Throughout Advent we lit candles.
- The first candle symbolizes hope and is called the “Prophet’s Candle.” The prophets of the Old Testament, especially Isaiah, waited in hope for the Messiah’s arrival. The purple color symbolizes royalty, repentance, and fasting.
- The second candle represents faith and is called “Bethlehem’s Candle.” Micah had foretold that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem, which is also the birthplace of King David. The second candle is also purple to symbolism preparation for the coming king.
- The third candle symbolizes joy and is called the “Shepherd’s Candle.” To the shepherd’s great joy, the angels announced that Jesus came for humble, unimportant people like them, too. In liturgy, the color rose signifies joy. This candle is colored pink to represent joyfulness and rejoicing.
- The fourth candle represents peace and is called the “Angel’s Candle.” The angels announced that Jesus came to bring peace–He came to bring people close to God and to each other again. This color is also purple to represent the culmination of love through the Messiah.
- The (optional) fifth candle represents light and purity and is called “Christ’s candle.” It is placed in the middle and is lit on Christmas Day. This candle is white to represent pure light and victory.
May you have hope, faith, joy and peace this Christmas.
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The video mass for Dec. 13, 2020 has been re-posted. I would appreciate feedback on the changes.
I apologise for the delay in getting the final video posted.
3rd Sunday In Advent rev – YouTube
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Many have missed the Advent decorations in the church. As of today (Dec. 12, [Our Lady of Guadalupe), the Christmas trees are lighted up, the Advent candles are burning, and the empty stable is seen before the altar.
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Please be patient with me; I am learning how to make the mass available to you, but I make mistakes and things don’t work as planned. As soon as I can, I will post the best video of the most recent Sunday Mass. Deacon Alan
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The audio for the video of the Mass might be difficult to hear.
A better audio is also available on the website under Homilies.
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The video is posted on the parish website (Welcome Page).
A work in progress, still working out some bugs.
Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Masses from St. Leo Church will be video taped and posted on the Welcome page of www.saintleosmimico.ca.
This is a work in progress, so please be patient with the quality as the bugs get worked out.
Please spread the word as communicating under Covid is a challenge.
Thank you for your support and please feel free to comment and provide feedback.
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