Easter Vigil / Easter Sunday

Year B / Saturday, April 3 & Sunday, April 4, 2021

Readings for the Easter Vigil: 

Genesis 1:1–2:2 or 1:1, 26–31a • Psalm 104:1–2, 5–6, 10, 12, 13–14, 24, 35 (Rx 30) or Psalm 33:4–5, 6–7, 12–13, 20–22 (Rx 5b) • Genesis 22:1–18 or 22:1–2, 9a, 10–13, 15–18 • Psalm 16:4, 8, 9–10, 11 (Rx 1) • Exodus 14:15–15:1 • Exodus 15:1–2, 3–4, 5–6, 17–18 (Rx 1b) • Isaiah 54:5–14 • Psalm 30:2, 4, 5–6, 11–12, 13 (Rx 2a) • Isaiah 55:1–11 • Isaiah 12:2–3, 4, 5–6 (Rx 3) • Baruch 3:9–15, 32–4:4 • Psalm 19:8, 9, 10–11 (Rx John 6:68c) • Ezekiel 36:16–17a, 18–28 • With baptisms: Psalm 42: 3, 5; 43:3, 4 (Rx 42:2) • With no baptisms: Isaiah 12:2–3, 4bcd, 5–6 (Rx 3) or Psalm 51:12–13, 14–15, 18–19 • Romans 6:3–11 • Psalm 118:1–2, 16–17, 22–23 (Rx Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia) • Mark 16:1–7 

Readings for Easter Sunday:

Acts 10:34a, 37–43 

Psalm 118:1–2, 16–17, 22–23 (Rx 24 or Alleluia) 

Colossians 3:1–4 or 1 Corinthians 5:6b–8 

Sequence: Victimae paschali laudes 

John 20:1–9 or Mark 16:1–7 or, at an afternoon or evening Mass, Luke 24:13–35 

Suggested Music

“Therefore, let us celebrate this feast, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.”
It takes time for yeast to rise. The same is true for us; we need time to clear the wickedness out of our hearts so that truth can shine. We need to rise out of our sinfulness. Even if the yeast is not perfect, it will still make bread. It might not rise as high as we wish it would, but it will still be bread. We are tainted by sin and temptation, but we are still God’s children. God still opens the gates of heaven for us through his mercy and forgiveness and through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross. How can you celebrate the resurrection within yourself? Will your yeast be the yeast of malice and wickedness or the yeast of sincerity and truth?
– Victoria Zibell

This Is the Day

Gary Daigle

G-9844 · SAB, cantor, keyboard, guitar

I Know that My Redeemer Lives!

Arranged by Tony Alonso

G-9907 · SAB, assembly, piano, guitar, 2 trumpets (C or Bb)

Surrexit Christus

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, ed. Richard Proulx

G-4300 · SAB, keyboard

Christ the Lord Is Risen Again

Arranged by Richard Clemmitt

G-9513 · SATB, percussion

Alleluia, Alleluia, Praise the Risen Son!

Steven C. Warner, Words by Delores Dufner, OSB

G-10123 · SAB, assembly, keyboard, opt. flute and string quartet

More suggestions for Easter Vigil /Easter Sunday…

A Walking Prayer  Karen Schneider Kirner  • SATB, assembly, keyboardflute  007319 

Abraham, When Severely Tried  Paul Ritchie • SATB, reduction • G-9652

Alleluia and Psalm for the Easter Vigil  Charles Conley • Unison, cantor, assembly, organ • G-9509

An Easter Carol  Ephrem Feeley, Text by Timothy Dudley-Smith • SATB, assembly, piano, violin • G-9646

Ave Verum  Gabriel Fauré, arr. Douglas J. Walczak • Two-part equal voices, organ • 009600 

Christ is Arisen Joy He Has Given: Hristos Voskrese, Radost Donese Arr. Kevin A Demetroff • SATB, assemblyC instrument, djembe or hand drum 005918

Christ is Risen Alleluia  Dale Grotenhuis  • SATB, keyboardtrumpet 005887

Give Thanks to the Lord  Kathleen M. Basi  • Two-part mixed, keyboard, guitar, flute • 009071

He Is Risen  Alan Bullard, text by Cecil Alexander • SATB, keyboard • G-9998

Indwelling Christ  Carol Browning • SAB, assemblykeyboard, guitarC instrument, oboe • G-9769

Jesus Is Risen Today  Kathleen Demny  • Two-part choir, optional descants, assembly, keyboardguitar, flute • 008854 

Led by Your Spirit  Marty Haugen • Unison, SATB, assembly, keyboard, guitar • G-9013 

Litany of the Saints for the Easter Vigil  Peter M. Kolar • Unison choir, cantor, assembly, keyboard, guitar 005342

Living Feast  John Angotti, Text by Patricia Cooper • SATB, cantor assembly, keyboard, guitar 008350

Love is His Word: Concertato on DEBLASIO  Calvin Hampton, text by Luke Connaughton, arr. Richard Proulx • SATB, descant, cantor, assembly, organflute • 008677  

Mary, Don’t You Weep  Arr. Rory Cooney • SAB, cantor, solo, assembly, keyboardguitar • G-9599

Not by Bread Alone  M. Roger Holland II • SATB, cantor, assembly, piano • G-9520

Peaceful as a Dove, Urgent as a Flame  Bob Moore, Text by F. Bland Tucker • Two-part mixed, piano, C instrument • G-9228

Porque Su Amor Es Eterno  Donna Peña • Four-part equal, four-part mixed, cantor, solo, assembly, keyboard, guitar • G-9186

Risen from the Dead  John Angotti and Bruce Cinquegrani • SAT, solo, assembly, keyboard, guitar  008348

The Earth Is Full of the Goodness of the Lord  Gary Daigle • Unison, cantor, assembly, reduction, percussion • G-9841 

This Is the Day That God Has Fashioned  Marty Haugen • SATB, assembly, keyboardguitar • G-9384

This is the Night: Procession of the Paschal Candle and Exsultet Tony Alonso • SATB, cantor, presider or narrator, assembly, keyboardguitar • 005314

This Joyful Eastertide  Thomas Jones, text by George Woodward • SATB, keyboard, flute, violin • G-9654

Two Seventeenth-Century Carols for Easter and Pentecost  Arr. Richard Proulx • SATB, reduction • G-9196

When the King Shall Come Again / Come, You Faithful, Raise the Strain (GAUDEAMUS PARITER)  Arr. Robert LeBlanc, tr. John Neale • Two-part equal, two-part mixed, assembly, keyboard • G-9508

You Are Baptized You Are Anointed: Orthodox Baptismal Liturgy Roger Stratton  • Two-part choir, cantor, assembly, keyboardguitar 005303