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April - Preparing for the Resurrection of the Lord
The month of April is dedicated both to devotion to the Eucharist and devotion to the Holy Spirit. This tradition has developed because Easter Sunday often falls in April, and when it does fall in March, the Easter season continues on through all of April. In essence, April is a month of Easter, and during the Easter celebration we remember the Eucharistic sacrifice Christ gave us and the baptism in the Holy Spirit, which would come after Jesus's resurrection.
The first nineteen days of the month fall during the season of Lent which is represented by the liturgical color purple — a symbol of penance, mortification and the sorrow of a contrite heart. The rest of April falls in the Easter season in which white, the color of light, a symbol of joy, purity, and innocence, is the liturgical color.
The Holy Father’s Prayer Intentions for the month of April
General: That governments may foster the protection of creation and the just distribution of natural resources. (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)
Missionary: That the Risen Lord may fill with hope the hearts of those who are being tested by pain and sickness. (See also www.apostleshipofprayer.net)
Focus on the Liturgy
The Gospel readings for the Sundays in April are taken from St. John and St. Matthew. All are from Year A, Cycle 2.
April 6th ~ Fifth Sunday of Lent: This Gospel tells the story of Jesus bringing Lazarus back to life.
April 13th ~ Palm/Passion Sunday: The Gospel is the reading of the Passion of Our Lord.
April 20th ~ Easter: This Gospel recounts Mary Magdalen and the apostles visit to the empty tomb of Christ on Easter.
April 27th ~ Divine Mercy Sunday: The Gospel relates the story of doubting Thomas.
Highlights of the Month
As our Lenten journey comes to a close we prepare to follow Christ all the way to the cross and to witness His glorious Resurrection. Hopefully we have sacrificed and prayed so that we are now able to more fully reap the fruits of a well spent Lent. After our solemn commemoration of the last days and death of Our Lord we will spend the remainder of the month of April celebrating. As Spring breaks forth even nature will join us as buds and blooms begin to surface and we spend this month basking in the joy of the Resurrection. We continue throughout the entire month our cry, "Christ is risen, Christ is truly risen."
The saints that we will focus on this month — those who have already shared in the rewards of the Resurrection — are St. Francis of Paola(April 2), St. Isidore (April 4), St. Vincent Ferrer (April 5), St. John Baptist de la Salle (April 7), St. Stanislaus (April 11), St. Louis Mary de Montfort and St. Peter Chanel (April 28), St. Catherine of Siena (April 29) and St. Pius V (April 30).
The feasts of St. Bernadette (April 16), St. Anselm (April 21), St. George and St. Adalbert (April 23), St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen (April 24), St. Mark (April 25) and Our Lady of Good Counsel(April 26), fall during Holy Week and Easter Week and are superseded by the Holy Days. The feast of St. Martin I (April 13) falls on Sunday so is superseded the Sunday liturgy.
April boasts the most solemn and sublime event of human history: the Resurrection of Jesus Christ – the Paschal mystery. Though the way to the Resurrection was the Via Crucis, the Sacrificial Lamb of God is now and forever Christ our Light, the Eternal high priest of the New Covenant. And his sorrowful mother, the Stabat Mater of Good Friday, is now the jubilant Mother of the Regina Caeli.
We the members of Christ’s Mystical Body exalt in the mystery by which we were redeemed. If in Baptism we were buried with Christ, so also will we share in his resurrection. By his death we were reborn; “by his stripes we were healed.” (Is 53:5) Easter, the epicenter of time, is the event that links time and eternity. It is indeed “the day the Lord has made; let us be glad and rejoice in it.” (Ps 118:24)
Relationships That Work: Family Systems Theory for Clergy and Group Leaders
This is an 8-session class for people looking to increase their effectiveness in managing the relationship challenges common to parish life. Class will meet on the second Friday afternoon of each month from October 7 through May 4, 12:30-3:30pm, at St. Paul Seminary. Diocesan continuing education credits available.
For more information or to register, contact instructor Ann Depner LCSW, psychotherapist and certified spiritual director, at 412 952-3144 or ADepner57@gmail.com.
Easter Blessing of Families
Sun, Apr 20, 2:00pm
On Easter Sunday, Apr 20, Bishops David Zubik, William Waltersheid and William Winter will welcome families of the Diocese of Pittsburgh to their Annual Blessing of Families at St. Paul Cathedral, Oakland, beginning at 2:00pm.
As they greet and bless your family personally, they affirm and support you as a household of love and witnesses to the Faith. Come and experience the Bishops’ expression of appreciation for the gift that you are, and the gifts that you bring to our Diocesan Faith Community. Each family attending will receive a special memento to take home and the children will receive a special treat.
Robinson Township Community Flea Market
Sat, May 20, 8:00am-12:00pm
At Burkett Sports and recreation Complex (parking lot across from upper boys baseball field.)
COST: $15 for a 10 x 10 space. You provide your own table.
Printable application and more information available at www.townshipofrobinson.com.
St. Vincent College plans 4th Annual Summer Program for Youth: An Introduction to Catholic, Liberal Arts Tradition
Sun, Jun 15 - Fri, Jun 20
Saint Vincent College will host the fourth annual Faith and Reason Summer Program, an intensive, one-week introduction to the Catholic, Liberal Arts Tradition. This year’s program will be held on campus from Sun, Jun 15 to Fri, Jun 20 and will be directed by Dr. Michael Krom, associate professor and chair of the philosophy department. Krom said that the program is specifically designed for advanced high school and first-year college students who are seeking an opportunity to come to a richer, deeper understanding of the Catholic faith and its integration in college education. Students age 15 and older are invited to apply for admission to the program.
- APR 17
Events & TimesRead more
- APR 22
Easter/Pentecost 8 week program begins Tue, Apr 22 or Sat, Apr 26Read more
- APR 26
- APR 27
at the Club at Shadow Lakes in Hopewell, PARead more
Proceeds benefit the community outreach and Mission Trip of the Holy Trinity Youth Ministry Program.
- APR 30
Guest Speakers: Josie Morgano-Craig, M. Ed. and James K. HannaRead more
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- MAY 31