4th Sunday of Lent
This week's Gospel is from John 9 where Jesus heals the blind man. Just as Jesus healed the man, He opens our eyes and brings light to our lives during this time of Lent. It is because of this and because we draw near to Easter that we can rejoice. This weekend is called Laetare Sunday, which means "Rejoice" and comes from the beginning words of our Entrance Antiphon.
"The word of God is a spring of light. The light therefore fills, and the light shines, and illumines the senses of the faithful." - St. John Chrysostom's Homily: "On zeal and piety, and on the man born blind."
Entrance Antiphon: "Laetare Ierusalem" (Simple English Propers)
http://youtu.be/nlsOsKEuIZI Entrance Antiphon Sheet Music
Entrance: Desert Song
Responsorial Psalm: Ps 23 The Lord Is My Shepherd
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"I am the light of the world, says the Lord; whoever follows me will have the light of life." - John 8:12
Offertory: Awake, O Sleeper
Communion Antiphon: "Lutum Fecit" (Simple English Propers)
http://youtu.be/tJdPkoBLEuE Communion Antiphon Sheet Music
Communion 1: Run to the Cross
Communion 2: We Glorify Your Name
Recessional: You Are the Light