Gaudete Sunday: What’s in a Name?

3rd Sunday of Advent (A)

The third Sunday of Advent is a bit different. We light the pink candle on the Advent wreath. The sacred ministers at Mass wear rose colored vestments; a lightening of the penitential color of purple as we near the end of the season. We even have a special name for this Sunday: Gaudete, which is Latin for “rejoice!” But why do we call it that? Where does the name come from? We answer that question in this week’s video…

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