17Dec Presider’s Page for 17 December (Advent 3, GAUDETE)

We’re two thirds of the way through Advent. Traditionally, today is called Gaudete Sunday, which means ‘a day for rejoicing.’ The reason for celebration is that the day of the Lord’s coming is very near.

17Dec 17 December 2017. 3rd Sunday of Advent

Gaudete Sunday has this joyful Advent message: “Rejoice always .. give thanks .. hold fast to what is good.”


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Also the Readings in the Jerusalem Bible version


 1st Reading: Isaiah 61:1-2,




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