During what the Roman Missal describes as the “mother of all vigils,” the U.S. Catholic Church welcomed thousands of new Catholics at the Easter Vigil in churches big and small across the country.
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio baptized 10 people at St. Leo’s Church, Corona, during the Easter Vigil service. He also confirmed 55.
With tens of thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square April 16, Pope Francis called on Christians to be instruments of Christ’s outreach to refugees and migrants, victims of war and exploitation, famine and loneliness.
The cross is a captivatingly ambiguous symbol. When embraced to evoke life, it reminds us that it was an instrument of death. When embraced to remind us of the injustice of Jesus’ suffering and death, it points to hope in the resurrection.
To prepare their parish community for Holy Week, youth ministry members and Confirmation candidates at Corpus Christi Church, Woodside, presented a Passion Play for the parish community.
We have to live as people who truly believe not only in the resurrection of Jesus, but also that the resurrection of Jesus has made a difference in our own lives. This becomes apparent through our worship, outreach and service.
by Father John Catoir
I wish you a Happy Easter, and I send you this blessing with my love and prayers.
My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,
Each year, children and families participate in Easter egg hunts and the coloring of Easter eggs. At the White House, generally over 30,000 children gather on the White House lawn for this annual event and a large portion of those attending are children from military families.
To show their gratitude to the retired priests at the Bishop Mugavero Residence, students from Our Lady of Fatima School in East Elmhurst prepared Easter gifts for them.
At Sunday Mass, Father Steve told the congregants that they should not wait until Ash Wednesday to plan how they would observe Lent. Now is the time. Many with good intentions wait until Lent begins and then before you know it, half the season is over and we haven’t even begun preparing for Easter Sunday.