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The Second Sunday of Easter -or- of Divine Mercy (C) – April, 24th 2022


Entrance Antiphon (Introit)

Like newborn infants, you must long for the pure, spiritual milk,
that in him you may grow to salvation, alleluia. (I Peter 2:2)

— or —

Receive the joy of your glory, giving thanks to God,
who has called you into the heavenly kingdom, alleluia. (IV Ezra 2:36-37)

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

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

My brother and sisters, to prepare ourselves to celebrate the mysterier, let us call to mind our sins.

I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done and in what I have failed to do, through my fault, through my fault, through my most grievous fault; therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin, all the Angels and Saints, and you, my brothers and sisters, to pray for me to the Lord our God.

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

Lord, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy,
Christ, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy,
Lord, have mercy,

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 the Most High, Jesus Christ,
with the Holy Spirit,
in the glory of God the Father.


God of everlasting mercy,
who in the very recurrence of the paschal feast
kindle the faith of the people you have made your own,
increase, we pray, the grace you have bestowed,
that all may grasp and rightly understand
in what font they have been washed,
by whose Spirit they have been reborn,
by whose Blood they have been redeemed.
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.



A reading from the Acts of the Apostles

And all the more believers in the Lord, multitudes of men and women, were constantly added to their number. ( 5:12-16 )

Many signs and wonders were done among the people
at the hands of the apostles.
They were all together in Solomon’s portico.
None of the others dared to join them, but the people esteemed them.
Yet more than ever, believers in the Lord,
great numbers of men and women, were added to them.
Thus they even carried the sick out into the streets
and laid them on cots and mats
so that when Peter came by,
at least his shadow might fall on one or another of them.
A large number of people from the towns
in the vicinity of Jerusalem also gathered,
bringing the sick and those disturbed by unclean spirits,
and they were all cured.

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.


Response: Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.
R.  Alleluia.

Let the house of Israel say,
            “His mercy endures forever.”
Let the house of Aaron say,
            “His mercy endures forever.”
Let those who fear the LORD say,
            “His mercy endures forever.”
R  Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.
R  Alleluia.

I was hard pressed and was falling,
            but the LORD helped me.
My strength and my courage is the LORD,
            and he has been my savior.
The joyful shout of victory
            in the tents of the just:
R  Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.
R  Alleluia.

The stone which the builders rejected
            has become the cornerstone.
By the LORD has this been done;
            it is wonderful in our eyes.
This is the day the LORD has made;
            let us be glad and rejoice in it.
R  Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love is everlasting.
R  Alleluia.


A reading from the Book of Revelation

I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore. ( 1:9-11a,12-13,17-19 )

I, John, your brother, who share with you
the distress, the kingdom, and the endurance we have in Jesus,
found myself on the island called Patmos
because I proclaimed God’s word and gave testimony to Jesus.
I was caught up in spirit on the Lord’s day
and heard behind me a voice as loud as a trumpet, which said,
“Write on a scroll what you see.”
Then I turned to see whose voice it was that spoke to me,
and when I turned, I saw seven gold lampstands
and in the midst of the lampstands one like a son of man,
wearing an ankle-length robe, with a gold sash around his chest.
When I caught sight of him, I fell down at his feet as though dead.
He touched me with his right hand and said, “Do not be afraid.
I am the first and the last, the one who lives.
Once I was dead, but now I am alive forever and ever.
I hold the keys to death and the netherworld.
Write down, therefore, what you have seen,
and what is happening, and what will happen afterwards.”

This is the Word of the Lord.
Thanks be to God.

SEQUENCE (optional)

Victimae pascáli láudes
ímmolent Christiáni.
Agnus redémit óves:
Crístus ínnocens Pátri
reconciliávit peccatóres.

Mors et víta duéllo
conflixére mirándo:
dux vítae mórtuus, régnat vívus.

Dic nóbis María,
quid vidísti in vía?
Sepúlcrum Chísti vivéntis,
et glóriam vídi resurgéntis:
angélicos téstes,
sudárium et véstes.
Surréxit Chrístus spes méa:
pracédet súos in Galilaéam.

