Thousands Enter Church At Easter Vigils in the US

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.

Welcoming New Catholics

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio baptized 10 people at St. Leo’s Church, Corona, during the Easter Vigil service. He also confirmed 55.

Pope Walks Holy Week Path to Resurrection

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 Ambiguity of the Empty Cross

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.

Corpus Christi Youth Present Passion Play

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.

Being Easter People

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.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio

Breaking Shells That Confine Us

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.

East Elmhurst Students Thank Priests

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.

Ed Wilkinson

Now Is the Time to Prepare for Lent

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.