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Dear friends in Christ of St. Edward the Martyr,

This year the Fourth Sunday in Lent (Laetare Sunday) coincides with another day that adds emphasis to this liturgical day. Laetare Sunday is a respite during the season of Lent; it's a brighter and more hopeful stop along this self-reflective, penitential and solemn way. And while we inch along this somewhat darker season to the brightness of Easter morning, Laetare Sunday reveals this glimmer of hope by changing liturgical colors from purple to rose. And we all know that a blooming rose signals the coming spring, and spring signals hope and joy.

This week is also Daylight Savings Time, where we spring ahead one hour at 2am on Sunday morning. And as we switch into this new timezone, we gain an extra hour of sunlight, which also signals that the blooming and beautiful season is fast upon us.

So, please remember to adjust your clocks and watches so you can come and celebrate the Fourth Sunday in Lent at 11:00am with us, the one hopeful pitstop the liturgical calendar provides us as we walk the way of the cross to the darkness of Good Friday.

In Jesus and Mary,
Fr. Matthew 

Announcements

Hospitality Committee
We are forming a new committee that will meet and greet newcomers, usher, and assist with COVID protocols when we return to in-person worship. If this interests you, please email Caitlin at the office at info@SaintEdwardTheMartyr.com.

Service of Choral Evensong
You can still enjoy and participate in the Service of Choral Evensong we offered for the Harlem Clericus "Wednesdays in Lent" tradition featuring choral works by William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons with 100 Recitations of the “Jesus Prayer” on Wednesday March 3 on YouTube here.
Stations of the Cross with Stabat Mater
You can hear the timeless setting of the Stabat Mater text by Pergolesi, featuring special guest soprano, Karina Parker, during our Stations of the Cross services every Friday at noon during Lent (February 19-April 4).

Service Schedule
(Online-Only) 

 
Los sábados (Saturdays)
6pm: Santa Misa (Español) - unéte en YouTube.

Sundays (Los domingos)
11am: Holy Mass (English) - Join via YouTube.

Fridays in Lent (beginning February 19th)
12noon: Stations of the Cross Featuring Pergolesi’s musical setting of the Stabat Mater (English & Latin) - Join via YouTube.
 
Wednesday, March 3 (past)
7pm: Evensong and Recitations of the Jesus Prayer for Harlem Clericus (English)
watch on our YouTube channel. Click here to access the service booklet and follow along!

Lector Rota
 
3/13 - Yakaira
3/14 - Nate
3/20 - María
3/21 - Chris & Naomi
3/27 - Yakaira

3/28 - Jen & Nick
 
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