3rd Sunday of Advent Gaudete Sunday Rejoice Sunday
The day we have been PREPARING for is approaching -Rejoice
Zep 3:14-18: Shout for joy Sing joyfully Be glad Exult with all your heart
Is 12:2-3, 4, 5-6 Cry out with joy and gladness
Phil 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always
St. Paul tells us how: The Lord is near. Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by PRAYER and PETITION, , with THANKSGIVING, make your requests known to God.
When we pray, When we meditate on God's word, When we enter into relationship, When we sit with Him - "Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
Then, in everything, we can REJOICE
He Is Coming - PREPARE, REPENT, REJOICE
Meditate on the Gaudete Hymn:
Rejoice, rejoice, Christ is born Out of the Virgin Mary, rejoice Rejoice, rejoice, Christ is born Out of the Virgin Mary, rejoice
The time of grace has come What we have desired: Songs of joy We give back thankfully
God has become man Nature is marveling The world has been renewed By Christ, who is reigning
The gate of Ezekiel Is passed through From where the light is raised Salvation is found
Therefore, (allow) our gathering Sing, now, in brightness Let it praise the Lord Greetings to our king