Sunday, Dec. 11, is the Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday (Year B, Cycle II).
Isaiah 61:1-2, 10-11; Psalm: Luke 1:46-48, 49-50, 53-54; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28
Each Third Sunday of Advent is Gaudete Sunday, “Rejoice” Sunday. It is time for the priest to wear rose vestments and for us to pause in Advent to celebrate.
One thing to celebrate: Jesus has already won the “war on Christmas,” the yearly struggle with the secularization of Christmas. Here are a few ways to rejoice in his victory:
When they say “Happy holidays!” say, “Thanks. I celebrate all the holy days!”
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