Home Features Calendar - Lent Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil By The Editors April 11, 2009 Return to the Lent calendar. Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil We celebrate the Easter Vigil after sundown on Holy Saturday. We start with the church in darkness, and then slowly the introduction of light makes its way into our presence by lighting candles from the great Easter candle (Paschal candle), and as Jesus’ resurrection grows stronger, more light opens into the congregation. The evening is also marked by the Baptism of the elect, those who have been preparing to enter into the church. Those of us not being baptized are called to renew our own baptismal promises as well. Fast from impatience. Pray for the patience to accept Christ’s coming into your life. (If that seems too abstract to you, pray for a greater sense of hope and love in your life.) Give yourself time to decide where you would like to donate the money in your FastPrayGive Bowl. (Your FastPrayGive Bowl is a container you’ve set aside to hold the money saved from various fasting challenges, to be used for whatever charity you choose at the end of Lent.) Slipped up? Don’t give up. Start again and share yourstruggles at our “Slip Support Station” on Facebook. Today’s prize is: a tin of Busted Halo M&M’s To see a list of the winners so far, click here. To win today’s prize: Give us your name and email address along with the email address of one friend you’d like to introduce to BustedHalo.com® (or now, you can put your name in both spaces) using the form below by 3 a.m. EST tonight. (We will, in turn, send them one email asking them to register for our Busted Halo® weekly email updates. We do not SPAM people nor do we share our email lists with any third parties. Read contest rules here.) Return to the Lent calendar.