Feel the Joy of Being a Christian
Easter is not just a day, it is a season.
It not something past, but something eternal.
It's not just a celebration, but an attitude.
Easter is not just something that happened to Jesus,
but something that happens to us.
Easter is not the Easter bunny,
but the lamb who was slain for us.
Easter is not just a day on the calendar;
it is the whole reason for being a Christian.
Feel the joy of being a Christian, knowing that your sins are forgiven in the blood of Christ and the waters of baptism, and that Jesus Christ has given you the gift of eternal life! Don’t throw it away through sin.
The Easter candle will burn prominently as a pillar of fire in both of our churches for the 50 days of the paschal season. Easter holy water is available for you to take home and use to bless your home and your children. Bring a container from home and fill it at the baptismal font in the north church gathering area.
As Catholics, we are encouraged to read Scripture,
especially focusing on the readings included in our liturgies.
An easy way to find these and other Scripture texts is to link
to the site for the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops: Today’s