10 pm Easter Vigil, St. Cecilia Choir
Celebrated by Bishop Joseph Perry
- Apr. 15, 10:00 pm - Solemnity of the Resurrection of Our Lord, Latin High Mass (Ordinary Form)
Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
When Mary Through the Garden Went, Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)
Attending this Mass fulfills the obligation for Easter Sunday. There is no 8:30 am Mass or 5 pm Mass on Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017
Holy Saturday - Midnight Bright as Day!
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The darkened church, illumined tentatively by the single flame of the Easter Candle, comes to full brilliance as the Resurrection of Christ is proclaimed. The light reveals many things, among them the faithful followers of Jesus who hoped when all hope seemed abandoned. Will you join us for the greatest joy that we can know in this life? As part of the liturgy for this night, we celebrate the new life born from baptismal waters and we renew our own promise to walk the Road to Life Eternal. Hasten with us to an empty tomb that can empty all tombs!
This is the night that with a pillar of fire banished the darkness of sin. … This is the night when Christ broke the prison-bars of death and rose victorious from the underworld.
—Easter Exultet, 5th Century