Church of the Immaculate Conception

  The Roman Catholic Community of Glenville, New York


Advent, which comes from the Latin word for "arrival" or "coming" is a period of preparation for the birth of our Lord.  Advent begins four Sundays before Christmas and is the start of our Christmas season, which lasts through the Baptism of Our Lord.  The first Sunday of Advent also marks the beginning of the liturgical year, the Church's "New Year's Day", at which time we change the cycle of the readings we are using at Mass.

Advent is a time of joyous anticipation, but also of penance and preparation for the great Christmas feast.  The liturgical color of the season is purple, a sign of penance, which is also used during Lent.  Then Church discourages excessive ornamentation, boisterous music and even weddings during Advent, in order to forest a sense of quiet hope.

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Please note:  incense will be used at liturgies during Advent, but never at the 8am Sunday Mass

Blessing of the Advent Wreath for the 2nd Week of Advent

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.

Light the 1st candle

Lord God,

Let your blessing come upon us

As we honor the first candle 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.


O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Arrangement by Alec Noll
Violin - Jordan Manocchi

Piano - Alec Noll

Recorded in our Parish December 9, 2018

2018 O Come Emmanuel Noll and Manocchi