The Easter liturgies — with the fire, sharing of light from the paschal candle, the renewal of baptismal promises and the proclamation that Jesus has risen — assure people that it is never too late to start again, Pope Francis said.
Christ’s victory over death proclaims a second chance for all, pope says
Schedule of Holy Week and Easter liturgies, retreats, interpreted Masses
Area religious communities are offering a variety of prayer opportunities.
Even in time of pandemic, Easter proclaims the victory of life, pope says
Pope Francis blessed a fire, lit the Easter candle and called Christians to keep kindling sparks of hope, knowing that Jesus has risen and death will not have the last word.
Reflections for Holy Week
Scripture readings guide the faithful through Holy Week.
Vatican issues decree for Holy Week liturgies with pandemic restrictions
Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments issues guidelines March 20 for celebrating the Triduum and Easter liturgies without the presence of the faithful.
Have hope in the midst of today’s turmoil, Bishop Kettler says at Easter Vigil
Bishop Donald Kettler celebrated the Easter Vigil at St. Mary’s Cathedral April 20.
At Easter the stones of sin, despair are rolled away, pope says at vigil
As individuals and as a church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the proclamation that the Lord is victorious and his love will triumph, Pope Francis said.
This is our night for telling stories
What if reading every night, to others or ourselves, could glimmer with the memory of Easter Vigil?
This is our night for telling stories. A night for remembering who we are.