St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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Respect & Faith

Third Sunday in Advent

During the 3rd week in Advent, we spend time thinking about Joy. 

From Psalm 5:11, we hear these words 

“But let all who take refuge in you rejoice; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, so that those who love your name may exult in you". 

Too often, we think joy is something big. Just as easily and far more often, we can feel joy in a hug or the squeeze of hand, we can see joy in a smile or hear it in laughter.  Help us to not overlook the simple joys that peak into our lives daily. This week in our Advent journey, open our eyes to the joy that surrounds us. Amen.

“Advent is a continuous call to hope: it reminds us that God is present in history to lead it to its ultimate goal, to lead it to its fullness, which is the Lord, the Lord Jesus Christ.  God is present in the history of humanity. He is the "God-with-us". God is not distant: he is always with us, to the extent that very often he knocks on the door to our heart. God walks beside us to support us” Pope Francis