We are still in the Easter Season – which spans the Resurrection, Ascension, and the Sending of the Spirit. These three major actions of our religious story are contained in one arc as we travel the 50 days of Easter. The liturgical color is white, and we have the notable inclusion of “alleluia” in our opening and in our dismissal. These will disappear again after Pentecost, so enjoy them while you can!
The Easter Season celebrates the three dimensions of the resurrection, ascension, and the sending of the Spirit. These fifty days, a seventh of the year, form our great “Sunday” of the year. Just as Sunday is both the first and the eighth day, so the “great Sunday” of the fifty days of Easter begins with the day of the resurrection and continues through eight Sundays, an octave of Sundays, a “week of weeks.” (Fr. Bosco Peters)