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Daily Bites| Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord The Mass of Easter Day. Year C

Daily Bites| Easter Sunday The Resurrection of the Lord The Mass of Easter Day. Year C

Morning Prayer

Powerful Father, thank you that you are my rock and redeemer. You are the God of reconciliation. When I am in a situation and I can not see a solution, remind me that nothing is beyond your reconciling power.
 
May I know your affection and find encouragement that you will never let me go. At the cross, Jesus won the ultimate victory over Satan, sin and death.
May I live in the freedom that has been won through that victory. When I face setbacks, I ask that you would turn failure into triumph and pain into praise. Amen.
 

Readings Of The Day; 17th April, 2022

1st Reading; Acts 10:34, 37-43
Responsorial; Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23
2nd Reading; Colossians 3:1-4 Or 1 Corinthians 5:6B-8
Alleluia; 1 Corinthians 5:7-8
Gospel; John 20:1-9

1st Reading; Acts 10:34, 37-43
'We have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection'

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 him.
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.”

Responsorial; Psalms 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23

R   This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.
or:
R  Alleluia.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever.
Let the house of Israel say, “His mercy endures forever.”
 This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.
or:
 Alleluia.
“The right hand of the LORD has struck with power;
the right hand of the LORD is exalted.
I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.”
 This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.
or:
 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 rejoice and be glad.
or:
R  Alleluia.

2nd Reading; Colossians 3:1-4 Or 1 Corinthians 5:6-8
Look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is

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 of 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.

Or

Brothers and sisters:
Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough? Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh batch of dough,
inasmuch as you are unleavened. For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed.
Therefore, let us celebrate the feast, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.

Alleluia: 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed;
let us then feast with joy in the Lord.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

Gospel: John 20:1-9
He must rise from the dead

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 put him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him, he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there, and the cloth that had covered his head, not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple 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.

Today’s Saint | Saint Benedict Joseph Labre

Benedict Joseph Labre was truly eccentric, one of God’s special little ones. Born in France and the eldest of 18 children, he studied under his uncle, a parish priest. Because of poor health and a lack of suitable academic preparation he was unsuccessful in his attempts to enter the religious life. Then, at age 16, a profound change took place. Benedict lost his desire to study and gave up all thoughts of the priesthood, much to the consternation of his relatives. Read More

Evening Prayer

O Lord my God, my eternal Father, thank you that you are my ever-present help in times of trouble.
 
Help me to trust in what is unseen. Remind me of the truth of your power, that you surround me and you are fighting for me.
Give me favor and breakthrough in my life. You are the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God. To you be honor and glory forever and ever. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, Amen

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