Home Podcasts Fr. Dave's Homilies Fr. Dave's Homilies The Connection Between Patience and Joy Third Sunday of Advent. Father Dave draws a connection between the two themes of patience and joy in today’s readings. While we’re joyful that the birth of Jesus is coming, we must also practice patience in the waiting, so that when he arrives, it will truly be a joyful experience. Preached at St. Paul the Apostle Church, New York City on 12-11-16.