Now a good three weeks into quarantine, we are adjusting to a new normal as much as possible. We are just days away from Easter, and what a Lent the past few weeks have been. While streaming Mass has become the new normal, celebrating the Holy Triduum without all of the smells and bells will be new territory.
Just this morning my oldest kiddos were talking about how it won’t even really be Easter and how they are going to miss the blare of trumpets Easter morning as we all joyfully proclaim Alleluia. I too am left missing being present at the liturgies during what is my favorite time of year, to enter into the Passion and fully celebrate the joy, hope and promise of Easter. I came up with a list of ideas on how to celebrate Holy Week at home and am sharing it over at CatholicMom today.
After coming up with this list I am looking forward to these moments this week of truly living as domestic Church. Entering into these sacred mysteries with my family with no where to go, time to just reflect and meditate on the beauty and truths.
Although we won’t be with family on Easter I am still making a feast, even more than I normally do. I also decided to make our place settings a little more fancy, since we will be home all day. It will be Magnolia Table egg bake, my Grandma’s pecan rolls and kid-friendly mimosas in the morning followed by all the recipes from my Mom’s Easter dinner.
Of course we will still do the Jesus search and egg hunt! I told the children that more than ever, we will rejoice in the Resurrection this year. We are an Easter people. I joked with them that I might open my front door Sunday morning and shout out, “He is Risen!!”
Jim Fitzgerald Gonzales says
Hello Cassie. I read your article on Raising Black Sons. I’m 52 now but am a member of a mixed family. My twin brother and I present as dark (like Dad) and my brother and sis white like Mom. Strange sight when going shopping as kids. I so identify with what you are expressing and if you want my perspective on being a dark Catholic male in a white community, email me and we can talk. Peace.
Everyday Ann says
Thank you for your message, I would love to know things that you have found helpful!