The Third Sunday of Advent is also called Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete means “rejoice”. We are halfway through Advent! This is a time for hopeful expectation. We rejoice as the day we celebrate the Incarnation draws closer. Here are some resources for youth ministers, catechists, teachers, and parents – the first teachers of their children.
The Significance of Linus and His Blanket in A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas emphasizes the religious nature of the Christmas holiday. But did you ever notice that Linus drops his blanket during the show?
Pray the O Antiphons
The "O Antiphons" are part of the evening prayer from the Liturgy of the Hours for December 17 to December 23. In them, Old Testament imagery is used to proclaim the coming of the Christ child. Incorporate them into your family prayer this advent.
3rd Sunday of Advent – Year B (2023)
The readings for the Third Sunday in Advent (Gaudete Sunday) for Year B encourage us to rejoice because our salvation is near. Some possible topics for this weekend are hopeful waiting, humility, and joy. Here are some ideas.
3rd Sunday in Advent – Year C (2021)
The readings for the Third Sunday in Advent (Gaudete Sunday) for Year C encourage us to rejoice at the new life being offered to us through Jesus Christ. This would be a good time to discuss the Incarnation. Why did God become man and what does that mean for us?
3rd Sunday of Advent – Year A (2022)
The readings for the Third Sunday of Advent for Year A help us consider the signs of our salvation. Faith is a clear topic here. Do I really believe in Jesus Christ as my savior? Here are some ideas for this week.