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Sharing the Word Program for Saturday, April 19, 2014 (Holy Saturday Easter Vigil)
Jesus isn’t dead any more: He has risen to a new life that we will share.



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Today's Reading
Genesis 1:1-2:2

There is no Eucharistic celebration during the day on Holy Saturday. The Church spends this day in quiet and reflection. It isn’t till nightfall that the Christian community gathers to proclaim the resurrection of the Lord.

During the night we celebrate a vigil, a time of watchfulness and meditation. Through a series of readings from Scripture we review the execution of God’s plan of salvation that started with creation and evolved in the context of the history of God’s own people, a history that included liberation from slavery and a land of promise.

In the final readings we learn that Jesus isn’t dead any more, that He has risen to a new life that we will share.

And we offer God our thanks.

Meet Archbishop Pilarczyk
Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk,  the eighth ordinary of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a nationally prominent churchman, educator and author. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he was ordained a priest on December 20, 1959, after studies in Rome. He was ordained bishop in 1974 and installed as Archbishop of Cincinnati in 1982, where he served until his retirement in 2009. In addition to a doctorate in sacred theology from Pontifical Urban University, he holds an M.A. in classics from Xavier University in Cincinnati and a Ph.D. in classics from the University of Cincinnati. He has written more than a dozen popular books and many pamphlets and articles. His best-selling book is Twelve Tough Issues – And More. His most recent books are When God Speaks and Live Letters. The archbishop’s service to the American church includes terms as vice president (1986-1989) and president (1989-1992) of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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