Today, 4th. Saturday in Lent, after the Latin Mass, all the statues and Crucifixes are covered in purple. This is done in preparation for Passion Sunday which is one week before Palm Sunday. In the Novus Ordo, Passion Sunday has been combined with Palm Sunday. The Júdica Me is omitted from Passion Sunday to Maundy Thursday. Also no Gloria Patri at the introit or Lavabo except on Feasts.
The original author of this blog passed away in July of 2016. RIP Father Carota.