Celebrate the joy of the Easter Season

The Easter Season is 50 days, from March 31 to May 19, Pentecost Sunday. This Easter Season, we invite you to be intentional about proclaiming and celebrating the Risen Christ throughout this joyous season.

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Happy Easter from Archbishop Etienne

Watch Archbishop's special Easter greeting and message in this video. For Spanish speakers, click on CC for Spanish captions.

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Celebrate the joy of Easter

  • Say the Paschal greeting every day: "Christ is risen. He is risen indeed!"
  • 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.
  • Witness Christ's joy.  If asked why you are joyful and hopeful, have the courage to give Christ as your source.
  • Serve others with joy and pray for others.
  • Joyfully feast. Easter is the feast of all feasts, a time of celebrating and feasting. Enjoy dessert tonight!

Other ways to live Easter joy

Learn more about Easter

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

Read the daily Gospel

Start or re-start a habit of reading the daily Gospel, provided by the USCCB.  Also available in audio format.

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 a Year

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

Listen to Catechism in a Year

Another great podcast from Father Mike Schmitz. You can start any time. Start today.

Add Catholic media

Tired of only hearing secular news? Go to Northwest Catholic's website,  sign up for  their weekly newsletter, or explore 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.

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.

Start a gratitude journal

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

Seek the Eucharist

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

Pray the Regina Coeli

During the Easter Season, it''s traditional to pray the Regina Coeli instead of the Angelus at noon.  

Pray the Via Lucis

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

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.

Go on a local prayer trek

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

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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.

Parishes: and schools:  Promote the Easter Season and ways to celebrate with these digital assets:  English | Spanish

Link to archseattle.org/Easter.


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