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3/27/18 9:56 P

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At our church, the candles are used up to the Gloria in the Mass, and then the lights are turned on. We don't keep the candles, as they are just plain 6 inch tapers. Yes, Communion is toward the end of the Mass. The Baptism and Confirmations take place after the homily, and the Creed is replaced but Baptismal renewal of the congregation. After this the Mass continues as normal.

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3/27/18 8:23 P

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Thank you Bella and Rhook.

Since I don't recall ever going to one before, probably my parents didn't because it is not a Holy Day of Obligation, how long have has Holy Saturday been a "candle lit" Mass? Does the Congregation take the candle home after the service? I communion served after the Baptism's and Confirmations? Not all churches have a Holy Saturday Mass. Mine won't have one. I will go to the one at another church about 18 miles away.

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3/27/18 10:53 A

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The Holy Saturday Mass is the culmination of Holy Week. While it is long, it is very beautiful! From the blessing of the fire, to welcoming the new Catholics through the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation! Nothing matches it. We do the blessing of the fire outside and process in the dark church with everyone holding a candle. Instead of reading the story of the Exodus, I sing it. I am told it is very moving. I love the old and new testament readings we hear that night. It is really the best liturgy of the year!

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3/27/18 8:37 A

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I love Holy Saturday...when the congregation welcomes the new Catholics! It is a long mass with communion and candles that we all hold! There are the newly baptized Catholics, walking right into the holy water font! It's wonderful, and the solemn readings. I am a lector at our mass and looking forward to reading the 5th reading. It's almost 2 1/2 hours, but it goes pretty quickly! My favorite part is when all our candles are lit and the church is only lit with these!! Very special and moving! I hope you attend!! Ours starts at 8PM. Yes, there is communion...it's a mass.

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3/27/18 8:11 A

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Has anyone attended a Holy Saturday service? Do they have Communion? Do they give the congregation lit candles too? As old as I am, I've never attended a Holy Saturday service. I'm thinking of attending this Saturday.

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