April 15: Holy Saturday

Tonight we celebrate the solemn Easter vigil at church. It is a celebration that begins in darkness and ends with a jubilee!  This mass focuses on the rich symbolism of our Catholic traditions.

Solemn blessing:

May almighty God bless you through today’s Easter Solemnity and, in his compassion, defend you from every assault of sin. Amen.

And may he, who restores you to eternal life in the Resurrection of his Only Begotten, endow you with the prize of immortality. Amen.

Now that the days of the Lord’s Passion have drawn to a close, may you who celebrate the gladness of the Paschal Feast come with Christ’s help, and exulting in spirit, to those feasts that are celebrated in eternal joy.  Amen. 

(taken from the Sunday missal)