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Reflection – Fr Gerard Dec 15, 2023

Third Sunday of Advent

Gaudete Sunday


In the 3rd week of Advent we light the Rose coloured candle in the advent wreath. Rose is the liturgical colour for this Sunday which is called Gaudete Sunday, meaning Rejoice! (For you language enthusiasts, “Gaudete” is a Latin word in it’s imperative form, implying immediate action such as Stop! Go! Be Quiet!). Gaudete is almost an assertive encouragement to Rejoice! We could also call it “Be Joyful Sunday”. The Church, in her wisdom, gives us a break from the reflective and penitential purple and instead we are reminded of the celebratory and joyful mood at the nearness of the coming of Jesus.


So as the readings exhort you today count your blessings, sing a song of gladness and let your soul rejoice – with the Prophet Isaiah, with the Psalmist (possibly written by King David), and rejoice and be happy along with St Paul in the second reading. As we wait in joyful anticipation for the Adventus of Christ the Saviour of the World.

Fr. Gerard



















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