Laetare Sunday


Lent is a period of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. It is a period of moderation and spiritual discipline. The mood is somber meditation.

During Lent, we offer to God our sacrifice of giving up or fasting from some things we like – for example, chocolates, coffee, soda, texting, watching movies, etc.

But about midpoint of Lent, on Laetare Sunday, we take a break and eat our sweets and drink our soda.

Laetare Sunday is celebrated on the 4th Sunday of Lent. The purpose for this Sunday is to encourage the faithful to go on with their prayers and sacrifices through the season of Lent.

This is also called the Rose Sunday. The mood and theme is of hope, joy, and rejoicing. The liturgical color is rose, a break from the violet of Lent.

In the Vatican tradition, the Pope gives out a golden rose to a Church. The gold roses symbolize Christ.

The reason for the joy is because Easter Sunday is near, the time when we celebrate our salvation. Laetare Sunday is similar to Gaudete Sunday of Advent time.

Thank You.



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Mass Schedule



7:30 a.m.    Filipino
9:00 a.m.    English
12:00 noon English
4:30 p.m.    Filipino
6:00 p.m.    Filipino


6:15 a.m.
6:00 p.m.


7:00 a.m.
6:00 p.m. Anticipated Mass in English

Perpetual Novena to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

After the 7:00 a.m. Mass
5:45 p.m.

For more Novena details, click here.


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