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Celebrate the Easter season from Easter Sunday through Pentecost with written, audio and video resources.

Seasonal Features
Easter to Pentecost


Easter e-cards
Send cards to continue living the Easter message.



Sunday Soundbites
with Father Greg Friedman, O.F.M.

Easter Sunday
Second Sunday of Easter
Third Sunday of Easter
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Fifth Sunday of Easter
Sixth Sunday of Easter
Ascension of the Lord
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Pentecost


More Easter Inspiration

Sacred Art: Etching Faith Onto Eggs
The egg and the Easter season both symbolize new life. Sister Rita Keshock breathes new life into an ancient Byzantine style.

Immersed in God's Love: Our Sacraments of Initiation
Fr. Tom Richstatter, O.F.M. reflects on the sacraments at the heart of our Easter celebration.

Thérèse of Lisieux: Our Easter Season Spiritual Guide
If our life experiences and the Church’s liturgical year seem out of sync, this Doctor of the Church can help.

The Journey to Easter
A parish experiences the joys of the Easter Vigil as it welcomes new members into the Church.

The First Pentecost
A narrative account of the first Pentecost where a new Church has begun.

We Believe in the Resurrection
The Resurrection is the crowning event in the historical life of Jesus. Learn what happened during the Resurrection and how the Resurrection launched the Christian faith and shaped our belief in Jesus’ identity.

Easter and Sacraments of Initiation
Gifts of the Holy Spirit from the Catholic Update Video,
"Sealed With God's Spirit"

Called by Name from the Catholic Update Video,
"Adult Baptism: Exploring Its Meaning"

Life Is Yours from "Resurrection Power"
by Megan McKenna


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Pius X: Pope Pius X is perhaps best remembered for his encouragement of the frequent reception of Holy Communion, especially by children. 
<p>The second of 10 children in a poor Italian family, Joseph Sarto became Pius X at 68, one of the 20th century’s greatest popes. </p><p>Ever mindful of his humble origin, he stated, “I was born poor, I lived poor, I will die poor.” He was embarrassed by some of the pomp of the papal court. “Look how they have dressed me up,” he said in tears to an old friend. To another, “It is a penance to be forced to accept all these practices. They lead me around surrounded by soldiers like Jesus when he was seized in Gethsemani.” </p><p>Interested in politics, he encouraged Italian Catholics to become more politically involved. One of his first papal acts was to end the supposed right of governments to interfere by veto in papal elections—a practice that reduced the freedom of the 1903 conclave which had elected him. </p><p>In 1905, when France renounced its agreement with the Holy See and threatened confiscation of Church property if governmental control of Church affairs were not granted, Pius X courageously rejected the demand. </p><p>While he did not author a famous social encyclical as his predecessor had done, he denounced the ill treatment of indigenous peoples on the plantations of Peru, sent a relief commission to Messina after an earthquake and sheltered refugees at his own expense. </p><p>On the 11th anniversary of his election as pope, Europe was plunged into World War I. Pius had foreseen it, but it killed him. “This is the last affliction the Lord will visit on me. I would gladly give my life to save my poor children from this ghastly scourge.” He died a few weeks after the war began and  was canonized in 1954.</p> American Catholic Blog If we have been saved and sustained by a love so deep that death itself couldn’t destroy it, then that love will see us through whatever darkness we are experiencing in our lives.

 
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May this birthday mark the beginning of new and exciting adventures.
St. Helen
Send an e-card to remind those struggling with a broken marriage that you, God, and the Church still love and support them.
Mary's Flower - Oxeye Daisy
Show your devotion to Mary by sending an e-card in her honor.



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