From now until Christmas Eve, the Church is in the Holy Season of Advent. In each of our churches we light a candle at the beginning of the service, representing the light of Christ coming into the world. With the stress of the rush before Christmas, it is a beautiful and sacred way of preparing for the truth of Christ coming into our lives. The Advent prayer can be prayed daily to help us: Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness.