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…

POPE FRANCIS LAETARE SUNDAY 2018: REJOICE BECAUSE GOD IS WITH US!


POPE FRANCIS LAETARE SUNDAY 2018: REJOICE BECAUSE GOD IS WITH US! Before the Angelus  Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning! In this fourth Sunday of Lent, called “Laetare” Sunday, that is, “Rejoice,” because so <reads> the Entrance Antiphon of the Eucharistic Liturgy, which invites us to joy: “Rejoice, Jerusalem [… .] — so it’s a…