Celebrate the joy of the Easter Season

The Easter Season is 50 days, from April 17 to June 5, Pentecost Sunday. This Easter Season, we invite you to be intentional about proclaiming and celebrating the Risen Christ throughout this joyous season.

Happy Easter from Archbishop Etienne

In this video, Archbishop Etienne invites you to fully celebrate the joy of the Easter Season.  After watching the video, scroll down for ideas.

 

Archbishop's homilies and reflections

Ways to celebrate all 50 days

Learn about Easter

Go to the USCCB's page, What is Easter?, to learn more about it and share with others.

Light a Paschal candle

Make your own or just use a simple white candle and say the Paschal greeting with your family as you light it at dinner.

Pray your daily 15

Resolve this Easter Season to spend 15 uninterrupted minutes with our Lord every day. It will change you.

Listen to Bible in a Year

Father Mike Schmitz's podcast tops the charts for a reason. You can start any time. Start today.

Start a gratitude journal

Every day, write down something you are grateful for to God.

Say a daily aspiration

Find a joyful quote or aspiration from Scripture to say every day this Easter. Philippians 4:4 is a good start.

Pray for others' joy

Start a prayer list in a journal or on the notes app on your phone to remind yourself for your daily prayers.  Let others know you are praying for them.

Say the Paschal greeting

Say the Paschal greeting every day: "Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!"

Joyfully feast

Easter is the feast of all feasts, a time of celebrating and feasting. Enjoy dessert tonight!

Witness Christ's joy

If asked why you are joyful and hopeful, have the courage to give Christ as your source.

Celebrate with music

Make an Easter song list, from Haydn to praise songs. Anything uplifting.

Faith-filled Easter baskets

Add some faith to their Easter baskets.  Check out some great ideas here.

Explore Catholic media

Tired of only hearing secular news? Go to Northwest Catholic's website or try other Catholic media options.

Pray Liturgy of the Hours

This prayer of the Church marks the hours of each day. Start with just Morning or Evening Prayer. The Laudate app makes it easy.

Seek the Eucharist

Christ is risen and is present in the Eucharist. Seek him at Mass and adoration.

Pray the Via Lucis

These Stations of the Resurrection focus on events from the Resurrection. Read more on Northwest Catholic.

Celebrate with baking

Bake all Easter season: Paschal Lamb cake, Resurrection cookies, lamb bread ...

Go on a local prayer trek

Hike two local outdoor stations of the cross or bike a local rosary route.  Learn more.

Serve others joyfully

Look for ways you can show Christ's love to others, helping a neighbor or at your parish.

Share the joy

Leave a bowl of sealed Easter candy on your front porch with a "Happy Easter" sign to thank delivery people.

Make a sweet reminder

Put 50 chocolate foil Easter eggs or jelly beans in a jar and eat one a day to remind you it's the Easter season.

Easter Solemnities

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Mary with crown, May crowning

Honor Mary this May

May is part of the Easter season, and it's the month we celebrate and honor Mary, the Mother of God and our mother.  Ways to honor Mary:

  • Pray the rosary, every day if possible.
  • Pray the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  • Do a May crowning of Mary at your parish or at home.
  • Create a mini Marian grotto with a statue of Mary.
  • Celebrate the anniversary of our Lady's apparition at Fatima on May 13, the Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on May 31.

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