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Virtual Vigil

Holy Saturday - April 11, 2020

At the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday night, we begin by lighting a fire in the darkness. From that fire we light the Easter candle and that light spreads thru church as everyone's own candle is lit. Then we hear the proclamation of the ancient song, the Exsultet which begins:



The angels and the hosts of heaven join in a song of triumph and praise! Then we hear readings beginning with the Creation story and tracing the journey of salvation history (when a reading is sung, there won't be a sung response). Finally we turn on all of the lights and burst into singing the Gloria! We hear the Gospel of Jesus' resurrection. 

When we have people entering the Church community, we move to the baptism ceremony. Since this is virtual, we have no baptisms. We proceed with the celebration of the Eucharist.

A special thank you to our friends @ who make sure that our artists get paid for their work. Here at St. V's, we are proud to maintain a license so that artists get paid. All rights reserved.

If time and weather allow, light a fire in your backyard and join us as we hold a vigil in the night: 

1st Reading: Creation
Genesis 1:1 - 2:2
Setting by Mary Haugen (all rights reserved)
2nd Reading: 
Genesis 22:1-18
Responsorial Psalm:
Psalm 16, The Path of Life
setting by Rory Cooney
3rd Reading: Exodus
Exodus 14:15 - 15:1
setting by Rory Cooney (all rights reserved)
4th Reading: 
Isaiah 54:5-14
Responsorial Psalm:
Psalm 30: I Will Praise You, Lord
by Rory Cooney/ Gary Daigle (all rights reserved)
5th Reading: 
Isaiah 55:1-11
w/ Come to The Feast
by Marty Haugen (all rights reserved)
Responsorial Psalm:
Psalm 19: Your Words Lord Are Spirit
by Bob Hurd (all rights reserved)
Responsorial Psalm:
Psalm 42: I Thirst For You
by David Haas (all rights reserved)
Romans 6:3-11
Luke 24:1-12
We'll hear Father Ed's Easter homily tomorrow morning.
Profession of Faith & Sprinkling Rite: 
Up From The waters
by Marty Haugen (all rights reserved)

It wouldn't be church without a collection, right?

Even though you can't join us in person right now, we still have our neighbors who are homeless who need food every day. We continue to provide food - with heightened levels of safety. These extraordinary measures cost us more money than usual. If you can assist us in our mission to our community, please donate what you can.

Presentation of the Gifts: 
Out of Darkness
by Tom Kendzia (all rights reserved)
Communion Song: 
Worthy Is the Lamb
by Ricky Manalo (all rights reserved)
Closing Song: 
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today

Tonight's bonus track, just for you:

Over My Head

arr: Tom Kendzia/ Pamela Warrick-Smith 

(all rights reserved)

Note: this is NOT a video of mass; the Eucharist is being celebrated privately on our behalf by the Archbishop and others (links can be found at This is a glimpse of what you would have heard and seen at St. Vincent's this weekend if we could have all been here together.

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