Weekly Devotion – December 17th

Weekly Devotions

3rd Sunday wreath

The third Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday, a name that comes from the Latin word meaning “Rejoice!” As the rose candle on the Advent wreath is lit, we rejoice that Christmas is near.

We rejoice in the fact that our God does not keep His distance from us, but enters into our human experience, shares our sorrows and our struggles, and takes upon His shoulders the weight of our sins so that we might dare to hope for the gift of eternal life.

Today we rejoice in the Good News that the Lord’s love is greater than anything we could have ever imagined. He reconciles us poor sinners and abides with us so that we might never again fear the powers of sin and death. He gives us consolation in times of sorrow and courage in times of weakness.
He fills our hearts with the “peace of God which surpasses all understanding.” We rejoice this day not simply because of the nearness of the celebration of Christmas but also for the nearness of our God who makes that celebration possible.

We pray together: St. Jude, seek for me the power of the Holy Spirit, so I may be filled with all joy and peace in believing, and that I may abound in hope.

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  • Rc December 26, 2018 at 11:03 AM

    St jude. Thank you for everything.please let all be ok

  • Gr December 23, 2018 at 3:52 PM

    St jude thank you for today. All went well please let CE be ok. Thank you for everything

  • Gran mc December 23, 2018 at 3:46 AM

    St jude please help me to cope with all my worries. Let C E be ok.I pray that people be understanding. Help C R K and A.I thank you most sincerely for all the help you give,me. I say your novena every day and some days many timed

  • Rc December 22, 2018 at 11:03 AM

    St jude please let all be ok. Thank you st jude

  • Tom December 22, 2018 at 5:01 AM

    Thank you St.Jude for another week of blessings and peace. Please heal my son and bless my family. Help us to cope with my sons disease and help him to cope with it. I thank you for all you have done for me and my family.
    Amen

  • Gr December 21, 2018 at 2:34 AM

    Please st jude help us,all to cope with the difficulties at present. Please let ce be ok. Help r to settle a bit. Thank you st jude.

  • Sylvia December 20, 2018 at 12:03 PM

    St. Jude, thank You for Your intercessions and blessings. I thank You in Faith and Hope. Amen

  • Rc December 20, 2018 at 2:57 AM

    St jude please help that all Will be ok cE. Please help c k r and a to get some rest. Keep s safe on his journey. Let my friends be understanding. Thank you st jude

  • Daniel December 18, 2018 at 6:55 AM

    Dear St.Jude,
    Thank you for being there for a poor sinner like me. May I recover my smile and be able to share it with those around me, even in the face of this increasingly troubled world… May you continue to be with me as the brother I always wished to have, and please pray for me and with me. Thank you St. Jude. Amen

  • Irma Fernandez December 17, 2018 at 10:14 PM

    St. Jude, please grant my son acquittal on all charges, give light to the injustice, AMEN!

  • Gr December 17, 2018 at 11:19 AM

    Dear st jude.please help me with an issue which worries me. Please let ce be ok. Help my family get some rest. Thank you st jude

  • Susan December 17, 2018 at 9:26 AM

    Help my son move away from his destructive life

  • Mary December 17, 2018 at 3:51 AM

    Dear St Jude,
    Please make sure my children are safe and happy at school. amen

  • mary December 17, 2018 at 3:50 AM

    Dear St Jude,
    Please make sure i have a wonderful week at work. Amen

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