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Gaudéte Sunday

Chapter Talk – Third Sunday of the Year – December 11, 2022 – cycle-A The gospel reading for this Third Sunday of Advent, Gaudete Sunday, asks us to behold who the Coming One is.  John the Baptist, who is now in prison, is hearing about the works Jesus is doing.  He seems a bit puzzled […]

Chapter Talk – Third Sunday of Advent – December 12, 2021, cycle-C Listen to these excerpts from the first reading for this Third Sunday of Advent: “Be glad and exult with all your heart” (Zeph 3:14-18a).  “Fear not…be not discouraged…”.  “God will renew you in his love…”. And now listen to similar words from the […]

Chapter Talk – Third Sunday of Advent – December 13, 2020, cycle-B We are given hopeful and evocative images from the first reading for this Third Sunday of Advent: “In my God is the joy of my soul” (Is 61:10). Well, why? What elicits this burst of joy? “For God has robed me with a […]

Chapter Talk – Third Sunday of Advent – December 15, 2019, cycle-A  ‘Be patient’, ‘Make your hearts firm’, ‘Do not complain about one another, so that you may not be judged’…. ‘the prophets knew of hardship and patience’…These are exhortative words from the epistle for this Third Sunday of Advent…And added to them is the […]

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