Do you ever go elsewhere for the Easter and Christmas Vigil Masses, other than your home parish? I was confirmed as an adult in the year 2000 at the Easter Vigil Mass. The Mass was hideous. I gave it a go the following year and just said “no more.”
Sunday Masses were bad, but the two truly great Masses of the year were absolutely horrible, rife with irregularities and abuses. The following year I made a “pilgrimage” of sorts to a cathedral about 200 miles away for Holy Thursday Mass, Good Friday Services and Easter Vigil Mass. It was very nice – almost a touch overwhelming in a good way.
I have gone every year except for one when I had injured my ankle. Our Sunday Masses had improved by then but the Easter Vigil Mass was still abominably celebrated. It saddens me that the two biggest days in each Church year are treated with such disrespect at my parish.
Does anyone else here face this? What has been your solution? Thanks.