Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you.
All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world.
Jesus, your body is prepared for burial. Joseph gave you his own
tomb. He laid your body there and rolled a large stone in front of
it, then went home. What a sad day it has been for so many people.
As a child, sometimes I try to keep everything for myself. I find it
hard to share my things with my brothers or sisters and with my
As an adult, I can be selfish too. I can accumulate things and keep
them for myself. I try to make sure I have what I want before I
share what I have with anybody else.
Help me think of Joseph of Arimathea, who risked his own life as he
accepted Jesus' body for burial. Help me think of how Joseph loved
Jesus so much that he gave him his own tomb.
My Jesus, beside Your body in the tomb I, too, would lie dead; but if
I live, let it be for You, so as one day to enjoy with You in
Heaven the fruits of Your passion and bitter death.
Our Father.... Hail Mary.... Glory be to the Father....
Leader - Jesus Christ Crucified.
All- Have mercy on Us.
Leader - May the souls of the faithful
departed, through the mercy of God, Rest in peace.
All - Amen.