Laetare Sunday #20160306
After announcements we learn about St. Thomas Aquinas the angel of purity. After the Epistle and Gospel the significance of the Rose and Laetare is explained. Then the Easter sacraments of Baptism and Holy Eucharist are described. This Sunday is a foretaste of Easter joys in mid-Lent. The details of the Miracle of the multiplication of loaves and fishes as sign of institution of Holy Eucharist at the last Supper is given with the citation of St. John Chrysostom about the Blessed Sacrament.