St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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Respect & Faith

First Sunday of Advent

Today we lit the first candle in our Advent Wreath. 


This candle symbolises promises told to us through the prophets from God as well as the hope we have in Christ. God created a great rescue plan where he foretells, years in advance, the arrival of Christ. The Bible also gives us a glimpse of the future and promises that God will come down to create a new heaven and Earth.

Father, let your hope arise in our hearts! Lift our eyes up to see that you alone are where our hope comes from. Help us to shake off the worries, discouragements, and distractions that have filled this year.

May we pause to remember that we have hope in you.

We invite your Spirit into this beautiful Advent season. Renew our sense of holy anticipation! Let us be those who are waiting eagerly for Jesus to come again.