I read an article this morning about how "nothing" happens on the Saturday before Easter and that it is a time for watching and waiting. I never really thought about it until today that two years ago, I fell into the category of people who think "nothing" happens today. It's almost amusing now, considering I spent the entire day preparing people to join the Church at the Vigil Mass. All across the world, people are being inducted into the Catholic Church tonight. They're being baptized, they're taking their first communion, and they're being confirmed. It's true that Saturday is a "vigil" which means that we are watching and waiting for Christ to rise. However, we also believe that he is risen, and initiate our candidates and catechumen on the eve when Jesus triumphantly conquered death. The candidates bring the light of Christ into the Church, the catechumen remind us of our baptismal vows and we are asked to renew them with them, and as they're all confirmed we are likewise reminded that we are sealed in the sacrament.
Happy Easter. Christ is Risen.