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The third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete!

The third Sunday of Advent – Gaudete!

Posted on Dec 15, 2018

Gaudete Week begins with the Third Sunday of Advent and represents a joyous respite in the middle of four weeks of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

Gaudete means “rejoice” in Latin. It comes from the first word of the Entrance antiphon on Sunday. The spirit of joy that begins this week comes from the words of Paul, “The Lord is near.” This joyful spirit is marked by the lighting of the third candle of the Advent wreath.

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St. Andrew Christmas Novena

St. Andrew Christmas Novena

Posted on Nov 30, 2018

Pray with us 15 times every day from Nov. 30th, the Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle, to Christmas. The novena is not actually addressed to Saint Andrew but to God Himself, asking Him to grant our request in the honor of the birth of His Son at Christmas.

Prayed as a family, the Saint Andrew Christmas Novena is a very good way to help focus the attention of your children on the Advent season.

Saint Andrew Christmas Novena

Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Blessed Mother. Amen.

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