The 2019 Easter Vigil in pictures and quotes from The Most Rev. Bishop Barry C. Knestout’s homily for the evening. 

“We rejoice in a special way today with and for those who will be coming into the new life of God and are united to the Church, those who are born again, through the power of the Sacraments of Initiation.” ~ Bishop Knestout, Easter Homily 2019.

During the Easter Vigil, Bishop Knestout welcomed members into full communion in the Catholic Church through the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and the Eucharist.

Across the Diocese of Richmond, approximately 440 individuals were newly initiated in more than 60 of our parishes. Welcome! 

“In the Easter Vigil we walk with one another though the darkness of the vigil night, recalling the ways that God the Father has brought us from the darkness of sin and death into the light of new life.” ~ Bishop Knestout, Easter Vigil Homily 2019, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

You can view Bishop’s entire Easter Vigil Homily on our YouTube Channel:  #EasterVigil