Saint Catherine Bulletin

April 9, 2017


Easter Sunday

April 16,  2017

P: Alleluia; Christ is Risen. R: The Lord is Risen indeed. Alleluia.

Hymn: Jesus Christ is Risen today (Credo Hymnal # 208)

Jesus Christ is risen today, Alleluia!

our triumphant holy day, Alleluia!
who did once upon the cross, Alleluia!

suffer to redeem our loss. Alleluia!

Hymns of praise then let us sing, Alleluia!

unto Christ, our heavenly King, Alleluia!
who endured the cross and grave, Alleluia!
sinners to redeem and save. Alleluia!

But the pains which he endured, Alleluia!
our salvation have procured, Alleluia!
now above the sky he's King, Alleluia!
where the angels ever sing. Alleluia!

P: The Grace and Peace of Jesus Christ, Risen this day from the dead,

Be with you. R: And with your spirit

Let us greet each-other in the peace of the Risen Lord


Gloria (inside front cover of hymnals)

The Collect


First Lesson: Acts 10:34, 37-43

Peter proceeded to speak and said: "You know what has happened all over Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached,
how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power. He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. We are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree. This man God raised on the third day and granted that he be visible, not to all the people, but to us, the witnesses chosen by God in advance, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. He commissioned us to preach to the people and testify that he is the one appointed by God as judge of the living and the dead. To him all the prophets bear witness, that everyone who believes in him will receive forgiveness of sins through his name." The Word of the Lord.

R: Thanks be to God

Gradual Psalm (118)

R. This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever.
Let the house of Israel say, "His mercy endures forever." Response

"The right hand of the LORD has struck with power;
the right hand of the LORD is exalted. I shall not die, but live,
and declare the works of the LORD." Response

The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.
By the LORD has this been done; it is wonderful in our eyes. Response

The Epistle: 1 Cor 5:b-8

Beloved; Do you not know that a little yeast leavens all the dough? Clear out the old yeast, so that you may become a fresh dough, inasmuch as you are unleavened. For our paschal lamb, Christ, has been sacrificed.
Therefore, let us celebrate the feast, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. The Word of the Lord. R: Thanks be to God

Sequence — Victimae Paschali Laudes

Christians, to the Paschal Victim Offer your thankful praises!
A Lamb the sheep redeems; Christ, who only is sinless,
Reconciles sinners to the Father.
Death and life have contended in that combat stupendous:
The Prince of life, who died, reigns immortal.
Speak, Mary, declaring What you saw, wayfaring.
"The tomb of Christ, who is living, The glory of Jesus' resurrection;
bright angels attesting, The shroud and napkin resting.
Yes, Christ my hope is arisen; to Galilee he goes before you."
Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining.
Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning! Amen. Alleluia.

R. Alleluia, alleluia. Christ, our paschal lamb, has been sacrificed;

let us feast with joy in the Lord. R. Alleluia, alleluia.

The Holy Gospel: Mt 28:1-10

After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow. The guards were shaken with fear of him and became like dead men.
Then the angel said to the women in reply, "Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, 'He has been raised from the dead, and he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.' Behold, I have told you." Then they went away quickly from the tomb, fearful yet overjoyed, and ran to announce this to his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them on their way and greeted them. They approached, embraced his feet, and did him homage. Then Jesus said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me."

The Gospel of the Lord. R: Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ.

Affirmation of Baptismal Vows Answer ‘I DO’ after each question

Beloved in Christ, through the Paschal Mystery we have been buried with Christ in Baptism, so that we may walk with him in newness of life. Now that the long Lenten fast is ended, let us renew the promises of our Holy Baptism, by which we renounced Satan and his works and promised to love and serve God in the midst of His holy Catholic Church. Therefore I ask you:

Do you renounce Satan?

R: I do.

And all his evil works?

R: I do.

And all his empty promises?

R: I do.

Do you believe in God, the Father almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth?

R: I do.

Do you believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,

who was born of the Virgin Mary, suffered death and was buried,

rose again from the dead and is seated at the right hand of the Father?

R: I do.

Do you believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church,

the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting?

R: I do.

May almighty God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has given us new birth by water and the Holy Spirit and bestowed on us forgiveness of our sins, keep us by his grace, in Christ Jesus our Lord, for eternal life. Amen.

