Father Robert Smith, pastor, presided at the Easter Vigil at St. James Church in Setauket.
Photos by Gregory A. Shemitz. Scroll down for captions.
The setting sun provides a colorful backdrop in the parish cemetery prior to the vigil.
Father Robert Smith marks the paschal candle.
Worshippers hold candles lit by the flame of the paschal candle.
Deacon Michael Gomes carries the Book of the Gospels as he processes toward the sanctuary.
Stephanie Vitkun plays the violin.
Jennifer Russo is baptized by Father Smith.
RCIA candidate Colleen Dunne renews her baptismal promises.
Worshippers bless themselves with the baptismal water.
Dana Sinno is confirmed by Father Robert Smith.
Members of the choir sing during the service.
Deacon Wayne Padula pours wine into the chalices.
Father John Fitzgerald exchanges the sign of peace with Jennifer Russo.
Jeanine Morelli serves as an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion.
Father Robert Smith imparts the final blessing.