Five ways to celebrate the Easter season

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Attend Easter Vigil Mass

The Easter Vigil is the perfect celebration of Easter, starting with the beauty and silent meditation as the church is lit solely with candles. This celebration of Jesus’ resurrection is beautiful and emotional, and watching community members proclaim their faith through Baptism and Confirmation is incredibly heartwarming. This is one of the most important and beautiful celebrations of our faith.


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Make Resurrection rolls


One package of Rhodes frozen bread dough rolls, completely thawed and starting to rise, or a batch of basic white bread dough (enough for two loaves).

large marshmallows

melted butter or margarine

cinnamon sugar


Flatten a roll or golf ball-sized piece of dough and wrap it around a marshmallow. Seal all the edges tightly. Roll it in the palm of your hand to smooth it into a smooth baseball-sized dough ball. Roll in butter and cinnamon sugar and place on a well-greased cookie sheet. Let it rise until double in size. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove quickly from pan and cool on wire racks. These sweet rolls are empty, just like the tomb on Easter morning!

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Make an Easter garden

With some stones, sticks, grass and flowers, an Easter-themed garden is the perfect way to capture the spirit of renewal, growth, and life that we celebrate during this season. It’s easy to do and can be used as the perfect time to discuss the Easter story with children.


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Have an Easter picnic

Traditionally some cultures prepare a basket of food and take it to the church to be blessed and then go on a picnic. The meals often include bread, colored eggs, ham sandwiches, and cake. Spend time with family, enjoy the start of spring, and remember that this is a time of blessings. In this case, preparing the food together might be just as fun as eating it.


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Make an Easter kite

An interesting Easter tradition, unique to Bermuda, is the Good Friday kite-flying festival, which is said to have been started by a teacher giving a creative and beautiful lesson to his class on Jesus’ ascension into heaven. Decorating the kites and flying them with children or grandchildren on a sunny morning is a lovely way to celebrate Easter with the family.




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