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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Fourth Sunday of Lent - Laetare Sunday

Fourth Sunday of Lent
 Laetare Sunday 

March 30, 2014
March 26, 2017

This Sunday is known as Laetare Sunday and is a Sunday of joy.  Lent is half over and Easter is near. Our liturgy on this fourth Sunday invites us to retrace one of the fundamental dynamics of our baptismal re-birth through the Gospel account of the healing of the man born blind.  It is the passage from the darkness of sin and error to the Light of God, who is the Risen Christ. The Light who is Christ produces a goodness in us by which we come to resemble Christ Himself.   

Sunday Readings
Samuel 16:7
 “Not as man sees does God see, because man sees the appearance but the Lord looks into the heart.”

Ephesians 5:8-9
“You were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.  Live as children of light, for light produces every kind of goodness and righteousness and truth.” 

John 9: 1-3
“As Jesus passed by he saw a man blind from birth.  His disciples asked him Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind?”  Jesus answered, “Neither he nor his parents sinned; it is so that the works of God might be made visible though him.”

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