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Laetáre Sunday

This Sunday is known as Laetáre Sunday. The name comes from the opening antiphon of the Mass which begins, “Laetáre Ierúsalem” or, “Rejoice Jerusalem!”

Posted by Fr. Bill on March 12, 2018

Having made it more than halfway through the Lenten season (which occurred on Thursday) we take a brief break in the season of penance to remind ourselves that the season of Lent exists to prepare us for the joy that awaits, a joy that we have already received: the joy of the resurrected Christ. This does not mean that we stop our disciplines of fasting, prayer or almsgiving. But, as we reach the halfway point and see rose-colored vestments it’s a sign to us that we are in the homestretch, Easter is fast approaching!

This Sunday is also a good time to ask ourselves how our Lent is going.  Maybe we haven’t done some of the things we set out to do when we began Lent on Ash Wednesday.  But all is not lost.  The words of scripture still run true, “Now is an acceptable time.  Now is the day of salvation.” We still have time to do acts of charity, time to reflect on the scriptures, time to turn to God in prayer.  Our resolve to be a disciple is always a day by day decision we make.  As we journey through the last days of Lent, each morning make the decision to grow in faith by prayer, fasting, almsgiving and works of charity.

Next Wednesday, March 14th, has been designated in the Rochester Diocese as a Day of Penance and Mercy. The Sacrament of Penance will be offered throughout the diocese at all the churches on that day. The schedule at our four churches is as follows:

St. Michael, Union Springs, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.,

Our Lady of the Lakes, King Ferry, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.,

St. Patrick, Moravia from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.,

St. Patrick, Aurora from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Beginning with the Second Sunday of Easter, April 7, the Saturday Mass at St. Michael Church, Union Springs will be celebrated each week at 5:00p.m. through the fall.   The Easter Sunday Mass at St. Patrick, Aurora will be at 9:00a.m.  Hopefully, Father Conboy’s health will have improved by then to allow us to continue having the Sunday morning Mass in Aurora at 9:00am.  If not it will remain at noon and the summer Mass schedule at St. Patrick will start at a later date.

God’s blessings and peace, Father Bill

 

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