Septuagesima Sunday ‐ January 28th at 5pm
Our Lady of Mount Carmel ‐ 1300 East Valley Road, Montecito
A Traditional Latin Mass (Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite) offered by
Fr. David Gonzalez, O. Praem., Thomas Aquinas College Chaplain
And combined choir directed by Andrew Petracca of Saint Mary Magdalen
Septuagesima is the ninth Sunday before Easter. The pre‐Lent season beginning
with Septuagesima and Lent are both times of penance. Septuagesima is a time of voluntary fasting in preparation for the obligatory Great Fast of Lent. Sobriety and somberness reign liturgically; the Alleluia and Gloria are banished. Throughout this short Season and that of Lent there is a deepening sense of penance and somberness, culminating in Passiontide (the last two weeks of Lent), that will suddenly and joyously end at the Vigil of Easter on Holy Saturday when the alleluia returns and Christ's Body is restored and glorified.