This Sunday, mid-Lent, is also called Laetare Sunday, after the first word of the Entrance Sunday. Likewise, it is called Refreshment Sunday, and Mothering Sunday. All these different aspects come together on this day. Rose- coloured vestments are worn, and there is a sense of rejoicing before the faithful gather for the events of the Passion.

Let us take time to go deep with God on this day, to rejoice in His gifts to us, and to begin to turn towards the Passion of our beloved Lord. May God bless you.