Celebrating the Saints and the Feasts of the Church

Celebrating the Saints and the Feasts of the Church

Most saints have specially designated feast days. On those days we remember these holy men and women in a special way. The tradition arose from the early Christian custom of commemorating each martyr annually on the date of his or her death, or birth into heaven, a date therefore referred to in Latin as the martyr's dies natalis ("day of birth"). The Church also celebrates special events or happenings in the history of the Church with solemnities, feasts, and memorials. The saint days and other celebrations in the month of April are: 

 

April 14 - Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord

April 18 - Holy Thursday

April 19 - Friday of the Passion of the Lord (Good Friday)

April 20 - Holy Saturday

April 21 - Easter Sunday of the Resurrection of the Lord

April 28 - Sunday of Divine Mercy

April 29 - Saint Catherine of Siena, virgin & doctor of the Church

 

All you holy men and women, pray for us!