Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday - Annunciation

Happy Easter!
For Easter Sunday Mass, I attended the 11:30 am Mass at Annunciation.  Annunciation is a modern church built in 1952.

Music was accompanied by a piano.
Opening:  Jesus Christ is Risen Today
Sequence:  Christ, the Lord, is Risen Today
Sprinkling Rite:  River of Glory
Offertory:  The Strife is O'er
Communion:  I am the Bread of Life and This Day Was Made by the Lord.
Closing:  Alleluia!  Alleluia!

Father started his homily off by giving some words of wisdom from the former rector of the seminary who is now the Archbishop of Omaha, if you don't know what to say in front of a group of people, say Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Savior, has risen from the dead.  Imagine you walked with Jesus.  Now He has risen from the dead.  What do you think?  It is hard to believe.  Why did the Apostles believe He had risen?  It was the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit gave them the grace they needed to fully understand ( this a Pentecost homily?)  God's Love is fulfilled.  We identify with Good Friday, but we live in an age of hope and resurrection.  Father talked about baptismal promises and about how Jesus went to the waters of death and turned them into waters of life.

Father used Eucharistic Prayer II and there were bells.

The Angel Declared Unto Mary

View from the Back Pew

The Holy Family

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Station VIII

Website of Annunciation


  1. Snup, Sounds like a pretty sad/sobering Easter. Try St. Monica's next week. Your faith will be sustained.

  2. I was thinking Sts Philip and James because their feast is 5/3.

    I've been really sad lately so....

  3. Music was accompanied by a piano and violinist.