First Sunday of Advent – Wreath Blessing

advent wreath first week 1 candle lit

As we enter the Advent season we begin preparing for the approaching celebration of the birth of Christ. Having an Advent wreath can be a great focal point in the home for family prayers. We hope that by now you have made your own Advent wreath and blessed it. Now we invite you to join us in lighting it each week on the Sunday’s of Advent.


The first candle is purple and symbolises HOPE.
Father, today we begin our time of preparation for the birthday of your Son. We ask you to bless this wreath and grant that as we use it we may receive abundant graces. Amen

Blessing of the Advent Wreath

Lord God,
your Church joyfully awaits the coming of its Saviour, who enlightens our hearts and dispels the darkness of ignorance and sin.

Pour forth your blessings upon us as we light the candles of this wreath; may their light reflect the splendour of Christ, who is Lord, for ever and ever. Amen.