Third Sunday of Advent-Gaudete Sunday

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Gaudete Sunday  means “Rejoice”! Zephaniah 3: 14-18a;  Philippians 4:4-7;  Luke 3: 10-18 In the first reading, Zephaniah reminds us to “shout for joy!” “Be glad and exult with all your heart”; “The Lord, your God is in your midst”. The Second Reading from Philippians resounds the message with the words “Rejoice in the Lord always”; […]

Fourth Sunday of Advent Reflection

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Take Time to really celebrate the Incarnational Moment! 2 Samuel 7:1-16 ~ Psalm 89 ~ Romans 16:25-27 ~ Luke 1:26-38 We give time to that which is important for us in our lives. Christmas is a time for celebrating Love. Christ was born. God made flesh. What greater Love? We think of those that we love in our family and friends. […]

Gaudete Sunday–Third Sunday of Advent Reflection

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The Ladies of Charity USA gratefully acknowledge Father Mark Arnzen, Spiritual Director for the Morgan Hill Ladies of Charity for sharing this Advent reflection. Third Sunday of Advent – Dec. 11, 2011 READINGS: Isaiah 61:1-11 ~ Psalm-Luke 1:46-54 ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 ~ John 1:6-8,19-28 Because it’s only four weeks Advent can slip by before we really enter into the prayerful and penitential […]