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Corpus Celebrates Easter Season 2013

Posted on: April 3rd, 2013

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What is Easter?  Is it the bunny rabbit?  Is it about eggs?

At Corpus Christi Catholic School it is the celebration of the longest liturgical season in our faith.  Without Easter—without the Resurrection of Christ—there would be no Christian Faith. Christ’s Resurrection is the proof of His Divinity.

To help understand Easter, we’ve researched and compiled some questions and answers:

When is Easter?

Easter season extends all the way to Pentecost Sunday, the 50th day after Easter, and encompasses such major feasts as Divine Mercy Sunday and Ascension.

Which season is longer Easter or Christmas?

Easter lasts 50 days, while Christmas Season lasts 40 days.

How do we prepare for Easter?

We, as Catholics, prepare for it during Lent and Holy Week and our catechumens receive the sacraments of initiation:  Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation at our Saturday Easter Vigil.

Why do Catholics celebrate the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Initiation at Easter?

Because Jesus brought us the promise of new life, both in Heaven and on earth. “Thy Kingdom come, on earth as it is in Heaven,” begins to be fulfilled on Easter Sunday.

What is a Catholic’s Easter duty?

Catholic Church made it a requirement for all Catholics to receive Communion at least once per year, during the Easter season. The Church also urges the faithful to receive the Sacrament of Confession in preparation for that Easter Communion, though you’re only required to go to Confession if you have committed a mortal sin.

1 Corinthians 15:14, “If Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain.”

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