Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,
The joyful season of Advent is here again!
We begin the season of Advent with the weekend Mass of 28th November. You will find an Advent Wreath in the church with 3 pink candles, 1 rose candle and 1 white candle in the middle. The advent candles on the wreath symbolize Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. The white candle representing Christ will be lit on Christmas night.
During each Sunday of the Advent season, we focus on one of the four virtues Jesus brings us: Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. We shall light one candle on each Sunday of Advent, with a short prayer, at the Saturday evening Mass. It will be lit by representatives from our Parish Family.
On Third Sunday, known as Gaudete Sunday (meaning “rejoice”) we light the rose / pink candle, representing Joy. The readings on the third Sunday emphasize the joyous anticipation of the Lord’s coming.
In the vestibule, you will find some envelopes for contributions for the Christmas flowers. There are also other expenses for the Christmas celebrations, such as Advent Wreath stand, candles, decorations; etc. Your contributions to defray the costs will be very much appreciated!
As we cheerfully enter into the season of Advent and preparations for Christmas, let us pray that Jesus, our Savior will cast away the gloom and darkness that has enveloped the world during this pandemic!
Wish you all a fruitful and spiritual season of Advent!
Fr. Joy Jacob, SDB
NB: Due to the long Thanksgiving weekend, this bulletin has gone to the Press on 20th November. For any new guidelines or changes regarding the Church services, kindly refer to our website / face book page or call the office.