Sunday, April 19, 2015

Plans for Eastertide 2015

 Christ Risen from the Tomb, Bergognone c. 1490
Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington

Prayer for Eastertide:
I have made up a prayer card of the Regina Caeli in English which is on our home altar for the children to say with their prayers.  We will also sing this prayer at lunchtime in Latin, in place of the Angelus from Easter Sunday through to Pentecost Sunday.

Regína Caéli           Link to video to learn tune

V. Regína caéli laetáre, allelúia.
R. Quía quem meruísti portáre, allelúia. 

V. Resurréxit sícut díxit, allelúia.
R. Ora pro nóbis Déum, allelúia. 

V. Gáude et laetáre, Vírgo María, allelúia.
R. Quía surréxit Dóminus vére, allelúia. 

Oremus: Déus, qui per resurrectiónem Fílii Túi Dómini nóstri Jésu Chrísti múndum laetificáre dignátus es: praésta, quaésumus: ut per ejus Genitrícem Vírginem Maríam, perpétuae capiámus gáudia vítae. Per eúndem Chrístum Dóminum nóstrum. Ámen.


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.


Website resources:
Easter to Ascension
Easter: 50 days of rejoicing
recipe ideas

What we will be listening to:
Easter Oratorio, Bach
Ascension Oratorio, Bach
Laudate Dominum, Mozart
Hallelujah-Handel Messiah
O Sons and Daughters modern piano solo adaption
Jesus Christ is Risen Today, Alleluia organ solo
Easter Sunday Chant Propers
Easter Vigil, Cantica Post Lectiones
Cantemus Domino Gloriose
Resurréxi, Introit Easter Sunday
Veni, Sancte Spíritus
Alleluia, Easter Sunday
Salve Festa Dies
Ad Regias Agni Dapes, another version Ad Regias Agni Dapes
Aurora Lucis Rutilat /  Claro Paschali Gaudio  learn more about these hymns here
Haec Dies (Easter Gradual)
Regina Caeli Jubila

What we will be learning to sing:

O Filii et Filiae  / O Sons and Daughters
Victimae Paschali Laudes
Veni Creator Spiritus
Litaniae Sanctorum  (Litany of Saints) I can't seem to find a video of the version that I have in my 1962 missal.  At least this video has the words to follow along with.  I will edit with the 1962 version if I can find one.
Regina Caeli

Eastertide playlist  (all of the above)
Many of the above hymns can be found on a free 92 page downloadable hymnal which was compiled by an Australian lady.  I couldn't get the link to the 4th edition to work and so my reference is to her third edition pdf.

Sermons:  (please pray 3 Hail Mary's for these priests)
Christ Is Risen, Indeed He is Risen  Direct link to mp3.

Easter Vigil, Traditional Latin Mass (Full)

Our Easter Reading:  A Life of Our Lord for Children by Marigold Hunt and The First Christians: The Acts of the Apostles for Children by Marigold Hunt


  • Colour our 50 days of Easter (Easter to Pentecost) calendar based on this free printable one, and do the activities written on the calendar for each day plus the 'golden act' for the week. The idea's for what I've written on the cross I got from a calendar I bought many years ago which no longer seems to be available.  Basically it breaks the Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Ghost and the Beatitudes up into a few each week, doing a craft once a week and then finding definitions, writing how you could practice one of the virtues, illustrating the beatitudes, having a chat with older family members about their experiences with practicing these virtues etc.                     The golden act is a charitable work that you decide upon.                                                             I have put our Gifts of the Holy Spirit dove above our calendar now this year instead of at Pentecost because I had a thought that since we are going over the gifts having a visual up would be useful.  On Pentecost I will move the dove to our family altar and change the ribbons to red to show it is now Pentecost.


  • Make an Alleluia banner.
  • Make an Easter themed 'stained glass window' using this technique.
  • Make an Easter garden or make a garden display outside with lots of flowers and a cross.
  • Make some Pysanky eggs.  Picture book resources here. Links herehere (youtube)here, and here.
  • Make an illustrated Easter-Pentecost story booklet each.

April 5th -------------------Easter Sunday glorious mysteries colouring pages
April 12th ----------------- Divine Mercy Sundaycolouring pageCake
April 19th ------------------ Good Shepherd Sunday colouring page
April 23rd ------------------St. George  medieval jpg colouring page
April 25th ------------------St. Mark, evangelist colouring page, direct linkcolouring page
April 26th ------------------ Our Lady of Good Counsel colouring page

April 28th-------------------St. Paul of the Cross video
April 29th ----------------- St. Catherine of Siena  colouring page
May 1st --------------------St. Joseph the Worker  colouring pagecolouring page
May 2nd -------------------St. Athanasius
May 3rd --------------------Finding of the Holy Cross colouring page of St. Helen
May 4th --------------------St. Monica colouring page
May 5th --------------------St. Pius V
May 13th ------------------Our Lady of Fatima coloring page
May 14th ------------------Ascension Thursday glorious mysteries coloring pages
May 15th ------------------Begin Pentecost novena click on link for the novena.
May 24th ------------------ Pentecost Sunday glorious mysteries colouring pages

1 comment:

  1. Your kids look pretty excited about those cupcakes! Very fun. :)