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The Easter Vigil is the "Mother of All Vigils." Easter Sunday, then, is the greatest of all Sundays, and Easter Time is the most important of all liturgical times. Easter is the celebration of the Lord's resurrection from the dead, culminating in his Ascension to the Father and sending of the Holy Spirit upon the Church. 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: Alleluia!

Read Bishop Libasci's Easter Message

Find some great resources for celebrating Easter by clicking on the links below.

Stations of the Light

Celebrating the Easter Season

Easter Articles from Our Sunday Visitor

Educational Resources:

Loyola Press

RCL Benziger


Easter Vigil Photos

At their Easter Vigil Mass, St. Joseph Cathedral Parish welcomed new members of their faith community who entered the Church through Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion.