April 15, 2017 - HOLY SATURDAY
11am - Blessing of the Food Baskets
8:15pm - EASTER VIGIL (There is no 5pm or 7:30pm vigil Mass on this date)
April 16, 2017 - EASTER SUNDAY
8:15am, 10am, & 11:45am in the Church (with concurrent Masses in the Parish Hall at 8:15am, 10am, & **11:45am)
**The 11:45am Mass in the Parish Hall will be in Spanish
Easter is the principal feast of the ecclesiastical year. Commemorating the slaying of the true Lamb of God and the Resurrection of Christ, the corner-stone upon which faith is built, it is also the oldest feast of the Christian Church, as old as Christianity, the connecting link between the Old and New Testaments.
Leo I (Sermo xlvii in Exodum) calls it the greatest feast ( festum festorum ), and says that Christmas is celebrated only in preparation for Easter. It is the center of the greater part of the ecclesiastical year.