As the number of sporting events and other activities on Good Friday increases, the president of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference, Archbishop Mark Coleridge, says the Church needs to celebrate Easter in a way that “attracts people and speaks to their heart”.
For Catholics, Easter is preceded by a time of preparation called Lent which seeks to renew our minds and hearts that we might, with joy, celebrate the central feast of our faith, the resurrection of Christ.
Every Easter there seems to be a further encroachment into the sacredness of the season as a result of decisions on shopping hours, sporting events, entertainment and other secular activities.
Easter is almost upon us. On April 14 we begin the Easter Triduum (pronounced trid-you-oom), the most important three days in the Church’s year, when we celebrate the mystery of Christ’s passion, death and resurrection.