Mass for Easter Day

Here is Mass for Easter Day from Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Bilton, Rugby.


The Paschal Candle is already prepared, enthroned and lit. 

Greeting and Introduction 

Easter Proclamation – The Exsultet. 

The Liturgy of the Word 

First Reading – Genesis 1:1-2:2. 

God made all he had made, and indeed it was very good. 

Responsorial Psalm. Psalm 103 

Send forth your spirit, O Lord, and renew the face of the earth. 

Second Reading – Exodus 14:15-15:1.  

The people of Israel went on dry ground right into the sea.  

Responsorial Psalm: Exodus !5: 1-6, 17-18. 

I will sing to the Lord, glorious his triumph! 

Third Reading: Ezechiel 36 :16-28. 

I shall pour clean water over you, and I shall give you a new heart. 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 41 

Like the deer that yearns for running streams, so my soul is yearning for you, my God. 

First Reading of the Mass: Romans 6:3-11 

Christ, having been raised from the dead, will never die again. 

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 117 

Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia! 

Gospel: Mark 16;1-7 

Jesus Nazareth, who was crucified, has risen.  

Blessing of Baptismal Water 

Renewal of Baptismal Promises


Entrance Antiphon: The Lord is truly risen, alleluia. To him be glory and power for all the  ages of eternity, alleluia, alleluia.  

First Reading; A reading from the Acts of the Apostles; 10:34.37-43. We have eaten and drunk with him after his resurrection. 

Response: Psalm 117 This day was made by the Lord; we rejoice and are glad.  Second Reading: The reading from the letter to St Paul to the Colossians 3;1-4 You must look for the things that are in heaven, where Christ is. 

Gospel Acclamation: Alleluia, alleluia! Christ our Passover, has been sacrificed; let us  celebrate the feast then in the Lord. Alleluia! 

Gospel: A reading from the holy Gospel according to John 20; 1-9. He must rise from the dead.  

The Renewal of Baptismal Promises. 

Holy Communion will be distributed at the end of Mass and you must leave the Church directly and disperse. Please be aware of social distancing still required. The Collection is the Traditional Collection at Easter for the Parish Clergy. Thank you.  

Masses during the week– LS = live steamed 

SH Easter Monday 10am ( Beth Lennonsi ints) LS 

SH Tuesday 10am (Venn ints) LS 

EM Tuesday 1pm: Funeral Mass ,Allan Hughes RIP( family only) LS 

SH Wednesday 7pm Public Mass in main Church LS 

EM Thursday 11 am LS 

SH Friday 10am LS  

1pm Funeral Service at Crematorium for Patrick Lennon RIP 

Saturday SH 5pm People of the Parishes LS 

Sunday SH 9.30am Sheila Tessier RIP LS 

Sunday EM 11am Sheila England LS 

Happy Easter everyone from Fr Gerry, Fr Graham and Fr Matthew. Thank you for your very encouraging support and attendance during the year and particularly Holy Week. Hopefully it will not be too long before we are free from the restrictions and we can get back to a  more normal parish pattern of life. 

Special thanks to those who have faithfully stewarded, sanitised and stewarded our  gatherings. Thanks to those who have helped to get live streaming working in both  Churches. 

The Lord is truly Risen. Alleluia!

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