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The Resurrection of Jesus is such overwhelmingly Good News that a single day is not enough to celebrate it.  The Lord’s Resurrection is meant to be celebrated intensely for the whole week following Easter (known as the Octave), the whole liturgical Season of Easter (lasting until Pentecost, this year June 5th), and every Sunday thereafter (each as a mini-Easter).

Perhaps you’ve heard the phrase, “We are an Easter people.”  Good Friday was not the end.  The “Season” in which we live. . . waiting for Jesus’ second coming. . . is Easter. . . or perhaps, more fittingly, Pentecost.  Ponder that.  Celebrate that...and testify to it!  The resources below offers a menu of ideas for how to do that. 

He is risen.  Alleluia, Alleluia.

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The Pentecost Novena

Prepare to celebrate Pentecost, or maybe a family member’s Confirmation, by praying this 9-day prayer together.  Includes a Holy Spirit reflection, discussion questions, and prayer for each day.  This year the novena for Pentecost begins on May 27th.

 

 

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Living Easter Sunday

A page of ideas for celebrating Easter Sunday in a meaningful way with your family.

 

 

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Living the Easter Season

A 4-page guide with family-friendly ideas for how to celebrate the Easter season with intentionality, highlighting the various feast days from the Easter Octave to Pentecost.

 

 

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Easter Season Faith Conversations

3 pages of Sunday Gospel reflection questions so those family faith-conversations started in Lent can continue through the Easter Season.  Provides an excerpt of the Gospel and a few questions for each.

 

 

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Liturgy of Light Prayer Experience 

Double-sided page.  Based on a portion of the Easter Vigil liturgy.  This beautiful prayer experience can be celebrated at home any time during the Easter Season to help children better understand and reflect upon what they see happening at church!

 

 

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Children's Easter Coloring Sheets

15 pages of simple illustrations of the various Easter accounts from the Gospels.  If you colored Stations of the Cross for Lent (and even if you didn’t!), follow it up with the rest of the story: Jesus is alive!