We light one candle on the Advent wreath every week as we prepare for Christmas.
There are three purple candles on the wreath. Purple is the colour of ‘looking forward’.
A pink candle is lit on the Third Sunday of Advent. Pink is a happy colour. It reminds
us that Christmas is getting nearer. The wreath is in the shape of a circle because a
circle has no beginning and no end. It goes on forever, just like God’s love for us.
Colour the wreath each week as you prepare for the coming of Jesus on Christmas Day.
Advent means ‘God is close’, ‘God is near’, ‘God is on the way’.
We prepare for Jesus’ coming anew into our lives. We wait as the people of Israel waited in joyful hope.