Scímus Chrístum surrexísse
a mórtuis vere:
tu nóbis, víctor Rex,
Amen. Alleluia.
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.


Alleluia, alleluia.
You believe in me, Thomas, because you have seen me, says the Lord;
Blessed are those who have not seen me, but still believe! (Jn 20:29)


After eight days Jesus came and stood in their midst. (20:19-31)

The Lord be with you.
And also with you.

A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John.

Glory to you, Lord.

On the evening of that first day of the week,
when the doors were locked, where the disciples were,
for fear of the Jews,
Jesus came and stood in their midst
and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side.
The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord.
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and whose sins you retain are retained.”
Thomas, called Didymus, one of the Twelve,
was not with them when Jesus came.
So the other disciples said to him, “We have seen the Lord.”
But he said to them,
“Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands
and put my finger into the nailmarks
and put my hand into his side, I will not believe.”
Now a week later his disciples were again inside
and Thomas was with them.
Jesus came, although the doors were locked, 
and stood in their midst and said, “Peace be with you.”
Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands,
and bring your hand and put it into my side,
and do not be unbelieving, but believe.”
Thomas answered and said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me?
Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”
Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples
that are not written in this book.
But these are written that you may come to believe
that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God,
and that through this belief you may have life in his name.

This is the Gospel of the Lord.
Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ.


I believe in one God,
the Father almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all things visible and invisible.
I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ,
the Only Begotten Son of God,
born of the Father before all ages.
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation
he came down from heaven,
(at the words that follow up to and including and became man, all bow)
and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate,
he suffered death and was buried,
and rose again on the third day
in accordance with the Scriptures.
He ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead
and his kingdom will have no end.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father and the Son,
who with the Father and the Son
is adored and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church.
I confess one Baptism
for the forgiveness of sins
and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the world to come.


For the Church – that all God’s people throughout the world will be instruments of healing and peace, open always to the call of the Holy Spirit. Christ has died, Christ is risen!
All:Alleluia. Alleluia.

For leaders of nations – that the desire to seek peace on earth for all people will be ardent and enduring. Christ has died, Christ is risen!
All:Alleluia. Alleluia.

For people whose nation is torn by violence  – that a strong desire for peace will rise in all hearts, a desire which will not be dampened by greed or aggressive misuse of power. Christ has died, Christ is risen!
All:Alleluia. Alleluia.

For refugees – that people forced to flee their homes will be safe from slavery and human trafficking, that they will be made sincerely welcome, and cared for. Christ has died, Christ is risen!
All:Alleluia. Alleluia.

For children whose homes offer no peace from violence or abuse – that their pain will be heard and healed. Christ has died, Christ is risen!
All:Alleluia. Alleluia.


Offertory Song


Accept, O Lord, we pray
the oblations of your people
and of those you have brought to new birth,
that, renewed by confession of your name and by Baptism,
they may attain unending happiness.
Through Christ our Lord.


Preface I of Easter:
[The Paschal Mystery]

It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation,
at all times to acclaim you, O Lord,
but on this night 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:

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts…



Bring your hand and feel the place of the nails,
and do not be unbelieving but believing, alleluia. (John 20:27)


Grant, we pray, almighty God,
that our reception of this paschal Sacrament,
may have a continuing effect
in our minds and hearts.
Through Christ our Lord.


May almighty God bless you
through today’s Easter Solemnity
and, in his compassion,
defend you from every assualt of sin.

And may he, who restores you to eternal life
in the Resurrection of his Only Begotten,
endow you with the prize of immortality.

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 help, and exulting in spirit,
to those feasts that are celebrated in eternal joy.

And may the blessing of almighty God, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, come down on you and remain with you for ever.


Go forth, the Mass is ended, alleluia, alleluia.
— or —
Go in peace, alleluia, alleluia.
Thanks be to God, alleluia, alleluia.

Final Song


Regina coeli, laetare, alleluia.
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia.
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

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