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Laetare Sunday

Today is known as Laetare Sunday after the Introit for the Mass which reads as follows (in both older and newer forms:
Laetare Jerusalem: et conventum facite omnes qui diligitis eam: gaudete cum laetitia, qui in tristitia fuistis: ut exsultetis, et satiemini ab uberibus consolationis vestrae. (Psalm) Laetatus sum in his, quae dicta sunt mihi: in domum Domini ibimus. Gloria Patri.

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. (Psalm) I rejoiced at the things that were said to me: we shall go into the house of the Lord. Glory be to the Father
Halfway through Lent there is a note of rejoicing, and the use of rose coloured vestments. Many thanks to Maria and the Sacristy Team for making the lovely new altar frontal for this Sunday.