Worship At Home
Easter Sunday



Also available: A video recording of this Mass recorded here at Corpus Christi.






Welcome to Worship at Home with
Corpus Christi Church

Easter Morning


Whatever your present status in the Catholic Church, whatever your
current family or marital situation, whatever your past or present
religious affiliation, whatever your personal history, age, background,
race or color, sexual orientation, whatever your self-esteem…
you are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected by the
Catholic Community of Corpus Christi.
Let us know your needs, your hopes, your gifts.

There is a place for you here.


Opening Prayer

Let us begin, in the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.


Now, here in this place
we lift up our hearts full of gratitude.
May our prayers of thanksgiving rise to you
for all that you have done for us.
Blessed by your name, now and always.
We ask this through Christ Jesus, our Lord.




The First Reading

A reading from the Acts of the Apostles
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

Thanks Be To God



The Second Reading

A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Colossians
Brothers and sisters:
If then you were raised with Christ, seek what is above,
Christ is seated at the right hand of God.
Think of what is above, not of what is on earth.
For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
When Christ your life appears,
then you too will appear with him in glory.
The word of the Lord

Thanks Be To God



The Gospel

Fr. Michael Goodavish, copied from the video of the Mass

A reading from the holy Gospel according to John
On the first day of the week,
Mary of Magdala came to the tomb early in the morning,
while it was still dark,
and saw the stone removed from the tomb.
So she ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we don’t know where they put him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him,
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that had covered his head,
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed.
For they did not yet understand the Scripture
that he had to rise from the dead.
The Gospel of the Lord




Fr. Michael Goodavish, copied from the video of the Mass



Another Reflection from our Community

(none this week)



Profession of Faith

Let us together profess our faith:

I believe in God,
the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended into hell;
on the third day he rose again from the dead;
he ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty;
from there he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I 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.




Prayers of the Faithful

Today we celebrate the risen Christ;
we also remember the promise that new life will spring up from things we experience throughout our lives.
Let us pray today for eyes open to that life.


For eyes open to the new life in the Church:
for inspiring ways to include more voices as we move forward together to love one another…
We pray to the Lord

Lord hear our prayer.

For eyes open to the new life in our world:
for leaders to set aside agendas and explore all efforts to care for those who are in need…
We pray to the Lord

Lord hear our prayer.

For eyes open to the opportunities to help free those imprisoned by hatred, discrimination, and systems which oppress…
We pray to the Lord

Lord hear our prayer.

For eyes open to the new life and hope that the distribution of the vaccine can bring for the benefit of the common good…
We pray to the Lord

Lord hear our prayer.

For eyes open to new efforts to alleviate suffering across the globe to care for creation, the sick, the vulnerable, to tend to the dying, and console those who mourn…
We pray to the Lord

Lord hear our prayer.

For those who have died, all our sisters and brothers spread throughout the world…
For eyes open to the new life that awaits us all, promised to us by the risen Jesus…
We pray to the Lord

Lord hear our prayer.


God of life,
hear our prayers for new life for our Church, our world, our families and all who are in need.
We pray in Jesus’ name, our risen Lord forever and ever.




Spiritual Communion Prayer

(Said together)

My Jesus,
I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
come at least spiritually into my heart.
I embrace You, as You are already there,
and unite myself wholly to You.
Never permit me to be separated from You.





Closing Prayer

God of all that is good,
We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the love and care that surrounds us every day.
We thank you for the splendor and beauty of the whole of creation, for the wonder of life, and for the mystery of love.
Replenish our spirits with new strength and prepare us to meet each day with renewed thankfulness and hope.
As we remember what you have done for us,
we pray in the words Jesus taught us:

Our Father,
who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.

Thy kingdom come,
thy will be done.
on earth, as it is in heaven.

Give us this day our daily bread
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For the kingdom and the power and the glory are yours now and forever.




Easter Egg Blessing

Creative God, as we rejoice
In the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ,
We bring these Easter eggs before You.
We know from our ancient tradition that
the egg has long been a sign
of the divine life hidden in each of us.
Bless these colorful emblems of new life.
Bless also all those
who prepared them for our enjoyment.
We ask this in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.




Thank You for Joining Us

On behalf of all the leadership and staff at Corpus Christi, we wish you and your families a Blessed Easter. Be safe. Let us choose each day to live out what we have been shown, helping where we can, sharing the light and love of the Good News of the Gospels. This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad!




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