The Collect: O God, Creator of heaven and earth: Grant that, as the crucified body of your dear Son was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath, so we may await with him the coming of the third day, and rise with him to newness of life; who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Join Paul for Scripture, prayer, and reflection on today’s readings.

Rene Clausen – “Set Me As a Seal Upon Your Heart” – University of North Texas A Cappella Choir

Instagram Challenge! This is a day of waiting, fear, disappointment, grief.  All of creation holds its breath, and we recite the stories of God’s saving acts.  Send a picture of where you are in this story today, and we’ll post it on SPECMaumee.

Click the button for a video playlist for Easter Vigil, from making your own fire at home, to the chanting of the Exsultet, to stories told by our parishioners, to appropriate songs and videos from others.  You can pick and choose which videos you would like to watch.  Happy Easter Vigil!

Virtual Stations of the Cross

Do you miss our annual cross walk?  Would you like to pray the “stations of the cross?”  Or, would you simply like a guided way to reflect on the Passion story?  Here is a digital verison of the stations of the cross with short meditations for each station.  I hope you find it meaningful as you pray during the Triduum.