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Anointing of the Sick on Laetare Sunday: March 5 & 6, 2016

Anointing of the Sick on Laetare Sunday: March 5 & 6, 2016

Laetare Sunday is March 6, 2016, the Fourth Sunday of Lent. The word Laetare is part of the first few words of the opening prayer in Latin. Laetare Jerusalem is translated as “O be joyful, Jerusalem.” The clergy wear rose vestments to as a sign that – while we are still in Lent – Easter is drawing near. It is a Holy Family tradition that those who are disposed to receive the sacramental Anointing of the … Read entire article »

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