Celebrate Easter Season

Easter Season is 50 Days of Rejoicing -- HE IS RISEN!

Our Easter Season begins with the Easter Vigil on the eve of Easter Sunday.  The Easter Vigil is the "Mother of All Vigils" and concludes the Triduum celebration which is a single celebration over three great days.  Easter Sunday is the greatest of all Sundays, and Easter Time is the most important of all liturgical times.

Easter is the celebration of
the Lord's resurrection from the dead, culminating in his Ascension to the Father and sending of the Holy Spirit upon the Church. There are 50 days of Easter from the first Sunday to Pentecost.  It is characterized by the joy of glorified life and the victory over death, expressed most fully in the great resounding cry of the Christian:  Alleluia!   All faith flows from faith in the resurrection:  "If Christ has not been raised, then empty is our preaching; empty, too, is your faith." (1 Cor 15:14)

The word "Easter" comes from Old English, meaning simply the "East." The sun which rises in the East, bringing light, warmth and hope, is a symbol for the Christian of the rising Christ, who is the true Light of the world. The Paschal Candle is a central symbol of this divine light, which is Christ.  The Paschal Candle is near the ambo throughout Easter Time, and lighted for all liturgical celebrations.  After Easter Season this large candle remains in sanctuary and lighted for special occasions such as Baptism.

Easter Season 2018
Eve of
Easter Sunday (April 1, 2108) to Pentecost Sunday (May 20, 2018)