As Christmas draws near, the Church emphasizes the joy which should be in our hearts over all that the birth of our Savior means for us. The third Sunday of Advent in 2023 is December 17th. The third Sunday of Advent is traditionally called Gaudete Sunday. Gaudete is the Latin word for rejoice, and this Sunday is the time for us to rejoice because Jesus came and died so that we may live forever with him!
The Virgin Mary made me do it!