Holy Saturday – Vigil Mass
Readings of the day

First Reading: Genesis 1:1 – 2:2
Psalm: 103 (104):1-2a,5-6,10,12,13-14,24,35c or 32 (33):4-5,6-7,12-13,20,22
Second Reading: Genesis 22:1-18
Psalm: 15 (16):5,8,9-10,11
Third Reading: Ezekiel 14:15 – 15:1
Psalm: Ezekiel 15:1-2,3-4,5-6,17-18
Fourth Reading: Isaiah 54:5-14
Psalm: 29 (30):2,4,5-6,11,12a,13b
Fifth Reading: Isaiah 55:1-11
Psalm: Isaiah 12:2-3,4bcd,5-6
Sixth Reading: Baruch 3:9-15,32 – 4:4
Psalm: 18 (19):8,9,10,11
Seventh Reading: Ezekiel 36:16-17a,18-28
Psalm: 41 (42):3.5bcd; 42 (43):3,4 or 50 (51):12,13,14-15,18-19
Eighth Reading: Romans 6:3-11
Psalm: 117 (118):1-2,16ab-17,22-23

Gospel: Mark 16:1-7

When the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go and anoint him. Very early when the sun had risen, on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb.

They were saying to one another, “Who will roll back the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?” When they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled back; it was very large. On entering the tomb they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and they were utterly amazed. He said to them, “Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Behold the place where they laid him. But go and tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.'”