The Third Sunday Of Advent (Gaudete)
The Third Sunday Of Advent (Gaudete)Gaudete literally means "rejoice," for the Lord is coming! And so on this Sunday you'll notice that the Advent purple gives way to a splash of rose. The frontal on the altar changes, the vestments of the clergy change, there are flowers, and the third candle‚ a rose one‚ is lit on the advent wreath. All of this is a bit of joy breaking into what is otherwise a penetential season. After today we return to purple for the remainder of Advent. During Lent, we observe a similar break in the midst of a pentential season. It is known as Lataere Sunday, which also means "rejoice." It is always celebrated on the Fourth Sunday in Lent.
Stir up thy power, O Lord, and with great might come among us; and, because we are sorely hindered by our sins, let thy bountiful grace and mercy speedily help and deliver us; through Jesus Christ our Lord, to whom, with thee and the Holy Ghost, be honor and glory, world without end. Amen.
This group for children and teens will meet each month at 10 a.m. in the Sunday
School room on the third floor of the parish house. If you are 11+ years old, were confirmed
last May or are about to be confirmed next year, this group is for you. This is the last Sunday meeting of 2019. For more information, please contact Mother Alison Turner.