December 2017

3rd Sunday of Advent (Gaudete Sunday)

Good morning brothers and sisters! Today is the 3rd Sunday of Advent. It is called Gaudete Sunday. Today, the priest-celebrant will be wearing rose colored vestments. Gaudete is the Latin word for “Rejoice.” In his 2014 Gaudete Sunday homily, Pope Francis said that Gaudete Sunday is known as the “Sunday of joy,” and that instead

First Sunday of Advent

Good morning my dear brothers and sisters. Today is the first Sunday of Advent. As we all prepare ourselves for the joy of the celebration of our dear Lord’s birth, let us keep in mind the gospel reading for today. Jesus said to his disciples: Advent is a time of watchfulness. Unfortunately, a lot of