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Thank you

Thank you to everyone for your contributions to our Holy Week and Easter Triduum celebrations. Particularly at our Easter Triduum celebrations, there was very strong participation in singing by the assembly, which reflects the efforts of our music ministers over many years.

Easter season

The Gospels of the Season of Easter recall the resurrection of Jesus, and his post-resurrection appearances. In particular, during this Year A Scripture cycle, we hear of:

  • Jesus’ resurrection from the dead
  • Jesus’ appearance to the apostles on the evening of Easter Sunday, and again to them and Thomas
  • Jesus’ appearance to those who walked from Jerusalem to Emmaus
  • Jesus teaching his disciples as the gate of the sheepfold
  • Jesus describing himself as the Way, the Truth and the Life
  • Jesus’ promise of the Holy Spirit
  • Jesus’ ascension into heaven
  • Jesus appearing to his disciples and giving them the Holy Spirit.

Introductory Rites during the Easter season

Instead of the usual Penitential Act, the Sprinkling of Holy Water will take place instead. 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

Mass setting for Easter

Please remember that Mass Shalom is the nominated Mass setting for the Gloria, Holy Holy, Memorial Acclamation, Great Amen, and Lamb of God for the Easter Season this year.

Introducing Mass of Carmel

From the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity through to Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, we plan to introduce Mass of Carmel to assemblies at the 6:00 pm Saturday and 10:00 am Sunday Masses. Music groups are asked to begin planning for the Mass setting to be played each week, singing the following parts:

  • Glory to God
  • Gospel Acclamation
  • Holy, Holy
  • Memorial Acclamation
  • Amen
  • Lamb of God

As this is a lot for the assembly to learn and become confident with, we do not recommend introducing other parts of Mass of Carmel at this time.

Recorded samples of each part of the Mass setting (except the Lord’s Prayer) have been prepared to assist with familiarisation.

Please note that access to these samples is password protected for use by parish ministers only

Thank you for your continued support and commitment to your ministry.
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