Liturgy This Week

Easter Sunday - April 12, 2020

Note: this is NOT a video of mass; the Eucharist is being celebrated privately on our behalf by the Archbishop and others (links can be found at archstl.org). This is a glimpse of what you would have heard and seen at St. Vincent's this weekend if we could have all been here together.

Easter Sunday is here; the Lord is Risen! Notice we don't say "the Lord was risen" or "the Lord has risen" or "the Lord arose". We proclaim in the present-tense:

The Lord Is Risen!

Right here, right now. Today's responsorial psalm proclaims, "This is the day! Let us rejoice and be glad."

In today's gospel we don't even get a glimpse of Jesus like in some of the other gospels. Mary of Magdala goes to the tomb and Jesus is gone. Peter and John go as well and find an empty tomb, "... for they did not yet understand".

Today, Jesus is risen and we are the ones who are gone. We can't even go see the empty tomb; we cannot go get the others. We are isolated.

Yet we do understand. We know that Christ is alive; we have seen it in our community of faith. We see Christ when we see each other, when we see our neighbors in need.

Today let us join together, no matter how far apart, and let us rejoice and be glad!

BTW, we don't have any coffee and donuts today. However, if you stick around 'til the end -- we do have a special treat for you!

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We cannot gather together physically today, so we join together in spirit with: 

Opening Song:
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
EASTER HYMN
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1st Reading:
Acts 10:34a, 37-43
Responsorial Psalm:
Psalm 118, This Is the Day
by Jeanne Cotter (all rights reserved)
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2nd Reading: 
Colossians 3:1-4
Easter Sequence: 
Victimae Paschali/Song at the Empty Tomb
by Marty Haugen (all rights reserved)
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Alleluia: 
Alle, Alle
by John Angotti (all rights reserved)
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Gospel: 
John 20:1-9
Homily: 
Father Ed Murphy, CM

It wouldn't be church without a collection, right?

Even though you can't join us in person right now, we still have our neighbors who are homeless who need food every day. We continue to provide food - with heightened levels of safety. These extraordinary measures cost us more money than usual. If you can assist us in our mission to our community, please donate what you can.

Reflection: 
Hallelujah Is Our Song
by Sarah Hart, Josh Blakesley, Sarah Kroger, Trey Heffinger (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)
Communion Song: 
Worthy Is the Lamb
by Ricky Manalo (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)
Closing Song: 
Over My Head
arr: Tom Kendzia/ Pamela Warrick-Smith (Permission to podcast / stream the music in this service obtained from ONE LICENSE, License #A-720006.​ All rights reserved.)

This week's Coffee and Donuts bonus track just for you:

As we reflect today on Jesus' resurrection and our own longing to be one with Him someday, here are Mona & Teri singing "I'll Fly Away"

Happy Easter!
Stay safe.