Advent Wreath Banner

By |2017-09-06T03:49:21+10:00July 6th, 2012|Categories: Activities, Advent & Christmas, Craft|Tags: , , , , , , |

 This Advent Wreath is an innovative and space saving adaptation of an old tradition.  The pattern below makes a banner finished size 60 x 75 cm. If you want to make it even more quickly, substitute the  fabrics for poster card and coloured paper. Materials Banner background: Dark coloured fabric  60x100cm (eg. twill, felt) hemmed

Advent Prayer II

By |2017-09-06T03:48:04+10:00July 6th, 2012|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , |

[Make the  Sign of the Cross] Leader: Lord God, you are the light of the world, the source of all life.  Be our light. Be our life. [Light the Advent candles: 1 for the first week, 2 for the second, 3 (pink) for the third, and 4 for the fourth] Leader: Lord God, your Word

Advent Water Wreath

By |2017-09-06T03:43:31+10:00July 6th, 2012|Categories: Activities, Advent & Christmas, Craft|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Advent Wreath is rich in symbolism: The circular shape, with no beginning or end symbolises the eternity of God. Purple candles symbolize penance. The Rose candle, lit on the third Sunday stands for joy. The use of greenery, usually evergreens, signifies continuous life. This Advent Wreath is an innovative adaptation of an old tradition.

Advent Prayer I

By |2017-09-06T03:42:31+10:00July 6th, 2012|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , |

[Make the  Sign of the Cross] Leader: Lord God, you are the light of the world, the source of all life.  Be our light. Be our life. [Light the Advent candles: 1 for the first week, 2 for the second, 3 (pink) for the third, and 4 for the fourth] Leader: Lord God, your Word

Natural Advent Wreath

By |2017-09-06T03:39:38+10:00July 6th, 2012|Categories: Activities, Advent & Christmas, Craft|Tags: , , , , , |

Advent is a time of eager anticipation of the coming of Jesus.  The lighting of Advent candles is old tradition that many families and churches use to focus the prayer of the community on the approaching feast of Christmas. Though traditionally pine or holly  branches are used in an Advent Wreath, there is no reason

Advent Joy

By |2017-09-06T02:12:20+10:00June 18th, 2012|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Advent means ‘coming’. In the Church calendar this is the four week period before Christmas, the feast which marks Jesus’ coming into the world as a new born baby. Purple is the liturgical colour for this season reminding us that this period of joyful anticipation, is also a time for us to reflect on our lives and repent of any attitude,