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“Joy of the Gospel” is key to Advent groups, planning process

The Church cannot exist for its own sake. It must be constantly focused on awakening a desire in all people to know, love, and serve God. Pope Francis insisted on this, drawing heavily on the teaching of his predecessors, in a document he released shortly after being Pope six years ago.

Titled “Joy of the Gospel,” this apostolic exhortation offers a blueprint for Catholic throughout the world to live up to their covenant with their crucified and risen Savior. In it, the Pope urges people to proclaim the fullness of the Gospel with hearts and live overflowing with joy and gratitude.

-Catholic Missourian

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