For those few of you in the State of Maine who are blessed enough to be able to attend regularly one of the two weekly Sunday Masses in the Extraordinary Form (8:30 AM at the Basilica in Lewiston, noon in the side chapel of the Cathedral in Portland, see sidebar for details), this Sunday begins the pre-Lenten season with Septuagesima Sunday. Fr. Z, naturally, does a piece on this little three week period here.
For the rest of us, well, Paul VI expunged the pre-Lenten preparatory period in 1970, so, we have three more weeks of “Ordinary Time”, then Lent begins with Ash Wednesday (6 March).
There it is.
Curate, ut valeatis.