Easter and Lent
The deepest and most central mystery of the Christian faith is that of Jesus' Passion, Resurrection, and Ascension - the Pascal Mystery. For 40 days we journey through Lent, challenging ourselves to discard our false self and begin embracing our transformation into our true self. With the days of fasting over the time finally arrives to participate in the Easter Banquet and celebrate Christ's resurrection. This is a time when the Christian community welcomes new members through the initiation rites of Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion. Welcome and encourage new members to our Christian family to appreciate and treasure sacred art, music, and literature by honoring and celebrating their new beginning with a gift.