Church Begins at Home: Holy Saturday


Holy Week Observances at Home

Holy Saturday is observed with intentional efforts to reflect, rest and renew. It is a day during which we prepare for the celebration of the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter. The Easter Vigil is the third movement of the Easter Triduum - a liturgy that extends across three days (Holy Thursday, Good Friday and the Easter Vigil on Holy Saturday). This page provides a pattern for commemorating Holy Saturday as an individual or a household. 


Celebrate with Pope Francis | 3pm

Pope Francis will celebrate the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican at 9pm Rome time (3pm Atlanta time). There are several ways to tune in:

Cable/Satellite - Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)

YouTube - Find the "Vatican Media Live" feed on the Vatican News - English channel on your device or smart TV.


Easter Vigil Videos - Liturgy of the Word & Reflections

Click HERE to access the Easter Vigil Videos webpage. 

The Easter Vigil features eight readings that provide a summary of Salvation History followed by an account of the Resurrection. As we celebrate Easter at home, you are invited to commemorate the Easter Vigil by receiving the Word of God proclaimed by your brothers and sisters and listening to the reflections of parishioners on how the readings speak to them. This collection of videos serves as a way to celebrate the Resurrection and reconnect as we journey together during these uncertain times. 

The Easter Vigil is usually celebrated at sunset. On Saturday, April 11, sunset is at approximately 8pm.