How to bless your Advent Wreath at home
The Advent Season is upon us, and many of us have put up our Advent Wreaths. Did you know you can bless your Advent Wreath right at home?
FREE Catholic Classes Pick a class, you can learn anything
Via Wikimedia Commons
Catholic News Agency shared a wonderful way to bless your own Advent Wreath. Even though the first Sunday of Advent has passed, this is still good information to have, if needed.
"When the blessing of the Advent Wreath is celebrated in the home, it is appropriate that it be blessed by a parent or another member of the family.
All make the Sign of the Cross. The leader begins:Our help is in the name of the Lord.
Who made heaven and earth.
The leader may use these or similar words to introduce the blessing:
In the short days and long nights of Advent, we realize how we are always needing salvation by our God. Around this wreath, we shall remember God's promise.
Then the Scripture is read:
Listen to the words of the prophet Isaiah: 9:1-2
The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light.
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom, a light has shone. You have brought them abundant joy and great rejoicing.
The reader concludes: The word of the Lord.
All respond: Thanks be to God.
After a time of silence, all join in prayers of intercession and in the Lord's Prayer:
Then the leader invites:
Let us now pray for God's blessing upon us and upon this wreath.
After a short silence, the leader prays:
Lord our God,
we praise you for your Son, Jesus Christ:
he is Emmanuel, the hope of the peoples,
he is the wisdom that teaches and guides us,
he is the Savior of every nation.
let your blessing come upon us
as we light the candles of this wreath.
May the wreath and its light
be a sign of Christ's promise to bring us salvation;
may he come quickly and not delay.
We ask this through Christ our Lord
Help Now >
Join the Movement
When you sign up below, you don't just join an email list - you're joining an entire movement for Free world class Catholic education.
Mysteries of the Rosary
Saint of the Day for Thursday, Feb 2nd, 2023
Patron Saints A-Z
Saints & Angels
Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Female / Women Saints
- Daily Readings for Friday, February 03, 2023
- St. Blaise: Saint of the Day for Friday, February 03, 2023
- For Healing: Prayer of the Day for Friday, February 03, 2023
- Daily Readings for Thursday, February 02, 2023
- St. Joan de Lestonnac: Saint of the Day for Thursday, February 02, 2023
- Blessing of Grapes: Prayer of the Day for Thursday, February 02, 2023
Help Now >
Copyright 2022 Catholic Online. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U.S. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2022 Catholic Online. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited.
Catholic Online is a Project of Your Catholic Voice Foundation, a Not-for-Profit Corporation. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Federal Tax Identification Number: 81-0596847. Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.