Merry Christmas………..

During this Christmas season, which lasts until January 9, these are exciting times, time to celebrate, and also time step back, reflect on the past year, give thanks, look ahead, etc. We have just experienced the Nativity of the Lord, feast of St. Stephen, Deacon and first martyr; feast of St. John, apostle and evangelist;[…]

We’re about halfway through Advent…………

Sunday is Gaudete (Rejoice) Sunday, one of two times in the liturgical year that we wear rose-colored vestments. Do you know when the other time is? We will light the third (rose-colored) candle on our Advent wreath. On Gaudete Sunday, the season of Advent shifts its focus. For the first two weeks of Advent, the[…]

Halfway point of Advent

Halfway point of Advent This past Sunday traditionally marks the halfway point of Advent, it is known as “Gaudete Sunday.” We wore rose colored vestments at Mass, and we lit the pink candle on the Advent wreath. This was to set a joyful tone for the expectation of the Lords birth and Second Coming and[…]