From New Liturgical Movement; First Mass of Fr Johannes Paul Chavanne OCist in the Oratorian Parish of Vienna
Good Friday Mass of the Pre-sanctified
Forth Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday
The fourth Sunday of Lent is rather unique; like the third Sunday of Advent (“Gaudete Sunday”), the fourth Sunday of Lent is a break in an otherwise penitential season. The vestments for this day will be rose, as they are on Gaudete Sunday in Advent, and flowers may adorn the Altar. This day is called “Laetare Sunday” (also “Rose Sunday” ), and takes its name from the opening words of the Mass, the Introit’s “Laetare, Jerusalem”
Rose colored vestments, are only used two times in the entire year. The Third sunday of Advent, and today.
“I confess to Almighty God, to blessed Mary ever Virgin, to blessed Michael the Archangel, to blessed John the Baptist, to the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, to all the Saints, and to you, brethren: that I have sinned exceedingly…”