-27/ Jn 21:1-14
27 Sat (W) Acts 4:13-21/ Ps 118:1, 14-21/ Mk 16:9-15
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