Fr. George Klybus’ Thoughts for the Seventh Sunday of Easter
Happy Easter Season! And Happy Sacramental Season!
As you know, Easter does not end with Easter Sunday…it’s only the beginning. We celebrate Easter Time, or the Easter Season for 50 days. It culminates with the celebration of Jesus’ ascension into heaven, and Pentecost, which marks the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles and birthday of the Church.
After Easter Sunday comes The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord on Thursday, May 10th. The end of Easter Time is Pentecost, which is Sunday, May 20.
The greatest of all liturgical seasons, Easter is a time to rest in “the joy of glorified life and the victory over death, expressed most fully in the great resounding cry of the Christian: Alleluia!” The Easter season is all about celebrating, but not just any kind of celebration. During Easter we are called to live out our baptism, which means we have to celebrate as Christians. Easter is intended to help us celebrate what it means to be a person of faith.
Here at Nativity, it is also Sacramental Season – Confirmation on April 29th and our First Communion on May 5th.
Both were joyous occasions for the young people receiving their sacraments, but also their families and our Faith Community here at Nativity. Please join us on Pentecost Sunday, May 20th at the 12:00 Mass as two of our RCIA Candidates receive the Holy Spirit through the Sacrament of Confirmation.
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