Quasimodo Sunday Mass Propers (English)

DivineMercy.jpg

This Sunday is the Sunday of many names: it is called Low Sunday, Quasimodo Sunday, the Sunday in White, and Divine Mercy Sunday. It is called Low Sunday because in comparison with the other Sunday in the Paschal Octave it is low: it does not have a sequence, its office has returned to the standard Sunday office, and it does not have a Solemn Vigil. It is called Quasimodo Sunday in reference to the traditional Entrance Antiphon (the first option below).

It is called the Sunday in White (Dominica in Albis) because it was the last day traditionally that the neophytes baptized at the Solemn Paschal Vigil wear their white robes. The traditional entrance antiphon for the day's Mass is primarily directed towards them. Finally, in the year 2000, St. John Paul II declared this Sunday to be Divine Mercy Sunday alluding to the Divine Mercy devotions popularized by St. Faustina - though he did not alter the liturgy when he did this. 


Entrance Antiphon (1st Option):

Like newborn infants, alleluia, you must long for the pure, spiritual milk, that in Him you may grow to salvation, alleluia, alleluia, alleluia.
— Roman Missal, 3rd edition; cf. 1 Pt. 2:2

Simple English setting:

Solemn English setting:


Entrance Antiphon (2nd Option):

Receive the joy of your glory, alleluia, giving thanks to God, who has called you into the heavenly kingdom, alleluia, alleluia.
— Roman Missal, 3rd edition; cf. 4 Esdr. 2:36-37

Simple English setting:

Solemn English setting:


Offertory Antiphon:

The angel of the Lord came down from heaven and said to the women, ‘The One Whom you seek has risen as He said He would.’ Alleluia!
— Roman Missal, 3rd edition; cf. Mt. 28:2,5,6

Communion Antiphon:

Bring your hand and feel the place of the nails, alleluia; and do not be unbelieving, but believing, alleluia, alleluia!
— Roman Missal, 3rd edition; cf. Jn. 20:27

Simple English setting:

Solemn English setting: