4th Sunday of Lent: Laetare Sunday.
This Sunday is Laetare Sunday! This is the Fourth Sunday of Lent and signifies we are more than halfway through Lent.
This Sunday is Laetare Sunday! This is the Fourth Sunday of Lent and signifies we are more than halfway through Lent. "Laetare" means to Rejoice! This Sunday gets its name from the introit at the beginning of Mass :"Rejoice, O Jerusalem: and come together all you that love her: rejoice with joy, you that have been in sorrow: that you may exult and be filled from the breasts of your consolation." The priests are permitted to wear a rose colored vestment to signify the day. There may also be more music and flowers on the altar in contrast to other Masses during Lent. While at Mass this weekend we encourage you to thank God for all He has done for you during this Lenten season so far and focus on the Resurrection that is to come!
Find some ideas below to celebrate this day!
1. Wear Pink to Mass.
The priests will be in rose colored vestments so pull out your pink and wear liturgical colors.
2. Review your Lenten resolutions
Laetare Sunday signifies we are halfway through Lent. Come back to your resolutions and see which have been neglected, if any. If you are feeling on top of your resolutions. is there anything else God is calling you to? What about another resolution for Holy Week? Begin to pray about this.
3. Listen to music and Rejoice!
Sundays are not included in the 40 days of Lent. Especially on Laetare Sunday, let’s be joy filled and rejoice!
4. Spring is coming. Enjoy a nice walk outside or plan to enjoy a Pietra Fitness class outside this
We are praying for you as we round out this Lenten season!