Youth and Young Adults

Embracing the Resurrection: 50 Ways to Embrace Easter

April 2, 2024

“We are an Easter People and Alleluia is our song!”

As we celebrate Easter over the next 50 days, we are invited to enter into the present reality of Christ’s resurrection. This profound event is not merely a historical occurrence but a living truth that continues to shape our lives today. Let us delve into the significance of Christ’s resurrection and how it fills us with hope and joy, transforming our hearts and minds.

In the resurrection of Jesus, we witness the ultimate triumph over death and the fulfillment of God’s promise of salvation. As we contemplate this glorious event, we are reminded that Christ’s victory over sin and death offers us the promise of eternal life. The resurrection is a powerful testament to God’s love for humanity, assuring us that death does not have the final say!

As Easter people, we are called to live our lives in a way that reflects the reality of the resurrection. So to honour this sacred season we have entered in, let Bishop Brian’s Easter message reign true in our life. “Live your life as if it matters to God…because it does”

Here are 50 ways we can actively engage with the Easter season and embody the message of Christ’s victory:

  1. Attend one extra Mass during the week. See Mass times
  2. Read the Book of Acts and meditate on the resurrection!
  3. Create a prayer space.
  4. Watch movies about the Resurrection of Christ!
  5. Listen to worship music.
  6. Plant flowers or veggies.
  7. Go to the Sacrament of Reconciliation
  8. Start each day with gratitude.
  9. Engage in acts of charity.
  10. Practice fasting.
  11. Show kindness to others.
  12. Join a Bible study.
  13. Go on a pilgramge (rosary walk, visit a shrine or Church).
  14. Watch movies about the Resurrection of Christ!
  15. Share a meal with loved ones.
  16. Write encouraging letters.
  17. Connect with nature.
  18. Pray other forms of prayers: lectio divina or contemplative prayer.
  19. Listen to worship music.
  20. Embrace silence.
  21. Study saintly lives.
  22. Attend a retreat.
  23. Share your faith story.
  24. Read books abouts Christ’s resurrection!
  25. Offer your time giving to others: eg. foodbanks, helping the homeless.
  26. Spend time with family and serve them. eg. cook or clean.
  27. Watch the sunrise with friends or family.
  28. Clean your house and donate anything you no longer need.
  29. Study the theology of the resurrection (eg. look into the Shroud).
  30. Keep a gratitude journal.
  31. Pray with others online.
  32. Pray the Rosary.
  33. Offer your joy for others.
  34. Exercise in nature.
  35. Send a message of love to someone who has just joined the Catholic Church.
  36. Pray for persecuted Christian.
  37. Pray for those who do not believe in Christ.
  38. Serve your parish.
  39. Study early Church writings.
  40. Write thank-you notes.
  41. Attend Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.
  42. Learn a new skill eg. painting or writing.
  43. Journal.
  44. Seek spiritual direction.
  45. Invite a friend or family member to read the Bible with you.
  46. Contemplate resurrection artworks.
  47. Join a new Catholic group eg. prayer, youth, rosary groups.
  48. Live joyfully!
  49. Reflect on Jesus’ appearances.
  50. Forgive those who have wronged you.

As we celebrate Easter, let us remember that the resurrection of Jesus is not a distant event but a present reality that continues to shape our lives. Embracing the resurrection fills us with hope and joy, transforming our hearts and minds. May we truly encounter the risen Christ and allow His love to radiate through us, bringing light and life to the world.

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