Our Advent Journey

What Is the Advent Season?

It is a liturgical season with the weeks leading up to Christmas. It is a season of joyful anticipation of the coming of our Lord, baby Jesus. The liturgical colors of Advent are purple and “rose” (pink). 

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Father Matthew, the meaning of Advent.
Little Flower Choirs Sing Christmas Carols

Join us on our Advent Journey:  Calendar of events

November

27

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Blessing of the Church Advent Wreath

Explanation of Advent Wreath

 

5:30pm Mass

December

4- 5

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Blessing of the Ornaments

All Masses

December

7-8

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Immaculate Conception

Vigil on

7th at 7pm

Mass on

8th at 9am

December

11

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Crafts & Cocoa

Special visitor!

Lower Level of Church

After 5:30pm Mass

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December

12

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Blue Christmas

prayer service

3 - 4pm

December

18

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Blessing of the Creche

5:30pm Mass

December

24

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Christmas Eve

3pm (livestreamed), 

5pm, 10pm

December

4

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Men's Ministry Annual Breakfast

Speaker: Allan Wright

8am - noon

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December

5

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The Chosen Series - The Shepherd, A story of the first Christmas

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December

8

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Deadline for Adopt-a-Family

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December

12

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Deadline for Sharing Tree

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December

17

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Taize Prayer Service

7pm

 

What is Taize? Click here for explanatory video

December

18-19

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Blessing of the Nativity figures

All Masses

December

25

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Christmas Day

 8:30am (livestreamed)

11:30am

 

The Symbolism Behind an Advent Wreath

  • The purple candles stand for royalty

  • The pink (or rose colored) candle stands for joy

  • The wreath itself symbolizes how God’s love for us is never changing, like the evergreen, that stays green all year. The circle shape symbolizes how God has no beginning and no end, just like a circle. He always has been, and he always will be. 

 

What Do The 4 Advent Candles Represent and order in which to light them

  • There are 4 Sundays in Advent.  Each Sunday you add 1 more candle that you light each night. Here are what the 4 candles during Advent stand for:

  • First Sunday of Advent (purple candle): Hope

  • Second Sunday of Advent (purple candle): Peace

  • Third Sunday of Advent (pink candle): Joy

  • Fourth Sunday of Advent (purple candle): Love 

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