There was a recent request to us from Declan Thompson (SPMS)
I remember many years ago that someone put all the readings for the vigil together into one shorter reading, but memory being as it is, I can’t remember any more about it than that!
Fr. James Martin SJ wrote raising the question about shortening the readings, so I may only be imagining. What I am trying to remember may go back 40 – 50 years. Is there a better Mr memory man among you? Or have you any other helpful ideas?
James Martin’s article (link here)raises an issue about the vigil; is it too long?
Does anyone care to share their parish experiences, share what actually happens with parish celebrations of the Vigil rather than the ideal one would wish for?
Links to resources:
Provided by Padraig McCarthy
Provided by Joe Caulfield
Provided by Seamus Ahearne