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FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT

Feast of St. Isidore of Seville

Feast of St. Vincent Ferrer

Fourth Tuesday of Lent

Fourth Wednesday of Lent

Fourth Saturday of Lent

PASSION SUNDAY

Monday in Passion Week

Thursday in Passion Week

Seven Sorrows of the BVM

PALM SUNDAY

Monday in Holy Week

Tuesday in Holy Week

Wednesday in Holy Week


   First of all, we would like to extend congratulations to Rev. Mr. Michael Oswalt on receiving the Diaconate on March 27. Both he and Rev. Mr. Brendan Legg will be ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Mark Pivarunas on June 29 this year, the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. We so need more true priests. Pray for them and all true traditional priests and bishops.

    As you know by now, Cyndi underwent extensive oral surgery on March 23 and we want to thank those who have responded for we are almost there in being able to cover the $700. for the surgery and, thankfully, the urgency of April 15 has been met and we are most grateful. A few have asked if checks should be made to Cyndi or to SANCTUS/The DailyCatholic and the answer is to SANCTUS. Per our tax consultant, it falls under the category of "parsonage" for a non-profit since as editor I am key to this publication continuing and Cyndi is my spouse. Therefore she is eligible for donations that would be applied for necessities, but never to enrich ourselves. That is the policy we have followed as long as we have had this apostolate, now nearing 22 years. We include below in this April edition the full short note she wrote which was published late in the March Lenten edition, keeping in mind that, though the original goal should be met within a few days, other unexpected, even hidden costs connected to her surgery and post-op follow up and not covered by insurance have cropped up in the last week that we didn't know about, and we don't want to have to keep coming back every month asking for help, other than our normal plea to support this publication to keep it going. Below is Cyndi's original note in full:

    My dear friends,

        Thank you for your prayers. My oral surgery was carried out Wednesday, and I believe it went very well, and although this is a time of great pain (anyone having all their teeth pulled can appreciate that), I accept the adjustments I must make with every ounce of my strength and my will, and above all the heart of my soul for Love of Our Lord, Who gave each one of us everything. I must keep this short, although I do promise to write to you as I progress in the recovery. Now, my dear friends, while Mike and I do ask for your prayers always, we ask you to must extend our hand to each of you to help us meet the $700 payment mentioned earlier for my surgery which we had to put on a credit card. We hated to do that, but had no choice. We've been able to raise $220. so far but still short by $480, [Note update above her note] plus additional prescriptions I've had to take as Doctor's orders after the procedure in order to heal, such as antibiotics so no infection will result. That credit card we charged all this on has to be paid in full by April 15th or the interests skyrocket.

        Yes, I know, this need is the same time taxes are due. Satan really like to foul things up, and doubled it by making it at tax time when we are all suffering from day to day, month to month financially. If each person who reads The DailyCatholic were to send even just $5. to our PayPal account, we could reach our goal, and everyone would have been able to help. So, whether you can send the widow’s mite, or whether you have more that you can send out of your treasure, know that God will never forget your sacrifice to extend charity to your neighbor. This is Lent, the time of almsgiving. Please search your heart, and may the Holy Ghost inspire you to extend that sublime charity of which the Gospel speaks, and of which we are so much in need.

        I’ll be praying always for all of you. Thank you in advance for your charity. Love in Christ through His Blessed Mother,

    Cyndi

   We have updated our Lenten edition for April, while still concentrating on the spiritual and devotional aspects in providing all you will need to help you make the rest of your Lent the best it can be. Therefore, we continue to suspend all new features throughout Lent and Passiontide in order to focus solely on Lenten subjects. . We are doing so for several reasons. First, the majority of our readers do not have access to the true Sacraments for they do not have a Traditional Latin Mass near them nor do they have, sadly, access to a true Roman Catholic priest. Therefore, we provide a web missal, if you will, with the Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass for the remaining days of Lent. with the full liturgy in both Latin and English for all of Lent plus the feast days for the saints honored over the next six weeks. In addition to the Propers, you can find special features for each Sunday remaining in Lent and Passiontide beginning with the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Passion Sunday, and Palm Sunday.

    Secondly, we cannot forget the devotions of First Friday and First Saturday. As before, you will find all the rules for fast and abstinence during Lent, a comprehensive Examination of Conscience for preparing for the Sacrament of Penance, and the Stations of the Cross according to the method of that indomitable holy Doctor of the Church St. Alphonsus Liguori. You can catch up on any past issues by seeing the Shrove Tuesday issue or our Lenten issue in March or features under Must Read Features or any features from March, February and/or January.

