Dec 15 – Homily – Fr Joachim: Rejoice During Penance
Homily #131215b ( 12min) Play - Fr. Joachim on the 3rd Sunday of Advent which is called Gaudete Sunday or the Sunday to Rejoice where we have a day of joyfulness as we mark the halfway point in the penitential season of Advent and we look with particular joy toward the coming of Christmas. He explains that the rose colored vestments are used because it is a blend of violet for the penance of Advent and white for the joy of Christmas. He relates this to the need of praying joyfully and persevering with Christian spiritual progress even when these seem dry and penitential.
Mass: 3rd Sunday of Advent - Sunday - Form: OF
1st: isa 35:1-6, 10
Resp: psa 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10
2nd: jam 5:7-10
Gsp: mat 11:2-11