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Third Sunday of Advent - December 15th, 2019

Dear Friends in Christ:

The third Sunday of Advent is commonly referred to as Gaudete Sunday.

"Gaudete" is Latin for the first word in our introductory antiphon for this Mass, which is the word Rejoice.

The First Sunday of Advent we were instructed to “stay awake…you also must be prepared for at an hour you do not expect, the Son of Man will come.” The Second Sunday of Advent we were encouraged by Saint John the Baptist to “repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand…prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.”