The Joy of the Easter Season
The Catholic church always marks Easter by the first Sunday after the first full moon of the Spring Equinox. That is why the date changes each year and falls somewhere between March 22 and April 25. At the Easter Vigil, we are given the opportunity to strengthen our commitment to our faith. We renew our sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation. We continue our faith and God’s commitment to humanity. The sacraments of initiation are important to Sacred Heart School because our students are learning about them and receiving some of them while they are here. We want our children to belong.
We want them to be aware that they are a part of something much larger than themselves. From the beautiful church, to the formality of prayer, the Rosary, the statues, the Saints, the Stations of the Cross and the presence of clergy, we know we are living with the presence of Jesus. Now we are living in the season of Easter and we are filled with joy. The Easter message of the devastation of Good Friday and the Resurrection on Easter is not lost on our children. This perfect example of faith is what will guide our young people through the trials of growing up. We know, all too well, that it is hard. We know the rough days that lie ahead for our children. They will be left out. They will be lost and they will hurt. There is no way to protect them from the trials of living in the world. We want them to live a full life and experience each day but that means they will have to handle the hard times too. When the days are filled with uncertainty and life seems unfair, we can remind them to have faith; to never give up hope. Continue to let Christ be your light; your guide and we will never be disappointed. We can conquer all things when we believe and live with the story of Easter in our heart. As adults, we know they will need this gift as they struggle and develop in the world. Let’s celebrate the joy of Easter. We are truly blessed with the gift of love. All things are possible through the love of Christ.
Anne Atkin, Principal
The Catholic Faith Store. True meaning of Easter. Retrieved April 24, 2019