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this one happened to me during the Easter Vigil Mass when the the RCIA class/New Catholics brought up the gifts. I had the Hosts and I was sooooo nervous carrying them.


Crown of Thorns: Dye toothpicks brown; place into wreath. Have children remove a toothpick each time they make a sacrifice during lent. LIKE!


What Time Can the Easter Vigil Begin? The Easter Triduum is the culmination of the entire liturgical year. It begins with the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper, reaches its high point in the Easter Vigil, and closes with evening prayer on Easter Sunday. Between the Mass of the Lord's Supper and the Easter Vigil, Mass is not celebrated. The Sacramentary states: The entire celebration of the Easter Vigil takes place at night. It should not begin before nightfall; it should end before…


Actually, it's four or more readings. For example, on a typical Sunday, the Old Testament reading, a Psalm, a New Testament reading, and a Gospel reading. In addition, many of our hymns are Psalms are adaptations of Bible verses. And on Easter Vigil, oh, my! Many more than the usual number of readings. If you follow the Church's three-year daily readings, you basically read the entire Bible. Our Mass is Biblically-based, and we don't tend to take verses out of context. We understand the…


Lent - it'd be a little better if it made a little clearer the difference between the discipline (practices) of Lent (fasting etc. - not on Sunday but basically continued up to Easter Vigil) and the Liturgical designation of Lent (on Sundays and ends Holy Thursday). A distinction that has confused many Catholics including priests. Want to know more - just ask - I'll take you on a short historical, geographical tour.

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Easter / Easter "Spring Cookie Decorating Party"

Gorgeous Easter party done in beautiful pastel spring colors! Love the birdie cookie decorating! See more party ideas at


After attending Mass regularly while experiencing fertility issues, mom enters the church at Easter Vigil Mass for her daughter