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This year the season starts on February 10th (Ash Wednesday) and ends on March 26th (Holy Saturday). The traditional fast of 40 days does not include Sundays.

Purple is the season's colour, though this gets complex near Easter. Red is used from Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday.

In other contexts there may be great wisdom in adopting Lent as an identifiable season of preparation for Easter. All of us need to sanctify our calendars and make clear that nothing in the winter and springtime of the year—not Valentine’s Day, not spring break, not March Madness, not even the hockey playoffs—is as important to our identity as Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Readings

Holy Week Year A

Lent Year A

 First readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
Ash Wednesday
March 1, 2017
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Psalm 51:1-17 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
First Sunday in Lent
March 5, 2017
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11
Second Sunday in Lent
March 12, 2017
Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 121 Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17
Third Sunday in Lent
March 19, 2017
Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 95 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42
Annunciation of the Lord
March 25, 2017
Isaiah 7:10-14 Psalm 45 Hebrews 10:4-10 Luke 1:26-38
Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 26, 2017
1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41
Fifth Sunday in Lent
April 2, 2017
Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45
Liturgy of the Palms
April 9, 2017
  Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 Matthew 21:1-11  
Liturgy of the Passion
April 9, 2017
Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 26:14-27:66

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