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Easter Vigil

Saturday, March 30, 2024

My brothers and sisters, Jesus Christ will love us to the end. This is the promise of Easter, it is the fulfillment of the beautiful mystery of his divine love.

– Archbishop Gomez

Easter Vigil Homily

Homily – Mass from Easter Vigil 2024

Most Reverend José H. Gomez
Archbishop of Los Angeles

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels
March 30, 2024

My brothers and sisters in Christ, and especially you, dear elect and candidates:1

During these days of Holy Week, I’ve been reflecting how we have accompanied Jesus and Mary and the holy women, and how with them we have entered into the mystery of Easter — the mystery of Christianity and our Catholic faith — which is, as we know, the mystery of divine love.

And this is the meaning of the readings we have just heard tonight, which lead us from the first days of creation to the “new creation” that begins when Jesus is raised from the dead.

This divine love story continues in your life and in mine, and in the life of every person.

So my dear elect and candidates, since the day you were born, God has been waiting for this night.

Every life is unique, every life has its “story.” And what happens to us, happens for a reason. Whether you knew it or not, all your life, God has been gently guiding you to this night.

Read the full homily here.

Photo Gallery from Easter Vigil 2024

Images from the Easter Vigil from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

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