The third typical edition of the Roman Missal offers the option of an extended Vigil for Pentecost. In many ways, this liturgy mirrors the Easter Vigil, and acts as a fitting conclusion to the Easter Season. The extended Vigil is summarized here:
1. After the Kyrie, the priest says the second collect from the Vigil Mass (Grant, we pray, almighty God…).
2. The priest then addresses the people, encouraging them to listen to the Word of God, and to pray for the gift of the Holy Spirit.
3. Four readings with accompanying psalms and collects are given in the Missal. The readings recount the promised gift of the Spirit to God’s People throughout salvation history.
4. After the last collect, the Gloria is intoned and the first collect from the Vigil Mass is read (Almighty ever-living God…).
5. The reading from Romans (8:22-27) is proclaimed, and Mass continues as usual with the Alleluia and the reading of the Gospel.