Watch the Easter Vigil Mass in the holy night of Easter, April 3, in a livestream at 8 p.m. from the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia. Archbishop Nelson Perez will be the main celebrant and homilist at the Mass that celebrates the Resurrection of the Lord and includes four parts: Service of Light (Blessing of the Fire and preparation of the Paschal Candle), Liturgy of the Word, Baptismal Liturgy and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. In Catholic churches around the world on this night, the Mass typically features rites of Christian baptism and entrance into full communion with the Catholic Church.

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Follow the prayers and music for the service here, and refer to the readings here.

The Mass also will be livestreamed on Archbishop Perez’s Facebook page at