Until today. It is quiet. The normal bustle is replaced by the peaceful watching, waiting for the great blast at the Easter Vigil.
What happens at parishes on Holy Saturday: most are decorating for the Vigil, setting up the flowers, training of servers, polishing things up to look good for tomorrow.
But it is still quiet. When I was out at a normal parish, this day was strange, I tell you. Normally on a Saturday, the ball fields were bustling from early until the late afternoon Mass.
Not on this day.
I would love to offer a 'Day of Reflection,' especially for Catechumens, but open to anyone in the parish. Sadly, we don't have anyone this year here at the Cathedral.
I would love to have the chance to reflect on the unique nature of this day with the parishioners. I guess it is a project for when I get my own parish.
Until then, read this, an anonymous homily from Holy Saturday, which says it better than ever I could.