I love that Easter is not just one day… for us Catholics we have from now until Pentecost for our Easter Celebration. This also means that the paschal candle will be lit at all services from Easter Day through to Pentecost, when the Church celebrates the coming of the Holy Spirit, marking the conclusion of the Easter season, the “Great Fifty Days” of Easter.
Proclaiming the resurrection of Jesus, the paschal candle remains in its place in the sanctuary or near the ambo until Pentecost. After Pentecost, throughout the rest of the year the candle is bit at every baptism and funeral celebrated by our parish. At baptisms it is used to light the candles that represent the light of Christ.