I got a question by e-mail:
Dear Fr. Z,
It has been suggested to me on a number of occasions that the Easter Vigil does not fill one’s Sunday obligation.
I don’t see why this should be the case as any other Vigil in the OF would does fulfill the obligation. I wonder whether certain friends are trying to make themselves feel extra pious! Am I right to be unconvinced by their pronouncements?
I can’t see why it wouldn’t. The 1983 Code says that we fufill our obligation by participating at Mass in a Catholic rite on the day of obligation itself or on its vigil.
I think the Vigil of Easter is, so to speak, the Vigil of Easter, if you get my meaning.