Advent is the beginning of the Church Year.
The Advent Wreath
The Wreath is a circular garland of evergreen branches.
The circle representing God’s love, having no beginning and no end.
The evergreen representing continuity, God, the source of life.
There are three purple candles and one pink candle on the wreath with a white candle in the centre.
The colour purple is the colour of penance but also a royal colour for our King.
Pink is for rejoicing and white for the birth of Jesus.
Each candle represents a week of Advent. Each week we light another candle on the wreath and on Christmas Day we light the White candle.