The Month of April
The month of April is dedicated to The Holy Spirit. The end of Lent, the Sacred Triduum, and the beginning of the Easter fall in April this year.
To believe in the Holy Spirit is to profess that the Holy Spirit is one of the persons of the Holy Trinity, consubstantial with the Father and the Son: "with the Father and the Son he is worshipped and glorified." (Catechism of the Catholic Church)
Veni, Creator Spiritus (Come Holy Spirit, Creator Blest)
Come, Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest; come with Thy grace and heavenly aid to fill the hearts which Thou hast made.
O comforter, to Thee we cry, O heavenly gift of God Most High, O fount of life and fire of love, and sweet anointing from above.
Thou in Thy sevenfold gifts are known; Thou, finger of God's hand we own; Thou, promise of the Father, Thou Who dost the tongue with power imbue.
Kindle our sense from above, and make our hearts o'erflow with love; with patience firm and virtue high the weakness of our flesh supply.
Far from us drive the foe we dread, and grant us Thy peace instead; so shall we not, with Thee for guide, turn from the path of life aside.
Oh, may Thy grace on us bestow the Father and the Son to know; and Thee, through endless times confessed, of both the eternal Spirit blest.
Now to the Father and the Son, Who rose from death, be glory given, with Thou, O Holy Comforter, henceforth by all in earth and heaven. Amen.
The Holy Father's Intentions for the Month of April 2019
Doctors and their Collaborators in War Torn Areas
For doctors and their humanitarian collaborators in war torn areas, who risk their lives to save the lives of others.
Feasts for April
The feasts on the General Roman Calendar celebrated during the month of April are:
April 2 - Francis of Paola, Optional Memorial
April 4 - St. Isidore, Optional Memorial
April 5 - Vincent Ferrer, Optional Memorial
April 7 - Fifth Sunday of Lent, Sunday
April 11 - Stanislaus of Cracow, Memorial
April 13 - Martin I, Optional Memorial
April 14 - Palm Sunday, Sunday
April 18 - Holy Thursday, Triduum
April 19 - Good Friday, Triduum
April 20 - Holy Saturday, Triduum
April 21 - Easter Sunday, Solemnity
April 22 - Monday in the Octave of Easter, Solemnity
April 23 - Tuesday in the Octave of Easter, Solemnity
April 24 - Wednesday in the Octave of Easter, Solemnity
April 25 - Thursday in the Octave of Easter, Solemnity
April 26 - Friday in the Octave of Easter, Solemnity
April 27 - Saturday in the Octave of Easter, Solemnity
April 28 - Second Sunday of Easter (or Sunday of Divine Mercy), Solemnity
April 29 - Catherine of Siena, Memorial
OLOG Easter Triduum Liturgical Services
From the evening of Holy Thursday to the evening of Easter Sunday—the Easter Triduum is the highest point of the Liturgical Year. Though chronologically three days, they are liturgically one day unfolding for us the unity of Christ's Paschal Mystery.
The single celebration of the Triduum marks the end of the Lenten season, and leads to the Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord at the Easter Vigil.
OLOG liturgical services that take place during the Triduum are:
April 18th at 7:30 p.m.
Mass of the Lord's Supper—followed by adoration
The church will remain open until midnight;
there is an adoration sign-up sheet in the vestibule.
No 8:30 a.m. Mass on Holy Thursday
Good Friday of the Lord's Passion
April 19th at 2:30 p.m.
Stations of the cross
April 19th at 7:30 p.m.
Veneration of the Cross and Holy Communion
No 8:30 a.m. Mass on Good Friday
Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord
Easter Vigil Mass—Saturday, April 20th at 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday Mass—April 21st at 9:30 a.m.
An Easter Egg Hunt will follow the Easter Sunday Mass.
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