Third Sunday of Advent

We Light Candles for the Light of the World

Candles are an important symbol of Jesus, whom we call the Light of the World. The candle for the third Sunday in Advent is rose.

The old Latin reading for the day began with Gaudete, which means be joyful. On this joyful day, we use rose-colored paraments and light the rose candle, anticipating the joy Jesus will bring to the whole world.

Copy the dove and candles on blue 8-1/2 by 11 card stock. Make the candles from formex film or construction paper, using gold for the flames. The third candle should be rose--the other candles may be white or blue. A tiny rhinestone in the eye of the dove is an enlivening touch.

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