Sunday, April 1, is Passion (Palm) Sunday (Liturgical Year B, Cycle II). The Sunday Gospel covers each Holy Week event.
April 5 is Holy Thursday, April 6 is Good Friday, and Holy Saturday is the night of the Easter vigil.
April Fool’s Day
It is appropriate that Passion Sunday falls on April Fool’s Day this year. In the Catholic tradition, many saints have remarked on the “folly” of Christianity. In doing so, they follow St. Paul, who says:
“The message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. For it is written: ‘I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and the learning of the learned I will set aside’” (1 Corinthians 1:18).