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Clergy Notes — Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Third Sunday of Advent is known traditionally as Gaudete (Latin for “Rejoice,” or “Be Joyful”) Sunday, from the Latin translation of the second reading from Philippians[4.4], sung as an antiphon too on this day,“Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.” As an accompanying sign of a lightening of the rigour of […]

Clergy Notes — Sunday, December 9, 2018

For many centuries December 8 in the Calendar of the Church has been observed as the Feast of the Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary; in the Roman Catholic Church since 1854 it has been the Immaculate Conception. My intention in writing this is not to enter into the age-old debate about whether or not […]