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SAGINAW— The Most Rev. Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, celebrated the Easter Vigil Mass on Saturday, March 26, with the Rev. Andrew Booms at the Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption in Saginaw.

The Easter Vigil is a joyful night-watch by Christians who have gathered to celebrate the most important feast in the life of the Church – the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

The Vigil Mass begins outdoors with the blessing of the Easter fire. It is during the Vigil that more than 200 people across the diocese and thousands more around the world will join the Catholic Church as they receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and first Eucharist.