4th Sunday of Lent (LAETARE SUNDAY). Mass prayers and readings.


4th Sunday of Lent (Laetare or Rejoice Sunday). Mass prayers and readings. In this Mass, the color violet or rose is used. Instrumental music is permitted, and the altar may be decorated with flowers. On this Sunday the second scrutiny in preparation for the Baptism of the catechumens who are to be admitted to the Sacraments…

4th Sunday of Lent (C). Laetare Sunday. THE JOY OF RECONCILIATION.


4th Sunday of Lent (C). Laetare Sunday. THE JOY OF RECONCILIATION.   Dear friends, today, the 4th Sunday of Lent, we celebrate the Laetare (Rejoice) Sunday . The Lenten season reaches its climax in the Passion, and hence in suffering, and we realize that approaching the Cross also means that the moment of our Redemption…