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April 2015: Month of the Holy Eucharist

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1

Wednesday of Holy Week
St. Hugh of Grenoble

2

Holy Thursday
St. Francis of Paola

3

Good Friday [day of fasting and abstinence]
St. Richard of Wyche

4

Holy Saturday
St. Isidore of Seville

5

Easter Sunday [holy day of obligation]
St. Vincent Ferrer

6

St. William of Eskilsoe

7

St. John Baptist de la Salle

8

St. Julie Billiart

9

St. Waldetrudis

10

St. Michael de Sanctis

11

St. Marguerite d'Youville

12

The Octave of Easter
St. Julius

13

Radonitsa
Pope Saint Martin I

14

St. Lydwine

15

St. Paternus

16

St. Bernadette

17

St. Anicetus

18

St. Apollonius the Apologist

19

St. Alphege

20

St. Marian

21

St. Anselm

22

St. Abdiesus

23

St. George

24

St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen

25

St. Mark

26

St. Cletus

27

St. Zita

28

St. Peter Chanel

29

St. Catherine of Siena

30

St. Pius V, Pope

   

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