Church of Saint Francis Xavier and the
Newman Catholic Student Center
Carbondale, Illinois
“Christ redeemed us all and gave perfect glory to God, prin-
cipally through his paschal mystery: dying he destroyed our
death and rising he Restored our life.
Therefore the Easter Triduum of the Passion and Resurrec-
tion of Christ is the culmination of the entire liturgical year.
Thus, the solemnity of Easter has the same kind of preemi-
nence in the liturgical year that Sunday has in the week.”
We thank you for taking time to join with us here at
Saint Francis Xavier and the Newman Center, as we
watch and pray, remember and rejoice!
Evening Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Entrance Rite
Liturgy of the Word
Reading I:: Exodus 12: 1-8. 11-14
Responsorial Psalm
Reading II: Corinthians 11: 23-26
Gospel Acclamation: Praise and honor to you, O Lord, O Lord.
Praise and honor to you,, Lord Jesus Christ
Gospel: John 13: 1-15
General Intercessions
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Liturgy of the Eucharist
Presentation of the Gifts
Ubi caritas, ubi caritas et amor.
Where charity and love meet, God is there.
In our care for all,
we live this call to wash each other’s feet.
Ubi caritas, Deus ibi est.
Ubi caritas, Deus ibi est.
Holy, Holy, Holy
When We Eat This Bread
The Lord’s Prayer (traditional chant)
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Lamb of God
Communion Hymn:
Transfer of the Holy Eucharist
We depart in silence.
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Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Stay with me, remain here with me,
Watch and pray, watch and pray
There is no entrance rite, rather, we begin with silent adoration as we continue
the liturgy begun on Thursday.
Liturgy of the Word
Reading I: Isaiah 52: 13- 53:12
Reading II: Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Gospel Acclamation: Praise and honor to you, O Lord, O Lord
Praise and honor to you, Lord Jesus Christ.
Gospel: Passion according to St. John 18:1-19:42
My God, my God, Why have you abandoned me?
Solemn Intercessions: Jesus, Jesus, Hear Our Prayer
Veneration of the Cross
This is the wood of the cross . . .
Response: Come let us worship (genuflect)
Preparation of the Altar
The Lord’s Prayer
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Holy Communion
Communion Hymn
There is no dismissal or closing hymn. As we began, we close in silence.
Vigil of the Lord’s Resurrection
Part I: Service of Light
Lighting of the Paschal Candle
Easter Proclamation: Exsultet (Proclamation of Light)
Exult, let them exult, the hosts of heaven, exult, let Angel ministers of God exult,
let the trumpet of salvation, sound aloud our mighty King's triumph!
Be glad, let earth be glad, as glory floods her, ablaze with light from her eternal
King, let all corners of the earth be glad, knowing an end to gloom and darkness.
Rejoice, let Mother Church also rejoice, arrayed with the lightning of his glory,
let this holy building shake with joy, filled with the mighty voices of the peoples.
It is truly right and just, with ardent love of mind and heart and with devoted service
of our voice, to acclaim our God invisible, the almighty Father, and Jesus Christ, our
Lord, his Son, his Only Begotten.
Who for our sake paid Adam's debt to the eternal Father, and, pouring out his own
dear Blood, wiped clean the record of our ancient sinfulness.
These, then, are the feasts of Passover, in which is slain the Lamb, the one true
Lamb, whose Blood anoints the doorposts of believers.
This is the night, when once you led our forebears, Israel's children, from slavery in
Egypt and made them pass dry-shod through the Red Sea.
This is the night that with a pillar of fire banished the darkness of sin.
This is the night that even now, throughout the world, sets Christian believers apart
from worldly vices and from the gloom of sin, leading them to grace and joining them
to his holy ones.
This is the night, when Christ broke the prison-bars of death and rose victorious
from the underworld. Our birth would have been no gain, had we not been re-
O wonder of your humble care for us! O love, O charity beyond all telling, to ransom
a slave you gave away your Son! O truly necessary sin of Adam, destroyed com-
pletely by the Death of Christ! O happy fault that earned so great, so glorious a Re-
O truly blessed night, worthy alone to know the time and hour when Christ rose from
the underworld!
This is the night of which it is written: The night shall be as bright as day, dazzling is
the night for me, and full of gladness.
The sanctifying power of this night dispels wickedness, washes faults away,
restores innocence to the fallen, and joy to mourners, drives out hatred, fosters
concord, and brings down the mighty. On this, your night of grace, O holy
Father, accept this candle, a solemn offering, the work of bees and of your
servants’ hands, an evening sacrifice of praise,
this gift from your most holy Church.
But now we know the praises of this pillar, which glowing fire ignites for God's
honor, a fire into many flames divided, yet never dimmed by sharing of its light,
for it is fed by melting wax, drawn out by mother bees to build a torch so
O truly blessed night, when things of heaven are wed to those of earth, and
divine to the human. Therefore, O Lord, we pray you that this candle, hallowed
to the honor of your name, may persevere undimmed, to overcome the
darkness of this night.
Part II: Liturgy of the Word
Reading I: from Genesis 1:1-2:2 “Creation”
Psalm Response: Breathe forth your Spirit, give life to the earth!
Reading II: from Exodus 14: 15-15:1 “Liberation”
Psalm Response: Let us sing to the Lord, he has covered
himself in glory!
Reading III: from Isaiah, 55: 1-11 “Come to the Water”
Psalm Response: Isaiah 12:2-2,4,6
Reading IV: from Ezekiel 36: 16-17a, 18-28 “New Hearts”
Psalm Response:
Glory To God (music on p. 1 and 2 of this booklet)
Lighting of the Altar Candles and the Church
Flowers placed to adorn altar.
Reading V: Epistle to the Romans 6:3-11
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Easter Alleluia
(Sung before and after the Gospel)
Gospel: Luke 24: 1-12
Part 3: Liturgy of Baptism
Blessing of the Water
Renewal of Baptismal promises
General Intercessions
Part 4: Liturgy of the Eucharist
Preparation of the Altar and the Gifts
Eucharistic Prayer
Holy, Holy, Holy
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When We Eat This Bread
The Lord’s Prayer
Lamb of God
Communion Hymn
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Prayer after Communion
Dismissal: Thanks be to God, Alleluia, Alleluia!
Recessional Hymn
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O God, protector of all
who hope in you,
bless your people,
keep them safe,
defend them,
prepare them,
that, free from sin
and safe from the enemy,
they may persevere always
in your love.
Through Christ, our Lord.
Closing prayer from a
Mass in Time of Pandemic