Easter Season

We celebrate Christ's resurrection and the birth of the church.

Pentecost

The season of Easter begins Easter Sunday and ends on Pentecost, fifty days later. The feast is called Pentecost coming from the Greek word pentekoste or fiftieth. It is held in the Church second only in importance to Easter. It is best understood in context of the original feast of Pentecost in the Jewish tradition also known as Feast of Weeks.

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Celebrating Triduum

Triduum, the three holiest days from sundown Holy Thursday to sundown Easter Sunday, is a liturgical season unto itself in between the seasons of Lent and Easter. What are the roots of this season and what are the core meanings of the liturgical celebrations of Triduum?

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Easter Season

Facilitator Background

While the resurrection is an event that happened in history, it is an event that is also bigger than history; the resurrection transcends history.

Easter Season Adult Activity Resurrection and Appearance

Build a deeper relationship with Jesus and others by exploring

Easter Season Child Activity Stations of the Resurrection

Assist children to identify the Stations of the Resurrection; and their significance in the child

Easter Season Complete IG Session Stations of the Resurrection

Reflect upon the meaning of and the life application of Jesus

Easter Season Home Activity Easter Timeline

The four gospels record different versions of the resurrection stories. Become familiar with each.

Easter Season Home Activity Praying the Easter Stations

Pray the Stations of the Resurrection at home.

Easter Season LearningThroughBooks From Resurrection to Pentecost

This book is comprised of a series of short reflections/meditations on the Lectionary readings of the Easter season beginning with Easter Monday and ending on Pentecost Sunday.

Easter Season Links for the Wider Community

Recommended Websites Easter Season and The Stations of the Resurrection

Easter Family Ritual Ideas • Generations of Faith

This file has ideas for families to engage in celebrating Easter at home, from coloring eggs to lighting a special Easter candle 

Easter • Celebrate Family

Family faith sharing resources for the season of Easter

FamilyFaith@Home

Easter 2021

This resources offers families ways they can live out the Easter promise through service, prayer, and conversations at home.

Easter & Easter Season - New Life in Christ • Generations of Faith

Resources focused on Easter & Easter Season - New Life in Christ

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Easter Vigil • Generations of Faith

Resources focused on Easter Vigil

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Easter - Preparing for Baptism • Generations of Faith

Table Prayer (English & Spanish)

Easter Season Table Reflections • Generations of Faith

Ascension of the Lord

We celebrate Jesus' bodily ascension into heaven with a feast on the 40th day after Easter Sunday (or the closest Sunday) each year.

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Easter Season Social Activities • Gather Us In

Ideas meant to jump-start your own brainstorming for social activities for families. They are tentatively placed according to season, but many would work at different times of the year, particularly in different climates. These are an aid to your ingenuity, not a replacement for it. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

Easter Season Service Activities • Gather Us In

Ideas meant to jump-start your own brainstorming for service activities for families. They are tentatively placed according to season, but many would work at different times of the year, particularly in different climates. These are an aid to your ingenuity, not a replacement for it. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

Easter Egg Hunt • Gather Us In

This is a variation on the traditional Easter egg hunt. Its purpose is to have a good time while reviewing the concept of the new life we celebrate at Easter. This hunt was originally designed as an at-home activity. If you are doing this in a church setting, you will need to be creative about things like a “bed” (a blanket on a pew will do), a tub, etc. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

New Life Ritual (Easter/Spring) • Gather Us In

A simple ritual focused on signs of new life in the world and the movement from Lent to Easter. • By Kathleen O'Connell Chesto

Being Easter People Faith Festival • Faith Festivals

This Faith Festival is designed to help households live the joy and hope of Easter all year round. It gives an understanding of what Jesus' Resurrection means in the lives of families and helps them celebrate that they really are Easter people. • By Joan Weber