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April - the Month of the Holy Spirit
"Holy Spirit" is the proper name of the one whom we adore and glorify with the Father and the Son. The Church has received this name from the Lord and professes it in the Baptism of her new children. The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, is referred to in personal terms by our Lord throughout the New Testament.
In John 14:16-17, Jesus says, "And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth, who the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you."
In John 15:26-27, Jesus says, "But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me; and you also are witnesses, because you have been with me from the beginning."
And in John 16:7-15, Jesus makes it very plain, "Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Counselor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you. And when he comes, he will convince the world of sin and of righteousness and of judgment; of sin, because they do not believe in me; of righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no more; of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged. I have yet many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.
Pope Francis prayer intention for the month of April:
For those who have Responsibility in Economic Matters -- That economists may have the courage to reject any economy of exclusion and know how to open new paths.
Each year, the Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific intention each month. You are invited to answer the Holy Father's request and to join with many people worldwide in praying for this intention each month.
Feasts for April:
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of April are:
April 1 - Easter Sunday
April 2 - Easter Solemnity
April 3 - Easter Tuesday, Solemnity
April 4 - Easter Wednesday, Solemnity
April 5 - Easter Thursday, Solemnity
April 6 - Easter Friday, Solemnity
April 7 - Easter Saturday, Solemnity
April 8 - Second Sunday of Easter (Sunday of Divine Mercy), Solemnity
April 11 - Stanislaus of Cracow, Optional Memorial
April 13 - Martin I, Optional Memorial
April 15 - Third Sunday of Easter
April 21 - Anselm, Optional Memorial
April 22 - Fourth Sunday of Easter
April 23 - George; Adalbert, Optional Memorial
April 24 - St. Fidelis, Optional Memorial
April 25 - St. Mark, Feast
April 28 - Peter Chanel (NZ, Feast); Louis Mary de Montfort; Gianna Molla, mother (Italy), Optional Memorial
April 29 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
April 30 - Pius V; Bl. Marie de l'Incarnacion (Can), Memorial
The Mass Explained
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1. Why worship on Sundays?
2. Why a meal?
3. Why do we worship the way we do?
4. Why does the extraordinary come to us in ordinary ways?
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