2 Liturgical Year Cycle of feasts and seasons in the Church Celebrating events of Jesus’ life and presence in the ChurchJesus’ life, death, Resurrection, and Ascension
3 Ordinary 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
4 Advent 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.
5 Symbols 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
6 Christmas Birth of Jesus Liturgical Color Celebrating the world’s greatest giftLiturgical ColorWhiteGlory, joy, and innocence
7 Celebrating 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