JESUS CHRIST IS TRULY RISEN!
EASTER SUNDAY FALLS ON APRIL 12th THIS YEAR
Three Days: The Holy Triduum of Easter begins the night of Holy Thursday
"The summit of the whole liturgical year is in the Sacred Easter Triduum of the passion and resurrection of the Lord, which is prepared for by 40 days of Lent and then celebrated for the 50 days of the Easter Season."
Pope John Paul II,
Pastoral Letter "Paschalis sollemnitatis", 16 January 1988
Our Holy Week, Triduum and Easter Season will be different this year. Out of love for humanity, created in the likeness and image of God, the Catholic Church has suspended all public liturgies and other activities in Indiana and in many. many places throughout the world.
And yet we know that our Redeemer lives! In heaven, the angels worship before the throne of God - and this is the TRUE Mass, the eternal Passover, of which our earthly Mass is but a reflection. The Mass goes on in Heaven! Alleluia!
Resources to Celebrate Easter at Home
There are many wonderful Easter Masses being broadcast. Besides the diocesan Mass with Bishop Kevin Rhoades, here are a few suggestions:
Mass from Notre Dame University Basilica, South Bend
Mass with Bishop Robert Barron, Los Angeles, California
Mass from EWTN
Santa Misa en español de la Universidad de Notre Dame en South Bend, Indiana
Santa Misa en español de San Fernando, California
Perhaps even better than TV Mass is for family to gather and pray together, for each household is truly the Domestic Church, the basic building block of the Church Universal - One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic.
An excellent resource is found at worship.pastoral.center
Our parish has a subscription, so use it freely and often!