Home Faith Resources: Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil/Easter Sunday Edition
We hope these resources will aid your family in reflecting on the readings for the weekend and inspire faith conversations with your friends and family.
We will be live-streaming the
7:30 PM Mass of The Lord's Supper on Thursday
1 PM Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
8 PM Easter Vigil on Saturday
, and the
10 AM Easter Sunday Mass
on Facebook. You can find these Masses/Service and all of our live-streams
, even if you don't have a Facebook account.
There will be a version of Home Faith Resources for each day of the Triduum.
Home Worship Service
Bringing Home the Gospel
Gospel at Home
Reflection from Fr Moser
Easter season, a time when we rejoice for 50 days by singing and proclaiming “Alleluia”. This year we have more reason than ever to celebrate and to be filled with joy as we notice signs of spring and signs that the coronavirus pandemic is weakening. Join me in reading and reflecting or meditating on
Preface I of Easter
It is truly right and just, our duty and our salvation, at all times to acclaim you, O Lord, but in this time above all to laud you yet more gloriously, when Christ our Passover has been sacrificed. For he is the true Lamb who has taken away the sins of the world; by dying he has destroyed our death, and by rising, restored our life. Therefore, overcome with paschal joy, every land, every people exults in your praise and even the heavenly Powers, with the angelic hosts, sing together the unending hymn of your glory, as they acclaim:
Holy, Holy, Holy Lord God of hosts
Among the celebrations and feasts we will celebrate during Easter Season 2021 are: Divine Mercy Sunday, Jesus our Good Shepherd, First Communions [on April 17 & 25 and May 2], Saint Joseph the Worker [May 1], Mother’s Day [May 9], The Ascension of the Lord [May 15 & 16], Pentecost Sunday [May 22 & 23], Confirmation [May 23], Baptisms and Graduations. Check the bulletin each week for details.
Questions to Reflect upon this week:
What change could the hope of the resurrection of Christ inspire you to make?
What bad habit would you like to "clear out" during the hopeful time of this Easter season?
Choose one of the Following Activities to help your family live the readings this week
Jesus rose from the dead to a new and more glorious life. Discuss ways that your family can celebrate the new life of Easter this week.
Make a large cross on poster paper. Have each member of the family decorate it with his or her favorite Easter symbols. Talk about how the Resurrection of Jesus impacts the way you view the world.
Color Easter eggs together as a family. Share the good news about Jesus.
Make an Easter card to send to those who were baptized at the Easter Vigil or to those baptized Christians who became full members of the Catholic Church.
Weekly Justice Challenge
The Good News of the resurrection is proclaimed this week in our Scripture readings. This good news is meant for everyone. Jesus was and is a universal savior. One of the insights we receive on Easter Sunday comes from Acts 10. Peter, struggling to be faithful to the teachings of Jesus, announces that he has learned that “God shows no partiality.” This helped to shape many decisions made by the early Church leaders—and it should form our decisions as well. Your challenge this week is to examine how well you live by God’s example. Do you personally and/or as a household show partiality to particular groups of people based on their race, religion, economic level, or occupation? Do you exclude any groups on the same basis? If your reflection reveals partiality to some and exclusion of others, make a commitment to change. Identify three steps you can take so that in the future you can say that you, like God, show no partiality.
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Saint of the Week
Saint Ludovico of Casoria
Feast Day-April 5
Patron Saint of Builders, Businessmen, Reconciliation
Click on the image below for a short bio and reflection
Videos for Adults
Videos for Kids and families
You can drop off your Rice Bowls at the Church in any of the boxes marked for them
St Joseph Corner
Pope Francis Declares this the Year of St. Joseph
December 8, 2020 - December 8, 2021
Look here for resources to help you celebrate the Year of St Joseph
There are a myriad of great reasons for being Catholic. The problem is, we Catholics aren't exactly great at telling the world about our Faith. This is our chance to change that in a little way.
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