Gaudete Sunday – Advent III

Hosted by: St Michael's Church and Choir

St Michael’s open for 11am Sung Mass. Please observe our Covid-aware precautions – hand sanitiser, spaced seating, face covering unless exempt, Communion in one kind brought to you in the pew.

The 3rd Sunday of Advent is known as Gaudete Sunday, from the Introit words “Rejoice in the Lord alway”, and the rose candle of the Advent wreath is lit. The Liturgical colour is ROSE RED for which we have a special set of Vestments.


In 2019 we sang Mass in Phrygian Mode by Charles Wood, and “E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come” by Man. Our Celebrant & Preacher was Fr David Gunn-Johnson.

In 2018 – Mass in Phrygian Mode by Charles Wood, and Rejoice in the Lord Alway, by Anon.

Music for 2017 – Hymns: 11 : 6 : 7.  Setting: Mass in F, Charles Wood.  Motet: This is the record of John, Orlando Gibbons.

Music for 2016 was  Mass in A minor by Casciolini and Motet “E’en so, Lord Jesus, quickly come” by Manz. The celebrant is Fr Christopher Durrant and the preacher Reader Bill Pattinson.

Music for 2015 was Mass in E by Harold Darke and Motet “Rejoice in the Lord alway”, Anon.

In 2014 our Music was Mass in E flat, Bairstow. and Motet: This is the Record of John, Orlando Gibbons.

INTROIT. Gaudete. Philippians 4:4-6; REJOICE in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice: let your moderation be known unto all men: the Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing: but in every thing, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known unto God. Ps. 85:1 Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob. V. Glory be.

O LORD Jesus Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee: grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in thy sight, Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Spirit ever, one God, world without end. AMEN.

GRADUAL. Ps. 80. Shew thyself, O Lord, thou that sittest upon the Cherubims, stir up thy strength and come. V. Hear, O thou Shepherd of Israel: thou that leadest Joseph like a sheep.

Alleluia, alleluia. V. Stir up thy strength, O Lord: and come and help us. Alleluia

OFFERTORY. Ps. 85. Lord, thou art become gracious unto thy land: thou hast turned away the captivity of Jacob: thou hast forgiven the offence of thy people.

COMMUNION. Isa. 35. Say to them that are of a fearful heart: Be strong, fear not: behold your God will come and save you.

Pewsheet for Advent III Guadete


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