The Vigil of Pentecost

Station at St. John Lateran

(Indulgence of 10 years and 10 quarantines)

The vigil of Pentecost

Privileged Vigil of the First Class Violet and Red Vestments

The catechumens whom it had not been possible to baptize at Easter received this sacrament at Pentecost, which explains the similarities between the whole service of this nightly vigil and that of Holy Saturday; it is celebrated at St. John Lateran, it comprises the reading of six Prophecies, the blessing of the water in the baptismal font, the Litanies and the Mass with the ringing of the bells at the Gloria. This Mass, which was the first Mass of Pentecost Sunday, has been also anticipated on the Saturday morning. Private Masses are even allowed.