December 11, 2016 – Third Sunday of Advent

Today we light the third candle, which symbolizes the joy that the birth of Jesus Christ brings to angels, shepherds, pilgrims and people throughout the ages. The angel said to the shepherds, “Do not be afraid; for I bring you good news of great joy for all the people; to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ, the Lord.” As we light this candle, may this joy come to our hearts.