Sunday, December 13, 2009

Gaudete Sunday

I just came home from a beautiful Gaudete Sunday. "Gaudete" is celebrated on the third Sunday of Advent and the word is taken from the first word in the Introit, meaning "rejoice." (source: Catholic Encyclopedia) Fr. L made us laugh with his wise insights into marriage and relationships. From what he said, I could tell he has counseled many married folks! I liked his "24 hour rule" which is: if your spouse did something that bothered you, address it within 24 hours. Otherwise, it's forfeit. Don't bring it up again, let it go. Pretty smart stuff from a man of the cloth.

I'm including a bad photo of his vestments, which were the traditional rose color. The chasuble also had pale yellow in the front.

Hope your Gaudete Sunday was a lovely one. Rejoice!


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Jackie said...

Thank you for sharing your sunday with us. I have not been to church in awhile and I know there is no excuse for it *shame on me* but this is lovely .

KMK said...

It was a truly lovely mass. You are doing a great service by sharing this jewel of a church with the world at large

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Mary Rose said...

KMK, it is a special parish, isn't it? I'm really glad you found it and hope you're blessed by the parish as much as I have been. You'll have to join the crowd afterward for coffee & donuts if you've not already. :-)

And I removed your duplicate comment. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.