Saturday Vigil Mass

Event details

  • Friday | 7th April 2018
  • 6:00 pm
  • Church of Mary, Mother of God 192 Nags Head Road, Ponders End, Enfield, Middx, EN3 7AR, United Kingdom
  • 020 8804 2149

A Roman Catholic Mass which takes place the evening before a Sunday or Holy Day is sometimes called a Vigil Mass because of the fact that it is celebrated within the period of time for the Vigil. The Roman Missal includes special readings for the Vigils of High Feasts: Christmas, Epiphany, Easter, Ascension (where celebrated on the Thursday after the Sixth Sunday after Easter), Pentecost, St. John the Baptist, Ss. Peter and Paul, and the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mother. Where there are not special readings assigned to a Vigil Mass, it may also be called an “Anticipated Mass” because the readings are simply anticipating the readings of the next day. Attending a Vigil Masses or Anticipated Mass fulfills a Catholic’s obligation for attending mass for that Sunday or Holy Day.