Bulletin 11 December 2016

Today, the Third Sunday of Advent, we celebrate Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete means “rejoice.” Although Advent is a season of penitence and preparation,
today is always set aside by the Church to relax and rejoice in the Lord. All of our readings today deal with Christian joy. This may seem not in
keeping with the overall mood encouraged for Advent, but it is most definitely in keeping with what we need to feel, and it is definitely
appropriate for those who embrace stewardship as a way of life.