INFORMATION FOR TEACHERS, AIDES AND MENTORS IN THE RELIGIOUS FORMATION PROGRAM.
GOD OF PATIENCE, SHOW US YOUR WISDOM IN TIME, THAT WE MAY GROW TO EXPEXT YOUR ACTION ON YOUR TIME. TEACH US TO BE GENTLE AND PATIENT WITH OURSELVES. MAKE US RECEPTIVE TO YOUR TIMING IN OTHERS. HELP US TO SEE THE LONG VIEW WHEN WE ARE CAUGHT IN THE FRUSTRATION OF WAITING. AMEN
EXPLANATION OF THE ADVENT WREATH:
1st Candle- (purple) THE PROPHECY CANDLE or CANDLE OF HOPE –
We can have hope because God is faithful and will keep the promises made to us. Our hope comes from God. (Romans 15:12-13)
2nd Candle- (purple) THE BETHLEHEM CANDLE or THE CANDLE PREPARATION-
God kept His promise of a Savior who would be born in Bethlehem. Preparation means to “get ready.” Help us to be ready to welcome YOU, O GOD! (Luke 3:4-6)
3rd Candle – (pink) THE SHEPHERD CANDLE or THE CANDLE OF JOY-
The angels sang a message of JOY! (Luke 2:7-15)
4th Candle – (purple) THE ANGEL CANDLE or THE CANDLE OF LOVE-
The angels announced the good news of a Savior. God sent His only Son to earth to save us, because He loves us! (John 3:16-17)
Some wreaths have a 5th Candle – (white)
The white candle reminds us that Jesus is the spotless lamb of God, sent to wash away our sins! His birth was for His death, His death was for our birth! (John 1:29)
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