Blessing of an Advent Wreath

Advent Sunday 1 wreathBlessing of an Advent Wreath

Before the lighting of the first candle, all gather around the Advent Wreath and make the sign of the cross as the prayer begins.

Leader:  Our help is in the name of the Lord.

All:  Who made heaven and earth.

Leader:   Let us listen to the words of the prophet Isaiah.

(Someone reads Isaiah 9:1-2, 5-6)

Leader:  Lord God, your Church joyfully awaits the coming of its Savior, who enlightens our hearts and dispels the darkness of ignorance and  sin. Pour forth your blessing upon us as we light the candles of this wreath; may their light reflect the splendor of Christ, who is Lord,  for ever and ever.

All:       Amen.

The candle is lit and all sing an Advent song.

St. Jude Catholic Church
2130 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-6609

St. Jude Catholic School
2110 Pemberton Drive
Ft. Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 484-4611

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