Christ our light is risen, Alleluia!
Wishing you a joyful Easter season!
During Holy Week and Easter we retraced the steps of Jesus and his followers from his triumphant entrance into the city of Jerusalem through his suffering and death on the cross to his resurrection which we celebrate on Easter Sunday, and through which we find salvation from sin and death.
For Catholics, as well as many other Christians, the celebration of Easter isn’t an isolated event that happens one Sunday each spring. Every Sunday is in fact an Easter for us, a celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. But the observance of Easter itself is the culmination of a whole week of significant religious observance and spiritual renewal. (excerpt from the USCCB's "Fact of Faith: Holy Week" by Father Larry Rice)
We extend a warm welcome to all new Catholics who joined the Church on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil and if you've been away from the Church, we invite you to return during season of Easter. Locate a parish near you using our parish list
Bishop Walkowiak at the Cathedral of Saint Andrew for Holy Week & Easter
Coverage of Holy Week & Easter Liturgies
Return to the Church during Easter
Pentecost – Go and Do
On Sunday, June 4, we celebrate Pentecost and recall Christ’s command to be his witnesses to the ends of the earth.
Each year the Church celebrates 50 days of Easter, culminating at the feast of Pentecost, also known as the Birthday of the Church
. Pentecost marks the occasion of God’s sending the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ disciples after his resurrection. Before Pentecost, the disciples were unsure of what they were to do next, and spent most of their time in hiding. After Pentecost, and the gift of the Holy Spirit, they understood their mission to spread the Good News of Jesus, and they had the courage to come out of hiding and speak openly about who Jesus was, and what he had accomplished by his dying and rising.
Holy Week & Easter resources
Spiritual enrichment opportunities
Fasting & abstinence: Transformation of the heart
"Even now, says the Lord, return to me with your whole heart ..." (Joel 2:12). This Scripture begins the first reading on Ash Wednesday, and sets the tone for the entire season of Lent.