Sunday, December 16, 2018

Third Sunday of Advent: Rejoice!...

Third Sunday of ADVENT 
Gaudete Sunday

There is a shift from adoring “The Lord Who is to come”,
to worshiping with joy "The Lord Who is now nigh and close at hand ”.

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The name GAUDETE derives from the first word of this Sunday’s
Introit of the Mass from Phil 4:4-5 ... At the heart, it is a command...
Gaudete in Domino semper ~ Rejoice in the Lord always

"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 XVI
12/09/09, General Audience

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