2Liturgical Year Cycle of feasts and seasons in the Church Celebrating events of Jesus’ life and presence in the ChurchJesus’ life, death, Resurrection, and Ascension
3Ordinary Time Liturgical Color Occurs twice in the year Purpose Green Growth, hope, and lifeOccurs twice in the yearBetween Christmas and LentBetween summer and the fallPentecost-Feast of Christ the KingPurposeTo recall the life of JesusReminded that God is always there to help us live as Christians
4Advent First Sunday 4 week period Liturgical Colors Liturgical Calendar year begins4 week periodPrepare for the birth of JesusLiturgical ColorsPurpleSorrow for sin and preparationPinkJoy and happiness for the coming of Jesus.
5Symbols of Advent Advent Wreath Circle of greens 4 Candles Jesse Tree Reminds us that God has NO beginning and No end4 Candles3 purple1 pinkOne candle is lit each weekJesse TreeDisplays Jesus’ family historyHelps us understand our faith
6Christmas Birth of Jesus Liturgical Color Celebrating the world’s greatest giftLiturgical ColorWhiteGlory, joy, and innocence
7Celebrating the Feast Giving gifts Decorate with lights God gave us the most perfect gift of all:His Son, JesusDecorate with lightsJesus is the Light of the WorldSend warm greetingsSavior was sent to fill our world with peace and joy