Gaudete Sunday

The third week of Advent, also known as “Gaudete Sunday,” means we have passed the half-way point and Christmas is drawing near. The word gaudete means “rejoice,” and at this point in our Advent journey our hearts should be filled with joy as we ponder the magnitude of Christ’s birth. We mark this joyful time by lighting the one and only pink candle on the wreath. 

Since Christmas Eve falls on a Sunday this year, it is important to remember that we must observe the Fourth Sunday of Advent before transitioning to the Christmas Eve Vigil Masses and the Masses on Christmas Day. CLICK HERE FOR SCHEDULE