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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Third Sunday of Advent - Gaudete Sunday

Third Sunday of Advent
Gaudete Sunday

The Catholic Church celebrates two “joyful” Sundays: today, the third Sunday of Advent or Guadete, Latin for “rejoice” and the fourth Sunday of Lent or Laetare, also Latin for “rejoice.”

The events at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut this past week make it difficult to find joy this Gaudete Sunday. But with "God all things are possible."  (Matthew 19:26) Please continue to pray for our nation and all those who were affected in any way by this tragedy, - that God will give us peace, guidance and comfort during this period of mourning.   

Then take a moment to thank God for all that He provides us - His goodness, His mercy, His love, His hope and yes, His joy. 

Watch as 100 people from
Valles Symphony Orchestra,
The Lieder, Amics de l'Opera and The
Coral Belles Arts Choir perform
part of Beethoven's Ninth, Ode to Joy
and simply "Shout for joy to the Lord." Psalm 98:4
Wishing you Peace, Comfort, Hope and Joy this Gaudete Sunday
Light the third candle of your Advent Wreath

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