The Lord is truly risen as He said, Alleluia. A great way to pray into this mystery is with the Regina Caeli Prayer (Queen of Heaven) during Easter, asking Our Lady to help us go deeper into this central mystery of our faith!
This is one of four Marian antiphons, with following versicles and prayers, traditionally said or sung after night prayer, immediately before going to sleep. It is said throughout Eastertide. (That is, from Easter Day through Pentecost, the seventh Sunday after Easter. The Regina caeli is also said in place of the Angelus during Eastertide.
Queen of Heaven
V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Divine Mercy Devotion
We continue to prayer the Novena until Sunday, April 11th. I invite everyone to join in the Spiritual Work of Mercy by praying the Novena of the Divine Mercy Chaplet. This is the way God desires His Mercy to enter the hearts of all our parishioners and our world more deeply, especially those who are doubting God’s Mercy for them. The Chaplet can be prayed privately or with groups through the internet. We will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday on April 11th with a Trilingual Holy Hour and Divine Mercy Chaplet at 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM with Confessions, and Benediction. The Novena Prayers can be found at the following websites:
http://www.totus2us.com/podcasts/divine-mercy/portuguese/ – In Portuguese