THE VIGIL MASS

2005


INCLUDING

BAPTISMS, CONFIRMATIONS AND RECEPTION TO THE CHURCH

AT THE VIGIL MASS OF THE RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST


OUR SIX CANDIDATES FOR BAPTISM, CONFIRMATION AND RECEPTION


Joseph

Confirmation

John

Confirmation

Malcolm

Reception

Julie

Baptism and Confirmation

Isabel

Baptism and Confirmation

Nima

Baptism and Confirmation


THE THREE ELECT FOR BAPTISM RECEIVE THE RITE OF EPHPHETHA


On Holy Saturday morning at 10.00am we celebrated the Ephphetha Rite – the blessing of the elect who were to be baptised later that night at the Easter Vigil.  The word ‘Ephphetha’ means ‘Opening’ or "Be thou opened" - and the ceremony is the rite of opening the ears and mouth so that the candidates receive the grace to hear and profess the word of God.


JULIE, ISABEL AND NIMA ARE BAPTISED AT THE VIGIL MASS OF THE RESURRECTION


Nima, Julie and Isabel

Nima

Julie

Isabel


MALCOLM IS RECEIVED INTO THE CHURCH AND ALL SIX ARE CONFIRMED


 

The Easter Candle is lit from the new fire - the light of Christ

Lumen Christi - the light of Christ floods into his Church

Vigil candles burning while the sacred scriptures are read

Fr. Vincent chants the "Exsultet" or "Rejoice!"

A pause for meditation

Confirmation ceremony

Confirmation ceremony

Prayer after Holy Communion

The candidates at the party afterwards

A cake to celebrate

Dinah and David organise the party

Pilgrims and well wishers

All six candidates


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