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Here's the latest information for music leaders in our parish
At this time, we are celebrating the Easter Triduum.  The role of music is pivotal to these celebrations, and all our music ministers have gone to great lengths to prepare and lead the music at the various celebrations from Holy Thursday through to Easter Sunday.  We sincerely thank you for the contribution you have made to our parish's celebration of these most holy days in our Church's year.
 

Music in the Easter Season

Introductory Rites for all Sundays during Easter


Instead of the usual Penitential Act, the Sprinkling of Holy Water will take place instead.  This will be particularly significant given that blessed water will return to our baptismal font for the first time in more than two years.  This will be the case for every Sunday through the Easter season, including Easter Sunday and Pentecost Sunday; the only possible exception being when Fr Anthony is celebrating Mass.  The format of the Introductory Rites will be as follows:
  • Usual welcome to Mass by the commentator
  • Entrance Hymn and Procession
  • Sign of the Cross and Greeting
  • Prayer of Thanksgiving over the Blessed Water
  • Sprinkling of Holy Water with Hymn
  • Gloria
  • Collect Prayer
To accompany the sprinkling of water, we recommend either Mass for Our Lady: Sprinkling Rite [I saw water flowing] (Steven C Warner and Karen Schneider Kirner), or River of glory (Dan Schutte).  Singers can find music for both of these in the Music for Parish Worship folder.  River of glory is being sung for the sprinkling rite at the Easter Vigil, so using it on the Sundays of Easter as well will help to provide a sense of unity throughout the Masses of the Easter season.
 

Singing the Sequence on Easter Sunday


On Easter Sunday and Pentecost Sunday, the singing of the Sequence after the Second Reading (and before the Alleluia) is mandatory.  To assist music ministers and the assembly participate, we have a version of each sequence which sets an adapted translation of the text to a well-known hymn tune: As with the hymns for the sprinkling rite, these versions of each sequence can be found in the Music for Parish Worship folders for singers to use.

After the sequence is sung, the Gospel Acclamation (Alleluia) then follows immediately.
 

Music Suggestions

Music suggestions for the are complete on the liturgy website for the Easter season.
View music suggestions for the Sundays of Easter
Thank you for your continued support and commitment to your ministry.
Please contact Robert if you have any questions or need assistance.
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