Seasonal Information - Easter Season
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
All the colored eggs may have already been gathered and the chocolate devoured, but Easter is not yet over! The Easter season, sometimes referred to as Eastertide, spans the 50 days from the Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday and is celebrated in joy and exultation as one feast day, as one "Great Sunday."
The word Easter comes from Old English and simply means the "East," referring to the sun which rises in the East, bringing light, warmth, and hope. For Christians, it is symbolic of the rising Christ, who is the true Light of the world. The Paschal Candle, a central symbol of this divine light, is kept near the ambo throughout the Easter season, and is lit for all liturgical celebrations.
How very appropriate that Springtime and the Easter season both bring forth the promise of new beginnings. Alleluia!
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Pentecost Mass for Newly Baptized Babies
June 9, 10:00 am Mass, St. Maria Goretti Church
Every year on Pentecost, the birthday of the Church, St. Maria Goretti honors all the babies that were baptized in the parish that year. Please join us in welcoming them into our parish family, and encouraging them to raise their children in our Catholic faith. Collation to follow.
Pentecost Sunday Sundaes
June 9, after the 11:00 am Mass, Our Lady of the Assumption Church Hall
Celebrate the Church's birthday with ice cream! The young and young-at-heart, the single-scoop and the everything-but-the-kitchen-sink, the no-napkin-needed and the better-wear-a-bib types are all welcome.