    Thirdly, we want to provide readers inspiration with links to sources that we challenge anyone to provide more thorough spiritual reading than the Douay-Rheims Bible, St. Bridget of Sweden's first two books from her Revelations and Prophecies she received which should be a wake-up call for everyone of us in striving to become better Catholics, and excerpts throughout the holy season of Lent by the incomparable Benedictine Abbot Dom Prosper Gueranger as taken from his 15 volume masterpiece The Liturgical Year, as well as the Haydock Commentaries for each Sunday's Epistle and Gospel sent to us by John Gregory who also offers thorough meditation on each of the Five Sorrowful Mysteries that should exemplify your appreciation in saying the holy Rosary. And to enhance the daily liturgy, on many days we will focus on one word from the daily Proper of the Mass that sums up the essence of that day which we have called the VerbumQUO of the day. In addition, we will link the inspirational articles of Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey at Christ or chaos for feasts that fall during Lent including his benchmark work From Eden to the Empty Tomb during Holy Week as well as the editor's equation on how and why the Mystical Body of Christ, His holy Church, is unrecognizable just as He was during His Passion and Death in a series from last year encompassing The Passion of the Sorrowful Mysteries for the Church.

   If you cannot attend the valid and perpetual Holy Sacrifice of the Mass which we list at Traditional Latin Masses on our Devotion port, then we pray and hope all of the above will enable you to make this Lent the best you can. You will also be inspired by the lives of the three holy Doctors of the Church featured during April/

    We're pleased to share with you Griff Ruby's excellent series on YouTube that he has begun which you'll find by clicking below:

    For those who want to keep abreast of events, their causes and consequences, and inspiration from other ports, you still can by clicking the four recommended outside sites below for daily material:

   

   We also call to your attention four recent articles of interest that tie in with Lent, one on "What Should Traditional Catholics Do?" by John Gregory and one by Griff Ruby on "Just Following The Catechism" below, in addition to two recent steps in Catholicism Made Simple that are most relevant for this holy penitential season. Just click on the graphic below to take you to that article:

   

    A final reminder in asking your kindness and charity: With prices going up everywhere and no one being immune to the crunch, especially here in the United States, more specifically California, it has hit us hard for as expenses go up - way up - donations have dropped off and all we can do is implore your charity and mercy to remember The DailyCatholic in your God-given duty of Almsgiving during Lent. As we have said so many times, without you, this publication, which has been on-line since 1996, ceases to exist. We need help and you, our readers, are the only ones we can turn to. We do so with great gratitude for whatever you can contribute. May you have a blessed and grace-filled rest of Lent and Passiontide. Ecce lignum crucis. In quo Salus mundi pepéndit.

    Yours in the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts,
Michael Cain, editor

As these pages load, we invite you to say as many Hail Mary's as necessary. You can click on the Rosary button to the left as well to see the Rosary Prayers in English, Latin and Spanish. We pray you will be imbued by the truths of the authentic Catholic Faith we provide here and yearn to learn more of the infrangible truths of the One and only Church founded by Jesus Christ.


Below you will find the Daily Propers for each Mass for the First Friday and First Saturday of April in the Third Sunday of Lent and then Laetare Sunday through Holy Saturday in our Lenten Daily Propers. We pray all will have a blessed, fruitful and grace-filled rest of Lent as penance and reparation become the focus of this holy penitential season. Memento, homo, quia pulvis es, et in pulverem reverteris.


   Everyone between 21 and 59 years of age is bound to observe the law of fast. The days of fast are all the days in Lent, all days of partial abstinence except Sundays. On days of fast only one full meal is allowed. Two other meatless meals, sufficient to maintain strength may be taken according to each one's need, but together they should not equal another full meal. Meat may be taken at the principal meal on a day of fast except on days of complete abstinence. Eating between meals is not permitted but liquids, including milk and fruit juices are allowed. When health or ability to work would be seriously affected, the law does not oblige. In doubt concerning fast or abstinence, consult your parish priest or confessor.
    (Adopted by the heirarchy of the United States, November 1958)


       
  Everyone over 7 years of age is bound to observe the law of abstinence. Complete abstinence is to be observed on Fridays, Ash Wednesday, Holy Saturday and the Vigils of the Immaculate Conception (December 7) and Christmas (December 24). On days of complete abstinence, meat and soup or gravy made from meat may not be used at all. Partial abstinence is to be observed on Ember Wednesdays and Saturdays and the vigil of Pentecost (Saturday before). On days of partial abstinence, (which are all the days of Lent for those bound by the laws of fasting) which are not complete abstinence days or Sundays, meat and soup or gravy made from meat may be taken only once a day at the principal meal.






    Click on the Confessional to your right to review your transgressions through a thorough Examination of Conscience to make a good Confession during Lent



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