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Ideally, three candles are purple and one is rose, but white candles can also be used.
The purple candles in particular symbolize the prayer, penance, and preparatory sacrifices and goods works undertaken at this time.
The use of the Advent Wreath is a traditional practice which has found its place in the Church as well as in the home.
The blessing of an Advent Wreath takes place on the First Sunday of Advent or on the evening before the First Sunday of Advent.
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The rose candle is lit on the third Sunday, Gaudete Sunday, when the priest also wears rose vestments at Mass; Gaudete Sunday is the Sunday of rejoicing, because the faithful have arrived at the midpoint of Advent, when their preparation is now half over and they are close to Christmas.
As the Catechism states: "Meditation is above all a quest.
This has created a vacuum in sound As a local church we believe that the preaching of God's word must be preeminent above all else.
The churches of a bygone era were focused on the preaching as the only means of getting the truth of God's word out and for the edification of the saints.
We are in practice what many now call a traditional church.
We understand that many have gotten away from their foundations and adopted much of the world's contemporary ways in order to draw more in.