Today is the Third Sunday of Advent or "Gaudete Sunday."
On this day, we light the pink or rose-colored candle on the Advent wreath. It's a marker on our Advent journey that reminds us to "rejoice!" as we prepare for the coming of the Christ Child anew this Christmas.
To aid in our rejoicing, let's turn to the ACM Gospel Choir for a hymn:
Over at There Will Be Bread, Fran provides us "Gaudete" by Libera for this joyful Sunday:
Flashbacks: Gaudete Sundays 2008, 2007 and 2006.