The Easter Vigil is the “Mother of All Vigils” and Easter Sunday is the greatest of all Sundays. The season of Easter is the most important of all liturgical times, which Catholics celebrate as the Lord’s resurrection from the dead, culminating in his Ascension to the Father and sending of the Holy Spirit upon the Church.– The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, “Easter”
The fifty days between Easter Sunday and Pentecost are known collectively in the Catholic tradition as “Easter.” During this time of the year, we celebrate in a special way the resurrection of Jesus Christ and His victory over death.
Easter begins with Easter Sunday. In this Easter season, we rejoice in the Resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, and the time He spent on Earth after His Resurrection.
Join us as we celebrate this special season! Find a parish near you.
Pray The Exsultet: The Proclamation of Easter with this resource from the USCCB, and meditate on Jesus’ death and triumphant resurrection.
For more resources to help you make the most of this Easter Season, visit the Hallow page here.
Pentecost is fifty days after Easter, the day the Holy Spirit was unleashed upon the Apostles and the Blessed Mother, who had spent the preceding nine days in prayer.
Join Cardinal Dolan in a Pentecost Novena starting after Ascension Thursday to experience those nine days of prayer and contemplation in preparation for Pentecost.