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The month of April is dedicated to The Holy Spirit.

The first fifteen days of the month fall during the season of Lent which is represented by the liturgical color violet or purple — a symbol of penance, mortification and the sorrow of a contrite heart. The remainder of April falls during the Easter season which is represented by the liturgical color white — the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity and innocence (absolute or restored).

The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of April 2022

For health care workers: We pray for health care workers who serve the sick and the elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.


April 3rd – 5th Sunday of Lent Year C, John 8:12-13:

Jesus forgives the woman taken in adultery; “Let the one among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.”


April 10 – Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion Year C, Entry: Luke 19:28-40,

Passion: Luke 22:14–23:56: The reading of the Passion of Our Lord from St. Luke’s Gospel.


April 17 – Easter Sunday – Year C, Vigil: Luke 24:1-12;

John 20:1-9: The Gospels recounts recounts the women and the Apostles’ visits to the empty tomb of Christ on Easter morning.


April 24 – 2nd Sunday of Easter of Divine Mercy Year A B C, John 20:19-31:

Jesus appears to the Apostles after the Resurrection, and the relating of the doubt of St. Thomas.


Feasts for April

02. Francis of Paola, Opt. Mem.

03. Fifth Sunday of Lent, Sunday

04. St. Isidore of Seville, Opt. Mem.

05. Vincent Ferrer, Opt. Mem.

10. Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, Sunday

14. Holy Thursday, Triduum

15. Good Friday of the Lord’s Passion, Triduum

16. Holy Saturday, Triduum

17. Easter Sunday, The Resurrection of the Lord, Solemnity

18. Monday in the Octave of Easter, Solemnity

19. Tuesday in the Octave of Easter, Solemnity

20. Wednesday in the Octave of Easter, Solemnity

21. Thursday in the Octave of Easter, Solemnity

22. Friday in the Octave of Easter, Solemnity

23. Saturday in the Octave of Easter, Solemnity

24. Second Sunday of Easter (or Sunday of Divine Mercy), Solemnity

25. St. Mark, Feast

28. Peter Chanel (NZ, Feast); Louis Mary de Montfort; Gianna Molla, mother (Italy), Opt. Mem.

29. Catherine of Siena, Memorial

30. Pius V; Marie de l’Incarnacion (Can), Opt. Mem.

extract from catholicculture.org