EASTER

 

Easter is the high point of the Church's year.

 

The most important time is the three days we call the Easter (or Paschal) Triduum, from Holy Thursday night to Easter Sunday evening.

 

Sacraments like Reconciliation or Marriage are not scheduled on these days.

 

The sacred rites of the Triduum reach their climax with the Easter Vigil of Holy Saturday night when we celebrate the Baptism, Confirmation and First Eucharist of unbaptised adults and children.

 

Usually at Easter Sunday Mass and at other times in the Easter season we celebrate infant baptisms.

 

These celebrations joyfully remind us that we have been gifted with new life through Christ who rose from the dead.

 

Together we witness Christ alive among us.

 

Pentecost, the 50th day of Easter, brings the season to a close by sending us out empowered by the Holy Spirit to bring others to Christ.