Rejoice! • Breaking open the word

In breaking opening the word for the third Sunday of Advent, or Gaudete Sunday, we find it’s a day to rejoice! In fact, Gaudete means rejoice. We’re halfway to Christmas, and that’s nothing to sneeze at! The scripture readings for Guadete Sunday reflect that joy and recall the “jubilee” spirit that Jesus brought with him when he became one of us. Online you’ll find a reflection on the readings, questions to ask your Catholic kids, and Bible study helps.