The Advent wreath on the sanctuary helps to guide us through this lovely season. The 1st Candle represents the prophets of the Old Testament. The 2nd Candle represents John the Baptist who came to prepare the way for Jesus. The 3rd Candle is for us the people of God, the recipients of God’s message of love. The 4th Candle is for Mary, the Mother of the Redeemer. Let us use this great season to prepare a sacred place worthy of the infant King.