*All are blessed with Paschal Water

With Joy you shall draw water, with joy you shall draw water

From the Fountain of God’s mercy, from the well spring of Love.

I saw water flowing from the side of God’s own Temple,

from the wounded side of Jesus, alleluia.

Come all who are thirsty, come and drink this living water,

Come and rest beside of river of healing love.

The Intercessions

With all our heart and with all our soul, let us pray to the Lord saying: Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Lord for your Church we intercede / Our pope and bishop in truth lead / for priest and people O Lord we plead. Alleluia

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

That peace may reign throughout the earth / may war and strife and violence cease/ grant that our children may live in peace. Alleluia.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Give to the poor and those in need / a share of all the fruits of earth / open our hearts to see their worth. Alleluia.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

O fill our hearts with Easter light / and may our words and deeds proclaim / the risen glory of your name. Alleluia.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

For those made clean in waters of life / confirmed and strengthen in spirit and light/ fill them with grace, with truth and might. Alleluia.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

To you we pray for those in need / who suffer pain in body or soul/ grant them your grace and make them whole. Alleluia.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

For those who rest O Lord in you / cleanse them in love and make them new / in your great mercy we lift them to you. Alleluia.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia

Almighty God, we raise our voices in prayer and praise for all your grace poured out upon the world through the resurrection of your beloved son, Jesus Christ. Accept our prayers and fulfill our holy desires through his most holy name. Amen.


Hymn Christ the Lord is Risen today (Credo # 223)

Christ the Lord is ris'n today; Christians, haste your vows to pay;
Offer now your praises meet At the Paschal Victim's feet;
For the sheep the Lamb haw bled, Sinless in the sinner's stead,
Christ the Lord is ris'n on high; Now He lives, no more to die.

Christ the Victim undefiled, God and sinners reconciled,
When in strange and awful strife Met together death and life;
Christians, on this happy day Haste with joy your vows to pay;
Christ the Lord is ris'n on high; Now He lives, no more to die.

Say, O wond'ring Mary, say What you saw along your way,
"I beheld, where Christ had lain, Empty tomb and angels twain,
I beheld the glory bright, Of the risen Lord of light;
Christ my hope is ris'n again; Now He lives, and lives to reign."

Christ, Who once for sinners bled, Now the first-born from the dead,
Thron'd in endless might and pow'r, Lives and reigns forever more.
Hail, eternal hope on high! Hail, our King of victory!
Hail, our Prince of life ador'd! Help and save us, gracious Lord!

The Sanctus

Holy, Holy, Holy. Lord God of Hosts, Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the Highest.

Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.

Hosanna in the Highest


We proclaim your death O Lord and profess your Resurrection, until You come again.

The Agnus Dei

Lamb of God you take away he sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God you take away he sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

Lamb of God you take away he sins of the world, Grant us peace

Communion Hymn: Alleluia give thanks (Credo # 210)

Alleluia, Alleluia Give thanks to the risen Lord
Alleluia, alleluia, give praise to His name

Jesus is Lord of all the earth* He is the King of creation

Spread the good news o'er all the earth* Jesus has died and has risen

We have been crucified with Christ * Now we shall live forever

God has proclaimed His gracious gift* Life eternal for all who believe

Come let us praise the living God* Joyfully sing to our Savior

Benediction for Easter Sunday

May the God of peace, who raised from the dead our Lord Jesus, the Great Shepherd of the sheep, fill you with every good gift, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight. And the blessing of Almighty God, Father, + and the Son and the Holy Spirit, descend upon you and remain with you now and forever. Amen.

P: Let us go forth in peace; Alleluia, Alleluia

R: Thanks be to God; Alleluia, Alleluia

Closing Hymn: Let the Holy Anthem Rise (Credo # 222, Vs. 1,2 & 4)

Alleluia! Alleluia! Let the holy anthem rise,
And the choirs of heaven chant it In the temple of the skies;
Let the mountains skip with gladness And the joyful valleys ring,
With Hosannas in the highest To our Savior and our King.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Like the sun from out the wave,
He has risen up in triumph From the darkness of the grave,
He’s the splendor of the nations, He’s the lamp of endless day;
He’s the very Lord of glory Who is risen up today.

Alleluia! Alleluia! Blessed Jesus make us rise,
From the life of this corruption To the life that never dies.
May Your glory be our portion, When the days of time are past,
And the dead shall be awakened By the trumpet’s mighty blast.

