Easter at Sacred Heart

A picture from the Easter ceremonies at Sacred Heart Church.

You are welcome to join us for the Easter services at Sacred Heart. These are the services, with dates and times, together with details of what we will be singing.

Liturgy for Holy Thursday, Year A, Thursday April 13th at 7pm
Gathering: The glory of the cross we sing 238 (Tune 756)
Pen: Storrington 522
Ringing of bells
Gloria – Storrington 532
Psalm – Our blessing cup 55a
Gospel – Praise to you, Christ our Lord, King of Eternal Glory
Washing of the feet – Ubi caritas 246
Gifts – Brother, sister let me serve you 924
Holy – 584 Storrington
Memorial Acclamation – 585 Storrington
Lamb of God – 590 Storrington
Comm – Eat this bread 633
Transfer to the Altar of Repose – Pange lingua 247a
Stay with me 249

Liturgy for Good Friday, Year A, Friday April 14th at 7pm (not 3pm)
Good Friday – Solemn Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion
Gathering: Silence
Psalm: Father into your hands, I commend my spirit (Ps30,p31)
Acclamation: Praise to you Christ our Lord
The reading of the Passion
Veneration of the Cross: This is the wood of the cross, followed by O My People, what have I done to you? followed by My Servant Shall Prosper.
Communion: Were you there when they crucified my Lord? 225
O sacred head ill-used 237
Going forth: Silence

Liturgy for Holy Saturday, Year A, Saturday April 15th at 8pm
Saturday – The Easter Vigil
The New Fire (outside the church)
The Exultet
First reading: Genesis 1:1-31
God saw all that he had made and indeed it was very good
Response during the reading: Evening came and morning came, the first day, and God saw that it was good, and God saw that it was good.
We sing: R/. Send forth your Spirit O Lord, and renew the face of the earth
Second reading: Genesis 22:1-18
Abraham is put to the test
Psalm: R/. Preserve me God, I take refuge in you
Third reading: Exodus 14:15-31
(Third reading in the missal)
Psalm from exodus 15 sung response and sung verses
R/: I will sing to the Lord, glorious his triumph
Fourth reading: Ezekiel 36:16-28
(Seventh reading in the missal)
Psalm 41/42 sung response and sung verses
R/: My soul is thirsting for the Lord, when shall I see him face to face
Gloria: Storrington 532
Priest’s acclamation: 261
Psalm/Acclamation: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia (p252 psalm book)
The Blessing of the Water: Springs of water
O living water 931
Gifts: Christ be our light 883a (Easter Vigil words)
Holy Holy: Storrington 584
Mem Acclamation: Storrington 585
Doxology: Traditional
Lamb of God: Storrington 590
Communion: Raise a song of gladness (Taize) followed by Now the green blade riseth 278
Going forth: Thine be the glory 287

Liturgy for Easter Sunday, Year A, Sunday April 16th at 9.30am
Sunday – Easter Day
Gathering: Easter Alleluia 281
Penitential Rite: Storrington 522
Gloria: Storrington 523
Psalm: This day was made by the Lord: we rejoice and are glad (Ps 117, p42)
Sequence: 259
Acclamation: Taize
Gifts: 267 Christ the Lord is risen today (273 for musicians)
Holy Holy: 584 Storrington
Mem Acclamation: 585 Storrington
Lamb of God: 590 Storrington
Communion: Adoramus te Domine 667
Now the green blade riseth 278
Going forth: Thine be the glory 287

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