Objective:  The Advent Wreath holds a great amount of symbolism for the Season of Advent. From the candles and their color to the evergreen wreath, the symbolic nature of Christian life and the Lord's arrival are present. In this course, students will learn about the different details of the Advent Wreath. Students will learn the order the candles are lit and when the Advent Wreath prayers are prayed.

Why is one of the candles a rose color?

Learn this and more with this wonderful course on the Advent Wreath Prayer.

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Course curriculum

  • 01

    Advent Wreath Prayer

    • Introduction

    • Resources for Students, Parents, and Teachers

    • Advent Wreath Prayer - LESSON PLAN / STUDY GUIDE

    • Advent Wreath Prayer - VIDEO

    • Advent Wreath Prayer - QUIZ


Instructor Bio:

Deacon Keith Fournier has been ordained as a Deacon for twenty six years. He and his wife have been married for 46 years. Together they raised five children and have seven grandchildren.

Deacon Fournier holds his Bachelors Degree (BA) in Theology and Philosophy from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. He holds his Juris Doctor in Law (JD) from the University of Pittsburgh Law School. He holds His Masters Degree in Sacred Theology (MTS) from the John Paul II Institute of the Lateran University. He holds His Masters in Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Moral Theology from the Catholic University of America. He is currently working toward completion of a Doctorate in Moral Theology by completing his dissertation.

Deacon Fournier is serving the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, under Bishop Joseph Strickland. He serves at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and works with the Bishop. He is the General Legal Counsel for the Diocese of Tyler. He is also the Director of Deacon Formation for the Diocese of Tyler. Finally, He is the Dean of Catholic identity for the Bishop Gorman Catholic School in the Diocese of Tyler.

Deacon Keith Fournier is the Dean and Chaplain of Catholic Online School.

Deacon Keith Fournier

Dean and Chaplin