Rejoice?: The Aftermath of a School Shooting by Tricia Tembreull • December 17, 2012 It was Gaudete Sunday and as the third candle of the Advent Wreath was lit at Mass we were called to rejoice, but my heart didn't really feel like rejoicing. A prayer intention for the victims and their families and what seemed to be a small mention of Friday's heartbreak during the homily didn't seem enough to express what so many of our hearts were feeling. How can we rejoice, God? In the midst of all of this pain and hurt how can we rejoice today, this week, or on Christmas morning?