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Easter Sunday is Over, Now What?

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Easter Sunday has ended.  Now What?  The octave of Easter comprises the eight days which stretch from the first to the second Sunday. It is a way of prolonging the joy of the initial day.  In a sense, every day of the Octave is like a little Sunday.  There are 50 days of Easter from the first Sunday to Pentecost. It is characterized, above all, by the joy of glorified life and the victory over death expressed most fully in the great resounding cry of the Christian

What did the Priest chant at the beginning of the Easter Vigil?  That was The Exsultet: The Proclamation of Easter

Questions and answers on the Paschal Triduum.  A very informative version of questions and answers from 1998 (some issues have been changed since then) may be found in "The Lent, Triduum, and Easter Answer Book: Ml Answers the 101 Most-Asked Questions" authored by Rev. Paul J. Niemann.  A copy is also available in the parish library.

How do I keep the Easter momentum going in my life? 

  • Pray daily, perhaps using some form of the Liturgy of the Hours.

  • Attend daily Mass when your schedule permits.

  • Read and pray with Scripture - take time to let it influence your day.

  • Read the weekly Easter Reflections by parishioners.

  • Gather for fellowship with others from your parish.

  • Volunteer to serve in ministries within your parish.

  • Continue to make a good confession on a regular basis.

  • Attend a retreat, spiritual offerings in your parish or local community, and/or read spiritual offerings and witnesses to faithful Gospel living.

  • Prepare for Pentecost

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