Spring is a resurrection of many things: The world around us comes to life, and it’s difficult not to feel a burst of energy. Let’s tap into the brilliance of the liturgical season of Easter and do some “spring cleaning” in four areas of family life.
Beyond the bunny: How to celebrate an Easter of faith
Preparing for Easter offers families the perfect opportunity to slowdown and prepare for the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. As with all holidays, we may find ourselves making lists, running errands, […]
Carrying the light of Easter
Oh, is there no greater joy to be felt than every Easter when we read of the stone being rolled away and the angels declaring, “He has risen!”. As we leave Mass on Easter morning, perhaps the sun is shining on us. Maybe the early birds have returned from their winter away, flitting and calling among the open branches. Some of us may jump over puddles of melted snow on our way to our cars or homes, thankful for warmer days. Maybe you are holding your child’s hand as you walk and wonder how you could make this joyful moment last forever. Talk About It: How do you carry the light of Easter with you throughout the year?
Full spring ahead
If your family is like mine, the Church calendar gets a little slippery about now. Easter Sunday was several weeks ago. The Ascension is on May 29, or is that the Assumption? I always get those two mixed up. What seems to be the “main events” of the liturgical calendar are now behind us, so we lose track. Here are three ways for you and your family to stay connected to the Church through the spring and summer.
How to embrace the sacramental season
It’s no accident that so many faith milestones take place in the spring. While the new Church year kicks off at Advent, spring is the time that many Catholics mark the beginning or renewal of their sacramental life. My springtime resolution this year is simple: Gather and celebrate more. Find help in this post!