We start our prayer with the Sign of the Cross.
Today is the feast of Easter! We celebrate that Jesus died and rose again.
Today we learn all about what happened on Easter morning when Jesus' tomb was discovered to be empty.
Today we celebrate the great news of our salvation!
A reading from the Holy Gospel according to John,
Glory to you O Lord
Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been taken away from the entrance.
She went running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and told them, "They have taken the Lord from the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!"
Then Peter and the other disciple went to the tomb.
The two of them were running, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter and reached the tomb first.
He bent over and saw the linen cloths, but he did not go in.
Behind him came Simon Peter, and he went straight into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there and the cloth which had been around Jesus' head. It was not lying with the linen cloths but was rolled up by itself.
Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in; he saw and believed.
The Gospel of the Lord
Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ
To learn more about Easter Sunday watch the video below...
Today we invite you to create your own Easter resurrection craft. You can use paper plates, old card, paper, cereal boxes, colours, paints or cardboard from the recycling bin! Think creatively! Alternatively you could make an Easter prayer candle.
On your Easter resurrection craft or Easter prayer candle write down your message about Jesus.
For example, you might write down:
'Jesus is alive', 'Jesus is God', 'Jesus is love'.
Once you have created your Easter resurrection craft or Easter prayer candle, spend sometime in quiet reflection looking at your Easter craft; thank God for sending Jesus to the world. Then put it on display somewhere in your homes to remind you about Jesus' resurrection.
Here are some good ideas ...
We end by making the Sign of the Cross.