The Easter Vigil is the "Mother of All Vigils."Easter Sunday, then, 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, above all, by the joy of glorified life and the victory over death, expressed most fully in the great resounding cry of the Christian:Alleluia!
Jesus Christ is Risen! Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus, the central feast of Christianity. Learn more about Easter and find Easter activities.
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Why Do Catholics Celebrate The Easter Vigil?
by Rev. Lawrence Rice, CSP
You may notice that many Christians observe Easter Sunday a little differently than Catholics do. For lots of churches, the peak celebration is Easter Sunday, maybe even a service at sunrise. Most Catholics will tell you that for us, Easter Sunday is almost anti-climactic. That’s because for us, the most significant celebration was the night before, at the Easter Vigil. Read more >>
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has a great web site with many, many resources. The link below is great for finding out liturgical notes for Easter.
Celebrate the Easter season from Easter Sunday through Pentecost with written, audio and video resources. Read more >> http://www.americancatholic.org/features/default.aspx?id=22
Family Activities to Celebrate the Easter Season
Easter is the most important feast of the Christian year—so important that the Church sets aside a seven-week season to rejoice in Christ’s victory over sin and death.
How can a family sustain this “Easter spirit” of celebration all the way to Pentecost? Here are fifty ways to celebrate the fifty days. But don’t try to do them all! Each week, just pick a few ideas that seem right for you. You’ll be rejoicing long after the last jelly bean is gone!