Last Updated on March 19, 2023 by Editor

The Fourth Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday, helps us finish the Lenten journey with Christ’s resurrection in mind. On this “Rose Sunday,” popes have walked from the Church of St. John Lateran to the Basilica of the Holy Cross with a golden rose — perhaps a symbol of the harshness of winter turning to spring. The Gathering Procession at St. Mary of Mount Carmel / Blessed Sacrament Parish re-enacted the rose procession with children.