Traditionally, this Sunday is called Laetare Sunday, which means ‘a day for joy’. Lent is half over, and the celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus is nearer. At this midpoint of Lent, it is traditional to honour mothers, treasuring those still with us and praying for those we have lost to death.
First Reading: 1 Samuel 16:1, 6-7, 10-13
Samuel selects and anoints young David as future king of Israel
The Lord said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul? I have rejected him from being king over Israel. Fill …