For if we have grown into union with him through a death like his, we shall also be united with him in the resurrection. Romans 6:5

After the startling events of Good Friday, Holy Saturday dawns quietly on the third day of the Triduum. It’s a day to remain in the tomb and await the biggest event in the Christian calendar – celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. However, for some special people, called “Elect” and “Candidates” in the RCIA process, anticipation  occupies all of their thoughts on Holy Saturday. Tonight, they will be initiated into the Catholic Church at the great Easter Vigil, the most dramatic and joyful event of the year.  Like Jesus, they are ready to rise from the tomb of their past life and be created anew. During the Vigil, we are all reminded of this shared destiny. The tomb, then, becomes a birthing place. Through Jesus, death no longer has power over us!