Advent Prayer Adventure

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.
Week 1 - HOPE

Join us on our Advent Journey:  Calendar of events

Advent Season

Advent Prayer Adventure Begins

Join the Adventure 

Half Hour Morning Prayer Prior to all Daily Masses during Advent

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November 19th | 20th

Adopt-a-Family sign-ups open

Click here for details

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November 19th | 20th

Receive an early Christmas present from Little Flower at all Masses this weekend!

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November 30th

Cherub Choir Begins Rehearsals

Sign your Cherub up here.

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December

7th-8th

Immaculate Conception

Vigil on

7th at 7pm

Mass on

8th at 9am

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December

11th

Deadline for Adopt-a-Family

Click here for details

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December

10th

Tree Lighting, Crafts & Cocoa

Special visitor!

After 5:30pm Mass

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December

11th

Blue Christmas

prayer service

3 - 4pm

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December

17th /18th

Blessing of the Creche

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December

24

Christmas Eve

4pm, 6pm and 

10pm (Candle Mass)

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November

19th | 20th

Little Blue Books of Advent Devotionals available at all Masses 

or at the Bernauer Parish Center.

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November 19th | 20th

Sharing Tree Tags available on the trees in the back of the Church or on-line:

Click here for details

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November 26th/27th

Blessing of the Little Flower Advent Wreath

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December 3rd

Berkeley Heights Winter Walk

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December

10th

Men's Ministry Annual Breakfast

Speaker: Mario Costabile

8am - noon

Sign up here

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December

11th

Deadline for Sharing Tree

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December

11th

Advent Home Blessings Begin through 18th

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December

16th

Taize Prayer Service

7pm

 

What is Taize? Click here for explanatory video

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December

19th

Advent Penance Service

7 PM

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December

25

Christmas Day

 8:30am, 11:30am

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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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