Q. Why is the 4th Sunday in Lent called ‘Laetare’?
A. Because the Introit begins ‘Laetare Jerusalem!’
Q. What does ‘Laetare’ mean?
Q. Why is the priest wearing pink-coloured vestments?
A. They’re not pink they’re rose-coloured. We only see these vestments on Laetare and Gaudete (3rd Sunday in Advent) – another reason to celebrate.
It’s the only Sunday in Lent that the organ can be loud, so this week really ‘pull out all the stops…!’
Hymns everyone will know:
The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Be thou my Vision
The Lord’s My Shepherd
Lead Us Heavenly Father Lead Us
Praise to the holiest in the height
Christ is the world’s light
Lead Kindly Light (Queen Victoria’s fav!) JB Dyke or CH Purday
O Christe Domine Jesu (Taize)
How about a Marian Hymn for the end of mass? It is Mothering Sunday after all…
Holy Virgin by God’s Decree
Ave Maria, O Maiden, O Mother
My Song is Love Unknown
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Out of Darkness – Christopher Walker
Lord who throughout these forty days
Thou whose almighty Word
Awake, awake fling off the night
Hymns we will not be singing but you can if you want:
Colours of Day
Be light for our eyes (David Haas)
God has chosen me (Bernadette Farrell)
Gather us in – Marty Haugen
Shine Jesus Shine