The Season of Advent

Advent is the season of expectation of the Christ. It is four weeks long and runs from Sunday, November 27-Saturday, December 24. The first two weeks we focus on Jesus’ final coming as Lord and judge. The final eight days anticipate his coming in history on Christmas. The Third Sunday of Advent, traditionally named Gaudette Sunday, expresses a joyful note of anticipation of the season.

The Catholic Source Book, Newly Revised. Harcourt Religion Publishers, 2007.

At Christ the King, we distribute Little Blue Books which include scripture and reflection for personal devotional time. Use the passages as an opportunity to spend some quiet time with the Lord.

During Mass we begin by lighting our beautiful Advent wreath. The circular wreath represents God’s eternal nature, the evergreen represents life and immortality, and the purple candle represents prayer, penance and preparation. The single pink candle represents rejoicing.

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