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Holy Saturday
The Elect spend the morning of Holy Saturday in retreat with their sponsors and catechists.

Holy Saturday
The sponsors create portraits of the Elect, with whom they have walked the long journey to this day.  The Elect write each other notes of encouragement and support.

Holy Saturday
Meanwhile, the Cathedral is being decorated for Easter.  This year, the beautiful lilac branches burst into bloom early because of the unusually warm Good Friday.  The lilac tree was about to be bulldozed across the street but was salvaged just in time!

Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday
Debe Meder with Jim Savage consult about plans for decorating the altar.

Easter Decoration Animation
This animation shows the progress of the decorations--the work of many hours!

Holy Saturday

Back in the sacristy, Cathedral Organist Joseph Adam carves the Paschal Candle with the traditional cross, the alpha and omega, and the numerals of the current year--2007.

Holy Saturday
Helen Oesterle talks the sponsors through the complexities of the Easter Vigil.

Holy Saturday
In the sacristy, ministers vest and consult.  The Vigil is about to begin!

Visit the Easter Vigil Album, with photos by Mike Penney
Visit the Palm Sunday Album
Visit the Sacred Triduum Album


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Seattle, Washington  98104
Phone 206.622.3559  Fax 206.622.5303