Help your neophytes celebrate through the whole Easter season!

Help your neophytes celebrate through the whole Easter season!

Fifth Sunday of Easter

While everyone else is starting to look forward to summer, we’ve only come to the halfway point of Easter! Especially because Easter Sunday came so late this year, we might start to feel a bit like some of our lilies—droopy, tired, and ready to go. This is when we need to bolster one another’s Easter spirit!

Resist the urge to just let the rest of the season take care of itself. The joy of these fifty days is exactly what we’ve been promising the newly baptized. Remember that ever since they became catechumens, they have been dismissed before the Creed. So the Easter season is their first experience of the Liturgy of the Eucharist as Christians. Sure, our Easter Vigil and Sunday Masses were stellar, and the next few Sundays were just as powerful. But we can’t let these last few weeks of Easter be any less.

The Easter season is the neophytes' first experience of the Liturgy of the Eucharist as Christians. Sure, our Easter Vigil and Sunday Masses were stellar, and the next few Sundays were just as powerful. But we can’t let these last few… Click To Tweet

Pastors, if you can, delay that vacation until after Pentecost. Your neophytes still need your mystagogical preaching. Music ministers, do your best to make the entire season an extension of the energy you had at the beginning of it. Encourage and pray for one another that our Sundays of Easter may encourage all those newly initiated into Christ.

 
This post was first published in “GIA Quarterly: A Liturgical Music Journal.”

Image credit: Bethany Legg, Unsplash, CC0.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *