Next Sunday (11th December) is Gaudete Sunday, the 3rd Sunday of Advent.
Gaudete means “rejoice” and on this Sunday we rejoice because we are almost at Christmas, the day when we celebrate the coming of Jesus into the world; the greatest gift we have ever been given.
On Gaudete Sunday, our parish will join with parishes around the world in celebrating the tradition of Bambinelli Sunday.
We invite each family to bring your Baby Jesus crib figure to the Sunday Masses next weekend (10th and 11th December). The Baby Jesus crib figures will be blessed. After the blessing, you are invited to wrap the Baby Jesus crib figure in wrapping paper and to place him under your Christmas tree. On Christmas morning let this be the first gift to be unwrapped in your family home.