Sunday of Rejoicing
4th Sunday of Lent
The 4th Sunday of lent is known as “Laetare Sunday”, which means Sunday of rejoicing, an anticipation of Easter Joy! Just as Spring ushers in new life in the nature, so also Lent is meant to bring about a renewal in our lives, a new life, through the death and resurrection of Jesus.
In the Gospel, Jesus told Nicodemus the Pharisee, “No one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.” This is our Baptismal call, an invitation to personal conversion. Nicodemus came out of his encounter with Jesus a new man! He was open to accept what Jesus said and that led him to his transformation and rebirth.
This Lent we have a great opportunity to remove the darkness of sin from within and accept the light of Christ that leads to eternal life. Let us plan on attending our Lenten Parish Mission preached by Fr. Mike Ford, OP, from this Monday to Wednesday in the evening. Each evening will also provide a rare chance to pray and venerate the Arm Relic of St. Jude Thaddeus to obtain graces and healing through his intercession.
Let us make this Lent a spiritually enriching experience!
Fr. Sunny Punnakuziyil, MSFS