Christ is risen, Alleluia! Take a look back with us over Holy Week and Easter. See links to photos and videos from the week below. View Easter resources.
A look back at Lent and Holy Week
Following the 40 days of Lent, we entered Holy Week, a time when we retrace the steps of Jesus and his followers from their triumphant arrival in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through Christ’s passion, death and resurrection, the means through which we find salvation from sin and death.
The shortest and holiest season of the Church liturgical year is the Easter triduum—from the evening of Holy Thursday (when our Lenten observance officially concludes) to the evening of Easter. Though chronologically three days, liturgically they are one day which unfolds the unity of Christ’s Paschal Mystery.
Find a parish near you for the celebration of Easter Mass
Pope Francis: Holy Week schedule
For Catholics, and many other Christians, the celebration of Easter isn’t an isolated event that happens one Sunday each spring. Every Sunday is an Easter for us, a celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. But the observance of Easter itself is the culmination of a whole week of significant religious observances and spiritual renewal. (excerpt from the USCCB’s “Fact of Faith: Holy Week” by Father Larry Rice)
Welcoming new Catholics at Easter
We warmly welcome Catholics returning to or new Catholics joining the Church on Holy Saturday – especially the 171 catechumens and 186 candidates in our diocese. If you’ve been away from the Church for a while, we invite you to return during the season of Easter. Find a parish, or read more about joining/returning to the Church.