April 6, 2012. (Romereports.com) Holy Saturday
is the day when Catholics commemorate the day Jesus was laid to rest in his tomb.
It's the third day of the Triduum, just day before his Resurrection.
On Holy Saturday, Mass is not celebrated during the day.
In fact the altars are left empty until an Easter Vigil takes place at night, one the eve of Easter Sunday.
During that vigil, a priest blesses a flame
that is used to light a candle that represents the Risen Lord.
Members of the congregation quickly follow by lighting their own small candles. Seven readings are read, before praying the 'Gloria.' It's also here that Catholics renew their baptismal promises.
On this day, some adults joining the Church, receive the Sacrament of Baptism.