Easter is Here
In the Christian faith, Easter has come to mean the celebration of the resurrection of Christ three days after his crucifixion.
It is the oldest Christian holiday and the most important day on the Catholic Church calendar due to the the significance of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Father Franklyn Cuffy, Parish Priest for St. Ann and St. Paul, says the events upon which Christianity is based, Easter Sunday is preceded by the season of Lent.
This is a 40-day period of fasting and repentance ending in Holy Week and followed by a 50-day Easter season that stretches from Easter to Pentecost.
Father Cuffy says, every year, the Pope suggests a special theme and last year, the focus was on the Eucharist. However, this year the focus is on the “year of faith”, declared by Pope Benedict the 16th.
20 years ago, John Paul the 2nd, declared Palm Sunday as A World Youth Day. Father Cuffy believes that this sends out a very powerful message to influence and persuade the youth to come together.
He said in Dominica, Saturday March 23rd, was referred to as World Youth Day. However, it did not take away the focus from Palm Sunday.
Father Cuffy believes this is an opportunity to bring people together as a community.
It is anticipated, that a number of choirs will come together to support the Campbell Catholic Church and an invitation has already been extended to the cabinet.