We have now embarked upon pre-Lent

https://sensusfidelium.com/the-liturgical-year-dom-prosper-gueranger/season-of-septuagesima/mystery-of-septuagesima/

Gueranger:

It is evident that the Christian, who would spend Septuagesima according to the spirit of the Church, must make war upon that false security, that self-satisfaction, which are so common to effeminate and tepid souls, and produce spiritual barrenness.

Met. Antony Bloom:

“God can save the sinner you are, but not the saint you pretend to be.”

Sunday, 5 February: Septugesima Sunday- 11:00 Holy Family, Davenport; 2:30 pm St Patrick, Iowa City

Catechism 9:30, Confessions 10:10, Rosary 10:30, High Mass, Fellowship meal in Enright Hall after Mass (Davenport) Confessions 2:10, High Mass, Catechism 4:00 (Iowa City)

Gesimatide or Pre-Lent has arrived on the Traditional Calendar

https://extraordinaryform.org/propers/Septuagesima.pdf