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Catholic parishes across the Diocese of Little Rock welcomed 544 new Catholics...
St. Athanasius called Easter "the Great Sunday." The Catechism of the Catholic...
On Holy Saturday, we gather for the climax of the Easter Triduum. "On this...

Calendar of Events

April 20
Holy Saturday
All Parishes
April 20
Easter Egg Hunt
St. Vincent de Paul Church - Rogers
April 21
Easter Sunday
All Parishes
April 22
Schools Closed for Easter Monday
Fort Smith Catholic schools
April 22
Easter Monday
Blessed Sacrament School - Jonesboro, St. Mary School - Paragould, St. Vincent de Paul School - Rogers
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Alleluia! Jesus Christ is Risen Today!

Artist Roman Zacharij created his painting of the resurrection of Jesus Christ in 2008. It is on display at the Berezhany town museum in Berezhany, Ternopil oblast in western Ukraine.

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"We know that Christ, raised from the dead, dies no more; death no longer has power over him. As to his death, he died to sin once and for all; as to his life, he lives for God. Consequently, you too must think of yourselves as being dead to sin and living for God in Christ Jesus." (Romans 6:9-11)

Happy Easter! The word "Easter" comes from Old English, meaning the "East." The sun, which rises in the East, "bringing light, warmth and hope, is a symbol for the Christian of the rising Christ, who is the true light of the world."

"The word, 'Pascha,' or 'Pasch,' comes from the Greek word for the 'Passover.' The early Christians used the word to describe the resurrection of Jesus as the Christian Passover. Today, we sometimes refer to the death and resurrection of Jesus as the Paschal Mystery, which is derived from the word, 'Pasch.' Orthodox Christians still use the word, 'Pascha' when referring to Easter. Learn more from Our Sunday Visitor.

The proclamation of Easter does not end with Easter Sunday: That is only the beginning. The Easter season, known as Easter Time, is celebrated for 50 days. It culminates with the celebration of Jesus' ascension into heaven, and Pentecost, which marks the gift of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles and birthday of the Church.

This year Easter Sunday is celebrated on April 1. The Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord is Thursday, May 10, but since it is a moveable feast, it is transferred in many dioceses, including the Diocese of Little Rock, to Sunday, May 13. Pentecost will be celebrated Sunday, May 20.

The greatest of all liturgical seasons, Easter is a time to rest in "the joy of glorified life and the victory over death, expressed most fully in the great resounding cry of the Christian: Alleluia!"


What's New

Catholic parishes across the Diocese of Little Rock welcomed 544 new Catholics...
St. Athanasius called Easter "the Great Sunday." The Catechism of the Catholic...
On Holy Saturday, we gather for the climax of the Easter Triduum. "On this...

Calendar of Events

April 20
Holy Saturday
All Parishes
April 20
Easter Egg Hunt
St. Vincent de Paul Church - Rogers
April 21
Easter Sunday
All Parishes
April 22
Schools Closed for Easter Monday
Fort Smith Catholic schools
April 22
Easter Monday
Blessed Sacrament School - Jonesboro, St. Mary School - Paragould, St. Vincent de Paul School - Rogers