Why not make an Advent wreath at home; using evergreens and candles in a circle, or even the circle of candles with a holy image will help to remind you of the season of Advent, a time of preparation and joy at the coming celebration of Christ’s birth. Use this prayer which Fr David will use at Mass on Sunday:
As we prepare to light this candle,
we remember once again that we are waiting for the coming of Christ this Christmas.
We remember that on the first Christmas night Jesus brought light into the world,
a light to show people how to live and how to love.
We pray that that same light will come into our hearts this Christmas.
Light the candle and say – God our Father, as we prepare for Christmas, send the light of Christ into our hearts to show us how to love others and how to love you. Amen.