Alleluia, Christ is Risen. Alleluia





Friday 28 — Sunday 30 April 2017


Friday 28 — Sunday 30 April

Friday 7:00 pm —What REALLY happened in Fatima?

Saturday: 9:00 am

Conference Jesus’ Presence of in the Eucharist: Real…

Conference 2 - Why the Communion of Reparation of the first five Saturdays?

Conference 3 —

Isn’t the Rosary a prayer of “vain repetitions”?

Sunday: 10:30 am

Conference 4—The Fatima Peace Plan.

Conference 5—Learn how to defend the Faith—





Flowers on all of the Altars for the next few weeks are in honor or memory of all of those enrolled in our Easter Memorials 2017.

The Sanctuary Light will burn this week in memory of Patricia & George Enjian gift of Dgtr. Linda.

The Blessed Mother Votive light will burn this week in memory of Andrew J. Hulak, Sr. & Andrew J. Hulak, Jr. gift of Anna & Maria Hulak.

The Sacred Heart Votive Light will burn this week in memory of Bette Tremari (bthdy) gift of Tremari Family




Sunday, April 23, 3:00pm

We reflect on the mercy shown us in the saving redemption of Jesus Christ. Join us as we continue to praise our Reign Lord.

Join us in prayer and thanksgiving in honor of the Mercy of God.

3:00 to 4:30pm.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament,

Chaplet of Divine Mercy,

Devotions and concluding with

Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.



The ‘Easter Duty’ of making confession begins on Ash Wednesday and extends until the Feast of Pentecost, 50 days from Easter.






Let us pray for one another

In your charity please remember to pray for our parishioners and friends who have asked for our prayers: Loretta Lepard, John McDonnell, Richard Furlong, Gail McDonnell, Billy Brown, June Brown, Rose Cinquegrana, Briget Dullard, Teresa Yatko, Evelyn Hannum, Edie Conk, John Benedetto, Gary Izzo, Donna Jankowski, Christopher Polakos, Theresa Marks, Cassandra Dempsey, Pat Welsh, Stacy Welsh, Betty Fleming, Darlene McCabe, Carol Hayden, Sheila Buxton, James Granville, Thomas D. Murphy, Joseph Vetter, Sr., Charles Vetter, John Bolger, Margaret Cascone, Ryan Hansen, Lori Tremari Joseph, Rachel O’Brien, Melissa Dorsa Granant, Taryn Hussey, Maureen Farrell, Rich Callahan, Robert Bonner, and for the faithful departed: Grace Petrotto

God, our loving Father, look with kindness on our brothers and sisters who seek Your care. In Your mercy grant health to the sick; comfort to the sorrowful, peace to the troubled, joy to the weary and eternal rest to those whose work on earth is done, and all for Jesus’ sake. Amen










Please remember to pray for our parishioners and friends serving this nation at home and abroad. Margaret D, David B. Joe C., Dakota H., Ryan N., Casey N., SSgt Jennifer C. Joe K., SSG Jason D. C., Robert M., Kyle D., Col. John N, Matt R, Sgt. James C, Matthew S, James Joseph C, Patrick G, Tyler O, James C, Adam S, Lucas I, Nicholas M, Michael David H, Matthew G, Patrick M., Brendan C, Nicholas R, John N, Suzanne S, Robert R, Jason M., Stephen M, Frank M, Ryan T, Michael H, Michael D, Liam N.

Prayer: O God who art the lover of peace and concord. Grant to these thy servants who serve this nation, grace and strength. Preserve them we pray and shield them from all danger of body and soul; and hasten the day when they shall return to their homes and loved ones, through Christ our Lord AMEN





O Almighty God, Whose great power and eternal wisdom embraces the universe, Watch over all policemen and law enforcement officers everywhere. Protect them from harm. In the performance of their duty to stop crime, robbery, riots and violence. We pray, help them keep our streets and homes safe, day and night. We commend them to your loving care because their duty is dangerous. Grant them strength and courage in their daily assignments. Dear God, protect these brave men and women. Grant them your almighty protection. Unite them safely with their families after duty has ended. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. St. Michael the Archangel, Patron of police, pray for them.

Remember all these Intentions, as we offer our daily prayers.








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