March 27 - Easter Sunday: We are an Easter people

March 26th, 2016

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First Reading Genesis 1:1—2:2 (shorter form, Genesis 1:1,26-31a)
God creates the heavens and the earth.

Responsorial Psalm Psalm104:1-2,5-6,10,12-14,24,35 or Psalm 33:4-7,12-13,20-22
A song of praise to God, the Creator.

Second Reading Genesis 22:1-18 (shorter form, Genesis 22:1-2,9a, 10-13, 15-18)
God puts Abraham to the test.

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 16:5,8-11
The Lord shows us the path of life.

Third Reading Exodus 14:15—15:1
The Israelites pass through the Red Sea.

Responsorial Psalm Exodus 15:1-6,17-18
The song of praise that the Israelites sang after crossing the Red Sea.

Fourth Reading Isaiah 54:5-14
The Lord promises to redeem Israel.

Responsorial Psalm Psalm30:2,4-6,11-13
A prayer of thanksgiving for God's redemption.

Fifth Reading Isaiah 55:1-11
A call to return to the Lord who is merciful.

Responsorial Psalm Isaiah 12:2-6
The Lord sends his salvation.

Sixth Reading Baruch 3:9-15,32—4:4
Israel is told to follow the way of God's commandments.

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 19:8-11
A prayer of praise for God's commandments.

Seventh Reading Ezekiel 36:16-17a,18-28
The Lord will cleanse Israel for the sake of his holy name.

Responsorial Psalm Psalm 42:3,5; 53:3,4 orIsaiah 12:2-3,4bcd,5-6
A prayer of praise for God who saves us.

Epistle  Romans 6:3-11
Those who have been baptized have died with Christ.

Responsorial Psalm  Psalm 118:1-2,16-17,22-23
God's mercy endures forever.

Gospel Reading
Luke 24:1-12

 

Easter means experiencing thepower of Jesus changing a great tragedy in our lives into a glorious newbeginning. Therefore let us experience Easter in our lives each time we falland fail, each time we want to give up, each time we want to cry and give intofrustration. Jesus Can change us, he can bring us new life again. Therefore canwe dare to start afresh from Christ? That's the challenge of Easter.