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To: GirlShortstop
Another question I hope can be cleared up for me: "Following the ancient tradition of the Church, there are no sacraments celebrated on Good Friday nor Holy Saturday." An in-law of a friend is converting to Catholicism and as I understood it, the RCIA candidates become members of The Church during the Easter Vigil (officially?). Will there be sacraments? Thanks in advance for some insight.

A couple things. Noon is sort of the cutoff for confession. There can be confession after this. The Easter Vigil is celebrated after dark. In recent years this has been movedd up. It used to start at 10:30 or so and the sacraments were after midnight, thus making it a real vigil.

There will be sacraments: Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. This is part of the liturgy itself. There just are none, other than confession, outside of the Easter Vigil
7 posted on 04/18/2003 4:54:26 PM PDT by Desdemona
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To: Desdemona; Salvation
My family didn't like the oyster stew, however!) LOL!

LOL, it's the *good stuff* they wanted?!
Thank you both very much for taking time to fill me in. My mother, may she rest in peace with our Lord, was always my foremost "source", and my sisters weren't available to answer my questions.
Have a Blessed Easter!

8 posted on 04/18/2003 5:05:35 PM PDT by GirlShortstop
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