FROM OUR EDITORS—March 11, 2018 – 4th Sunday of Lent

Author: Joan McKamey ~ March 6, 2018


As we prepare for the final Sunday in Unit 3 of the Gospel Weeklies, we note that it’s also Laetare Sunday. Much like Gaudete Sunday in Advent, Laetare Sunday is a day for joy, a day to recognize the midway point in our Lenten journey. Flowers may be used at the altar on this Sunday, and the priest may wear rose (or violet) vestments. It’s a day to rejoice that God sent Jesus into the world as light and truth to save us from the darkness of sin and evil.

In parishes where there are adults or young people preparing to be baptized at the Easter Vigil, the Sunday Gospel may be from the Year A readings instead of the one covered in the Weeklies (Year B). The Year A Gospel is about Jesus healing the man born blind. The theme of Jesus as the light certainly ties in with this Gospel as well. If you are using the Gospel Weeklies with children preparing for Baptism at Easter, find resources here.

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2 Responses to “FROM OUR EDITORS—March 11, 2018 – 4th Sunday of Lent”

  1. Linden Williams says:

    I had no idea that you had the RCIA component. You should put it in a place that is like a drop down where people can see it. This is such a great all around program.

    • Joan McKamey says:

      We are pleased that you are happy with the Gospel Weeklies! We are working to support and supplement the many different ways the Gospel Weeklies are used in parishes and Catholic schools. RCIA is a natural fit since we draw the theme of each week’s lesson from the Sunday Gospels. The RCIA resources can be found under the Pacing Plans dropdown menu in the Catechists/Teachers section of our website. Thank you for your important ministry!

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