Wishing you a joyful Easter!
Christ indeed from death is risen, our new life obtaining. Have mercy, victor King, ever reigning!
(from the Sequence victimae paschali laudes)
From our Sunday celebration of Christ’s resurrection to Pentecost, the 50 days of Easter are characterized, above all, by the joy of glorified life and the victory over death. For Christians, Easter means death points toward life, not away from it. During these challenging times, let us find renewal and hope in Christ’s resurrection. Let us direct our minds and hearts to what is above during this Easter season and always!
Bishop Walkowiak’s Holy Week and Easter letter and message:
WATCH Live: Sunday 10 a.m. Mass from the Cathedral of Saint Andrew
Recursos Espirituales Durante la Cuarentena
Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi message (Vatican website, multiple languages)
Pope’s Easter Urbi et Orbi message: “The contagion of hope” (Vatican News)
Sunday of Divine Mercy: April 19, 2020 (USCCB)
Plenary indulgence for the Faithful during the COVID-19 pandemic
The gift of special Indulgences is granted to ALL the faithful during this time. This includes anyone suffering because of COVID-19, including those who are sick with the disease, commonly known as coronavirus, as well as to health care workers, family members and all those who in any capacity, including through prayer, care for them. Certain conditions should be met. Click “Decree details” below for more information:
Decree details (Vatican) | Learn more about plenary indulgences (EWTN)
A Guide for celebrating the Easter season at Home (FAITH Catholic)
From the USCCB: