Quinquagesima Sunday 2017
The Mass for this Sunday focuses on the need for the three theological virtues: Faith, Hope and Charity, with the caution from St. Paul in his Epistle that Faith without Charity accomplishes nothing. In the Lenten Season which begins in earnest on Ash Wednesday, Holy Mother the Church provides us with multiple opportunities to practice these virtues. At the same time, we are reminded that our time on earth, no matter our age, is very limited as compared to that of eternity. The words, “Remember Man that dust thou art and to dust thou shalt return” should cause us to make good use of the time we have left.