Third Sunday of ADVENT
The name derives from the first word of this Sunday’s Introit of the Mass - Gaudete (i.e. Rejoice) - Phil 4:4,5:
Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, rejoice. Indeed the Lord is near.
"Draw near to Christ, present among us
in His Word and in the Eucharist, and...
in the knowledge that He remains with us
at every moment of our lives
and throughout history."
Pope Benedict XVIDecember 9, 2009, General Audience