The Easter Season this Year
The 2020 Easter Season spans the weeks from Easter Sunday on April 12, 2020 to the Feast of Pentecost May 31, 2020. The Sunday accounts from the Gospel of John are filled with wonder and grace, with images and the language of poetry. But, the words of Jesus are heartfelt, strong, and invitations to draw closer to Him, to implore his merciful love, and to follow his commands as faithfully as grace leads us to so do.
Since we all are quarantined, I decided to provide spiritual resources for the Holy Days. I trust the enclosed suggestions and comments will unite us during this communal time of “Christian High Holy Days” at a moment in history when we cannot be physically together to celebrate them. I also hope that anyone consulting these pages and praying with us is well and will stay well during this coronavirus epidemic.
by Andrea Weaver & Laura Fonte
As we celebrate the Feast of the Annunciation and Mary’s YES and as we approach the High Holy Days, consider spending 10 minutes in the morning with God. Just as we choose to spend time with a new friend in order to grow the relationship, we must do the same with God. Over time, we are able to develop an intimacy akin to that of a spouse, dear sibling or best friend.
“After all, it really is all of humanity that is under threat during a pandemic.” ~ Margaret Chan
“A united humanity will be able to confront the many troubling problems of the present time: from the menace of terrorism to the humiliating poverty in which millions of human beings live, from the proliferation of weapons to the pandemics and the environmental destruction which threatens the future of our planet.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI