Recent Parish News... This is Gaudete Sunday! Details December 11, 2020 Tweet ...derived from the first word of the Entrance Antiphon at Mass: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I say, rejoice. Indeed, the Lord is near!” (Phil.4:4-5) Advent is half over and Christmas is soon to follow! This Sunday is further set apart by the custom of wearing rose vestments and the lighting of the rose Advent candle.