THE SEASON OF ADVENT
The gradual lighting of the four candles on our Advent Wreath, one on each Sunday of the Advent season, combined with the liturgical colours of the candles help to symbolise not only our expectation and hope in our Saviour’s first coming into the world, but also his Second Coming as Judge at the end of the world.
Purple is the penitential colour of Advent and Lent.
Rose is used only on Gaudete Sunday in Advent and on Laetare Sunday in Lent.
The circle of Evergreen in which the candles are placed represents everlasting life.
During each Sunday of the Advent season, we focus on one of the four virtues Jesus brings us: Hope, Love Joy and Peace. The White, Christ, candle is lit on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day reminding us that Jesus is the light of the world. The wreath continually reminds us of whom we are called to be as followers of Jesus.
Today we light the Candle of Peace, the second candle of Advent. The prophet, Isiah, called Christ the “Prince of Peace”. Jesus taught us the importance of peace-makers.
Do try and join us for the 9.30am Mass during the week if at all possible.
A time for peace and quiet as well as grace and blessings during this busy time