During Easter chocolate bunnies and Peeps get a lot of attention. But inside the sanctuary at St. Martha's Church, parishioners reflect on a more serious reason for Easter Sunday, the resurrection of Christ three days after he was crucified.
"It's mostly about new life first of all, new life Jesus had when he rose from the dead," said Father John Madsen of St. Martha Church.
"Jesus has risen again and we're just overjoyed," said Henry Zymowskil, parishioner St. Martha Church.
"It's the biggest holiday of the year for a Catholic," said Julie Trzaska, parishioner St. Martha Church.
Easter is also special for worshipers not yet official members of the Catholic church.
These future members spend months preparing for their day of baptism which happens during Easter weekend.
"Probably there were somewhere in the neighborhood of 120,000 to 130,000 people received into the Catholic church last night at the Easter vigil and probably a total of one million for the whole church," said Father Madsen.