The 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost mark the most important time in the liturgical year. In fact, according the USCCB, the days that make up the Easter season are celebrated as one long feast day. During this time we are called to proclaim "Alleluia!" and celebrate Christ's victory over death in a special way. Here are 5 ways you can keep celebrating Easter:
So a quick recap in case you did not read last week’s blog. We discovered that Shirley was pregnant, and after the initial shock, Shirley settled in and prepared for our new child. I melted like ice cream on a hot summer day!
In two days we will celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday which was established by Pope Saint John Paul II in 2000. But Christ’s unfathomable mercy has been available to us long before the Church officially instituted a day to celebrate it. Saint Paul, one of the first Christians, was eager to remind us of that:
We know from the Bible that there is a temporal connection between Passover and Easter—Jesus’ Passion takes place right after he eats the Passover meal with his disciples. But this timing is more than just a coincidence. Jesus’ Passion, death, and resurrection is actually the fulfillment of the Passover.