Third Sunday of Advent
Lighting 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.
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
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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