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The Advent Wreath and Candles 2016


The Advent wreath is a popular custom that originated in Germany in the 16th century. It consists of an evergreen wreath and four candles (traditionally, three purple candles and one rose one). The candles are lit every night during Advent—one candle the first week, then an additional candle for each successive week.
The four candles represent the four weeks of Advent. The purple candles represents/symbolizes prayer and preparing. The fourth candle is lit on the third Sunday, representing Gaudete Sunday, and priests will wear a pink/rose-colored robe; this candle symbolizes joy.

























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From the Bishop's Desk

That desiring to know what God has to say to you personally is the most important thing in the world. There are many who go through their whole life without ever wishing to know this and so remain ignorant of the things of God and who is God and what would He have them do; to their great detriment.
A personal message from our Bishop, sharing his thoughts and reflections on the word of God together with you on this journey of faith.

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