During the four weeks of Advent, we prepare for the celebration of Christ’s birth through prayer and reflection. We contemplate the First Coming of Jesus as Savior, and anticipate his promised Second Coming. And amid the busyness of Christmas preparations, we look for ways to observe the holiness of the season in our everyday lives.
"Advent begins the Church's liturgical year and includes the four Sundays leading up to the celebration of Christmas. It's a time of preparation which directs our hearts and our minds to Christ's second coming."
An Advent Calendar
The Road to Bethlehem Advent Reflections - Formed.org
Let Your Soul Shine Advent Series - Dynamic Catholic
Blessing of an Advent Wreath
The use of the Advent Wreath is a traditional practice which has found its place in the Church as well as in the home. The blessing of an Advent Wreath takes place on the First Sunday of Advent.. When the blessing of the Advent Wreath is celebrated in the home, it is appropriate that it be blessed by a parent or another member of the family. Advent Wreath Blessing
Advent Resouces for Families Catholic Icing
Make a Jesse Tree
A Jesse Tree is a way of preparing for Christmas by looking at and remembering Jesus' ancestors. Start first by finding a tree branch. Place the tree branch in a large pot so that it can stand upright. Each day of Advent, add an ornament symbolizing the story of one of Jesus' ancestors As you decorate your tree, you'll see Jesus' lineage - his family story and history and how God prepared for Jesus' birth through many generations of people.
Jesse Tree Ornaments!
The Days of Advent with Brother Francis
O AntiphonsThe O Antiphons are the antiphons used at Vespers those last seven days of Advent. Each antiphon is a name of Christ - one of his attributes mentioned in Scripture.
As we move through Advent, listen to the Advent music.
We look forward to celebrating Christmas Mass with those who are able to attend. We kindly request your registration as early as possible before Monday, December 21st, 2020 so that we may plan accordingly.
When you arrive for Mass, please sign-in at the Church and bring your own pen or pencil to check-in and hand-sanitizer. It is NOT necessary to print-out and bring your ticket.
Due to the current pandemic, please remember masks that cover your nose and mouth are required at all times while on the parish campus. We ask that anyone who is not feeling well, or has recently been exposed to someone with Covid-19, please stay home.
Mass will be live-streamed at 4:00 PM on Christmas Eve via Facebook for anyone who may choose not to register to attend in person.
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