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Old Apr 5, '07, 1:31 am
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Does the Easter Vigil Mass fulfill the Easter Sunday obligation?
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Yes it does but Easter Sunday is too wonderful to miss!

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Old Apr 5, '07, 2:29 am
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Great! Thank you. I agree with you, unfortunately my family's dynamics might prevent me from going on Easter Sunday.
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Old Apr 5, '07, 3:51 am
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I go to the Easter Vigil because Easter Day is usually overcrowded with those who go to Mass two times a year (Easter and Christmas).
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Old Apr 5, '07, 4:07 am
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Yes, it does, as you've already been told. Easter Vigil is the best point of the year, in my opnion. If you belonged to my parish, you would want to go early to make sure you have a seat. It is a "hot item".

The Sunday Masses are nice, too. The later one gets attended by the CAE people, so it is crowded as well.
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Old Apr 5, '07, 6:34 am
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Yes, we have a name for people that go to church on Christmas and Easter and skip church the rest of the time. They're "ChrEasters"!

And yes, the church may be bulging (in fact it overflows into another building) but the Brass Ensemble at 10:30 mass on Easter Sunday makes it all worthwhile for me!

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Old Apr 5, '07, 6:37 am
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Does the Easter Vigil Mass fulfill the Easter Sunday obligation?
Yes, it is the premier liturgy of Easter. The masses during the day on Sunday or for those who for whatever reason could not be at the vigil.
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I go to the Easter Vigil because it is the most beautiful Mass of the year. I love the 7 readings along with the praises.

When I played in the Folk Group, I would attend the Easter Vigil and then I played at the Easter Mass on Sunday morning. As one poster pointed out, Easter Mass was standing room only, and many people who attended are never seen the rest of the year.
In fact the crowding is so bad, people are literally standing outside the Church on the sidewalk, which can only hold about 200 people. Having an extra Mass was no good. The last Mass of the morning, 11AM still drew the majority of the people.



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I find it sad that people can only go twice a year. Perhaps that would be a good time for the priest to explain what a mortal sin is and that deliberately skipping mass on Sunday is a Mortal sin...and well....I guess he could say somthing to the effect....Like...."well I heard its a dry heat...."
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I find it sad that people can only go twice a year. Perhaps that would be a good time for the priest to explain what a mortal sin is and that deliberately skipping mass on Sunday is a Mortal sin...and well....I guess he could say somthing to the effect....Like...."well I heard its a dry heat...."
Father's opening lines to his homily yesterday (Easter Sunday) was:

"We all know the Easter story. The Easter story is the reason we are here today.
However is it enough to say I believe in Christ?"


He would then go on and say some things and every so often would add:
"Is it enough to say I believe in Christ?"

It was a good homily I walked way with some questions about my own faithÖ and Iím one of the ones that you will find in the pew Sunday after Sunday.

If I was left wondering about my own faith, I can only imagine how the Easter-Christmas goers felt.
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Yes, it is the premier liturgy of Easter. The masses during the day on Sunday or for those who for whatever reason could not be at the vigil.
Puzzleannie, might you have a reference for this statement? I am especially interested, because on another thread we were wondering if the Easter Vigil has long counted for meeting the obligation, or if its counting is recent, just like with the regular Sunday vigils.
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the Easter Vigil is not "like regular Sunday vigils" it is the premier celebration of Easter in both meanings, the first and the most important. in most EAstern churches it is the only celebration of Easter. in the west Masses during the day are offered for the convenience of those unable to attend that longer service.

Masses on Saturday evening are actually anticipated for Sunday, not properly called vigils.

for reference I have nothing available to me here as I am out of town but look at the liturgical texts for Easter both Mass and LOTH, and at the RCIA ritual book.
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Easter begins with a nocturnal vigil, like all ancient feasts, and the Mass proper didn't start until after midnight. The feast doesn't end until Vespers on Sunday.

This is a silly argument. The Vigil is indeed the premiere feast, but the Mass "of the Day" is very ancient in its own right.
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I'm very interested in Catholic details. Can anyone point me to a written text that specifically states that the attending Easter Vigil fulfulls the Easter Sunday obligation? Thanks.
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I'm very interested in Catholic details. Can anyone point me to a written text that specifically states that the attending Easter Vigil fulfulls the Easter Sunday obligation? Thanks.

I can't give you that. HOWEVER, I can tell you that the Easter Vigil is a vigil of Easter, and just like the Saturday Vigil in anticipation of a Sunday (which Easter is), the Vigil works in the same manner.
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