O Antiphons (Dec. 15, 2019)

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Happy Gaudete Sunday! Today the Church replaces the somber violet with rose vestments to celebrate the nearing of Christmas and the approaching end of our solemn preparations. Gaudete, translated from the Latin as “rejoice,” comes from the entrance antiphon of today’s Mass: “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I…