Third Sunday of Advent: Gaudete Sunday

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This Sunday we celebrate Gaudete Sunday. The colour of the vestments and candle on the Advent wreath change from violet to rose. The Introit (Entrance Antiphon) for the Mass states, “Gaudete in Domino semper” (Rejoice in the Lord always). On the Third Sunday of Advent we are called to rejoice. In George Frederic Handel’s magnificent Oratorio, Messiah Part One, we […]

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Third Sunday of Advent: Gaudete Sunday

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This weekend we celebrate Gaudete Sunday and the vestments change from violet to rose. The Introit (Entrance Antiphon) for the Mass states: “Gaudete in Domino semper” (Rejoice in the Lord always). On the Third Sunday of Advent we are called to rejoice. The Second Reading from St. Paul to the Philippians sets the tone very beautifully: “Rejoice in the Lord […]

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